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FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen Seeks to Bill Herself as Emmanuel Macron Main Opponent

FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen Seeks to Bill Herself as Emmanuel Macron Main Opponent

Lashing out at Macron over his labor reform, immigration and security policies and what she said was the government’s inadequate response to Hurricane Irma, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen said in her first public speech in months:

“Don’t be mistaken, Mr Macron’s dismantling efforts target not only the essence of our institutions but also society as a whole and each and every one of us, including on labor rules.”

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: French President Macron Held Talks With Julio Borges

VENEZUELA POLITICS: French President Macron Held Talks With Julio Borges

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said he had filed complaints with the ambassadors of France and three other European countries planning to meet with the Venezuelan opposition figures during their European tour for interference in the nation’s internal affairs.

“These types of expressions are absurd and offensive to the functioning of Venezuelan democracy and its institutions,” Arreaza said.
The developments came two days after a Venezuelan activist was barred from leaving the country in order to join the opposition European tour.

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WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 29 August 2017

WORLD POLITICAL NEWS DAILY BRIEF: 29 August 2017

WORLD BRIEF: In a message aimed at US President Donald Trump, who has ordered a review of the lifting of sanctions after the agreement and called it “the worst deal ever negotiated,” Macron told French ambassadors that the agreement was good. “There is no alternative to the regime on nuclear non-proliferation,” he said.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Most French Voters Dissatisfied With Emmanuel Macron: Public Opinion

FRANCE POLITICS: Most French Voters Dissatisfied With Emmanuel Macron: Public Opinion

Macron, France’s youngest leader since Napoleon, faces a big test next month when the far-left CGT trade union leads a rally to protest against plans to deregulate the jobs market.

“Now is the key time, with the labour executive orders to be presented,” said Francois Savary, chief investment officer at Geneva-based investment firm Prime Partners.

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FRANCE POLITICS: ‘Posted Worker’ Rules Betray EU Spirit: Macron Says

FRANCE POLITICS: ‘Posted Worker’ Rules Betray EU Spirit: Macron Says

“The single European market and the free movement of workers is not meant to create a race to the bottom in terms of social regulations,” French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters after meeting Kern.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Europe’s Leaders Struggle Over Donald Trump Strategy

EUROPE POLITICS: Europe’s Leaders Struggle Over Donald Trump Strategy

As the director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, Mark Leonard, notes: “Trump is the first American president since the EU was created not to be in favor of deeper European integration.”

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UK POLITICS: London Faces Greater Threat to Its Primacy Because of Brexit

UK POLITICS: London Faces Greater Threat to Its Primacy Because of Brexit

Brexit negotiations continue. The City of London is still rich, still semi-detached from the rest of the UK – but it’s running a little scared.

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FRENCH POLITICS: Armed Forces Chief Pierre De Villiers Resigns After Clash With Macron

FRENCH POLITICS: Armed Forces Chief Pierre De Villiers Resigns After Clash With Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron moved quickly to replace de Villiers with General Francois Lecointre, 55.

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USA POLITICS: Trump May Reverse Decision on Climate Accord: France’s Macron

USA POLITICS: Trump May Reverse Decision on Climate Accord: France’s Macron

“Trump told me he would try to find solution in the coming months,” French President Emmanuel Macron said.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Because of Brexit It’s ‘Worth Fighting for Stronger Europe’: Angela Merkel

GERMANY POLITICS: Because of Brexit It’s ‘Worth Fighting for Stronger Europe’: Angela Merkel

“For many people including myself something changed when Britons want to leave, we were worried about the outcome of elections in France,” Merkel to voters.

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UK POLITICS: ‘EU Willing to Accommodate Britain’: Blair

UK POLITICS: ‘EU Willing to Accommodate Britain’: Blair

“European leaders from my discussions are willing to consider changes to accommodate Britain, including around freedom of movement,” Tony Blair said.

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FRANCE POLITICS: ‘I Do Not Require Assad’s Departure’: Macron Politics Quotes

FRANCE POLITICS: ‘I Do Not Require Assad’s Departure’: Macron Politics Quotes

French President Emmanuel Macron says: “I do not require Assad’s departure, that’s no longer a prerequisite for France.”

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull to Inaugurate French Work in Lucrative DCNS Submarines Deal

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Turnbull to Inaugurate French Work in Lucrative DCNS Submarines Deal

“This is the largest and most ambitious military project in Australia’s history,” Turnbull told reporters at Élysée Palace in Paris.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Germany, France, Russia Stress Ukraine Truce Implementation

EUROPE POLITICS: Germany, France, Russia Stress Ukraine Truce Implementation

Kremlin complained that the Minsk accords were being implemented “too slowly,” stressing that there needs to be measures leading to a genuine ceasefire in Ukraine.

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AFRICA POLITICS: French, West African Presidents Launch Sahel Force

AFRICA POLITICS: French, West African Presidents Launch Sahel Force

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita says, “It’s also clear that France alone must not continue to bear the burden of this fight against terrorism.”

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FRANCE POLITICS: Amnesty Says France Using Terrorism Powers to Curb Peaceful Protests

FRANCE POLITICS: Amnesty Says France Using Terrorism Powers to Curb Peaceful Protests

Amnesty: “Emergency laws intended to protect French people from terrorism threat are instead being used to restrict their rights to protest peacefully.”

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UK POLITICS: Europe Leaders Stand Shoulder to Shoulder With Britain After Manchester Bomb Attack

UK POLITICS: Europe Leaders Stand Shoulder to Shoulder With Britain After Manchester Bomb Attack

“I offer my thoughts to the British people, to the victims and their loved ones,” Emmanuel Macron, newly elected president of France wrote on Twitter.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Emmanuel Macron Exasperated People Talking About His Wife Brigitte Macron and Their Age Gap

FRANCE POLITICS: Emmanuel Macron Exasperated People Talking About His Wife Brigitte Macron and Their Age Gap

Emmanuel Macron is 24 years younger than his wife Brigitte Macron. He is exasperated that people keep talking about it. Read more on Politicoscope.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Inauguration: Emmanuel Macron Officially Takes Power as French President

FRANCE POLITICS: Inauguration: Emmanuel Macron Officially Takes Power as French President

France’s Emmanuel Macron predecessor, François Hollande welcomed him. Watch Emmanuel Macron​’s first speech as president of the French Republic.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Team Announces Candidates for June Parliamentary Election

FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Team Announces Candidates for June Parliamentary Election

Emmanuel Macron officially takes power on Sunday. Macron’s victory was seen across the world as a victory for supporters of European Union integration.

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