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#Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron celebrates his victory in France's presidential election run-off on the Champ de Mars in Paris on April 24, 2022. Photo: Thomas Coex / AFP
Emmanuel Macron celebrates his victory i... […]

Five challenges for Macron in new term

French President Emmanuel Macron faces a daunting range of tasks after defeating far-right leader Marine Le Pen and winning a new term at the Elysee Palace. AFP looks at five challenges ahead for the centrist
A TV screen displays the live televised debate between French President and La Republique en Marche (LREM) party candidate Emmanuel Macron (L) and French far-right party Rassemblement National (RN) presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, broadcast on French TV channels TF1 and France 2, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, ahead of the second round of France's presidential election. Photo: Ludovic Marin / AFP
A TV screen displays the live televised ... […]

The key moments in French presidential debate

French President Emmanuel Macron and far-right veteran Marine Le Pen went head-to-head in a live presidential debate on Wednesday night that could be crucial in determining the outcome of this weekend's election
Leaflets and ballot papers for French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and Rassemblement National (RN) party presidential candidate Marine Le Pen ahead of the second round of the French presidential election, in Tokyo on April 19, 2022. Photo: Charly Triballeau / AFP
Leaflets and ballot papers for French Pr... […]

French presidential TV debate: pivotal campaign moment

The live televised presidential debate on Wednesday between President Emmanuel Macron and his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen is set to be a crucial moment in a tight race for the Elysee
A staff member scans the QR code of a fan's Covid-19 health pass before a Ligue 1 match in Rennes, northwest France on August 8, 2021. Photo: Jean-Francois Monier / AFP
A staff member scans the QR code of a fa... […]

Health first, freedom second? How Covid is changing democracies

From lockdowns to mandatory mask-wearing and Covid passes to access certain venues, the pandemic has led to sweeping restrictions on civil liberties in some of the world's oldest democracies
Britain's PM Boris Johnson arrives for the COP26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow on November 1. Photo: Phil Noble / Pool / AFP
Britain's PM Boris Johnson arrives for t... […]

COP26: Leaders can ‘make or break hope’ for climate salvation

As #COP26 begins, a question looms: will the summit resemble the Copenhagen debacle of 2009 or Paris six years later which led to the first climate treaty in which all nations vowed to shrink their carbon footprint?
German SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz leaves the Elysee presidential Palace in Paris after meeting French President on September 6, 2021. Photo: Ludovic Marin / AFP
German SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Sch... […]

Macron stirs German campaign with pre-poll invites

By hosting two contenders to succeed Merkel as chancellor, President Macron has shown how anxiously France is eyeing the outcome of Germany's election and its effect on a crucial EU partnership
European Council chief Charles Michel said the bloc was ready to discuss a US offer to suspend patent protection on vaccines -- once the details are clear. Photo: Ishara S. Kodikara / AFP
European Council chief Charles Michel sa... […]

EU invites ‘concrete’ US plan on lifting vaccine patents

Europe has passed the ball back to Washington in a debate over Covid vaccine patents, pushing the US for a concrete proposal and a commitment to export much-needed jabs
Picture taken and released on August 24, 2016 by the Turkish Presidential Press Service shows then US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaking during a press conference at the Turkish Presidential Complex in Ankara. Photo: Kayhan Ozer / Turkish Presidential Press Service / AFP
Picture taken and released on August 24,... […]

Facing Biden, Erdogan extends olive branch to EU

Facing a potentially hostile US administration, Turkish President Erdogan is trying to break his isolation by mending EU relations, torn by what the bloc views as his bellicose foreign policy