.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden are set to meet at the end of October. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Joe Biden talked over phone
  • This was their first phone call after the spat over nuclear-powered submarine
  • The US “recognizes the importance of a stronger and more capable European defence"

Washington, Sep 22 (PTI) US President Joe Biden and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday agreed that the “open consultations” among allies on matters of strategic interest to ...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PTI Photo)

  • The two leaders reviewed the increasing bilateral collaboration in the Indo-Pacific region
  • President Macron and Prime Minister Modi agreed to act jointly and with Europe in the Indo-Pacific
  • The leaders agreed to maintain close and regular consultations

.Paris, France
French President Emmanuel Macron. (Photo Credit: Associated Press)

  • The meeting was supposed to be conducted between defence leaders of the state
  • French defence head Florence Parly personally took the decision
  • US President Joe Biden is scheduled to talk to French counterpart Macron

.Melbourne VIC, Australia
Australia Defence Minister Peter Dutton said that Australia has been "upfront, open and honest" with France about its concerns over a deal for French submarines. (Photo credit: Twitter/PeterDutton)

  • France described the AUKUS alliance as a 'stab in the back'
  • Australia decided to dump its contract with France to build diesel-electric submarines
  • France recalled its ambassadors from Washington and Canberra.

.Paris, France
France had recalled its ambassadors to the US and Australia on Friday. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • France recalled its ambassadors to the US and Australia
  • Both countries signed a pact that deprived Paris of a multi-billion dollar deal
  • Australia had notified France that it would end its previous contract

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Australia will be dumping its contract with France to build diesel-electric submarines. (Photo credit: AP)

  • The US, UK and Australia announced a trilateral security alliance- AUKUS
  • The alliance that would develop an Australian nuclear-powered submarine fleet
  • New Zealand and France objected the partnership

.Paris, France
French President Emmanuel Macron. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • President Emmanuel Macron announced that Adnan Abou Walid al Sahraoui was neautralised 
  • He was the most wanted jihadist in the Sahel for France
  • Sahraoui declared his loyalty to ISIS in 2015

.Paris, France
Anne Hidalgo (L) and Marine Le Pen (R). (Photo credit: AP)

  • Marine belongs to the far-right National Rally party
  • Anne Hidalgo has been the mayor of the French capital since 2014
  • They joined a burgeoning list of challengers to centrist President Emmanuel Macron

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Currently, PM Modi disapproval is lowest among major world leaders – at 25%. (PIB/PTI Photo)

  • PM Modi's approval rating was at 70% on August 31, higher than US President Joe Biden and other leaders
  • At its peak, PM Modi’s disapproval rating was at 84%, during the second COVID wave 
  • The ratings were calculated by American data intelligence firm Morning Consult