Tag Archives: France

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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Paris To Ban All Gas And Diesel Cars By 2030

Reuters reports: Paris authorities plan to banish all petrol and diesel-fueled cars from the world’s most visited city by 2030, Paris City Hall said on Thursday. The move marks an acceleration in plans to wean the country off gas-guzzlers and switch to electric vehicles in a city often obliged to impose temporary bans due to surges in particle pollution in ...

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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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FRANCE: Marine Le Pen Elected To Parliament But Her Far-Right National Front Party Wins Only Eight Seats

France 24 reports: France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen won a seat in parliament for the first time on Sunday, but it was a bittersweet victory that masked an underwhelming election cycle for her National Front (FN) party. The feisty 48-year-old, who lost by a 20-point margin to Emmanuel Macron in May’s presidential run-off, won handily in her northern fiefdom ...

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PARIS: Cops Shoot Attacker At Notre Dame [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Police in Paris have asked members of the public to stay away from Notre Dame Cathedral during an ongoing incident. There were unconfirmed reports that a man had been shot after attempting to attack a police officer. The man attacked an officer with a hammer before one of his colleagues opened fire and “neutralised” him, French media ...

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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: Posthumous Wedding For Gay Cop Slain In Paris Terror Attack, Former President And Mayor Attend

France’s The Local reports: The partner of a gay policeman gunned down by a jihadist on Paris’s Champs-Elysees avenue in April has married him posthumously, according to reports on Wednesday. Former president Francois Hollande and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo attended the wedding on Tuesday of the late Xavier Jugele and Etienne Cardiles. Jugele, 37, was shot dead on April 20 ...

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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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