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RUSSIA POLITICS: Iran Deal Working Well, No Need to Fix It: Russia

RUSSIA POLITICS: Iran Deal Working Well, No Need to Fix It: Russia

The approach of calls for fixing the Iran deal “seems to be a wrong way to follow as the existing documents are working quite efficiently,” Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said of the deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

French President  Emmanuel Macron said Trump “wants to get tougher with Iran. I told him I thought this was the wrong approach because we have to look where we are now with [North] Korea.”

The Macron leader said he had criticized the US president’s Iran policy as a “bad method.”

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EUROPE POLITICS: Merkel, Macron Pledge to Lead EU Forward Post-Brexit

EUROPE POLITICS: Merkel, Macron Pledge to Lead EU Forward Post-Brexit

“Last night’s discussions showed there’s a common realisation of a need for a leap forward in Europe,” French President Emmanuel Macron told reporters on Friday after an EU summit dinner that stretched beyond midnight in the Estonian capital Tallinn.

“Today we’re all convinced Europe must move ahead faster and stronger, for more sovereignty, more unity and more democracy.”

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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: ‘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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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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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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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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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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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: Hollande Wants Britain Purnished Because of Brexit

FRANCE POLITICS: Hollande Wants Britain Purnished Because of Brexit

“There will inevitably be price and cost for Britain, it’s the choice they made,” French President Francois Hollande said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau, Francois Hollande Mark Centenary of WW1 Battle at Vimy Ridge

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau, Francois Hollande Mark Centenary of WW1 Battle at Vimy Ridge

Hollande, Trudeau and British princes Charles, William and Harry were to take part in a ceremony later on Sunday expected to draw some 25,000 people.

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BENIN POLITICS: Benin to France: Return ‘Colonial Treasures’

BENIN POLITICS: Benin to France: Return ‘Colonial Treasures’

Benin Politics: “We don’t have oil, we don’t have gold but we do have these treasures which aren’t kept here,” Beninese lawmaker Orden Alladatin, said.

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FRANCE POLITICS: ‘Our Country is Sick’: Juppe Says, Quits Elections

FRANCE POLITICS: ‘Our Country is Sick’: Juppe Says, Quits Elections

“I confirm once and for all that I will not be candidate to the presidency of the Republic,” former French prime minister Alain Juppe said.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel to Putin: End Violence in Eastern Ukraine

GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel to Putin: End Violence in Eastern Ukraine

German leader Angela Merkel urged Russia’s Vladimir Putin in a telephone call on Tuesday to use his influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to stop the violence there, and the two agreed on the need for new ceasefire efforts, a German government spokesman said.

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FRANCE POLITICS: U.S. ‘Populism’ Not Good For Europe: Hollande Warns

FRANCE POLITICS: U.S. ‘Populism’ Not Good For Europe: Hollande Warns

Hollande said, “We have to stand together in Europe. What is at stake is populism. The kind of discourse now coming from United States encourages populism and even extremism.”

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EUROPE POLITICS: ‘Trump Poses Challenge For Europe’: Merkel, Hollande Admit

EUROPE POLITICS: ‘Trump Poses Challenge For Europe’: Merkel, Hollande Admit

“Europe faces big internal and external challenges which we … can only master by working together,” Merkel told a news conference on Friday with Hollande.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Gives Conditional ‘No’ To Meeting Mahmoud Abbas In Paris

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Gives Conditional ‘No’ To Meeting Mahmoud Abbas In Paris

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that he had told French President Francois Hollande that he would not meet Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

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