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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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USA POLITICS: Adamant Trump Mulls Decertifying Iran Deal, US Officials Say ‘Trump’s Bellicose Rhetoric Troubling’

USA POLITICS: Adamant Trump Mulls Decertifying Iran Deal, US Officials Say ‘Trump’s Bellicose Rhetoric Troubling’

“They came up with a plan that protects the things they are concerned about but doesn’t recertify, which the president made clear he was not going to do. That ship has sailed,” according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The official said Trump has been telling foreign leaders and U.S. lawmakers that his refusal to certify the Iran deal would not blow it up.

“He’s not walking away from it. The chances of him walking away from it go down if they work with him on making it better,” the official said.

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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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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: North Korea Unlikely to Give Up Nukes: Here’s Why

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: North Korea Unlikely to Give Up Nukes: Here’s Why

“The [Iran] program is in a state of completion; it was approved in a UNSC resolution, and dissecting this program equates to destroying everything achieved. Everyone understands that. If the agreement on the Iranian nuclear problem fails, North Korea will say: why should we negotiate with you, if you’re unable to do so?” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov asked.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: IPOB Financial Headquarters Not Located in France: Embassy of France Says

NIGERIA POLITICS: IPOB Financial Headquarters Not Located in France: Embassy of France Says

France statement reads, “The Embassy of France was surprised by the statement made yesterday by the Minister of Information and Culture indicating that the “financial headquarters” of IPOB were in France.

“We don’t have any knowledge of a particular presence of IPOB in France and the Nigerian authorities never got in touch with the Embassy on this point.

“We stand ready to examine any information which could support this statement.

“Furthermore, we would like to reiterate that France actively cooperates with Nigeria in the field of security and that we strongly support the unity of the country.

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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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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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FRENCH POLITICS: ‘We Thought British Were Rational’: French Ambassador to UK Shocked By Brexit

FRENCH POLITICS: ‘We Thought British Were Rational’: French Ambassador to UK Shocked By Brexit

French ambassador to London Sylvie Bermannhas says, “Frankly, what surprised me most [during the tenure as ambassador] was Brexit because we have always thought of the British people as being very pragmatic and taking rational decisions based on their economic interests. Yet we know that this time it wasn’t the overriding factor in the decision to leave the EU.”

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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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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop Slams Trump’s Remark to Brigitte Macron French First Lady

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Julie Bishop Slams Trump’s Remark to Brigitte Macron French First Lady

“You’re in such good shape,” Trump was filmed on Thursday telling her during his first state visit to France.

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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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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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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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NIGERIA POLITICS: Secretly France Armed Biafra to Split From Nigeria: Here’s How

NIGERIA POLITICS: Secretly France Armed Biafra to Split From Nigeria: Here’s How

France secretly armed Biafra in the self-proclaimed republic’s attempt to break away from Nigeria in a bid to weaken British and US influence in Africa.

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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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