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Israel minister to discuss Pegasus scandal on France visit

Israel minister to discuss Pegasus scandal on France visit

JERUSALEM: Israeli defence minister Benny Gantz will meet his French counterpart in Paris this week for talks that will include an "update" on the Pegasus spyware scandal, his office said Tuesday. A defence ministry statement said Gantz will leave Wednesday for talks with French defence minister Florence Parly on topics including the crisis in Lebanon, nuclear negotiations with Iran and the Pegasus malware made by Israeli firm NSO, which was allegedly used to target President Emmanuel Macron.
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Israel firm NSO says Macron not targeted by Pegasus spyware

Israel firm NSO says Macron not targeted by Pegasus spyware

HERZLIYA: An official at Israeli cybersecurity company NSO Group said Wednesday that the firm's controversial Pegasus spyware tool was not used to target French President Emmanuel Macron. The comments came as Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urged Israel to suspend exports of the spying technology after heads of state -- including Macron -- and scores of journalists and rights activists featured on a list of alleged targets selected for potential surveillance. We can "specifically come out and say for sure that the president of France, Macron, was not a target," Chaim Gelfand, chief compliance officer at NSO Group, told the i24…
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France’s Emmanuel Macron targeted in project Pegasus spyware case, says report

France’s Emmanuel Macron targeted in project Pegasus spyware case, says report

PARIS: The phone of French President Emmanuel Macron has been targeted for potential surveillance on behalf of Morocco in project Pegasus spyware case, French daily Le Monde reported on Tuesday. An investigation published on Sunday by 17 media organisations, led by the Paris-based non-profit journalism group Forbidden Stories, said the spyware, made and licensed by Israeli company NSO, had been used in attempted and successful hacks of smartphones belonging to journalists, government officials and human rights activists.
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France to legalize IVF for lesbians, single women

France to legalize IVF for lesbians, single women

PARIS: France's lower house of parliament is set Tuesday to approve a law that will allow single women and lesbians access to medically assisted reproduction for the first time. The final vote on the wide-ranging bioethics law, presented by French President Emmanuel Macron's government, has been much awaited by LGBT rights groups, who had pushed for the reproduction measure since France legalized same-sex marriage in 2013. The new law will expand access to fertility treatments such as artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization (IVF), currently reserved only for infertile heterosexual couples. In France, fertility treatments are free - and once…
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Turnout low as France votes in new Macron, Le Pen test

Turnout low as France votes in new Macron, Le Pen test

PARIS: France was voting in the second round of regional elections Sunday seen as a test for centrist President Emmanuel Macron and the far-right of Marine Le Pen, but with voter participation so far showing no improvement from the woeful first phase turnout. The June 20 first round saw Macron's ruling party suffer another poll drubbing and the National Rally (RN) of Le Pen fall well short of expectations. That has led some observers to say it is far from a foregone conclusion that 2022 presidential election will come down to a duel between the two rivals. The first-round results…
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