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Aug 24 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
🇫🇷 Emmanuel #Macron warned of sacrifices ahead and foreshadowed the "end of abundance" at his first cabinet meeting following the summer break.

"What we are living through is a time of great upheaval." ⤵️
🇫🇷 The #French president also emphasised the importance of unity ahead of these trying times during Wednesday's cabinet meeting.

He called again for energy sobriety ahead of what looks to be a difficult winter, reports FRANCE 24's reporter @LukeShrago ⤵️
@LukeShrago 🇫🇷 The #French government identified three main battles at Wednesday's cabinet meeting:

➖ Climate change
➖ Energy dependance
➖ Equal opportunities

@LukeShrago explains the major takeaways ⤵️
@LukeShrago 🇫🇷 Freedom comes with sacrifice, said Emmanuel #Macron at Wednesday's cabinet meeting.

A foreboding statement after a summer marked by intense heatwaves, drought, and the #UkraineWar.

FRANCE 24 describes issues on the table for the French government as it reconvenes ⤵️

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Aug 24
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Since February 24, 2022, the fighting has barely let up.

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Speaking earlier, Volodymyr Zelensky remained defiant.

"We only care about our land, we will fight for it until the end" ⤵️
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Aug 22
🇰🇪 #Kenya's opposition leader filed an official legal challenge in the Supreme Court following this month's presidential election results.

Raila #Odinga's party claims it has strong evidence against the president-elect and the electoral commission, says @vee_wandera ⤵️
@vee_wandera 🇰🇪 "We don't support #Ruto—we support Raila #Odinga. They must do him justice."

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@vee_wandera 🇰🇪 Four out of seven election commissioners said that the tallying of election results was not transparent.

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May 9
🇪🇺🔴 Freshly inaugurated French President for the second time, Emmanuel #Macron addresses the European Parliament.

Follow his speech alongside Ursula von der Leyen #live here on FRANCE 24 ⤵️…
🇪🇺🔴 "For Europe, the memory has always framed our future," says President of the
@EU_Commission @vonderleyen ⤵️
@EU_Commission @vonderleyen 🇪🇺🔴 "Now it's time to deliver," says President of the
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May 9
🔴: #Russia 🇷🇺 celebrates its 1945 victory over Nazi Germany on Monday with a show of military might even as its army battles Kyiv's forces in the east of Ukraine 🇺🇦

Watch President Vladimir Putin's speech #live on FRANCE 24 ⤵️…
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Putin says he offered a security system to the West in December but that it was "in vain" ⤵️
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Follow FRANCE 24's live coverage of the event ⤵️…
#LIVE 🔴: #EmmanuelMacron arrives at the #presidentialinauguration.

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They include the war in Ukraine and security challenges to Europe, climate change and the “challenges to democracy and social justice” ⤵️
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