Tag Archives: Emmanuel Macron

FRANCE: Emmanuel Macron Denies Gay Rumors After Bodyguard Indicted For Beating May Day Protesters

The Telegraph reports: It was the week that Emmanuel Macron, the slick young French president who once said that he hoped to rule above the political fray like the Roman god Jupiter, was brutally reminded that he is, after all, a mere mortal. His top aides were grilled on live television and the opposition shut down Parliament. And to cap ...

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Trump Replaces West Wing Photos Of French President With Photos Of North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump’s warm relations with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un have now extended to the decoration of the White House, with photos of the two men’s historic meeting last week adorning the West Wing. And, in a move that symbolically resembles the president’s cooler relations with the United States’s chief allies, the photos of Trump and ...

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G7 Nations Blast Trump’s “Ad Hominem” Attacks

Talking Points Memo reports: Fellow G7 members responded harshly to President Donald Trump’s refusal to sign a previously agreed-upon joint statement authored by all seven nations at a summit this weekend, with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Sunday pointedly condemning Trump and his advisers’ “ad hominem attacks.” “We spent two days to obtain a text and commitments. We will ...

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FRANCE: Macron Awards Citizenship To “Spiderman” Migrant Who Rescued Dangling Child From Ledge

Politico reports: French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that a Malian migrant would be given French citizenship after climbing a building to save a child’s life in Paris. Videos on social media show Mamoudou Gassama climbing four stories by pulling himself from balcony to balcony in order to rescue the 4-year-old, who had been left unattended, according to the BBC. ...

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French President To Congress: Reject Nationalism

Reuters reports: French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday urged the United States to reject nationalism and stay true to global ideals of cooperation in the face of terrorism and other challenges, saying countries can still retain their own identities. “I do not share the fascination for new strong powers, the abandonment of freedom and the illusion of nationalism,” Macron told ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Joint Presser With Macron

CBS News reports: French President Emmanuel Macron is back at the White House on Tuesday where he is set to join President Trump for a day of meetings followed by a joint news conference on his second day in Washington for his official state visit. During a brief meeting with Macron after their Oval Office remarks, Mr. Trump called North ...

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FRANCE: Russia Used Facebook To Spy On Macron

Reuters reports: Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign earlier this year by creating phony Facebook personas, according to a U.S. congressman and two other people briefed on the effort. About two dozen Facebook accounts were created to conduct surveillance on Macron campaign officials and others close to the centrist former financier as he sought ...

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FRANCE: Macron Invites Trump To Visit For Bastille Day

The New York Times reports: They have had their differences, but when President Emmanuel Macron of France and President Trump spoke by telephone on Tuesday about the threat of a new chemical weapons attack by Syria, Mr. Macron seized the opportunity and invited Mr. Trump to Paris for Bastille Day. It was not immediately clear whether Mr. Trump would accept ...

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SNAP: French President Shades Trump On Climate

Raw Story reports: French President Emmanuel Macron closed his speech to France, and indeed the world, about the Paris Climate Agreement speaking in English in what seemed to be a direct message to U.S.A. President Donald Trump. “Make our planet great again. Thank you,” Macron said. The statement came at the end of a short message in French in response ...

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FRANCE: Putin Tells Macron He’s Working To Find “Complete Truth” On Chechnya’s Anti-LGBT Pogrom

The New York Times reports: France’s newly elected president, Emmanuel Macron, came out of his first meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Monday with a message of stark challenge, promising French military reprisals for any use of chemical weapons by Russia’s allies in Syria and saying he would closely monitor the curtailing of civil rights for gay ...

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Trump Denies He Backed Fascist Leader Marine Le Pen, Tells French President Macron “You Were My Guy”

Politico Europe reports: U.S President Donald Trump congratulated newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron for his “tremendous victory” and “incredible campaign” as they met for the first time over lunch in Brussels on Thursday. Speaking alongside Macron at the U.S. embassy, Trump said: “It is my great honor to be with the newly elected president of France, who ran an ...

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Russian Newspaper Claims Emmanuel Macron Is A “Gay Psychopath” Who Won’t Fight For The French People

The Independent reports: A Russian tabloid has quoted a description of the new President of France, Emmanuel Macron, as a psychopath who hates his country, and made derogatory allusions to homosexuality around him and his campaign. An article in Komsomolskaya Pravda, refers to a picture of a topless Mr Macron as he poses for a magazine with the title “coming ...

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LIVE VIDEO: French Presidential Election Returns

Reuters reports: French voters were choosing on Sunday between a young, pro-European Union centrist and a eurosceptic, anti-immigration far-rightist for their next president, with early figures indicating a relatively low turnout. Opinion polls predicted that the 39-year-old former economy minister Emmanuel Macron would win the five-year presidency, seeing off the National Front’s Marine Le Pen after an election campaign full ...

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US Extremists Promote Hack Attack On France’s Macron

The New York Times reports: After months of trying to move the political needle in favor of Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election, American far-right activists on Saturday threw their weight behind a hacking attack against her rival, Emmanuel Macron, hoping to cast doubt on an election that is pivotal to France and the wider world. The efforts ...

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Kremlin Spox Denies Russian Involvement In French Election Hacking: These Accusations Are “Pure Slander”

CNN reports: When asked whether Russia is involved in the Macron email hack, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said,”These, like other similar accusations, are based on nothing and are pure slander.” Russian officials have vehemently denied interfering in elections and have said they have no preferred candidate in the French vote. But Russia has good reasons to support Le Pen over ...

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FRANCE: Final Macron Ad Warns Of What Happened To Hillary: “The Worst Is Not Impossible, Vote” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton looms over the French presidential election. French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is reminding supporters of President Trump’s shocking upset over Clinton in a new ad two days before the French election. The ad compiles multiple Democrat surrogates and pundits on news shows declaring victory for Clinton ahead of the U.S. election. “The worst is not ...

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FRANCE: Thousands Of Emails Leaked From Hacking Attack On Leading Candidate Emmanuel Macron

Reuters reports: A large trove of emails purporting to be from the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was posted online late on Friday, 1-1/2 days before voters go to the polls to choose the country’s next president in a run-off with Marine Le Pen. Some nine gigabytes of data were posted by a user called EMLEAKS to Pastebin, ...

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FRANCE: Marine Le Pen Predicts “Explosion Of Social Violence” If She Loses, Macron Leads By 24 Points

Reuters reports: “My goal is to win this presidential election,” she said on RTL radio. “I think that we can win.” Le Pen was criticised by some pundits for her aggressive approach to Wednesday’s presidential debate, seeing this as a setback to her attempts to rid the party of the fringe, extremist image it acquired under the nearly 40-year leadership ...

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FRANCE: Emmanuel Macron Leads Le Pen By 18 Points In Final Poll After Insult-Filled “Dirty Debate” [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Emmanuel Macron appeared to have kept his frontrunner status against Marine Le Pen after a bruising live TV presidential debate days before the final vote this weekend in which the centrist and far-right candidates traded venomous personal insults and clashed over how to fix the sluggish French economy and fight terrorism. In the prolonged two-and-a-half-hour slanging match ...

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FRANCE: Leading Presidential Candidate Blacklists Russian Propaganda Outlet Amid Hacking Fears

The Daily Beast reports: The man who now stands a very good chance of becoming the next president of France, Emmanuel Macron, is trying to shore up his campaign against Russian influence that might favor his opponent, far-right candidate and Vladimir Putin favorite Marine Le Pen. On Monday, the day after Macron and Le Pen beat nine other candidates to ...

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