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Trump rips Macron for denouncing nationalism: 'MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN!'

Trump rips Macron for denouncing nationalism: 'MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN!'President Trump lashed out at France on Twitter Tuesday, chastising French President Emmanuel Macron for denouncing nationalism.



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Twitter Explodes After Donald Trump Hits Emmanuel Macron With Learning German Taunt

Twitter Explodes After Donald Trump Hits Emmanuel Macron With Learning German TauntPresident Donald Trump left Twitter users indignant early Tuesday with a tweet



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Macron and tech giants launch 'Paris call' to fix internet ills

Macron and tech giants launch 'Paris call' to fix internet illsFrance and U.S. technology giants including Microsoft on Monday urged world governments and companies to sign up to a new initiative to regulate the internet and fight threats such as cyber attacks, online censorship and hate speech. With the launch of a declaration entitled the ‘Paris call for trust and security in cyberspace’, French President Emmanuel Macron is hoping to revive efforts to regulate cyberspace after the last round of United Nations negotiations failed in 2017. The Paris call was initially pushed for by tech companies but was redrafted by French officials to include work done by U.N. experts in recent years.



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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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Emmanuel Macron warns world leaders against nationalism on centenary of Armistice

Emmanuel Macron warns world leaders against nationalism on centenary of ArmisticeCold rain and grey skies mirrored the sombre mood of world leaders commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War in Paris on Sunday, in a reminder of the atrocious conditions endured by troops. In a show of unity, more than 60 presidents, prime ministers and ­dignitaries, many of them holding black umbrellas, walked the last few yards to the Tomb of the Unknown ­Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe, after arriving in a fleet of buses. Emmanuel Macron, the French president, said the grim weather was fitting for an occasion that was not a ­celebration of victory but a ceremony marking the end of four years of ­horrific bloodshed. Donald Trump, the US president, who was criticised the previous day for cancelling a scheduled visit to a US ­military cemetery because of rain, ­arrived after the others in his armour-plated limousine, the “Beast”, because of security concerns. Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, also arrived ­separately a few minutes later. Mr Macron delivered a politically-charged speech warning of the dangers of rising nationalism and praising the European Union and the United ­Nations for their contribution to peace. The signatories of the Armistice treaty pose outside the railway carriage where they ended the First World War on November 11, 1918 Credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images Afterwards he said he was delighted that so many world leaders had ­attended, but questioned whether the occasion would be remembered as “a symbol of lasting peace or the last ­moment of unity before world falls into disorder. That depends on us.” Warning the assembled leaders that re-emerging “old demons” were to threaten peace, he said: “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. “Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism.” Mr Trump, who has proudly ­declared himself a nationalist, sat stony-faced, but smiled broadly as he exchanged a handshake with Mr Putin, who flashed him a thumbs-up sign. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Morocco's Prince Moulay Hassan, Moroccan King Mohammed VI, US First Lady Melania Trump, US President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Australian Governor-General Peter Cosgrove attend a ceremony the Arc de Triomphe in Paris Credit: AFP POOL The US president’s cordiality ­towards his Russian counterpart – ­despite alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election – has alarmed western European leaders who see Russia as a growing threat. Feminist activists from the Femen group broke through the security ­cordon and staged a brief topless ­protest near Mr Trump’s car before ­being dragged away by police. Despite a plea by Mr Macron for a strong EU, Europe’s deep political divisions were underscored by an independence day celebration in Warsaw, in which the Polish president and prime minister marched with far-Right groups for the first time. The Paris event produced some unlikely pairings. It was attended by the presidents of both Serbia and Kosovo, which are struggling to normalise ­relations nearly 20 years after a Nato bombing campaign ended the conflict in Kosovo and paved the way for its ­independence from Serbia. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the ceremony commemorating the end of the First World War Credit: BENOIT TESSIER/REUTERS Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, spoke to Mr Putin for the first time since a Russian plane was shot down in Syria during an Israeli air strike. French commentators criticised the lack of high-level British representation in Paris. Franck Ferrand, an author and broadcaster, said it was regrettable that “no British leader or member of the Royal Family has chosen to attend”.  The UK was represented by David Lidington, the de facto deputy prime minister and Minister for the Cabinet Office. Before Mr Macron spoke, teenagers read out letters written by First World War soldiers on the day the bloodshed ceased. One of them, from British ­officer Charles Neville of the Royal Horse Artillery, described streets “packed with wildly cheering civilians, chucking flowers at us and carrying on only like a foreigner can”. After the ceremony and lunch at the Elysée Palace, dozens of leaders ­attended the inaugural meeting of the International Peace Forum, intended by Mr Macron to promote multilateral cooperation to resolve conflicts. Mr Macron told the gathering that the allies had won the war, but not the peace, as they had failed to prevent the Second World War.  Mrs Merkel denounced the “national vaingloriousness and military ­arrogance” that led to the “senseless bloodshed” of two world wars. Mr Trump did not attend the ­session, instead visiting a US military cemetery in Suresnes, western Paris, where he paid tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of French and American soldiers, ­before flying home.



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Trump, Macron agree on defense after 'insulting' European army spat

Trump, Macron agree on defense after 'insulting' European army spatMeeting for talks at the Elysee a day before commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, Macron welcomed Trump under rainy Parisian skies with a firm handshake. Seated on gilded chairs in the ornate presidential palace, Macron placed his hand on Trump’s knee and referred to him as “my friend”, while Trump kept more distance, although he also talked up common ground on an issue that had caused friction. “We want a strong Europe, it’s very important to us, and whichever way we can do it the best and more efficient would be something we both want,” said Trump.



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With Trump sitting nearby, Macron calls nationalism a betrayal

With Trump sitting nearby, Macron calls nationalism a betrayalWith U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin sitting just a few feet away listening to the speech via translation earpieces, Macron denounced those who evoke nationalist sentiment to disadvantage others. “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism: nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism,” Macron said in a 20-minute address delivered from under the Arc de Triomphe to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. “By pursuing our own interests first, with no regard to others’, we erase the very thing that a nation holds most precious, that which gives it life and makes it great: its moral values.” Trump, who has pursued “America First” policies since entering the White House and in the run-up to the congressional elections this month declared himself a “nationalist”, sat still and stony-faced in the front row as Macron spoke.



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Macron and Merkel mark WWI armistice centenary

Macron and Merkel mark WWI armistice centenaryCompiègne (France) (AFP) – President Emmanuel Macron of France Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany on Saturday unveiled a plaque to their countries’ reconciliation in the forest clearing in France where the armistice ending World War I was signed. In a highly symbolic ceremony, Macron and Merkel met at the site near Compiegne in eastern France where Germany officially surrendered at dawn on November 11, 1918, bringing to a close more than four years of slaughter on the Western front.



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Trump, Macron may clash on European defense in Paris talks

Trump, Macron may clash on European defense in Paris talksFresh off U.S. congressional elections that saw his Republican Party’s power erode, Trump is spending the weekend in Paris to bolster the U.S.-European alliance at World War One remembrance ceremonies. Discussing cyber security threats and global instability in general, Macron said Europe needs to protect itself against China, Russia and the United States.  Later in the interview he spoke about the need for a European army.



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Excerpts of Macron speech to world leaders at WWI memorial

Excerpts of Macron speech to world leaders at WWI memorialPARIS (AP) — Excerpts from the address French President Emmanuel Macron gave before world leaders Sunday at the memorial for the centennial of the World War I armistice.



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