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France to withdraw troops from Niger by year end

Paris, France | Xinhua | French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday evening that France would withdraw its troops deployed in Niger by the end of 2023. Speaking in a televised interview, Macron said that the 1,500 French soldiers deployed in Niger to fight against terrorism in the Sahel region …

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EU cannot blindly follow Washington: European Council president

Paris, France | Xinhua |   European leaders are becoming increasingly supportive of French President Emmanuel Macron’s push for “strategic autonomy” away from the United States, European Council president Charles Michel said on Tuesday. More and more European Union leaders have echoed Macron’s comments that Europe should resist pressure to become …

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VIDEO: Two arrested after man slaps France President Macron

Paris, France | THE INDEPENDENT |  French President Emmanuel Macron’s nation-wide tour was briefly interrupted Tuesday when a bystander slapped him across the face during a trip to southeast France, AFP has reported. His bodyguards quickly intervened before two people were arrested. Videos emerged showing Macron moving away from his bodyguards to …

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France, US agree to extend digital tax row talks

Paris, France | AFP | Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump have agreed to extend negotiations on a dispute over a French tax on digital giants to the end of the year, postponing Washington’s threat of sanctions against Paris, a French diplomatic source said Monday. The source said the French and …

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