Macron took a swipe at Russian media outlets Russia Today and Sputnik, calling them "organs of influence and propaganda". "Russia Today and Sputnik ... behaved as organs of influence, of propaganda, of lying propaganda".
With Putin alongside him, the 39-year-old Macron repeated the accusation in a reply to a journalist's question, saying: "During the campaign, Russia Today and Sputnik were agents of influence which on several occasions spread fake news about me personally and my campaign". On the eve of the vote, Macron's campaign suffered a massive cyberattack that it compared with the hacking of candidate Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign past year. U.S. intelligence agencies have blamed that operation on the Russian Government.
The leaders' first handshakes - relatively brief and cordial - after Mr Putin climbed out of his limousine at Versailles were far less macho than Mr Macron's now famous who-will-blink-first handshake showdown with US President Donald Trump when the two leaders met for the first time last week.
"According to our information, there is no proof that chemical weapons were used by Assad".
Putin has backed Syrian President Bashar Assad, who has been accused of using chemical weapons, including in April.
Merkel's statements provoked from Richard Haass, the president of the influential US Council on Foreign Relations, the dismayed comment that the events of the past week represented a "watershed" that "the US has sought to avoid" since World War II.
On Monday, he said Putin shared the same hope, adding that the talks should take place "in days or weeks".
In Versailles, Macron and Putin will inaugurate an exhibition marking 300 years of Franco-Russian ties since the visit of Russia's modernising tsarPeter the Great to France in 1717.
Putin said it would have been odd not to hold a meeting with a candidate who had expressed warming relations with Russian Federation.
"Donald Trump, the Turkish president or the Russian president see relationships in terms of a balance of power".
Since being elected, Macron appears to have toned down the rhetoric, although he noted the two leaders still had "diverging positions" in their first phone call.
The United State and France have both opposed Assad in Syria, while Russian Federation has continued backing him in the civil war that has resulted in over half a million deaths, and sparked a refugee crisis in the region and parts of Europe. In the Le Figaro interview, Putin said the accusations of meddling leveled at Russian Federation have destabilized worldwide affairs.
Responding to a question about sanctions against Russian Federation over Ukraine, Putin answered, "These sanctions do not contribute at all to settling the crisis in Ukraine". "Let's fight for all the restrictions in the global economy to be scrapped".
Human rights activists protested Monday in Paris over the situation of gays in the Russian republic of Chechnya, holding a banner "Stop homophobia in Chechnya" near the Eiffel Tower.
Putin said after talks with Macron at the Palace of Versailles on Monday that the French leader proposed exchanging official delegations to work toward that goal.
The Mets announced that newly promoted Tyler Pill would start Tuesday against the Brewers. "I'm really looking forward to it". Minus All-Star closer Jeurys Familia for much of the season, the Mets had converted only 10 of 19 save opportunities.
In this unique and preeminent task, Trump said, "Muslim-majority countries must take the lead in combatting radicalization". President Donald Trump has faced a much cooler reception in Europe than the welcome he received in the Middle East.
According to a statement made on Wednesday by spokesman Ian Prior, Sessions had omitted the contacts as a matter of practicality. He recused himself from the Russian Federation inquiry in March, after it was reported he had met with Kislyak in 2016.
He lops a total of $1.7 trillion off that and similar programs, including food stamps, school lunches and Habitat for Humanity. Conservatively, Trump estimates economic growth will average 3 percent, assuming his budget is implemented.
Russian Federation annexed Crimea in 2014, and fomented a pro-Russia separatist movement in eastern Ukraine that same year. The US President then stood near Mr Markovic and spoke to Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite .
Sixteen states have part-time legislatures, the NCSL reports, and 24 states have a hybrid system, with a middle-sized staff. Likely gubernatorial candidate Brian Calley is leading a ballot drive to make Michigan's Legislature part-time.
The Russian ambassador was surprised by the request, according to reports citing unidentified United States officials. The Senate Intelligence Committee is seeking documents from Flynn related to his interactions with Russian officials.
The G7 is an informal forum on global governance comprising the United States, Canada, France, Britain, Germany, Italy and Japan. The event will discuss climate change and Russian Federation sanctions in what could prove to be more stumbling blocks.
Mitchell spoke to the AP from his home in Bogue Chitto, Mississippi, which authorities say was the site of the first shootings. Mitchell told the Associated Press that things took a horrific turn after a deputy was called to the house to remove Godbolt.
It all came down to the restarts, and that's when Truex was at his best, especially on the final restart with two laps remaining. But it was really whoever got in front and got the lead at that point, and he was really fast in that little final stage.
And then there's Will Power , who has an IndyCar championship trophy on his mantle, but not the Borg-Warner Indy 500 winner's trophy.
Murray headlining field at French Open Day 3
The unseeded pro battled to a 1-6 7-6 (2) 6-4 victory in two hours and 18 minutes on the clay court at Roland Garros . After losing the first set 6-1, it looked like a formality for the 26-year-old Konta to close out the match.
Hansen expects ABs to face 'Warrenball' in Lions tests
Putting aside Gatland's alleged bias towards his Welsh team, he has picked the right leader in the shape of Sam Warburton . Then there are the young guns led by Maro Itoje, Anthony Watson, Kyle Sinckler and Robbie Henshaw.
Europe can no longer rely on US, Britain: Merkel
But they carry extra heft now that Trump is actually in office - and after Trump had a days-long opportunity to reset relations. President Donald Trump (R) as they attend a G7 expanded session during the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, May 27, 2017.
After mistake in 2012, Sato learns lesson to win Indy 500
Castroneves spent the rest of the race playing cat-and-mouse with Sato and nearly had him just as the second-to-last lap began. Foyt at Long Beach in 2013.Sato's victory gave Andretti a second consecutive win in " The Greatest Spectacle in Racing ".
1 held as sexual abuse video goes viral in UP
In the video, around 12 to 14 boys can be seen, molesting the women, even while they pleaded to let them go. However, the police official gave a contradictory statement and said they are looking into the matter.
'Man Utd are interested in signing Perisic'
Manchester United will look to bolster their attack next season and they are reportedly already in talks with this Serie A star. According to Sky Sports , United aren't the only ones on Perisic and Antonio Conte's Chelsea are also interested in him.
Trump taking unique Saudi-to-Israel flight
But Trump departed for Europe having offered no real indication of a path forward on one of the world's most intractable disputes. President Trump stressed the deep and longstanding ties between the US and Israel during a speech in Jerusalem this morning.
18 killed in Afghan car bombing
Late on Wednesday, insurgents staged a surprise assault on an army base in the province's Maiwand district and killed 13 soldiers. The pleas for attention, a major embarrassment for the Western-backed government, highlighted the disarray in security ranks.