Friday, 22 June, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron decries 'national selfishness'

Eduard Kukan Eduard Kukan
Sammy Stanley | 18 April, 2018, 06:26

President Emmanuel Macron admitted Tuesday that air strikes in Syria "solve nothing" but said France, Britain and the United States had been forced to step up and defend the "honour" of the global community.

"What we can expect from a French president is to tell the pessimists, stop saying that Europe doesn't work, Europe is not flawless but can be improved, and that the French youth, who inherits European integration, should mobilize".

France will conduct dialogue with Russian Federation and other countries to find a comprehensive inclusive solution in Syria, said French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking at the European Parliament's session in Strasbourg, TASS reports.

"If you believe in multilateralism, if you believe in the force of law and of what is right, then at some point in time you have to decide that you can not simply cave to the cynicism of those who do not support that", said the French President.

"I don't want a return to war in the Western Balkans", Juncker said. "We are 28" member nations.

But there is considerable resistance from other member states toward creating either a more tightly integrated Europe or a multitiered one that treats certain countries differently.

Last year Mr Macron and his new liberal party, La République en Marche (LREM), triumphed in French elections with a strongly pro-EU platform.

Attorney general dismisses call for recusal
When asked, Hawley denied using the investigation into The Mission Continues to benefit his own political aspirations. In three weeks, this matter will go to a court of law-where it belongs and where the facts will prove my innocence.

Macron said citizens "want a new project" for the European Union which addresses their concerns and fears in a world where allies such as the USA are turning their back on multilateral trade and climate change pacts.

MEPs applauded Macron when he said democracy "is a word with meaning, which emerged from the battles of the past".

"We see authoritarians all around us, and the answer is not authoritarian democracy, but the authority of democracy", he said. "The response should not be authoritarian democracy but the authority of democracy".

Macron's address was nevertheless generally well received. Who voted most in favour of Europe?

Calling for fellow EU leaders to follow his example in launching a public dialogue on Europe's future, Macron said the EU required reform to strengthen what he called "European sovereignty" in the world.

At the same time however, he warned that the European Union was an "ensemble" and not just a club made up of Germany and France.

Later this week Macron will travel to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to try to boost flagging support for his plans for the future of the eurozone.

Recommended

  • Turkey's Erdogan urges new groundwork for world peace

    Turkey's Erdogan urges new groundwork for world peace

    The Turkish president said Iran, Turkey and Russian Federation will not allow any power to divide Syria. Syria said it intercepted most of the missiles fires at it.
    Moyes reacts to Hart's error and West Ham comeback

    Moyes reacts to Hart's error and West Ham comeback

    But the game exploded in the second half, with Arnautovic heading home only to see the linesman's flag raised on the far side. Carroll thought he had an assist as well as his goal, teeing up Javier Hernandez to fire into the net in stoppage time.
    Referees' chief Marcello Nicchi: 'Gianluigi Buffon wrong on Michael Oliver'

    Referees' chief Marcello Nicchi: 'Gianluigi Buffon wrong on Michael Oliver'

    Buffon was unapologetic on Saturday, despite the online abuse aimed at the Olivers, telling reporters he "stands by all of it". When he was asked about the possibility of leaving Juventus , Allegri stated, "We still need to meet some objectives".
  • Cryptocurrency exchanges draw NY  inquiry

    Cryptocurrency exchanges draw NY inquiry

    However, on Tuesday afternoon the Bitcoin price took an unexpected turn, plunging from $8,090 to $7,855 in a matter of minutes on Bitfinex .
    We are changing Tax Day for Americans

    We are changing Tax Day for Americans

    He also marked it as a new beginning, as this is the "last year Americans will fill out outdated, complicated tax forms". Businesses are investing in our great country.
    New Kulve Taroth Elder Dragon Revealed

    New Kulve Taroth Elder Dragon Revealed

    Monster Hunter World is now available for the PS4 and Xbox One , with a PC version slated for release on an unspecified date. The Smithy, however, is already hard at work coming up with a new armor set to complement these weapons quite nicely.
  • CIA Director Pompeo reportedly had a secret meeting with Kim Jong Un

    CIA Director Pompeo reportedly had a secret meeting with Kim Jong Un

    Trump killed that pact when he took office past year , but said recently he was open to rejoining on better terms. The proposed summit follows months of increasingly heated rhetoric over the North's nuclear weapons program.
    It's Tax Day! Enjoy These Deals and FREEbies

    It's Tax Day! Enjoy These Deals and FREEbies

    By using the code "18TAXDAY" at Hungry Howie's , get a one-topping medium pizza for 15 cents with the purchase of a large pizza. For every large pizza purchased from April 17 to 19, guests will get one large cheese pizza for free .
    Netflix Stock Surges Following Addition of Two Million Subscribers

    Netflix Stock Surges Following Addition of Two Million Subscribers

    Stratos Wealth Limited owns 5,550 shares or 0.01% of their U.S. portfolio. 19,079 were accumulated by First Foundation. The Company operates through three segments: Domestic streaming, worldwide streaming and Domestic DVD.
  • Starbucks closing stores to conduct racial-bias training

    Starbucks closing stores to conduct racial-bias training

    A white man identified as real estate developer Andrew Yaffe arrives and tells the officers the two men were waiting for him. Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson called the arrests "reprehensible" and said he wanted to apologize to the two men face to face.
    Trump says NK-SK peace talks have his blessing

    Trump says NK-SK peace talks have his blessing

    Mr Abe obtained an agreement from Mr Trump to bring up the issue of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea during any summit. White House aides say Trump will take those concerns into serious consideration as he prepares for the historic talks with Kim.
    Killorn scores twice, Lightning beat Devils 5-3 in Game 2

    Killorn scores twice, Lightning beat Devils 5-3 in Game 2

    John Hynes elected to make a switch in net after Devils playoff starter Keith Kinkaid was yanked after 33 minutes in Game 2. However, the tone of this game, and what is now going to be the tone for the upcoming Game 4, was set in the third period.

Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson Praise Carrie Underwood's Comeback at ACM Awards Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson Praise Carrie Underwood's Comeback at ACM Awards She warned fans that she might look "a bit different", but that has not stopped her from carrying on with her career as usual. However, it also sounds like she's ready to keep doing what she's best at, which of course is making music and performing.

Inmates Killed in South Carolina Prison Riot Inmates Killed in South Carolina Prison Riot McMaster said he was outraged the state can't jam cellphone signals in prisons, saying the phones helped stir the trouble. Quarrels about turf and contraband apparently led to the deaths of seven inmates at a SC prison, authorities say.

Pompeo: North Korea Must Denuclearize Pompeo: North Korea Must Denuclearize Trump killed that pact when he took office past year , but said recently he was open to rejoining on better terms. The proposed summit follows months of increasingly heated rhetoric over the North's nuclear weapons program.

Minor blast outside Indian embassy's office in Nepal's Kathmandu, no casualties Minor blast outside Indian embassy's office in Nepal's Kathmandu, no casualties Army spokesman Colonel Vijay Thapa said the blast was caused by a crude bomb made in a pressure cooker. The security in the blast site and around office premises has been upped after the blast.

Sachin Tendulkar's Video Playing 'Gully Cricket' With Mumbaikars Goes Viral Sachin Tendulkar's Video Playing 'Gully Cricket' With Mumbaikars Goes Viral The country is in the grip of T20 cricket as the eleventh season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) got underway ten days ago. Out stepped an ex-Mumbai cricketer Atul Ranade and asked the boys, smilingly, in Marathi, "There's a player of ours here".

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard ruled out of series opener against Warriors Spurs' Kawhi Leonard ruled out of series opener against Warriors Curry, who Kerr ruled out for the entire first round, was re-examined Friday and continues to make solid progress. Golden State collected a hefty 51-30 advantage on the glass to help overcome 15 turnovers in the contest.

Big Tom Has Passed Away Big Tom Has Passed Away Monsignor Joseph McGuinness issued a statement on behalf of the Diocese of Clogher. "Irish music has truly lost a legend today". His family say he passed away peacefully this morning and will be sadly missed by all who new him.

In 4 Mice In NYC Full Of Drug-Resistant Bacteria In 4 Mice In NYC Full Of Drug-Resistant Bacteria Six of these so-called antibiotic "Teflon" mice contained at least three genes that made the anti-bacterial drugs ineffective. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) screening identified a wide range of gastrointestinal disease-causing bacteria.

Senators Propose Legislation To Update Authorities Used To Fight Terror Abroad Senators Propose Legislation To Update Authorities Used To Fight Terror Abroad And if the president wants to wage war against a sovereign nation he would have to come to us separately on that. The airstrikes ordered by President Donald Trump against Syria last week have prompted the U.S.

Aaron Rodgers Trying To 'Trust The Process' With Packers' Offseason Aaron Rodgers Trying To 'Trust The Process' With Packers' Offseason As we saw previous year , if the Packers want to contend it's Aaron Rodgers or bust. The Packers have made two major moves affecting Rodgers this offseason.

Storm damages dozens of homes on Kauai, air rescues commence Storm damages dozens of homes on Kauai, air rescues commence At least two homes were destroyed in fast-moving floodwaters on Kauai, and dozens more have sustained damage, officials said. As of Sunday night, some 40 evacuees remained at a Red Cross shelter, which had been set up at Hanalei Elementary School.

Trans Mountain will be built, Trudeau says Trans Mountain will be built, Trudeau says Mr Trudeau emphasized that the project represented a "vital strategic interest" for Canada and insisted, "It will be built". In Canada's best interest. "They can point to previous Supreme Court wins regarding First Nations title to land in B.C.

IBM down more than 5% despite delivering a beat in quarterly earnings IBM down more than 5% despite delivering a beat in quarterly earnings WADDELL FREDERICK H bought $99,659 worth of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM ) on Wednesday, January 31. Horan Capital Advisors LLC. bought a new position in shares of IBM during the third quarter valued at approximately $136,000.

Sandy Hook families suing Infowars' Alex Jones Sandy Hook families suing Infowars' Alex Jones Both suits - submitted by Neil Heslin and by Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa - were filed Monday in Travis County, Texas. Jones told us at last week's press conference, "We said in this Texas case that it's unconfirmed, we didn't say the guy's name".

Syrian Air Defense Shoots Down Missiles Near Airbase: State Media Syrian Air Defense Shoots Down Missiles Near Airbase: State Media Asked about reports of the missile attack, an Israeli military spokesman said: "We don't comment on such reports". Meanwhile, the Syrian state TV aired still image of what it said was the air defences intercepting the missiles.