French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes a Russian exhibition of impressionist art to Paris amid warming ties between France and Russia. Macron delivered a speech at the opening of the exhibition, which was organized by the Foundation Louis Vuitton.
Joe Biden appeared to admit to a diplomatic mistake by excluding France from the latest maritime agreement with the U.K. and Australia. During a phone conversation with President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday, Biden reportedly admitted he should have had “open consultations” with France before announcing the pact with Britain and Australia.
Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley criticized Joe Biden’s speech at the UN General Assembly, saying the world knew where the U.S. stood under 45th President Trump. Haley said on Tuesday, under the Biden administration allies don’t trust the U.S., while enemies rejoice.
French officials are outraged by the development of the recent trilateral partnership, dubbed Aukus, between the United States, United Kingdom and Australia.
The Biden administration has attempted to mend their strained relation with France after announcing a new partnership with the U.S. and Australia. On Thursday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said despite France’s exclusion from the strategic Aukus alliance, the country remains an important ally to the U.S.
Around 1,800 witnesses and victims are preparing to testify against the 20 men suspected of orchestrating a terrorist attack in France nearly six years ago. On Wednesday, the trail began for 20 ISIS militants accused of coordinating shootings and bombings, which left 130 people dead in November of 2015.