How Emmanuel Macron wooed his former high school teacher

When Emmanuel Macron’s parents found out that he had fallen in love with his drama teacher in 1994, they were desperate to avoid scandal and packed him off to finish his last year of high school in Paris, two hours south of their home in Amiens. But the separation

France is trying to outlaw fake news

PARIS — Can a democratic country outlaw fake news? France is about to find out after President Emmanuel Macron ordered a law to quash false information disseminated around electoral campaigns. Criticism is pouring in from media advocates, tech experts — and Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT. They say the law smacks of

French President Moves To Strip Harvey Weinstein Of His Legion Of Honor

The Harvey Weinstein scandal has not gone unnoticed abroad, with French President Emmanuel Macron announcing that he has taken steps to strip the Hollywood producer of his prestigious national Legion of Honor award. Weinstein’s actions “lack honor,” Macron explained in an interview on French TV. The news comes a day

World leaders gather at climate summit — without Trump

PARIS — More than 50 world leaders are gathering in Paris for a summit that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will give new momentum to the fight against global warming, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s rejection of the Paris climate accord. Some 3,100 security personnel are fanned out around Paris

Erdogan, Macron will urge US to reverse Jerusalem decision

ISTANBUL – Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan and France’s Emmanuel Macron will work together to try to persuade the United States to reconsider its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a Turkish presidential source said on Saturday. The two leaders agreed during a phone call that the move

Trump has another awkward moment in handshake history

President Trump turned a traditional group photo at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in the Philippines into his latest handshake gaffe. The president, who manually sizes up potential rivals and asserts his alpha-male status, has been caught in some cringeworthy and comical photo ops with world leaders. In Manila,

Macron’s dog takes a pee during government meeting

French President Emmanuel Macron’s dog Nemo seized on a golden opportunity to make a big splash at the Élysée Palace — taking a leak against a gilded fireplace. Video emerged showing the pooch peeing as the French leader was meeting with members of his government. The video, first posted by the French

France’s Bastille Day inspires Trump to hold military parade

President Trump said France’s Bastille Day celebration that he attended in July with French President Emmanuel Macron was such a “beautiful thing to see” that he’s thinking of holding a similar parade in Washington as a salute to the US military. “It was a tremendous thing for France and for the

China’s president hopes France will restart talks on North Korea

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping told French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday that he hoped France could play a “constructive role” in restarting talks on North Korea, state TV said, days after the reclusive country conducted its sixth nuclear test. “The Korean peninsula nuclear issue in the end can only

Macron and Netanyahu honor French Holocaust victims

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are honoring the victims of a mass deportation of French Jews to Nazi camps 75 years ago. French Jewish leaders are giving speeches at an emotional ceremony at the Vel d’Hiv stadium outside Paris, where French police rounded up

Merkel says Brexit, Macron’s election changed her view of Europe

ZINGST, Germany – German Chancellor Angela Merkel told voters on Saturday that Britain’s decision to leave the European Union and France’s election of President Emmanuel Macron had changed her view on the bloc, adding it was worth fighting for a stronger Europe. Merkel’s comments, made in a speech in the Baltic

Jamie Dimon is bored with banking

“[Dimon’s] not bored with banking,” Joe Evangelisti, spokesman for the bank, told The Post. “He just thinks there are bigger issues in the world that affect everybody.” Source: http://nypost.com/2017/07/14/jamie-dimon-is-bored-with-banking/

Why does Trump make handshakes so weird?

They’ll be arm wrestling at the next meeting. President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shared the mother of all handshakes in Paris on Friday, tightly gripping each other’s paws for a good 25 seconds. Trump even reached over to Macron’s wife, Brigitte, at one point, giving her a kiss and then

Trump touts US-French relationship amid Bastille Day celebrations

PARIS – President Donald Trump watched U.S. and French soldiers march together through the Paris sunshine on Friday in a double celebration marking 100 years since the United States entered World War One and France’s annual Bastille Day holiday. The occasion, also featuring a bi-national fly-past of fighter jets symbolizing military

Trump ditches power handshake during “beautiful’ greeting with Macron

It was an even-handed meeting. President Trump and French President Emmanuel exchanged a warm handshake in Paris Thursday — a far cry from the famous tug-of-war the two leaders engaged in at their first meeting. “Emmanuel, nice to see you. This is so beautiful,” Trump said as he shook Macron’s hand. Macron received