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Iran Partly Pulls Back From Nuclear Deal, Russia Blames Trump Administration

(AP) – Iran says it will no longer fully comply with the nuclear deal it signed with the U.S. and five other nations. Today’s announcement comes one year after President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the agreement.

Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said in a statement the Islamic Republic will no longer abide by limits on keeping enriched uranium and heavy water reserves.

Iran says the other nations that signed the 2015 agreement – Britain, Germany, China, Russia, and France – now have 60 days to ease restrictions on its banking and oil industries. The Trump administration is currently working to block all of Iran’s oil exports.

A Kremlin spokesman told reporters today that Iran was provoked by the U.S., and said Washington’s decision to pull out of the deal last year was “unthought-out.” The spokesman said Russia wants to keep the nuclear deal alive and that its diplomats were doing all they could behind the scenes to try and save it.

French Official: Trump Shows “Incoherence And Inconsistency”

(SW) –  France and the European Union are keeping up their support for the Group of Seven commitments. An official with the French presidency told Reuters that anyone departing from those commitments would be showing their “incoherence and inconsistency.”

It was a reference to President Trump, who tweeted Saturday that the U.S. does not endorse the G7 statement signed by the six other countries attending the economic summit in Canada. It called for international cooperation in free trade and fighting protectionism. The French official, speaking under the condition of anonymity, said that international cooperation cannot depend on being angry and on sound bites.

Trump To Leave G-7 Summit Early

(Washington, DC) — President Trump will leave the G-7 summit early. Trump will leave the meeting in Quebec Saturday morning after a day of meetings with fellow world leaders on Friday. The two-day summit is scheduled to wrap up later Saturday.

Trump could get a cold welcome at the summit after levying steel and aluminum tariffs on allies in Europe, Canada and Mexico. Trump’s decision to bail on the meeting before it’s over came after he exchanged words on Twitter with the leaders of France and Canada.

French President Emmanuel Macron  even suggested that the six other countries in the group could sign an agreement that didn’t include the U.S.

Rouhani: Iran Remains Committed To Deal

(Tehran) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his country will remain in the 2015 nuclear deal if it can protect its interests. The deal, originally made between the U.S., Iran and five other world powers, offered sanctions relief in exchange for checks on Iran’s nuclear program.

President Trump pulled out of the deal this month, after months of calling it broken.

Rouhani said that Tehran will stay in if the remaining five nations, China, France, Germany, Russia and the U.K., stick to the agreement.

France Hostage Situation An Apparent Terror Attack

(Trebes, France) –At least one person is dead after a man pledging allegiance to ISIS took hostages in a supermarket in the south of France today. Local media reports that the suspect has now let the hostages go and is alone with police in the supermarket. It’s also being reported that a second victim is dead and 12 others were injured.

The hostage-taker is said to have fired at a group of police officers prior to entering the supermarket. The prime minister of France says the situation appears to be an act of terrorism.

French Fashion Designer Givenchy Dies At 91

(Paris) –  French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy has passed away at the age of 91. The late designer dressed first ladies and movie stars, including Jackie Kennedy for her husband President John F. Kennedy’s funeral, and Audrey Hepburn for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”180312-hubert_de_givenchy-mc-1355_e9219f30fcafb7a370a4b1c77f9b5b9c.nbcnews-fp-360-360

Givenchy founded his fashion house in France in 1952.

In a tribute post on Instagram, Givenchy’s current artistic director Claire Waight Keller called Givenchy “one of the most influential fashion figures of our time,” as well as, “one of the chicest, most charming men” she had ever met.

The editor of French “Vogue,” Emmanuelle Alt, added, “Today we say goodbye to a fashion legend, Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy. You were the incarnation of chic.”

France Elects Youngest President In History, First Lady Is Teacher He Had An Affair With As A Teenager

(SL) – Former President Barack Obama vouched for him and he got it right. Emmanuel Macron has beaten Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s election and taken more than 65 per cent of the vote, according to exit polls.

tdy_news_engel_france_elections_170424__306158.nbcnews-ux-1080-600Polling conducted by Ipsos, Ifop and BVA all gave Mr Macron, the pro-business candidate, a strong lead over Front National leader Marine Le Pen.

It comes after a massive hacking attack on Mr. Macron’s campaign database over the weekend which saw hundreds of thousands of private emails and official documents dumped online. Sound familiar?

Macron spoke saying, “I salute my adversary Ms Le Pen, I know why people chose to vote for an extreme party. I know the doubt, the fear they expressed.

“And it is my responsibility to take on those concerns and guarantee our unity and responsibility for our country.

“From tomorrow we will modernize politics, recognize pluralism, revitalize democracy. This will be my first mission, respecting everyone.”

macronPoised and committed, his campaign had been ruled by scandal after it surfaced that his 64-year old wife (Macron is 39) was a teacher that he had an affair with.

The Telegraph reports, the couple met in 1992, when Macron was just 15 years old, and a pupil at a private school in Amiens.

Brigitte, born into a wealthy family of chocolatiers in 1953, was his literature teacher, and a married mother of three.

Much has been made of their romance, and of the fact that Macron was just 17 when he declared his intention to marry Brigitte.

Macron’s parents, worried about the budding love affair, sent him away for his last year of high school. Brigitte eventually divorced and joined him in Paris.

The couple married in 2007.  They have no children together but Macron says his wife’s three children and seven grandchildren are his family.

Brigitte Macron often accompanies her husband on campaign stops, taking selfies and listening to people’s concerns. She also helps prepare his speeches.

A fashion lover, her style is often described as “modern” in French magazines.  She sat in the front row at recent Dior and Louis Vuitton shows.

She quit her job at a chic Parisian high school in 2015 to help her husband.  Former students at the Lycee Saint-Louis de Gonzague describe her as an enthusiastic, dynamic, joyful person keen to share her passion for French authors.

As a first lady, she has said she will continue to focus on young people. Different laws over there, I guess!

Where’s The Security Footage? How Did She Free Herself? Concierge Didn’t Go For Help? Thieves Escaped On Bikes? Who Saw The Men Leave? Why Didn’t Kanye Rush To Kim’s Side? Questions Surround Kim Kardashian’s Alleged Multi-Million Dollar Heist

(SL) – Kim Kardashian was photographed in New York City following an alleged robbery in Paris that left her bound, gagged and short 10 million in jewelry.

Reportedly, Kim was in the city of lights for fashion week when for what appears to be the first time in her life she was left alone without a bodyguard, stylist, friend,  family…anyone. Which is part of the reason most are skeptical when it comes to reports of her being held at gunpoint and robbed in France.

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Is this the 4.9 million dollar ring thieves stole from Kim?

Let’s be clear, the new season of the Kardashian’s is set to air on Oct. 23rd and ratings are at an all-time low.  But would Kim really lie about a gun being pointed to her head, tied up and thrown in the bathtub while masked thieves go straight to her jewelry and then flee on bicycles? Well…Ryan Lochte certainly did so it’s plausible.

Even if it was an inside job…there are just a few things that don’t make sense:

  1. You’re in a foreign country and you don’t secure your jewelry.
  2. Reportedly, Kim sent the bodyguard to be with her sisters while they went out. ( Only one guard)
  3. Bound, gagged, handcuffed…but she was able to wrestle herself free?
  4. After the gunmen entered the apartment, why didn’t concierge call for help? WHy hasn’t the concierge come forward?
  5. What kind of thieves with $10 million in stolen jewelry flee on bikes?
  6. Kanye stopped his show but didn’t fly to be with his frightened and hysterical wife?
  7. Why did she leave so fast?
  8. How did Paris Paps know she was leaving at that time.
  9. Saint and North were reportedly in Paris with her but in another home.
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Kim tried to hide as she left Paris with basically no security. 

Let’s go back to #3. Kim’s feet and hands were tied and she was also handcuffed  But after the thieves left, Kardashian reps say she was able to wrestle herself free.  How do you wrestle out of handcuff’s? What’s even more telling is that the reality star says she thought they were going to kill or rape her until she begged for her life and said she had two babies.

If only one concierge was on duty for the exclusive no-address hotel in which Kanye owns an apartment, who witnessed the masked men dressed as police officers escape on bikes. The residence is a word of mouth location and isn’t visible from the street. Celebs like Madonna and Leonardo Dicaprio are known to visit there and the hotel has privates entrances and exits for celebrities.Kim was in a rooftop penthouse that cost $28,000 a week.

It’s also interesting that Kanye waited for Kim to get to New York and once they were reunited they were once again photographed by the paps entering their New York apartment with 18 security guards in tow. Sorry but the 18 security guards should’ve been with her in Paris where she was photographed getting on a private plane with little protection.

Considering the no address hotel is so exclusive it’s clear to assume that if it was an inside job the Concierge was in on it. I will go ahead and guess that the thieves will never be found and the Concierge won’t speak out…that’s if he he’s still hanging around Pairs and working at the hotel. Not sure about this one.