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Explained: Key takeaways from Emmanuel Macron’s state visit with Joe Biden
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Explained: Key takeaways from Emmanuel Macron’s state visit with Joe Biden

Amid the tensions ahead of the visit, mainly because of President Joe Biden’s protectionist Inflation Reduction Act, Emmanuel Macron's visit demonstrated signs of warming relations. Several other global, geostrategic tensions were also alleviated during the official meet

PM Modi thanks several world leaders for wishes on India assuming G20 presidency
India

PM Modi thanks several world leaders for wishes on India assuming G20 presidency

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday thanked several world leaders, including US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron, for their wishes on India assuming the presidency of the powerful G20 grouping and called for working together for global good.

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"Trust my friend Narendra Modi to bring us together": French president Emmanuel Macron as India assumes G20 Presidency

Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida also congratulated PM Narendra Modi as India assumed the G20 Presidency. He looked forward to working with PM Modi in addressing various challenges faced by the international community

French President Emmanuel Macron caps US visit with New Orleans trip, holds unannounced meeting with Elon Musk
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French President Emmanuel Macron caps US visit with New Orleans trip, holds unannounced meeting with Elon Musk

Macron said that he and Musk had a 'clear and honest' discussion during an hour-long meeting, and that he conveyed to Musk his and Europe's concerns about content moderation on Twitter

Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron vow to maintain united front against Russia, discuss trade row
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Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron vow to maintain united front against Russia, discuss trade row

Both leaders at an outdoor welcoming ceremony paid tribute to their countries' long alliance. But they acknowledged difficult moments lay ahead as Western unity shows some wear nine months into the war in Ukraine

'Super aggressive': Macron blasts US industrial subsidies at start of Washington visit
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'Super aggressive': Macron blasts US industrial subsidies at start of Washington visit

Macron was referring to Biden's signature policy called the Inflation Reduction Act, which is set to pour billions of dollars into environmentally friendly industries -- with strong backing for US-based manufacturers

Diplomacy on a Platter: How Bidens plan to welcome France's Emmanuel Macron to the White House
World

Diplomacy on a Platter: How Bidens plan to welcome France's Emmanuel Macron to the White House

US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are pulling out all stops for their red-white-and-blue themed White House state dinner for France's Emmanuel Macron and wife Brigitte. The menu includes butter-poached Maine lobster, beef with shallot marmalade and an American cheese trio

Ukraine, China, Iran and trade to dominate talks between Biden and Macron on French President's state visit to US
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Ukraine, China, Iran and trade to dominate talks between Biden and Macron on French President's state visit to US

The leaders have a long agenda for their Thursday meeting at the White House, including Iran's nuclear program, China's increasing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific and growing concerns about security and stability in Africa's Sahel region. But, Ukraine will remain the main issue at the meeting

Showing the door to matadors: France MPs debate imposing ban on bullfighting
World

Showing the door to matadors: France MPs debate imposing ban on bullfighting

For the first time in history, a proposal to ban ‘corrida’ has reached the National Assembly as public sentiment shifted in favour of animal rights

FIFA World Cup: 'We must not politicise sport,' insists French president Emmanuel Macron
Football

FIFA World Cup: 'We must not politicise sport,' insists French president Emmanuel Macron

The 2022 World Cup has been dogged by controversy, including over Qatar's alleged human rights abuses, suppression of dissent, mistreatment of foreign workers and persecution of LGBTQ people.

G20 Summit: PM Modi interacts with Joe Biden, Rishi Sunak, Emmanuel Macron; discusses THESE issues
Politics

G20 Summit: PM Modi interacts with Joe Biden, Rishi Sunak, Emmanuel Macron; discusses THESE issues

In an address at the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, Modi said that climate change, the Covid-19 pandemic, the developments in Ukraine and the global problems associated with it have caused havoc in the world and rued that the global supply chains are in "ruins"

Ahead of Jaishankar's Moscow visit, experts look at India's role in brokering peace between Russia, Ukraine
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Ahead of Jaishankar's Moscow visit, experts look at India's role in brokering peace between Russia, Ukraine

If the peacemaking efforts succeed, it can bring a more prominent place for India in the global order and bring it closer to the long-sought prize, a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, NYT reported

Not just Putin, PM Narendra Modi's India First policy and leadership has been praised by several world leaders
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Not just Putin, PM Narendra Modi's India First policy and leadership has been praised by several world leaders

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dedication to creating a better India has not only earned him accolades from his countrymen but has also motivated other world leaders to follow his footsteps and admire him

France creates 100-mn-euro fund for Ukraine to buy arms
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France creates 100-mn-euro fund for Ukraine to buy arms

The United States is the biggest military supplier to Ukraine, to the tune of the equivalent of 25 billion euros, while Britain has given some four billion euros' worth of weapons and gear, and Poland 1.8 billion euros' worth

France's Emmanuel Macron at Europe's centre stage with new summit initiative
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France's Emmanuel Macron at Europe's centre stage with new summit initiative

The forum aimed at boosting security and prosperity across the continent brought together existing EU members, aspiring partners in the Balkans and Eastern Europe, as well as Britain and Turkey

PM Modi was right, this is not time for war: French President Emmanuel Macron at UNGA
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PM Modi was right, this is not time for war: French President Emmanuel Macron at UNGA

"Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India was right when he said the time is not for war. It is not for revenge against the West or for opposing the West against the East. It is the collective time for our sovereign equal states to cope together with challenges we face," Macron said.

‘Trainers of discord’: Why Emmanuel Macron's sneakers during London visit caused a stir
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‘Trainers of discord’: Why Emmanuel Macron's sneakers during London visit caused a stir

France's Emmanuel Macron during his trip to London ahead of the Queen's funeral was pictured looking unusually casual, wearing a pair of sunglasses and navy-blue trainers, instead of his usual suit and formal black leather shoes

Thousands of mourners queue for Queen Elizabeth II's coffin as Charles spends quiet day
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Thousands of mourners queue for Queen Elizabeth II's coffin as Charles spends quiet day

The queue to see the queen lying in state stretched for 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometers) Thursday morning all the way to Tower Bridge. It snaked along the south bank of the River Thames and then over a bridge to Parliament

France's Emmanuel Macron announces 'new page' in ties with Algeria
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France's Emmanuel Macron announces 'new page' in ties with Algeria

Macron announced that France and Algeria would set up a joint commission of historians to study archives on France's 130 years of colonial rule in Algeria, including the devastating eight-year independence war

How Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Toulouse rejuvenated Indo-French space alliance
India

How Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Toulouse rejuvenated Indo-French space alliance

French scientists viewed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit as a sign of high respect for the space science industry and as assurance that the Indo-French collaboration in space sciences can advance ambitious programmes