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  • France Yellow Vests Week 160: Macron Visits Money Rich Gulf Arabs, Government Treading The COVID Situation Health Freedom Protests Continue Including Overseas France

    12/04/2021 10:11:19 PM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/4/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    French President Emmanuel Macron visitng the money rich Gulf Arab countries this weekend as he faces the Presidential elections in just over four months. The United Arab Emirates agreeing to buy 80 Rafale fighter jets. 12 French helicopters also part of the 19.2 billion US dollar deal. A bit of a boost following the debacle of the 90 billion submarine deal with Australia falling apart under the weight of the AUKUS security alliance to counter China in the "Indo-Pacific". Today President Macronmeeting Saudi Arabia's de-facto ruler Mohammed Bin Salman. France and Saudi Arabia with a 'joint initiative" on Lebanon where...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 159: COVID Measures Push Masks, Vaccination, New Restrictions, Resistance In French Caribbean

    11/27/2021 8:14:42 PM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/27/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    A tumultuous week in France, COVID and more on the plate. The rising number of positive tests bringing in new measures this week. Masks ordered indoors and outdoors. Third-dose "booster shots" also rolled out for all adults in France. On Wednesday, the migrant issue came to the forefront as a migrant boat sank off the French coast in the English Channel with 27 deaths. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron that France should take back migrants if the UK catches them. France then shut the British out of meetings to discuss the...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 158: The Third Anniversary Macron Goes Third Jab Trouble In Guadeloupe Yellow Vests Hearken Back To Roots

    11/20/2021 8:46:26 PM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
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    Anniversary events this weekend commemorating the shock wave that went through France in November of 2018 as hundreds of thousands even a million people at a time took to the streets and highways of France in a nationwide protest movement. The Yellow Vest is an item required of all French motorists by law and it became a symbol of a protest aimed at rising gasoline prices as the government of President Emmanuel Macron imposed new taxes and planned more as a "Green" policy. The Yellow Vests occupied toll booths on French highways that had been sold by the government... Much...
  • Macron quietly CHANGES the French flag without announcing it to the public

    11/14/2021 12:11:40 PM PST · by algore · 46 replies
    French president Emmanuel Macron has subtly changed the colour of the French flag, it has been revealed. The shade of blue that makes up the Tricolour is now navy, a darker shade of blue than was used previously. The change was confirmed by the Elysée and was changed last year in a bid to reconnect with the French flag of 1793 - a symbol of the French revolution, according to Europe 1. The decision was the subject of much debate within Macron's government, the news outlet reports as some of officials considered the new colour ugly while Macron felt the...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 157: Macron Speech Approaching Election, COVID Threat?

    11/13/2021 9:13:22 PM PST · by Nextrush
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    Politics in France this week President Macron's Monday night speech one where he proposed six new nuclear power plants as a means of putting France into compliance with its "climate" goals of reducing carbon emissions. Macron also putting on hold the notion of "pension reform" in France while the COVID situation is still impacting France. The "reform" expected to cut pension benefits for millions of French citizens was a contentious issue that drove the early days of Yellow Vests protests in the country. The political opposition in France including Mr. Macron's leading opponent in next April's presidential election Marine Le...
  • Leaked text suggests Macron conned Biden into sympathy over sub deal

    11/04/2021 11:01:53 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/3/21 | Samuel Chamberlain
    A newly revealed text message from French President Emmanuel Macron indicated he knew a multibillion-dollar submarine deal with Australia was on the rocks days before the Land Down Under announced a nuclear sub pact with the US and the UK. That message seemed to call into question the Paris government’s assertions that it had been blindsided by the new agreement.A report by the Australian Financial Review also suggests that Macron played up the rift between the US and its oldest ally to extract a groveling statement of contrition from the American president at last week’s G20 summit in Rome.
  • Pakistan’s meek surrender to Tehreek-e-Labbaik was inevitable

    11/01/2021 8:08:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    / ^ | November 2, 2021 | by C. Raja Mohan
    Islamabad apparently bought peace with the TLP. As in its frequent mobilisations over the last few years, the TLP has once again forced the Pakistani state onto the backfoot and enhanced its own political clout. A relatively new phenomenon, the TLP, was founded in 2015 by Khadim Hussain Rizvi, a firebrand cleric who died in November 2020. It now has a strong following among Pakistan’s Barelvi sect. At the heart of TLP’s ideology is the protection of the Prophet’s honour and a vigorous defence of Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws. In Pakistan, anyone deemed to have insulted Islam or the Prophet...
  • Joe Biden’s betrayal more disturbing than Emmanuel Macron’s temper tantrum

    10/31/2021 11:03:03 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies
    The Australian ^ | 1st November 2021 | Greg Sheridan
    French President Emmanuel Macron’s accusation, on the sidelines of the G20 meeting, that Scott Morrison is a liar is of course ridiculous. Nonetheless there is substance in the French leader’s charge that Australia may not get a nuclear submarine in any relevant time frame. And there is also substance in the charge that there is a certain reputational cost to the way the conventional submarine issue has been decided in Australia. The real villain from Australia’s point of view, however, is not the tiny foot stamping, cheek puffing episode of Macron, but the really disappointing and much more damaging betrayal...
  • 'The ball is in Britain's court': Macron warns France WILL retaliate on Tuesday with border and port blocks unless Boris Johnson backs down in bitter fishing rights standoff - after PM DENIES claims he did a deal in 'frank' one-on-one showdown at G20

    10/31/2021 12:16:55 PM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/31/2021 | James Tapsfield
    Emmanuel Macron tonight warned that France will retaliate on Tuesday unless Britain backs down in the fishing row - after Boris Johnson denied they had done a deal to resolve the bitter dispute. The French president insisted that unless the UK shifted reprisals will happen within days, saying 'the ball is in Britain's court'. The combative stance came after at a press conference at the end of the G20 summit in Rome - after Mr Johnson told his own briefing for journalists that the UK 'position is unchanged'. Boris Johnson said he was 'puzzled' by a letter from French prime...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 155: Vax Passport Extended Until Just Before Election, Anti-Semitism Invoked Against Jewish Presidential Candidate, Health Freedom Protests Continue

    10/30/2021 8:15:39 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
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    Extension of the vaccine passport in France was approved 158-106 in the French Senate late Thursday. The date for the pass to end is February 28th of next year just six weeks before the Presidential Election's first round in April. The polling continues in that race with incumbent Emmanuel Macron in first place according to polling data published by BFM-TV. He would win the first round at 23 percent of the vote with Marine Le Pen at 19 percent. They would move onto a second round. But the third place candidate turns out to be Eric Zemmour the controversial Jewish...
  • FISH FURY France threatens to cut British energy supplies and mocks our fuel ­crisis as Brexit fishing row turns nasty

    10/05/2021 8:50:17 PM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    The Sun uk ^ | 05 October 2021 | Nick Gutteridge
    FRANCE threatened to cut energy supplies to Britain and mocked the nation’s fuel ­crisis as the Brexit fishing row turned nasty. Europe minister Clement Beaune vowed to exploit the supply chaos to try to win more access to UK waters.... ...President Emmanuel Macron is angry that the UK and Jersey denied licences to most French boats that applied... ...No10, meanwhile, said it rejected licence applications only of boat owners with no records to show they fished UK waters before Brexit. Militant French fishermen have threatened to blockade Calais and stop the flow of goods to and from Britain in the...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 151: Natural Gas Prices Rising, Taking Down Marine Le Pen? Health Freedom Protests Continue "Telling The Truth Becomes A Revolutionary Act"

    10/02/2021 7:45:28 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/2/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    This week a dramatic rise in natural gas prices in France. For those who heat their homes with natural gas its 14.3 percent effective Friday. There have been a series of gas hikes through the summer months and into September. Fears in government of reignition of the Yellow Vests movement linked to gasoline at the pump prices that sharply rose almost three years ago along with other energy prices. The hikes rolled back by the government in the face of early Yellow Vests protests... In politics the continuing hype of Eric Zemmour which takes Marine Le Pen down in polls...
  • France’s Macron expects Biden’s “clarifications” on sub spat

    09/22/2021 7:14:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 22, 2021 | By SYLVIE CORBET
    PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron expects “clarifications and clear commitments” from U.S. President Joe Biden in a call to take place later on Wednesday to address a dispute over submarines, Macron’s office said. Macron’s office said the call, which was requested by Biden, is to discuss “the crisis of trust” that led to the unprecedented recall of the French ambassador to the United States last week. France wants an acknowledgment that talks should have been held between allies before the deal was made and that it is raising “a matter of trust about which we need to draw...
  • France Snubs Biden, Cancels Event Celebrating US/France Relationship

    09/20/2021 11:56:24 AM PDT · by · 57 replies ^ | September 19, 2021 | Staff
    The Daily Wire reported that after Joe Biden chose to remove France from a defense agreement with Australia, the French government retaliated by canceling an event scheduled to commemorate the exemplary relationship between the U.S. and France. The event titled the “240th Anniversary of the Battle of the Capes” was previously scheduled to be celebrated at two separate venues in the D.C. area. However, the decision to cancel the events allegedly represented the contempt members of the French government felt towards Biden after his decision to undermine a previous agreement the French held with Australia. In 2016, France signed a...
  • Why the US should offer to buy France's submarines for Vietnam

    09/19/2021 12:10:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 19, 2021 | Tom Rogan
    The United States would achieve three objectives by purchasing a number of Shortfin Barracuda submarines from France and then giving them to Vietnam. First, the Biden administration would repair relations with America's oldest ally. Second, it would supply a rising security partner with newly potent means of challenging China's imperialism. Third, it would test President Emmanuel Macron's commitment to international security in the South China Sea. This option bears note as France rages over Australia's cancellation of a submarine contract worth tens of billions of dollars. France is mixing justifiable anger (it has lost a lucrative contract worth thousands of...
  • AUKUS: Maintaining West's unity will 'require a lot of effort', German official says, as France rages over nuclear submarine deal

    09/18/2021 7:03:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    SKY News ^ | September 18, 2021 | by Philip Whiteside
    Maintaining unity between Western allies will "require a lot of effort" in light of an unfolding rift between France and members of a new security partnership, Germany's ambassador to the UK has said. French President Emmanuel Macron has so far not commented directly, but on Friday a top French diplomat spoke anonymously of a "crisis" in relations with the US. He said that for Paris "this is a strategic question concerning the very nature of the relationship between Europe and the United States about the Indo-Pacific strategy". He added that Australia never mentioned to France its wish to shift to...
  • Chinese paper tags Australia as ‘target for a nuclear strike’

    09/17/2021 5:16:43 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 39 replies
    The New York Posp ^ | September 17, 2021 | Steven Nelson
    A newspaper run by the Chinese Communist Party says that Australia is now “a potential target for a nuclear strike” after launching the AUKUS pact with the US and UK to build nuclear-powered submarines. The Global Times, which is controlled by the party, issued the warning as the trilateral security deal — set up to counter China — caused outrage in France, which was not invited to participate, and unease in New Zealand, which opposes nuclear energy. The propaganda outlet published an article titled, “Nuke sub deal could make Australia potential nuclear war target.” The article said: “Chinese military experts...
  • France recalls its ambassadors to the US and Australia over new national security partnership

    09/17/2021 2:16:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | September 17, 2021 | Jim Acosta, Kylie Atwood and Maegan Vazquez
    (CNN)The French government has immediately recalled its ambassador to the US for consultation in response to the recently announced national security partnership with the United Kingdom and Australia. Philippe Étienne, the French ambassador to the US, confirmed the news when reached for comment. In a statement, Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, said Friday that the move was made at the request of President Emmanuel Macron. "This extraordinary decision reflects the exceptional seriousness of the announcements made on September 15 by Australia and the United States," Le Drian said. "The abandonment of the ocean-class submarine...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 148: COVID Probe Puts Former Health Minister Under Indictment Government Sees Fewer People Protesting This Week

    09/11/2021 8:37:36 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/11/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Former Health Minister Agnes Buzyn placed under formal investigation which is the first phase of indictment in the French judicial system. Later on her case may go to trial if the court decides. Buzyn is accused of "endangering the lives of others". She was the Health Minister in the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020 but left her post to be a candidate for Mayor of Paris. The charges are a black eye for President Emmanuel Macron and the probe of the government's COVID response will continue with others set to appear before it including the current Health...
  • WH Readout of Biden Call With Macron Leaves Out Damning Afghan Comments From French President

    08/24/2021 8:48:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | August 24, 2021 at 7:27am | By Cameron Arcand
    The White House left out an important point from the readout of a recent call between U.S. President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron. A readout provided by the French government mentioned the “collective moral responsibility toward the Afghan men and women” that the two leaders reportedly discussed in the call Thursday. “The head of state emphasized our collective moral responsibility toward the Afghan men and women who need our protection and who share our values. We cannot abandon them,” the French readout of the call said. “The two presidents agreed to strengthen their efforts in the humanitarian and...