French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire added his name to a growing list of government ministers and prominent business executives cancelling their attendance at a Saudi Arabia investment conference over the fate of a Saudi journalist.
Britain, France and Germany have called on Saudi Arabia to provide a “detailed” response about the mysterious disappearance of anti-Riyadh journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who is believed to have been murdered at the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
Britain is worried that uncertainty over its planned withdrawal the European Union is helping countries like France to encourage businesses and financial institutions to move their offices out of London as soon as possible.
French police have opened an investigation into the reported disappearance last week of Meng Hongwei, the Chinese head of the international police organization Interpol, a source close to the inquiry said.
President Emmanuel Macron announced France will no longer accept “commercial agreements” with countries that do not “respect” the Paris Climate Accord during a fiery speech at the United Nations General Assembly.
The popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron has hit its lowest level since the start of his term, according to a major tracker poll published on Sunday, with just 29 percent of respondents satisfied with his leadership.
France manager Didier Deschamps believes they need to sharpen up when France plays the Netherlands on Sunday in its first home match since winning the World Cup in July following the goalless draw away to Germany.