Tag: France

Generation Identity: France begins shutting down far-right | Incredible Solutions Tech

France is beginning the process of shutting down the far-right Generation Identity (GI) group, a move that comes after Al Jazeera’s undercover investigation exposed the group’s racism, violence, and connections with Marine Le Pen’s National Rally party. On Saturday, dozens in Paris rallied against the move – scheduled to...

G7 leaders boost COVAX support, focus on COVID recovery | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Group of Seven leaders, who control a little under half of the world’s economy, have pledged billions of dollars to COVAX, a United Nations coronavirus vaccination programme for poorer countries. US President Joe Biden and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi debuted at the G7 virtual leaders’ meeting on Friday...

Biden tells Munich Security Conference ‘America is back’ | | Incredible Solutions Tech

In his first big appearance on the global stage, President Joe Biden promised the Group of Seven (G7) leaders during the virtual Munich Security Conference that the United States was recommitted to multilateral engagement. “America is back,” he said on Friday, breaking away from his predecessor Donald Trump’s isolationist...

French minister warns of ‘Islamo-leftism’ in universities | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The French minister for higher education has sparked a backlash from university heads after warning about the spread of “Islamo-leftism” in the country’s academic institutions. The term “Islamo-leftism” is often used in France by far-right politicians to discredit left-wing opponents they accuse of being blind to the dangers of...

France’s Macron rules out immediate troop drawdown from Sahel | Incredible Solutions Tech

French president says rushed exit from volatile region in West Africa would be a mistake, as Chad deploys reinforcements. President Emmanuel Macron has ruled out an immediate drawdown in France’s 5,100-strong Barkhane forces battling armed groups in the Sahel region of West Africa, describing a rushed exit as a...

Is a new strategy needed to fight armed groups in the Sahel? | Incredible Solutions Tech

France considers reducing troop numbers as fighting worsens. Source link...

France’s controversial ‘separatism’ bill: Seven things to know | Incredible Solutions Tech

Paris, France – During a high-profile speech on secularism and Islam last October, French President Emmanuel Macron said that “Islam is a religion which is experiencing a crisis today, all over the world”, and there was a need to “free Islam in France from foreign influences”. Two months later,...

Ahead of Sahel summit, where do France and G5 countries stand? | Incredible Solutions Tech

Leaders of five Sahelian countries in West Africa and their French counterpart will hold a summit this week to discuss the fight against armed groups in the volatile region. The heads of state of the so-called G5 Sahel countries – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – will...

Yellen pledges US cooperation, urges G7 to ‘go big’ on virus | Incredible Solutions Tech

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told her G7 peers that Washington ‘places a high priority on deepening our international engagement and strengthening our alliances’. United States President Joe Biden’s administration told allies Friday that it was committed to re-engaging with them in order to steer the global economy out...

Copyright spat: Google to pay $76m to French news publishers | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Documents reviewed by Reuters news agency show Google is ready to pay $22m each year to 121 French news publications. Alphabet Inc’s Google has agreed to pay $76m over three years to a group of French news publishers to end a more than year-long copyright spat, documents seen by...

Roses are red and contributing to climate change, florists | Incredible Solutions Tech

Florists in Paris are trying to convince their customers to choose locally grown flowers over roses, which must be flown in and contribute to carbon emissions. It is the classic romantic combination: Valentine’s Day and a bouquet of red roses. But some Parisian florists are trying to wean customers...

France blames children missing swimming lessons on | Incredible Solutions Tech

The government is launching an inquiry into chlorine allergy certificates, suggesting families have ‘conveniently’ used them to prevent girls from swimming. Paris, France – Rights groups have criticised France’s decision to crack down on allergy certificates used to exempt students from swimming pool lessons, saying the move was an...

France, Russia urge restraint as Iran produces uranium metal | | Incredible Solutions Tech

UN’s nuclear watchdog says that it has verified the production of 3.6g of uranium metal at a plant in Iran. France and Russia have urged Iran to show restraint after it started producing uranium metal in a new breach of limits laid out in Tehran’s nuclear deal with world...

‘French Muslims will suffer’ under separatism rules, critics | Incredible Solutions Tech

Paris, France – On October 2 last year, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a law against what he called “Islamist separatism” aimed at tackling “radical” movements in the country. He described Islam as a religion “in crisis” globally, as he sought to boost support for measures intended to regulate...

As Yellen prepares for G7 talks, leaders look for US | Incredible Solutions Tech

The G7 will meet this week to discuss the global economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and how to tax giant digital firms. Leaders are looking to the Biden administration to show a willingness to work together after four years of Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda. The new administration of...