How Champs Elysees attack could swing the French presidential election

With the motives of the Champs-Elysées gunman considered terror-related, the timing just three days before the first round of the French presidential elections and during a prime time TV “debate” between all 11 official candidates clearly suggests that extremists are seeking to influence the tone of the debate – and perhaps its outcome [ . . . ]

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Tit-for-tat escalates as President Hollande hits back at Trump’s anti-France remarks

French President François Hollande hit back at Donald Trump with a dig about gun control Saturday, a day after the new US president attacked France’s immigration policies and Paris.”I don’t want to make a comparison, but there are no weapons circulating here, there are no people who take weapons to shoot into a crowd,” the Socialist president said, in a reference to the tighter gun control measures in France than in the US.”It is never good to show the slightest mistrust towards a friendly country. That is not what you do towards an ally and I ask the American president not to do that to France,” Hollande said at the opening of the high-profile annual agricultural fair in Paris [ . . . ]

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