Rouhani Congratulates Macron, Says Iran Eager for Closer France Ties
20 May, 2017, 06:42 | Author: Valerie Burke
While Trump has vowed to put "America first" and curtail immigration and free trade, and Britain has turned its back on the European Union, the liberal Macron has pledged economic reforms for a France at the heart of the European project.
PARIS French President-elect Emmanuel Macron laid the groundwork Monday for his transition to power, announcing a visit to Germany and a name change for his political movement and appearing with his predecessor at a solemn World War II commemoration.
A large archive of emails purportedly from Macron's campaign was leaked on Friday, two days before the election.
Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, welcomed the French choosing "a future in Europe".
"I look very much forward to working with him", Trump tweeted.
"The citizens of France entrusted you to lead the country in a hard period for Europe and for the entire world community. The growing threat of terrorism and violent extremism goes hand in hand with the escalation of local conflicts and the destabilization of entire regions", Putin's message reads.
If Macron's presidency were to follow a similar pathway to his two predecessors, the public mood could turn against him rapidly. "In these circumstances, it is especially important to overcome mutual distrust and unite efforts to ensure worldwide stability and security", he said.
Manuel Valls, a former French Socialist prime minister, said on Tuesday that he wished to support president-elect Emmanuel Macron's political movement in the June elections in the lower house of parliament.
An image of the En Marche! leader at the 62-year-old's feet - said to have been photoshopped - was circulated widely on Twitter, with many users making facetious remarks about the closeness in age between Merkel and Macron's wife Brigitte, 64.
Consequently, the new president's decision to call the German chancellor so soon after the result of the election drew scorn from social media.
French far-right presidential candidate Marine le Pen delivers a speech, Sunday, May 7, 2017 in Paris.
Joseph Downing, researcher at France's National Centre for Scientific Research, said that "when Macron declared he was going to run as a pro-globalisation, pro-EU candidate. people thought he was insane, and he has won".
In Austria, Heinz-Christian Strache, head of the far-right Freedom Party, said Le Pen deserves "respect..."
The French president is elected to a five-year term.
The move was reportedly considered during the election campaign, but not acted upon. Mr. Macron has promised that half of those candidates will be new to elected politics, as he was before his victory on Sunday.
Everton boss Ronald Koeman is not confident Ross Barkley will stay with the club but is "not worried" about the situation. It is after the game, on Monday - then we will know it". "And - it is not about his decision - we will go on".
Isner next faces another big server in sixth-seeded Marin Cilic , who dismissed ninth-seeded David Goffin 6-3, 6-4. Djokovic, a four-time champion in Rome, will meet either Pablo Carreno Busta or Roberto Bautista Agut next.
He was also briefed on the close coordination amongst all the government agencies towards bringing back normalcy in the region. On Thursday, Arun Jaitley had met the chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti and discussed the Kashmir's situation.
Arsenal stands to lose out on about £50 million (€58 million) in revenue if it misses out on the European tournament. Kroenke is yet to respond to the letter, which was sent last month, but is thought to be unwilling to sell.
Leaked specifications on GeekBench had indicated Snapdragon 626 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and a massive 5000 mAh battery. Xiaomi keeps up the tradition of launching the mobiles in China first and then to other markets.
Preakness Stakes contender Classic Empire is washed after a workout at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore , Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Classic Empire finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby after getting bounced around and having a rough early trip two weeks ago.
It reported that the messages, which began when the girl was a sophomore in high school, indicated Weiner knew she was a minor. In a plea agreement with prosecutors, he agreed not to appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison.
The euro currency, hit a six-month high against the dollar while Asian shares gained and US stocks briefly touched a record high. After all, almost 11 million people voted for Le Pen, around a third of those who cast their ballots.
The United States is fast becoming a major LNG exporter, though few of its export cargoes to date have been shipped to China . Throughout the negotiations, Ross said Trump was briefed "more or less every single day" on the progress of the negotiations.
Wikileaks whistle-blower Chelsea Manning released from prison
Manning, an Oklahoma native, was convicted in 2013 of 20 counts, including six Espionage Act violations, theft and computer fraud. Some of that "tough prison sentence" included a long stint in solitary confinement-a punishment that can amount to torture .