Tag Archives: France

Legendary French Singer Charles Aznavour Dies At 94

The Guardian reports: The French singer Charles Aznavour – often hailed as his country’s Frank Sinatra – has died at the age of 94. Aznavour, who was born Shahnour Varinag Aznavourian in Paris to Armenian parents, sold more than 100 million records in 80 countries and had about 1,400 songs to his name, including 1,300 he wrote himself. He was ...

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REPORT: Trump “Ranted” At Macron During Meeting

CNN reports: US President Donald Trump was “ranting and venting on trade” to French President Emmanuel Macron during their bilateral meeting Monday evening, according to a senior diplomatic source. The source described Trump as “going off” on EU trade during his meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Trump said that the EU had to open up ...

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Macron Rebukes Trump’s Isolationist Message To UN

France 24 reports: French President Emmanuel Macron called for “dialogue and multilateralism” to resolve the world’s crises in a speech at the UN Tuesday delivered minutes after US President Donald Trump blasted international “interference” in policy-making. “What will bring a real solution to the situation in Iran and what has already stabilised it? The law of the strongest? Pressure from ...

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FRANCE: Court Orders Mental Evaluation For Extremist Leader Marine Le Pen Over Her Posts On Twitter

Reuters reports: A French court ordered Marine Le Pen to submit to a psychiatric evaluation as part of its investigation into her decision to post images of Islamic State executions on Twitter, the far right leader said on Thursday and denounced the order. The investigation is one of a series that have distracted Le Pen’s National Rally, formerly known as ...

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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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France Defeats Croatia 4-2 In World Cup Final

The Washington Post reports: Croatia finally found a deficit it couldn’t overcome. On the 20th anniversary of its only other World Cup win, France snagged a second title. One game after Belgium complained about the French playing “anti-football” by packing it in on defense, the Les Bleus poured in four goals, tied for second-most in a World Cup final, led ...

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Croatia Advances To World Cup Final Against France

The Washington Post reports: Croatia advanced to its first World Cup final by joining Argentina (1990) as the only teams to win a semifinal match they trailed at halftime. Croatia fell behind on Kieran Trippier’s free kick in the fifth minute, but leveled the score on Ivan Perisic’s leaping, left-footed volley in the 68th minute. Mario Mandzukic scored the game-winner ...

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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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Former French President To Be Tried For Corruption

Reuters reports: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will face trial over charges he misused his influence to secure leaked details of an inquiry into alleged irregularities in his 2007 election campaign, a source close to the investigation said on Thursday. The case came about after investigators used phone-taps to examine separate allegations that late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi funded Sarkozy’s ...

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VANCOUVER: French Waiter Fired For Rudeness Sues For Discrimination Against His French Culture [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: A French waiter fired for being “aggressive, rude and disrespectful” says his behaviour wasn’t out of line – he’s just French. Guillaume Rey, who worked at a Vancouver restaurant on Canada’s Pacific coast, filed a complaint with British Columbia’s Human Rights Tribunal against his former employer, claiming “discrimination against my culture”. The restaurant, operated by Cara Operations, ...

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Fashion Legend Hubert De Givenchy Dies At Age 91

The Guardian reports: Hubert de Givenchy, the aristocratic French fashion designer whose understated style represented a golden age of elegance, has died aged 91. Givenchy dressed Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy and is famous for the “little black dress”. He died at the Renaissance chateau near Paris that he shared with his partner and fellow designer Philippe Venet. At 6ft ...

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FRANCE: Fascist Party Severs Ties To Holocaust Denying Founder, Pitches “National Rally” As Their New Name

The Associated Press reports: France’s far-right National Front definitively severed its ties to firebrand founder Jean-Marie Le Pen on Sunday, part of a makeover designed to revive the nationalist party’s fortunes after the ousted founder’s daughter failed to win the presidency last year. Despite her troubles, Marine Le Pen was re-elected to a new term as party president at a ...

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Steve Bannon Tells France’s Fascist National Front: Being Called Racists Is A “Badge Of Honor” [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Both have suffered political falls and on Saturday in Lille, France, Steve Bannon, the onetime chief White House strategist, and Marine Le Pen, who lost the French presidency to Emmanuel Macron in May, sought to prop up each other with a shared anti-establishment stance. Bannon, on a European tour that includes stops in Germany and Italy, addressed a ...

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French Fascist Bashes LGBT Rights At CPAC [VIDEO]

Speaking today at CPAC, French fascist Marion Le Pen ranted against LGBT rights, saying, “We do not want this atomized world of individuals without gender, without mother, without father, without nation.” Le Pen went on to compare Brexit and the French anti-gay hate group La Manif Pour Tous with the election of Trump, citing all three as examples of the ...

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CPAC Head Defends Inviting French Fascist [VIDEO]

“I’m not a far-right person. I’m not somebody who’s anti-immigrant. I’m not someone who denies the Holocaust. And I think what’s interesting is people are trying to attack this young woman, Marion Le Pen, whose grandfather was an infamous political figure in France and who had some abhorrent positions. She’s her own person. She’s a young person. She has broken ...

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French Fascist Marion Le Pen To Speak At CPAC

Jaws dropped on Twitter this afternoon when CPAC published the full agenda for this week’s convention, revealing that French fascist Marion Le Pen will speak from the main stage immediately after Mike Pence. Marion, you may recall, is the even worse niece of National Front leader Marine Le Pen and in 2012 at age 22 became the youngest person ever ...

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French Shoppers Brawl Over Discounted Nutella

The BBC reports: A discount on Nutella has led to violent scenes in a chain of French supermarkets, as shoppers jostled to grab a bargain on the sweet spread. Intermarché supermarkets offered a 70% discount on Nutella, bringing the price down from €4.50 (£3.90) to €1.40. But police were called when people began fighting and pushing one another. “They are ...

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