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MAJOR: Yellow Vests Relaunch Protests Across France

PARIS – Organizers of France’s Yellow Vest protest movement called for a major demonstration on Saturday on the Champs-Elysées, despite police orders forbidding access to large areas of central Paris. Protest marches have been called for Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, Lyon, Lille, Nantes, Nice, Bordeaux and Strasbourg, RFI reported. Invoking the potential risk of public disturbances, […]

REVEALED: No-Deal Brexit ‘Closer Than Ever’

LONDON/BRUSSELS – Downing Street played down the prospect of reaching a trade deal with the EU in time for December, saying it will be very difficult – and blaming Brussels’ insistence on tackling tough issues upfront. The UK’s Chief Negotiator, David Frost, is meeting his EU counterpart Michel Barnier in London, in advance of the […]

Macron Sends Riot Police to Enforce Face Masks in Marseille

PARIS – French riot police are being deployed near Marseille to enforce mask requirements as the country registers a spike in the COVID-19 cases. Government Spokesperson Gabriel Attal announced on Monday that around 130 police officers are being sent to Marseille, a coastal city in southeastern France, Euronews reported. It comes after local authorities made […]

Macron Surrounded by Anti Government Protesters Chanting ‘Resign’

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte were at the center of an astonishing security scare when furious anti-government swarmed towards them in a Paris park. “Macron Resign” was the chant as the 42-year-old head of state and the first lady, who is 67, were approached in the Tuileries Garden, close to […]

Paris pushes case after Turkish Naval Aggression against French vessel

PARIS – Tensions between France and Turkey are at the highest point seen in several generations, as the two NATO states find themselves on opposing ends of the ongoing conflict in Libya. France’s defense ministry on June 17th accused a Turkish naval vessel of harassing one of its ships in the Mediterranean, saying its ship […]

MAJOR: Belgium Begins Testing on Non-Vaccine Treatment for Covid-19

By Gabriela Galindo – The Brussels Times – A clinical trial for a drug with the potential to treat one of the symptoms of the illness caused by the new coronavirus (Covid-19) will begin in Belgium on Wednesday. French biotechnology company Biophytis got the green light from the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products […]

MAJOR: Macron Loses Majority in Parliament as 10 MPs Quit Party

PARIS – President Emmanuel Macron faces the loss of his party’s majority in the French parliament with the defection of about ten left-wing members who say he has broken his centrist promises and is running a “conservative government”. Macron’s party, La République En Marche (LREM), has lost its absolute majority in the French National Assembly, […]