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Macron wins strong parliamentary majority, estimates show

President Emmanuel Macron won a commanding majority in France’s parliamentary election on Sunday, sweeping aside traditional parties and securing a powerful mandate for pro-business reforms. The result, based on official figures and pollster projections, redraws France’s political landscape, humiliating the Socialist and conservative parties that alternated in power for decades until Macron’s election in May. Three pollsters projected… Read More »

London attack: Macron and Turnbull lead world condemnation

French President Emmanuel Macron has led the global condemnation of Saturday’s terror attack in London which left seven people dead. Four French citizens were among the dozens of people injured in the attack. Mr Macron spoke by phone with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and said France was “more than ever at Britain’s side”. Meanwhile, Australian PM Malcolm… Read More »

Macron warns over Syrian chemical weapons in frank meeting with Putin

Emmanuel Macron, the new French president, has warned that France would respond immediately to any use of chemical weapons in Syria, while urging a closer partnership with Russia in fighting Islamic State (Isis) in the country. “A very clear red line exists on our side – that is the use of chemical weapons by whomever,” Macron said at… Read More »