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Some 8,000 police were deployed in Paris to avoid a repeat of last Saturday’s mayhem, when rioters torched cars and looted shops off the Champs Elysees boulevard, and defaced the Arc de Triomphe monument with graffiti directed at President Emmanuel Macron.Read More →

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“We must do away with this little political world which functions only for itself,” Laurent Tinois told the French daily Le Monde. A public works department laborer in northern France, he is a local leader of the movement known as the “gilets-jaunes” for their yellow vests, which all French motorists must keep in their cars for emergencies.Read More →

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“Making a small gesture and then sweeping the problem under the carpet, just as has always been done for the last 30 years, does nothing to solve the deeper, structural problems,” France President Macron spokesman Benjamin Griveaux told France Inter radio.Read More →

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Merkel and Macron met Putin separately on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina. Putin told them that the issue of the sailors was a matter for the courts, his spokesman said. Read More →

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“I cannot speculate on the British (parliament’s) vote. And in this case it is very clear that it will be up to Great Britain to make proposals. But it is our responsibility to be prepared for all options. That is what we have done,” Macron said.Read More →

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The backlash is the latest confrontation between President Emmanuel Macron and voters, mostly based in the countryside and provincial towns and cities, who view the former investment banker as the representative of a remote urban elite. Read More →

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“I am obviously going to share with President Trump the proposals made on Europe’s strategic defense capabilities and the need for a Europe that is able to take on more of the common burden at the heart of NATO,” Macron said ahead of talks with Trump at the Elysee Palace. Read More →

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“Everybody was wondering why the format of the meeting between Putin and Trump, which was announced after the visit of [US National Security Adviser] John Bolton to Russia, was changed. They explained it with high politics, but the real explanation is quite simple,” the source was quoted as saying.Read More →

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French President Emmanuel Macron: “We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America. When I see President Trump announcing that he’s quitting a major disarmament treaty which was formed after the 1980s euro-missile crisis that hit Europe, who is the main victim? Europe and its security.”Read More →