Wednesday, 18 September, 2019

French President Macron announces creation of a space force command

President Macron called the renewed military focus on space a President Macron called the renewed military focus on space a"true national security issue
Patty Aguilar | 14 July, 2019, 23:13

French police have fired tear gas to disperse protesters from the Champs-Elysees avenue a few hours after President Emmanuel Macron had presided over the Bastille Day military parade alongside other European leaders.

Key EU leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, joined Macron to watch the parade down the Champs-Elysees that marks the July 14, 1789 storming of the Bastille fortress in Paris in the French Revolution.

But the celebrations of France's national day were followed by clashes that erupted between protesters and police that recalled violence seen at the peak of the "yellow vest" protest movement earlier this year.

Protesters tore down security barriers, set fire to rubbish bins and portable toilets, and chanted anti-government slogans like "Macron resign!". Police reportedly arrested three key members of the yellow vest movement, including its ideologist, Eric Drouet.

But several groups linked to the grassroots movement had called for gatherings around the Champs Elysees on Bastille Day, a national holiday in France.

The celebration included shows new military technology such as anti-drone guns, miniature autonomous vehicles and French inventor Franky Zapata hovering above the water on a device known as a flyboard.

Kane Williamson breaks another record at World Cup
I think they will create history at Lord's by winning their first ever 50-over World Cup. "I guess anything's possible (smiling)".

UK PM candidate Johnson: 'Very odd' to involve courts in Brexit decision
Labour is poised to prevent any attempt at a no-deal Brexit , as are senior Tories including Justice Secretary David Gauke. But in a swipe at his rival, Mr Hunt also said he would deliver Brexit "more quickly than the alternative".

Hong Kong protests approach border of mainland China
Anticipating the mass participation in the protest, some shops in Sheung Shui had shut down and public bus routes were diverted. This story was first published on CNN .com, " Hong Kong police pepper spray protesters at the Chinese border ".

And in 2018, US President Donald Trump announced the creation of his country's sixth branch of the military, the "Space Force", with Vice-President Mike Pence later identifying its new goal as addressing the "highly provocative demonstration of China's growing capability to militarise space".

President Emmanuel Macron oversaw the events on Sunday which showcased Europe's defence co-operation.

Authorities are also bracing for rowdy soccer fans to flood the avenue after Algeria's African Cup of Nations semi-final match against Nigeria.

"We will reinforce our knowledge of the situation in space, we will better protect our satellites, including in an active manner", Macron said as he announced the plan, which mirrors a U.S. initiative championed by Trump.

France, in particular Paris, has been rocked since late previous year by the "yellow vest" protest movement against the government of President Emmanuel Macron.

Recommended

1st LD: 6.6-magnitude quake hits northwest off Australia 1st LD: 6.6-magnitude quake hits northwest off Australia Deb Hannagan, from Broome, tweeted: 'We just had an quake in Broome! The whole house was shaking and it went for ages. The quake struck about 200 kilometres off the coast, between Broome and Port Hedland at 1.39pm local time.

Christchurch shootings: New Zealanders hand over guns Christchurch shootings: New Zealanders hand over guns Mr Tarrant in June pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges , as well as 51 counts of murder and 40 of attempted murder. More than $1 million worth of weapons have been handed over after the first weekend of the Government's gun buyback.

Kate makes third visit to Wimbledon to watch men's final with William Kate makes third visit to Wimbledon to watch men's final with William The 56-minute dissection of the Williams playbook was the 23-time Slam winner's most lopsided loss in a major final. But at that point her opponent, Serena Williams , was shuffling towards the net, head bowed and hand outstretched.

Wait goes on for Williams as inspired Halep wins Wimbledon Wait goes on for Williams as inspired Halep wins Wimbledon However, Saturday's match was all Halep - who said she had never played a better round. "So I didn't think of anything at all". Serena Williams's march towards the Wimbledon final has seen some rocky moments. "I always play well when I have emotions.

House votes to restrain Trump on Iran amid tensions House votes to restrain Trump on Iran amid tensions Omar and Ocasio-Cortez are so radical and anti-American that they are ensuring President Trump's reelection next year. So, Pelosi compromised, agreeing to a more generic border funding bill that didn't require better treatment.

Man dies after United States immigration jail attack Man dies after United States  immigration jail attack Police said the man caused a vehicle to catch fire and that he attempted to ignite a propane tank to set buildings on fire. The officers involved, who were not injured, retreated, and "medical aid was staged" nearby, according to police.

Gina Miller criticised for trying to 'derail' Brexit Gina Miller criticised for trying to 'derail' Brexit Theresa May says MPs are so entrenched over Brexit, they could not compromise on a deal for Britain's departure from the EU. Mrs May said she had underestimated the unwillingness of some people in parliament to compromise to deliver Brexit.

Wild video shows National Football League lineman Malik McDowell wrestle cop after being tased Wild video shows National Football League  lineman Malik McDowell wrestle cop after being tased An officer said he witnessed McDowell's Jeep spinning out on the snowy road and said he was speeding. One more officer hasty enters and McDowell makes an strive to put off her gun as effectively.

French duo boosts home country's hopes at Tour de France French duo boosts home country's hopes at Tour de France Alaphilippe will be the first Frenchman to wear the yellow jersey on Bastille Day since Tony Gallopin in 2014. He knew he had a golden chance to get it back on rollercoaster terrain, which suited his skills.

Storm Barry upgraded to hurricane, residents asked to shelter in place Storm Barry upgraded to hurricane, residents asked to shelter in place Officials said they were anxious the water could close Highway 23, cutting off a key road and the rest of the parish to the south. But in the city, locals and tourists wandered through mostly empty streets under a light rain or stayed indoors.

Protests mark deadly Sudan crackdown Protests mark deadly Sudan crackdown Sudan's military on 11 April deposed Bashair amidst nationwide protests which began in December spearheaded by the opposition. At least 11 people were killed in clashes with security forces, according to protest organizers.

YouTuber Ray Diaz Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault YouTuber Ray Diaz Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault Keem posted a longer version of the clip that showed Diaz yelling at the girl and saying she should "kill herself" and "die". In the post, a man alleged to be Diaz could be heard screaming threats at Salek.

Cardi B calls for female rapper support Cardi B calls for female rapper support Cardi B has fired back at producer Jermaine Dupri following his comments about today's female rappers. Aside from being a rapper herself, Cardi has been vocal about being a stripper.

Jeffrey Epstein’s New Mexico ranch linked to investigation Jeffrey Epstein’s New Mexico ranch linked to investigation It was never a matter of "if", but "when" Alex Acosta would step down in the days after sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein's arrest . In the earlier case in opposition to him, Epstein became accused of abusing dozens of juvenile ladies between 1999 and 2007.

Super 30 Day 2 in overseas Super 30 Day 2 in overseas Apart from that, films like Kabir Singh , Article 15 and Spider-Man: Far From Home are also running well at the box office. The worldwide collection of Super 30 can be placed in the range of Rs 35 crore or above, as per early predictions.