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From TheJournal.ie Macron tells Boris: The EU will decide by the end of this week whether a Brexit deal is possible Brexit

Macron tells Boris: The EU will decide by the end of this week whether a Brexit deal is possible

Johnson yesterday said the UK is “walking out” of the EU on 31 October.

From TheJournal.ie Iran's foreign minister makes surprise G7 summit visit Javad Zarif

Iran's foreign minister makes surprise G7 summit visit

Flight-tracking websites showed a plane travelling from Tehran to Biarritz.

From TheJournal.ie Macron says G7 leaders have agreed on joint statement over Iran Biarritz

Macron says G7 leaders have agreed on joint statement over Iran

US President Donald Trump, however, has denied signing off on a joint G7 message.

From TheJournal.ie Emmanuel Macron says yellow vest violence must stop as he offers 'significant' tax cuts Gilets Jaunes

Emmanuel Macron says yellow vest violence must stop as he offers 'significant' tax cuts

Macron recognised that the yellow vest movement had led to many in France feeling “anger and impatience for change” and praised its “just demands”.

From TheJournal.ie 'We can do it': Macron wants Notre Dame rebuilt 'within five years' Paris

'We can do it': Macron wants Notre Dame rebuilt 'within five years'

Experts have said it could take significantly longer than the French President’s timeframe.

From TheJournal.ie Emmanuel Macron: 'We will never abandon Ireland or the Irish people, no matter what' Brexit

Emmanuel Macron: 'We will never abandon Ireland or the Irish people, no matter what'

Varadkar is in Paris for a meeting with Macron to discuss the latest Brexit developments.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar to meet Merkel and Macron as Brexit uncertainty ticks on Brexit

Varadkar to meet Merkel and Macron as Brexit uncertainty ticks on

The Taoiseach will travel to Paris on Tuesday to meet Macron, while on Thursday, Merkel will travel to Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie France's 'yellow vest' protesters return to the streets Gilet Jaunes

France's 'yellow vest' protesters return to the streets

Around a thousand protesters gathered on the Champs-Elysees in central Paris.

From TheJournal.ie French newspaper apologises for Hitleresque image of Macron on front page Le Monde

French newspaper apologises for Hitleresque image of Macron on front page

The paper’s weekly magazine was accused of being reminiscent of the Nazi leader.

From TheJournal.ie French prosecutors probe whether Macron’s ex-bodyguard used passports illegally Alexandre Benalla

French prosecutors probe whether Macron’s ex-bodyguard used passports illegally

The investigation will examine the “abuse of trust” over Benalla’s failure to return two passports after he was no longer in office.

From TheJournal.ie France's 'yellow vest' protests lose momentum on decisive weekend Yellow Vest

France's 'yellow vest' protests lose momentum on decisive weekend

An estimated 66,000 people took to the streets across France yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie France set for more 'yellow vest' protests despite Macron concessions Protests

France set for more 'yellow vest' protests despite Macron concessions

In a bid to end the protests, Macron has cancelled the planned fuel tax hikes and offered a rise in the minimum wage.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: It is not just about petrol prices - years of austerity in France caused violent protests Opinion

Opinion: It is not just about petrol prices - years of austerity in France caused violent protests

The French are practical people and they tightened their belts as much as they could until eventually they couldn’t survive, writes Renaud Beranger.

From TheJournal.ie One killed after panicked driver rams into crowd at French fuel protests Arrests

One killed after panicked driver rams into crowd at French fuel protests

An estimated 124,000 people took part in the protests.

From TheJournal.ie Macron doubles down on row with Trump and says Europe shouldn't buy US weapons Macron

Macron doubles down on row with Trump and says Europe shouldn't buy US weapons

Macron said the two leaders had spoken about what his office has portrayed as a misunderstanding.

From TheJournal.ie Home of Macron aide, filmed beating up protester, raided The Bodyguard

Home of Macron aide, filmed beating up protester, raided

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb will face questions from parliament next week.

From TheJournal.ie Macron fires aide seen hitting protester while dressed as riot policeman Aided To The Door

Macron fires aide seen hitting protester while dressed as riot policeman

He is suspected of unlawfully receiving police surveillance footage in a bid to clear his name.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's best not to see the sausage being made': Macron tight-lipped on how his Trump phone-call went Frank And Direct

'It's best not to see the sausage being made': Macron tight-lipped on how his Trump phone-call went

An unnamed source told CNN television the call went badly.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands throng streets of Paris in protest against President Emmanuel Macron Fed Up

Thousands throng streets of Paris in protest against President Emmanuel Macron

The French president has been in power for a year, but not everyone is happy with his sweeping social reforms.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste would have 'much preferred' if the UN was taking action against alleged Syrian chemical attack Syrian Civil War

Tánaiste would have 'much preferred' if the UN was taking action against alleged Syrian chemical attack

World leaders are dealing with the fallout of airstrikes ordered following an alleged chemical attack.

From TheJournal.ie 'French spirit of resistance' hailed as hero policeman laid to rest Arnaud Beltrame

'French spirit of resistance' hailed as hero policeman laid to rest

Hundreds attended the ceremony for Arnaud Beltrame today.

From TheJournal.ie Policeman who swapped himself for hostage in supermarket siege dies of injuries France

Policeman who swapped himself for hostage in supermarket siege dies of injuries

Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame died early this morning. Emmanuel Macron has paid tribute to his bravery.

From TheJournal.ie Macron wants the French baguette to become a Unesco-listed symbol French President

Macron wants the French baguette to become a Unesco-listed symbol

Irish uilleann piping was granted the same status last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'It doesn't fly': Macron rejects Trump offer to renegotiate Paris climate agreement Make Earth Great

'It doesn't fly': Macron rejects Trump offer to renegotiate Paris climate agreement

World leaders are meeting in Paris today – two years to the day since the deal was agreed.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says Ireland will not be joining a European army Defence Pact

Taoiseach says Ireland will not be joining a European army

Leo Varadkar failed to rule out Ireland signing up to a joint defence pact with EU countries.

From TheJournal.ie Business leaders welcome Macron's labour reforms but trade unions aren't so happy Unemployment

Business leaders welcome Macron's labour reforms but trade unions aren't so happy

France’s biggest trade union is planning street protests next month.

From TheJournal.ie Macron abandons plan to make his wife France's first-ever First Lady Non Faire Lady

Macron abandons plan to make his wife France's first-ever First Lady

The wife of the French president has historically always played a public role at official functions.

Donald Trump and Macron shook hands for 25 seconds straight today

They didn’t even stop when Trump embraced the French First Lady.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says US friendship with France 'unbreakable' as he prepares to attend Bastille Day parade Nice Anniversary

Trump says US friendship with France 'unbreakable' as he prepares to attend Bastille Day parade

Yesterday evening the two couples dined at a Michelin-starred restaurant on the Eiffel Tower.

From TheJournal.ie French court bans magazine from publishing 'obscene' Nice attack images on 1-year anniversary Bastille Day

French court bans magazine from publishing 'obscene' Nice attack images on 1-year anniversary

Victims’ groups had accused the Paris Match magazine of sensationalising the assault.

From TheJournal.ie 'We'll see what happens': Trump hints he could change position on Paris climate accord Winds Of Change

'We'll see what happens': Trump hints he could change position on Paris climate accord

Trump announced he was to remove the United States from the climate action accord.

From TheJournal.ie Macron sweeps to victory in parliamentary election (but falls short of landslide) French Election

Macron sweeps to victory in parliamentary election (but falls short of landslide)

Marine Le Pen’s National Front, meanwhile, had a disappointing result.

From TheJournal.ie Macron looks set to win a massive majority in French parliamentary elections Landslide

Macron looks set to win a massive majority in French parliamentary elections

Turnout has been low across France as the country deals with its fourth national vote in less than two months.

From TheJournal.ie 'France is back': Macron smiling as rivals face crushing defeat in election Vive La France

'France is back': Macron smiling as rivals face crushing defeat in election

The French press, however, are focusing on the low turnout for yesterday’s election.

From TheJournal.ie French elections: Macron on the way to overwhelming majority Yes We Macron

French elections: Macron on the way to overwhelming majority

Macron has enjoyed a smooth start in the five weeks since he beat far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.

From TheJournal.ie Macron to host Putin after Hollande said Russia's bombing could amount to war crimes Cyberattacks

Macron to host Putin after Hollande said Russia's bombing could amount to war crimes

Macron’s aides accused the Kremlin of mounting a “smear campaign” against Macron.

From TheJournal.ie These two EU heavyweights met today (and they want even more eurozone integration) Merkron This post contains videos

These two EU heavyweights met today (and they want even more eurozone integration)

Chancellor Angela Merkel gave cautious support to Emmanuel Macron’s plans today.

From TheJournal.ie Emmanuel Macron has been sworn in as French president En Marche

Emmanuel Macron has been sworn in as French president

‘The world and Europe need France now more than ever and they need a strong France with a sense of its own destiny.’

From TheJournal.ie The 4 big challenges Emmanuel Macron will face as president New Kid On The Bloc

The 4 big challenges Emmanuel Macron will face as president

After defeating the far-right, the fight is just beginning for France’s youngest leader since Napoleon Bonaparte.

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