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France’s Macron mulling more anti-coronavirus restrictions as infections hit all-time high

Paris, France  | XINHUA |   French President Emmanuel Macron is mulling more restrictions to contain the coronavirus epidemic as the country recorded nearly 19,000 new infections on Wednesday, an all-time high for new daily cases. “The epidemic continues to increase. The virus continues to circulate rapidly for several weeks,” Macron …

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Lithuania, France to “move forward together”: Macron

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |    Lithuania has made huge progress in the two decades since the last official visit by Jacques Chirac in 2001, visiting President Emmanuel Macron said here on Monday, referring to one of his predecessors. “Thank you for the warm welcome during this difficult time. We try …

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French president calls EU deal on recovery fund “historic”

Paris, France | XINHUA | French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday hailed as “historic” a European Union (EU) deal on a post-pandemic recovery fund that would help build a “green and prosperous Europe” and further improve European solidarity. “A historic day for Europe! A massive recovery plan is adopted: a …

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Macron visits Britain to mark wartime anniversary

Paris, France | AFP |  French President Emmanuel Macron travels to Britain on Thursday for talks with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a hugely symbolic visit and his first foreign trip since the coronavirus pandemic began. Macron’s visit will mark 80 years since exiled wartime resistance leader Charles de Gaulle made his …

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Europe’s Franco-German ‘motor’ sputters back to life

Paris, France | AFP |  President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel have jump-started the Franco-German “motor” at the heart of Europe by jointly pitching a hugely ambitious economic recovery plan, even if it faces a bumpy road ahead. Macron and Merkel, whose relationship has been shadowed by disagreements on several …

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France a sought-after country for Rwandan genocide suspects

Paris, France | AFP |  The arrest of Felicien Kabuga, one of the last key fugitives wanted over the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in a suburb of Paris has raised some difficult questions for France. Those committed to getting justice for the genocide victims want to know how fugitives such as Kabuga …

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US eyes virus ‘plateau’ as world weighs cautious reboot

Washington, United States | AFP |  Coronavirus deaths in the hard-hit United States were flat for a second consecutive day, with New York’s governor saying the “worst is over” as many countries weigh a gradual reopening of their shattered economies. Since emerging late last year, the coronavirus pandemic has killed around …

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