New President tells Russia's Vladimir Putin that France will retaliate if chemical weapons are used in Syria fighting
Editor's note: This story contains extremely graphic images of dead children.
French president Emmanuel Macron says he has urged Vladimir Putin to ensure that the rights of LGBT people are protected following allegations of a crackdown on gay men in the Russian republic of Chechnya.
There's a tendency among "serious" people to dismiss the importance of the pomp, circumstance and symbolism in politics. "Focus on the policy, not the perceptions!" they shout. Who cares about the fluff!?!?!
A photo op with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron created a social media buzz.