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  • 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...
  • France to Begin Teaching Arabic in French Schools for 'Linguistic Diversity'

    05/18/2020 2:14:45 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 39 replies
    NN ^ | 05-18-20 | Jay Greenberg
    France will soon begin teaching Arabic in French schools to give children more "linguistic diversity."French President Emmanuel Macron pushed through a new education decree to authorize his new program earlier this month.France is currently battling one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the world amid the global pandemic.
  • Sanofi walks back after saying US would get vaccine first

    05/14/2020 10:34:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 14, 2020 | Sylvie Corbet
    French pharmaceutical group Sanofi promised Thursday that it would make its COVID-19 vaccine, when ready, available in all countries, hours after the company’s CEO said the United States will get first access. Sanofi CEO Paul Hudson’s comments that a vaccine would go first to the U.S. prompted an angry reaction from the French government. “Equal access for all to the vaccine is not negotiable,” French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said in a tweet. French President Emmanuel Macron was described by his office as also being “upset” by Hudson’s comments. Macron is pushing for vaccines to be considered a “common good”...
  • Macron’s Office Hails ‘Convergence’ with Pope Over Pandemic Response

    04/25/2020 6:16:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    CNA Staff, Apr 22, 2020 / 09:30 am MT (CNA).- A 45-minute phone call between Pope Francis and French president Emmanuel Macron revealed “a lot of convergence” between the two leaders on the coronavirus crisis, the president’s office has said. French officials told reporters April 21 that the pope and Macron had discussed the debts of developing countries, aid to Africa, the need for a global ceasefire and the importance of a united Europe. "There is a lot of convergence in vision and in the answers," the Elysée said. The Holy See press office made no official statement regarding the...
  • France's Macron positioning himself as leader of the world

    04/21/2020 6:03:37 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 62 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/15/2020 | David A. Andelman
    France's 42-year-old president, Emmanuel Macron, who has faced many challenges governing his country, is now positioning himself to take over the mantle of global leadership long reserved to the older leaders of China, Russia or especially the United States. And right now, he has no real challengers. The vehicle of this leadership campaign is Macron's proposal for a worldwide ceasefire -- a truce everywhere from Afghanistan to Syria, Iraq and Yemen. And he says he's a good part of the way there. There are five permanent members of the UN Security Council (France, China, Russia, Britain and the US) and...
  • Experts Say a Reported Ancient Nigerian Sculpture That Mexico Repatriated to African Nation Is a Fake

    04/11/2020 6:18:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Atlanta Black Star ^ | April 11 | Nefeteria Brewster
    Ancient artifacts from the Nigerian city of Ife can give observers insight into the history of its culture, dynasties and many deities. Art objects from the once-powerful Yoruba kingdom are prized by collectors and considered cultural treasures of the African nation, but a bronze sculpture that recently had been reported as stolen from the area proved to be something else. On Feb. 25 Mexico seized what was thought to be an ancient bronze sculpture from the southwestern Nigerian city after a buyer, whose identity was not revealed, attempted to smuggle it into the country via Mexico CityÂ’s main airport, Mexican...
  • French President Macron faces calls to allow wider use hydroxychloroquine in coronavirus fight: report

    04/10/2020 10:45:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/10/2020 | Edmund DeMarche
    French President Emmanuel Macron is facing new calls to allow wider use of the anti-malaria drug touted by President Trump as a possible treatment option for COVID-19 patients. Hydroxychloroquine combined with antibiotics have proven to be an effective treatment for some patients suffering from severe symptoms of the disease, proponents say. Skeptics say Trump has painted too rosy a picture of the off-label drug that is not a proven treatment. Reuters reported that Macron recently visited a doctor in Marseille who is known for his work on the drug. Macron met Professor Didier Raoult behind closed doors. Macron's office insisted...