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Macron awaiting clarifications from Burkina Faso president on troops

French President French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech at the Camp des Milles memorial site in Aix-en-Provence, southern France, Dec 5, 2022. (CHRISTOPHE SIMON / POOL VIA AP) PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he was awaiting clarifications from Burkina Faso's transitional President Ibrahim Traore about reported demands for the departure […]

US, France agreed to ‘fix’ US subsidies issues, says Macron

President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron depart after eating dinner at Fiola Mare in Washington on Nov 30, 2022. (ANDREW HARNIK / AP) President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed during a state visit earlier to "fix" issues arising from US legislation that includes subsidies for American-made products, Macron said in […]

US Inflation Reduction Act ‘super aggressive,’ Macron tells lawmakers

President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron depart after eating dinner at Fiola Mare in Washington on Nov 30, 2022. (ANDREW HARNIK / AP)= WASHINGTON – French President Emmanuel Macron addressed US lawmakers from both political parties on Wednesday and pushed back over new American subsidies that are riling European leaders, according to a […]

French archbishop under probe for ‘inappropriate gesture’ towards woman

This Sept 27, 2004 file photo shows French priest Jean-Pierre Grallet. (CHRISTIAN HARTMANN / AFP) PARIS – A retired French archbishop is under investigation from judicial and church authorities for what he called "an inappropriate gesture" towards an adult young woman at the end of the 1980s. Monseigneur Jean-Pierre Grallet, 81, the retired former archbishop […]

French justice minister faces trial over conflict of interest

French Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti arrives at the Elysee Palace for the first cabinet meeting since French President Emmanuel Macron's reelection, May 23, 2022 in Paris. (MICHEL SPINGLER / AP) PARIS – France's justice minister will stand trial before a special judicial body for suspected conflict of interest in two cases, a court spokeswoman said […]