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No “green” defense of nuclear energy, warns a French MEP

Published on: 03/19/2022 – 10:31Amended: 03/19/2022 – 10:45 The Ukrainian crisis has given a boost to nuclear energy, which is a way for Europe to get out of its dependence on Russian gas. Nuclear power was also presented, in particular by France, as a “green” source of energy. But environmentalists working to wean France off […]

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Macron promises a social welfare overhaul and more economic reforms if he wins a second term

French President Emmanuel Macron, a candidate for re-election in the 2022 French presidential election, speaks during a news conference to unveil his presidential program at the Docks de Paris, in Aubervilliers near Paris, France, March 17 2022. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, March 17 (Reuters) – French President […]

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France says Putin shows no will to end war in Ukraine as fighting rages

Russian forces fired eight missiles at a Ukrainian military installation near the Polish border on Sunday, officials said, in what appeared to be the most westerly attack of the war, and air raid sirens sounded again woke up the inhabitants of the capital Kiev. Ukrainian police help residents cross a destroyed bridge as they evacuate […]

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The French economy after five years under Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron finally entered the electoral campaign in March, vying for re-election after five crisis-laden years for France, Europe and the world beyond. Having looked at Macron’s record on foreign affairs last week, FRANCE 24 now takes a look at how the centrist measured up on the economy during his tenure. To listen […]

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The Ukrainian crisis will dominate the Versailles summit of European leaders

Published on: 03/10/2022 – 05:02Amended: 03/10/2022 – 05:00 Versailles (France) (AFP) – EU leaders will scramble on Thursday to find ways to urgently deal with the fallout from the Russian invasion of Ukraine that has imperiled the bloc’s economy and revealed the urgent need for more defense. strong. The Versailles Palace meeting was expected to […]

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Stuck between Macron and a hard right – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article SAINT-GILLES-CROIX-DE-VIE, France — In a small hall in the town hall of the coastal town of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Valérie Pécresse was furious. “Shit !” she told a group of reporters, banging her fist on the table. The French presidential candidate of the conservative Les Républicains party had just spent […]

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Ukraine-Russia Live News: Putin, Israel and Zelensky

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett traveled to Moscow to meet Russian President Vladimir V. Putin at the Kremlin, according to Israeli and Russian officials, a rare moment of diplomacy in a war that has dragged into its second week. “The situation around Ukraine is being discussed,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, according to state-controlled […]

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Ukraine crisis: Why is Macron assuming the role of mediator? | Russian-Ukrainian crisis

Paris, France – An hour before announcing to the world his decision to recognize the independence of the two secessionist Ukrainian provinces of Luhansk and Donestk on Monday, Vladimir Putin called Emmanuel Macron. It was a courtesy visit to inform him of his intentions – and a drag on the French president, who was quick […]

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French communist presidential candidate Roussel hits back at fake jobs

Published on: 02/21/2022 – 18:03 French Communist Party presidential candidate Fabien Roussel hit back on Monday after allegations he was paid from public funds for five years for fictitious work. Investigative news site Mediapart on Sunday questioned the veracity of Roussel’s employment as a parliamentary assistant from 2009 to 2014, saying the former communist journalist […]

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French bill banning hijab in sporting events moved to National Assembly

PARIS, Feb 16 (Reuters) – A bill banning the wearing of the hijab in sports competitions will be sent to France’s National Assembly after the Senate refused to vote on the legislation on Wednesday. The broader bill is devoted to the “democratization of sport”, including how major sports federations are governed. But it includes a […]

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Russian-backed separatists conduct military drills, Ukraine warns

KYIV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s military warned on Friday that the Russian-backed separatist army in the east of the country had been put on high alert, completing a near encirclement of Ukraine by forces now ready to attack. military action, even as the Biden administration has warned that a Russian invasion could be imminent. The drills […]

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France will build 6 nuclear reactors as part of climate objectives

BELFORT, France (AP) — France plans to build six new nuclear reactors and extend the life of its existing nuclear power plants as part of the country’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause the global warming, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday. Macron said construction work would begin around 2028 so that […]

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Macron meets Putin as France tries to soften diplomatic power over Ukraine

President Biden said on Monday the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to deliver Russian natural gas to Germany would not go ahead if Russia invades Ukraine, stepping up pressure to isolate Moscow as French President Emmanuel Macron launched a series of shuttle diplomacy aimed at unfreezing tensions between the Kremlin and the West. Speaking at a […]

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Vogue France angers some Muslim women with ‘yes to the headscarf’ Instagram post

Written by Jeevan Ravindran, CNN VogueFrance came under fire after posting a message on social media that many users said was offensive to Muslim women in an increasingly public culture Islamophobia in France. Share a Photo on Friday’s Instagram of actress and model Julia Fox wearing a piece of fabric wrapped around her head, the […]

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Foreign Secretary Marise Payne to visit France to restore relations after underwater row

Marise Payne is set to travel to Paris next month for a key meeting between European and Indo-Pacific foreign ministers, potentially offering the government a chance to start mending relations with France following the acrimonious dispute over subs. -sailors. Key points: Foreign ministers’ meeting expected to focus on building greater ‘strategic autonomy’ and increasing investment […]

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How Macron approaches the situation in Ukraine

PARIS — In 2019, Emmanuel Macron invited President Vladimir V. Putin to the French presidential summer residence in Brégançon, declared the need to reinvent “a security architecture” between the European Union and Russia, then declared that the nato had suffered “brain death.” The French leader loves provocation. He hates intellectual laziness. But even by his […]

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France reports half a million Covid cases in new record

France today reported 501,635 new cases of coronavirus, a new daily record and the first time the global number has exceeded half a million. The country is currently recording the highest daily infection rates of any major European country, averaging over 360,000 over the past week. More than 30,000 people are hospitalized with coronavirus across […]

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Emmanuel Macron handed an electoral nightmare to a France slapped with a huge trade deficit | World | News

Despite Mr Macron’s tough rhetoric ahead of the April elections, Jacques Sapir believes the country has been “economically downgraded”. Mr. Sapir, director of studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) since 1996, said the country was rapidly losing its industry. At the center of this economic decline is the introduction of […]

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Before the elections, Macron bets on a pink French economy and new jobs | world news

PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron will present 21 new foreign investment projects in France and a booming economy on Monday as proof that his economic reforms have borne fruit less than three months before a presidential election in which he is expected to run. . During a visit to Alsace in the east, Macron […]

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Macron talks about security in the stronghold of his electoral rival in France – CBS17.com

through: BARBARA SURK, Associated Press Posted: January 10, 2022 / 5:23 AM EST / Update: January 10, 2022 / 5:23 AM EST French President Emmanuel Macron speaks as he attends a press conference with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Friday January 7, 2022 […]

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Covid-19: Chinese city tests 14 million people | World news

Tianjin, a port city of 14 million people near the Chinese capital Beijing, began mass tests on Sunday after a group of 20 adults and children tested positive for Covid-19, at least two of them with the highly transmissible variant Omicron. Epidemiologists told state media that containing the Omicron variant in Tianjin, seen as a […]

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Politics | The Economist

January 8, 2022 Listen to this story Your browser does not support the item . Enjoy more audio and podcasts on ios Where Android. Chaos seized Kazakhstan. Large rallies against rising fuel prices have turned into violent protests against the autocratic regime. President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev sacked his government, but that did not calm the spirits. […]

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Macron says he wants to “annoy” the unvaccinated

French President Emmanuel Macron is seen on a screen as he delivers his New Year’s address to the nation at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, December 31, 2021. REUTERS / Christian Hartmann Register now for FREE and unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, Jan.4 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he […]

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A unification movement of the French left could be its last chance for the elections

PARIS — The dismal state of the French left ahead of April’s presidential elections was best summed up in a series of recent phone calls made by Arnaud Montebourg, a former minister in the socialist government whose presidential campaign barely registered in the surveys. Mr Montebourg posted several videos on Twitter of him phoning four […]

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Anne Hidalgo renews her call to the French left to choose a single presidential candidate | France

Anne Hidalgo, the French socialist presidential candidate, reiterated her call for the unity of her left rivals, saying the left risked collapsing in the face of the alarming rise of the far right. “We are at a critical moment for our democracy,” Hidalgo said before a rally in Perpignan. “The left is in danger of […]

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The French clothier becomes the cornerstone of reindustrialisation

Last year, as Covid-19 first swept across Europe, a French textile company tweeted that it would start making surgical masks. Within hours, the Ministry of Health asked how much it could produce; two days later, Les Tissages de Charlieu had made 100,000 masks for hospitals and French officials. “Our goal was to relocate a very […]

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After Merkel, Frenchman Macron welcomes “dear Olaf”

Macron welcomes the new German Chancellor for a first visit abroad The two are committed to working closely together Potential differences from green investment rules, EU budget PARIS, December 10 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron and the new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Friday played down the differences on the reform of the EU’s […]

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Macron urges Britain to relax asylum measures and keep promises

French President Emmanuel Macron has urged the UK to facilitate asylum seekers and illegal work, in a bid to stem risky migration efforts across the Channel. Mr Macron also accused the British government of reneging on promises on fishing licenses and betraying Franco-British friendship by signing a secret submarine deal with the United States and […]

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How many countries will follow the official American snub of the Beijing Olympics?

SEOUL – Neither President Biden nor other U.S. officials are going, but the Russian leader could. New Zealand says it decided months ago that its diplomats would not be attending. Political leaders of other nations should also bow out, whether or not they state an explicit reason. In less than two months, China will open […]

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Joséphine Baker enters the Pantheon of National Heroes

Host, civil rights activist and spy: Joséphine Baker became the first black woman to be commemorated at the Pantheon in Paris on Tuesday evening – an honor bestowed by the French president only on those considered national heroes. President Emmanuel Macron, who hopes to secure his second term in an election in less than five […]

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French military convoy leaves Burkina Faso after blockade of protesters

French President Emmanuel Macron greets Burkinabe President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré before a meeting on security in the Sahel region at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, November 12, 2021. REUTERS / Gonzalo Fuentes / File Photo Register now for FREE and unlimited access to reuters.com Register now PARIS, November 26 (Reuters) – A French […]

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FirstFT: China’s emissions fall as economy rocked by slowdown in real estate

Hello. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Subscribe to our Asia, Europe / Africa Where Americas edition to receive it directly in your inbox every weekday morning Did you follow the news well this week? Take our quiz. China’s carbon dioxide emissions have declined for the first time since last year’s […]

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For Brexiters who dreamed of regaining control, France is too close for comfort | Rafael Behr

Considering that the width of the English Channel does not change, it is surprising how often British politicians seem surprised by the proximity of France. Currently, Priti Patel is enraged by the volume of people crossing in small boats. Boris Johnson is frustrated with Patel’s inability to stop the traffic. Tory MPs who told voters […]

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Hunter shoots bear fatally in southwest France after biting it

A hunter shot dead a bear in southwestern France after he bit it during a wild boar hunt. The hunter is now in critical condition at Toulouse hospital. The 70-year-old man participated yesterday (Saturday, November 20) in a bear hunt in the town of Seix in Ariège, in Occitanie. He reported that he was attacked […]

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The Observer’s take on the power of the far right beyond the French presidential elections | Editorial observer

Eric Zemmour is unlikely to be France’s next president. First of all, he is not yet officially a candidate. Second, his loathsome brand of far-right racist cod already has a well-established spokesperson: Marine Le Pen, leader of the National Rally (formerly Front National). That said, Zemmour is doing well in opinion polls and significantly influencing […]

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Greenpeace denounces France’s uranium exports to Russia

PARIS (AP) – Six Greenpeace activists blocked a railway line in southern France on Tuesday, saying they were seeking to prevent the export of charges of reprocessed uranium to Russia. The tracks on which the militants stood are located in the town of Pierrelatte just outside a factory in Orano where radioactive materials are processed […]

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Life sentence for murder of Holocaust survivor – MyStateline.com

Posted: November 11, 2021 / 10:38 a.m. CST / Update: November 11, 2021 / 11:05 CST Flowers and signs are displayed in front of Mireille Knoll’s apartment during a silent march on March 28, 2018 in Paris. A Frenchman has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor to death in […]

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France returns 26 looted treasures and works of art to Benin

France has returned 26 royal treasures and works of art looted from its former colony of Benin, in part fulfilling a promise by President Emmanuel Macron four years ago to forge a new relationship with Africa. During a ceremony at the Elysee Palace on Tuesday, Roselyne Bachelot and Jean-Michel Abimbola, ministers of Culture of the […]

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Simon Birmingham accuses the media of widening the wedge between Australia and France | Scott Morrison

A senior minister in the Morrison government tried to blame journalists for the escalating Franco-Australian diplomatic split. Finance Minister and frequent Morrison government spokesman Simon Birmingham questioned whether it was “wise” for Australian journalists to question French President Emmanuel Macron over the aborted submarine deal and the conduct of Scott Morrison. Macron, when asked if […]

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UAE Ambassador to France Hend Al Otaiba presents his credentials in Paris

Hend Al Otaiba, the ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to France, presented his credentials to French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday. The ceremony took place at the Elysee Palace in Paris, the French capital. Fluent in French and an expert in strategic communications, Ms. Al Otaiba has spent her career promoting the UAE to […]

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If the government is re-elected, it may be despite Scott Morrison rather than because of him

When Scott Morrison faced the traveling media during a layover in Dubai on the way home, he looked exhausted. Here is a man who needed a hot bath and a big political reset. He presumably had the opportunity for the first; he and his advisers will ruminate on the latter for a long time to […]

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European video promoting “hijab freedom” withdrawn after Paris complaint

The Council of Europe has removed a video from social media celebrating the Islamic veil after protests in France, where Islam and immigration are controversial political issues ahead of next year’s elections. “Beauty is in diversity as freedom is in the hijab. . . #JOYinHIJAB “launched the slogans in a 27 second video depicting women […]

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French ambassador accuses Australia of deception over submarine deal

Australia canceled an agreement with the French naval group in September. Spillovers threaten to trickle down to trade The French ambassador said the leaked messages represented a “new low” CANBERRA / SYDNEY, Nov. 3 (Reuters) – French Ambassador to Australia Jean-Pierre Thebault on Wednesday said Australia had acted deceitfully by abruptly canceling a multibillion-dollar deal […]

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French trawler owners still in the dark on Franco-British fishing

GRANVILLE, France (AP) – French trawler owners in Normandy reacted with confusion and dismay after President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday extended the deadline for the British government to clear more French fishing vessels, subject to a post-Brexit dispute between the two countries. Macron said Britain now has until at least Thursday to allow more French […]

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Fish wars between UK and France are latest post-Brexit flashpoint

The UK and France are heading into a new crisis in their post-Brexit relationship, with each side embroiled in a fisheries dispute that threatens to escalate into an all-out trade war. Driving the news: The latest flash point comes courtesy of an industry that only accounts for 0.1% of UK GDP, but played a disproportionate […]

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Absence of key world leaders weighs on Biden’s first G-20

To replace absent leaders from China, Russia, Japan and Mexico, lower-level ministers have been sent in their place, a handful of lesser-known among some of the world’s most recognizable leaders. Yet the decision to forgo one of the world’s most important diplomatic events only fuels the feeling that Xi and Putin have become less concerned […]

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The G-20 needs a freedom and prosperity agenda more than ever

The first in-person gathering of the world’s 20 largest economies, the Group of 20, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic will be in Rome, Italy, from October 30 to 31. At the very least, the summit shouldn’t go as usual. Unfortunately, there are reasons to believe that the meeting will not address the issues […]

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Biden to meet French Macron as US seeks repair of fences after submarine spit

ROME – President Joe Biden will hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron at the G20 summit on Friday, offering Biden an opportunity to turn the page on a strained relationship with one of the United States’ oldest allies in following a quarrel between the two countries over a submarine deal. This is the first […]

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Peter Dutton suggests looming French elections part of fury over Australian AUKUS submarine deal

Defense Minister Peter Dutton has suggested that the impending French elections may be part of France’s fury against the Australian AUKUS submarine deal. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Gary Ramage Defense Minister Peter Dutton has suggested that the reason France remains “frustrated” by Australia’s abandonment of the $ 90 billion bilateral submarine deal is because of […]

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Telangana Minister KTR meets French Ambassador for Digital Affairs and aims to develop start-up scenario in state

Hyderabad: On the first day of his visit to France, the Minister of Telangana KTR met the French government ambassador in charge of digital affairs, Henri Verdier. KTR discussed various initiatives taken to promote innovation and start-ups in the state of Telangana, open data policy and digital infrastructure being built in the state. Minister of […]

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Biden could face tensions with his allies over climate, Afghanistan and other issues: NPR

It’s a pivotal week for President Biden, as he travels to Rome for a G-20 meeting, then to Glasgow for a major UN climate summit – all as Congress Democrats carry on to discuss its spending program. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle legend Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP via Getty Images […]

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With the national agenda in the home stretch, Biden heads to Europe

President Joe Biden will travel to Europe on Thursday for a series of meetings with world leaders focused on the global economy and climate change, as well as an official visit to Pope Francis, as the president seeks to consolidate some of his priorities policies both at home and abroad. What would you like to […]

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AUKUS is clumsy, but not abnormal: how do US foreign policy experts think of US alliances

Many believed that a Biden presidency would mean a return to appreciative and cooperative relations between the United States and its allies and partners around the world. France certainly did – before the United States and Britain scuttled a $ 66 billion French conventional submarine deal with Australia in order to sell submarines themselves to […]

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France launches state-of-the-art military communications satellite, World News & Top Stories

KOUROU, FRENCH GUYANA (AFP) – France has successfully put a state-of-the-art satellite into orbit, designed to allow all French armed forces around the world to communicate quickly and safely. Paris created a space force command in July 2019, fearing that rival countries would invest heavily in space technology, seen as a new military frontier. The […]

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Activists denounce French uranium sent to Russian landfill

Even as President Emmanuel Macron relaunches French nuclear plans amid skyrocketing gas prices, Greenpeace activists have protested against French uranium exports to Russia Demonstrators on Tuesday October 12 blocked the entrance to the headquarters of the nuclear company Orano in Châtillon, in the suburbs of Paris, using fake cans of nuclear waste and waving “Russia […]

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Greece ratifies historic intra-NATO defense pact with France | Military News

Athens, Greece – Greece on Thursday ratified a mutual defense pact with France, the first between two NATO members. The two countries are already required to help each other against an attack from outside the alliance. But the Strategic Defense and Security Partnership is joining forces for the first time with two NATO members to […]

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Yet another victim of the Covid: capitalism

This is an article from World Review: The State of Democracy, a special section that examines politics and world affairs, and is published in conjunction with the annual Athens Forum on Democracy. The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the gap between the haves and have-nots and questioned capitalism: this is the conclusion reached by Joseph Stiglitz […]

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The talks between America and France for AUKUS “very positive and productive”: the US state Secy Blinken

After French President Emmanuel Macron met for the first time on Tuesday with visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the latter said on October 7 that talks with French counterparts were “positive and productive”. The meeting between the US delegation led by Blinken and French officials took place in the wake of Canberra’s abandonment […]

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Algeria castigates French leader, recalls French ambassador

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) – Algeria has accused its former colonial ruler, France, of “genocide” and announced the recall of its Paris ambassador angry at “inadmissible” remarks attributed to French President Emmanuel Macron. The sharp escalation in tensions also follows a French decision to reduce the number of visas delivered to the populations of North Africa […]

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Macron’s submarine spitting reminds why Australia should move closer to France, not alienate from it

Emmanuel Macron foresaw a world beyond the United States long before his anger erupted over the canceled submarine deal. The French president calls it strategic autonomy; it could just as well be called “Europe first”. Macron says Europeans must stop being naive and develop the power to defend themselves. And it can now go so […]

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Indigenous leader of Macron in France: Save the Amazon

PARIS (AP) – Describing the “predation” of his homeland, an indigenous Brazilian leader calls on the French president to use his global influence to fight against deforestation in the Amazon. Nineveh, a leader of the Huni Kui people who uses only one name, delivered a letter to the office of French President Emmanuel Macron on […]

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European Social Democrats are showing signs of life, but France is blocking out

PARIS – For the venerable French Socialist Party, which is languishing 4 percent support Ahead of next year’s presidential elections, news of a surprise victory last Sunday by his center-left counterpart in Germany offered a glimmer of hope. The slim victory of Olaf Scholz and the German Social Democratic Party, as well as the expected […]

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UKUS Policy – Journal

The American administration’s decision to get Australia to cancel its contract with France for the supply of conventional submarines and, instead, to procure nuclear-powered submarines of the type used by the Americans or the British came as a brutal shock to the French who were made aware of the decision just hours before it was […]

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The kiss returns to France. Is this the beginning of the end of the new coronavirus?

What could be more French than choosing the perfect baguette, or the long lunch in a Parisian café? It’s the kiss – a kiss (sometimes more) on each cheek with which the French have greeted their friends and relatives for centuries. Until the arrival of the new coronavirus. Around the world, Covid-19 has not only […]

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Democrats pursue welfare state in Europe with American taxes

The $ 3.5 trillion tax package Democrats hope to pass soon represents an ambitious expansion of the social safety net, offering regular family allowances, paid sick and parental leave, a universal preschool and free college. What would most Americans pay for all of these new benefits? Nothing. Newsletter Sign-Up Real-time savings The latest weekly economic […]

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China’s playbook borrowing from Russia: French military think tank

French President Emmanuel Macron (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands after a joint press briefing at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on January 9, 2018. Marc Schiefelbein | AFP | Getty Images LONDON – China increasingly aims to infiltrate and exert pressure on the world stage, with its operations becoming […]

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France offers state-funded therapy, tackles mental health

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that psychology appointments in France will be funded by the government from next year ThroughThe Associated Press September 28, 2021, 4:21 PM • 3 minutes to read Share on FacebookShare on twitterEmail this article PARIS – Psychology appointments in France will be funded by the government from next year, […]

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Prince Harry, Meghan and Macron demand more vaccines for Africa – SAPeople

British Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appear on stage during the 2021 Global Citizen Live concert in Central Park in New York, United States on September 25, 2021. REUTERS / Caitlin Ochs Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, along with French President Emmanuel Macron, called for more vaccines for Africa during an address at the Global […]

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US and UK take India for granted while trying to appease France after AUKUS

For example, when the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 put a question mark on the need for NATO, Margaret Thatcher, then on a trip to Helsinki, was asked by a reporter: Now that the Soviet threat disappeared, what was the rationale for British nuclear deterrence? Thatcher replied “We still have a problem in […]

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French Trade Minister rejects invitation to meet Australian counterpart on submarine deal

Australian Trade Minister Dan Tehan begged his French counterpart to “resolve” tensions between nations, after France’s trade minister declined an offer to meet in Paris next month. Key points: French remain angry with Australia for bailout of $ 90 billion submarine contract Dan Tehan says there is an open invitation for his French counterpart to […]

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The French envoy returns to the United States after the Biden-Macron call to repair the fence

PARIS / WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (Reuters) – The US and French presidents on Wednesday decided to restore relations, with France agreeing to fire its ambassador to Washington and the White House admitting to having made a mistake in negotiating an agreement for Australia bought the United States instead of French submarines without consulting Paris. In […]

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American-French spat seems to calm down after Biden-Macron call

PARIS (AP) – The biggest rift in decades between the United States and France appeared to be healing on Wednesday after French President Emmanuel Macron and President Joe Biden phoned each other on Wednesday to iron out matters. In a half-hour call that the White House called “friendly,” the two leaders agreed to meet next […]

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Joint statement on the phone call between President Biden and President Macron

President Emmanuel Macron of the French Republic and President Joe Biden of the United States of America spoke on September 22, at the latter’s request, to discuss the implications of the September 15 announcement. Both leaders agreed that the situation benefited from open consultations among allies on issues of strategic interest to France and our […]

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Will France try to get ahead of Germany after Merkel leaves?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and French President Emmanuel Macron attend an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels on July 18, 2020, as EU leaders hold their first face-to-face summit to face after economic bailout from the virus. FRANCOIS LENOIR | AFP | Getty Images When longtime and influential German Chancellor Angela […]

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FirstFT: British energy groups ask for help from the state to overcome the gas crisis

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French fury against the US-Australian sub-agreement

TIT IS NOW that Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, qualified on September 16 the agreement of “stab in the back”, the anger in Paris was obvious. The next day, the French recalled their ambassador to Washington, DC (and that to Australia), for the first time since the 1790s. The announcement by […]

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France will work with India to promote a “truly multilateral” order | European news

Foreign ministers of two countries agree to deepen the strategic partnership as they discuss developments in the Indo-Pacific and Afghanistan. The French foreign minister has agreed with his Indian counterpart to work on a program aimed at promoting “a genuine multilateral international order”, the French foreign ministry said. Jean-Yves Le Drian and Subrahmanyam Jaishankar also […]

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Biden’s leadership faces global test at UN summit

Welcome to UN Brief, Foreign policeThis year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) context guide, as hundreds of foreign dignitaries and diplomats descend on New York City. Over the next week, we’ll be your daily guides for everything behind the scenes of the so-called Super Bowl for diplomats. Want a groundbait before you dive? This afternoon, […]

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France reminds its ambassadors to the United States and Australia of the nuclear submarine deal

PARIS – France said Friday evening it was immediately recalling its ambassadors to the United States and Australia after Australia abandoned a large purchase of French conventional submarines in favor of nuclear submarines built with American technology. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a written statement that the French decision, at the request of […]

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France rages against AUKUS Submarine Snub

Here is today’s one Foreign police brief: France rages at the new undersea pact, Russia begins the legislative elections, and JapanThe battle for the leadership of the Liberal Democratic Party begins. If you would like to receive Morning Brief in your inbox every day of the week, please sign up here. Starting today, FP will […]

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Sunk! France cries out in indignation at snubbed submarines

The French word deception means deception rather than deception, which makes it one of the infamous “false friends” that the French language abounds in for English speakers trying to learn it. But when Naval Group, the French company which has just lost what has been described in France as “the contract of the century” for […]

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In submarine deal with Australia, US thwarts China but enrages France

PARIS – President Biden’s announcement of an agreement to help Australia deploy nuclear-powered submarines has strained the Western alliance, infuriating France and foreshadowing how the confrontational US and European responses to the confrontation with China could redraw the world strategic map. Announcing the deal on Wednesday, Biden said it aims to strengthen alliances and update […]

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Coronavirus: What’s Happening in Canada and Around the World Thursday

The last: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he would have to spend “a few days” in isolation after dozens of people around him fell ill with COVID-19, TASS news agency reported. Putin was speaking via video link at a Russian-led security bloc summit in Tajikistan which he initially planned to attend in person. […]

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Biden avoids EU with Asia-Pacific power play – POLITICO

It was the worst possible day for the EU – and its defense heavyweight France – to learn that they are not in the big geostrategic court when it comes to countering China’s rise in the Asia-Pacific region. Just hours before EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell unveiled the Indo-Pacific strategy On Thursday it was […]

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French health pass leads to increase in COVID-19 tests as vaccinations slow

PARIS – French biologists and pharmacists carried out a record number of COVID-19 tests in the week following the extension of the country’s “health pass” to restaurants, trains and other activities. A health pass and QR code are provided for those who are vaccinated or who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months […]

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California imposes Covid-19 vaccines on all teachers

All teachers in the U.S. state of California will need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 or undergo weekly drug tests, the governor said, as authorities grapple with rapidly increasing infection rates. The number of people testing positive for the disease has increased across the United States in recent weeks, with the highly infectious Delta variant […]

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First instance court fines French state for air pollution levels

The Eiffel Tower is surrounded by a haze of small particles that hovers above the skyline of Paris, France on December 9, 2016, as the City of Lights has experienced the worst air pollution in a decade. REUTERS / Gonzalo Fuentes / File photo PARIS, August 4 (Reuters) – (This August 4 article corrected paragraphs […]

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Reviews | France has brought passes for vaccines. People are not happy.

PARIS – At a time of the year when the French are traditionally divided between the “juillettistes” (who go on vacation in July) and the “augustiens” (who leave in August), the last few weeks have seen hundreds of thousands of people with a single rallying cry: “Freedom! These demonstrators are united against the new French […]

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France takes initiative to pressure people to get vaccinated

PARIS – As Europe and the United States strive to strike an appropriate balance between limiting the Delta variant of the coronavirus and limiting personal freedom, President Emmanuel Macron has paved the way on a narrow path combining a limited constraint to be vaccinated with generalized coercion. Its approach of ordering health workers to be […]

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French restaurants are open but understaffed

STRUGGLER TO FIND Additional staff, the manager of a bar in the Paris region recently asked her sister to drive for an hour to help her on a busy evening, during a televised football match. In a Normandy seaside restaurant, a waitress says they are understaffed because former colleagues can’t stand unsociable work evenings and […]

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Vandals attack and set fire to two vaccination centers

Two French vaccination centers were so vandalized over the weekend (July 17-18) that they were put out of use. The first in Lans-en-Vercors, in Isère, was set on fire on Friday evening (July 16). A police investigation was opened into this incident. Anti-vaccine slogans were graffiti on the buildings and monuments of the town, reading […]

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Regional inequalities emerge as a pressing threat to democracy

On his recent trip to Europe, President Joe Biden managed to rally the support of traditional U.S. allies and steer them toward a common goal. Together, they could demonstrate that democracies can outperform authoritarian regimes in ensuring both economic prosperity and political freedoms. Although Biden has sought to deal with the interference from Russia, his […]

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Thousands of people protest vaccination, COVID passes

PARIS (AP) – More than 100,000 people demonstrated across France on Saturday against the government’s latest measures to push people to get vaccinated and to curb the rise in infections with the delta variant of the coronavirus. In Paris, separate far-right and far-left protest marches crossed different parts of the city. Demonstrations also took place […]

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France, US urge Lebanese politicians to quickly form cabinet – CBS17.com

through: BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press Posted: July 16, 2021 / 5:46 AM EDT / Update: July 16, 2021 / 5:46 AM EDT A Lebanese soldier fires in the air to separate protesters, during a clash with supporters of Prime Minister designate Saad Hariri who resigned Thursday in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, July 15, 2021. Hariri says […]

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How to make an appointment for the Covid-19 vaccination in France

There has been an increase in the number of people in France making Covid-19 vaccination appointments after President Emmanuel Macron on July 12 announced a series of new measures to combat the spread of Covid. This included making vaccines mandatory for many healthcare professionals and expanding the use of the so-called “health pass,” which the […]

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Supreme Court gives French government nine months to act on climate change

The Eiffel Tower is surrounded by a haze of small particles that hovers above the skyline of Paris, France on December 9, 2016, as the City of Lights has experienced the worst air pollution in a decade. REUTERS / Gonzalo Fuentes / File photo PARIS, July 1 (Reuters) – France’s highest board on Thursday called […]

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The embers of a long-smoldering revolution in France

PARIS – On a recent frosty morning, around a hundred people flocked to a small square near the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, at the top of the Butte Montmartre. These weren’t the usual tourists drawn to the breathtaking panoramic views of Paris, but left-wing protesters celebrating the 150th anniversary of a revolution that began where they stood. […]

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Retired French army generals threaten coup

On April 21, the 60th anniversary of the attempted French military coup in Algiers in 1961, 23 retired generals published an open letter to the government on the neofascist site Valeurs Actuelles . The letter is an extraordinary intervention by the army in political life. One hundred and fifty years after the Paris Commune of […]

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Policewoman stabbed to death inside police station in France before assailant was shot dead

Emmanuel Macron has vowed to “never give up” the fight against Islamist terrorism after a policewoman was killed by a man with a knife who shouted “Allahu Akbar” in France today. Named by police Stéphanie M, the 49-year-old mother of two was slashed in the throat by a Tunisian delivery driver at 2:20 p.m. while […]