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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 […]

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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, […]

French Healthcare Workers Weigh Life-or-Death Decisions Amid Shortages

PARIS – With those worst hit by the virus facing an agonizing death from asphyxia, palliative care specialists in France are struggling amid drug shortages to give victims the most humane end possible. As the epidemic gathers pace, medics in the badly hit east of the country have been sharing their experiences of how they […]

MAJOR: France Says Coronavirus Crisis Puts EU Credibility on Line

PARIS – A French minister stated how the European Union responds to the coronavirus outbreak will determine its future credibility as the pathogen continues to take a heavy toll across the bloc. “If Europe is just a single market when times are good, then it has no sense,” French State Secretary for European Affairs Amelie de […]

MAJOR: France Recalling Troops From Iraq Over Coronavirus

PARIS/BAGHDAD – Paris will remove all of its troops currently stationed in Iraq for the time being over concerns about the spread of Covid-19, the French military announced. “France has taken the decision to repatriate until further notice its personnel deployed in operation Chammal in Iraq,” the Armed Forces Ministry said on Wednesday, adding that […]