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Five Ways for Europe to Set a Course Towards Progress and Growth - Chatham House

With some good economic news and a distracted Donald Trump, European leaders have a rare window to deliver on economic reforms. Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet in Berlin. Photo: Getty Images. When ...and more »

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

As handshakes go, it was unusually intense: a fierce and protracted mano a mano of white knuckles, crunched bones, tightened jaws and fixed smiles that sent the internet and the world's media into a spin. It was also, Emmanuel Macron has revealed ...and more »

Macron says long Trump handshake 'not innocent' -

Holding onto U.S. president's hand showed he won't make even small concessions, French leader explains. By Kait Bolongaro. 5/28/17, 11:30 AM CET. Updated 5/28/17, 12:43 PM CET. French President Emmanuel Macron said his extended handshake with Donald ...and more »

Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron just exchanged a white-knuckled handshake - CNN

Washington (CNN) The ever-growing book of weird handshakes involving President Donald Trump has a new chapter! On Thursday in Brussels -- ahead of a NATO summit -- Trump and newly-elected French president Emmanuel Macron sat down for a talk and a ...and more »

President Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron engage in white knuckle handshake upon first meeting - AOL

BRUSSELS, May 25 (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. Each man gripped each other's right hand so firmly that ...and more »

The Trump handshake: how world leaders are fighting back - The Guardian

Angela Merkel watches as Donald Trump shakes hands with Emmanuel Macron in Brussels. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP. They say the handshake originated as a gesture designed to prove that both participants were unarmed. But Donald Trump has rewritten that ...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 »

Emmanuel Macron explains his handshake strategy with Trump: “It's how one gets respected” - Quartz

Emmanuel Macron has declared last week's “death grip” handshake with Donald Trump intentional. In an interview with French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche, the newly-elected French president described their encounter as “a moment of truth.” “My handshake ...and more »

The Internet Agrees That Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron Make a Lovely Pair - TIME

Whether or not people are on the same political page as Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President of France Emmanuel Macron, a number of social media users see eye to eye on one thing: they look great together. Photographs of the leaders ...and more »

Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go - PBS NewsHour

BRUSSELS — U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France's new president, Emmanuel Macron. At their first meeting, ahead of a NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, the two men locked hands for so long that knuckles ...and more »