Emmanuel Macron

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    France’s Macron among potential Pegasus spyware targets: Report

    The phone of French President Emmanuel Macron was targeted for potential surveillance on behalf of Morocco in the Pegasus spyware case, French newspaper Le Monde reported on Tuesday. The French presidency said that if the revelations about Macron’s phone were true, they would be very serious. Le Monde said that, according to sources, one of Macron’s phone numbers, which he…

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    What’s behind Macron’s bold bet on a Covid health pass | CNN

    Ludovic Marin/Pool/AFP/Getty Images CNN —   France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, is betting his political future on a nationwide Covid health pass. Approaching the launch of his campaign for re-election to a second five-year term next April, Macron went on nationwide television on the eve of France’s national holiday of Bastille Day with a series of some of the world’s most…

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    Macron, Le Pen fail to gain traction in French regional elections

    Le Pen’s far-right party stumbled, Macron’s centrists crashed and incumbent conservatives surged ahead in the first round of France’s regional elections that were dominated by security issues and a record-low turnout. Sunday’s vote, which was meant to be centred on local concerns like transportation, schools and infrastructure, turned into a dress rehearsal for next year’s presidential vote, as would-be presidential…

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    Man Who Slapped French President Emmanuel Macron Is Sentenced

    A 28-year-old Frenchman who described himself as a right-wing or extreme-right “patriot” was sentenced to four months in prison Thursday for slapping President Emmanuel Macron in the face. Damien Tarel was also banned from ever holding public office in France and from owning weapons for five years over the swipe Tuesday, which caught Macron’s left cheek with an audible thwack…

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    Man who slapped Macron jailed for 4 months

    Damien Tarel attacked Emmanuel Macron when he was shaking hands with members of the public during a walkabout in France’s Drome region. A French court on Thursday sentenced a man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron across the face this week to a prison term of 18 months, 14 of which were suspended. Damien Tarel, a 28-year-old medieval history enthusiast,…

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    Macron: Barkhane mission ending, French presence to stay in Sahel

    French president says 5,100-strong Operation Barkhane to replaced by new mission supported by other partners. President Emmanuel Macron has said France’s military operation in the violence-hit Sahel region of West Africa will no longer exist in its current form, adding that it will be replaced by another mission of French troops that will further rely on other partners. “The time…

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    On 1st Overseas Trip, Biden To Assure Allies And Meet Putin

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Set to embark on the first overseas trip of his term, President Joe Biden is eager to reassert the United States on the world stage, steadying European allies deeply shaken by his predecessor and pushing democracy as the only bulwark to rising forces of authoritarianism. Biden has set the stakes for his eight-day trip in sweeping terms,…

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    Macron recognises French ‘responsibility’ in Rwanda genocide

    French President Emmanuel Macron, in a visit to Rwanda, has said France recognised its “responsibility” in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, asking for forgiveness for his country’s role but without offering an official apology. His comments on Thursday came during a solemn speech at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, where 250,000 victims of the mass killings are buried. Some 800,000 ethnic Tutsis…

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    France’s Macron heads to Rwanda to reset relations

    French President Emmanuel Macron has travelled to Rwanda for a highly symbolic visit aimed at repairing relations between the two countries after decades of Rwandan accusations that France was complicit in the 1994 genocide. Macron arrived in the capital, Kigali, early on Thursday and is due to hold talks with Rwandan President Paul Kagame. But the most anticipated part of…

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    France: Head of Macron’s party slams Muslim candidate’s headscarf

    The image of LREM candidate Sara Zemmahi wearing a hijab has drawn anger from the far right and LREM itself. The head of French President Emmanuel Macron’s political party has threatened to withdraw support for one of its own candidates in upcoming regional elections after she was pictured wearing a headscarf in a campaign poster. Stanislas Guerini, who helped found…

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