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FRANCE POLITICS: Epic Fail! Clumsy SCRT Spy Agent Accidentally Texts Radical Islamist Suspect He Was Spying On

FRANCE POLITICS: Epic Fail! Clumsy SCRT Spy Agent Accidentally Texts Radical Islamist Suspect He Was Spying On

The agent for the Central Service of Territorial Surveillance (SCRT) was tasked with monitoring a Paris cleric suspected of preaching an extremist interpretation of Islam.

The suspect was reportedly quick to respond to the text, mocking the SCRT employee for his incompetence. He also warned his associates that they might be under government surveillance.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Workers From Nine Public Sector Unions Protest Over Macron’s Labour Law Reforms

FRANCE POLITICS: Workers From Nine Public Sector Unions Protest Over Macron’s Labour Law Reforms

The protests are the fourth in a series of demonstrations aimed at forcing the 39-year-old president to row back on his reforms.

‘The government does not seem to have taken the full measure of the deep malaise among civil servants,’ Laurent Berger, head of the CFDT, France’s second-biggest union, told Les Echos business daily.

‘They are suffering from being seen merely as a budgetary constraint and not as beneficial,’ he said.

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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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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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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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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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FRANCE POLITICS: Brigitte Macron Biography

FRANCE POLITICS: Brigitte Macron Biography

Brigitte Macron Birth date: 13 April 1953. Married to Emmanuel Macron. Occupation: Teacher of letters. Read Brigitte Macron Biography.

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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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FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Vows to Unify, Protect France

FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Vows to Unify, Protect France

“We will not give into fear, we will not give into division,” said newly-elected president Emmanuel Macron during his victory speech.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen Pledges to Overhaul National Front Party After Election Defeat

FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen Pledges to Overhaul National Front Party After Election Defeat

“There is today a new opposition leader and it’s Marine Le Pen,” top party official Jean-Lin Lacapelle told reporters. “We need to organise things differently, the National Front has its limits.”

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FRANCE POLITICS: 2017 Election Result: Emmanuel Macron Wins Big Defeating Marine Le Pen

FRANCE POLITICS: 2017 Election Result: Emmanuel Macron Wins Big Defeating Marine Le Pen

Emmanuel Macron elected president of France. Macron’s immediate challenge will be to secure majority in next month’s parliamentary election for En Marche!

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FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Blames US For Cyber Attack Against Him

FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Blames US For Cyber Attack Against Him

Emmanuel Macron leading in pre-election polls with 62%, 38% for Le Pen. “A massive and coordinated piracy action” was launched, Macron’s camp announced.

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FRANCE POLITICS: France Fights to Keep Macron Email Hack From Influencing Election Outcome

FRANCE POLITICS: France Fights to Keep Macron Email Hack From Influencing Election Outcome

Macron’s team said a “massive” hack had dumped emails, documents and campaign financing information online just before campaigning ended on Friday and France entered a quiet period which forbids politicians from commenting on the leak.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Says He Has Chosen Prime Minister

FRANCE POLITICS: Macron Says He Has Chosen Prime Minister

“If I am elected, I will work on finalizing a government next week but it will be announced after the handover of powers,” Emmanuel Macron said.

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FRANCE POLITICS: ‘I Am Supporting Emmanuel Macron’: Barack Obama

FRANCE POLITICS: ‘I Am Supporting Emmanuel Macron’: Barack Obama

“I am supporting Emmanuel Macron to lead you forward,” Obama said, concluding his statement with the French title of Macron’s party “En Marche!” (Onwards!) and “Vive la France!”.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen Plagiarises Fillon’s Speech (Video)

FRANCE POLITICS: Marine Le Pen Plagiarises Fillon’s Speech (Video)

Marine Le Pen came under fire for lifting sections of a speech from a conservative rival, in what Le Pen aides said was a “nod-and-a-wink” to his voters.

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FRANCE POLITICS: May Day: Macron, Le Pen Traded Campaign Blows

FRANCE POLITICS: May Day: Macron, Le Pen Traded Campaign Blows

Marine Le Pen told a rally: “Emmanuel Macron is just Francois Hollande who wants to stay and who is hanging on to power like a barnacle.”

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