Report: The EU Would Rather Buy Putin’s Oil Than See Le Pen Win France’s Presidency

The European Union has delayed its much-anticipated ban on Russian oil imports to give French President Emmanuel Macron a better chance of winning reelection, The New York Times reported.

The EU embargo, which leaders have reportedly debated behind closed doors for over a month and are currently drafting, is expected after April 24, the date of the second and final round of France’s presidential election, European officials told the NYT. European leaders want to ensure right-wing populist candidate Marine Le Pen isn’t given a polling advantage when gasoline prices rise following a ban announcement, the officials said.

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‘He Knew How to Fight’: European Parliament President Dies at 65

David Sassoli, president of the European Union’s parliament, died in a hospital on Tuesday at the age of 65 after months of poor health, the Associated Press reported.

Sassoli, a socialist and former Italian journalist, had been hospitalized since late December 2021 due to abnormal immune system functioning, his spokesperson said, the AP reported. He had been struggling with poor health since he became ill with pneumonia due to the legionella bacteria in September.

European Council President Charles Michel said Sassoli was a “sincere and passionate European. We already miss his human warmth, his generosity, his friendliness and his smile,” the AP reported.

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France May Be Using Iran to Keep Israel ‘In Check,’ Says OANN’s Neil McCabe

On Tuesday’s Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy and Doug Kellett – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 am to 8:00 am – Leahy and Kellet spoke with weekly special guest and Washington-based reporter for One America News Network, Neil McCabe about Macron’s strange move to sneak in the Iranian foreign minister at the G7 Summit over the weekend.

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Report: French President Believes His Mind ‘Too Complex’ for Journalists

French President Emmanuel Macron reportedly will forgo holding the traditional Bastille Day press conference July 14 because his “complex thought process” does not lend itself to answering reporters’ questions. Macron, who became France’s youngest president in history when he defeated National Front party candidate Marine Le Pen during the May…

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