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Why France's Nuclear Weapons Still Matter

Why France's Nuclear Weapons Still MatterThey protect Europe.



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Survivors tell of France's 'dirty war' in Cameroon independence

Survivors tell of France's 'dirty war' in Cameroon independenceEkité (Cameroon) (AFP) – It was a “dirty war” waged by French colonial troops but it never made headlines and even today goes untold in school history books. The brutal conflict unfolded in Cameroon, which on January 1 marks its 60th anniversary of independence — the first of 17 African countries that became free from their colonial masters in 1960. “My life was overturned,” Odile Mbouma, 72, said in the southwestern town of Ekite.



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Poland says France's Macron comments on NATO "dangerous" -FT

Poland says France's Macron comments on NATO "dangerous" -FTFrench President Emmanuel Macron’s critical remarks about NATO were “dangerous”, Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said in an interview published on Sunday evening by the Financial Times. Macron told The Economist last week that NATO was experiencing “brain death”, citing a lack of coordination and U.S. unpredictability under President Donald Trump. NATO was “the most important alliance in the world when it comes to preserving freedom and peace” and Macron’s questioning of whether its members could still be counted on to defend each other was “dangerous”, Morawiecki said, according to the FT.



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France's Macron says NATO suffering 'brain death', questions U.S. commitment

France's Macron says NATO suffering 'brain death', questions U.S. commitmentFrench President Emmanuel Macron, in an interview with British weekly The Economist, warned fellow European countries that they could no longer rely on the United States to defend North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies. "What we are currently experiencing is the brain death of NATO," Macron was quoted as saying.



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France's 'yellow vest' protesters banned from Notre-Dame: police

France's 'yellow vest' protesters banned from Notre-Dame: policeFor their 23rd consecutive Saturday protest, France’s yellow vests have been told they will be banned from the area around Paris’s fire-damaged Notre-Dame cathedral. The ban will be in place all day Saturday, a police statement said, following Monday’s devastating fire at the world famous landmark. “No protest demonstration can be held” in the area due to the fragility of the building, the statement said.



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France's Macron says deeply regrets Trump decision on troops in Syria

France's Macron says deeply regrets Trump decision on troops in SyriaN’DJAMENA (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he deeply regretted U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. In an abrupt policy shift, Trump announced on Wednesday that Washington would withdraw the roughly 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, upending a pillar of American policy in the Middle East and alarming U.S. allies. “I very deeply regret the decision made on Syria,” Macron said during a news conference in Chad.



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France's Macron deeply regrets Trump decision on troops in Syria

France's Macron deeply regrets Trump decision on troops in SyriaFrench President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday he deeply regretted U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.



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Days after visit, Trump blasts France's Macron as relations sour

Days after visit, Trump blasts France's Macron as relations sourIn five posts sent on the same day that French officials marked the anniversary of the 2015 terrorist attacks that killed 130 people in Paris, Trump blasted the key U.S. ally over its near defeat to Germany in two world wars, its wine industry and Macron’s approval ratings. Trump returned to Washington from a weekend in Paris to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One where strained relations between the American president and European allies were on full display. On Tuesday, Trump rejected Macron’s warnings against the threat of nationalism, delivered during an emotional ceremony in Paris on Sunday attended by scores of world leaders.



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France's Macron to visit Belgium at royal request

France's Macron to visit Belgium at royal requestFrench President Emmanuel Macron will visit the Brussels district of Molenbeek, home of Islamic State jihadists who carried out the 2015 Paris attacks, during a state visit to Belgium next week. The visit comes just weeks after Belgium’s decision to replace its fleet of ageing F-16 jets with US-made F-35s, snubbing European bids including the Rafales from French group Dassault. It was King Philippe of Belgium who invited Macron to make the two-day visit, on November 19 and 20.



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France's Macron to meet Merkel on November 18 over eurozone reform

France's Macron to meet Merkel on November 18 over eurozone reformPARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Nov. 18 to discuss implementation of the so-called Meseberg eurozone reform proposal agreed in June, the Elysee Palace said on Friday. Macron will speak to the German lower-house. French officials have expressed irritation with Germany's reluctance to resolve pending issues over the monetary union's governance. Earlier on Friday, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Germany had to decide in the coming weeks whether to move forward with French proposals on the integration of the …



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