US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Washington does not see Africa as the "latest playing field in a competition between great powers" as he arrives in South Africa for a three-nation trip to the region.
Guinea's spokesman has denied lowering the duration of the handover of power but a West African bloc official said it was agreed upon in principle.
Weeks after losing the majority, French President is battling to save his government as an aggressive opposition turns up the heat over multiple issues.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen pledges to support French proposal for North Macedonia to join the EU as well as eliminate Bulgaria’s objections.
A weakened French president looks to a limited cabinet reshuffle to regain the initiative after losing absolute majority in parliament.
Center-right opposition VMRO-DPMNE-led demonstrations deny Emmanuel Macron’s proposal, accusing it of undermining Macedonian identity.
Australia's Anthony Albanese stresses "trust, respect and honesty" as France's Emmanuel Macron cites willingness to "rebuild a relationship" based on mutual respect.
Ukraine and Moldova hailed the EU decision as a "historic moment," while Balkan countries Serbia, Albania and North Macedonia criticised EU for moving slowly on their membership process.
France risks prolonged political deadlock as opposition parties brush off President Emmanuel Macron's call for "compromises" to keep France governable after an indecisive parliamentary election.
French President Emmanuel Macron ruled out any attempt to create a "government of national unity," saying that political forces need to "collectively" learn how to govern differently.
Having failed to secure an overall majority in the National Assembly, the French president is striving to shun a possible political deadlock in the way of his second-term reform plans.
French President Emmanuel Macron will have to battle for his promised reforms after far-left and far-right rivals log historic gains.
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