• 11 Jul 2018

    The coffee had barely been poured at breakfast when Donald Trump launched his first blistering attack on his allies. They were expecting him to lambaste them for how little he feels they are contributing to NATO’s military might compared to the United States. More of a surprise was when he said Germany was “totally controlled…

  • 11 Jul 2018

    Former US Ambassador to Nato, Ivo Daalder, discusses President Trump’s approach to the summit. Are Donald Trump’s calls on NATO to spend 4 per cent of GDP on defence realistic?

  • 25 Apr 2018

    The American and French people have long had a “rendezvous with freedom”, the French President Emmanuel Macron declared today, as he spoke to a special joint session of the US Congress. There was frequent applause as he praised what he called the special bond between the two nations, but he also warned the United States…

  • 3 Apr 2018

    French rail workers have begun three months of rolling strikes which are likely to cause chaos on the countries rail network. The energy and refuse collection sectors are also taking strike action. All are protesting against Presidents Macron’s proposed labour reforms and are giving the President his toughest challenge since taking office.

  • 18 Jan 2018

    Brexit talks: May and Macron do lunch

    The skies opened and thunder could be heard as Mrs May and President Macron went into Sandhurst to begin their talks and a rainbow was visible in the sky.

  • 9 Dec 2017

    Paris came to halt today as hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of the French capital for the funeral of rock star Jonny Hallyday. President Emmanuel Macron led tributes to the singer at a special service in the city’s Madeleine church. Ed Howker reports.

  • 13 Jul 2017

    Donald Trump has again had to defend his son Donald Junior. The US President was welcomed to France today by perhaps an unlikely ally in France’s new centrist president.

  • 7 Jun 2017

    A nurse, a chef. a bartender, an au pair – they came from France, from Spain, from Canada, Australia and the UK. Eight people are now confirmed to have died in the attacks after a body was found in the Thames. Some 29 victims are still in hospital, and today one A&E nurse spoke about…

  • 31 May 2017

    President Trump looks set to pull the US out of the landmark Paris climate accord within the next few days. The deal, signed two years ago, was a cornerstone of international engagement on climate change.

  • 29 May 2017

    President Macron may be fresh to the job but he has wasted no time in availing himself of all the grand stage craft of the French Presidency to impress his guests. Today he hosted Vladimir Putin in Versaille. With deep disagreements over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine – as well as allegations of Russian…

  • 15 May 2017

    Promising more pragmatism in their relationship, and a roadmap to reform the EU, the new French President Emmanuel Macron has been holding talks with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, just a day after he was sworn into office.

  • 7 May 2017

    The two candidates – Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron offer a vision for France and for Europe that could not be more different: to put it bluntly, the run off in France mirrors the political battle of our age between globalisation and nationalism.

  • 7 May 2017

    In France the final round of the Presidential election is underway, but will the country choose the youthful centrist Emmanuel Macron or the far-right Marine Le Pen?

  • 6 May 2017

    Election regulators in France are investigating claims of a “massive and co-ordinated” hack targeting frontrunner Emmanuel Macron.

  • 6 May 2017

    Theresa May continued to play things down today – saying she’s grateful for her local election wins but said the question facing voters in June was who should lead the country : her or Jeremy Corbyn.