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Macron’s European army has arrived. It goes by the name Gilets Jaunes

Anyone who’s ever tasted teargas will attest how unpleasant it is. I tasted it in Paris on Saturday 8 December as the city turned into a war zone. I am writing these words in a hotel room in central Paris in the aftermath of a day of rage, unleashed by the self-styled gilets jaunes (yellow […]

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Revolution in Ukraine? Yes, please! Revolution in France? Rule of law!

When violent protests shook Kiev in 2013, Western analysts and leaders quickly threw their support behind the anti-government ‘revolution’ — but after weeks of Yellow Vest protests in France, the reaction has been very different.

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China’s CNPC takes over Iranian mega gas project from France’s Total

China’s state-owned energy major CNPC has replaced France’s Total in Iran’s South Pars gas project, according to Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh. The French company withdrew from Iran under pressure of US sanctions.

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‘Long live Europe?’ Macron says only Franco-German union may stop global ‘chaos’

French President Emmanuel Macron has embarked on a charm offensive at the German parliament, hailing cooperation between Paris and Berlin as a protective force against global chaos and foes beyond Europe’s borders.

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Nationalism: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War

French President Emmanuel Macron claimed “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism.” This is widely seen as a direct criticism of Donald Trump. After all, Trump calls himself a nationalist. Is ‘nationalism’ a dirty word? Says who? CrossTalking with John Laughland, George Szamuely, and Lew Rockwell.

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‘Did he forget the American Revolution?’ Twitter gives Trump a history lesson after France insults

US President Donald Trump’s early morning Twitter jibe at France over its historical war losses to Germany was met with ridicule on Twitter, with many reminding him that France played a crucial role in the American Revolution.

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‘Unconstitutional’: Neutral Austria wants no part of European army proposed by Macron, Merkel

If Germany and France get their wish of developing a European army, Austria wants no part of it. The defense minister’s office said it would opt out, as it would conflict with Vienna’s constitution and neutrality.

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Trump fires back at European leaders after damp reception in France

President Trump lashed out at European leaders after French President Emmanuel Macron denounced his ‘America First’ brand of nationalism and called for the creation of a European army, independent from the US. Just returned from France where much was accomplished in my meetings with World Leaders,” Trump tweeted on Monday.

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Macron’s Call For Security Architecture With Moscow Encouraging – Russian Envoy

Russian Ambassador to France Alexey Meshkov said in an interview with Sputnik that French President Emmanuel Macron’s call to build a new security architecture in Europe jointly with Russia was an encouraging signal.

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French Historian Tells Macron to ‘Reread History’ on Supposed ‘Russian Threat’

Earlier this week, the French president called for the creation of a “real European army” to defend Europe against “China, Russia, and even the United States.” French historian Dr. Edouard Husson has taken issue with Emmanuel Macron’s interpretation of history in his remarks in Verdun on Tuesday, including Macron’s call to protect Europe from Russia, which the president said was “on our […]

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‘Betrayal of Patriotism’: Macron Jab at Trump’s Nationalism Seen as Rebuke

French President Emmanuel Macron referred to nationalism as a “betrayal of patriotism” in pointed Armistice Day remarks that many consider to have been specifically directed at US President Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ policies, according to several reports.

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Rain, Rain Go Away: Armistice Day Backlash Against Trump Grows

US President Donald Trump’s no-show at a Saturday WW1 commemoration outside of Paris – on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day – has resulted in rising criticism worldwide, according to reports. Adding to a growing wave of derision, a UK minister of defense expressed his critique of Trump’s decision to avoid a key commemorative event […]

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‘Umbrellas Are Hard:’ Trump Shamed Over Skipping WWI Cemetery Visit in France

The news provoked a flood of comments online, most of which were meant to rebuke the current “pathetic” “White House occupant,” whereas others butted in with more light-hearted remarks, calling attention to Trump’s earlier reported “inability” to operate umbrellas.

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Topless Femen Activists Protest Against

Three Femen activists were detained on Saturday morning after trying to organise a nude protest at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris – World War I commemoration site, BFM reported. Holding banners, which read ‘Welcome war criminals,’ three activists from the infamous Femen movement briefly exposed their breasts, with the words ‘Fake Peacemakers/Real Dictators’ written […]

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One-way love: Trump remains frigid to Macron’s caress at Paris visit (VIDEO)

French President Macron did his best to show through body language that his bromance with Donald Trump was still alive. But the US leader, who came to Paris after calling Macron’s EU army plan “insulting” didn’t seem interested. Emmanuel Macron smiled, winkled and hugged Trump as the two met at the Elysee Palace in the […]

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