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France to Boost Military Spending After Trump NATO Target Criticism

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron’s government is ramping up military spending, arming drones and hiring more “cyberfighters” for Europe’s biggest army — notably amid demands by NATO and U.S. President Donald Trump for European countries to pitch in more for their own defense.

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TIMELINE: Islamist Attacks in France This Year Focus on Security Forces

PARIS (AP) — Attacks in France by Islamic extremists since 2015 have killed more than 200 “soft targets” — concertgoers, cartoonists and people celebrating Bastille Day. But French security forces are increasingly becoming the focus of the violence.

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Half The French Army Is Now Deployed On French Streets

Since the Islamist terror attacks in Paris last November, the streets of major French cities have been guarded by soldiers in full military fatigues. That permanent presence of the French army represents half of all its soldiers now deployed on military operations, but has been dismissed by critics

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Waterloo Commemorations and Celebrations Wrap Up in Spectacular Fashion

For several more days British, Belgium the regular French public and even large numbers of Germans have gone to great lengths to commemorate this world famous battle that changed the course of modern history. While far left French President Hollande’s government has chosen to virtually ignore what has unfolded into a massive spectacular attracting world-wide attention, much of the rest of Europe has not followed his lead.