The proposals hinge on member states volunteering to ease the load on countries that see the most migrant arrivals by sea either by taking in refugees or providing logistical support or deporting rejected applicants.
Macron has pushed for a “French Islam” for years, and his latest proposed bill may give him the unbridled powers to see it happen.
France has been quick to back former PM Saad al Hariri's proposal of an "independent" Shia candidate being given the finance portfolio to end a deadlock between two main Shia parties over ministers.
Belarusian opposition calls for a "civil disobedience campaign" after Alexander Lukashenko took oath as president despite weeks of protests against "rigged election".
Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny received treatment at the Charite hospital for just over a month, of which 24 days were spent in intensive care, after tests determined he was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent.
Seven European countries, led by North Macedonia, Hungary, Serbia and Croatia, top the Gallup index of the world's least-accepting countries.
The Turkish and French presidents discussed eastern Mediterranean tensions, bilateral ties, and relations between Ankara and the European Union.
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EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell says there is a clear will to adopt the sanctions, but the required unanimity was not reached, despite a plea for support from opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.
Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin warns a European Union meeting this week could upend negotiations between Greece and Turkey by threatening sanctions.
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Tens of thousands of opposition supporters march in capital Minsk and elsewhere despite authorities deploying a heavy police presence and arresting more than 100 protesters.
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