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Once You Reject Establishment Politicians, the Effect Is Seismic
"On that phrase, doctor Steve, of the decoupling or the alignment. The alignment. Yeah. Somebody said it to me thusly with regards to Brexit. And I think the same applies to America first maga to Democrats voting for the billionaire from queens. Once somebody who's been voting labor or the left for 40 years whose parents work for voted for labor, in the coal mines, for 40, 50 years. Once they vote against their party, once they vote against the establishment politicians, you don't go back. What once you want as a lifestyle decision, you reject the establishment that you have been not a part of but supporting for decades, that has a seismic effect on politics, does it not? Oh, absolutely. Absolutely. And that's exactly what we've been seeing now over these last several years. And again, it's not just the states, not just Britain. We're seeing it throughout France, marine le pen with national rally and the like. My heavens in Italy right now, if they were to have their elections, there are two right wing parties, leg and brothers of Italy would run away with it. So yeah, these are just these shifts are fascinating because they really do reveal a massive gap in alienation between the people and their elite rulers.
Macron alliance projected to lose parliamentary majority
"France is dealing with the aftermath of an election in which French president Emmanuel Macron's centrist alliance failed to capture a straight majority in the National Assembly Emmanuel Macron was reelected in May but many French voters in Sunday's parliamentary election opted for far right or far left candidates depriving the president's centrist group of 44 seats he needed to secure an absolute majority and implement his agenda without bargaining the leftist coalition secured a 131 seats while marine le pen's far right national rally got 89 seats Le pen described Macron as a minority president and her party's extraordinary surge as a seismic event Ipsos France political analysts briefs Cantor
"marine le pen" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
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"marine le pen" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"A lot happening in the currency markets this morning Let's get all the latest market action though with Bloomberg's Doug Kris in New York Doug Yeah most definitely particularly where the Euro is concerned stronger against the dollar now by two tenths of 1% after Emmanuel Macron defeated marine le pen in the French presidential election We'll take a closer look at that momentarily seeing weakness in the Japanese currency right now at one 28 64 and the Korean Juan also dropping as well down by about four tenths of 1% against the greenback But in terms of the equity market action in the apac region a little bit of struggle right out of the gate it's a market holiday in Sydney so no trading in Australian equities in Tokyo right now the nikkei is ALF about one and a half percent in the opening moments We had a big drop here in the U.S. Friday with the S&P down about 2.8% some shortfalls in earnings and guidance and also a lot of concern about the issue of fed tightening which we'll talk more about as we continue here on daybreak Asia In Seoul right now the Cosby off about 1.3% Well on the notion of fed tightening I think it's fair to say that markets are prepared for a number of half point rate hikes over the next few months The big unknown is the full extent of fed tightening last week Or I should say in the week ahead we'll get the fed's preferred measure of inflation That's the personal consumption expenditures price index and there's a great deal of anxiety in markets as whether or not the fed can manage a soft landing of the American economy And in China the big concern is over the cost of virus related lockdowns although Friday here in the U.S. we had the NASDAQ golden dragon China index up about a half of 1% We'll take another look at market action for you in about 15 minutes Brian All right Doug thanks very much We'll also get a closer look at the French election with Ed Baxter in a few moments A couple of quick notes here first We are hearing that Twitter now appears to be more receptive to billionaire Elon Musk's takeover offer Bloomberg's Denise Pellegrini has the story A source says Musk has been meeting with Twitter today and this meeting comes after Musk revealed his financing plan for buying the social media platform He's logged up more than $46 billion in funds after pitching the deal to banks And shares of Twitter have jumped almost 7% since Musk made his offer in mid April but the shares are still trading just about 10% below his offer price Denise Pellegrini Bloomberg day break Asia Well folks Collins iPhone plant is continuing to operate during a COVID lockdown in central China The plan is located in the airport economy zone in zhengzhou Here's Bloomberg's Stephen engel It went into partial lockdown last week but the company Foxconn put out a statement late yesterday saying we're still operating normally and the site continues to comply with the government's measures to curb the spread of the virus Again a lot of these large factories are doing closed loop systems Keeping people on the site so they can keep pumping out product The airport said flights are operating normally as well and Foxconn relies on that airport to ship iPhones internationally All right the time is four and a half minutes past the hour we've got a lot of attention on markets this morning near eye Seth will be joining us in a few moments head of Asian credit over at BlackRock and we'll do that live in just a few moments But now it's time for global news Emmanuel Macron winning his second term as president of France at Baxter has the story and he joins us live here on Bloomberg daybreak Asia And yeah Brian you're right This.
"marine le pen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"To run for president or is it too early to say Yeah very interesting Jamie I mean this sort of conversation you had there is being reflected in this room I think everyone here would say that they're squarely behind it The way she was cheered when she came onto stage marine le pen earlier on is a reflection of the sort of adulation that the party faithful have for her but interestingly one conversation we've been having with someone he sort of is of the opinion that the far right or particularly the national rally party whether it's under le pen or anyone else has sort of reached the end point It's got as far as it could get And he now is calling for a sort of coalition of what he described as a union of patriots People on the right clubbing together and interestingly Eric zamor the far right candidate who really faded in the first round of voting He's been calling for that tonight So I think interesting discussions ahead for the party but in the main as I look round now the spirits have lifted from an hour or so ago when we were speaking last people you know there's no party here They've lost this election but they are trying to focus on what they see as the positives And I think they've taken heart from what le pen was saying earlier that this was an historic result and on they go particularly to those parliamentary elections in June Did they watch the Macron's speech there No they didn't I can see anyone watching it There were journalists huddled around watching on their mobile phones or their laptops but no one as far as I could see was taking note of it among the le pen party faithful It wasn't on the big screen here So at the moment at the moment that he was saying that he'd be a president for everyone bring people together That was a message it would seem people just didn't want to hear here Nick thanks very much Nick beat.
"marine le pen" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"I'm Bonnie Quinn As always get in touch at van Quinn on Twitter or email me a Quinn Market participants are bracing themselves as France heads to the polls and the presidential runoff A marine le pen victory should it happen would likely cause market Russians Now if Emmanuel Macron holds on to his office it will be important to look at the margin of victory for signs of a fractured electorate So let's bring in Lionel Laurent who joins from Paris So you know France keeps flirting with the far right but so far it has chosen someone from the political mainstream for president at the same time if we compare 2002 to 2017 there was a massive change in 2002s shirak one with 80% of the vote 2017 Macron won with just 66% of the vote and it looks like might be fairly close this time too What has happened to the map in France So there are really been two changes the biggest change has been the normalization of the far right Marine le pen has done everything she can to differentiate herself from her father she is essentially become the voice of disaffected blue collar rural voters and really focused on economic dissatisfaction And immigration as well And what has helped her and this is the second big change is the collapse of the mainstream parties left and right that have governed France So the past couple of decades Obviously Emmanuel Macron has come out of this rubble as the centrist candidate to peel off the pro EU white collar workers of France but I would say that the real change has been the fact that le pen keeps rising and this populist far right vote isn't going away It's gradually moving towards the center taking away some of the most toxic proposals like Brexit and essentially coalescing around a more conservative platform a bit like Victor Orban and Hungary Authoritarian conservative wants less Europe but not to quit Europe and really relies on those blue collar votes I have to say the distribution of votes was absolutely eye opening after the earlier round You saw support for le pen all over the country not just in the suburbs of large cities or in places where you might have anticipated some support It's really across the country at this point And I guess that speaks to some kind of dissemination of ideas Well I would agree that the electorate supporting Matt Claude has changed a bit of really was the over 60s So the creativity essentially supporting him now But he's also the candidate of the well off And I think what is interesting is you point out is that if you are a worker if you are an employee then you are more likely to be a supporter of le pen say than my core And that I think is a reflection as well of inflation and the cost of living and actually the big surprise in this election was the far left Milan shore getting a very substantial share of the vote And that is you hint that is happening in cities Especially with a high proportion of second generation immigrants immigrant workers and the young as well That is a kind of new urban vote Maybe reflective of things like climate change green policies that macro hasn't really managed to latch on to So politically I'd say millennial is the big immersions on the French electoral map And just put some context in there he got 22% of the vote 7.7 million backers and there are National Assembly elections coming up We'll talk about that in a moment But he asked his supporters to not vote for le pen but didn't endorse my call either So there is obviously lots of fractures I want to ask you a little bit though about the dynamic because le pen's national rally parties says it all in the name on social issues It's right-wing Paranoia regarding immigrants diluting the national identity and so on But as you say in terms of economic policy she's four things like reducing the retirement age offering zero interest loans to home buyers raising salaries for teachers other public sector workers and so on It's hard to reconcile economic and social policy are voters necessarily in agreement with everything that her platform says Well the situation you'd describe where one candidate to represent right wing social issues and left wing economic issues is actually very close to the mindset of the French according to a lot of polling after COVID-19 It is not that incongruous in a country where there was a hit from COVID There was a lot of support from the state There was a total change in the mindset even of Matt hall who was seen as a big liberal reformer and who ended up being a kind of statist who would liberate the purse strings of French fiscal spending and even went to Europe to get Angela Merkel to sign up to his vision So this is really the new French political fault line There is now a shift to the right on social issues but I don't see any of the top candidates offering anything less than more spending And le pen as you point out has a program with budget giveaways it's very surreal to see her campaign ads essentially Payton macro is the right wing supposedly neoliberal figure who is going to make the French work longer with less reward whereas she is going to offer the late perspective cushion Lionel the other thing is that she wants to take a step back when it comes to NATO and also engage in a so called strategic rapprochement with Russia How is the electorate responding to these parts of her so called foreign policy when war is raging in Ukraine So foreign policy rarely move the needle for voters When war first broke out obviously fear was the number one reaction and there was a rally around the flag effect Since then it's been all about the after effects of the war and inflation inflation cost of living Ironically France has one of the lowest inflation rates in the Eurozone right now because Macron has been so quick to give protective handouts to shield consumers from the cost of living But it still hasn't worked because it's still the number one priority Now the pen has talked about leaving NATO's integrated command which is associated with France's Cold War policy under the Gaul and actually it only rejoined the integrated command under Sarkozy But even here polls suggest the French do not want to leave NATO they don't want to leave the EU but because it's only the integrated commander and not the entire alliance because the pen is trying to invoke nostalgia for France's Cold War politics It really hasn't made waves at all I think what is more problematic for her are things like her past ties with Putin her desire to really tear up European integration Those are the more obvious parts of the foreign policy platform But really when it comes to war in general the French are laser focused on the economic costs and even if polls suggest they do not see Putin as a friend or ally at all and clearly see him as the threat they haven't rejected le pen for that reason I want to just point out that France is a mixed parliamentary and presidential system so the president appoints the cabinet chooses the government basically has more power than Europe's other presidents But he or she would need substantial support from the National Assembly that's 577 legislators those elections are coming up in June Let's say Macron wins again he will obviously have to be president with a huge number of citizens that did vote for le pen perhaps more than the last time How does he go about achieving unity Well we need to see how tight the final result is And we need.
"marine le pen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Few years ago for a young person to talk openly and loudly about campaigning for the far right in the Paris cafe would have been imprudent It was something you did discreetly It's a sign either of the normalization of marine le pen or of the right would drift to French society or both that today no one seems to mind You scale field in Paris Now would it change of leadership in France tomorrow Mina change in strategy in the Sahel region where France has been involved in military operations to try and stop Islamist attacks in the countries on the edge of the Sahara Desert France is a former colonizing power in many of those countries and relations with some of them has grown increasingly more contentious most recently Mali has asked French troops to leave its soil and there have been anti French demonstrations in Burkina Faso as well But in Niger the parliament voted in favor of the resolution to invite French troops to continue the fight against the insurgents Doctor Abdul Rahman Rahman idrissa is a senior researcher in African studies at Leiden university in the Netherlands So why is France's village presence not universally popular in the Sahel This is coming from a sense that French presence is not actually fixing the problem The security problem of the Sahel And so it is kind of this perceived failure is exacerbating the misgivings that people have been having against about the French intervention to begin with I think if the French had been more successful in their efforts obviously obviously this would not have been happening It does appear that people have a point though about the French troops in the Sahel because in fact the argument in Mali was it seems like the more French troops they are the more terror attacks they are Yeah they have a point but it's a kind of these ingenious point because the objective of the French was never to solve the problems by themselves The French basically wanted to provide a shield to the sahelian armies who were overwhelmed at the beginning of this crisis by jihadists so that they could perform and strengthen themselves and be able to tackle this issue on their own and not just with 5000 French troops carted around an area that is almost big as Western Europe The problem is that the sahelian states did not do their part of the job And now they are rejecting this French presence but they are not offering any credible alternatives You like this opposition in Niger is not saying what they would do if the French leave How will the presence of French troops in any jair help now if it hasn't really helped elsewhere I actually wouldn't say that it hasn't helped I think the French actually did a lot It may be the way to see this is to imagine what would have happened if they were not there So the French did take out many jihadist leaders And I'm sure this has had an impact but the problem is the nature of the jihadist menace can not be dealt with just through this kind of actions So how is Niger going to do it then I don't know how they are going to do it I can say how I think they should do it Which is really to reform their military and to also strengthen the relationship between the military and the government because in all those countries you have a really bad relationship between the military and government The army is in this Sahel do not have a high professional level In fact that's why the French associated some European states in this tacuba task force which should actually have been professionalizing the armies of the Sahel Of course France is facing an election after tomorrow we may very well have a different president Emmanuel Macron What do we know about marine le pen and what she could possibly do in Niger or in the Sahel Frankly I have no idea because this is not something that she talked very much about She is speaking about changing and renovating relationships with Frank fund countries in Africa having a more grown up relationship with African countries But this is something that you heard about presidential candidates before they get in power Macron had actually said exactly the same things He proclaimed the end of France Frick before getting elected I don't suspect anything will change If she comes to power part of this policy in the Sahel is driven by the army by French defense sector also Manning the Penn being a nationalist politician probably has this view of having relationship with the army That would be very much based on national strength projection of national strain All pleads towards a continued presence in the region And that's doctor Abd Al Rahman Rahman idrissa at.
Macron Moves Into Final Two of Presidential Race
"Macron managed to make it through to the final two against marine le pen in the French runoff. The result of Sunday's vote, according to the Financial Times, the le pen is closer than ever to winning power for the right in France, emulating the nationalist victories of Donald Trump in 2016 and Brexit in the UK 6 years ago. I don't know other than the fact that people just don't like Macron. All right, so that a poll of 1500 people show you had 52 to 48. Within the margin of air. And that would be stunning if le Patton, who began on the far right like her father in his move more towards the middle, previously supported Putin doesn't support Putin now. It would be a shock to the system if le pen wins, that that might shock Germany into consciousness as well.
"marine le pen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Much Nick beak at marine le pen's headquarters before that Jessica Parker at Emmanuel Macron's headquarters We can speak now to an MP from president Macron's party live public on marche welcome to NewsHour Hello Hello And your candidate the president could lose this couldn't he It is potentially something that could happen now Of course we are hoping very strongly that we will become the next president And to be honest we feel a sense of relief because we were not sure at all that he would have the first position to know we are sure that the gap between him and the marine le pen is quite large so there will be a I think no problem for him to become next president Well quite large sort of 4% or so but you have Eric zamor further to the right of marine le pen who has called on his supporters to vote for her if you would put those two together that is more than the votes he has McCoy isn't it Yes of course But as you certainly heard other candidates he had a request already gave their vote their preference to Emmanuel Macron So if we only look at the mathematics there shouldn't be any problem But my personal opinion anyway is that the extreme rights is very very high in France And it's really a pity and it's not something good from the situation of France that marine le pen plus Erik Zimmer has a 30% of the votes and we will see in the second round maybe they could have more marine le pen could have more because there could be some transfer from the right wing of Valerie perks Republican So you acknowledge it could be close Oh yes it could be closed so we have to be very careful We have to fight We have to convince certainly at the end of the day at the end of the second room It will be the winner but for the sake of the 5 year period he has to convince and not only to add figures So what does he need to do then to convince Especially perhaps working class French people people from more rural areas that he should be president that he has their interests at heart Yes sir he has to convince somebody already started tonight to explain that all the people in France certainly are not convinced that he can improve their everyday life but we can do so He can have good results in social justice in buying power in a progress for all people for a single model for young people and also development in Europe and development in ecological ramification come really transform positively the French society but again he has to convince because his image was maybe not exactly this one No well marine le pen seems to have been pretty successful in positioning herself as someone who cares more about the working class and can better address the questions of the economic challenges that are only becoming more prevalent as long as the war in Ukraine and various other things continue So is that the biggest challenge he faces do you think We have to demonstrate that this woman is lying that she's preparing the decline of the country That what she thinks of immigration what she thinks of Putin the Russian president was she thinks about Europe is not leading to a winning front It's leading to a backlash on that that could have some very very bad consequences on the working class It's something we have to explain On marsh the political party of Emmanuel Macron.
"marine le pen" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Good morning and thank you European Union member states have agreed to ban coal imports from Russia the first time the block is targeted Moscow's crucial energy revenues The sanctions package coordinated with the U.S. and UK also bars most of Russian trucks and ships from entering the EU in the U.S. Congress has voted overwhelmingly to strip Russia of its normal trade status putting it in the same category as pariah state such as North Korea and Cuba a ban on imports of gas oil and coal also passed with bipartisan support Now in France Emmanuel Macron heads into Sunday's first round presidential vote with his lead over marine le pen just looking a little shaky The latest polls indicate he can eke out a win in the first round and then prevail in the runoff which is on the 24th of April with an advantage of 52% versus 48% And in other news Shanghai has reported more than 20,000 new COVID cases for the past 24 hours marking its highest tally since a very start of the pandemic The city is racing to create isolation facilities as it sticks to a policy of quarantining all those positive for the virus as well as anyone they have interacted with almost 150,000 so far Complaints are growing from residents about the strict nature of the COVID zero strategy Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries I'm leann gerrans this is Bloomberg Caroline Thank you so much Leigh Anne Gary So I want to pick up on that last story tens of thousands of people in Shanghai Potentially being put into self isolation The situation is looking quite desperate Let's get more details with our Bloomberg reporter Alan won much of the rest of the world Allen is moving beyond the pandemic What's the latest on the lockdown in China Well it doesn't look like a lockdown is easing anytime soon I'm in day 7 of my lockdown And it was supposed to have ended on Tuesday but it's been extended and definitely given the rise number of cases like you said is more than 20,000 a day now though many of those are symptomatic I mean obviously there's a hope that a lockdown is going to end soon But I have to say that all the signs are pointing in the opposite direction I'm Shanghai's transforming common centers They also conscripting neighboring provinces neighboring provinces to create isolation facilities for hundreds of thousands of people which is basically a sign of its commitment to COVID zero And today the people's daily the flagship on newspaper of the government is defending the policy saying that covered zero is essential to saving lives and keeping the economy going Yeah it's a terrible dilemma isn't it So I mean there were 25 million people under lockdown in Shanghai And the reports also getting pretty start when it comes to food and medicine and also the fact that people can be separated families can be separated in terms of isolation It's pretty difficult isn't it Oh it's crazy to be honest with you Listen listen I did a great job I would like to ask for most of our keeping people safe But omicron is super contagious And becoming still taking this over zero policy we're going to look through it And it doesn't change any time soon Fortunately though it looks like parents can actually stay with their kids As long as they're both infected that's a little bit of changing policy after some uproar But the pet situation is a little bit uncertain I mean there's a lot of attention about even pets being killed You know because they're owners were set to isolation facilities and no one was there to take care of them But the most important thing is food I think a lot of people are just concerned about getting a grocery delivery Yes You can fix with your no food delivery drivers and everything is shut I mean some folks are lucky to have who delivered to them by employers but most of us are just like myself trying to join us WeChat groups set up my neighbors to do some communal food buying and it's kind of hit a mess and it's ray chaotic Gosh I'll let it really sounds like a difficult moment I mean amidst all of this trying to sort of survive day to day There is also an economic impact surely for the city Right for sure I mean we've already seen some economic forecasts saying how first and second quarter is going to be pretty dramatic But on the upside though we're hoping for most more stimulus And that's why you have the Chinese stock markets doing quite holding steady They put a CNS before where the economy looking pretty grim the government's going to have to like come up with some stimulus policies whether it's cutting rates cut into reserve ratios and hopefully I think this is why here most of all just going back to the old play we're going to couple of years ago after the just.
"marine le pen" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"In Ukraine What do you think that any of these candidates might deliver in terms of economics but also specifically for finance for business And also the legislative elections come straight after the presidential ones so that's going to be important too Yeah the key question here is that whether my core to be able to build a solid majority in Congress as he did in 2017 So yes there is a very important parliamentary election taking place in June roughly two months after the election And this will tell us if Macron will have a solid enough majority to pass the reforms he wasn't able to pass in his first term But in the end Macron is the one who has the most solid economic credentials I would say this is something that marine le pen has been working on She has been criticized for not having strong economic agenda that this is something that she worked on And now as I was saying she's putting a lot of emphasis on her economic agenda But still the other candidates are more valuable because who comes from a solid implanted traditional right party You would expect her to have more solid proposal than that that hasn't been the case so far Yeah So my call sort of the Claire favor it would seem but Ukraine still has taken over as a big worry Thank you so much for being with me Bruin based Caroline Conan and our government reporter Sami ad giorni joining me there from Paris really great to have you on the program And of course we will bring you all the polling or the details from the campaigning as it comes into the final couple of weeks over in France I'm Caroline heparin London You can catch us every weekday morning for Bloomberg day break beginning at 6 a.m. in London.
"marine le pen" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"In Ukraine What do you think that any of these candidates might deliver in terms of economics but also specifically for finance for business And also the legislative elections come straight after the presidential ones so that's going to be important too Yeah the key question here is that whether my core will be able to build a solid majority in Congress as he did in 2017 So yes there is a very important parliamentary election taking place in June roughly two months after the election And this will tell us if Macron will have a solid enough majority to pass the reforms he wasn't able to pass in his first term But in the end Macron is the one who has the most solid economic credentials I would say this is something that marine le pen has been working on She has been criticized for not having strong economic agenda that this is something that she worked on And now as I was saying she's putting a lot of emphasis on her economic agenda But still the other candidates are more valuable because who comes from a solid implanted traditional right party You would expect her to have more solid proposal than that that hasn't been the case so far Yeah So my call sort of the clear favorite it would seem but Ukraine still has taken over as a big worry Thank you so much for being with me But it's Caroline Conan and our government reporter Sami ad giorni joining me there from Paris really great to have you on the program And of course we will bring you all the polling or the details from the campaigning as it comes into the final couple of weeks over in France I'm Caroline heparin London You can catch us every weekday morning for Bloomberg day break beginning at 6 a.m. in London That's 1 a.m. on Wall Street All right thank you Caroline and coming up on Bloomberg day break week and to look at the monetary policy challenges ahead for India I'm.
"marine le pen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"8 top candidates for president appeared one by one before a live TV audience and took questions from two journalists The quasi debate show was called France facing war One journalist asked incumbent Emmanuel Macron you just spoke to Russian president Vladimir Putin again What is there to say to him after all this destruction Macron responds by saying the journalist is right to highlight the horrors of a war on European soil but says he's talking to Putin and has also been working the phones with other world leaders pushing for a ceasefire How can any other candidate compete with that as corinne Muller Professor of international relations at St. Paul university He's the war chief right now Chef de guerre and during a war you don't want to change leaders so that even if before the war he's reelection was almost seen as a foregone conclusion now it's a certain Macron's numbers have gone up 5 points since Russia invaded Ukraine polls show him leading the pack with 30% of the vote ahead of the first round The next closest candidate is right wing standard bearer marine le pen with 17% also in the hunt are far right populist and former journalist Erik zamor and far left firebrand Jean Luc melon They've been negatively impacted by this war says Douglas Weber political science professor at international business school in ced It's free as a full major other contenders for the presidency of all embarrassed themselves by having made Putin statements or having adopted Putin stances in the past The war is especially hurt populist zamor who's been Putin's biggest cheerleader over the years up until just days before the invasion that he said wouldn't happen There's a video compilation of his pro Putin remarks on YouTube Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin is a Russian patriot with a grand foreign policy and a powerful army he says adding that Russian demands in Ukraine are completely legitimate Once the darling of the anti immigration anti Muslim camp zamor has now lost considerable.
Exit polls indicate poor result for Marine Le Pen in French regional elections
"Exit polls in France suggests the far right party of Marine Le Pen has not achieved the big gains it was hoping for in regional elections. The party is expected to come second nationally behind the main center right Republican Party President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party has also fared
"marine le pen" Discussed on The Audio Long Read
"Uninstalled two entrances so the other politicians wouldn't have to say hello to him while there were those within the party who believed that. The offense disrepute brought in more voters than it scared off. Marine le pen calculated that the party would have to soften its image if it wished to accomplish anything more than shocking the bourgeoisie. This would require causing the media after succeeding. Her father in twenty eleven. She began to speak more openly of her experiences. As a woman and mother band skinheads from the f. n.'s public rallies. And let it be known that what happened in the camps during the war was to her. Mind the heights of barbarism in twenty fifteen. She had her father expelled from the party. He had given interviews reiterating his views about the detail. Under searching philippe petr. The leader of france's collaborationist vichy regime was not a traitor unsurprisingly this narrative fantastic family betrayal emancipation unpolitical. Rebirth played. well in the press. Most of the coverage was skeptical. Of course an editorials west. Sure to note that what's ever image lapenne sorts of project. She remained her father's daughter though. It is widely believed that his expulsion was not a stunt but coverage of any sort a legitimizing effects on coverage of a contested claim. Head that the phone nasional has truly changed at the very least implies. The possibility that the claim is true in the country's last round of national elections in december twenty fifteen the f. n. tripled the number of seats it held on regional councils on one more votes. Nearly seven million. Donna had in any other election ever in its editorial. The following day month called upon the country to take action before the kids. The party successes cannot be explained solely as a phenomenon of the media but the media has nonetheless been crucial to its rise in two thousand two. I had refused to the bait jean. Marie lapenne this year for the first time. His daughter appeared in a presidential debate. In the view of party officials the f. n.'s dead. The bullies has now been accomplished in her dealings with the press. Lapenne alternates between the postures of the politician. And the insurgent answering policy questions when it suits her and inveighing against her questioners when it does not first of all marine sets out to ensure that she was being respected by the media said philippe olivia because that would be the little journalists who came from. Who knows where who show up and who would ask a really disagreeable question..
"marine le pen" Discussed on The Audio Long Read
"She continued there was not the slightest sign of solidarity or compassion from the authorities. Not so much as the shadow of telegram from the president or any other government official an. It's his then and there. She wrote at the age of dolls and doll houses. That's i become aware of this thing. That is terrible an incomprehensible for me. My father isn't treated like the others way on are treated like the others. She suddenly intuit's that she is a victim. Both of her father's choices and of an elite that finding those choices repugnant denies him on his family that rightful membership marine pens also biography titled account for floods against the tolerance is a standard political memoir insofar as it aims to explain. It's off his political views as the inevitable consequence of an exceptional life it departs from the norms of the john mara in its embrace of extravagant victimhood. It's the litany of grievances. The media a prominent villains accused of jinotega delirious lies launching great campaigns against the wholeness. Y'all and caricaturing her father as a racist and anti semite a fascist on this alleged. Misrepresentation this diablo is us. Your is doubtless the root of the many of the injuries of her life. If only her father on his party had been presented for what they truly were shot not have been made to suffer. Philippe olivia a member of the pasi since nineteen seventy-nine new marine in her younger years and married eldest sister. When you're a kid and you read vile things about your parent about the people around him about what they do. Why the quotes adopted where the words adopted. It's hard said olivia a possible. Man with the less that renders his conspiratorial weld. You less menacing. Who is now leans close advisor and so she constructed the analogy with the press as a life companion but one that wasn't always so pleasant by the mid nineteen eighties. A- generation of highly politicized journalists children of may nineteen sixty eight had risen to positions of influence within the french media. And they seem to believe it that responsibility halt or at the very least punished lapenne on his policy. The whole story of the eighties and nineties was the story of joe. Marine le pen's electoral rise under the media. Who wanted what do we do..
"marine le pen" Discussed on The Audio Long Read
"The resistible rise of marine le pen for years. She has accused the french journalists of bias against her family and her party yet. Malene lapenne has managed to lead the far-right fullness unil- into the political mainstream and she couldn't have done it without the press. Written by. scott sayer read by mohan and produced by esta. Apoka jenny like most serious political reporters. Only the al fe mont professes little desire to please the people. He writes about an even less expectation that he will. This equanimity has been of particular use in his current assignment covering the phone. Nazionale the clownish party of the french far right which has been warring with the news media for four decades fe and the other reports is assigned to the f. n. make light of the hostility aimed away by the party and it supporters and have adopted some of the cleverest insults as their own. They call one another jacques. Elope for instance a mashup of journalist and sal up whore or members of the melania. The phone nacional has fashioned itself as the patriotic victim of a bankrupt political establishment and the corpse of why journalists allegedly behold into it marine le. Pen the fn's vituperative leader often refers to her opponents as the media political system or more succinctly like us. This tactic of populist. Martyrdom is a source of trap. One that loves the media into the stunts of an adversary call to defend both themselves and frequently indefensible political class for years. The french press plunged into it. With what in hindsight appears a heedless and self righteous sense of mission throughout the nineteen eighties nine thousand nine hundred eighty s that were media boycotts of various sorts against the policy. Yes it's only rose in the polls citing the media's hostility as evidence of both the conspiracy against it and the po sinc- of the truth. It was preaching fe twenty nine with ruddy and modish round. Glasses conducts himself with a friendly but slightly five and air. That's his common. Among french political reporters who constitute an informal elite within french john eliza he fits longstanding type but neither he nor his colleagues endorsed the old condemnatory approach to the f. n. there's no attitude that's more counterproductive. I don't think he said today. People don't want to be held by the hand to have someone tell them. Watch out these. The bad guys. I i the great noah. I'm going to tell you what you should do. At lemonde. the conviction is now that you have to treat this party like any other face said even though it's not a party like any other it's as fair to say that this maxim represents a victory for lapenne upon succeeding her father joe-marie as the f. n.'s. Leader in twenty eleven. She began a strategy of dead. The bullies or the demonization abroad effort to soften. The party's image on normalize its portrayal in the press. The following year. She won seventeen point nine percents of the popular vote in the first round of the presidential election. The fn's best ever.
"marine le pen" Discussed on The Audio Long Read
"The guardian. i'm scott sayer. i'm a magazine writer. I was based in france for a long time and now based in the us in new york but the story. Here was one that i wrote while i was in france in two thousand seventeen. This piece was written in a period of astonishment. I think at the rise of a sort of reactionary populism across the west brexit had happened in the summer of two thousand sixteen trump had been elected president of the us that fall. And i've been following the the national front as it was then known the fullness journal and its leader marine le pen and they were on the rise but that rise was really much less if a surprise than the the sudden emergence of of this reactionary populism elsewhere. She'd been around for decades. The party had been around for decades and they'd been laying the groundwork of their emergence. The elections in two thousand seventeen were being seen as perhaps. The party's first big breakthrough and i was particularly curious about how the media were covering them. The way that the french media covered the national front which is to say with with all sorts of opprobrium and denunciation didn't seem to have the effect that the french journalists seemed to be after say the national front just kept rising in popularity. All of that the spoke a certain failure within within the french lead to understand that its own prescriptions and even its attention to this phenomenon that had detested might have the opposite effect of the one that they desired. When the piece was written marine le pen had been for several years in the midst of of a campaign of what of what infringe was called. Did jeffords official which means demonization marina pen was trying to normalize the party more palatable to the electorate in general and she was widely seen as as having been quite successful and this is going to be her first big electoral breakthrough. The piece came out three days ahead of the first round in the french elections and she got twenty one percent of the vote which was good enough to get into the second round the second round run-off and in the second round she did thirty four percent which is the highest score by far the national front has ever received. I was just looking at the polls this year. There's an election coming up. I suppose next year in twenty twenty two marine. The pen remains as she was in two thousand seventeen and really as the national front has been for the past twenty years the most important political force in france. She is currently polling at twenty eight percent in the first round which would make her the winner of the first rammed and she's pulling it forty four percent in a run-off with mackall the current president in the second round so ten points ahead of where she was in in two thousand seventeen. I think the press has learned some of. Its some of its lessons. My sense is that the french press despite wishing that my independent was not the political force that she is has resigned itself to that reality and has begun to cover her mostly as a normal candidate. And i suspect that that's going to be the reality moving forward for at least the next several years. If not decades marine le pen is not going anywhere and the press accepted that. Welcome to the guardian long read showcasing the best long form journalism covering culture politics new thinking for the text version of this in all our long reads. Go to the guardian dot com for slash among.
Hungary’s Ruling Party Breaks With Conservative E.U. Allies
"Relationship with the european union is continuing to sour. The country's prime minister has drawn his party fitness from the eu's alliance of centre-right lawmakers the european people's party a change in the rules to allow the european parliament to expel members more easily and in addition to this hungry is forging ahead with its own coronavirus vaccination program using russia's sputnik v product yet to be given the green light by the e. Tell us more. I'm joined now by buyer. Who's a reporter at politico. Good morning lily. Morning thanks for having me a pleasure to tell us what has happened with fidesz viktor. Victorian suggestion is is that. they have jumped before they were pushed. That's right that's so or band. Sent a letter formally withdrawing his ruling fetus party from the european people's party which job as you said. Is this big the biggest group in the european parliament. It's it's a centre-right grouping but it's actually. I'm quite diverse internally. It has some members that lena bit more liberal at how members which are quite conservative and even though officials eat this move came after change to the groups Internal rules really. It's a culmination of years. And years of of debate and internal tension and ultimately i think some of the group's biggest members and in particular the german at christian democratic union That that's the party of chancellor. Angela merkel at perhaps have started feeling that does is more of a liability ford them and so or bond decided you to quit and look elsewhere and just explain to us how we have got to this point where fidesz is in such a dire situation with the european parliament and that it that oh viktor. Orban has decided to leave. I mean i'm writing thinking that That european parliament officials had already suspended fitness from The the center right group already and this is just a second step well. He's his aides a bit complicated. But basically has has party was suspended from the broader european people's party A few years back but they were allowed to stay in the european people's party group in the european parliament. And what happened this week. Is that the twelve members of the european parliament. Left this centre-right grouping within the parliament and are now sitting in parliament but simply as independent members without formal political affiliation and the big question now is what will come next so whoa joined one of the more conservative right-leaning groups one option is the european conservatives and reformists group where the polish a ruling lon justice party is a member Another option is the identity and democracy group where alternative for germany and marine le. Pen's a party are are our members. And then there's the third option of china to create something new which is tough but but possible So what what we saw. Yesterday is victoria on Wrote a small essay where he said that he wants to build What what he termed a In new democratic rights for citizens who don't want migrants don't fund multiculturalism and in his words have not descended into quotes. Lgbtq lunacy so he is putting out his his his platform he's making his views very very public and clear and saying that he's looking for some kind of New right-wing alliance. We just don't know exactly what form it will take
"marine le pen" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Restauranter specializing in wild food. He's also a hunter. You might have seen his tv. Show eating the wild man and road. Traffic accidents pretty much solve coals of death of old air in the uk so we have no predators. So it's down to us to control them. The problem is the last year wasn't really a normal one for humans since cove it. Our behavior as the sole apex predator has changed. Drastically lockdown started in march last year. So i've found myself with large responsibility to have to manage these there but no market in the restaurants because there will closed. Obviously you close all the restaurants and what happens. Everything starts in britain. People don't tend to eat deer venison at home it seen as fancy food for dining out on a special occasion and without restaurants open to serve it demand created hunters stopped hunting but the deer cat breeding and that is all over the country. Basic math says that if you have a year where you harvest only twenty percent of the normal day harvest then you will have a massive growth in population of falling year. That's just basic mass. I actually went down and did a cold last weekend. Jamie curry is one of those by the basic maths. He runs a hunting and outdoor skills. School cold wild bush craft. And you know in a field where you're supposed to be seeing maybe two or three rodier in a field in a group. When i went down last weekend in two fields i counted twenty one dea twenty one. Why does this matter. Why does it matter if you're seeing more so yeah so modern on a number of levels so one is on the deal themselves. There's not enough food. The second thing is the impact on the habitats that the day eleven especially in woodland they will email the ground florida and the on trees above them. Basically you get this desert running through the woodland another game keep. It told me that in the long run dare without predators will literally eat a forest to death tearing out the young tree saplings before they can grow strong leaving nothing to replace the older trees as they die locus with antlers essentially and then there are more direct risks. If there's more around than there's going to be more deer crossing roads you know. There are numerous deaths every year caused by deer hitting us. The other part of the the human impact is disease because did are carriers of numerous diseases blue tongue mouth on then lyme's disease and i know where we are we've seen lyme's disease creep in and it can be fatally was not treated properly. We're gonna see more. And more of these kind of butterfly wing effects. As the aftershocks of the pandemic emerge how closing posh restaurants in one year result in more car accidents the next or how social distancing rules against covid could ultimately increase the spread of lyme disease in humans of course one solution for those of us. Brits who do eat meat could be to start eating. Venison at home is the most sustainable. It's the most ethical the most healthy redmi that you can buy especially when we can entertain again. I it because it just blows her mind and to hose this stuff. No more readily available for the world's in london. Leo hornak like many of you are team here. The world is mostly working from home but our virtual newsroom. That still a constant buzz. Join the conversation with us on. Twitter are handle is easy to remember where at the world or hit me up. I'm at marco werman. Marta o. w. e. r. m. a. n. the kurdish-controlled territory of northern iraq doesn't look much like a region at war in its largest city or beal restaurants crowded schools are open in life usually goes on peacefully not so much last night when i was outside the asano. Three explosions and people freaked out a little bit. That's erbil resident author. An analyst vladimir van vilbert he heard incoming missiles slam into the city's airport last night and others at landed in residential areas. The attack killed a civilian contractor with the american led military coalition and wounded six others including a us servicemember van. Valkenburgh says people in erbil. Were not surprised. When a militia backed by iran claimed responsibility for the attack but is not the first time that this happens that iranian-backed groups or iran they fired missiles or rockets at the arbil. Now i've been living here for quite a long time and it started with a ballistic missile attack by iran in two thousand eighteen and then later there were also other incidents but this was the first time that actually rockets fell in civilian area. So people are wondering is this gonna and you're the missiles killed a civilian contractor with the american led military coalition wounded. Six others. What are those contractors. Actually doing interview because the us is trying to limit the number of troops overseas. They are dependent on contractors to do logistical support than other additional work. So for instance contractors could help with for instance refilling with keeping military vehicles on the roads it could also be people running restaurants there are people from different countries that are helping on those military bases to basically keep the show. Going on a little known iranian backed militia. Group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Who are they and what do you know about them. Iran officially denied any involvement in attack. But after the death of iranian general qassem soleimani in january last year that has been the creation of some of those smaller groups at which act on their own butts. They're probably proxy groups for bigger groups. That are backed by iran. Those groups have been carrying out attacks on for instance logistical supplies convoys to military basis. So they're basically used as a sort of deniability by iranian-backed forces to set like. Oh you have nothing to do with this. Small groups that claim attacks in revenge for the death daring and gen right so this is the first missile attack on s forces. Since president biden took office. It was aimed at a place where such attacks don't happen. That frequently is what we're seeing here. Iran testing the incoming biden administration. Is this the continuing narrative of irani malicious targeting like the us embassy in baghdad and then the retaliation for the us killing of that top run in general. Yeah obviously the test. The last few weeks of the trump administration iran actually instructed groups that they are supporting not to do anything against the us because they were faring. That trump could use military force. Because they're also fifty twos in the air. There was also the new mitch. Air carrier close buying the region and a submarine and they basically that we still gonna do revenge for the death of casino money. Because the anniversary was january butts that you're on the same the residual when it's time for them to do it so i think it's like a way to test the current administration and see what their red lines are under the trump administration basically direct lying if an american get scaled than there will be Response but this didn't happen so most likely it will stay with condemnations. They're probably gonna try to work with iraqis in the curse to investigate incident. I mean the. Us military still has about twenty five hundred troops in iraq. It's pulled out of some basis but remains at others. What's been the reaction to people in our bill to being in the middle of the seeming proxy battle between iran and the us the people in our bill there are a little bit unhappy us Do more to stop during back. Groups and iraqi army from taking territory sold the kurdish peshmerga forces. But in general life continues kristan region. I mean the restaurants are open to hotels are open. of course there's also the endemic so it's not like in the past. But i mean general. Life is quite stable about from time to time dairies. Discount incidence vladimir vaudeville genberg lives in erbil an analyst and author of the kurds of syria governance diversity in conflicts vladimir. Thank you for being with us. Welcome no problem. Today is mardi gras fat tuesday. That means king cake for folks in louisiana but for polish americans. There's a difference sweet to look forward to kunakey super rich doughnuts. Eaten before the start of lent and erica is an expert. She's the owner of piaggio. Perogie in detroit and took some time out of making delivering punchy today to speak with us a thanks for a few minutes of your time. Erica punchy plural and pucek the singular what makes poon poon check and not just a regular donut. The deal is a lot less kiki. It's a much heavier dose base as you are trying to use up all of your sugars and anything you have. Laying around in preparation for lund traditionally You will have feelings. That are very rich. Custard preserves of different fruits ceilings and mostly. They're covered with plain sugar or a sugar glaze and are they baked or fried fried in large traditionally while in lard not holding back giving everything up for forty days so you might as well go bigger. Go home exactly. Detroit is home to your shop of course and also some of the biggest punky day celebrations in the us. How would people normally be celebrating today. That is in the before times. Typically on tuesday our store front open in detroit and then we also travel back to hamtramck if you don't know where him. Traffic is very densely populated polish community in one of the suburbs of detroit on almost every corner in hamtramck. There's a bar and on fat tuesday every single one of those fars opens at seven. Am with punchy and whole ish beers and yet she was he edgy.
"marine le pen" Discussed on PRI's The World
"About state of hate far-right extremism in europe. A report that he edited which came out today. Joe thank you very much. Thanks very much. It is chilly out there. Record low temperatures across the midwest and south today have brought rolling blackouts of americans in negative nine degree weather in kansas city generators switched on on the other side of the atlantic. They're out skating on amsterdam's frozen canals and a once in a decade snowfall. So a snowman on the acropolis and kids and snowball fights in the streets of athens. Our environment editor caroline. Bieler joins me now to talk about what's up with this wacky and frankly dangerous winter weather for people not prepared for it. Hey caroline hey marco so it seems the polar vortex is once again the culprit here. Yeah that's right. And and that's an actual. Scientific term is not just social media. Speak for when it gets super cold. the polar vortex is swirling mass of cold air that usually spins around up in the arctic and usually stays pretty well pendant up. There kept their in part by the jet stream. And what's happening right now. Is the polar vortex. It is all messed up. It's actually slipped out of the arctic. Its way down south in the us. Right now in this disruption is also what's causing the snowfall on record cold in parts of europe right. Now you mentioned the jetstream refresh my memory and what role that plays so the jetstream or are these winds that blow west to east around the globe further south than the polar vortex and it helps keep weather systems moving and it also helps keep that cold air penned up in north but the jet stream is sort of less strong when these winds become wavy can allow the cold air to slide down the globe from the arctic down farther south into the us europe and asia across the globe and they can actually basically start poking at the polar vortex to and toppling that spinning top on top of the globe over helping to send it down to places like texas right and caroline. This is a question that always comes up with weird weather. These days is there. Climate change link. There are lots of factors that drive winter weather but it does look like the warming of our planet is one of them. These weird jobs that the polar vortex takes down. South are not new. They happen every couple of years on average but there are studies that document and increase in these little trips. Down south for that icy weather The science of why exactly is not settled. And you know it's always hard to prove cause and effect there is evidence to suggest that warming is making the jet stream more wavy liked. We talked about more likely to let that cold air escape down south and that's especially true when there are other forces that are also poking at the polar vortex trying to knock that spinning top over other forces like what well especially warm. Arctic high temperatures and low sea ice cover which we've had this year in key areas The warm air can basically helped to form the polar vortex and get it to to be all wonky and we know that the arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet and climate. Scientists will tell you that happened in. The arctic does not stay in the arctic. You heard the phrase global weirding is that what's going on here. Yeah we know that overall on average climate change is causing warmer winters. That's for sure. But scientists are starting to link more and more wacky winter weather in some cases caused by the polar vortex with climate change. The world's environment correspondent carolyn. Baylor thanks so much for checking in on this very cold and somewhat. we're day you're welcome marco. You're listening to the world. I'm marco werman you're with the world imagine an observatory like a global weather forecasting centre except it wouldn't monitor for things like hurricanes instead it would be on the lookout for viruses circulating in humans and the next pandemic threat. Jessica metcalf is a disease. Ecologist at princeton has been.
"marine le pen" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Your guide to becoming a little less terrible. Listen now on apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to podcasts. Europe's far right is and pushing ahead and keeping tabs on. Its neighbors across the pond. European right has his eyes trained across the atlantic. Very very closely. I continue to regularly talk about trump. poke by the supposed- hijack collection. I'm marco werman. Also today. scientists want to start an observatory for viruses looking for the next pandemic in human blood. Each of us is incredibly delicate sensitive to all the pathogens that flying around and for mardi gras polish-americans fat tuesday means indulging a once a year treat on the eve of lint for forty days so divine us all. Go bigger go home. How many poonch ski can you eat stories more today. Here on the world. i'm marco werman. This is the world. Glad you could make it here. We begin today with marine le pen. The face of the far right in france for the past few years. She's been trying to remake her image and recast or national rally party away from its extremist routes lapenne plans to challenge the incumbent. President emmanuel craw in next year's presidential election and her first steps have already made an impact on french politics. The world's europe correspondent orla barry reports for the past ten months. Marine le pen has kept a low profile in france unlike other far-right leaders in europe. She hasn't been speaking out against government imposed lockdowns or spouting anti vaccine conspiracy theories.
What Is Populism?
"For years now. Populists have been popping up all over the globe from india and europe to the philippines in south america and of course into the united states politicians with populist leanings. And those who have gone full-fledged populist in their quest for power have been making a lot of noise and a good deal of trouble think marine le pen in france. Victor bon in hungary rodriguez do taste in the philippines. Former venezuelan president who chavez india's prime minister narendra modi end yes by many people's definition donald trump and the united states. But what is a populist. What is populism answering. That is notoriously difficult. A part of the difficulty arises from the fact that populists can come from all parts of the political spectrum. there are leftist populists around the world who combine various forms of socialism with their populist message. There are those on the right who push anti immigration and anti lgbtq plus platforms in their populism populism in general refers to a to ordinary people as a political ideology or approach it involves emphasizing. The wants needs voices and good qualities of the common people and it usually does so by contrasting this idea of the good common people with the bad elite working against them. Best case scenario a populist leader would be honestly looking at the issues that ordinary people face and helping create solutions for them bus making the will of the people law and that is what populist leaders tend to promise unfortunately what tends to happen and what political scientists have observed in the aforementioned places is these populist leaders bending the definitions of both the common people and the elite in order to gain power with an democratic system and then undermining the very fabric of that democracy in order to stay in power de emphasizing some of the crucial parts of the democratic process such as the articulation of varied interests and the thoughtful mediation of those interests it can be incredibly effective for the leader and incredibly damaging for the democracy that they're distorting and anyone who lives within that democracy who isn't in the group that the leader has defined as the common people so worst case scenario populism redefines the common people as a group with narrow interests and then insists only there will matters a we spoke with political scientists on a malla busa a professor at stanford university and the director of the school's global populisms project which published a white paper in march of twenty twenty called global populisms and their challenges addresses the threats of populism and identifies several possible solutions. According to the paper populism is growing across the globe because of the failure of major political parties to address the thorny issue that ordinary people face. today's world immigration economic inequality and globalism. Just to name a few. This gives populist leaders a sort of foot in the door to claim that not only. The elite members of those political parties are bad but that the whole system is bad. Populist leaders climb to prominence by dividing society splitting it into two not just separate but opposing factions the people and and the elite a university of georgia political scientist by of cast mood explained it this way in an article for vice quote. The key distinction between the people and the elite is not based on class. Our power but on morality is always the pure against the corrupt but again the people is often an exclusive group a to quote the stanford paper populists redefine the people often by excluding vulnerable ethnic or religious minorities immigrants and marginalized economic groups. The result is majority rule without minority rights. Once in power populist leaders attack not only the rights of individuals who don't fit into the defined majority but the very foundations on which the country lies that includes the paper's authors wrote quote the takeover and taming of courts and oversight institutions and new laws that limit the freedom of the media and civil society. We've seen this in the united states with trump calling the press the enemy of the people criticizing judges resisting congressional oversight claiming that elections are rigged flouting laws and claiming that a deep state of bureaucratic actors is out to get him to deny the will of the people he represents. It happens with other populist leaders all over the world schmila busa explained the mindset saying the position is the of the people. Why would you listen to them. The media is the swamp. Why would you listen to them. Everything is fake everything is suspect and no one is to be trusted except the populace end that populous remember does not include voices of the populations minorities or anyone who disagrees. With the labeled majority. Leader's malibu said this is not about making poor people wealthy. This is not about punishing me lead in redistributing wealth. There's almost nothing in the populist program that actually makes every day people's lives better populists don't do that. They simply don't. It's not the people who have suffered the most who support populist parties. It's really sort of the people who fear dropping further down inside of prestige and economic status. Populist leaders often don't spring from the working class roots of what's thought of as being the people though considered trump is a self professed billionaire real estate investor. Brazilian president shire dinar is a longtime congressman and military leader. Francis lapenne is the daughter of a career right wing politician. The philippines to therapy spent decades as mayor and lawyer and india's muddy came from humble beginnings. But he's been in politics more than forty years.
U.S. charges Russian military hackers
"A story for you. May Two thousand seventeen voters in France went to the polls to elect a new French president just like in our election the before then Russian intelligence agencies in the Russian government played hard in the French election that year russian-owned websites pushing outlandish rumours about the centrist candidate Emmanuel macron. Those rumors were then processed into pieces Russian state media outlets. macron's rival was a far right candidate named Marine Le Pen she had inherited from her Holocaust denying Father Control of Francis Post. World War Two Fascist Party. So it was the neo-fascist party running against macron. Lapenne far-right neo-fascist campaign was explicitly bankrolled by a Russian state controlled bank. Marine Le Pen went to Moscow and met with Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin during the campaign. This was not subtle. But it was. Too much for Russia to pass up a divisive racist far right fascist candidate injecting chaos into the elections in a major. European. Democracy in twenty seventeen that's like catnip to Russia. Right? They want to undermine democracy everywhere. They will undermine Western countries in general however they can. But Russia's saved its boldest move for the eve of that French. Just two days before the vote. Russian. Hackers part of the same Russian military unit that had disseminated hacked democratic emails during the twenty, sixteen American election the before. They dumped tens of thousands of files, online, nine gigabytes of stolen emails and other information all hacked from Emmanuel Macron's campaign, and that might have become the dominant news story of the final weekend of that campaign. Before French voters went to the polls. It might have actually ended up upending that election if it were not for a quirk of French law, which imposes a media blackout on anything relating to the campaign for full day before voting starts all the way through until polls close on election day. That blackout period in French law precedes this whole scandal with Russia messing with the French election. But it ended up saving the day. The material that was hacked by Russian intelligence got posted online and France just hours before media blackout period began just minutes before the blackout began at midnight that night the macron campaign issued a statement warning that the hackers had inserted forged fake documents into the hack stolen material they pleaded with the media to not report on that junk. And the media didn't. They stuck to the rules. And in the end, Emmanuel macron beat the far-right neo-fascist Marine Le Pen by more than thirty points. And there's a couple of reasons for us be thinking about sort of relearning the story of that. Two thousand seventeen French election right now one is that the intelligence community is raising the alarm that Russian intelligence is executing an operation just like the one they did in France on us right now the supposedly Biden scandal that Rudy Giuliani has been shopping the scandal he. Managed to get printed in the New York Post which president trump has been gleefully promoting ever since including posing with a copy of that paper in the Oval Office that junk that Giuliani has been promoting is being actively investigated by federal investigators as potentially part of a hostile foreign influence operation illegally targeting our election and the intelligence community is investigating this Johnny on the spot. In part because they saw this coming in advance, this is in the New York Times last week quote, The Times reported last January the Ukrainian company were Hunter Biden was once on the Board respond had been hacked by the same Russian Intelligence Unit that hacked the Democratic National Committee in two thousand, sixteen last month US intelligence analysts contracted several people with knowledge of that hack. Asking them for further information because they picked up chatter that stolen burris, my emails would be leaked in the form of an October surprise among their chief concerns was that the burris material would be leaked alongside forged materials and it it's to hurt Biden's candidacy as Russian. Hackers did when they dumped real e mails alongside forgeries ahead of the French elections in two thousand seventeen. So that's what they did to Macron in two, thousand, seventeen they hacked all install all of this stuff from his campaign than they mixed it up with Ford stuffing dumped it right before the election. That's what the US intelligence community said. They believed was going to happen with Barista and sort of October surprise firm Rudy Giuliani. Thank right on time Rudy Giuliani shows up some emails from a mysterious source that are totally unverified and unverified able and only one Rupert Murdoch owned right wing tabloid will air that junk. Put it in their paper. So. That's one reason. The Russian operation in the two thousand, seventeen French election newly relevant to our lives right now, the Russians may be trying that exact same trick all over again except we don't have media blackout rules. The other reason that that two thousand seventeen Russian operation in France is newly relevant. Is that the guys who did it just got indicted by the US Justice Department today? Here they are the Russian military intelligence hackers who carried out that operation to interfere in the French election in two thousand seventeen the Justice Department says in the indictment today that these guys also launched major malware and hacking operations that shut down the power grid in Ukraine that hit the parliament in the nation of Georgia that chemical weapons investigators in the UK and Europe who were looking into the Russian poisoning of former Russian spy, Sergei scruple who was poisoned with a Russian nerve agent on British territory they say, they also orchestrated hacks that hit hospitals in companies. In the United States. They also organize tax that hit the two thousand eighteen winter Olympics quite a list. And? Although. One of the Russian hacker that was indicted today was previously indicted by Robert Muller in two thousand eighteen for his role in the hacking operation against the twenty sixteen election here in the US, today's indictment of these Russian hackers doesn't include any charges related to American election interference this year. That said the election. The American election is two weeks from tomorrow. It's hard to look today's indictment without trying to understand how it relates to our own election and what the Justice Department is trying to signal here. Is that the right way to look at this. Joining us now is Jeremy Bash. He served as chief of staff at the CIA and at the Defense Department under President Obama Jeremy Nice to see. Thanks for making time. It, Rachel. So, this is a lot. Going on the surprise announcement today from the Justice Department about the indictment of these Russian hackers when you look at this with your background in intelligence and your understanding of what Russia has done to target our democracy and others. What do you think is most important here for people to understand. Well I think was most important is that the GRU this Russian military organization that was responsible for the two thousand Sixteen Hacking Dump Operation Against the Democrats that was responsible for the two thousand seventeen election appearance in France as you noted, and is responsible for these militias cyber attacks globally including, against us, hospitals and. They are very active. They're very capable and they are in fact probably behind this this Russian. Intelligence operation at least a looks and appears to be Russian intelligence operation targeting the Biden campaign. Last. Week Andrew Weisman, who is part of the Miller investigation wrote in Law Fair about the decision that was made by bill bar earlier this year this spring to drop criminal charges against Russian companies that had participated in the attack on our election in two thousand sixteen and that didn't actually get a lot of attention when it happened in March I think in part because the country was overwhelmed by what was starting to happen to us in terms of covid why spent makes the case that before may have acted essentially improperly in dismissing those charges essentially signaling to Russia that the. US Criminal Law wouldn't be used against them as a tool if they wanted to interfere in the election this year I'm wondering if this might be a signal in the other direction, if this might be some sort of signal to brushback rush intelligence ahead of what appears to be their ongoing efforts to boost trump in his reelection effort. Hartono, racial. But what we do know is that there are mixed signals being sent by the US government here. Today we have the Justice Department indicting Russian hackers, but you've got the president of the United States welcoming condoning what looks apparently like a Russian intelligence operation targeting the Biden campaign remember Rachel that Rudy Giuliani. In Kiev, with Andrei Dirk Catch Ukrainian lawmaker who has been assessed by US intelligence and announced by our Treasury Department to be a Russian asset for the last decade. Giuliani goes to Kiev meets with Dir cash and he comes back and low these many months later, Giuliani surfaces up with these a very mysterious emails. So every Intelligence Professional Rachel that I've talked to the last twenty four hours says that this walks like a Russian intelligence disinformation campaign this talks like a Russian intelligence to information campaign. This is most likely Russian intelligence is permission campaign against the Biden team.
European Parliament members in Kashmir in rare foreign visit
"A foreign delegation is visiting Indian controlled Kashmir today for the first time since India imposed a lockdown on its northern Himalayan state and beers Lauren Frayer reports from buying the delegation consists of twenty seven members of the European Parliament most of these European lawmakers are from far right parties marine le pen's party in France for set Italian Italy the UK's brexit party and Poland's far right ruling party the Indian government has granted them all permission to visit cashmere even though it's blocked Indian opposition lawmakers United Nations envoys US members of Congress and foreign journalists including NPR the European lawmakers got a personal briefing from prime minister Narendra Modi's his Hindu nationalist government says it's trying to better integrate Muslim majority Kashmir into the rest of India but it's been accused of torture and mass detentions
What do the European election results tell us abou politics?
"We begin at this hour. However, with the results from the EU elections. I know you're saying what do I care about the elections? The EU man. What do I care over there? We're over here. Well, it does have some pretty significant ramifications, not only for foreign policy in the United States, but also it goes to sort of mentality of a lot of folks in the west right now, so called populist, nationalist movement, that has been burgeoning across Europe, and the United States is on the move these elections show, it again, according to the Associated Press Francis president and the leader of Italy's eurosceptic far-right movement jock. For the role of chief powerbroker on the continent on Monday after elections to the European parliament hollowed out the traditional polling middle after four days of balloting that drew to a close Sunday across the European Union's twenty eight countries ended the domination of the main center, right? And center left parties in parliament and established the anti forces on the right and the environmentalists on left as forces to be reckoned with the center, right? And center left had basically agreed on open, immigration and free trade. Those were sort of the basic premises of the centre-right, and central now I think most people still agree on free-trade, although there are folks on the environmentalists left who do not. But I think what's happened here is that people basically on the on the far-right, meaning the nonsense righty, just regular. Right. And the have decided that they are tired of taking orders from people in Brussels people. They did not vote for bureaucrats that are elected. We'll get to decide how they do their business, and they've also decided that they are tired of not being in control of their own borders. When it comes to immigration. One of the things about being a member of the EU. Is that if somebody enters Germany, as an immigrant, they can then move anywhere inside the EU and a lot of folks are getting uptight with this. And I think for some pretty good reasons, voters delivered the highest turnout in twenty years, rejecting mainstream politics in France, Germany, Britain, and Italy, the results could make the business of governing Europe, even trickier, leaving the parliament deadlock issues to come including immigration, a major trade agreement with the United States, global warming regulation of the tech industry. And of course, Brexit, there's been a lot of talk about the EU regulating, top-down environmentalism the far left is picked up points there. But so has the far right. Which, basically says no, we're done with this. We're not going to cram down on ourselves, all sorts of environmental regulations that make our lives worse, while the chief polluters on planet earth are outside of Europe. The outcome of the election is already setting off power struggles in France. President Emmanuel Macron's party narrowly lost the French far-right led by marine Le Pen, Macron's party was poised to secure twenty one seats to twenty two for men's national rally. Spent Monday busily amassing allies ahead of a summit Tuesday in Brussels, hoping to build a durable coalition. Now it's worthwhile. Noting here. What was originally designed to do? The EU was originally designed for a couple of purposes. The European Commonwealth, it was designed number one to have an integrated market, which most people still agree with. But number two, it was designed effectively to keep Germany down to integrate Europe for future security threats end to integrate Europe against the threat to the east, namely, the Soviet Union. Well, Soviet Union no longer exists. And a lot of countries are saying no, the chief threat right now is not coming from any external power, the chief threat right now is coming from those bureaucrats in Brussels, who wants to run our lives in Italy. That is how beanies right-wing party won a third of the country's vote. They're poised to become the biggest parties in European parliament with twenty eight seats in the seven hundred fifty one legislature by midday Salvini had already spoken to lapenne Hungary's, hardline, anti-immigrant, Prime Minister, Viktor, Orban, and Brexit leader. Nigel Farraj and was promising to singlehandedly bring together, an international group of nationalists. The centre-right European People's Party, the central of socialists and Democrats dominated parliament, but they are getting creamed. They're getting creamed in these polls writing what they called Europe's. Green wave environmentalist parties taking action on climate change, did make strong gains, particularly in Germany, where you would figure a lot of Angela Merkel's voters have been moving to the left, basically everything is becoming polarized has gone can fin is one of the leading candidates from parties in the future majority of European parliament goes thrust without question there isn't one without us in Germany, Anglo, Merckel, centre-right movement, also lost ground. A subdued EP candidate emend for Weber said, we're facing shrinking center from now on those who want to have a strong European Union. Have to join forces. Real power. In Europe remains in the hands of the twenty eight Member States parliaments influences grown they've helped improve air flight safety, and you're up they've cut down on plastics use. They've basically regulated enormous number of different industries inside of Europe. And a lot of nations are saying, I don't want Anglo-American deciding for Britain. What exactly are immigration policy ought to be Anglo Merckel is very upset about all of this, obviously, she says dark forces at play here. But the reality is that she helped break apart that centre-right centre-left coalition that has been governing European politics for very long time. Germany has been hesitant to report the rise in crime levels. Thanks to increased migration in Germany, but those increased tram levels have been taking place. The same has been true of anti-semitism in Europe, folks on the left wished to pretend that anti-semitism in Europe is purely in effect of the far right? Neo Nazi parties, which are indubitably and have always been disgusting and horrify, but it is important to note that when it comes to anti-semitism across Europe is from attic rise is in large part due to the increase in the number of Muslim refugees being taken from the Middle East. Now they're the only country that has refused to join your reporting on this, basically, as Germany. So Germany keeps saying that all of the violence in Germany directed against Jews is being directed by the far right? However, it is important to note that a lot of the statistics that they cite do not include a huge majority of the incidents as politically motivated. So, for example, there's a research and information center for anti-semitism report that came out last year, and it's that there is an increase in anti semitic offenses in two thousand eighteen over a thousand in Berlin alone. They according to the study, most incidents had no apparent political motive forty nine percents of cases had no traceable motive in politically motivated cases right wing extremism was identified as the main motive followed by activists hostile toward the state of Israel, which would be nine percent. So eighteen percents for white wing extremism nine percent for activists hostile toward the state of Israel Islamic motive was only identified in two percents of the cases. But again, that is leaving more than half of all these incidents off the board. So we just don't really know in those particular cases, and if Germany were to follow the broader patterns in Europe, it would suggest that it is anti semitism, that has led to this massive uptick. There's a report from the European Union agency for fundamental rights back last year. James, Kirk reported for tablet magazine, it found that much of the upswing is predominantly, Muslim and origin. According to the findings are dispiriting it confirmed. What many? No, but he will say that European anti-semitism is predominantly Muslim origin, followed in close, second by the left wing variety. According to respondents who experience some form events Medicare aspens in the past five years. Thirty percents of the perpetrators are Muslim twenty one percent where people espousing left wing view, that would be a majority only thirteen percents, expressed a right wing view. A third of respondents in Europe, where Jewish say that they no longer feel safe there as using are considering emigrating left-wingers responsible for a full quarter of anti semitic harassment in the United Kingdom kingdom, that is more than twice that of right-wingers and exceeded only by those views, or religious background, the victims could not describe in Germany, where the absorption of over one million mostly Muslim immigrants has propelled, the nationalist alternative for Deutsche lend into becoming the country's third largest political party, sparking fears of a right-wing revival forty one percent of the perpetrators were reported to be Muslim just twenty percent right wing. So something is getting hidden here something is getting hit in here really. The German government is reporting as they did today that eighty nine percents of all anti semitic incidents were traceable to the far-right. But this survey from the EU is finding that forty one percents of perpetrators of anti-semitic harassment were reported to be Muslim in Germany and just twenty percent right wing. That's a massive massive discrepancy suggest that perhaps the government of Germany is not being honest about its districts. The reason all this is important is because if you want to acknowledge, what exactly is happening. In europe. You have to acknowledge that taking invest swabs of people without any move toward assimilating, those people or figuring out, whether those folks agree with western values, that's going to be a problem. Any place you do. This is going to be a problem. It doesn't matter any prevailing culture, or a bunch of folks from the non-privileged culture who oppose the values the prevailing culture, enter that will create cultural conflict, and it doesn't matter. Which cultures you're talking about. And this is not to suggest that Muslims can't be great citizens of Europe or the United States at all. They can be. But if you were taking invest, unvetted, Muslim migration from areas of the world that have no history of western values are really shocked when vast one of those people are not simulating in that has some problems with it. This is I think what is driving people nuts in Europe. And in the United States this notion. The can't be protective of your country's culture by asking that folks assimilate. And then if you do that, you are some sort of racist that you are some sort of bigot. It's really despicable. And that's what the left is the center has done to the center has been doing this in Europe. And that's why more people are moving away from the centre. They're saying if we cannot say that we want immigrants who come into our countries to be vetted, so that they believe in our system, or willing to change to believe in our system. Then why exactly would listen to you or bringing in a lot of these folks without regard for that, again, multi-culturalism is such a fail in Europe that even angle miracle, and David Cameron have suggested multi-culturalism was a fail. The same England who brought a million Muslim refugees from the Middle East is suggested that multi-culturalism is a giant fail because it is. And yet, the political class, in Europe refuses to acknowledge the multi-culturalism is a fail because the alternative would be to call for assimilation or too slow immigration. It'd be more picky about immigration. And a lot of folks in European Europe, chattering classes, don't want to do that, not really sympathy reasons but because many of the countries of Europe rely on new immigrants. In order to provide the labor base for what's happening in Europe Europe has an incredibly slow growth rate. Thanks to lower birth rates. It's not a wonder that people in Europe are polarizing on these
4 countries vote in high-stakes European Parliament election
"Ryssdal is on this today from the European Council on foreign relations, and I thought it might be useful as a way to set up our next story, it was a survey by country of people from e you countries, asking you a whole bunch of questions including whether people thought it was likely that the e u would fall apart in ten to twenty years in every country in the EU, except Spain majority of people said that was realistic, including fifty eight percent of the people in France. And that gets us to this elections for the European parliament or this weekend, and have been described as a battle for the soul of the European Union, essentially more union or less the economic consequences of which are enormous. Here's marketplace's Stephen beard, make no mistake says veteran French political analyst Dominic Mazi this vote is the most critical in the history of the European parliament way at stake. Fundamentally is the survival of the European Union project. Are we going to break it or to keep it Donald Trump's arrival in the White House? He says, along with the inexorable rise of China, make a United Europe more necessary than ever. There is less America in the world, and much more China, and they should be more Europe. And no one is more committed to more Europe than Emmanuel macro. The European and some not the Frenchman to celebrate Macron's victory in the French presidential election two years ago. It had been years since a main national position in western Europe, had run an election on an openly, and admittedly, and proudly per European message. That's Alexandra Holroyd French lawmaker from microns party on mush as president macro has cast himself as the savior of Europe. He's called for a joint e you military full. So common defense budget, and the finance minister for the whole euro-zone more cooperation between Member States of the European. To ensure whether you're achieved which is peace and the prosperity and cooperation will different kinds of field where we need to be to get the message from the main rival party in these European elections. Couldn't be more different. Long live. Liberty long live, a wonderful Europe of nation states, long-lived fronts. Shouts marine Le Pen, head of the right-wing national rally. The party's chief spokesman is long Jacko belly. We won't nations to be back
France's Le Pen appeals to 'yellow vest' protesters for Europe election
"Marine Le Pen's Ben all over the media in recent weeks, saying her party has long fought. For the demands of yellow vests protesters the right of working class people to earn a decent living. She says my crawl former banker supports the rich and gives handouts to big companies that closed their factories in France and move abroad. Macro beat lapenne in the second round of the may two thousand seventeen presidential election. Now, she's hoping the yellow vest crisis will give her party a boost in upcoming European parliamentary elections, those elections in may are being called a referendum on Macron's term, Eleanor Beardsley NPR news Paris secretary of state, Mike palm says a rift between Qatar and it's gone. If neighbors has to end Pompeo saying the situation between the two countries is threatening regional
Macron faces heat to calm French gas protests
"Some protesters dug up paving stones and erected barricades as they fought with police on Saturday. The city of Paris says the damage to its iconic Schanzer LIZA will take several days to repair. Meanwhile, the protest movement that rose up in opposition to French president. Emmanuel Macron's gas tax continues protesters wearing the fluorescent yellow safety vast French motorists keeping their car continued to block roads across the country. Because you don't live in an interview this morning populist leader marine Le Pen says it's time for president to hear what they have to say instead of listening only to himself. The grassroots movement will elect leaders this week and has called for protests on the Shawn's Eliza again, next
Far-right parties overtake Macron for first time in France poll
"Far-right in Europe. According to the e for opinion, poll Marinela pens, national rally parties overtaken president Emmanuel Macron soon tourist party. Joining me the studio is Molly beyond journalist for French media. Welcome to the broker. So what kind of figures does this new poll reveal? Well, it does reveal that since the the last polls in this in the summer the rally the national rally as gone up a few percent and the centrist part of the president as gone down a few percent. So in means that as the election. The the campaign hasn't started yet already. You can see the party are edging. They're betting away. But what you have to remember is that for years ago five years ago when election happened in two thousand nineteen the Hornets United was already the most Popular Party for European action. They want to four percent of the French freight and nothing it was cystic. There were six behind the the majority which was then U N P center center. Right. So it's not exactly a surprise that as we get closer to the election at Saad result campaign the Hornets. You're that the former for national national ready. Is doing better and better. Also. Because of course, they position party and the party. That's the power is always the most that's the most critics criticized, and of course, is not executive more most popular president. So that's all playing against him. No way. There's also the this question of this video this promotion video that was basically Ed by the government supposed to be nonpartisan and supposed to be just you're pushing young people in particular. But everybody in France to go and vote because we know that only one in four friendship pollen in twenty year fourteen when to vote so do video was made to push people. Get you vote but seen as some kind of propaganda because it seems to be, you know, going very well with the way put it on my home elections. Let's not playing well for him. Either. Exactly, Molly pen seems to be a very persistent political political character in France, indeed Frana journal was her party before. Now, it's national rally house much changed. And how is the rice wing side doing in front at the moment? It's more fragmented than ever before. It is. Absolutely. I mean, the national firm national from the national rally is not doing so well in terms of national politics. I mean, we know marine Le Pen is embroiled in a few scandals one including wave perhaps she's being accused of allegedly using European funds to basically have people work for for pouty duties and not a European parliament duties read, something that's on ongoing so integral national idea, it's not going very well. We remember, of course that during the presidential election. She were she is binded a lot of people do with performance since then she still I mean, she still the National Front still is the second party of FRANZ. She says because they're the only one who went to the second round.
Thousands march to protest Canada pipeline expansion project
"Live from NPR News in Washington, I'm Barbara Klein, Defense Secretary, James Mattis is warning Russia and the Syrian Government of unspecified, U S action. If reports that they've carried out chlorine gas attacks are confirmed and peers, David. Well, no reports Mattis made the comment today is he begins a trip to the Middle East while flying to Oman. Mattis said, he only had reports that the Syrian regime is using chlorine gas in eastern Gouta Still, he warned three times that in his words, It would be very unwise for someone to use gas reserves, full political maneuvering sugared that he believed appropriate. And our other western nations that have been in contact with this were what you're niche very closely at are completely alarmed with us. Last April, the US bombarded, a Syrian airbase after accusing the regime, there are of Seren gas attacks Mattis said that Russia, which supports that regime either as incompetent or in cahoots with it. David well-nigh NPR News traveling with the defense secretary in with Scott Oman in France Marine Le Pen has been reelected to lead the far right National Front Party after losing last year's presidential election Lapan is trying to re-brand the party proposing to change its name to national rally and his Jakes again, role reports from Paris. She's also officially cutting ties with her father who's the party co-founder national from members voted to officially Get rid of the parties President of honor status held by marines, Father Jean-Marie Le Pen since 2011 It's another moved to reposition the party for another run at the French Presidency and 2020 two leading up to last year's race that elected Emmanuel Macron the pen had vigorously campaigned to rebrand the National Front in scrub the party of its anti Semitic and racist routes. Jean-Marie Le Pen who co-founded the party and 19 72 is a holocaust denier For NPR News. I'm Jakes again wrote in Paris. In Vancouver. Canada dueling protests this weekend over the proposed expansion of an oil pipeline from Alberta to the Pacific Ocean. Greg McAuliffe says, reporter us supporters of the project. Our wrap numbered several thousand gathered and spur of in Vancouver to voice their strong opposition to the pipeline. Only a couple of hundred gathered a few miles away and support if the expansion does go ahead of the capacity were actually exceed the Keystone XL pipeline. Nearly eight hundred ninety thousand barrels a day will make its way from the neighboring province of Alberta to the Pacific coast loaded on tankers. It will then pass through British Columbia and Washington State waters on route to China. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls the project in Canada's best interest. Schools across the US are preparing for students to walk out for seventeen minutes on Wednesday organised organizers of the Women's March are calling for the protest. After seventeen people were killed in a school shooting in Florida. This is NPR. China's National People's Congress made it official today. President Xi Jinping can serve for life. The nearly three thousand delegates voted to lift presidential term limits today, only two voted against the move three abstained Columbia is holding congressional elections today. The former FARC rebel group is fielding candidates for the first time. Since it gave up its weapons Under a peace deal to become a left-wing political party. As the BBC's Katie Watson reports, the deal guarantees FARC will hold ten of Colombia's two hundred eighty congressional seats vest mopping bullets him about it. Spent that message is the same. The fog once-defiant the rights of the poor and widen a political field in a country with gaping inequalities. While some Colombians have welcomed the pin, its new come as many more thin. It's too soon to see them in positions of power. One of the biggest criticisms of the Peacedale. Is it these fighters turn politicians should have been punished for their crimes before standing for office, and that's expected to be reflected in how people vote few want to choose a politician deemed to have blood on their hands. The BBC's Katie Watson rock star Bono is apologizing over allegations, that staff at a charity he said up, We're bullied by says he's furious over charges by staff at his anti-poverty One charity office in Johannesburg one former staff member says she was demoted when she refused to have sex with a foreign government official. I'm Barbara Klein, NPR News.
Putin on alleged US election interference: 'I do not care'
"Stress a day after a deadly shooting in rockville look california officials say an army veteran killed three employees and was found dead himself they say 36yearold former army rifleman albert wong killed two executives on a psychologist at the pathway home that's a nonprofit post traumatic stress disorder program cbs news correspondent uiju jiang that pathway program operates on the campus of the veterans a retirement home in the napa valley region near dunbar said they shooter is part of the tragedy we also lost uh one of our heroes who clearly had demons the resulted in the the terrible tragedy that we all experienced here investigators say wong slipped into a party at the facility armed with an assault rifle and took the three women hostage article v at the dinner went out strategist steve bannon is giving a boost to french farright leader marine le pen telling a cheering crowd of her national front party members history is on their side let them call you racist listed listed was epi let them call you xenophobes men as it is a positive let them call you nativist unless he food is epi nettie these to where it as a badge of honour balances his next challenges take on what he calls globalists' vladimir putin says he doesn't care about alleged russian interference in the us presidential election because the action work connected to his government russian president also say some of the thirteen russian nationals indicted by the us may not be ethnically russian but ukrainians totters or jews ask if he can domi alleged interference he said to me it absolutely makes no difference because as they do not represent the government the cbs news looking for uncommon talon meet the.
French far-right party National Front re-elects lone candidate Marine Le Pen as its leader
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Bannon to French far-right party: 'Let them call you racist'
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