US press features Macron win on front pages
09 May 2017 | 9:00 am
US newspapers feature front page news of centrist Emmanuel Macron's election as president of France. Macron won warm backing from his European allies after his resounding victory, but the focus at home shifted to whether he can govern the country without a traditional party.
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At a summit in Paris to reset rocky ties, the UK leader agreed to commit $575 million to increase beach patrols in northern France. Britain has seen a large rise in the number of migrants crossing the sea in small boats.
French President Emmanuel Macron said he expected the pension reform bill to be enacted by the end of the year. The pension fight has brought him to the lowest point of his presidency's second term.
Protests erupted in several cities a day after President Emmanuel Macron doubled down on raising the pension age. Worker strikes shut down transport, while protesters blocked highways and other infrastructure.
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While European bank shares have slumped, EU leaders are not worried. But they warn to "never be complacent."
President Emmanuel Macron's first high-profile trip in weeks was to a picturesque Alpine village — far from Paris' currently restless streets. He said he his government must "continue working," despite the protests.
President Emmanuel Macron said a draft bill on "end-of-life" care will be prepared by summer. A citizen's council charged with debating the issue recently came out in favor of allowing some form of assisted dying.
French President Emmanuel Macron, accompanied by EU's Ursula von der Leyen, is traveling to China in hopes of dissuading Beijing from backing Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Tough trade talks are also expected.
During a trip to Beijing, the French president and the EU's von der Leyen are seeking to get Xi Jinping to pressure his ally Russia for peace in Ukraine. China has so far steered clear of condemning Moscow's invasion.
The EU and China have agreed that peace talks in Ukraine should begin, and their trade relations should be rebalanced. Analysts remain cautious.
Donald Trump walked into a Manhattan courthouse on Tuesday to become the first-ever criminally indicted former US president. Meanwhile, a couple of weeks ago, the Chinese president was in Moscow. Now Xi Jinping is rolling out the red carpet for French President Emmanuel Macron, who is on his first state visit to China since Covid.
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