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Trump, Macron engage in a little handshake diplomacy - Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron barely know each other but they seemed to have a hard time letting go when they first met on Thursday.and more »

Emmanuel Macron: my handshake with Trump was 'a moment of truth' - The Guardian

French president says his white-knuckle prolonged handshake with US counterpart was designed to show he's no pushover. Jon Henley European affairs correspondent. @jonhenley. Sun 28 May 2017 09.18 EDT Last modified on Fri 9 Feb 2018 13.43 EST.and more »

Psychologists break down the mysteries of Donald Trump's handshake - The Independent

Donald Trump's handshakes have become something of an international curiosity – and now, psychologists have broken down the "tactical" move. The president's unique grip raised eyebrows during his visit to a Nato summit last week, where he appeared to ...and more »

Trump and French President Macron get to know each other with a fierce handshake - Washington Post

BRUSSELS — If relationships were defined by how two people shake hands, then the one between the newly elected presidents of the United States and France is going to be rather fierce. As President Trump met French President Emmanuel Macron for the ...and more »

President Trump, Emmanuel Macron shake hands with 'considerable intensity' - USA TODAY

During their first meeting, President Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron shook hands for long enough to catch the attention of the pool. Per the pool report: "They shook hands for an extended period of time. Trump and Macron gripped the other's hand ...and more »

Why Donald Trump's weird handshake matters - Financial Times

It was the handshake felt around the world. Two presidents, Emmanuel Macron of France and Donald Trump of the US, locked hands for barely five seconds for the cameras, but with a force that whitened their knuckles. Applying the zero-sum logic that the ...and more »

Trump v Macron: French president appears to win latest handshake battle - The Guardian

US president grips and grimaces as he meets new French leader for first time in Brussels – then barges aside the prime minister of Montenegro. Elena Cresci · @elenacresci. Thu 25 May 2017 10.12 EDT Last modified on Fri 9 Feb 2018 13.45 EST. Share on ...and more »

Emmanuel Macron takes crucial labour reforms to union leaders as French businesses regain optimism -

French president Emmanuel Macron has presented to unions his plans for landmark labour reforms, a flash point issue that sparked violent protests last year, amid signs the economy is finally gaining traction. During his electoral campaign, Mr Macron ...and more »

Macron annihilates Trump in the most awkward handshake battle of all time - Mashable

President Trump's infamous handshakes are getting downright vicious, but brave leaders of the world are starting to fight back. Throughout his time in office Trump seems to have perfected his signature intimidating handshake, in which he firmly grasps ...and more »

Emmanuel Macron says Donald Trump is like Putin and Erdogan - The Independent

Emmanuel Macron has compared Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying they all see international relationships as a balance of power. The newly installed French president compared Mr Trump to the increasingly autocratic ...and more »