Published: Mon, June 26, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

France, UK in anti-terror action plan; Macron says European Union door open


Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (L) and France's President Emmanuel Macron walk across the lawn following a joint press conference in the grounds of The Elysee Palace in Paris on June 13, 2017.

The Prime Minister flew to the French capital after breaking off from talks with the Democratic Unionist Party to shore up her minority government following last week's disastrous election results.

But May and Macron want to deepen counterterrorism cooperation after a string of attacks hit both of their countries, and they want tech companies to better police online extremism.

After the terrorist attack that killed seven people in London on June 3, May accused USA tech companies of not having done enough to weed out extremists in cyberspace.

The pair attended a friendly football match between France and England at the Stade de France, where a minute's silence was be held for the Manchester and London terror attack victims.

"We have made a decision to go further on a concrete plan to reinforce the obligation of social media companies to remove content that promotes hate and terrorism online".

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France and Britain have experienced several Islamic extremist attacks in the past few years.

French President Emmanuel Macron is urging Qatar and its rival neighbors to talk directly, to defuse their tensions over alleged terrorism financing, and said Wednesday he will step up diplomatic discussions with Gulf leaders in the coming days.

Speaking at a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May in Paris, Macron was asked if he agreed with German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble's comment earlier in the day that the United Kingdom.

"Everyone assumes that she's a zombie", Francois Heisbourg, a former French diplomat and chairman of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, told AFP this week.

The chance to stand in solidarity with the French president against terrorism will come as a "welcome reprieve" for May and serve to remind people that she is still prime minister despite her political woes, Dobbs said.

A bomb exploded when France played Germany in November 2015 - before 130 people were killed in a series of orchestrated attacks across Paris.

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French president Mr Macron described the killings as assaults on "freedom, democracy and our youth".

Katz reported from London.

The leaders are set to meet in Paris on Tuesday and want firms like Facebook and Google to make it harder for terrorists to exploit their platforms. After their talks, the two leaders will watch.

Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum past year.

At the start of the conference May struggled with her papers, which were briefly ruffled by wind in the Elysée presidential palace's back garden.

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