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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 »

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 »

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

Macron is literally crushing Trump's hand in the battle of the NATO handshakes. There's a new kid in town.... · May 25, 2017. In the first of many strange Trump moments on Thursday, his first meeting with the French president ...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 »

What the German economic model can teach Emmanuel Macron - The Economist

IT IS heartening that the euro area has a knack for surviving near-fatal crises. Yet confidence in the durability of the single currency might be stronger if it suffered fewer of them. Europe dodged its latest bullet on May 7th in France, when Emmanuel ...and more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »