May asks Macron for more time ahead of EU Brexit summit (2)

British Prime Minister Theresa May meets French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in a bid to seek support for her request to delay Brexit for a second time. She is hoping EU leaders will agree at an emergency summit on Wednesday to postpone Brexit from April 12 to June 30, to give her more time to get her divorce deal through parliament. IMAGES of Theresa May leaving the Elysee after meeting Emmanuel Macron, who is seen as a hardliner in the negotiations and a key voice at the EU negotiating table+COMPLETES VID1329425_EN+

France’s Macron meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron welcome King Abdullah II of Jordan and Queen Rania to the Elysee palace. The two leaders are expected to discuss the situation in Syria, and in Israel and the Palestinian territories. IMAGES

Chinese president Xi Jinping arrives at Elysee for talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the Elysee where he is welcomed by Emmanuel Macron. The two leaders will discuss several international and bilateral issues, including the signing of cooperation agreements and commercial contracts worth “billions of euros”, according to the French Presidency. IMAGES

Paris Mayhem: Tear gas used, hundreds detained during Yellow Vests protest

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Police and protesters clashed near the Champs Elysees area of Paris on Saturday, with security forces deploying tear gas and detaining hundreds of demonstrators.

This is the fourth weekend of Yellow Vests protests, held under the banner ‘All to the Elysee.’ The police are reportedly preventing protesters from leaving designated areas.

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France’s Macron meets with Ethiopia’s reformist PM Abiy

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Ethiopia’s reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at the Elysee palace. Since taking office in April, the 42-year-old has pushed reforms ranging from the privatisation of key state-owned sectors to a peace deal that ended the conflict with neighbour Eritrea. IMAGES