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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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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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Germany: Protesters Demand G-20 Address Humanitarian, Environmental Concerns

Hamburg (TeleSUR) – Protests ensue combating social and environmental issues in Hamburg preceding G-20 meeting with world leaders. Activist groups lead thousands in protests in the German city of Hamburg preceding the July G-20 meeting to demand world leaders confront growing humanitarian and environmental issues. Almost 100,000 demonstrators are expected to march through the peaceful city of Hamburg […]

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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 […]

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French Bill Would Grant Some Protection for Whistleblowers

(GPA) The economic reform bill, Sapin 2, aims to grant whistleblowers some type of protection. The bill will also finally put a general legal definition to the term “whistleblower.” A legal definition for “whistleblower” does not currently exist. With this economic reform bill, France will be journeying into uncharted territory as the rest of the EU […]

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France: 3,000 Gas Stations Closed, Short of Fuel Due to Strike

(teleSUR) About 3,000 gas stations across France have been shut down or close to shutting down due to the oil strike. France has started using its strategic oil reserves for the first time since 2010 to counter union blockades of its refineries, which has forced about a fourth of the country’s gas stations to close due to the lack of gasoline, the […]

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