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S. Korea’s Moon visits Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Europe tour

South Korean President Moon Jae-in attends a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris ahead of a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. Moon is set to lobby for North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on a seven-day Europe tour that will see him also stop in Rome, Brussels and Copenhagen. IMAGES

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French-speaking countries summit kicks off in Yerevan

French President Emmanuel Macron joins other international leaders at the opening ceremony of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) summit in Yerevan, Armenia. IMAGES

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France pays hommage to Aznavour

French President Emmanuel Macron attends a national homage for singer Charles Aznavour, who died on Monday aged-94. His death sparked mourning across France for one of the country’s best known entertainers, who sold 180 million records during his eight-decade career. IMAGES

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Macron counters Trump’s Iran stance at the UN

French President Emmanuel Macron calls for “dialogue and multilateralism” on Iran, in a thinly veiled response to President Donald Trump’s push for tough, US-led sanctions. Trump has withdrawn from the seven-nation agreement negotiated under his successor Barack Obama, calling it a “disaster” and instead ramping up pressure on Iran including through renewed sanctions.

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Macron draws fire with career advice to job-seeker

Restaurateurs in Paris’s Montparnasse neighbourhood react to President Emmanuel Macron’s advice to a young job-seeker to simply start looking in high-demand sectors like restaurants or construction. In a video doing the rounds on social media, Macron suggests going to the Montparnasse neighbourhood, an area chock full of cafes and restaurants, assuring him he could find him a job “if (he) crossed the street.”

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Macron admits France enabled torture in Algerian war

France acknowledged that it instigated a “system” that facilitated torture during Algeria’s independence war, a landmark admission about a conflict that remains hugely sensitive six decades on. Emmanuel Macron — the first president born after the conflict — went further than any of his predecessors in recognising the scale of abuses by French troops during the 1954-62 war.