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100 members to quit Macron party over ‘lack of democracy’

Some 100 activists from Emmanuel Macron’s political party are quitting because the movement “offends fundamental principles of democracy” and shows “arrogance and contempt” for its dialogue-seeking members. The disillusioned members of the ruling Republic on the Move (LREM) party announced that they would leave the movement ahead of the LREM Congress which is to take place in the city of ...

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‘Defense is non-negotiable’: Tehran to Macron as he mulls sanctions over Iran’s missile program

Tehran has dismissed calls to negotiate its ballistic activities voiced by French President Emmanuel Macron, who earlier considered amendments to the nuclear deal over Iran’s missile program, and even sanctions “if necessary.” Read more “France is fully aware of Iran’s firm stance towards its defence capabilities, viewing it as non-negotiable,” Bahram Qassemi said Saturday, as quoted in a statement on ...

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Macron wants to amend Iran nuclear deal to avoid Tehran’s ‘hegemony’ in the Middle East

French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed to amend the nuclear deal with Iran to cover ballistic missile development to avoid a “North Korean” scenario in the Middle East. In 2015, Iran and six major world powers reached agreement on the Iranian nuclear question, bringing an end to the 12-year dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program and related economic sanctions. Under the ...

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Macron, pandas & mass executions: Russian chatbot Alice endures tolerance tests, with mixed results

When Russian internet giant Yandex released its chatbot Alice, little did they know that people would bombard the AI creature with tough moral questions on execution by firing squad, beating people, or a choice between kittens and pandas. Alice, an intelligent personal assistant who can recognize both voice and text, was presented earlier in October. The developers of the app, ...

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‘I am not Father Christmas,’ Macron tells French Guiana sparking backlash from locals & at home

Emmanuel Macron’s visit to French Guiana was marred by clashes between protesters and police, partly sparked by the president’s ‘I am not Father Christmas’ remarks to the impoverished nation. “I am not Father Christmas because the people of Guiana are not children,” France’s president declared as he arrived for a visit to the French territory located in South America. The ...

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‘You’ve triggered him!’ Macron blames minister after his dog relieves himself in meeting

Published time: 23 Oct, 2017 09:46 Edited time: 23 Oct, 2017 09:48 Media favorite Nemo, the dog of French President Emmanuel Macron, has been caught in a steaming hot controversy after derailing a filmed meeting with top officials by urinating on a gilded fireplace at the Elysee Palace. Junior Minister for Planning Julien Denormandie and Junior Minister for Ecology Brune ...

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Macron accuses UK of ‘bluffing’ over threats of no-deal Brexit

French President Emmanuel Macron has accused UK politicians of “bluffing” over a “no-deal” Brexit option. Much “still needs to be done” before the next round of negotiations can begin, he added. “We haven’t even got halfway there yet,” Macron told reporters in Brussels. “Theresa May’s problem is that those who wanted Brexit never told the British people what the cost ...

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French President Emmanuel Macron calls for new EU labor policy

It’s not quite “Make France Great Again,” but immigration woes in the European Union have driven French President Emmanuel Macron to call for a new policy to protect his country from what he sees as economic exploitation. Macron on Wednesday criticized European Union rules that allow cheap labor from eastern nations to flood more prosperous countries — but avoid paying ...

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‘Parliamentary majority isn’t enough – he wants TOTAL CONTROL’ Macron is 'stifling debate’

Former Socialist MP Eduardo Rihan Cypel said the French President did not understand parliament’s role in politics, before accusing the young head of state of exerting total control over his centrist party’s newly elected MPs. He said: “I feel like Emmanuel Macron’s government is trying to stifle debate in parliament. That it does not want MPs to meddle too much ...

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‘It’s a GREAT SWINDLE’: Backlash at Macron as it’s claimed he duped his OWN supporters

The damning verdict will come as a blow to the French President whose reputation has been left battered after poll results revealed his popularity has plunged after just 100 days in office. President Emmanuel Macron promised to reform labour laws in the lead up to his election victory as he planned to kick start the revitalisation of the French economy.  ...

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