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Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte visit Lithuania – Daily Mail

French First Lady Brigitte Macron, 67, looks radiant in a powder blue ensemble as she joins her husband President Emmanuel Macron, 42, on a visit to Lithuania

  • Brigitte and Emmanuel visited Lithuania’s president Gitanas Nauseda and wife
  • The French First Lady accepted a pen from her husband, 42, to sign guest book
  • They were visiting their fellow leaders in the presidential palace in Vilnius

By Harry Howard For Mailonline

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French First Lady Brigitte Macron was pictured smiling brightly on Monday as she joined her husband Emmanuel during a visit to Lithuania. 

The 67-year-old and her 42-year-old husband were visiting Lithuania’s president Gitanas Nauseda and his wife Diana Nausediene in the presidential palace in Vilnius.

Brigitte looked stylish in a matching blue coat and midi dress as she accepted a pen from her husband to sign the official visitor’s book.  

French First Lady Brigitte Macron was pictured smiling brightly on Monday as she joined her husband Emmanuel during a visit to Lithuania

The 67-year-old and her 42-year-old husband were visiting Lithuania’s president Gitanas Nauseda and his wife Diana Nausediene in the presidential palace in Vilnius

She then was pictured sitting at a prepared white and gold table to sign the book as Mr Nauseda and his wife, who also wore a blue dress, watched on and smiled.

Emmanuel later affectionately rested his hand on his wife’s back as they posed for a picture. 

They then enjoyed a group photograph with their Lithuanian opposite numbers.  

None of the politicians were wearing masks in the palace but did do so when the French couple arrived for their visit.   

Brigitte looked stylish in a matching blue coat and midi dress and was given an affectionate pat on the back by Emmanuel

The couple then posed for an official photograph with their Lithuanian counterparts

The VIPs wore masks as they arrived at the presidential palace in Vilnius, the country’s capital

The couples were flanked by mask-wearing guards as they lined up for photographs outside the palace

They travelled to Lithuania on board the French President’s official plane and Brigitte arrived wearing a different outfit – a velvet purple coat and a black top and trousers. 

Later, at the presidential palace, they were given a guard of honour by soldiers dressed in ceremonial uniforms. 

As he emerged from his car, Emmanuel gave his Lithuanian counterparts a polite bow. 

The visit came two weeks after Brigitte revealed how she felt ‘helpless and scared’ after the birth of her first child.

She had three children with her first husband André-Louis Auzière after their wedding in 1974 and today she has seven grandchildren. 

Speaking to the French magazine Elle, Brigitte, who had her first child aged 21, admitted she felt ‘helpless’ when she left the maternity ward after giving birth.

Emmanuel and his wife were also given a guard of honour by soldiers in ceremonial uniforms

They travelled to Lithuania on board the French President’s official plane and Brigitte arrived wearing a different outfit – a velvet purple coat and a black top and trousers 

Brigitte held her husband’s hand firmly as they walked down- a prepared red carpet from the plane

She said she dreaded being responsible for this child, revealing: ‘I was scared not to know [what to do], I was scared something would happen to him. He spent the three first weeks screaming night and day.’

She added: ‘We never talk about how alone and helpless a young mother can be.

‘At 21, right after the birth of my first child, I was standing in front of the hospital waiting for his father to take us home, and I wanted to make a U-turn and run to hide in the maternity ward.’

After the baby spent three weeks crying ‘day and night’, Brigitte phoned for a doctor who assured her the baby was fine.  

However, she later discovered her son Sébastien suffered from a medical problem which was solved with an operation. 

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Emmanuel Clase Receives PED Suspension – MLB Trade Rumors

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Indians reliever Emmanuel Clase has received an 80-game suspension, per a league announcement. He tested positive for banned PED boldenone.

Clase, acquired in the trade that sent Corey Kluber to the Rangers, had been rehabbing a teres major strain this spring. Precisely when the positive test was recorded isn’t known, though it certainly may have taken place prior to the shutdown of play. Clase would have had an opportunity to appeal the suspension before it was announced.

The Indians were disappointed to see Clase go down in camp. But it seemed he’d have a chance to accomplish much of his rehab work while the season was on pause. That’ll still be the case, but he’ll now be sidelined regardless when the 2020 campaign gets underway. The suspension will begin once the season gets underway, even if Clase is still rehabbing.

It obviously hasn’t been the smoothest start to Clase’s tenure with the Cleveland organization. The club pinned big hopes to the 22-year-old hurler, who was the chief asset brought back in a deal for one of the team’s best-known players.

Clase wasn’t a widely known player entering the 2019 season. But he zipped up the Texas farm system ladder and opened eyes with his MLB debut at just 21 years of age. Featuring a triple-digit heater, Clase turned in a 2.31 ERA with 8.1 K/9, 2.3 BB/9, and a hefty 60.6% groundball rate over 23 1/3 innings.

There is quite a silver lining here for the Indians — and a big dent to Clase’s long-term earnings outlook. He had only accrued 59 days of service in 2019 and will not be able to add enough days in 2020 to reach a full season of MLB service (172 days). Though he could ultimately qualify for arbitration in 2023 as a Super Two player, his anticipated free agent clock will end up moving back a year.

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