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DW News 30 Oct 2020

French President Macron vows defiance after 'Islamist' attack in Nice

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Police in France have arrested a second suspect in connection with the knife attack at the basilica in Nice that left three people dead. It was the third Islamist attack in France in two months. President Emmanuel Macron is holding an emergency cabinet meeting today and the terror alert level is now at its maximum.


French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned the attack on the US Capitol building.

He said "What happened today in Washington DC is not America, definitely."

The attack came as election results n Georgia shifted the balance of power in Congress towards the Democrats. The results will help aid the passage of President-Elect Biden's agenda after he is inaugurated on 20 January.
French President Emmanuel Macron is seeking to turn the page on difficult few weeks by doing an interview with the online media outlet Brut, after the government agreed to rewrite a controversial security law that would have criminalized filming the police. This comes as protests against the law intensified when a video showing police beating a black music producer Michel Zecler shocked the nation and its authorities. "This is a ‘media-first' move for Macron", FRANCE 24's Marc Perelman says.
French President Emmanuel Macron says he plans to keep running the country remotely, after testing positive for COVID-19.
The diagnosis has forced other European leaders to self-isolate, as they had several meetings with Macron in recent days.

Al Jazeera's Natacha Butler reports from Paris.
French President Emmanuel Macron is the latest world leader to test positive for COVID-19. The presidential Elysee Palace said Macron would continue to work and would isolate himself for seven days. 

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