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Twitter and Facebook join global pledge to fight hate speech online

At a summit in Paris Wednesday, representatives from Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Alphabet Inc., committed to use and develop rules, algorithms and direct intervention to curb the uploading, promotion, amplification and distribution of violent extremism on social media platforms. The initiative calls for hate speech to be “immediately and permanently” taken down, though isn’t legally binding. French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, were joined by lea...
Tags: Google, Facebook, White House, Advertising, Senegal, Theresa May, Nick Clegg, Paris, New Zealand, Jordan, Leo Varadkar, Facebook Live, Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron, Vivendi SA, Macky Sall


World leaders, tech execs pledge to curb online violence

By Sylvie Corbet and Kelvin Chan, The Associated Press Facebook, Google, Twitter and other tech companies joined a dozen countries in a global pledge Wednesday to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks. World leaders led by French President Emmanuel Macron and tech executives gathered in Paris to compile a set of guidelines dubbed the “Christchurch Call,” named after the New Zealand city where 51 people were kill...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Europe, London, Instagram, France, White House, US, Sport, European Union, Whatsapp, Soccer, Paris, New Zealand, John Kerry, Christchurch


White House Says It Won’t Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Extremism

of New Zealand and President Emmanuel Macron of France were gathered in Paris to sign what they call the “Christchurch Call.”Citing free speech protections in the United States, the Trump administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which calls for the largest internet platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content online.
Tags: Twitter, News, France, White House, Social Media, United States, Terrorism, Paris, New Zealand, Christchurch, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Macron, Computers and the Internet


White House Says It Won’t Sign Global Pact for Tougher Measures on Online Violence

of New Zealand and President Emmanuel Macron of France were gathered in Paris to sign what they call the “Christchurch Call.”Citing free speech protections in the United States, the Trump administration said it would not endorse the ‘Christchurch Call,’ which calls for the largest internet platforms to eradicate violent and extremist content online.
Tags: Twitter, News, France, White House, Social Media, United States, Terrorism, Paris, New Zealand, Christchurch, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Macron, Computers and the Internet


Trump offers condolences, assistance to France's Macron after Notre-Dame fire: White House

President Donald Trump during a phone call on Tuesday expressed condolences to French President Emmanuel Macron over the Notre-Dame fire that devastated the Parisian landmark and offered U.S. assistance in rehabilitating the cathedral, the White House said. "Notre Dame will continue to serve as a symbol of France, including its freedom of religion and democracy," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
Tags: News, France, White House, Donald Trump, Notre Dame, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Sarah Sanders


Macron’s tough-guy stance on Brexit is part of his political project

French president compared to De Gaulle as he seeks to get on with mission to change EUEmmanuel Macron’s tough-guy stance at the EU summit – refusing the UK a much longer Brexit extension – was partly down to the French president’s personality, but his reasoning was political.The 41-year-old, who stood for president without ever having run an election campaign then promised a grand plan to reform the European Union, is known for his impatience. He wants action. He likes to be centre stage. Conti...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, de Gaulle, EUEmmanuel Macron


Brexit: Tusk urges EU leaders to offer long Brexit delay - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s talks with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, and MPs debating how long the article 50 extension should beMichel Barnier’s press conference - SummaryLunchtime summaryHow MPs voted on extending article 50 - Summary and analysis 7.31pm BST It emerged yesterday that the Conservatives were planning to contest the European parliamentary elections and had invited potential MEPs to put themselves forward. O...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Paris, House Of Commons, Liam Fox, Downing Street


Brexit: MPs vote to approve article 50 extension request as May meets Macron - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s talks with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, and MPs debating how long the article 50 extension should beMichel Barnier’s press conference - SummaryLunchtime summary 5.32pm BST Theresa May has won the vote on requesting an article 50 extension until 30 June by 420 votes to 110 - a majority of 310. 5.20pm BST Theresa May has arrived at the Elysee Palace for talks with the French president, Emmanu...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Germany, Angela Merkel, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Liam Fox, Article 50, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, Elysee Palace, Macron


May flies to Berlin as Gauke plays down prospect of early breakthrough in Brexit compromise talks - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s talks with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, and MPs debating how long the article 50 extension should be 9.09am BST Tomorrow night EU leaders will decide whether to grant the UK another article 50 extension, delaying Brexit. If they say no, the UK will have to leave at 11pm on Friday. Another extension is likely, but it may come with some unpalatable conditions. This afternoon MPs will debate There...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Paris, House Of Commons


Merkel and Macron under pressure as May seeks new Brexit delay

As Theresa May heads to Berlin and Paris to plead for another extension, our writers assess the mood in the two capitalsAngela Merkel is due to receive May on the steps of her office at midday for what her spokesman Steffen Seibert described as an attempt to seek a further extension of article 50. The two leaders are expected to hold discussions over a working lunch in a dining room in Merkel’s office suite on the seventh floor of the chancellery building. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Paris, Merkel, Article 50, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron


May to ask Merkel and Macron for short article 50 extension

Prime minister claims Brexit discussions with Labour have serious chance of successTheresa May will travel to meet Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel to plead with them for a short extension to Brexit, claiming talks with Labour have a serious chance of reaching a deal.Before an emergency European summit on Wednesday, the prime minister will travel to Paris and Berlin on Tuesday to make the case for extending article 50 for only a few months. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Angela Merkel, Berlin, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Paris, Merkel, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


Brexit: Macron says it will be UK's fault, not EU's, if there's no-deal - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s politics as they happen, including Theresa May chairing a five-hour cabinet meeting to decide what to do about BrexitMPs seek to stop no-deal Brexit by tabling article 50 billNo-deal Brexit more likely by the day, says Michel BarnierUp to 20 Tories could vote against May in confidence vote - Davis 4.13pm BST Simon Coveney, the Irish deputy prime minister, told the Irish parliament today that a no-deal Brexit was now a very real possibility. Speaking in the Dail,...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Ireland, Theresa May, Yvette Cooper, United Kingdom, Davis, Scottish politics, Leo Varadkar, Brexit


Macron reshuffle as two ministers resign to run for Paris mayor

Amélie de Montchalin is junior Europe minister and Sibeth Ndiaye made spokeswomanEmmanuel Macron has appointed a new junior Europe minister to handle France’s approach to Brexit, while promoting his media advisor to government spokeswoman.In a small French government reshuffle late on Sunday night, the president gave the European affairs role to Amélie de Montchalin, a lawmaker who was once on the right before joining Macron’s centrist party. An economist, she has worked at the European Commissi...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, World news, Paris, European Commission, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Sibeth Ndiaye, spokeswomanEmmanuel Macron, Amélie de Montchalin


EU agrees to delay Brexit until 22 May if deal is passed, or to 12 April if it isn't – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May at the Brussels summit where EU leaders have agreed to delay Brexit by extending article 50 Macron says UK heading for no deal if MPs reject May’s planCorbyn refuses to rule out revoking article 50‘Revoke article 50’: petition exceeds 1m signatures amid site crashes 11.17pm GMT May is asked to rank in order of preference her choices – leaving the EU with or without a deal, delaying Brexit and revoking ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, TUC, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Emmanuel Macron


Brexit: Macron says UK heading for no deal if MPs defy May, as PM arrives in Brussels - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May at the Brussels summit where EU leaders will decide whether to delay Brexit by agreeing an article 50 extensionMay arrives at EU summit saying UK must ‘deliver Brexit’ for the peopleMacron says UK will be heading for no deal if MPs vote down agreementCorbyn refuses to rule out revoking article 50EU summit - What we’ve learnt from the arrivals 4.09pm GMT The Telegraph’s James Rothwell has another line f...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Emmanuel Macron, Macron


UK heading for no-deal Brexit if MPs reject agreement, says Macron – video

The French president has said that if British MPs reject Theresa May's withdrawal deal next week, it will 'guide everybody to a no-deal [Brexit]'. Emmanuel Macron also said the EU and the UK could agree a technical extension if the House of Commons were to vote in favour Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, France, Eu, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, House Of Commons, Article 50, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, Macron


Macron says UK heading for no deal if MPs defy May, as PM arrives in Brussels - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May at the Brussels summit where EU leaders will decide whether to delay Brexit by agreeing an article 50 extensionMay arrives at EU summit saying UK must ‘deliver Brexit’ for the peopleMacron says UK will be heading for no deal if MPs vote down agreement 2.13pm GMT Jean-Claude Juncker, the European commission, president, said there would have to be another summit if there is a vote against the Brexit deal...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Emmanuel Macron


Foreign Leaders Lavished Trump With More Than $140K In Gifts In 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign leaders showered President Donald Trump and his family with more than $140,000 in gifts during their first year in the White House, with China and Saudi Arabia among the most lavish givers. According to the State Department’s annual accounting of such gifts, Chinese President Xi Jinping gave Trump and first lady Melania Trump the two most expensive presents in 2017: an ornate calligraphy display and presentation box worth $14,400 and a porcelain dinnerware set that in...
Tags: Japan, New York, News, Washington, France, Saudi Arabia, White House, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Jerusalem, Ap, Canada, United States, Xi Jinping, Italy


If Brexit Britain wants Europe to listen, it must learn to speak European | Timothy Garton Ash

Article 50 could easily be extended for three months, but that’s not enough. Time to look beyond the Westminster bubbleAn old New Yorker cartoon shows a middle-aged man at a drinks party saying to another: “But that’s enough about you, let’s talk about me!” This is Brexit Britain talking to the rest of Europe. To be sure, all nations are obsessed with their own affairs. A Polish joke has it that the entry for elephant in the encyclopedia reads “the elephant and the Polish question”. But most Eur...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Germany, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Poland, Westminster, Article 50, European elections, Brexit


Macron and Merkel are trying to safeguard Europe, not dominate it | Simon Tisdall

For all its undoubted flaws, a new friendship treaty sees a bigger picture that is lost on Britain’s small-minded leadersIt is tempting to indulge in some typical British lip-curling over the grand-sounding Treaty of Franco-German Cooperation and Integration signed on Tuesday by Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron in Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle in French), capital of Charlemagne’s lost but not forgotten ninth-century European empire.The pact, reaffirming the 1963 Élysée treaty that set the two countri...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Merkel, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Simon Tisdall, Charlemagne


May calls on MPs from all parties to 'put self-interest aside' – as it happened

Government defeats Labour’s no-confidence motion with 325 to 306 votes amid uncertainty over next stepsFull story: Theresa May’s government survives voteObsession, vanity or grit: what makes May tick?How did your MP vote?Extracts from Tom Watson’s damning speech on MayEvening summary 12.56am GMT We’re going to wrap things up, folks. Thank you for following along. Andrew Sparrow will be back in the morning to shepherd us all through the day’s political happenings. Until then, thanks for readi...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Normandy, Tom Watson, Michael Gove, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


Heinrich Brüning and a lesson for all the eager centrists | Letter

The German chancellor from 1930 to 1932 should be a warning to all who believe that centrist remedies are the answer in polarised times, writes Emma JonesLarry Elliott compares Macron to Angela Merkel’s predecessor, Schröder (as well as Blair, Clinton and De Gaulle), in his thoughtful piece on the French troubles (Macron’s vision belongs to the past. A backlash was inevitable, 6 December).A greater spectre must be another of Mrs Merkel’s predecessors, Heinrich Brüning (dubbed the “Hunger Chancel...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, World news, Second world war, The far right, Politics past, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Blair Clinton, Schroder, Bruning, Mrs Merkel, de Gaulle


Why paying tax can be good news for companies

For the past 35 years, Ipsos MORI, the UK market research company, has undertaken a survey of which professions in Britain people trust. Each year, they ask 1,000 people whether they trust people in different professions to tell the truth.Every year, close to the bottom come business leaders, just above estate agents, professional footballers, journalists, and politicians, below trade union leaders and “the man in the street”, and usually even below bankers.Mistrust in business is pervasive, per...
Tags: Books, Business, Politics, Usa, UK, Featured, Taxes, France, Finance, Elizabeth Warren, US, Britain, Current Affairs, Labour, Financial Times, Social Sciences


Sheryl Sandberg ordered Facebook staff to investigate George Soros after he gave THIS speech (READ IT)

Sheryl Sandberg asked Facebook staff to research George Soros because he gave a speech boldly critical of the social media giant as a “menace,” reports the New York Times tonight. After Davos, "in an email in January to senior communications and policy executives," Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg "asked Facebook's communications staff to research George Soros's financial interests in the wake of his high-profile attacks on tech companies." If she was willing to do this over ...
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No 10 hits back at Macron, saying holding UK in backstop would breach Brexit deal rules - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about yesterday’s EU Brexit summit 2.36pm GMT I’m just back from the lobby briefing. It was unusually long, but not unusually forthcoming, because half of today’s two-hour cabinet was devoted to a political cabinet, and the prime minister’s spokesman (who’s a civil servant) cannot brief on political cabinet because it involves party politics.But the spokesman did have a very robust r...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, George Osborne, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Economic policy, Michael Gove, Met Office, SDLP, Defra, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron


UK will stay in customs union without fishing deal, says Macron

French president lays down Brexit red lines in talks over future relationship with EUEmmanuel Macron has said the UK will be trapped in a customs union after Brexit unless Downing Street offers European fishermen full access to British waters during the coming trade negotiations.As the 27 EU heads of state and government took a decisive step towards sealing the terms of Britain’s split from Brussels after 45 years of membership, the French president laid down his red lines in the talks over the ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Jean-claude Juncker, Brussels, Downing Street, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, Macron


France demands UK climate pledge in return for Brexit trade deal

President Macron and other member states fear Britain could gain advantage over them by undercutting EU environment lawsFrance is pushing the UK to incorporate future European climate change directives into law automatically in return for an ambitious trade deal with the EU.A large number of member states fear that the UK could enjoy an economic advantage after Brexit if it were able to diverge from European laws and regulations, and they want to use their leverage now to force a commitment from...
Tags: Politics, UK, Climate Change, France, Environment, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit, Macron


Florida: judge gives thousands of voters time to fix ballot problem as Trump rips Mueller – live

At least 4,000 voters will be given 48 hours to correct the problemDeadline approaching for machine recount of ballots in two racesSign up for the morning US briefing 2.02pm GMT Donald Trump has more feelings about the Mueller investigation this morning, calling it a “total mess” and a “disgrace to our nation.”The probe’s fate has been cast into doubt since Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replaced him with loyalist Matt Whitaker.The inner workings of the Mueller investigation ...
Tags: Florida, Obama, Republicans, White House, US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Senate, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Jeff Sessions, Mueller


Macron to Trump: ‘You’re No Patriot!’

Presidents Trump and Macron U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- In a rebuke bordering on national insult Sunday, Emmanuel Macron retorted to Donald Trump's calling himself a nationalist.“Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism; nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism.”As for Trump's policy of “America first,” Macron trashed such atavistic thinking in this new age: “By saying we put ourselves first and the others don't matter, we erase what a nation holds dearest, what gives it life, what makes it...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Guns, Vladimir Putin, France, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, India, Narendra Modi, America, Barack Obama, Eu, Spain, Hungary


Remembering WWI, Macron Warns: ‘Nationalism Is A Betrayal Of Patriotism’

PARIS (AP) — World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I’s slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message “never again” but also exposed the globe’s new political fault lines. As Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin and dozens of other heads of state and government listened in silence, French President Emmanuel Macron used the occasion, as its host, to sound a powerful and sobering warning about the frag...
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