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  • France Passes Crackdown on Pro-Life Websites

    12/07/2016 2:01:06 AM PST · by kevcol · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 6, 2016 | Bill McMorris
    France’s socialist government is attempting to crack down on pro-life activists by criminalizing online advocacy at odds with the nation’s abortion regime. On Thursday, the French National Assembly passed a bill that makes it a crime to post information online that challenges abortion. Pro-life activists who continue to operate online face up to two years in prison and a fine of more than $30,000.
  • France Bans Smiling Down Syndrome Child From TV. The Reason Will Shock You.

    12/06/2016 2:39:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/06/2016 | Eric Metaxas
    France has banned the faces of smiling children from television. Why? Picture the face of a smiling child. What thoughts come to mind? Innocence? Joy? Love? What could be more beautiful? The image of a smiling child should give us hope, should stir us — should be a reminder that we're all made in the image of God. Even, and perhaps especially, the smile of a child with Down syndrome. A couple of years ago, to mark World Down Syndrome Day, the Italian advocacy organization CoorDown released a touching video featuring children with Down syndrome. It's titled "Dear Future Mom."...
  • Why France's 'Zombie Catholics' are so powerful

    12/06/2016 3:28:03 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    CWR ^ | December 6, 2016
    Paris, France, Dec 6, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA).- It happened in Britain. It happened in the U.S.   And now it’s happening in France.   A staunchly right-winged politician whose chances seemed slim when the primaries began is now in line to become the next President of France.   François Fillon, former prime minister of France and a faithful Catholic, has pulled ahead in the Republican party, shocking pundits and political commentators throughout the country and beating out the moderate former Prime Minister Alain Juppé by a wide margin.     His Catholicism is such a strong part of...
  • French minister defends Castro's rights record [Ségolène Royal]

    12/04/2016 5:20:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies ^ | 4 December 2016 15:16 CET+01:00 | AFP
    French Environment Minister Segolene Royal, representing her government at a tribute for Fidel Castro in Cuba, defended the late communist leader’s human rights record on Saturday, questioning whether the regime imprisons dissidents. The former socialist presidential candidate called Castro a “monument of history” and a “symbol of a very deep friendship between Cuba and France.” […] Asked about the human rights violations denounced by the United Nations and dissidents, Royal said the island had “religious freedom” and “freedom of conscience.” …
  • French Government Votes to Ban Pro-Life Websites

    12/04/2016 4:19:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/2/16 | Pete Baklinski
    PARIS, December 2, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) --The socialist government of France passed a bill after one day's debate that criminalizes websites that might dissuade women from abortion. The “digital interference” bill is aimed at cracking down on French websites that would, in the words of the bill, "deliberately mislead, intimidate and/or exert psychological or moral pressure to discourage recourse to abortion." Convicted website owners could face two years in prison and fines up to 30,000 euros ($31,799 USD). The majority left voted in a block for the bill while the minority right formed a block against it. Bruno Retailleau, who heads...
  • French Town Told Park's Virgin Mary Statue Must Go

    12/03/2016 2:03:46 PM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    BBCNews ^ | December 3, 2016
    French Town Told Park's Virgin Mary Statue Must Go The Virgin Mary, Jesus and Joseph are widely represented in European public art. A French town has been told it must take down its statue of the Virgin Mary to comply with a national ban on religious symbols in public spaces, the town's mayor said on Saturday. A court has given the town of Publier, in eastern France, three months to remove the work. If it fails to do so, it will be fined €100 (£80; $105) a day. Mayor Gaston Lacroix said he will try to relocate the marble statue...
  • PARIS 2016: Scenes From The Apocalypse - African Mass Immigration Ruins Streets Of France

    12/03/2016 6:11:38 AM PST · by Fennie · 70 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 12, 2016
    The Paris you know or remember from adverts or brochures no longer exists. While no part of Paris looks like the romantic Cliches in Hollywood movies, some districts now resemble post-apocalyptic scenes of a dystopian thriller. This footage, taken with a hidden camera by an anonymous Frenchman in the Avenue de Flandres, 19th Arrondissement, near the Stalingrad Metro Station in Paris as well as areas in close proximity, shows the devastating effects of uncontrolled illegal mass immigration of young African males into Europe.
  • An Opportunity, Not a Crisis for Israel in French Move to Encourage Boycott

    12/02/2016 5:30:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 2, 2016 | Mike Konrad
    Israel is upset that France will be requiring goods and produce made by Israelis in the Judean and Samarian [West Bank] areas to be labeled as such, not as products of Israel. The Israeli government is furious, and considers the requirement to be a possible death knell for those goods. Paris published guidelines on enforcing European Union (EU) regulations on produce from the West Bank, including annexed east Jerusalem, which the international community considers occupied Palestinian land, and the Golan Heights, which Israel seized from Syria in 1967. -- The Independent The European Union considers the Eastern side of Jerusalem,...
  • Archbishop appeals to Francois Hollande over Bill to ban pro-life websites

    12/01/2016 2:45:29 PM PST · by Petrosius · 8 replies
    Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | December 1, 2016
    Archbishop said the Bill questioned the foundations of liberty in France The president of the French bishops’ conference has written to President Francois Hollande to express his worries about fast-tracked legislation that would extend illegal interference on abortions to websites. Archbishop Georges Pontier of Marseille said the bishops think the legislation questions the very foundations of liberties in France, and he urged Hollande to not allow the bill’s passage. The archbishop said the idea of illegal digital interference could have an impact on a woman’s decision to get an abortion. Referring to the oft-used French expression for abortion – “voluntary...
  • President François Hollande of France Won’t Seek Re-Election

    12/01/2016 12:00:41 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 1, 2016 | Aurelien Breeden
    PARIS — President François Hollande stunned France on Thursday when he announced that he would not run for a second term in next year’s presidential election. In a televised address from the Élysée Palace, Mr. Hollande said that he was “aware of the risks” of a candidacy that would not “rally” enough people to it. “I have thus decided not to be a candidate in the presidential elections,” Mr. Hollande said. Mr. Hollande, a Socialist, ended weeks of speculation about his intentions to participate in a re-election bid that few observers thought he could win. He has had some of...
  • SPEAK LIFE ![Charismatic Caucus]

    11/30/2016 7:18:04 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-30-16 | Holy Spirit, Bible
    A word for the prophets of doom and gloom, Your day is coming soon, You see my spirit does "NOT" deliver fear, For I AM Salvation the Cross makes this clear! So instead speak life to these bones, For My eternal army is coming home, Continue to spread my love and Word, For there is no death in My Kingdom it is never heard, But a Life of Freedom and Hope ! My perpetual fire is what you stoke, So take up the coals of My testimony, Spread them wide for all to taste and see, I AM The True...
  • Islamists Won: Charlie Hebdo Disappears

    11/30/2016 4:22:32 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 30/11/16 | Giullio Meotti
    Over twenty years, fear has already devoured important pieces of Western culture and journalism. They all disappeared in a ghastly act of self-censorship: the cartoons of a Danish newspaper, a "South Park" episode, paintings in London's Tate Gallery, a book published by the Yale University Press; Mozart's Idomeneo, the Dutch film "Submission", the name and face of the US cartoonist Molly Norris, a book cover by Art Spiegelman and Sherry Jones's novel, "Jewel of Medina", to name just a few. Most of them have become ghosts living in hiding, hidden in some country house, or retired to private life, victims...
  • French school pupils ranked 'worst at maths' in all of EU

    11/29/2016 4:31:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies ^ | 29 Nov 2016 15:44 GMT+01:00
    French school children have seriously under performed in an international maths and science testing, according to a new report. […] The study, carried out by education research group TIMSS, revealed that French 10-year-olds were bottom of the class in Europe when it comes to maths, and second last to Cyprus in science. In math, the French students finished the test with an average score of 488, below the EU average of 527 (the international average was weighted at 500). Some 13 percent of these French children didn’t reach the score of 400, a fact the Education Minister said showed that...
  • Dutch MPs vote to ban the burka in public places

    11/29/2016 1:01:54 PM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/29/16
    Dutch MPs on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to ban the Islamic full-face burka from some public places such as schools and hospitals, the latest such move in a European country."The law is adopted," said the speaker of the lower house of parliament, Khadija Arib, referring to legislation which will also ban burkas, and face coverings just with eye-slits, from public transport.The motion "to ban all clothing which completely covers the face" from government buildings was approved by 132 members in the 150-seat house, including Prime Minister Mark Rutte's ruling Liberal-Labour coalition.The legislation must now go before the Senate for approval before becoming...
  • Germany wants 'any French president who's not Le Pen'

    11/28/2016 11:10:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    AFP via ^ | 28 Nov 2016 12:26 GMT+01:00
    François Fillon, frontrunner to become France’s next president, has sparked unease in Germany with his friendly attitude toward Russia, but signs that he would beat Marine Le Pen are being welcomed. Fillon secured the nomination of the French conservative Republicans on Sunday with a resounding victory over his more moderate challenger Alain Juppe. Opinion polls currently predict that he would handily beat far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen in the knock-out finals of next May’s presidential elections. That in itself is cause for relief in Germany, France’s traditional core EU partner, which has been rattled by the US election...
  • In the belly of the beast (French nuclear submarine)

    11/28/2016 2:27:06 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | 28 November 2016 | Valérie Leroux
    Aboard the Vigilant -- “There is a chance to spend 24 hours aboard an SSBN, are you available?” When I receive the message from the French Navy, I don’t even take the time to think about it. A chance to spend a day inside a nuclear ballistic missile submarine? “Yes, of course,” I answer right away. I get giddy just thinking about it. A chance to see from the inside one of the most secret places in the French military. What will it be like aboard this metal monster as it carries its nuclear warhead load 350 meters below the...
  • France Presidential Race: Fillon Wins Conservative Candidacy

    11/27/2016 5:36:53 PM PST · by goldstategop · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/27/2016 | BBC News
    With virtually all the results counted, Mr Fillon won Sunday's run-off with nearly 67% of the vote. Mr Fillon promised to build a fairer society, saying France wants "truth and it wants action". He is likely to face a Socialist candidate and the far-right's Marine Le Pen in next April's election.
  • A Fight for the Soul of the French Right

    11/27/2016 4:41:51 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    Real Clear World ^ | 22 Nov, 2016 | Robert Zaretsky
    On Sunday night, as the returns were being counted in the first round of the French presidential primary for the conservative Les Républicains party, the nation’s political landscape shuddered not once but twice. Taking by surprise commentators and pollsters, former Prime Minister François Fillon came in first with 44 percent of the vote, outdistancing the favorite, former Prime Minister Alain Juppé. But -- and here the earth shifted a second time -- he also doubled the score of his onetime boss, former President Nicolas Sarkozy, who finished a distant third. Overnight, Nicolas Sarkozy -- who for better and worse had...
  • French Pres hails Castro as 'great figure of 20th century'

    11/26/2016 9:57:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies ^ | 26 Nov 2016 16:28 GMT+01:00
    French President François Hollande on Saturday called for the embargo that “punishes” Cuba to be “lifted definitively” following the death of Fidel Castro. […] “Even if I have repeatedly denounced human rights abuses in Cuba, I have always believed that the embargo was an unacceptable, unilateral decision,” he said. “Fidel Castro was a great figure of the 20th century. He aroused much hope with the Cuban revolution. There have also been disappointments.” …
  • Two Dead as Gunman Storms Catholic Monk Retirement Home in France

    11/24/2016 4:11:46 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 24 Nov 2016 | Breitbart
    Gendarmes stand guard on a road near a retirement home for monks in Montferrier-sur-Lez, southern France, early on November 25, 2016, after an armed man burst in the home killing a woman with a knife. Armed police were hunting the man inside the home, which is home to around 70 men and women who have served as missionaries in Africa. Authorities said it was a "criminal act".(Photo credit PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images) Two people are believed to be dead and around 70 were held hostage at a retirement home for Catholic Monks in Montpellier in the South of France. According to...
  • Two Dead as Gunman Storms Catholic Monk Retirement Home in France

    11/24/2016 3:25:50 PM PST · by LSUfan · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Nov 16 | Breitbart London
  • France urges labelling goods from Israeli settlements

    11/24/2016 2:48:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2016 5:42 PM EST | Philippe Sotto
    France published an official notification Thursday urging businesses to use labels to identify goods produced in the Israeli settlements, prompting a swift condemnation from Israel. It was not immediately clear whether the notice published in the French Official Journal is binding for retailers or a recommendation. A press official with the trade ministry said late Thursday she was not aware of the notification and couldn’t immediately say whether it was mandatory or advisory. In Nov. 2015, the European Union recommended that its member states put special labels on exports from the West Bank, but said the technical guidelines on the...
  • French presidential candidate: Jews wished to break our laws (Catholics too)

    11/24/2016 12:30:57 PM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    JTA ^ | November 23, 2016
    Francois Fillon, a leading contender in the upcoming French presidential election, suggested Jews do not respect French law. Fillon, a former prime minister who this week won the first round of the presidential primary in France’s center-right Republicans party, made the assertion during an interview Wednesday with Europe1 radio, in which he cited Jews as proof that Muslims may become better integrated. “I think that sectarianism is increasing today within the Muslim community and that the sectarianists are taking that community hostage,” said Fillon. “We need to combat this sectarianism and we need to do it as we have in...
  • Thwarted French attack was slated for December 1 at key Paris sites

    11/24/2016 10:52:43 AM PST · by LSUfan · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 24 Nov 16 | Unknown
    Suspects arrested last weekend in France under anti-terrorism measures had been planning to launch attacks on Dec. 1 at important and landmark sites in and around Paris, according to a source close to the inquiry. Police sources said that among the targets were France's counter-intelligence services hub in the Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, the grandiose police crime-investigation headquarters at the Quai des Orfevres, and the riverside high court building nearby. Also targeted by the would-be attackers were the Disneyland Paris theme park 32 kilometers (20 miles) east of the city and the Champs Elysees shopping strip.
  • More of France's top earners leaving the country

    11/24/2016 10:14:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies ^ | 24 Nov 2016 17:59 GMT+01:00
    The wealthiest of the French are leaving the country in their thousands, according to a new report. From 2013 to 2014, there was a 10 percent increase in the number of departures from France for those earning over €100,000 a year. In fact, a full 4,109 households up and left France in 2014 (the most recent year with available statistics), according to a report submitted to the French Parliament’s Finance Commission that was seen by Les Echos newspaper. …
  • How François Fillon became the French right's new hope {conservative, freemarket next Prez!}

    11/24/2016 2:09:50 AM PST · by Cronos · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 23 Nov 2016 | Angelique Chrisafas
    An amateur racing driver and unrepentant Margaret Thatcher fan who has broken ranks with the traditionally statist line of the French right, he has promised a “radical shock” for France – tax cuts, public spending cuts, slashing public sector jobs and breaking trade union power.His popularity is also down to his careful appeal to the deeply socially conservative views of the Catholic right, promising to reverse certain recently won adoption rights for gay couples, preserve traditional family values and respect France’s Christian roots. ...It is, however, Fillon’s social conservatism and “family values” – including his private views on abortion and...
  • Angela Merkel's 'days are numbered', warns France's Marine Le Pen

    11/22/2016 7:51:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/22/2016 | Gemma Acton, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's "days are numbered," according to the leader of France's right-wing National Front party, Marine Le Pen. Merkel confirmed on Sunday she would run for a fourth term in 2017, however, Le Pen says the German leader does not fit the mood of the times. Speaking to CNBC on Monday, the National Front's presidential candidate claims Merkel is isolated given she represents the status quo while the pace of change in Europe is accelerating. "Angela Merkel is a force of inertia. She's the one who wants nothing to change, and for European countries to continue to submit...
  • In Denial about Islam (European Wake Up Call)

    11/22/2016 4:40:23 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 21, 2016 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    “The times they are a-changing.”  ∼ Bob DylanRival gangs battle in the streets and set fire to cars. Uncovered women are considered fair game. Molotov cocktails are hurled at police stations.Syria? No, Sweden. For a long time, Sweden has been importing Middle Eastern immigrants into its small nation, and now it is experiencing many of the problems of the Middle East. The same thing is happening in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, and England.It’s often said that we in America just have to look at history to understand the fate that may be in store for us. But it’s...
  • Six things to know about Francois Fillon - 'The French Thatcher' Who could be the next President

    11/21/2016 11:40:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Local ^ | 11/21/2016
    After a stunning result in the first round of the rightwing presidential primary, François Fillon is now favourite to win the runoff and as a result next year's presidential election. Here's what you need to know about the open admirer of Margaret Thatcher. He’s a big fan of Margaret Thatcher Openly saying you are an admirer of the former Conservative British Prime Minister is normally risky business for a Frenchman. She and Ronald Reagan are often seen as the bad parents of the neoliberal economic revolution in the 1980s that France has never really adjusted to. But Fillon, who was...
  • Marine Le Pen, ‘far right’ anti-globalist, takes commanding lead in polls for president of France

    11/21/2016 8:35:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/21/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    A specter haunts Europe, and its name is Trump.  A nightmare looms for the globalist elites, as France looks as though it will follow votes for Brexit in the U.K. and Trump in the United States, rejecting the unlimited flow of foreign nationals and the doctrine of multiculturalism that surrenders national culture.  The U.K. Independent reports that Marine Le Pen, habitually dismissed as “far right,” could become the president of France next spring, if current levels of support continue. Front National leader Marine Le Pen has taken a sizeable lead over Nicolas Sarkozy in a new French presidential election poll. The far-right...
  • French police thwart terror plot, seven arrested in Strasbourg and Marseille

    11/21/2016 6:02:34 AM PST · by csvset · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | 21 NOV 2016 | wire
    France said it had foiled a militant plot and arrested seven people in the southern port city of Marseille and the eastern city of Strasbourg. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said the seven people of French, Moroccan and Afghan origin, aged 29 to 37, had been detained on Sunday. Two were arrested in Marseille. Most of the others, he said on Monday, were arrested in Strasbourg - a city where one of oldest and largest Christmas markets is set to open this week. “An attack has been foiled ... The scale of the terrorist threat is enormous and it is not...
  • Sarkozy Defeated In Primary For French Right's Presidential Candidate

    11/20/2016 9:02:56 PM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Guardian ^ | November 20, 2016 | Angelique Chrisafis
    Sarkozy Defeated In Primary For French Right's Presidential Candidate Former prime ministers François Fillon and Alain Juppé face second vote on 27 November, after Nicolas Sarkozy suffers humiliating rejection Angelique Chrisafis in Paris 20 November 2016 Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s political career has been effectively ended, after he was dealt a humiliating defeat on Sunday by his former prime minister François Fillon in the first round of the race to choose the rightwing Republican party’s candidate for the presidency next spring. Fillon, a socially conservative, free-market reformer who admires Margaret Thatcher and voted against same-sex marriage, came close to...
  • Le Pen Takes Commanding Lead in Presidential Election Polls

    11/20/2016 8:36:10 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/16 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Front National leader Marine Le Pen has taken a substantial lead in the latest French presidential election poll, eight points ahead of her nearest rival. Le Pen secured the support of 29 percent of those surveyed by Ipsos, placing her a commanding eight points ahead of former President Nicolas Sarkozy, representing Les Républicains, and a decisive 15 points ahead of Parti de Gauche’s (Left Party’s) Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the Independent has reported. At the last Presidential elections in 2012, a year after taking the reins of her party, Ms Le Pen came third in the first round of the with 17.9...
  • Marine Le Pen takes huge lead over Nicolas Sarkozy in French first round presidential election poll

    11/20/2016 10:20:57 AM PST · by zlando · 63 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | Europe Israel News
    Front National leader Marine Le Pen has taken a sizeable lead over Nicolas Sarkozy in a new French presidential election poll. The far-right leader had 29 per cent of the vote when pitted against Les Républicains’ former president, who was eight points behind, and held a 15-point lead over the Parti de Gauche’s Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the poll released by Ipsos. It was one of five scenarios for the first round of France’s 2017 presidential elections on 23 April, although one that did not include Les Républicains’ Alain Juppe – who remains strong favourite to succeed Francois Hollande as...
  • Immigration Top Issue as French Conservatives Vote in First Presidential Primary

    11/20/2016 10:08:30 AM PST · by matt1234 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Nov 2016 | unknown
    PARIS (AP) — French conservatives are voting in a nationwide primary to choose their nominee for next year’s presidential election, after a campaign marked by concerns about immigration and Islamic extremism. Seven candidates are competing Sunday in the first round of the primary. A runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters a week later. The three leading candidates are former president Nicolas Sarkozy and former prime ministers Francois Fillon and Alain Juppe. The candidates have been keeping a close eye on far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, whose criticism of immigration and Muslim practices resonates with many voters.
  • F-16 fighters sold by US to Pakistan are nuclear-enabled: Scientist

    11/18/2016 7:33:39 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Saturday, November 19, 2016 | Padma Rao Sundarji
    It is only a matter of time before Pakistan can launch short-range missiles to counter conventional attacksNew Delhi - A study of Google satellite images and information from other intelligence sources by US nuclear scientists Hans Kristensen and Robert Norris released earlier this week contains startling revelations: contrary to the conditions laid down by the US when it sold Pakistan F-16 fighters, the US jets, along with the Pak air force's French Mirages, are now nuclear-enabled.Speaking exclusively to DNA, Hans Kristensen, co-author of the 'Nuclear Notebook on Pakistani Nuclear Forces' released November 16 acknowledged that despite the study, US strategic...
  • Arm the Innocent

    11/18/2016 9:08:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 18, 2016 | John Cicchetti
    At 9:40 PM, November 13, 2015. Bataclan Theater in Paris, France, a car pulled up and three men with AK pattern rifles jump out and began firing, first at the Bataclan Café, then entering the theater next door. The men ran to the mezzanine shouting “Allahu Akbar!” and methodically sweeping the crowded floor with fully automatic fire and throwing hand grenades into the crowd. For twenty minutes the attack went on -- people dying, people bleeding, with some pretending to be dead in hopes they would be left alone. At about 10:00 PM the attackers took 60 to 100 people...
  • Marine Le Pen could be next French president admits PM

    11/17/2016 8:19:30 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 17, 2016 | Marc Preel
    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned Thursday that far-right leader Marine Le Pen had a chance of winning next year's presidential election, boosted by the momentum of Donald Trump's shock victory in the United States. "It's possible," Valls said in response to a question at an economic conference in Berlin on whether the candidate of France's anti-immigration National Front could win in light of the US upset.
  • Trump: Europe’s Wake-Up Call?

    11/16/2016 8:19:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 16 November 2016 | Dr. Azeem Ibrahim
    It should not be controversial to observe that the EU is in a bit of a mess. It has been one slow-motion disaster ever since the 2008 financial crisis. That was initially because one of the pillars of European unity is the Euro currency, yet the European Union does not have the effective political integration to make a currency union work. Though Europe’s economies, for example, are more similar between themselves than the richest and the poorest states of the US, the United States has an adequate level of political and financial integration to make their monetary union work. Europe...
  • The rise of populism: Will there be a Trump domino effect in France? (Video)

    11/16/2016 11:08:54 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 22 replies
    FRANCE 24 English ^ | Nov 16, 2016 | FRANCE 24 English
    Very interesting take on what is happening in French politics. Trump is shaking up the world's politics. Globalists puckered.
  • France's Hollande calls Paris climate deal 'irreversible'

    11/15/2016 7:07:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 9:27 AM EST | Karl Ritter
    French President François Hollande says the Paris deal to fight climate change is “irreversible” and says the United States must respect the decision by the Obama administration to join the deal. […] Trump has called global warming a “hoax” and pledged during his campaign to “cancel” the landmark Paris climate agreement. …
  • Le Pen Says ‘We Are Not Going to Welcome Any More People’

    11/14/2016 2:24:50 PM PST · by Lorianne · 15 replies
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  • Chaos Ensues As Europe Splinters In Response To Trump: UK, France, Hungary Snub EU Emergency Meeting

    11/13/2016 6:33:27 PM PST · by lafroste · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/13/16 | Tyler Durden
    While America's so-called "establishment", the legacy political system and mainstream media, appear to be melting, and transforming before our eyes into something that has yet to be determined, Europe also appears to be disintegrating in response to the Trump presidential victory: as the FT reports, in a stunning development, Britain and France on Sunday night snubbed a contentious EU emergency meeting to align the bloc’s approach to Donald Trump’s election, exposing rifts in Europe over the US vote. Hailed by diplomats as a chance to “send a signal of what the EU expects” from Mr Trump, the plan fell into...
  • Britain and France snub EU’s emergency Trump meeting

    11/13/2016 5:29:55 PM PST · by McGruff · 68 replies
    Financial Times ^ | November 13, 2016 | Duncan Robinson
    Britain and France on Sunday night snubbed a contentious EU emergency meeting to align the bloc’s approach to Donald Trump’s election, exposing rifts in Europe over the US vote. Hailed by diplomats as a chance to “send a signal of what the EU expects” from Mr Trump, the plan fell into disarray after foreign ministers from the bloc’s two main military powers declined to attend the gathering demanded by Berlin and Brussels.
  • 'We are FULL UP' Marie Le Pen slaps down question on accepting more migrants

    11/13/2016 3:11:39 AM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Express ^ | 11/13/16 | Oli Smith
    Marine Le Pen said the election of Donald Trump had sent shockwaves to European elites. She told Andrew Marr the rise of nationalism in the West meant Europe needed to look after its own citizens and stop "taking in the poverty of the world". Ms Le Pen told the BBC: "We are not going to welcome any more people. Stop, we are full up!"
  • Le Pens' to work with Trump’s campaign manager as Front National support surges

    Stephen Bannon, who helped Trump overcome the odds and claim a resounding victory, has reached out to the French Far right family’s youngest member. He told French media he believed "France is the place to be, with its young entrepreneurs, women of the family Le Pen” adding that “Marion Maréchal-Le Pen is the new rising star”. Marion has since expressed her support for the political campaigner and agreed to work with him in the future.
  • After Trump Win, Parallel Path Is Seen for Marine Le Pen of France’s Far Right

    11/12/2016 9:54:14 AM PST · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    New York times ^ | 11/11/2016 | Adam Nossiter
    HÉNIN-BEAUMONT, France — It was a moment of intense French patriotism on a sunny Friday, Armistice Day. A band blared “La Marseillaise,” the national anthem. Shouts of “Vive la France!” filled the chilly November air. And there, too, was Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front party, beaming. Before Donald J. Trump’s presidential victory in the United States this week, Ms. Le Pen was considered a disruptive political force but far from a true threat to become president herself when France votes next spring. Not anymore. Since Wednesday, French news outlets, along with Ms. Le Pen’s mainstream political...
  • Battle Against IS: France's Frontline Sailors

    11/10/2016 8:02:53 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    FORCES TV ^ | 2016-11-10 | Simon Newton
    Meet the floating piece of France, projecting the country's military power around the world. The French carrier the Charles De Gaulle is currently in the eastern Mediterranean supporting operations against the so-called Islamic State. Her 24 Rafale fighter jets are flying sorties day and night over Iraq and Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. For the past 15 years, De Gaulle has been involved in nearly every major international conflict, from Afghanistan and Libya, to the current war on Islamic State. With a crew of 2,000, this is the only nuclear powered carrier outside the US Navy. The De...
  • French Gun Ownership, Carry, Increasing

    11/10/2016 1:37:02 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    France has a large number of legal firearms and firearm owners.  That number is growing, as explained in an English language French publication. From As a result there has a been a surge in the number of people joining gun clubs and looking to arm themselves. An investigation by the Nouvel Observateur website found that the number of people signing up to become licensed members at shooting clubs has risen 38 percent in five years. And in the past year alone there has been a 10 percent increase, believed to be down to the spate of terror attacks...
  • Paris opens its first humanitarian migrant camp

    11/10/2016 7:34:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies ^ | 10 Nov 2016 09:14 GMT+01:00
    An official migrant center in Paris will welcome its first occupants on Thursday, just a week after French police cleared thousands of refugees off the streets of the capital. After two and half months of building, the official “humanitarian” Paris migrant camp and reception center will open its doors on Thursday. The new camp is located in a disused hangar, near Porte de la Chapelle, to the north of the city near Gare du Nord. […] “We are not naïve. This center will not solve everything,” said Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo. “But we finally have a worthy and humane alternative...