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Macron Concedes: Assad has “Won the War”

Paris (GPA) – French President Emmanuel Macron has conceded that Bashar Al Assad “won the war” in Syria and will remain as president. Speaking in an interview with French television on Sunday, Emmanuel Macron finally stated what most people already know about Syria: the west had lost. However, Macron did sound different from some other […]

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Nikki Haley’s Anti Iran Rally: Hypocrisy is an Understatement

Washington DC (GPA) – Hell bent on finding Iran in violation of the nuclear agreement, US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, presented “evidence” as an attempt to rally an international coalition against Tehran. Haley spoke at a press conference at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling on Thursday. Behind her on display were fragments of a […]

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Lebanese PM Confirms He Will Return to Beirut as Crisis Simmers

Paris (MEE) – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri confirmed he will return to Beirut in time for Independence Day celebrations Wednesday, as political turmoil rocks his country following his resignation announcement in Saudi Arabia. “I will return to Beirut in the coming days,” Hariri said after crisis talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. “I will participate in the celebrations for […]

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Latest French Terrorism Law Will Make State of Emergency Permanent, Strips Civil Liberties

Paris (GPA) – The new French terrorism law passed in the National Assembly less than 24 hours after a knife attack in Marseille. This past Monday saw the latest in the ever-growing list of terror attacks on French soil, claimed to be committed by followers of the Islamic State (Daesh). This attack resulted in the death of two women: one aged 17 […]

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France’s Emmanuel Macron Meets With Venezuelan Opposition

Paris (TeleSUR) – Opposition leaders will also meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy later this week. Leaders from Venezuela’s opposition-led congress met with French President Emmanuel Macron — who last week called the country a “dictatorship” — as part of their European tour that seeks to build support against […]

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Anti-Qatar Coalition Adds 6 Libyan Entities to ‘Qatari-Funded Terror’ List

ISIS IN ACTION Misratan-led Bunyan Marsus (BM) forces have raised the level of security readiness in Sirte in response to increased security threats. There are reports that on 22 July, BM forces sent 20 vehicles to Sabaa and established checkpoints at the west and east of the city in anticipation of an impending Islamic State […]

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Bastille Day: Macron’s Upcoming Crash Course in French Revolutionary Tradition

Paris – France will be celebrating their 139th Bastille day on July 14th; an event commemorating the seizure of the notorious political prison by Parisian workers that was a major event in the toppling of the Ancien regime under King Louis XVI and establishing the first revolutionary European republic. The new French president Emmanuel Macron should take […]

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France Votes in Parliamentary Election, Macron Gains Expected

Paris (TeleSUR) – The first round of the parliamentary elections Sunday will be followed by a second round, scheduled for June 18. French voters began to take to the polls Sunday morning to cast ballots for their members of parliament in a legislative election that President Emmnuel Macron’s party is reportedly poised to win by a wide margin. Multiple opinion […]

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No ‘Big Change’ Expected in France’s Foreign Policy under Macron: SIPRI Chief

Paris (Tasnim) – The director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) described French president-elect Emmanuel Macron as a foreign policy novice, saying that he expects “no very big change” in the country’s external policy under the new president. “Macron is generally regarded as having far less understanding of foreign and security policy issues than he does […]