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  • Ministers refuse to mark Waterloo: Campaigners say Government do not want to offend France

    06/13/2013 7:42:48 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 44 replies
    Dail;yMail ^ | June 13, 2013 | Ian Drury
    Tt is often regarded as the British Army’s greatest military victory. Led into battle by the Duke of Wellington, UK troops routed Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, a triumph ushering in almost a century of peace and stability in Europe. But the Government is refusing to mark the battle’s 200th anniversary in 2015 amid suspicions it does not want to offend France. SNIP Brussels is spending at least £20million on commemorative events, including restoring the battlefield. SNIP James Morrow, secretary of Waterloo 200, ...said he was ‘disappointed’. SNIP ‘The Belgian government has spent millions on events to commemorate the...
  • France isolated as Germany drops opposition to US trade deal

    06/12/2013 9:55:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 12.06.13 @ 18:11 (June 12) | Valentina Pop
    Germany has dropped its opposition to starting talks on an EU-US free trade agreement, leaving France alone to battle for exemptions for European artists. “Today, Germany has withdrawn its concerns and will approve a negotiating mandate for the EU commission on Friday,” German economy ministry spokeswoman Julia Schwartz said on Wednesday (12 June) at a press conference in Berlin. EU trade ministers are to take a decision on the Union’s free trade blueprint at a meeting in Luxembourg at the end of this week. … Germany had earlier sided with France in saying that “culture” should be exempt from the...
  • Germans accuse U.S. of Stasi tactics before Obama visit

    06/11/2013 5:00:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | Noah Barkin
    German outrage over a U.S. Internet spying program has broken out ahead of a visit by Barack Obama, with ministers demanding the president provide a full explanation when he lands in Berlin next week and one official likening the tactics to those of the East German Stasi. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman has said she will raise the issue with Obama in talks next Wednesday, potentially casting a cloud over a visit that was designed to celebrate U.S.-German ties on the 50th anniversary John F. Kennedy's famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech... In a guest editorial for Spiegel Online on...
  • The "French Way of Life" on Collision Course with Germany

    06/09/2013 5:23:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | June 9, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    I received still more emails from French and Canadian readers on preserving culture. Since it's a slow news day, let's take a look at them. Olivier writes "Wouldn't a true conservative pay at least some respect to local cultural norms instead of trying to impose some economic diktat from on down?" Talk about getting things ass backwards. It is the social police attempting to impose cultural and economic diktats to preserve the local bookstore and the local farm to the point of absolute absurdity. Email From Canada Reader Mike from Canada writes ... Hi Mish, I totally agree with the...
  • France wants ‘cultural exception’ kept out of EU-US trade talks

    06/08/2013 7:59:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    European Voice ^ | 06.06.2013 | 05:55 CET | Andrew Gardner
    The trade ministers of the European Union’s member states are expected to give the European Commission a strong mandate next week to negotiate a far-reaching trade deal with the United States. However, France is holding out against accepting a request from the Commission to be allowed to open discussions on rules governing audiovisual products, for fear of endangering legislation that allows EU countries to subsidize, protect and impose quotas for products of national cultural value. When the trade ministers meet on Friday next week (14 June), France will be demanding that the “cultural exception” is excluded from the Commission’s negotiating...
  • Clement Meric killing: France 'to dissolve' far-right group

    06/08/2013 1:47:40 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | Saturday, June 8, 2013 | unattributed
    The French government is to take steps to break up a far-right group allegedly linked to the death of a left-wing activist. Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has asked the interior minister to take steps "immediately" to dissolve the Revolutionary Nationalist Youth (JNR). Five people are under investigation over the death of Clement Meric, 18. He was badly beaten in a clash between far-right and anti-fascist activists in Paris on Wednesday, and later died. The Paris Prosecutor, Francois Molins said according to witnesses the two groups had run into each other by chance in a busy shopping district near St Lazare...
  • Why France is gearing up for a culture war with the United States

    06/08/2013 8:13:57 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, June 8, 2013 | Agnès Poirier
    Do you remember the most Homeric of world trade negotiations, called the Uruguay round, which took place between 1986 and 1994? I was a teenager then and I remember that round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (Gatt) vividly. I had taken to reading the austere Le Monde every day and remember the uncouth Jack Valenti, head of the Motion Picture Association in Hollywood, who particularly despised European film directors for pleading with their governments to exclude cinema, and the arts in general, from the negotiations. Valenti roared back: "Culture is like chewing-gum, a product like any other."...
  • Ancient Greeks introduced wine to France, Cambridge study reveals [Prof Paul Cartledge]

    10/27/2009 5:04:14 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies · 813+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Friday, October 23, 2009 | Andrew Hough
    The original makers of Côtes-du-Rhône are said to have descended from Greek explorers who settled in southern France about 2500 years ago... The study, by Prof Paul Cartledge, suggested the world's biggest wine industry might never have developed had it not been for a "band of pioneering Greek explorers" who settled in southern France around 600 BC. His study appears to dispel the theory that it was the Romans who were responsible for bringing viticulture to France. The study found that the Greeks founded Massalia, now known as Marseilles, which they then turned into a bustling trading site, where local...
  • Wine grape genome decoded, flavour genes found

    08/27/2007 3:57:09 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies · 491+ views
    Yahoo | AFP ^ | 8/26/07 | Marlowe Hood
    PARIS (AFP) - Scientists in France and Italy have deciphered the complete genetic code for the plant producing wine grapes, according to a study published Sunday. While the findings will do nothing to enhance the mystique of winemaking, they could pave the way for gene-based manipulations to boost flavour and improve resistance against disease. Dozens of researchers analyzing the Pinot Noir varietal of Vitis vinifera, the core species from which virtually all grape wine is made, found twice as many genes contributing to aroma than in other sequenced plants, suggesting that wine flavours could be traced to the genome level....
  • Report: Arabs, Not Jews, Worst-Hit by EU Labeling Scheme (against “settlements”)

    06/05/2013 10:30:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 6/5/2013, 1:15 PM | David Lev
    The labeling of products made by Jews in Judea and Samaria would damage Israel, a report by the Foreign Ministry said—but it would damage PA Arabs even more. According to the report, some 22,500 PA Arabs are employed inside Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria. These Arabs are among the highest paid laborers in the PA. … In addition, they have social rights, including health benefits and pension rights, that are usually unavailable to PA Arabs. … If the aim of the European Union is to assist PA Arabs, the report said, then the labeling of goods from Jewish-owned businesses...
  • “Ireland leads opposition to blacklisting Hezbollah” (by EU)

    06/06/2013 1:09:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/06/2013 02:54 | Herb Keinon
    Government officials in Jerusalem accused Ireland on Wednesday of leading opposition inside the EU to placing Hezbollah, or at least its “military wing,” on the European Union’s terrorist black list. According to the officials, Ireland—which holds the EU’s rotating presidency—was supported in this position by Sweden and Finland at a working group on Tuesday that debated the issue. A consensus of the EU’s 27 states will be needed to blacklist Hezbollah’s “military wing,” a move now even backed by Germany and France. In the past these two countries have opposed this step, arguing that it could destabilize Lebanon, make European...
  • Charles Lindbergh Won the Prize, but Did His Rival Get There First?

    09/06/2011 10:27:39 AM PDT · by Palter · 42 replies
    WSJ ^ | 06 Sept 2011 | SEBASTIAN MOFFETT
    A Countryman Tries to Unravel the Unsolved Mystery of Charles Nungesser's Last Flight PARIS—Right after his historic, 33-hour trans-Atlantic flight from New York to Paris in 1927, Charles Lindbergh asked whether there was news of French aviator Charles Nungesser. Mr. Nungesser, an adventurer and World War I ace, was Mr. Lindbergh's great rival in the race to fly nonstop across the Atlantic in one direction or the other. He had set off with a navigator from Paris for New York just two weeks before Mr. Lindbergh's flight. But his biplane—called L'Oiseau Blanc, or White Bird—never arrived in New York, and...
  • French launch bid to rewrite history books w/claim that Lindbergh was NOT first to fly/the Atlantic

    11/13/2010 5:17:28 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 70 replies ^ | 11-13=10 | "reporter"
    Charles Lindbergh is renowned as the first person to fly across the Atlantic, but according to new research, he was beaten to the achievement ten days earlier. According to French aviation enthusiast Bernard Decré, Lindbergh was only the first to complete the crossing and survive, with two French pilots believed to have reached the coast of Canada ten days before Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis touched down in Paris in May 1927. New documentary evidence found in the U.S. national archives may prove that Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli completed a transatlantic crossing and were the first men to do...
  • No Flight Of Fancy: German Siblings Prove Lindberg Was Their Father

    11/28/2003 7:28:48 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 446+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 11-29-2003 | Andrew Gumbel
    No flight of fancy: German siblings prove Lindbergh was their father By Andrew Gumbel 29 November 2003 Fans of the pioneering American aviator Charles Lindbergh have had to swallow a few uncomfortable facts about their hero over the years, such as his sympathy for the Nazis, his campaigning against the involvement of the United States in the Second World War and his anti-Semitism. Now comes a new, seemingly incontrovertible bit of awkward news: DNA evidence confirming that Mr Lindbergh, who made the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, had a secret, second family in Germany with a Munich hatmaker,...
  • DNA tests say Lindbergh fathered three children in Germany

    11/28/2003 2:18:21 PM PST · by Paladin2b · 37 replies · 750+ views
    AFP ^ | November 29, 2003
    MUNICH, Germany (AFP) - DNA tests have confirmed that all-American hero and aviator Charles Lindbergh fathered three illegitimate children in Germany, their spokesman said. In a statement, he said the tests supported their assertions that Lindbergh, who won instant celebrity for making the first solo, non-stop transatlantic flight in 1927, was their father. The probes, examined by a Munich university medical centre, compared their DNA with a sample from a member of Lindbergh's family. The result, handed in writing to the three last week, showed a probability of paternity of more than 99 percent."They never had any doubt about the...
  • German Paper Reporting That Charles Lindbergh Led a Double Life.

    08/01/2003 2:02:20 PM PDT · by longjack · 46 replies · 2,481+ views
    dpa / Yahoo Deutschland ^ | August 1, 2003 | dpa / Yahoo Deutschland
    Friday, August 1st, 2003, 18:39 Charles Lindbergh Led Double Life With Munich Woman Munich (dpa) - Charles Lindbergh, who became a hero after his non-stop flight from New York to Paris in 1927, led a double life according to a report in the "Süddeutsche Zeitung". The paper wrote in its Saturday edition that in 1957 the American Lindbergh learned to know and to love the 24 year younger hat maker, Brigitte Hesshaimer, in Munich . It was a close relationship which lasted until Lindbergh's death in 1974. Lindbergh's wife seems to have known nothing about the second family in Munich,...
  • Lindbergh's Grandson Arrives in France After Repeat of Historic 1927 Solo Flight

    05/02/2002 6:23:49 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 32 replies · 358+ views
    AP ^ | 5-2-02 | Pamela Sampson
    LE BOURGET, France (AP) - Erik Lindbergh, two generations later, replicated his grandfather's groundbreaking 1927 solo Atlantic air crossing, landing in Paris on Thursday in half the time it took the aviation pioneer to make the historic journey. Lindbergh's Lancair Columbia 300 - dubbed the New Spirit of St. Louis - landed at Le Bourget airport outside Paris shortly before 11:30 a.m., 17 hours after taking off from Farmingdale, N.Y. Visibly fatigued, wearing his blue pilot's jumpsuit, Lindbergh addressed his sponsors and about 100 reporters who met him at the small airport. "It was an amazing time, 1927, and I...
  • Left-wing activist dies after Paris skinhead attack

    06/07/2013 3:38:06 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 16 replies
    France 24 ^ | 6 June 2013 | By Kyle G. Brown
    A 19-year-old anti-fascism activist has died after a brutal attack by a group of skinheads left him brain dead on Wednesday night. Left-wing campaigner Clément Méric (pictured) was out with friends in central Paris when he was approached by the gang. ...
  • My D-Day Vacation

    06/06/2013 5:07:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | June 6, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I do want to tell you a couple things about my vacation. I had a couple of fascinating trips. I don't expect anybody to understand this. I really don't. I debated whether or not to even mention or make a big deal out of it. But we went places, Kathryn and I did, hoping that nobody would have ever heard of me. That, to us, was peace -- nobody caring who we were, where we were going, what we were saying, what we were doing -- and it happened. Nobody cared.
  • French court to jail 'anti-white' racist for attack - victim told 'this is a place for Arabs.'

    06/04/2013 4:58:58 AM PDT · by tje · 10 replies
    The Local ^ | 04 Jun 2013 | Dan MacGuill
    A court in the southern city of Toulon sentenced a local man to a year in prison this week, with nine months suspended, after he racially abused a white man and later attacked him. The assailant, aged in his thirties and of north African origins, was found to have shouted "You dirty white, I'm going to smash you. This is a place for Arabs," at the victim, who was in a carpark with five friends, both male and female, on the night of May 10th. The attacker, accompanied by his own entourage and already drunk, according to TF1 television, then...