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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emmanuel Macron shoot video selfie about climate change

    06/25/2017 9:42:04 PM PDT · by Enchante · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 24, 2017 | David Kaplan
    Now, there appears to be a new budding bromance: Between recently-elected French President Emmanuel Macron and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger The environmental comrades in arms -- both of whom have been critical of President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Accord -- shot a brief video selfie together on Friday at the Elysee Palace in Paris, after meeting to discuss all things green.... ...The pair will join on Saturday former United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon, as well as high court judges from several countries, to launch a campaign for a global pact to protect...
  • Thousands march at Paris Gay Pride to demand procreation for all

    06/25/2017 6:00:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 48 replies
    AFP ^ | 2017-06-25
    Thousands of people took to the streets of the French capital Saturday for the fortieth Paris Gay Pride rally to remind French President Emmanuel Macron of his election promise to make medically assisted procreation (MAP) available for all. Macron tweeted on Saturday: "France is a rainbow, we are rich in our diversities, let us be proud of ourselves! #MarcheDesFiertés # LoveisLove". During his presidential campaign, he said he was "in favour" of opening MAP, currently reserved for sterile heterosexual couples, to lesbian couples and single women.
  • Climate change more important than partisan politics: Schwarzenegger

    06/24/2017 6:00:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies ^ | 24 June 2017 10:07 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger urged people from both ends of the political spectrum to join a “crusade” to save the planet, after a Friday meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. “It is absolutely imperative that we not make it a political issue,” he said. “This is not the right versus the left because there is no liberal air or conservative air. We all breathe the same air. There is no liberal water or conservative water; we all drink the same water,” the star of “The Terminator” movies said. …
  • 'France faces last chance to reform labor market, but must not become like UK and US' [MEDEF head]

    06/23/2017 6:49:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies ^ | 23 June 2017 17:09 CEST+02:00 | Ben McPartland
    The head of France’s biggest employers federation said on Friday that President Emmanuel Macron represented the last chance to reform the country’s rigid labor market, but did not want the country to end up like the US or the UK. […] While his plans have leftist trade unions seething and warning of mass street protests, the leaders of France’s big companies are unsurprisingly right behind him. “We need to get going quickly,” said Pierre Gattaz, president of France’s employers federation MEDEF, an organization that is reviled by many among France’s hard left. “France won’t have another opportunity. Now we have...
  • France to ban oil and gas exploration

    06/23/2017 5:04:18 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 55 replies
    AFP ^ | 23 June 2017
    PARIS (AFP) - France is to stop granting new licences for oil and gas exploration on the mainland and in overseas territories, Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot said Friday. "There will be no new exploration licences for hydrocarbons, we will pass the law this autumn," Hulot said on BFMTV. President Emmanuel Macron said during his election campaign in February that he was opposed to exploration for gas and shale gas in mainland France.
  • France's heatwave reaches peak as pollution spike hits Paris

    06/22/2017 10:15:34 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Local, the ^ | 21 June 2017
    France's sweltering heatwave is not over yet, and in Paris it's not just the temperatures that are high, with pollution levels peaking in the French capital forcing authorities to take action. Most of France is baking under the sun after national weather agency Meteo France increased the number of departments on alert for heatwaves to 67 (see map below) on Wednesday afternoon. And to make life more difficult, a peak in pollution linked to the heat has hit the French capital. French authorities take heatwaves extremely seriously, and it's little wonder. Back in August 2003, a heatwave killed 15,000 mostly...
  • Have our politicians been hoodwinked over submarine tender process? (French ships for Australia)

    06/21/2017 10:36:18 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Australian ^ | June 22, 2017 | ROBERT GOTTLIEBSEN
    The first signs are emerging that the French in the Australian submarine tender process hoodwinked Australian government politicians, including the Prime Minister. Just what knowledge defence officials had of the French government’s real intentions is likely to become a major issue. Last night before a Senate Committee we saw the French winning bidder DCNS back tracking on the clear promises both it and our government politicians had made — that 90 per cent of the work would take place in Australia. Before I set out the latest Senate revelations I want to go back to the time of the tender....
  • Champs-Élysées attacker had arms permit despite being on terror watchlist [Paris, France]

    06/20/2017 11:22:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies ^ | 20 June 2017 09:14 CEST+02:00 | AFP/The Local/Ben McPartland
    The driver who attacked police on the Champs-Élysées on Monday had a permit to carry arms, sources close to the case have admitted, despite the fact he was on France’s terror watchlist for having been radicalized. The French PM says it’s “not satisfactory”. Sources close to the probe said the man, named as Adam Djaziri in the French press had been on France’s security watchlist since 2015 over ties to “the radical Islamist movement”. But the suspect’s father told AFP that his son “had a registered weapon; he practiced shooting”. A source close to the case said the 31-year-old had...
  • First Driver Death in Calais After Migrants Drag Tree Trunks onto Motorway

    06/20/2017 10:42:25 AM PDT · by johnk · 22 replies ^ | 20 Jun 2017 | by Virginia Hale
    A van driver has died in an accident at Calais after migrants dragged tree trunks onto the A16 motorway in a bid to slow traffic and break into vehicles bound for Britain. At just before 4am on Tuesday, two trucks were forced to suddenly brake so as to avoid the tree trunks placed by migrants to block the road. A third van, coming up from behind, was unable to stop in time and crashed into the other vehicles. According to Franceinfo the Renault Master — which was registered in Poland — caught fire, and its driver died in the accident....
  • {Polish} Van driver dies in Calais {France} crash caused by refugees' blockade

    06/20/2017 4:31:08 AM PDT · by Cronos · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 20 June 2017 | Kim Willsher
    A van driver has died near Calais after refugees blockaded a motorway with tree trunks, causing a crash in which the vehicle caught fire. The vehicle, reportedly registered in Poland, ignited early on Tuesday morning after ploughing into a lorry that had been forced to stop because of the obstruction. French authorities said it was the first time such a makeshift roadblock had caused the death of a driver since the arrival of large numbers of refugees in the area in 2014. Refugees start to gather in Calais again, months after camp was closed Aid groups say several hundred people,...
  • Paris Terror Attack Targets Police on the Champs-Elysees, Suspect Yet Another 'Known Wolf'

    06/19/2017 10:30:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/19/2017 | BY PATRICK POOLE
    A man previously known to French authorities for radicalism has rammed his car into a bus filled with police on the iconic Champs-Élysées in the heart of Paris this afternoon.This is yet another "Known Wolf" terror attack. Virtually all terror attacks are committed by someone already known to authorities: ?? #BREAKING: Suspected attacker has crashed a vehicle into police van on #ChampsÉlysées— FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) June 19, 2017 Driver of vehicle rams and 'tries to blow up bus' of French gendarmes on Champs-Elysées Paris— Emma-Kate Symons (@eksymons) June 19, 2017 ????????#France: Failed terrorist attack on #ChampsElysees in...
  • France polls: Macron's party wins clear parliamentary majority (Marine Le Pen wins seat)

    06/18/2017 7:59:27 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/18/2017 | BBC
    French President Emmanuel Macron's party has won a clear parliamentary majority, results show, weeks after his own presidential victory. With nearly all votes counted, his La Republique en Marche, alongside its MoDem allies, won more than 300 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly. The winning margin is lower than some expected.... .....National Front won eight seats, but it had set its sights on 15. FN leader Marine Le Pen, 48 has won a seat in parliament for the first time, representing Henin-Beaumont, a depressed former mining town in the north.....
  • Bull Kills Basque Bullfighter in French City of Aire Sur L’Adour

    06/18/2017 2:13:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    Bullfighter Ivan Fandiño was gored to death Saturday afternoon by a bull of the stockbreeding ranch of Baltasar Iban in the French city of Aire Sur L’Adour, the communications department of the Basque matador told EFE. Fandiño, 36, was feinting the bull with his cape when he tripped, and as he fell defenseless to the ground, the animal gored him in the side. He was taken immediately to the infirmary, and from there to a hospital in Mont de Marsa, where nothing could be done to save his life. Spain’s king and queen expressed their sorrow for the death of...
  • After Presidential Defeat, Le Pen Wins Seat In French Parliament

    06/18/2017 12:58:46 PM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Damien Cowley
    Marine Le Pen, President of France’s Front National has emerged victorious from the second round of voting in her northern French constituency of Pas-de-Calais, exit polls are indicating this evening. Beating President Emmanuel Macron’s candidate, Anne Roquet, Le Pen will have succeeded in her personal gamble of winning a parliamentary seat following defeat in the French presidential race, an outcome which had raised questions about her leadership of the nationalist movement founded by her father, Jean Marie Le Pen. Le Pen, will enter the Assemblée nationale for the first time during the next parliament, and promises to be a thorn...
  • ANALYSIS: Dassault sets sights on further Rafale sales

    06/15/2017 4:49:07 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Although its Falcon business jet unit is enduring something of an orders slump, Dassault Aviation’s defence arm is enjoying a bumper time with its Rafale multirole fighter, with production already assured through at least the middle of the next decade. Recent boosts to the programme include a French commitment to launch an F4 operating standard of the jet; confirmation of a long-planned Indian order; and numerous other prospects to add to its list of export buyers. Announced earlier this year under a deal with France's DGA defence procurement agency, the Rafale's F4 evolution will build on its so-called "omnirole" capabilities....
  • Spitfire preparing to take off at French airshow nosedives into the ground and flips over

    06/12/2017 5:53:42 AM PDT · by DFG · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 06/11/2017 | Lukes Barnes
    A vintage Spitfire fighter flipped and nosedived into the ground at an airshow in France, terrifying onlookers. Footage captured the moment the WWII plane is about to take off, but its propeller hits the ground. The aircraft then flips on its head, sending dust and debris everywhere at the Longuyon-Villette Airport, near the French city of Verdun.
  • France election: Macron party set for big parliamentary win

    06/11/2017 12:08:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies ^ | June 11, 2017 | BBC
    The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections. As polls closed, projections showed La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) set to win more than 400 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly.
  • French President Offers US Climate Scientists €1.5 Million Each to Move to France

    06/10/2017 3:41:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies
    French President Offers US Climate Scientists €1.5 Million Each to Move to France Eric Worrall / 10 hours ago June 10, 2017 Guest essay by Eric Worrall French President Emmanuel Macron has launched a new website which offers senior US climate researchers up to €1.5 Million (almost USD $1.7 million) each to move to France. My question to US climate scientists – what are you waiting for? ‘Your new homeland’: France’s Macron launches website to woo US scientists Text by Joseph BAMAT Latest update : 2017-06-09 French President Emmanuel Macron this week launched a website which aims to encourage US...
  • Airbus calls on France to join European future fighter effort

    06/09/2017 8:34:50 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    A week before the Paris air show, the head of Airbus Defence & Space's military aircraft division has called on France to participate in the development of a new airborne weapon system proposed by Germany and Spain to succeed the Eurofighter Typhoon. "I really hope that France will be involved," says Fernando Alonso, speaking to reporters on 9 June at Airbus media day. "We have to do this in Europe. There's no place to do two or three different systems." The objective of a single European fighter programme first arose 25 years ago, but Germany and France pursued different paths:...
  • Europe needs a Second Amendment

    06/07/2017 3:37:45 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | June 5, 2017 | Nicolai Sennels
    Europeans should be allowed to carry weapons to defend themselves. After the horrible jihad attack in Paris on November 13, 2015, in which more than a hundred people were killed, Donald J. Trump – the future president of the USA – said: “You can say what you want, but our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry it would’ve been a much, much different situation.” And of course, Trump was right. To bloodthirsty jihadis, Europe is a heavenly slaughterhouse full of unarmed infidels. At the music club Bataclan in Paris, people had to watch their friends and partners suffer...