Turkey warns Egypt over Libya and lashes out at Macron’s role

World Jul 23, 2020

Turkey warns Egypt over Libya and lashes out at Macron’s role

Turkey warned Egypt against any deployment of forces in the Libyan civil war and sharply criticized French President Emmanuel Macron’s role, highlighting the threat of escalating violence and geopolitical rivalries in the oil-rich country. The remarks by Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman of Turkish President Recep Tayyip ...

Global coronavirus vaccine race heats up, but not without controversy

World May 15, 2020

Global coronavirus vaccine race heats up, but not without controversy

Global tensions simmered over the race for a coronavirus vaccine Thursday, as the United States and China traded jabs, and France slammed pharmaceuticals giant Sanofi for suggesting the U.S. would get any eventual vaccine first. Scientists are working at breakneck speed to develop a vaccine ...

Three women vying to take charge of Paris

World / Politics Mar 11, 2020

Three women vying to take charge of Paris

Three women have emerged as the top candidates in the race to become Paris mayor, all but ensuring that one of the world's most prestigious civic offices will remain in female hands. Sunday's first round of municipal elections is also expected to test backing for ...

France and U.S. agree to extend talks over tech tax

Business Jan 22, 2020

France and U.S. agree to extend talks over tech tax

by Jérôme Rivet

Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump have agreed to extend negotiations on a dispute over a French tax on tech titans to the end of the year, postponing Washington's threat of sanctions, French officials said Tuesday. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, speaking before a ...

Macron and Trump declare a truce in digital tax dispute

Business Jan 21, 2020

Macron and Trump declare a truce in digital tax dispute

French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday he had a "great discussion" with U.S. President Donald Trump over a digital tax planned by Paris and said the two countries will work together to avoid a rise in tariffs. Macron and Trump agreed to hold off on ...