Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez quarantines after contact with French President Emmanuel Macron

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday but will quarantine until December 24 after being in contact with French President Emmanuel Macron, who has contracted coronavirus, his office said. Sanchez, who earlier on Thursday suspended all public activities, will take another test before the end of his self-isolation, it added. Sanchez… Read More Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez quarantines after contact with French President Emmanuel Macron

France’s President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for coronavirus

French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID-19, the French Presidency said on Thursday, although it was not clear at this stage where he had contracted the virus. “The President of the Republic has been diagnosed positive for COVID-19 today,” his office said in a statement. “This diagnosis was made following a PCR test… Read More France’s President Emmanuel Macron tests positive for coronavirus

Several global leaders congratulate Joe Biden on winning U.S. presidential election

Several global leaders congratulated Joe Biden after major networks declared him winner of the U.S. presidential election on Saturday, as voters narrowly rebuffed Republican incumbent Donald Trump’s tumultuous leadership and embraced Biden’s promise to fight the coronavirus pandemic and fix the economy in a divided nation. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated the Democrat president-elect,… Read More Several global leaders congratulate Joe Biden on winning U.S. presidential election

Muslims in various nations protest against comments of French President Emmanuel Macron over cartoon row

Tens of thousands of Muslims protested in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Palestinian territories on Friday after killings in a French church prompted a vow from President Emmanuel Macron to stand firm against attacks on French values and freedom of belief. French Interior Minister Gerald Damarnin said France – home to Europe’s largest Muslim community and hit… Read More Muslims in various nations protest against comments of French President Emmanuel Macron over cartoon row

Thousands protest in Bangladesh over comments of French President Emmanuel Macron in cartoon row

Thousands of Muslims took to the streets of the Bangladesh capital on Tuesday to protest against remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron in a row about cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. The dispute has its roots in a knife attack outside a French school on October 16 in which a man of Chechen origin beheaded… Read More Thousands protest in Bangladesh over comments of French President Emmanuel Macron in cartoon row

France urges its citizens to be cautious as anger surges in Muslim nations over cartoon row

France warned its citizens in several Muslim-majority countries to take extra security precautions on Tuesday as anger surged over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, and the head of Russia’s Chechnya region said Paris was pushing people towards terrorism. In Bangladesh, thousands of protesters marched through the capital, with some stamping on a poster of French… Read More France urges its citizens to be cautious as anger surges in Muslim nations over cartoon row

Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan urges boycott of French goods as Muslim nations outraged over cartoon row

Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan asked his compatriots to stop buying French goods on Monday in the latest expression of anger in the Muslim world over images being displayed in France of the Prophet Mohammad, which some Muslims consider blasphemous. In Bangladesh on Monday, protesters held placards with a caricature of French President Emmanuel Macron and… Read More Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan urges boycott of French goods as Muslim nations outraged over cartoon row

French PM Edouard Philippe tenders resignation ahead of reshuffle

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe resigned on Friday ahead of a government reshuffle by President Emmanuel Macron designed to bolster his green credentials and win back disillusioned voters ahead of a possible re-election bid. The Elysee Palace said in a statement that Philippe would handle government affairs until a new cabinet was named. Questions over… Read More French PM Edouard Philippe tenders resignation ahead of reshuffle