All 20 defendants were convicted for their roles in the 2015 Paris terror attacks. The main defendant was sentenced to life in prison. The highly anticipated verdict brings to an end a case that lasted over nine months.
June 30, 2022
French President Emmanuel Macron has seen off his far-right rival Marine Le Pen to secure five years more years at the helm of Europe’s second economy. But the narrowing margin of victory and an increasingly polarised nation herald another rocky term for the incumbent, whose success was tarnished by the lowest turnout in half a century.
April 25, 2022
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that his dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin has stalled after…
April 19, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin held a phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday and discussed peace…
Macron Refused Russian COVID-19 Test Before Putin Meeting, Didn’t Want to Give Moscow His DNA: Report
In contrast to Macron's meeting with Putin, Kazakhstani President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev visited Russia on Thursday where he sat close to Putin and shook his hand.
"We want our freedom back," said another protester, identifying himself as Dave. "Jacinda (Ardern) has turned her back on us. Kiwis are not dumb. We are losing our jobs and our lives due to these mandates and restrictions."
In the city of Perpignan, near France's border with Spain, around 200 people gathered to set off towards Paris as part of the "freedom convoy" movement.
Moscow denies any plans to invade but is seeking sweeping concessions from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the military alliance which has underpinned security in western Europe since 1949.
At a news conference after meeting Zelenskyy, Macron said Putin told him during their more than five-hour session Monday that “he won’t be initiating an escalation. I think it is important.”
Putin suggested some of Macron's ideas could help defuse the crisis.