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Italy's Interior Minister and deputy PM Matteo Salvini (C) smokes a cigarette during a visit to the building site of the TAV high-speed train line between Italy and France, on February 1, 2019 in Chiomonte, northwestern Italy. - The high-speed line between Turin and Lyon has become a key battleground for the populist government in Rome, with Salvini's coalition partner, the Five Star Movement (M5S), demanding the project be scrapped.

Paris recalled its ambassador to Rome amid historic dispute between the French and Italian governments

It turns out the French and Italians are having their ugliest dispute since World War 2.
A French Dassault Rafale flies above the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.

France fires nuclear-capable missile in a rare show as Russia and the US feud over arms treaty

France fired a nuclear-capable missile from a fighter after the INF treaty that formed the cornerstone of European nuclear security collapsed.

Malaysia could curb French purchases if palm oil use restricted

Mahathir says Malaysia will consider laws to restrict imports of French products if Paris does not withdraw plans to curb the use of palm oil in biofuels.
A protester wearing a yellow vest holds a French flag as he walks among tear gas on the Champs-Elysees Avenue near the Arc de Triomphe during a national day of protest by the "yellow vests" movement in Paris, France, December 8, 2018.

France’s ramshackle ‘Yellow Vest’ protesters have Emmanuel Macron’s back against the wall — but they’re nervous ab...

Emmanuel Macron was caught off-guard by the 'Gilets Jaunes' protests which riled France this month. He made huge concessions, but is still in trouble.
President of France Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump talk during the family photo on the opening day of Argentina G20 Leaders' Summit in November 2018.

Macron criticized Trump for his abrupt Syria withdrawal, saying ‘an ally should be dependable’

Trump abruptly announced last week that he was pulling all 2,000 US troops from Syria, sparking backlash from both parties and around the world.
Rescue teams work at the scene of shooting in Strasbourg, France, December 11, 2018.

At least 2 dead, 12 wounded in Strasbourg Christmas market shooting; France confirms terror motive

A shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, killed two people, left one brain dead, and 12 injured, officials said.

Emmanuel Macron says the ‘legitimate anger’ of the ‘yellow vest’ protests led him to raise the minimum wage and cut taxes

French President Emmanuel Macron addressed the "yellow vests" protests Monday in his first public address in weeks.

More than 1,300 were arrested and dozens injured after violent anti-government protests engulfed France — here’s how the clashes unfo...

For the fourth weekend in a row, yellow vest protesters took to the streets across France to demonstrate against President Emmanuel Macron.
A composite image showing Donald Trump, and a fire started by French "Yellow Vests" protesters in front of the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, on Saturday December 8.

Trump mocks Emmanuel Macron as rioters set Paris ablaze in a second week of anti-government protests

The US president observed "the Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris," as police fired tear gas and water cannons at protesters.

Trump gets the last laugh on Macron with Paris burning after his rebuke of ‘America First’

Emmanuel Macron's rebuke of Donald Trump was widely seen as a slap in the face. But it fell on deaf ears among protesters to whom he has now yielded.