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  • Lebanon probes blast amid rising anger, calls for change

    08/06/2020 5:12:28 AM PDT · by McGruff · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 8/6/2020 | BASSEM MROUE and SARAH EL DEEB
    Lebanese officials targeted in the investigation of the massive blast that tore through Beirut sought to shift blame for the presence of explosives at the city’s port, and the visiting French president warned Thursday that without serious reforms the country would “continue to sink.” The blast Tuesday, which appeared to have been caused by an accidental fire that ignited a warehouse full of ammonium nitrate at the city’s port, rippled across the Lebanese capital, killing at least 135 people, injuring more than 5,000 and causing widespread destruction.
  • 44,000 sign petition for France to take control of Lebanon

    08/06/2020 10:51:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.06.2020 | ed/aw (AFP, Reuters)
    Over 44,000 people have signed an online petition to “place Lebanon under a French mandate for the next 10 years” as of Thursday afternoon. The petition on the community petition website Avaaz was reportedly set up by Lebanese citizens on Wednesday following the explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, killing over 140 people and injuring more than 5,000. “Lebanon’s officials have clearly shown a total inability to secure and manage the country,” the petition reads. “With a failing system, corruption, terrorism and militia the country has just reached its last breath. We believe Lebanon should go back under the French...
  • 'France will never let Lebanon go': Emmanuel Macron is accused of trying to reconquer Lebanon rather than help it in the wake of the devastating explosion at its capital which has killed 150 as country is set to refuse aid from Israel

    08/08/2020 4:14:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2020 | Isabella Nikolic
    French president Emmanuel Macron has been accused of trying to reconquer Lebanon rather than help it in the wake of the devastating explosion at its capital which killed 150 people. It comes as the country is expected to refuse humanitarian aid from Israel because the two neighbours are technically still at war. Visiting explosion-ravaged Beirut this week, France's leader comforted distraught crowds, promised to rebuild the city and claimed that the blast pierced France's own heart.
  • Chants of 'revolution' on streets of devastated Beirut as France's Macron is mobbed by angry crowds

    08/06/2020 9:38:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Macron told a crowd of reporters and angry people that he would propose a "new political pact" to Lebanon's embattled political class during his visit to a predominantly Christian quarter of the city. An Elysée Palace spokesperson told CNN that Macron said to Lebanese protesters: "I am here and it's my duty to help you, as a whole population, to bring medication and food. "This aid, I guarantee it, won't end up in corrupt hands. I will speak to all political forces to ask for a new pact," Macron said, adding: "I am here today to propose a new political...
  • French president traveling to Lebanon after deadly explosion

    08/05/2020 8:02:12 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    arabnews ^ | 8/5/2020 | ap
    PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron is traveling to Lebanon on Thursday to offer support for the troubled country after a massive, deadly explosion that has drawn global pledges of medical and humanitarian aid. Macron’s office told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the French leader will meet with Lebanese political leaders. It provided no further details. Lebanon is a former French protectorate and the countries retain close political and economic ties. France is also sending several tons of aid and emergency workers after Tuesday’s explosion in Beirut, which killed at least 100 people and injured thousands. It was unclear what...
  • Security fears after Macron confronted by protesters in Paris [France]

    07/15/2020 11:40:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 15 July 2020 12:57 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    President Emmanuel Macron’s security arrangements were brought into question on Wednesday after he was confronted by protesters calling for his resignation while strolling in a public garden on France’s national holiday. A group of anti-government “yellow vest” demonstrators spotted Macron and started following him, hurling abuse, as he and his wife Brigitte walked with bodyguards in the Tuileries Gardens near the Louvre Museum in Paris on Tuesday. In a video posted on the Gilets Jaunes Infos page on Facebook, what appears to be a few dozen protesters boo and shout «Macron demission!» (Macron resign) as they surround the presidential party,...
  • France shuts oldest reactor amid Macron climate pledges

    07/01/2020 5:57:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 07.01.2020, 07:19 | Elena Sánchez Nicolás
    France’s oldest nuclear power plant was finally closed on Tuesday (30 June) — after four decades in operation and a long-standing campaign by anti-nuclear activists. The process to remove the fuel used by the reactors of Fessenheim power plant, which was connected to the grid in 1977, should be completed by 2023 — although the plant is not expected to be fully dismantled before 2040. Following the disaster of Fukushima in 2011, then French president François Hollande pledged to close Fessenheim power plant, after complaints about safety from both the German and Swiss governments. However, his successor Emmanuel Macron only...
  • Air France Lands Final A380 Flight

    06/28/2020 8:49:01 AM PDT · by texas booster · 39 replies
    FlyerTalk Forum ^ | June 26 2020 | Joe Cortez
    The final Airbus A380 in the Air France fleet is grounded at Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG), after taking one last celebration flight to the Mediterranean Sea and back. In a tribute online, the French flag carrier announced the final departure and landing for the superjumbo jet on June 26, 2020. The legendary #A380 bids a final farewell and makes its last #AirFrance flight today, Friday 26 june. 🛬Bye-bye big bird! #AF380 pic.twitter.com/LNkkqX3htU — Air France (@airfrance) June 26, 2020 Originally scheduled for retirement by 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Air France-KLM to reconsider their plans. After flights...
  • Macron: "The {French] Republic will not erase any trace or name from its history. It will not forget any of its deeds or take down any statue.

    06/28/2020 7:35:42 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 27 replies
    Twitter ^ | Jun 15, 2020 | French President Emmanuel Macron
    Twitter video French socialist President standing up for France and French culture and history.
  • Exclusive: Europeans working with U.S. to restructure WHO, top official says (Trump was right)

    06/19/2020 5:37:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06 19 2020 | Francesco Guarascio, Elvira Pollina
    European governments are working with the United States on plans to overhaul the World Health Organization, a top health official for a European country said, signalling that Europe shares some of the concerns that led Washington to say it would quit. The European health official, who spoke on condition of anonymity while discussing initiatives that are not public, said Britain, France, Germany and Italy were discussing WHO reforms with the United States at the technical level. The aim, the official said, was to ensure WHO’s independence, an apparent reference to allegations that the body was too close to China during...
  • Emmanuel Macron: France Will Not Engage In ‘False Rewriting Of History,’ No Statues Are Coming Down

    06/16/2020 4:34:24 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 54 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Jun 15th, 2020 | Daily Wire News
    French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Sunday that his country would combat racism and bigotry but would not let violent rioters destroy statues or “rewrite” France’s history. “We will be inflexible when it comes to tackling racism, anti-Semitism and discrimination, and new strong decisions will be made to reinforce the egality of chances,” Macron said, according to a translation provided by TIME. “But this noble fight is perverted when it turns into communitarianism, into a false rewriting of history.”
  • France Will Not ‘Erase History’ by Removing Statues, Says Macron

    06/16/2020 12:10:41 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16 2020 | KURT ZINDULKA
    French President Emmanuel Macron promised to not remove any statue in the country, proclaiming that France will not erase its history. The pledge came amidst international Black Lives Matter campaigns to tear down tributes to historical figures deemed too controversial to remain standing by the modern left. On Sunday, President Macron made his first public statements after the death of George Floyd in America, after weeks of widespread protests and riots that have ravaged cities across France. Mr Macron said that while he pledges to fight against “racism, antisemitism, and discrimination”, he would not be forced by the mob, which...
  • Macron wants Europe to become less reliant on US, China post-coronavirus

    06/16/2020 7:48:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 15 2020 | Marty Johnson
    French President Emmanuel Macron said Europe as a whole needs to be less economically beholden to the U.S. and China moving forward. "This ordeal has exposed flaws and fragilities: our dependence to other continents to get our hands on some goods," Macron said over the weekend in a national TV address, referring to the coronavirus pandemic. "I want us to draw all the lessons from what we have learned." France, the second largest economy in the European Union behind Germany, is beginning to reopen after being shuttered for more than two months because of the pandemic. SNIP The president noted...
  • MASSIVE GANG WAR BREAKING OUT IN FRENCH CITIES BETWEEN CHECHEN MUSLIMS AND ARAB MUSLIMS

    France is decending into a war zone with guns.  Both muslim gangs are armed. https://twitter.com/descifraguerra/status/1272576971445280770 https://twitter.com/DawkinsReturns/status/1272631024305004545 https://twitter.com/Sotiridi1/status/1272590419868688385 https://twitter.com/EncartL/status/1272598686439108610 https://twitter.com/DarrenPlymouth/status/1272629102042918920 https://twitter.com/BasedPoland/status/1272580808893763585
  • French Army kills top Al Qaeda leader in Mali (Emir of AQIM)

    06/06/2020 5:38:49 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 38 replies
    Task and Purpose ^ | June 6, 2020 | JOHN IRISH AND TANGI SALAÜN, REUTERS
    France said on Friday its military forces had killed al Qaeda's North Africa chief Abdelmalek Droukdel, a key Islamist fighter that its forces had been hunting for more than seven years, during an operation in Mali. "On June 3, French army forces, with the support of their local partners, killed the emir of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Abdelmalek Droukdel, and several of his closest collaborators, during an operation in northern Mali," French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly wrote on Twitter. The announcement of the death of Droukdel comes almost six months after former colonial power France and regional...
  • French govt authorizes dangerous drug for COVID-19, spurring euthanasia suspicions (clonazepam/Klonopin)

    05/27/2020 11:34:43 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 33 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | Apr 24, 2020 | Jeanne Smits
    April 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Controversy broke out in France at the end of March when a government decree made an anti-epileptic drug — clonazepam, Rivotril in France, known as Klonopin in the U.S. — available outside its specific marketing authorization, in order for it to be used on patients with respiratory distress in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic. Critics say the drug can now be used to kill off the fragile and the elderly. One of the reasons for their fears is that there is a formal contraindication for use of the molecule in case of respiratory distress,...
  • NATO Proves We're Not All in This Together

    05/27/2020 10:54:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2020 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- Where has NATO been during this pandemic? U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron have repeatedly referred to their nations being at war with the coronavirus, so why haven't we seen a coordinated international response to the "attack"? The North Atlantic Treaty Organization operates on the premise that an attack on one member country warrants a response by all. In 2003, NATO formed the Multinational Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Battalion. According to NATO's website, this unit is "prepared for deployment in crisis situations such as natural disasters, infectious disease outbreaks and industrial accidents,...
  • Watch: Farage Again Catches French Ships Escorting Illegal Migrant Boats Into British Waters....

    05/26/2020 9:01:49 AM PDT · by caww · 58 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/26/2020 | KURT ZINDULKA
    The Brexit Party leader 'turned investigative journalist' took to the English Channel again on Tuesday morning to report on the increased waves of illegal boat migrants sailing from camps in France to the United Kingdom. We’ve given the French 61 million quid 'to stop' illegal boat migrants coming into British waters. What we witnessed again today, was the navy, the French navy, escorting them into our waters,” Farage said. Mr Farage said that he witnessed a French ship escorting a “rib” (a small rubber boat) loaded with 13 illegal migrants into British waters. In the video, the veteran Brexit campaigner...
  • France says no sign of virus rise after lockdown eased

    05/20/2020 11:44:25 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 8 replies
    Medical Press ^ | MAY 20, 2020
    There is no sign yet that France's easing of a lockdown to combat the coronavirus has boosted the epidemic, the health minister said Wednesday, as the latest figures showed daily deaths trending lower.France on May 11 eased its almost two-month lockdown in a bid to revive an economy clobbered by the epidemic. Health Minister Oliver Veran warned that it was too early to assess the impact of the easing. But he added there was so far no sign that the virus was regaining impetus. "It takes at least 10 to 15 days for us to know if there is an...
  • France: Applying sovereignty will have consequences

    05/19/2020 8:07:28 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/5/20
    The French government issued a strongly-worded statement Tuesday urging Israel not to apply sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. The statement calls on Prime Minister Netanyahu and alternate Prime Minister Gantz not to "annex", as the move "will have significant implications for Israel's relations with the EU." The French foreign ministry is aligning with the European foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, who is regarded as the most senior official in Europe who actively opposes the move. "We support the announcement by EU Foreign Minister Borrrell that annexation would be in violation of international law, and would not proceed without implications for...