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Macron, lambasted for criticizing radical Islam, finds support in India

29 Oct 2020

Macron, lambasted for criticizing radical Islam, finds support in India

France's President Emmanuel Macron, who is facing the heat from Muslim nations for his views against radical Islam, got support from India on Wednesday, a move that shows the amicable ties between both nations.

Amazon Fires turn personal: Brazil demands apology before accepting aid

28 Aug 2019

Amazon Fires turn personal: Brazil demands apology before accepting aid

The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has refused to accept international aid to deal with the devastating fires that have ravaged the Amazon rainforest for weeks.

French MPs boycott teen activist Greta Thunberg's Parliament appearance

25 Jul 2019

French MPs boycott teen activist Greta Thunberg's Parliament appearance

Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg (16) was recently mocked by right-wing French lawmakers, who also boycotted her appearance in the French Parliament.

#RafaleDeal: Center files fresh affidavit in Rafale review case

04 May 2019

#RafaleDeal: Center files fresh affidavit in Rafale review case

The Center has filed a fresh affidavit in the Supreme Court on Saturday against the petitions seeking review of the top court's Rafale deal verdict in December 2018.

Investigate Vadra, but also investigate PM Modi in #RafaleDeal: RaGa

13 Mar 2019

Investigate Vadra, but also investigate PM Modi in #RafaleDeal: RaGa

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the government has the right to investigate every person but should not be selective, referring to the investigation against his brother-in-law Robert Vadra.

I will never accept violence: Macron says after Paris protests

02 Dec 2018

I will never accept violence: Macron says after Paris protests

French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday denounced protesters against him as chaos seekers, as the growing demonstrations first triggered by planned fuel price hikes turned violent.

Trump criticizes Macron over European defense remarks, again

14 Nov 2018

Trump criticizes Macron over European defense remarks, again

Donald Trump yesterday launched another attack against Emmanuel Macron over the French President's call for a European army, a proposal the US leader earlier had dubbed "insulting."

#RafaleDeal: France supports PM, but RaGa stands by his statement

20 Jul 2018

#RafaleDeal: France supports PM, but RaGa stands by his statement

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has reportedly denied France's statement regarding the Rafale Deal and said he stands by his statements.

No-confidence motion: RaGa attacks Modi's 'jumla' in speech

20 Jul 2018

No-confidence motion: RaGa attacks Modi's 'jumla' in speech

Attacking the NDA regime in Lok Sabha, Congress President Rahul Gandhi today said India became a victim of 'jumla-strike' which he referred to as a 21st-century weapon.

Australian First Lady flattered by French President 'delicious' comment

03 May 2018

Australian First Lady flattered by French President 'delicious' comment

France President Emmanuel Macron's describing Australian First Lady Lucy as 'delicious' may have raised eyebrows, but she found his statement flattering.

Modi-wave hits Rajya Sabha TV: Channel gives PM more air-time

01 Apr 2018

Modi-wave hits Rajya Sabha TV: Channel gives PM more air-time

It seems PM Modi's booming "Mitron" speeches have heralded the long-awaited "acche din" for Rajya Sabha TV.

India-France strengthen ties, sign pact to counter China's influence

11 Mar 2018

India-France strengthen ties, sign pact to counter China's influence

India and France strengthened their 20-year-old strategic ties on Saturday as President Macron met PM Modi and signed 14 pacts ranging from cooperation in security to space exploration to clean energy.

France: President Macron approves controversial anti-terror law

01 Nov 2017

France: President Macron approves controversial anti-terror law

French President Emmanuel Macron has formally approved a new counter terrorism law giving sweeping powers to law enforcement authorities.

UNGA session: Is Macron pitting himself as 'anti-Trump?'

20 Sep 2017

UNGA session: Is Macron pitting himself as 'anti-Trump?'

US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron delivered their first speeches in the UN General Assembly, during its 72nd annual session.

Fighting Islamic terror is France's top priority: French President Macron

30 Aug 2017

Fighting Islamic terror is France's top priority: French President Macron

Delivering a key foreign policy address on Tuesday, President Emmanuel Macron said fighting Islamist terrorism is France's top priority.

Macron proposes to slash number of Parliamentarians by a third

04 Jul 2017

Macron proposes to slash number of Parliamentarians by a third

Addressing newly elected Parliamentarians at the Versailles Palace, French President Emmanuel Macron proposed to cut down the number of MPs by a third of the current number.

French Parliamentary Elections: President Macron's party wins

19 Jun 2017

French Parliamentary Elections: President Macron's party wins

French President Emmanuel Macron emerged strong in France's Parliamentary elections, with his Republic on the Move (LREM) securing a commanding majority in the Parliament.

French president Macron's party set for decisive parliamentary majority

12 Jun 2017

French president Macron's party set for decisive parliamentary majority

French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) party and its ally MoDem are projected to win 445 out of 557 seats in the National Assembly.

Who is the French President Emmanuel Macron?

08 May 2017

Who is the French President Emmanuel Macron?

Emmanuel Macron is politically centrist, former investment banker who has now been elected as France's president.

French elections 2017: Macron secures decisive victory over Le Pen

08 May 2017

French elections 2017: Macron secures decisive victory over Le Pen

As results came in on France's nail biting Presidential race, centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron emerged winner in round two, securing a decisive victory over his far right opponent Marine Le Pen, gathering 65.8% votes, becoming France's youngest President.

'Ultimate duty' to prevent Le Pen from winning: Hollande

07 Mar 2017

'Ultimate duty' to prevent Le Pen from winning: Hollande

Outgoing French President Francois Hollande said his "ultimate duty" was to prevent Marine Le Pen, candidate of the far-right National Front, from winning.

French presidential candidate Le Pen  loses EU parliamentary immunity

04 Mar 2017

French presidential candidate Le Pen loses EU parliamentary immunity

EU lawmakers withdrew parliamentary immunity of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen for tweeting three images of Islamic State violence.

French Elections: Fillon under pressure as polls near

02 Mar 2017

French Elections: Fillon under pressure as polls near

French conservative candidate Francois Fillon is under pressure after the centrist UDI party withdrew support to him. Fillon is also facing a formal investigation over a fake job racket involving his wife.

French want Obama for President

01 Mar 2017

French want Obama for President

Frustrated at the lack of "suitable candidates", an online petition in France that seeks to have Barack Obama as President has garnered over 42,000 signatures. However, since Obama is not a French citizen, he is ineligible to run.