Iran scolds France’s Macron: Don’t ‘blindly follow’ Trump

Iran scolds France’s Macron: Don’t ‘blindly follow’ Trump

by WorldTribune Staff, December 18, 2017 French President Emmanuel Macron should get off of U.S. President Donald Trump’s lap and stop raising the possibility of new sanctions on Iran over the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program, an Iranian official said. “To sustain its international credibility, France should not blindly follow the Americans … The French […]

C’est la vie! France lowers the boom on kids using mobile phones in school

C’est la vie! France lowers the boom on kids using mobile phones in school

by WorldTribune Staff, December 14, 2017 France is hoping a new ban on mobile phone use in schools will encourage kids to play – not Candy Crush, but the actual kind of play that requires physical exertion. “These days the children don’t play at break time anymore, they are just all in front of their […]

Macron’s invitation to progressive Americans: Flee to France and ‘make our planet great again’

Macron’s invitation to progressive Americans: Flee to France and ‘make our planet great again’

by WorldTribune Staff, June 2, 2017 American scientists, progressives and other “responsible citizens” have been invited by the French president to a “second homeland” in France after U.S. President Donald Trump announced on June 1 his administration’s rejection of the Paris Climate Agreement. In a video posted online, French President Emmanuel Macron said that while […]

Trump’s break with G7 climate consensus caused melt-down in polite society

Trump’s break with G7 climate consensus caused melt-down in polite society

by WorldTribune Staff, May 30, 2017 At the Group of 7 (G7) summit, agreeing to disagree on shared convictions so strongly-held that they approach religious fervor is not an option. It is simply not cool. Therefore, when U.S. President Donald Trump broke ranks on the Paris Agreement climate accord over the weekend at G7, sophisticates […]

In France, a showdown debate: ‘Parasite’ Marine Le Pen vs ‘smirking banker’ Macron

In France, a showdown debate: ‘Parasite’ Marine Le Pen vs ‘smirking banker’ Macron

by WorldTribune Staff, May 4, 2017 Populist candidate Marine Le Pen, in a televised debate on May 3, referred to her centrist opponent Emmanuel Macron as a “smirking banker” who was firmly in the pocket of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “. . . The reality, you went to see Mrs. Merkel, you went to ask […]

French economist who predicted Trump win is betting on Le Pen

French economist who predicted Trump win is betting on Le Pen

by WorldTribune Staff, April 21, 2017 The Hong Kong-based economist who was one of the very few to publicly predict Donald Trump’s election victory is betting on Marine Le Pen winning in France. Charles Gave, founder of asset-allocation consultancy GaveKal Research, told Bloomberg the markets are underpricing Le Pen’s chances and not considering backlash in […]

French socialist candidate’s gaffe seen boosting Marine Le Pen’s presidential campaign

French socialist candidate’s gaffe seen boosting Marine Le Pen’s presidential campaign

by WorldTribune Staff, February 20, 2017 National Front presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is rising in the polls after socialist candidate Emmanuel Macron sparked a major uproar by calling French colonialism a “crime against humanity.” Analysts say Macron all but handed Le Pen “an electoral gift.” A Feb. 20 OpinionWay poll showed Le Pen with […]

France first: Le Pen sides with Trump and Brexit against globalization, militant Islam

France first: Le Pen sides with Trump and Brexit against globalization, militant Islam

by WorldTribune Staff, February 6, 2017 A France enslaved to the European Union risks losing its identity to globalism and Islamic fundamentalism, National Front party candidate Marine Le Pen said on Feb. 5 as she formally launched her presidential campaign. “There will be no other laws and values in France but French,” Le Pen said. […]