Israel’s Netanyahu, France’s Macron disagree over Iran deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French President Emmanuel Macron held a joint news conference Tuesday yet stuck to their opposing views on Iran and the 2015 deal that curbed its nuclear program. Talking to reporters in Paris after meeting the French leader at the Elysee Palace, Netanyahu said his main focus now was how to push Iranian forces out of Syria.

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The Saudi Threat Against Qatar

Saudi Arabia has reportedly threatened to attack Qatar if they purchase an air defense system from Russia:

Saudi Arabia has threatened military action against Qatar if it goes ahead and acquires Russia’s top of the range S-400 air defence missile system, Le Monde daily reported.

Citing information it had obtained, Le Monde said Friday that Riyadh had written to French President Emmanuel Macron asking him to intervene to prevent the deal going ahead and to help preserve regional stability.

The Russian response has been to dismiss the Saudi threats as irrelevant, and it appears that the sale will go ahead. The Saudi threats may be empty, but after a year of unsuccessfully bullying Qatar with their blockade they may be willing to follow through on them. The fact that the Saudis are willing to threaten another country with an illegal attack like this underscores just how reckless and destabilizing Saudi Arabia has become in the last few years. The Saudis and their allies have already devastated neighboring Yemen over the last three years, and now they threaten to use force against another neighbor without the slightest justification. U.S. indulgence has helped to encourage the Saudis to become this regional menace, so it is up to the U.S. to end its support for this reckless client .

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There has never been a better time to invest in France

This month police fired water cannons to disperse members of the “black bloc”, masked anarchists who disrupted a Paris May Day protest against President Emmanuel Macron’s reforms. International investors may view this flare-up as a symptom of ills …

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Here’s How A Baby Ended Up Hanging From A Paris Balcony

Due to his bravery, French President Emmanuel Macron will make the recent immigrant a French citizen and he will be offered a job by the fire brigade. Now, more details on how the baby was hanging forward from a fourth-floor Paris balcony have come out and it’s disturbing.

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The Latest: Libyan rivals agree country to hold vote Dec. 10

French President Emmanuel Macron, center, holds an International Conference on Libya is held at the Elysee Palace with representatives of twenty countries, including Libya’s neighbors, regional and Western powers and international organizations and the French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Tuesday May 29, 2018. Libya’s rival leaders meet in Paris to agree on a political roadmap including elections in an effort to bring order out of Libya’s chaos, which is feeding Islamic militants, traffics of all kind and instability in the region.

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The Latest: Libyan rivals approve declaration on elections

Libya Chief of Staff, Marshall Khalifa Haftar, President of the Libyan House of Representatives in Tobruk Aguila Saleh Issa, Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya, Fayez al-Sarraj and President of Libya High Council Khaled Mechri, from left to right, attend an International Conference on Libya at the Elysee Palace with representatives of twenty countries, including Libya’s neighbors, regional and Western powers and international organizations in Paris, France, Tuesday May 29, 2018. Libya’s rival leaders meet in Paris to agree on a political roadmap including elections in an effort to bring order out of Libya’s chaos, which is feeding Islamic militants, traffics of all kind and instability in the region.

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Paris conference seeks political roadmap for lawless Libya

A top adviser to the head of Libya’s U.N.-recognized government based in Tripoli has tweeted that the country’s rival leaders reached consensus on Tuesday at a Paris meeting to hold both parliamentary and presidential elections in battered Libya on Dec. 10. Taher El-Sonni, a senior political adviser to Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj, tweeted about the agreed-on date ahead of the closing of the brief international conference in Paris. Final decisions agreed to by four leading Libyan officials who symbolize the divisions in the North African country will be announced at the close of the conference, attended by representatives of some 20 countries and the U.N. special envoy for Libya.

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Macron and Putin: ‘frenemies’ reunited

French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose in the garden of the Versailles Palace following their meeting in Versailles, near Paris, France, 29 May 2017. [Pool/EPA/EFE] With relations between the West and Russia at historic lows, French President Emmanuel Macron travels to St Petersburg Thursday to seek common ground with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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National Military Service To Fix, Heal, And Renew Our Nation

French President Emmanuel Macron this year reintroduced national service, also known as conscription, to France in order to “foster patriotism and heal social divisions.”At a time when our nation is the most hyperpolarized it has ever been, when our young generation increasingly questions the very worth of America itself, and our country, particularly new generations is at the worst health in history, it is time to consider whether we should implement national service ourselves. National service is in common use currently across democratic nations in the world as a form of civic duty amidst the freedom one is provided, just…

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