Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicMarine Le Pen

Topic: Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen to ‘malignant manicheism’ — how science can help us understand populism

History shows that claiming to act on behalf of the 'people' doesn’t necessarily make it so. In fact, it has often led to despotism and suffering.

Macron winning second term in France is politically & historically significant. Here’s why

One of only 4 presidents to be re-elected since 1958, Macron's win triggered angry protests in Paris & Lyon. Macron's majority over far-Right rival Marine Le Pen was halved.

Is this where Europe is headed? France’s new radicalism law exposes Macron’s centrism

France’s Left and Right-wing agree on one thing when it comes to the new ‘anti-separatism’ law targeted at Muslims — it is too vague.

When White House plans for a strike on Iran left Pentagon, State Dept alarmed

France President Emmanuel Macron reaches out to resentful citizens, and Bangladesh’s famed garment workers continue protests for better pay.

Global Pulse: We will take our country back (never mind that we’re already a sovereign nation)

'We will take our country back' is the universal cry of rightist reaction.

GLOBAL PULSE: Emmanuel Macron’s new, tougher election ahead, Angela Merkel finds unexpected support, and why can’t Trump and Hillary move on.

MACRON HAS ANOTHER ELECTION TO WIN Winning the French presidency was the easy bit. Emmanuel Macron has another bruising election to win in June.

GLOBAL PULSE: Hillary is the new activist citizen, Trump goes soft on South China Sea, Unesco raps Israel and the political clout of British...

HILLARY CLINTON, THE ACTIVIST CITIZEN Hillary Clinton emerged from political hibernation calling herself “an activist citizen” and “part of the resistance” to Trump.

Global Pulse: China’s Blue Water Naval Ambition

Amid rising tensions in the region, China launched its first indigenously built aircraft carrier, expanding its fleet to two such vessels. China plans for a...

Global Pulse: The French Choice

In France, the choice cannot be starker on May 7th, the final day of voting – between Marine Le Pen who wants to shut...

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.