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  • Parisians told not to fear roaming wolves as 'they only eat four-legged animals

    01/17/2017 5:22:44 PM PST · by Gamecock · 32 replies
    Mirror ^ | 1/17/2017 | Stephen Jones
    Parisians are frightened that the endangered beasts are now within howling distance of the capital and can't be stopped. French people have been told not to fear wolves roaming Paris streets - as "they only eat four-legged animals". Parisians are frightened that the endangered beasts - which have fought back from near extinction in the 1930s - are now within howling distance of the capital. Indeed the discovery of paw prints, messy droppings and late-night howls from wolves - a distant relative of the domestic pet dog - are reported to be a now frequent occurrence in the city's suburbs.
  • France warns Trump not to recognize Jerusalem as capital

    01/15/2017 9:55:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 72 replies ^ | 15 January 2017 21:06 CET+01:00 | AFP
    France warned on Sunday of “serious consequences” if Donald Trump moves to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as representatives from 70 countries met in Paris to try to revive stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. Neither Israel nor the Palestinians were represented at the conference, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed as “futile”. Opening the meeting, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said the international community wanted to “forcefully reiterate that the two-state solution is the only solution possible” to the seven-decade-old conflict. …
  • François Fillon could become the face of France’s Catholic revival

    01/15/2017 11:29:39 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    The Spectator ^ | January 13, 2017 | Gavin Mortimer
    It strikes me that it’s not much fun being a Catholic in France these days. Strolling back to my apartment in Paris on Christmas Eve, for example, I passed my local church. Inside a midnight Mass was in progress; outside a policeman stood guard.It was the same across France, an army of gun-toting men and women protecting the nation’s cathedrals and churches. They’ll be back at Easter, and on the Ascension and the Assumption. For how long? Who knows how long the country that is known as ‘the eldest daughter of the church’ because of its Christian heritage will need...
  • France urges Trump not to move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

    01/15/2017 10:51:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/15/2017 | By Carol Morello and William Booth
    PARIS — Diplomats from more than 70 countries called Sunday for the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state and urged Israel and Palestinians to restart direct negotiations. In their joint declaration at the conclusion of a Mideast conference here, the envoys urged Israel and the Palestinians to restate their commitment to the goal of two states living side by side in peace and security. The representatives, including Secretary of State John F. Kerry, also warned that continued acts of violence and the building of Jewish settlements in the West Bank needed to stop. The two-page closing statement was meant to...
  • France Warns Trump: Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem A ‘Provocation’(uh oh!)

    01/15/2017 7:13:03 AM PST · by rktman · 63 replies ^ | 1/15/2017 | Deborah Danan
    Moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem as per President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise is a “provocation” that would result in “serious consequences,” France warned at Sunday’s peace summit in Paris. Foreign ministers from around 70 nations gathered in Paris Sunday in an attempt to urge Israeli and Palestinian leaders to recommit to the so-called two-state solution. Representatives from the United Nations, European Union, Arab League and Organization of Islamic Cooperation were also in attendance. However, neither Israel nor the Palestinians had any representation at the conference.
  • Trump warned off unilateral Mideast moves at Paris peace talks

    01/15/2017 6:40:42 AM PST · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 15 Jan 2017 | Cécile FEUILLATRE, Clare BYRNE
    Paris (AFP) - France warned Sunday of "serious consequences" if Donald Trump moves to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital as representatives from 70 countries met in Paris to try to revive stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. Neither Israel nor the Palestinians are represented at the conference, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed as "futile". Opening the meeting, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said the international community wanted to "forcefully reiterate that the two-state solution is the only solution possible" to the seven-decade-old conflict. He also warned the US president-elect against relocating the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in...
  • With image aides and viral tweets, France's Le Pen targets power (Marine Le Pen)

    01/14/2017 8:16:37 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 13, 2017 | ngrid Melander
    Every week, a small group of Marine Le Pen's aides brainstorm on how to achieve what many say is impossible: change how most French people view her to get her elected president in May. The "Idea-Image" committee of Le Pen's far-right National Front (FN)... The job of the group is to advise 48-year-old Le Pen and her top campaign officials on a wide range of issues from where to hold rallies and what issues to highlight, to campaign posters, speeches and online-campaigns. While opinions polls predict the leader of the anti-immigration, anti-Europe FN will make it to the election's second...
  • Could French men soon be forced to take paternity leave?

    01/13/2017 10:26:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies ^ | 13 January 2017 17:46 CET+01:00
    A think tank in France has urged the government to force dads to take paternity leave even if they don’t want to. It’s all in the name of equality in the workplace. The economic think-tank OFCE proposed the changes in a report as a solution to ongoing problem of inequality between men and women when it comes to careers. […] Forcing men to take their 11 days of paternity leave would reduce the impact on a woman’s career from taking a long maternity leave, the report said, as well as encouraging men to do more household and child-rearing work. …
  • Leading French Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen Spotted At Trump Tower

    01/12/2017 9:02:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/12/2017
    As we detailed earlier, leading French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, is in New York for an unexpected visit. While she has no public agenda to meet with Donald Trump, she has just been spotted there drinking coffee. "Le Pen, who leads in the latest opinion poll for the presidency, is making a private visit to New York, her campaign chief of staff, David Rachline, said in a text-message exchange. He declined to say if she would meet publicly with President-elect Donald Trump or anyone from his entourage." Well she is in Trump Tower, grabbing coffee... As we noted earlier,...
  • Marine Le Pen in Unannounced Visit to New York

    01/12/2017 7:14:13 AM PST · by maggief · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 12, 2017 | NICK HALLETT
    French Front National leader Marine Le Pen is in New York on an unannounced visit as France’s presidential election approaches. Ms Le Pen, who is currently leading in the polls, is visiting the city in a private capacity, according to her campaign chief David Rachline. Bloomberg quotes an unnamed aide to Donald Trump as saying the President-Elect has no plans to meet with Ms Le Pen. Mr Rachline also confirmed: “It’s not on her public agenda. We don’t communicate about private visits.”
  • Netanyahu Lashes Out: 'Paris Peace Conference' Is Nothing More Than 'a Palestinian Fraud'

    01/12/2017 7:47:34 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Michael van der Galien
    Today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once again shows why he's a hero of mine : Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the French government Thursday and the Palestinians in connection with the peace conference set to meet in Paris on Sunday with the participation of foreign ministers and senior diplomats from 70 countries and international organizations. "This conference is a fraud, a Palestinian scam under French auspices, whose goal is to lead to the adoption of additional anti-Israeli positions," said Netanyahu at the beginning of a meeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister Borg Brende. Lord knows how many different Palestinian terrorist...
  • Le Pen's world: French nationalism at heart of campaign

    01/12/2017 7:13:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 12, 7:46 AM EST | By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press
    PARIS (AP) -- France is partnered with the United States and Russia in a global battle against Islamic militants. Francs, not euros, fill the pockets of French citizens. Borders are so secure that illegal immigration no longer fuels fears of terror attacks or drains public coffers. That is France as envisioned by far-right leader Marine Le Pen, a leading candidate for president in the spring election: no globalization, no European Union, no open borders. The nation is its own master.
  • Alleged mastermind of Ivorian resort attack arrested, says RFI

    01/12/2017 5:41:29 AM PST · by csvset · 2 replies
    France24 ^ | 12 january 2017 | Leela Jacinto
    Alleged mastermind of Ivorian resort attack arrested, says RFI © Issouf Sanogo, AFP | Police officials conduct investigations in Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast, on March 14, 2016, a day after a deadly jihadist attack. Text by Leela JACINTO Latest update : 2017-01-12 The alleged mastermind of a deadly March 2016 attack on an Ivory Coast resort has been arrested in neighbouring Mali in a joint operation coordinated by French special forces, according to Ivorian sources. Mimi Ould Baba Ould El Mokhtar -- also known as Mimi Ould Baba Ould Cheikh – was arrested near the town of Gossi in northern...
  • Populist Le Pen Leads New French Poll. Front National chief surges ahead...[tr]

    01/11/2017 1:30:14 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 21 replies ^ | January 11, 2017 | Edmund Kozack
    Front National chief surges ahead after calling for Trump-style economic policies in France Right-wing populist Marine Le Pen of the Front National is now leading opinion polls ahead of France’s presidential elections in the spring. A new poll from Ifop-Fiducial released Tuesday shows Le Pen at first place with the backing of 26.5% of voters, while her moderate center-right rival Francois Fillon, of Les Republicains, would receive just over 24% of the vote,... “He is putting in place measures I have been demanding for years,” Le Pen said of Trump. The new poll, ... was based on a sample of...
  • France declares war on American free press and blogs!(Us too!)

    01/11/2017 12:06:52 PM PST · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball & Kyle Weissman
    The French government has recently demanded that the United States government and American based net providers of blogging, social media and forums such as wordpress, Twitter, Yahoo, Google and others trash the first amendment and its guarantee of free speech and Freedom of religion and adopt the same totalitarian censorship as the leftist European union. France has made demands to the US that they censor its blogs, posts, and other social media in order to comply with its views of liberalism, multi-culturalism and tolerance. This while having no toleration whatsoever for competing views on traditional values, Christian faith, family values,...
  • Europe: The Case of the Vanishing Women

    01/09/2017 11:04:03 PM PST · by aquila48 · 32 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | January 4, 2017 | Judith Bergman
    "It is best to wait outside. There are men in here... In this café, there is no diversity." — Male customer in a café in Sevran, on France 2 television. "In this café, there is no mixing. We are in Sevran, not Paris. Here there is a different mentality. It is like back home." ­ — Another male customer in a café in Sevran, on France 2 television. Women seem "to have been erased", from the cafés and the streets. "So now to avoid threats, and being put under pressure, they censor themselves and keep quiet." — Caroline Sinz, journalist,...
  • Why 5,000 Jews emigrated from France to Israel last year

    01/09/2017 7:31:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies ^ | 9 January 2017 17:24 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Another 5,000 French Jews emigrated to Israel last year, figures showed Monday, continuing a trend that has seen tens of thousands quit the country after a series of attacks targeting the community. The Jewish Agency of Israel issued the update as France marked two years since attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine offices and on a Jewish supermarket in Paris, where four shoppers were shot dead. Daniel Benhaim, who heads the Israeli-backed group in France, said that insecurity had been a “catalyst” for many Jews who were already thinking of leaving. The 5,000 departures in 2016 add to the record...
  • French Muslims apprehensive and alienated (barfez vous)

    01/08/2017 10:02:59 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 47 replies
    France is home to over 6 million Muslims around 9.6 percent of the population, the largest Muslim minority in Europe. Since the Paris attacks and the slaughter in Nice Muslims in France are growing apprehensive and fear a backlash. The community feels under threat from both French fury and ISIL. Boubekeur Bekri is the vice-president of the Regional Muslim Council:“The Muslim community has been taken hostage and the most vulnerable members of the Muslim community are radicalised and used to fight against France. The fact that someone vulnerable is targeted and turned into a human bomb seems entirely credible to...
  • The widow's mite a Pence to you[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/05/2017 9:19:06 AM PST · by Jedediah · 11 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, bible ^ | 1-5-17 | Jedediah,Holy Spirit
    The widows mite a Pence to you, But soon shall rise from where now it is viewed, Humility about to rise, Where wisdom lives and no demise, So watch My choice begin to show, When "others" preach a Trump to grow, Truly this Pence shall be my choice , A man of God that speaks only My voice, Luke 21:1-4Tree of Life Version Teaching in the Temple 21 Then Yeshua looked up and saw the rich dropping their gifts into the treasury box. 2 He also saw a poor widow dropping in two small copper coins. [a] 3 And He...
  • Here comes the cold: Eastern France tipped to reach –15°C [5°F]

    01/05/2017 7:43:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies ^ | 5 January 2017 13:54 CET+01:00 | Oliver Gee
    Temperatures are tipped to reach as low as −15°C on Friday as a cold front descends on France. A cold front from Scandinavia is expected to send the mercury plummeting in France this week, reported national agency Météo France. Things will start to get chilly on Thursday, the agency said, with temperatures in the east dropping to around −10°C. …
  • Population Britain Will Outstrip France by 2050 Because Of... Migrants

    01/04/2017 3:36:38 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-01-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    If those migrants were all adjusting well to live in Great Britain and embracing British culture, this would not be a problem: Britain is set to become the most populous European country by 2050 because of migrant numbers, official figures have revealed. Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical office, predicted the British population to increase by at least 13million – from 64.6 million in 2015 to 77.1 million in 2050. Those numbers collapse completely if migrants aren't included, which would cause another set of problems. For instance, the welfare state would become unaffordable. Having said that, it's not necessarily true that...
  • Muslim Men Kick Women Out of Cafes in Paris, Say 'No Gender Mixing' Allowed (VIDEO)

    01/03/2017 6:42:35 PM PST · by Rufus Shinra · 40 replies
    Trump Conservative ^ | 1/3/2017 | Rufus Shinra
    It's no secret that countries like Germany and France have been dealing with various issues when trying to assimilate the millions of migrants that have flooded their countries from the Middle East and North Africa, yet you rarely hear about the areas in their countries that operate under Islamic law and are often referred to as "no go zones". The following undercover video by France 24 illustrates a prime example of the lack of assimilation in parts of France, as a woman attempts to enter a cafe in a predominately Muslim area on the outskirts of Paris. [See video at...
  • Word for the Bride by Bev Palmer(Charismatic Caucus)

    01/03/2017 4:01:44 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bev Palmer | bible
    Lord says, Run this race that has been set before you! Go for the Gold!! "My Beloved " I have already declared you spotless and blameless, crowned you with "Sapphires and Rubies." The Spirit and the Bride say come. I have paassed onn the baton
  • French presidential candidate Macron praises Merkel's refugee policy, says saved Europe's dignity

    01/03/2017 6:12:03 AM PST · by nwrep · 34 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | January 3, 2017 | DW
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel saved Europe's "dignity" by taking in refugees, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has told a German publication. The most popular of France's presidential candidates, Emmanuel Macron, took a stance against anti-refugee sentiment in an interview with German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung, which was published on Monday. The 39-year-old politician voiced admiration for Angela Merkel and Germany for their handling of the refugee crisis. "Chancellor Merkel and the German society as a whole were up to the mark of our joint values," he said. "They saved our collective dignity by taking in refugees and providing them with accommodation...
  • Almost 1,000 cars torched around France on New Year's Eve. Government: 'went particularly well'

    01/02/2017 2:09:50 PM PST · by Lorianne · 66 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 02 January 2017 | Henry Samuel
    Vandals in France torched 945 parked cars over New Year's Eve in an arson rampage that has become a sinister annual "tradition" and amid a row over whether the government had sought to play down the figures. According to the French interior ministry, the total of 945, which included cars that were either "totally destroyed" or "more lightly affected", amounted to a 17 per cent rise compared to last year. Despite this, New Year's Eve "went off without any major incident", the interior ministry insisted in a statement, adding that there were only "a few troubles with public order", In...
  • New French Law Bars Work Email After Hours

    01/02/2017 5:03:09 AM PST · by southern rock · 207 replies
    Fortune ^ | Jan 01, 2017 | David Z. Morris
    A new French law establishing workers’ “right to disconnect” goes into effect today. The law requires companies with more than 50 employees to establish hours when staff should not send or answer emails. The goals of the law include making sure employees are fairly paid for work, and preventing burnout by protecting private time. French legislator Benoit Hamon, speaking to the BBC, described the law as an answer to the travails of employees who “leave the office, but they do not leave their work. They remain attached by a kind of electronic leash—like a dog.”
  • France raises 'terror tax' to support victims of attacks

    12/29/2016 11:03:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 29, 2016 10:08 AM EST
    French citizens will contribute an extra €1.60 ($1.67) on their property insurance policies to help finance a fund for victims of the extremist attacks that have recently hit the country. The measure comes into force on Sunday and requires policy holders to contribute €5.90 instead of €4.30. French government officials said in October when they revealed the scheme that about 90 million insurance policies are floating the fund, which currently has reserves of €1.45 billion. …
  • France Poised for Pro-Russia Pivot

    12/29/2016 10:54:44 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 7 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 28, 2016 | MATTHEW DALTON
    When France elects a new president in the spring, Russian President Vladimir Putin will likely gain an ally in the heart of Europe. The two leading candidates, François Fillon and Marine Le Pen, are both avowed opponents of sanctions meant to punish Moscow for its annexation of part of Ukraine and its support for rebels in the country’s east. Russia’s bombing of Syria’s... Aleppo—called a war crime by France’s current leaders—hasn’t deterred either politician from urging closer ties between Paris and Moscow. The victory of either candidate in the May election threatens to blow a hole in Europe’s sanctions against...
  • 'Paris conference to force Israel into Auschwitz borders'

    12/28/2016 6:31:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 12/28/16 16:04 | Benny Toker
    French MP Meir Habib called his country’s hosting a Paris “peace conference” next month to which neither Israel nor the Palestinian Authority were invited to be a “disgrace.” “This conference is a disgrace. It isn’t a peace conference. It’s an international disgrace. President Obama failed a thousand percent in everything he did in the Middle East. He left 400,000 people to die in Syria, and all of their murderers will go free. Now a few days before the end of his term, he wants to go to this conference to force Israel back to the ’67 borders, the ‘Auschwitz borders,’”...
  • French Police Arrest Radical Muslims Planning to Commit Terror Attacks on New Year's Eve

    12/28/2016 10:55:09 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-28-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Political commentators in the rest of the world frequently wonder why Marine Le Pen and her populist Front National continue to rise in the polls in France. Well, I'm guessing news like this may have something to do with it. Police in south west France have arrested a man suspected of having planned an attack on New Year's eve, a police source said on Wednesday. Two other people, one of whom is suspected of having planned an attack on police, were arrested in another police raid in south west France, in Toulouse, the police source said. In what comes as...
  • Hundreds of Unwelcome Immigrants Set Up New Illegal Camps Near Calais

    12/28/2016 5:41:44 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-28-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Self-declared refugees continue to create chaos in France: Hundreds of refugees have returned to live in secret camps in the Calais region in the hope of travelling to the UK, The Independent can reveal, just weeks after the demolition of the 'Jungle' shantytown. There are at least six informal settlements in rural parts of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, each housing scores of refugees and migrants, with numbers growing steadily in recent weeks. Two months ago, the large refugee camp in Calais was closed by the French authorities. That camp was nicknamed 'the Jungle' because it was one big mess of immigrants...
  • Israel Urges Jews To Leave France, Suspends "Working Ties" With ...

    12/26/2016 4:53:35 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 10 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | December 26, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    In an unexpected escalation that was not the result of Israel's angry response to Friday's UN vote which passed a resolution condemning the country's settlements on occupied Palestinian territory, and which the US refused to veto, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday called on French Jews to leave their country to protest a Paris-hosted conference planned for next month aimed at restarting Palestine-Israel peace talks, Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth has reported.
  • A PRESENT FROM JESUS FOR ALL HIS KIDS[charismatic caucus]

    12/25/2016 9:46:03 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Jesus,Bible,Holy Spirit ^ | 12-25-16 | Yeshua,bible
    You will not see a box but instead My delight, ‎ You see my Love for you can not be contained for its borders are out of sight, It reaches far beyond where you are right now, In fact further than the East is from The West is my promise and my vow, So just open up your Heart and I will place it in, It's very simple just receive me and that's when it begins, For truly I AM a Wonder for I live inside of you! So My True birthday is when you say I DO!
  • France to Prosecute Historian for "Hate Speech" [semi-satire]

    12/24/2016 5:52:47 PM PST · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Dec 2016 | John Semmens
    Morocco-born French-Jewish scholar Georges Bensoussan has been ordered to appear before a Paris court to answer criminal charges levied against him by the Collective Against Islamophobia in France. The allegation is that Bensoussan's writings on the history of anti-Semitism in lands governed by Muslims "incites racial hatred." CAIF spokesman Massakir Heebes declared that "the attempt to promulgate anti-Muslim hatred under the guise of scholarship must not be permitted. The contention that the mistreatment of Jews depicted by Bensoussan is a historical fact is irrelevant. The Quran commands the oppression of unbelievers who pay the jizya and the slaying of those...
  • France's National Front Finds Support Among Millennials

    12/24/2016 2:31:28 PM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 24, 2016 | Lauren Chadwick
    Sébastien Faustini's decision to skip the firework display at the beach not only potentially saved his life — it steered his politics toward the far right. The soft-spoken 18-year-old stayed home with his cousin and watched the Bastille Day display on TV, instead of heading to the Nice promenade as they'd planned on July 14. A truck was driven into the crowd that night, killing 86 people.
  • EUROPE'S FUTURE -- MERKEL OR LE PEN? (Buchanan column)

    12/23/2016 3:56:31 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    WND ^ | 12-22-16 | Pat Buchanan
    That German lassitude, and the naivete behind it, allowed this outrage and validates the grim verdict of geostrategist James Burnham in “Suicide of the West”: “Liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide.” Both the transnational elite and populist right sense the stakes involved here. As news of the barbarous atrocity spread across Europe, the reactions were instantaneous and predictable. Marine Le Pen of France’s National Front, leading candidate for the presidency in 2017, declaimed: “How many more people must die at the hands of Islamic extremists before our governments close our porous borders and stop taking in thousands of illegal...
  • Catholic Priest’s Appointment as [Public] University President Stuns French

    12/23/2016 2:35:48 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 12/22/16 | Tom Heneghan
    PARIS (RNS) The French delight in exceptions to the rule, until one comes along that they don’t like. One such case has emerged in Alsace, where a Catholic priest has been elected president of the state-run University of Strasbourg. Michel Deneken, 59, headed the university’s Catholic theology faculty from 2001 to 2009 and was then first vice president of the university before being elected by a wide majority last week to preside over one of the country’s leading centers of higher learning. His appointment has stirred up a storm of controversy. Six professors signed an open letter warning that Deneken’s...
  • 'We don't hurt anybody, we are just happy': Woman reveals she has fallen in love with a ROBOT[tr]

    12/23/2016 1:17:36 PM PST · by kevcol · 87 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 23, 2016 | Khaleda Rahman For Daily Mail Australia
    A French woman has revealed she is in love with a robot and determined to marry it. Lilly’s partner is a robot called InMoovator, who she 3D-printed herself and has been living with for a year. On her Twitter page, where she goes by ‘Lilly InMoovator,’ she says: ‘I'm a proud robosexual, we don't hurt anybody, we are just happy.’ . . . She insisted the idea is not ‘ridiculous’ or ‘bad’ but simply an alternative lifestyle.
  • France to deploy nearly 100,000 police and soldiers over Christmas weekend

    12/23/2016 9:11:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies ^ | 23 December 2016 14:50 CET+01:00
    The French government has confirmed that some 91,000 police, military police, and soldiers will be on duty over the Christmas weekend due to the heightened threat from terrorism. […] Following last November’s terror attack in Paris, the government mobilized some 120,000 members of security forces over the Christmas period. Many soldiers and police officers will be on duty outside churches over the weekend to reassure churchgoers. …
  • Leading Jewish Scholar Prosecuted in France for Alleged anti-Muslim Remarks

    12/23/2016 9:05:52 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 16 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Dec 20, 2016 | JTA
    Georges Bensoussan's statements were 'dangerous and in line with far-right rhetoric' targeting Muslims, according to the Collective Against Islamophobia.One of the world’s leading historians on the Jewish communities in Arab countries is being prosecuted in France for alleged hate speech against Muslims. The Morocco-born French-Jewish scholar Georges Bensoussan, 64, is due to appear next month before a Paris criminal court over a complaint filed against him for incitement to racial hatred by the Collective Against Islamophobia in France, the group recently announced on its website. The complaint, which leading French scholars dismissed as attempt at “intimidation” in a statement Friday, was over remarks about...
  • French Mayor to be Tried (on "hate" charges) for Muslim ‘Problem’ Comments

    12/22/2016 7:24:20 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Dec 2016
    (AFP) – A far-right French mayor will be tried on hate charges over comments that include a claim the number of Muslim students in his city was a “problem”, a judicial source said Wednesday. Robert Menard, who is an ally of France’s anti-immigrant National Front party, will face a charge in a Paris court of incitement to hatred or discrimination, the source said. “In a class in the city centre in my town, 91 percent of the children are Muslims. Obviously, this is a problem. There are limits to tolerance”, he said in September 5 comments on French news channel...
  • France confirmed as European champions for welfare spending

    12/22/2016 11:00:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies ^ | 22 December 2016 13:02 CET+01:00
    France devotes more than one third of its GDP to providing its citizens with welfare protection, according to new figures. No other country in Europe is as generous. The new figures from Eurostat will give ammunition to right wing presidential candidate François Fillon, who has vowed to dramatically shred pubic spending if elected next May. In the year 2014 France spent 34.3 percent of its GDP on welfare, well above the European average of 28.7 percent. Behind France came Denmark, which dedicated 33.5 percent of GDP on social spending; then Finland (31.9 percent), the Netherlands (30.9 percent). The UK was...
  • Michèle Morgan, lustrous French actress of ‘Port of Shadows,’ dies at 96

    12/21/2016 10:41:36 AM PST · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 20, 2016 | Adam Bernstein
    Michèle Morgan, a French movie actress who starred in the moody masterpiece “Port of Shadows” and who, during a brief Hollywood sojourn, helped introduce Frank Sinatra to film audiences in his first big role, died Dec. 20. She was 96. French President François Hollande announced the death, calling her “an elegance, a grace, a legend that left a mark on many generations. . . . The greatest directors called upon her, and she was part of masterpieces that still live in everyone’s memories.” No other details were provided. In a career spanning seven decades, Ms. Morgan was best known as the ethereal...
  • Rich gap-toothed farmer dies, glamorous ‘gold digger’ wife fights for fortune

    12/21/2016 8:53:55 AM PST · by tekrat · 49 replies
    The Sun ^ | 12/21/2016 | KATE JACKSON
    RESSED in a floppy hat, with his wiry grey hair poking out of the side, Marcel Amphoux gave a wide grin to the camera, showing his missing teeth. In his neatly tied claret cravat, with his attractive younger bride on his arm, the affectionately nicknamed “Hermit of the Alps” had never looked so smart or so proud. But to Marcel’s friends in the small French village of Puy-Saint-Pierre, the 67-year-old’s marriage to this glamorous blonde, 25 years his junior, would be his undoing. They were convinced that property agent Sandrine Devillard was a calculating gold-digger, who connived to marry the...
  • France’s Nuclear Storm: Many Power Plants Down Due to Quality Concerns

    12/21/2016 3:09:58 AM PST · by Paul R. · 13 replies ^ | 12/1/2016 | Gail Reitenbach
    The discovery of widespread carbon segregation problems in critical nuclear plant components has crippled the French power industry—20 of the country’s 58 reactors are currently offline and under heavy scrutiny. France’s nuclear safety chairman said more anomalies “will likely be found,” as the extent of the contagion is still being uncovered.EDF’s nuclear power plants (NPPs) provide up to 75% of France’s power needs... Despite the COP21 carbon emissions agreement, which recently went into force, France is now burning coal at its highest levels in 32 years.
  • France arrests 11 people in Bastille Day truck attack in Nice

    12/17/2016 2:10:04 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    <p>French police on Monday arrested 11 people suspected of helping to arm the Tunisian who killed 86 people by driving his truck into a crowd in Nice, sources close to the investigation said.</p> <p>Ten suspects, including one or more Albanians, were arrested in various parts of Nice and another was detained in the western city of Nantes, the sources said.</p>
  • France arrests new suspect in foiled terror plot

    12/17/2016 2:11:46 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 December 2016
    French judicial authorities have arrested and charged a sixth suspect in a foiled militant plot to attack sites in the Paris region, a judicial source said on Saturday. France has been under a state of emergency since a wave The 31-year old suspect has been placed in preventive detention and accused of cooperation with "criminal terrorists" and of having supplied weapons to his accomplices, the source said. Five other men suspected of being part of the plot are in custody after simultaneous police swoops last month in the southern port city of Marseille and in Strasbourg in northeast France. Investigators...
  • Palestine: France Humiliated By Abbas But Israel Remains Focussed

    12/16/2016 12:56:15 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/16/16 | David Singer
    The idea that any Palestinian State will ever be democratic is as fanciful as France's belief that its planned international conference could ever succeed French foreign policy on resolving the Jewish-Arab conflict has been exposed to ridicule following France’s reported decision to postpone an international conference planned for December 21. Originally proposed on 3 June—France’s blatant attempt to replace the conduct of direct negotiations between Israel and the PLO - as provided for in the internationally approved Oslo Accords and the Bush Roadmap - has embarrassingly fallen flat on its face.
  • France: 10,000 troops on streets as Islamic State threatens Christmas jihad massacres

    12/16/2016 8:40:25 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 28 replies ^ | December 15, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    I want the streets to be teeming with tourists and I want the French to be able to go out and have fun. But, in order to make that happen, we need to keep people 100 per cent safe.” You can’t, Le Roux, because your government has allowed an unknowable number of Islamic jihadis into the country among Muslim migrants.
  • Rodents Run Wild in Paris. Blame the European Union

    12/15/2016 12:43:56 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 15, 2016 | ALISSA J. RUBIN
    ... Paris is facing its worst rat crisis in decades. Nine parks and green spaces have been closed either partly or entirely. Some, like the Champs de Mars, home to the Eiffel Tower, are being “de-ratisized” in sections. “I haven’t seen this sort of situation in 39 years,” said Gilles Demodice, a manager in Paris’s animal pest control department, who has spent much of his adult life working for the city. Some rat-infested places cannot be completely closed, like the shrub-filled Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, which runs through a neighborhood with little green space and is beloved by mothers with strollers as...