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  • Macron to Ban Men from Wolf Whistling/Asking Women for Phone# Wants to End Macho Culture in France

    09/20/2017 8:39:21 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 65 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 9/20/2017 | Julianne Robinson
    Emmanuel Macron wants to ban men from following women and asking for their phone number under new plans to end the 'macho' culture in France. A working party set up by, Marlene Schiappa, the under-secretary for gender equality, is looking to produce legislation making it illegal to harass people in a public place - and this could mean outlawing wolf-whistles.
  • Textron unit acquires 63 Mirage F1s (French jets for adversary training?)

    09/19/2017 11:30:21 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    As Textron Airborne Solutions pursues the US Air Force’s lucrative adversary air (ADAIR) contract, the company earlier this month acquired 63 Dassault Mirage F1s, ATAC chief executive Jeffrey Parker tells FlightGlobal. ATAC, which Textron acquired last year, took ownership of the legacy fleet, plus support equipment and 150 engines, on 5 September. Textron plans to use the Mirages towards the USAF’s upcoming award, which requires almost 150 aircraft to fulfil the service’s "red air" training needs. Textron is retrofitting the F1s with digital radio frequency memory jamming capabilities and active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars, Parker says, adding: “The requirements...
  • Jesus The True and Eternal Supreme Court [charismatic caucus]

    09/18/2017 7:09:07 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Jurisdictions carry no weight in My courts for as Creator I Reign Supreme ! Do you see my children I AM The First and The Last Word as Mediator over All Creation and it is My hand that is the Gavel of Authority and My answer was given on The Cross " IT IS FINISHED " You are Worthy and My blood has dressed you in My Righteousness and My Answer to the enemy for you shall forever be " NOT GUILTY " and surely goodness and mercy shall follow you ALL the days of your life and you SHALL...
  • Four U.S. College Students Attacked With Acid While Traveling in Southern France

    09/17/2017 5:34:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    KTLA ^ | Updated at 01:51PM, September 17, 2017 | CNN Wire and Erika Martin,
    Four American women traveling in southern France were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in Marseilles, a police spokeswoman said. All four of the women were taken to a hospital for burn treatment, though two were mostly uninjured, according to the New York Times. One of the women had been hit in the eye with the substance and could not see well, TV station France 3 reported. All four of the Americans were university students in their early 20s studying abroad. A statement from Boston College identified them as Courtney Siverling, Charlotte Kaufman and Michelle Krug — students...
  • France slams Silicon Valley for skirting tax in Europe

    09/16/2017 10:08:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies ^ | 16 September 2017 03:41 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire accused US internet giants on Friday of escaping their fair share of taxes in Europe, as he pushed the EU to urgently address the issue. Big EU countries have become increasingly frustrated that internet giants such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google escape paying a fair tax by basing their operations in lower-tax EU states such as Ireland and Luxembourg. “We need to make sure in Europe that all companies are paying their fair share of tax, that is the meaning of our initiative,” Le Maire told reporters on the sidelines of talks with...
  • French police arrest man wielding knife against soldiers

    09/15/2017 6:26:13 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | 9/15/2017 | Debkafile
    The French armed forces say a man armed with a knife was arrested Friday after attacking soldiers patrolling outside the Chatelet metro station in Paris. No one was injured.......
  • Standard of living in France still below 2008 levels

    09/14/2017 9:34:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies ^ | 14 September 2017 11:26 CEST+02:00
    The standard of living in France has seen a slight rise, but remains below the levels seen before the financial crisis, new figures show. The median standard of living was €20,300 per year in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available, according to figures published by national statistics agency Insee this week. That works out at €1,692 each month. This was a small increase of 0.4 percent from the previous year, but is still below the standard of living recorded in 2008. Insee said that the small rise remains in keeping with the long-term stagnation of the...
  • French university introduces gender-neutral toilets in nationwide first [Tours]

    09/14/2017 9:27:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies ^ | 14 September 2017 15:10 CEST+02:00
    The University of Tours in central-west France has become the first in the country to offer gender-neutral toilets, in an effort to make transgender students feel more comfortable. As well as the new toilets, the university has also announced that starting from this year, it will recognize transgender students’ preferred names on their student ID cards, university email addresses, and on class registers. In France, legal name changes are often a long and complex process, which means many transgender students have a legal name which does not match their gender identity or outward appearance. The decision comes a year after...
  • Sky Views: A new French Revolution?

    09/14/2017 8:16:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Sky News ^ | September 14, 2017 | by Ian King, Business Presenter
    Most of France, famously, takes the whole of August off. Emmanuel Macron, the new President, did not. He was busy holed up in the Elysee Palace working on what he intends to be the biggest shake-up of France's labour laws since at least the Second World War. Frankly, it's amazing he and his circle of advisers did it all in a month. The 'Code du Travail', as it is known, is a complex 3,448-page document enshrining working practices that, in some cases, date back to the French Revolution more than two centuries ago. The code sets a maximum number of...
  • Poland eyes French missile-armed submarines: defence minister

    09/14/2017 6:59:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    IAR, PAP ^ | 14.09.2017
    Poland is interested in buying French weaponry, especially missile-equipped submarines, officials said after talks between the two countries’ defence ministers. “We want to conclude this contract as soon as possible, preferably still this year," Poland’s Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz said, referring to a possible submarine deal. He was speaking after talks with France’s Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly in Paris on Wednesday,. “The strength of the French offer” is that the submarines would come together with cruise missiles as part of a single deal, Macierewicz told Poland’s PAP news agency. But “there are still details that need to be worked...
  • Community college students say 'oui' to France – and science

    09/13/2017 4:20:01 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 13 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 13, 2017 | Sara Miller Llana
    A new program, sponsored by the French embassy in the US, aims​ ​to​ ​open​ ​​the​ ​classic​ ​junior​-year​-abroad ​experience​ ​to students who​ ​don't typically​ ​find​ ​the​ ​means or​ ​programs​ ​to​ study ​internationally. PARIS —Daniela​ ​Markovic​ ​worked​ ​hard​ ​in​ ​high​ ​school​ ​with​ ​her​ ​sights​ ​on​ ​college – and possibly studying abroad.​ ​But​ ​when​ ​faced​ ​with​ ​economic​ ​reality,​ ​she opted​ ​for​ ​the​ ​honor’s​ ​program​ ​of​ ​her​ ​local​ ​community​ ​college​, ​and​ ​accepted​ ​that​ ​a two-week​ ​trip​ ​to​ ​Italy​ offered by the program ​would​ ​have​ ​to​ ​suffice​. “Whenever​ ​I​ ​saw​ ​all​ ​my​ ​friends​ ​going​ ​off​ ​to​ university,​ ​and​ ​I​ ​was​ ​stuck​ ​at​ ​home – ​you​...
  • Banksy mural in Calais wiped out by house painters [pro-“migrant” propaganda]

    09/11/2017 9:53:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies ^ | 11 September 2017 16:36 CEST+02:00
    A mural in Calais by the British street artist Banksy, whose works can sell for hundreds of thousands of euros, has been painted over by the owner of the building because he said the house was starting to look shabby and needed an upgrade. The stencil was a version of the painting The Raft of the Medusa by Théodore Géricault, showing a group of desperate survivors on a raft after a wreck. It was given a modern, refugee-themed twist — a nod to the notorious “Jungle” refugee camp in Calais that housed thousands of refugees hoping to get to Britain...
  • Macron Gives In To Pressure From Trump On Defense Spending

    09/08/2017 8:10:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies ^ | Jacob Bojesson
    France will increase its defense budget by nearly $2 billion next year, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced Thursday. The increase of 1.6 billion euros ($1.93 billion) will continue over the next few years and President Emmanuel Macron has set a goal to meet NATO’s target to spend 2 percent of gross domestic product by 2025. “This will be continued in 2019 and 2020 because the world we are living in is dangerous,” Philippe told broadcaster BFM. The increase comes less than two months after Pierre de Villiers, the head of France’s armed forces, resigned in protest of an 850 million...
  • Muslim workers at Paris airport sue after sacked for refusing to shave beards

    09/07/2017 8:52:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies ^ | 7 September 2017 13:40 CEST+02:00
    An industrial tribunal on Thursday hears the case of four Muslim former security guards at Orly airport who say they were discriminated against when sacked for refusing to shave off their beards in the wake of the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris. Soon after those jihadist attacks that left 130 dead, management from the Securitas security firm summoned several male staff members working for it at Orly, all of them Muslim and all of them bearded. They were told that with passengers on edge, it would be appreciated if they could all trim or shave off their beards to...
  • See largest container ship on East Coast pass under Bayonne Bridge for 1st time (PHOTOS)

    09/07/2017 6:09:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 69 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | September 7, 2017
    A new era for the Port of New York and New Jersey started this morning with the arrival of the largest ship to ever stop over on the East Coast.  The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt sailed under the newly-elevated Bayonne Bridge today on its maiden voyage to the United States, as locals gathered at Dennis P. Collins Park to watch the massive ship's arrive. Four times larger than the Statue of Liberty and the length of five football fields, the Theodore Roosevelt can carry more than 14,400 20-foot equivalent units (TEU). Owned by French shipping group CMA CGM, the ship made its...
  • France Turns to Armed Drones in Fight Against Sahel Militants

    09/07/2017 4:25:23 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Voice of America News ^ | Sept. 05, 2017
    TOULON, France --- France has decided to arm its surveillance drones in West Africa as part of counter-terrorism operations against Islamist militants, Defense Minister Florence Parly said on Tuesday. French President Emmanuel Macron has made fighting Islamist militants his primary foreign policy objective and the move to armed drones fits into a more aggressive policy at a time when it looks increasingly unlikely Paris will be able to withdraw from the region in the medium to long-term. France has six Reapers France currently has five unarmed Reaper reconnaissance drones positioned in Niger's capital Niamey to support its 4,000-strong Barkhane counter-terrorism...
  • France to ban oil, gas output on home soil in symbolic step

    09/06/2017 6:55:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 6, 2017 10:13 AM EDT | Sylvie Corbet
    France’s government has unveiled a law to ban all production and exploration of oil and natural gas by 2040 on the country’s mainland and overseas territories. The move is largely symbolic, however, as France’s oil and gas production represents just 1 percent of national consumption — the rest is imported. Current drilling permits will not be renewed, according to the bill formally presented in a Cabinet meeting Wednesday. France currently has 63 oil and gas drilling projects on its territory. The ban, which the government claims is a world first, is part of a larger plan to wean the country’s...
  • French Minister Warns of the Dangers of Salafism — In 1928

    09/06/2017 6:20:30 AM PDT · by wtd · 1 replies
    The Gates of Vienna ^ | September 5, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    French Minister Warns of the Dangers of Salafism — In 1928The following letter was written in 1928 by the French Colonial Minister, Léon Perrier, to the Governor General of French West Africa. Mr. Perrier could see clearly then what Western officials are unable to see, or refuse to see, or are in active collaboration with in the year 2017. Mr. Perrier was warning against the dangers of Salafism, which at that time was confined to North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Now it has penetrated almost the whole of Western Europe, and there is no obvious way to get...
  • Parisians feeling increasingly safe despite terror threat

    09/05/2017 8:12:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 5 September 2017 15:17 CEST+02:00 | Evie Burrows-Taylor
    Despite the string of terror attacks in Paris since 2015, Parisians feel secure, according to the latest in-depth survey by the Paris region’s Urban Planning Institute. The results of the enquiry, which attempts to gauge how safe residents of the French capital feel going about their daily lives, are published every two years. Conducted by market research company Kantar TNS, the survey, introduced in 1998, asks 10,500 people living in the Paris area, aged 15 and up, a series of “rigorous” questions to see how far people living there feel secure. And the results were perhaps a bit surprising. According...
  • Parisians protest 'genocide' of rats as city battles rodent infestation

    09/04/2017 12:50:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3 SEPTEMBER 2017 | David Chazan
    Parisians protest 'genocide' of rats as city battles rodent infestation By David Chazan, paris 3 SEPTEMBER 2017 • 6:11PM Thousands of Parisians have signed a petition denouncing efforts to control a rat infestation as a rodent “genocide.” The French capital is facing its worst rat crisis in decades, and rapid proliferation of the animals has forced several parks to close temporarily amid fears that children could be bitten or infected by disease. Paris authorities are spending Ł14 million this year on “deratisation”. But some residents have spoken out in defence of the creatures. Influenced perhaps by the loveable rat Remy...