Thought for the day

"A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal." --  Ted Turner
"The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it." --  Margaret Sanger, Woman and the New Race, Chapter 5, "The Wickedness of Creating Large Families." (1920)

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French Prez Macron Demands Musks Twitter Comply with European Regulations on Speech MikeRivero Tue, 12/06/2022 - 08:12

French president Emmanuel Macron demanded that Elon Musk abides by European Union restrictions on speech on Twitter in a meeting on Friday.

Following a state visit at the White House with President Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron met with Tesla and Twitter chief Elon Musk in New Orleans, Louisiana. During the meeting, Macron said that he stressed again the need for Twitter to moderate so-called hate speech and alleged disinformation to comply with EU rules.

 French President Emmanuel Macron’s approach to common European security, which would imply guarantees for Russia as well, does makes sense, but the European Union is not yet ready for consensus and constructive joint efforts to devise new security mechanisms, the General Director of the Russian International Affairs Council, Andrey Kortunov, told TASS on Monday.

Ukraine blasts Macron for suggesting security 'guarantees' for Moscow after war ends malterwitty Mon, 12/05/2022 - 07:52

Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council secretary, Oleksiy Danilov, fumed on Sunday over French President Emmanuel Macron's suggestion the West should think of "guarantees" to give Vladimir Putin after the war. The French leader said Europe should discuss “how to give guarantees to Russia the day it returns to the negotiating table”.

Macron Says Security Guarantees for Russia Needed for Future Peace Deal MikeRivero Mon, 12/05/2022 - 06:48

French President Emmanuel Macron has said that Russia’s security concerns when it comes to NATO expansion need to be taken into account in any future peace talks and that the West needs to be prepared to give Moscow guarantees.

“We need to prepare what we are ready to do, how we protect our allies and member states, and how to give guarantees to Russia the day it returns to the negotiating table,” the French leader said in an interview that aired Saturday.

A representative of the French Foreign Ministry said that he was preparing, together with his European and Ukrainian partners, to create a tribunal to investigate Russia's actions in Ukraine. According to him, the work has already begun.

"We have started working with our European and Ukrainian partners," RT quotes him as saying.

Washington and Paris reaffirm their support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and will continue to provide assistance to Kiev "as long as it takes," according to a joint statement adopted at a meeting between Presidents Joe Biden of the United States and Emmanuel Macron of France on Thursday.

French President Emmanuel Macron snatched an unexpected win from his U.S counterpart during a visit to Washington on Thursday, getting Joe Biden to suggest that European companies could benefit from a controversial American subsidies package.

Macron then began speaking to the president and raised his finger to gesture at the crowd, at which point Biden finally turned back around to face photographers.

Off the stage, while the two presidents greeted members of the audience Biden seemed to wander aimlessly and had to be continually brought back to the group by Macron.

The French president remained engaged with the crowd, but as Biden began to shuffle off Macron grabbed his arm and directed him back into the group.

French retail chain Fnac has stopped selling a card game based around the far-left extremist group Antifa after a complaint by a French police union, removing the item from their website.

The French retailer removed the “Antifa: the Game” product from their website after complaints on social media over the weekend when the Union of Commissioners of the National Police (SCPN), a national police union, and members of the populist National Rally (RN) highlighted the game.