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France's Macron to meet Libya's eastern commander Haftar next week: presidency

French President Emmanuel Macron will meet eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar in the middle of next week to discuss how to resume peace talks in the country, a French presidential source said on Thursday. Macron last week called for a ceasefire in the month-long battle for Libya's capital Tripoli after meeting U.N.-backed Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj. "They will discuss the situation in Libya, the conditions for a return to political dialogue following the visit of Serraj and in ...
Tags: Science, France, United Nations, Libya, Emmanuel Macron, Tripoli, Macron, Fayez Al Serraj, Khalifa Haftar, Haftar, Serraj


White House Refuses to Support 'Christchurch Call' That Condemns Extremism Online, Releases Absolutely Bonkers Statement

The White House has declined to endorse a non-binding response condemning the spread of hate speech and terrorist radicalization on social media. The response, dubbed the “Christchurch Call,” was written in the wake of the terrorist attacks that killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand and livestreamed on…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Microsoft, France, White House, Social Media, Terrorism, New Zealand, Donald Trump, Facebook Live, Emmanuel Macron, White Nationalism, Paris accord, President Trump


Macron, Ardern to Meet Twitter, Facebook, Google on Hate Speech

French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called for the meeting after the March 15 Christchurch mosque shootings, in which 51 people were killed by a right-wing extremist who’d posted racist manifestos online and then live-streamed his rampage. Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube were widely criticized for failing to quickly remove the video.
Tags: Science, New Zealand, Christchurch, Emmanuel Macron, Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc, Jacinda Ardern, Meet Twitter Facebook Google


Germany’s Merkel edges closer to Macron on 2050 climate plan

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she would like to join other European countries in aiming to eliminate virtually all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, but the goal needs to be achievable. Merkel initially refused to join the initiative put forward last week by French President Emmanuel Macron and eight other EU countries, […]
Tags: Business, Science, News, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Eu, Ap, Nation, Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Macron


Amid outcry over Yemen war, Saudi ship leaves France without arms cargo

French rights group ACAT argued in a legal challenge on Thursday that the consignment contravened a U.N. treaty because the arms might be used against civilians in Yemen. The saga is an embarrassment for President Emmanuel Macron, who on Thursday defended arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Riyadh leads the pro-government military coalition in the four-year civil war that has devastated Yemen, killed tens of thousands and left much of the population on the brink of famine.
Tags: Science, France, Yemen, Emmanuel Macron, ACAT, Saudi Arabia Riyadh


France seeks Libya ceasefire, migrant center struck

By Ahmed Elumami and Sybille de La Hamaide TRIPOLI/PARIS (Reuters) - France's President Emmanuel Macron called on Wednesday for a ceasefire in the month-long battle for Libya's capital Tripoli after fighting hit a migrant detention center overnight. With foreign powers aghast at the latest flare-up in a nation divided and chaotic since the 2011 toppling of Muammar Gaddafi, Macron met the internationally-recognized Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj in Paris. "Noting that there is no m...
Tags: Science, France, Paris, Libya, Emmanuel Macron, Tripoli, Ahmed Elumami, Reuters France, Fayez Al Serraj, Sybille de La Hamaide, Muammar Gaddafi Macron


France calls for unconditional ceasefire in Libya

France on Wednesday called for an unconditional ceasefire in the Libya conflict under international supervision after a meeting between President Emmanuel Macron and U.N.-backed Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj. "Noting that there is no military solution to the Libyan conflict, and to put an end to the military offensive launched towards Tripoli, the President of the Republic encouraged an unconditional ceasefire," Macron's office said in a statement.
Tags: Science, France, Libya, Emmanuel Macron, Tripoli, U N, Macron, Fayez Al Serraj


Climate change protesters descend on France's SocGen, energy companies

Greenpeace said it was protesting against company links to the oil and gas industry, which it calls a driving force in global warming. Protesters plastered giant posters of President Emmanuel Macron carrying the slogan "Macron, President of Polluters" and a banner reading "Scene of Climate Crime" on the glass facade of Societe Generale, Reuters TV images showed. Greenpeace and action group Les Amis de la Terre (Friends of the Earth) have previously criticized Societe Generale for its role in f...
Tags: Science, France, Earth, Greenpeace, Societe Generale, Emmanuel Macron, SocGen, Les Amis de la Terre Friends, Rio Grande LNG, Societe Generale Reuters


French-made tanks and howitzer canons used in Yemeni war: Disclose

Entitled "Yemen: security situation", a 15-page classified report written by France's DRM military intelligence agency includes maps that detail the positioning of French-made weapons inside Yemen and on the Saudi side of the border. It demonstrates that swathes of Yemen's population lives under the threat of the French-made arms, according to Disclose. The leaked report will be awkward for President Emmanuel Macron and his government, which has said that as far as it knows French-made arms s...
Tags: Science, France, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Emmanuel Macron


Macron's Great Debate shows need to cut taxes faster, says French PM

In an act of political theater on Monday, Philippe was presenting the findings from two million online contributions and 10,000 hours of town hall debates that President Emmanuel Macron must now digest and respond to with policy moves. Four broad needs emerged, the prime minister said: renewing ties between Paris and the regions, making the political process more relevant for citizens, responding better to climate change, and easing the tax burden. "The debate clearly shows us in which directi...
Tags: Science, Paris, Emmanuel Macron, Grand Palace, Macron, Philippe


Macron's party reaches out to Greens for coalition in European Parliament

French President Emmanuel Macron's party will seek to draw Greens in the European Parliament into a centrist coalition it hopes to build after May's elections, a candidate on Macron's ticket said on Wednesday. "We'll champion a coalition deal and clearly we'll offer the European Greens the opportunity to join," Pascal Canfin, number two on Macron’s list of candidates for the May 26 election told France Inter radio. Macron is hoping to break the dominance of the conservative EPP and Social-Demo...
Tags: Science, France, European Parliament, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, France Inter radio Macron, European Greens, Pascal Canfin


Talk About Anything But Huawei During President Xi's Paris Trip

French President Emmanuel Macron and his advisers avoided any public discussion of contentious issues at a Tuesday morning event to mark the state visit, while Huawei focused on promoting its consumer brand by unveiling the P30 smartphone line in front of some 1,500 people in the French capital. “I don’t believe in in the efficiency of confrontational postures, but in a demanding spirit of cooperation,” Macron said at the state visit event, standing next to Xi, under the glass ceiling of the El...
Tags: Science, Paris, Huawei, Emmanuel Macron, Macron


Trump Campaign to Restrict Huawei Runs Into Global Opposition

Nations accounting for more than 40 percent of the world’s gross domestic product are either embracing Huawei or appear unlikely to restrict the vendor. China’s President Xi Jinping, on a European tour this week, is expected to lobby further against bans in talks with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. It sent its point man on cyber security, Joshua Steinman, to Berlin last week.
Tags: Science, China, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Xi Jinping, Huawei, Emmanuel Macron, Joshua Steinman


France seals multi-billion dollar deals with China, but questions Belt and Road project

President Emmanuel Macron wants to forge a united European front to confront Chinese advances in trade and technology. Xi's visit also provided a stage for protesters seeking more European action over the alleged mistreatment of minorities in China. After Macron and Xi meet on Monday, the two will hold further talks on Tuesday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the European Union executive.
Tags: Science, France, China, Angela Merkel, European Union, Road, Emmanuel Macron, Jean Claude Juncker, Macron


France to seal deals with China but challenge on Belt and Road project

President Emmanuel Macron wants to forge a united European front to confront Chinese advances in trade and technology. Xi's visit also provided a stage for protesters seeking more European action over the alleged mistreatment of minorities in China. After he and Xi meet later on Monday, the two will hold further talks on Tuesday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the European Union executive.
Tags: Science, France, China, Angela Merkel, European Union, Road, Emmanuel Macron, Jean Claude Juncker


France to seal deals with China but will challenge on Belt and Road project

President Emmanuel Macron wants to forge a united European front to confront Beijing's advances. After he and Xi meet later on Monday, the two will hold further talks on Tuesday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker, heads of the EU executive. Xi arrived in France after visiting Italy, the first Western power to endorse China's ambitious Belt and Road Initiative as Rome tries to revive its struggling economy.
Tags: Science, France, China, Angela Merkel, Eu, Rome, Beijing, Italy, Road, Emmanuel Macron, Jean Claude Juncker, Road Initiative


Macron accuses EU summit of falling short on climate goals

European Union leaders failed to do enough Friday to pursue a pledge to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 under the Paris climate agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron said. The leaders stressed the need for the EU to submit an "ambitious long-term strategy by 2020 striving for climate neutrality" in line with the 2015 Paris deal, which calls for zero net emissions by mid-century. Macron accused his EU counterparts of not only failing to follow through on their pledges un...


Paris climate rally draws 45,000 people: media estimate

Around 45,000 climate campaigners marched in Paris Saturday to condemn what they called the French government's "inaction" on climate change, according to a media estimate. "Macron, you're screwed: the pandas are in the street," said one placard at the Paris demonstration, addressing French President Emmanuel Macron. "We are here to demonstrate against the inaction on climate change... and against the multi-billionaires in their ivory towers," 18-year-old drama student Pierre-Loup Meriaux told...
Tags: Science, Paris, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Pierre Loup Meriaux


Leaders appeal for 'urgent action' on environment

World leaders gathered in Kenya on Thursday to lend political muscle to UN environment talks, calling for "urgent action" to slow the destruction of natural habitats and accelerate funding for green development. French President Emmanuel Macron and Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta were among several heads of state in Nairobi for the fourth UN Environment Assembly -- a vast gathering of ministers, legal experts, charities and business leaders. "Current global statistics are quite sobering and ...
Tags: Science, Kenya, Un, Emmanuel Macron, Nairobi, Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenyatta, UN Environment Assembly


Climate campaigners take France to court

Four environmental NGOs on Thursday sued the French government for failing to uphold its commitments on fighting climate change, the latest in a series of high-profile cases that aim to force governments around the world into action. The foundation of Nicolas Hulot, a crusading former environment minister who quit President Emmanuel Macron's government last year over what he saw as its failure to green the economy, has teamed up with Oxfam, Greenpeace and "Notre Affaire A Tous" (It's Everyone's...
Tags: Science, France, Colombia, Emmanuel Macron, Nicolas Hulot, Oxfam Greenpeace, Netherlands Pakistan


France suggests glyphosate exit could be even slower than planned

Only half of France's farmland could do without glyphosate-based weed-killers by 2021, the country's farm minister suggested, further lowering an initial ambition to get rid of the controversial chemical by then. In November 2017, President Emmanuel Macron pledged to ban glyphosate in France within three years, rejecting a European Union decision to extend its use for five years after a heated debate over whether the weed-killer, developed by Bayer-owned Monsanto, can cause cancer.
Tags: Science, France, European Union, Monsanto, Bayer, Emmanuel Macron


Italy's Salvini says hopes Macron support dwindles at EU elections

Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday said he hoped the French people would not choose President Emmanuel Macron's party at the European parliament elections later this year, heightening a dispute between Rome and Paris. Relations between Italy and France, traditionally close allies, have grown frosty since the far-right League and anti-establishment 5-Star Movement formed a coalition last year and took aim at pro-EU Macron's En Marche (On the Move) party. Salvini, who is the leade...
Tags: Science, France, Eu, Rome, Paris, Italy, Emmanuel Macron, League, Star Movement, Matteo Salvini, Salvini, EU Macron


Italy's Salvini hopes Macron's support dwindles at EU elections

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday he hoped the French people would not choose President Emmanuel Macron's party in European parliament elections later this year, heightening recent tensions between Rome and Paris. Relations between Italy and France, generally close allies, have worsened since the far-right League and anti-establishment 5-Star Movement formed a coalition government in Italy last year and took aim at pro-European Union Macron's En Marche (On the Move)...
Tags: Science, France, Eu, Rome, Paris, Italy, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Star Movement, Matteo Salvini, Salvini, European Union Macron


Brigitte Bardot seeks Christmas 'miracle' for animals

Iconic former French film star and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot has asked President Emmanuel Macron for a Christmas "miracle", with closed circuit TV in abattoirs and a curb to hunting. Bardot has appealed to Macron several times in recent months on animal rights.
Tags: Science, Brigitte Bardot, Emmanuel Macron, Bardot, Macron


Macron to speed up tax cuts, raise wages at 'historic time' for France

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday pledged to cut taxes for pensioners and raise the minimum wage in January but refused to reinstate a wealth tax, as he sought to respond to a wave of protests that have challenged his authority. "We will respond to the economic and social urgency with strong measures, by cutting taxes more rapidly, by keeping our spending under control, but not with U-turns," Macron said in a TV address to the nation. (Reporting by Michel Rose; editing...
Tags: Science, France, Paris, Reuters, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Michel Rose


Paris riots over fuel taxes dim hopes for climate fight

The worst riots in Paris in decades were sparked by higher fuel taxes, and French President Emmanuel Macron responded by scrapping them Wednesday. Economists, policymakers and politicians have long said the best way to fight climate change is to put a higher price on the fuels that are causing it — gasoline, diesel, coal and natural gas.
Tags: Science, Paris, Emmanuel Macron


The Yellow Vests Expose How Fragile Emmanuel Macron's Hold on France Really Is

Mass protests in Paris against Emmanuel Macron's fuel tax have forced the French president to abandon his plans
Tags: Science, France, Paris, Emmanuel Macron


France's Gas Tax Disaster Shows We Can't Save Earth by Screwing Over Poor People

France has turned into a bubbling cauldron of unrest over the past month as the so-called yellow vest movement has put up roadblocks and taken to the streets to protest a gas tax. Last week’s protests turned violent and facing a crisis, the government of Emmanuel Macron announced on Tuesday it would put a six-month…Read more...
Tags: Science, France, Protests, Emmanuel Macron, Yellow Vests, Just Transition, Gilets Jaunes


Macron vows to stay course on climate after France protests

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday tried to take the heat out of mass anti-government protests, saying he had heard the anger and would seek to bolster people's spending power but refusing to change course in trying to make France greener. "What I've taken from these last few days is that we shouldn't change course, because it is the right one and necessary," he told lawmakers at the presidential palace in Paris. In an hour-long speech, Macron repeated several times that he had unders...
Tags: Science, France, Paris, Emmanuel Macron, Macron


France to close 14 nuclear reactors by 2035: Macron

President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that France would shut down 14 of the country's 58 nuclear reactors currently in operation by 2035, of which between four and six will be closed by 2030. The total includes the previously announced shutdown of France's two oldest reactors in Fessenheim, eastern France, which Macron said was now set for summer 2020. In a speech laying out the country's energy policies for the coming years, Macron said that "reducing the role of nuclear energy does not mean...
Tags: Science, France, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Fessenheim



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