Sputnik: The US and France, of course, historically have good relations. The presidents of the two countries are also noted to have a close relationship, or even friendship, which some have characterized as a "bromance." How much influence do these two leaders have currently on the state of global affairs? Sina Azodi: Well, the "bromance," as you said, has shown itself more during Macron's presidency, tenure, and President Trump. To go back to your question, France is increasingly trying to separate itself, in my opinion, from Europe, and because they are trying to maintain their relationship with the US, and the UK has its own troubles with the EU, and Germany, as Chancellor Merkel mentioned, they are not happy with how President Trump is acting, and she believes that President Trump doesn't share the same values that Europe shares. So, France, I think, is increasingly becoming closer to the US. … [Read more...] about ‘Making France Great Again’: Reasons Behind Trump-Macron ‘Bromance’
Long gone are French snorts at the US. Despite disagreeing on the Iran deal and climate change, Emmanuel Macron is the first foreign leader to be indulged with a full state visit by US President Donald Trump in the White House. United in their recent crusade against Syrian President Bashar Assad, the two leaders are expected to iron out their differences on other international policy questions, including Trump’s threats to ditch the landmark nuclear deal with Iran. Watch RT’s report on the Trump-Macron bromance While Macron, 40, trolled Trump, 71, over climate change a year ago, they now seem to be on much better terms, with the French leader claiming it was he who had convinced Trump to keep troops in Syria “for the long term.” The White House maintains, however, that US troops will get out of Syria as soon as possible, after they crush ISIS. While the grande dame of German politics, Chancellor Angela Merkel, struggles to find common ground on reforming the … [Read more...] about ‘French connection’: Macron & Trump’s political bromance blossoming after Syrian strikes
Kanye West and Elon Musk’s bromance is hitting an all-time high.Rapper and entrepreneur West took to Twitter to praise his Tesla Inc. car, with some of his tweets being picked up by Musk, the electric-auto maker's chief executive officer, a few hours later. I really love my Tesla. I'm in the future. Thank you Elon.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 23, 2018 “I really love my Tesla. I’m in the future. Thank you Elon,” West told his 14.5 million Twitter followers. Musk, who’s active on the social network, retweeted the comments, as well as another one where West says, “this is the funnest car I’ve ever driven.” This is the funnest car I’ve ever driven— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 23, 2018 “I heard these are really good for the environment,” West also said, ending the tweet with an emoji of two hands folded.Earlier this year, Musk said at a conference that Kanye West is … [Read more...] about A Kanye West and Elon Musk Tesla Bromance in Tweets
Dennis Lennox 23 April 2018 7:57 AM 23 April 2018 7:57 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Twenty-one years ago the sun finally set on the British Empire with the handover of Hong Kong. Now, the sun is setting on what is known as Special Relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States. It would be easy to blame Brexit for London’s increasing irrelevance in Washington. After all, the U.S. foreign policy establishment has been rapidly pro-European Union since Henry Kissinger supposedly said that Americans needed to know who to call if they wanted to call Europe. Since then, when a president wanted something from the Old World the British prime minister was their helpmate. There is no question that France has manoeuvred to fill the void in Europe caused by Brexit. However, the Franco-American alliance is about more than Europe. In fact, France has been America’s ally since revolutionaries waged a war against the British … [Read more...] about Macron-Trump bromance blossoms as the sun sets on Special Relationship
Europe By Lucy Williamson BBC Paris correspondent 23 April 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43840965 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel France's President Emmanuel Macron is in Washington this week, the first foreign leader to make a state visit under Donald Trump. The two men - both seen as outsiders before their … [Read more...] about Trump-Macron bromance in the making?