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Macron says quitting government to 'transform France'

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

France's Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday he had quit as economy minister to focus on drawing up a "diagnosis" of the country's woes, but stopped short of declaring a bid for the presidency in 2017. "I am...

Vowing to 'transform' France, Macron quits as economy minister

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

France's Emmanuel Macron vowed after stepping down as economy minister Tuesday to "transform" an ailing country but stopped short of declaring a presidential run.The 38-year-old said he had "seen at first...

White House still hopes to finish US-EU trade deal this year

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

The White House insisted Tuesday it still hopes to wrap up negotiations on a massive EU-US trade deal by year's end, after officials in France and Germany publicly called the pact into question."Our position...

France's Macron quits cabinet to 'transform France' amid presidency rumours

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

France's 38-year-old Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron stepped down on Tuesday, fuelling speculation that he will vie to become the country's youngest ever president in next year's elections.A thorn in...

France's Macron resigns as economy minister: presidency

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

France's Emmanuel Macron resigned as economy minister on Tuesday, the presidency said, fuelling rumours the 38-year-old will stand for president in next year's elections.Macron quit "to dedicate himself...

France's Macron aims high at young age

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

High-flyer Emmanuel Macron enjoyed a meteoric rise from investment banker to economy minister and could be about to test whether France is prepared to elect a business-friendly president under the age...

France rules out imminent EU-US trade deal, wants talks halted

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

France said it wanted to halt thorny EU-US trade talks as President Francois Hollande said there would be no deal until after President Barack Obama leaves office.

EU-US trade deal talks 'have not failed': commissioner

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

Tough EU-US trade talks have not broken down and the aim is still a deal by the time President Barack Obama leaves office, the EU trade commissioner said Tuesday after France cast doubt on the pact."I...

Turkey's Syria operation could spark escalation: Hollande

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

French President Francois Hollande warned Tuesday that "contradictory interventions" by Turkish and Russian forces in Syria could spark an escalation of the conflict."These multiple, contradictory interventions...

France rules out imminent EU-US trade deal, wants talks halted

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

France said Tuesday it wanted to halt thorny EU-US trade talks as President Francois Hollande said there would be no deal at least until after President Barack Obama leaves office in January.Junior trade...

Aides say France's Macron to quit cabinet amid presidency rumours

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

France's 38-year-old economy minister, Emmanuel Macron, will step down on Tuesday, aides said, fuelling speculation that he will bid for the presidency in next year's elections. "He told his cabinet......

No EU-US trade deal before Obama leaves office: Hollande

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday a long-awaited EU-US trade deal would not be agreed before US President Barack Obama leaves office in January."The current discussions on the treaty between...

UN hails suspension of France's burkini ban, slams 'stigmatisation'

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

The UN on Tuesday welcomed a decision by France's highest administrative court to suspend a controversial ban on burkini swimwear, warning that the ban had fuelled religious intolerance and stigmatisation."These...

France seeks halt to talks on EU-US trade deal

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

France said Tuesday it will call on the European Commission to suspend negotiations on a massive trade deal between the European Union and the United States, which it complained are unfairly weighted...

France to call for halt to talks on EU-US trade deal: minister

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

France will ask the European Commission to halt negotiations on a massive trade deal between the European Union and the United States, the country's junior minister for trade said Tuesday."There is no...

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