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Macron boosts defense budget by 50% over 6 years

French President Emmanuel Macron smiles as he attends the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on July 14, 2018. (AFP)

Ramin Mazaheri
Press TV, Paris

France has announced a major increase in its military spending, as NATO is pushing its other members to follow suit. The decision comes amid seven consecutive years of austerity budgets that have triggered widespread dissatisfaction among the French people. From Paris, Press TV's Ramin Mazaheri reports about the details. 


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