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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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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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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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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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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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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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New Caledonia votes to stay in France; boycott of separatists

French government of trying to rush the vote. Police and gendarmerie units have been deployed throughout the city. (AP Photo / Clotilde Richalet)” title=”Patrol of French gendarmes at a roundabout in Noumea, New Caledonia, Sunday, December 12, 2021. Voters in the South Pacific archipelago of New Caledonia decide to separate from France, an important referendum […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Blinken is told France “expects better” in grueling TV appearance as he works to mend American-French divide in Paris

A senior State Department official described Blinken’s official meetings as “very productive” and forward-looking, but the United States and the French agreed that work remained to mend the shaken relationship. the Biden administration’s new defense partnership with the UK and Australia. The bitterness over this deal and the treatment of the French by the Biden […]

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Antony Blinken has a delicate job in Paris after Submarine Row

Not so long ago, the thinner French relations of one of Mr Blinken’s predecessors as Secretary of State, John Kerry, drew chuckles from Tories who hinted that Mr Kerry, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, was somehow less than fully American (or “looks like French,” as former President George W. Bush’s former Commerce Secretary Donald L. […]

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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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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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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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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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Why France receives no sympathy for its lost subcontracting agreement

France rages against AUKUS, the new tripartite security deal that scuttled its contract to build submarines for Australia, but receives virtually no expressions of sympathy from other EU member states. Perhaps this is because France itself uses particularly harsh tactics to secure arms exports and sells to clients others deem unsavory. Yes, Paris considers arms […]

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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

Global Updates Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to hear about world news. Hello. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Subscribe to our Asia, Europe / Africa Where Americas edition to get it delivered straight to your inbox every morning of the week. You can reach us […]

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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 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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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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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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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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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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The iconography of the Paris Commune, 150 years later

In the last weeks of May 1871, French President Adolphe Thiers ordered the soldiers to devastate the Municipality of Paris, resulting in massacres throughout the city. Seven days of repression of the bourgeois government culminate with the army of Versailles execute the remaining Communards against a stone wall in the Père Lachaise cemetery. More than […]

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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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France is fighting over the future of its past – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Paul Taylor, Contributing Editor of POLITICS, writes the column Europe At Large. PARIS – France is suffering from an acute dose of commemoration. The French spend an enormous amount of time and public money commemorating their history, building museums and, of course, arguing. Presidents love to speak at […]

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Paris is about to change

Updated at 12:29 p.m. ET on September 7, 2020. The pandemic has hit Paris hard. It hit the poor suburbs of Paris the hardest. Paris had already bet its future on the merger with a large circle of suburb cities to form the new Metropolis of Greater Paris—A capital of the 21st century that is […]

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From hippie commune to prestigious political university in France

PROVIDED Former Whitianga Manaia Matafeo has been selected to study in France. In the crowd of anti-drilling and anti-oil protests in Coromandel was a young Manaia Matafeo. He was introduced to the protests at an early age and believes those early memories played a role in his decision to pursue an education in politics. The […]

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The trenches of the Champs Elysées, from the “Paris Commune” to the “Yellow Vest”

France is the leader of contemporary revolutions, as long as the term “revolution”, in its new sense, entered the political culture largely through the successive French revolutions of the end of the 18th century and the first half of the 19th century. XIXth century. Gilet jaune, translated as the yellow vest movement, refers to the […]