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Macron wins the handshake game [x-post from r/France]

Macron wins the handshake game [x-post from r/France]

I like that the hand shake game is now part of every world leader's preparation for a trump meeting.

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Love that little extra grip, just as Trump is trying to disengage.

Canada: https://i.redd.it/idvxkvzpknfy.gif

Cant beat the skill of Justin Trudeau. He was ready after Trump pulled the classic Trumpshake and rekt the Japanese PM. Braced the arm on the shoulder, pulled slightly downwards, and completely neutralized Trumps advantage (abbreviated r/canada description). Nothing to fancy or savage for Mr. Trudeau, great way to showcase that Canadian politeness.

Denmark:  Look how prepared the Danish PM was, courtesy of a u/Gaardsanger below https://m.9gag.com/gag/aYxOpGw

Beautiful, really caught POTUS off guard. You can see the uncertainty in his face. I mean, who could possibly be ready for an overhand approach like that? Well-done. 8/10, Danish PM wins it

France: And as seen above, Macron brings home a victory for France. Beating Trump at his own game. Remarkable!
And wow, a new development for me. Macron throwing absolutely massive shade towards Trump in this video, and then Trump attempts to enact revenge. If you watch closely, Macron goes for the PM of Belgium handshake just before reaching Trump. Not just one fake, but two. Macron even gives him a little pity pat at the end of the shake. Just unbelievable savagery here by the French President. Gives Germany the consolation prize from Merkel's last meeting with Trump, while simultaneously snubbing the POTUS. Expect an angry tweet later, France. 

https://twitter.com/HollandReid/status/867751717387063296

Germany: And as we know, poor Merkel was denied participation. Gotta say home team wins by default. Better luck next time, Germany. Gotta be more aggressive for that handshake, we all know Trump is a germa(n)phobe

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YizPJZOeyRs

Japan: Shinzo Abe vs trump. Victory: Trump. No denying this one. Absolutely taken for a ride. The defeat is prominent on Shinzo Abe's face. Japan has some work to do.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T6veBS2avcU

Ireland: The PM of Ireland in fact called Trump out for his unique handshake! I'd have to say Trump didn't really try here, as he must've been too intimidated to attempt the TrumpShake. Ireland wins this round.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/16/donald-trump-reigns-widely-known-dominant-handshake-irish-prime/

Tajikistan: Not to be outdone by world powers and EU countries, Tajikistan attempted to counter the Trumpshake as well. Unfortunately, the president Emomali Rahmon fell prey to a new Trump maneuver, which appeared to consist of spastic twitching/jerking. Tough luck Tajikistan. I doubt even Justin Trudeau/Canada could've countered that one.

I've done a review of this one, as suggested below. I think Emomali Rahmon did attempt to counter this one, and it does look like he had a strong stance and was prepared for the jerk. However, It looks like Trump noticed he was in trouble, and seeing that he had never heard of Tajikistan, couldn't possibly let himself be one-upped by this country. So he attempted a new maneuver, the previously described TrumpTwitch. It definitely threw Emomali Rahmon off guard. I might have to make this one a draw, perhaps a Tajikistan edge. Trump clearly panicked, but he did manage to exert a small amount of control towards the end with the twitch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ude9gRcKb4U

Montenegro: Recently got word that Montenegro entered the fray as well. However, it appears you've definitely fared worse than Japan/Germany, as your PM Duško Marković was not even granted a Trumpshake, but instead a shove! Unbelievable! There's simply no recovering from that one. Personally, I would resign.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/25/politics/trump-pushes-prime-minister-nato-summit/index.html

United States: As a bonus, we've got Mike Pence stepping into the ring too. Definitely a Trump victory, but overall a net loss for the United States.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbA5NgR0ENE

Alert your leaders folks, they should be ready for this

Final: Final score Trump with a 2-5-1, win/loss/draw record. And a loss for the US as a whole.

Good night Europe. Good luck with our POTUS tomorrow

Canada:

Cant beat the skill of Justin Trudeau. He was ready after Trump pulled the classic Trumpshake and rekt the Japanese PM. Braced the arm on the shoulder, pulled slightly downwards, and completely neutralized Trumps advantage (abbreviated /sub/canada description). Nothing to fancy or savage for Mr. Trudeau, great way to showcase that Canadian politeness.

Denmark: Look how prepared the Danish PM was, courtesy of a u/Gaardsanger below https://m.9gag.com/gag/aYxOpGw

Beautiful, really caught POTUS off guard. You can see the uncertainty in his face. I mean, who could possibly be ready for an overhand approach like that? Well-done. 8/10, Danish PM wins it

France: And as seen above, Macron brings home a victory for France. Beating Trump at his own game. Remarkable! And wow, a new development for me. Macron throwing absolutely massive shade towards Trump in this video, and then Trump attempts to enact revenge. If you watch closely, Macron goes for the PM of Belgium handshake just before reaching Trump. Not just one fake, but two. Macron even gives him a little pity pat at the end of the shake. Just unbelievable savagery here by the French President. Gives Germany the consolation prize from Merkel's last meeting with Trump, while simultaneously snubbing the POTUS. Expect an angry tweet later, France.

https://twitter.com/HollandReid/status/867751717387063296

Germany: And as we know, poor Merkel was denied participation. Gotta say home team wins by default. Better luck next time, Germany. Gotta be more aggressive for that handshake, we all know Trump is a germa(n)phobe

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YizPJZOeyRs

Japan: Shinzo Abe vs trump. Victory: Trump. No denying this one. Absolutely taken for a ride. The defeat is prominent on Shinzo Abe's face. Japan has some work to do. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T6veBS2avcU

Ireland: The PM of Ireland in fact called Trump out for his unique handshake! I'd have to say Trump didn't really try here, as he must've been too intimidated to attempt the TrumpShake. Ireland wins this round.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/16/donald-trump-reigns-widely-known-dominant-handshake-ir...

Tajikistan: Not to be outdone by world powers and EU countries, Tajikistan attempted to counter the Trumpshake as well. Unfortunately, the president Emomali Rahmon fell prey to a new Trump maneuver, which appeared to consist of spastic twitching/jerking. Tough luck Tajikistan. I doubt even Justin Trudeau/Canada could've countered that one.

I've done a review of this one, as suggested below. I think Emomali Rahmon did attempt to counter this one, and it does look like he had a strong stance and was prepared for the jerk. However, It looks like Trump noticed he was in trouble, and seeing that he had never heard of Tajikistan, couldn't possibly let himself be one-upped by this country. So he attempted a new maneuver, the previously described TrumpTwitch. It definitely threw Emomali Rahmon off guard. I might have to make this one a draw, perhaps a Tajikistan edge. Trump clearly panicked, but he did manage to exert a small amount of control towards the end with the twitch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ude9gRcKb4U

Montenegro: Recently got word that Montenegro entered the fray as well. However, it appears you've definitely fared worse than Japan/Germany, as your PM Duško Marković was not even granted a Trumpshake, but instead a shove! Unbelievable! There's simply no recovering from that one. Personally, I would resign. http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/25/politics/trump-pushes-prime-minister-nato-summit/index.html

United States: As a bonus, we've got Mike Pence stepping into the ring too. Definitely a Trump victory, but overall a net loss for the United States.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbA5NgR0ENE

Alert your leaders folks, they should be ready for this

Final: Final score Trump with a 2-5-1, win/loss/draw record. And a loss for the US as a whole.

Good night Europe. Good luck with our POTUS tomorrow

Orthodox priest attempting to prevent a clash between protesters and police in Kiev, Ukraine, 2014.

Orthodox priest attempting to prevent a clash between protesters and police in Kiev, Ukraine, 2014.

Huge respect for this guy. I can't imagine the amount of courage this guy had standing between an angry mob and armed police officers.

There are many religious figures in history who tried to facilitate peace despite threat to their lives.

Cleric unit providing healing and buffs to the DPS

Wololo!

German police smash pan-European burglary ring responsible for one fifth of break-ins

German police smash pan-European burglary ring responsible for one fifth of break-ins
German police smash pan-European burglary ring responsible for one fifth of break-ins

Police have alleged the clan has some 500 members interwoven by kinship or marriage, and that the family group used young girls to commit burglaries across Europe.

The bonds of an ionic crime gang would be stronger.

Women burglars, truly we live in progressive times.

On a serious note, I hope European cooperation against this sort of 'business' is as deep as it can get.

Familial crime gangs are the worst kind because familial bonds are the strongest.

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Apparently Corsica is part of Italy again

Apparently Corsica is part of Italy again

Trump clearly doing a tour of major religious centres, since he's going to the heartlands of Islam, Judaism, Catholicism and Eurofederalism.

The Vatican, too.

Mussolini didn't die for this.

Eurofederalism

EURO VULT!

Budapest right now. Protest against the government's campaign against the EU (et al.)

Budapest right now. Protest against the government's campaign against the EU (et al.)

Everybody, brace for the incoming Soros conspiracists.

Hopefully some proper alternetive to FIDESZ emerges from these protests because current one is pretty shyte.

against governments campaign against the EU

Whats going on? Guess I need to catch up on my news

The EU doesn't fancy the building autocracy

Lourdes, Hautes-Pyrénées, France

Lourdes, Hautes-Pyrénées, France

I went there a couple of years ago with my family. There was a huge line of people waiting to touch this certain wall. We didn't know what it was all about (not religious) but decided we were going to touch the wall too. My dad was the only one who ignored the wall and didn't touch it. Literally one minute after we're done a pigeon poops on my father's head. 7/10 it was a fun day.

I remember all the shops selling virgin-shaped water bottles. Oh, and somewhere they charged me like 5€ for a coffee (I guess they made it with miracle water). And the loudspeakers around the church constantly shushing the people.

Nice place, but weird experience.

Yes it's a religious place but it's actually really depressing too. A large amount of disabled people travel to Lourdes in hopes of being cured by going to this place. You will always see a ton of trip organisers at local airports such as Pau which take a group of old or crippled people to this statue to pray. All this because 100 years ago someone claimed to see an apparition.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_Lourdes

Follow the link to her wiki page and it says:

"Bernadette learned very little French, … She could read and write very little due to her frequent illness. She spoke the language of Occitan, which was spoken by the local population of the Pyrenees region at that time (and to a lesser degree today)."

The shortest international bridge in the world. Between Portugal and Spain.

The shortest international bridge in the world. Between Portugal and Spain.

This would be the perfect setting for those prisioner exchange scenes in spy movies.

Slap that image on the next Euro banknote.

Relevant Tom Scott video

It's worth noting that all of those bridges are actually made up, so as not to feature some countries and not others, but instead exude a general European architectural atmosphere... ... And then the Netherlands just had to go and build them all anyway.

Edit:

Thanks /u/OwlsParliament

We can exchange German and British tourists. <3

Public support for same-sex marriage in the EU

Public support for same-sex marriage in the EU

France is in the same range as Portugal (60-70) but has a darker color. This makes no sense.

Sometimes I forgot how lucky I am to live in a tolerant country like the Netherlands, but then these kind charts give me a good reminder.

The colour gradient itself is vague and badly designed.

Where is /sub/dataisbeautiful when you need them?

Title says EU, image says Europe. Both wrong, although Europe is the least wrong.

Josselin, Morbihan, France

Josselin, Morbihan, France

This really, really brings me back to Age of Empires 2 for some reason

Looks like a screenshot from The Witcher.

Menu screen intensifies

This place looks absolutley wonderful.

Oldest known illustration of Greeks preparing gyros the way it is supposed to with pork meat.

Oldest known illustration of Greeks preparing gyros the way it is supposed to with pork meat.

Yeah, this is a shitpost

I see two naked man, pig and sofa.

Are you sure they are going to prepare gyros?

Let me sip a bit from my frape, while I upvote you.

Let me a bit from my frape, while I upvote you.

That pig looks a bit unsure about the whole situation

Try one of these subthreads