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Suspect in teacher’s beheading in France was Chechen teen

PARIS — A suspect shot dead by police after the gruesome beheading of a history teacher in an attack near Paris was an 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee, officials said Saturday. France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office said authorities investigating the killing of Samuel Paty in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine on Friday also arrested […]

Russia will ‘keep trying to destabilise’ Western democracies: Macron

Munich, Feb 15: French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday warned that Russia would continue to try to “destabilise” Western democracies through election interference, social media manipulation and other acts of cyber warfare. “I think that Russia will keep trying to destabilise, either through private actors, directly through its agencies, […]

Macron urges ‘credible, lasting’ Libya ceasefire

Paris, Jan 13: French President Emmanuel Macron has called for a credible and lasting ceasefire in Libya, his office said on Monday, as the main players in the conflict prepare to sign a truce. “The president emphasised the necessity that the ceasefire that is to be announced is credible, […]

Macron G-7 gamble points to ‘roadmap’ out of US-Iran morass

BIARRITZ, France — The surprise invitation of Iran’s foreign minister on the sidelines of the G-7 summit offers a “roadmap” to end a U.S.-Iran nuclear impasse and a proposed meeting between the leaders of the two countries, France’s president said Monday. U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to agree, […]

France’s Macron announces creation of a space force command

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday announced the creation of a new national military space force command that would eventually be part of his country’s air force. The declaration — made on the eve of France’s Bastille Day national celebrations that feature a military parade down Paris’s Champs-Elysees […]

Macron says IS defeat removes ‘significant threat’ to France

Paris, Mar 23: French President Emmanuel Macron said Saturday that the fall of the so-called “caliphate” run by Islamic State jihadists in Syria has removed a source of potential terror attacks against France. “A significant threat to our country” has been “eliminated”, Macron said on Twitter, adding that “the […]

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