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  • Machines of the Isle of Nantes, France

    03/25/2017 11:36:59 AM PDT · by Trumpnation · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-25-17 | JR
    Enormous mechanical monsters #1)The Grand Elephant and #2) Kumo, The Giant Spider (la Grande Araignee), on the last day of its performances at the Parc des Chantiers on the Île de Nantes, in Nantes, France.
  • Three hurt in shooting near Lille metro station

    03/25/2017 8:15:04 AM PDT · by TheConservator · 14 replies
    Sky News ^ | 03/25/2017 | None credited
    Three hurt in shooting near Lille metro station A 14-year-old boy, shot in the leg, was reportedly among the victims of the attack which happened as France was on high alert. 07:19, UK, Saturday 25 March 2017 Police at the scene after the shooting Image Caption: Police at the scene after the shooting Three people, including a teenager, have been hurt in a shooting near a metro station in northern France. Witnesses told police a gunman opened fire near the station in Lille on Friday night before fleeing. The suspect is believed to be still on the run following the...
  • Several injured in shooting in Lille, France

    03/24/2017 8:56:24 PM PDT · by Prospero · 37 replies
    9news (Australia) ^ | 3/25/2017 | 9news
    At least three people have been injured after a shooting near a metro station in Lille, France. - A 14-year-old boy is among those hurt, reportedly being shot in the leg. - Another victim was hit in the neck. According to local media, witnesses heard at least five shots and a heavy police presence is at the scene. It is unclear if the gunman has been apprehended. The attack took place at 9.40pm local time Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/world/2017/03/25/09/24/shots-fired-in-lille-france#VcbIl6Y9ByUeLek4.99
  • Email from a Catholic Priest (France)

    03/24/2017 1:03:51 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies
    In a previous installment I mentioned France's recent war on blogs and the internet. France along with Germany are demanding that American based ISP and Blog services censor content that might be deemed offensive to Muslims. They threatened crackdowns if it was not complied. Since last summer we have received record viewership from France.  We did not know whether to attribute it to French Catholic viewership for our posts of videos and articles by Michael Voris Of Church Militant TV and other Catholic channels or if it was warning of an impending attack by the French Government and or perhaps...
  • What is Barack Obama Doing Now? Former President in French Polynesia for Month-Long Vacation

    03/23/2017 7:42:44 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 100 replies
    Christian Post ^ | March 23, 2017 | Emmanuelle Espiritu
    What is Barack Obama Doing Now? Former President in French Polynesia for Month-Long Vacation BY EMMANUELLE ESPIRITU , CHRISTIAN POST CONTRIBUTOR Mar 23, 2017 | 6:43 AM After eight years in office in one of the world's most difficult and demanding jobs, former U.S. President Barack Obama is now taking life in a more relaxed stride. As a private citizen, Obama is now able to just go out there and soak up the sun, and where can he better do that than in the celebrated French Polynesian luxury resort, The Brando. The former POTUS has reportedly flown to Tahiti by...
  • ALERT: Man arrested trying to drive into crowd in Belgium’s Antwerp

    03/23/2017 7:26:50 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    breaking911.com ^ | 3/23/17 | breaking911.com
    A man has been arrested after trying to drive a car into a crowd on a busy street in Antwerp in Belgium. According to initial reports, the suspect is of North African origin and weapons were reportedly found in the car.
  • France: Women sleep in diapers to avoid rape

    03/22/2017 2:29:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Speisa ^ | 3/22/17
    "All men see that I’m alone, and it’s the same for the children. Men see me and they want to rape me." - Lawless conditions apply for women and children inside French migrant camp that has been taken over by criminals. Women and children are systematically raped in an asylum camp in French Dunkirk, by human smugglers. A volunteer aid worker says that the most sought-after product among women in the camp, are diapers for adults. The women namely do not dare to go to the toilet at night, reports Human Rights Service. Also unaccompanied boys are abused by smugglers....
  • French construction giant Vinci says 'non' to helping build Trump's wall

    03/21/2017 5:43:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 21 March 2017 10:47 CET+01:00
    The CEO of the French construction group Vinci said Tuesday that he would not participate in the building of any wall on the US border with Mexico, called for by President Donald Trump. “I have to take into account the reality of my company, our culture, our way of doing things and our sensitivities, not only those of my American colleagues, but around the world,” Xavier Huillard told BFM Business television. “For these reasons, and this is not at all a value judgment on the United States, we prefer not to touch this wall.” …
  • Sex and French Elections (15 Year Old Presidential Candidate Romanced 40 Year Old Teacher)

    03/21/2017 7:37:18 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 2, 2017 | Pamela Druckerman
    The cover of Paris Match magazine late last year featured a handsome, 30-something man strolling arm in arm with an attractive blond woman in her 60s. The same couple were on the cover of a summer issue, holding hands at the beach, and on a spring edition dressed up for a state dinner. As France gears up for presidential elections in April (and probably a runoff in May), this unusual pair could help prevent it from becoming the next country to succumb to xenophobic populism. He’s the upstart presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, and she’s his former high school French teacher,...
  • You Don't talk for me! Le Pen and Macron clash in fiery debate about the burkini

    03/21/2017 2:28:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 36 replies
    Express ^ | 3/20/2017 | Katie Mansfield
    In a heated exchange the frontrunners turned their attention to the burkini and secularism...... ... Marine Le Pen said: "I know you Mr. Macron are in favour of the burkini on the beach." But the centrist Emmanuel Macron fired back... He said: "No, Madame Le Pen don't put words in my mouth. I don't need the talent of a ventriloquist. When I have something to say, I will say so myself." Determined not to drop the topic, Ms. Le Pen: "So what do you think of the burkini?" Mr. Macron said: "My views om the burkini have nothing to do...
  • Who the Hell Would Vote for Marine Le Pen?

    03/20/2017 5:29:21 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 7 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3/17/2017 | Erin Zaleski
    Five years ago Davy Rodriguez de Olivera couldn't have conceived of voting for Marine Le Pen. The then teenager was a staunch young leftist who campaigned for the far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melanchon in the 2012 presidential elections, and proudly posted an image of a vintage Socialist Party poster on his Facebook account. Today, Rodriguez is 23 and the deputy director of the Front National de la Jeunesse (FNJ), the youth wing of Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front.
  • Quiet Voices Crushing “The Dictator’s Club”

    03/20/2017 4:38:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2017 | Katie Kieffer
    “Quiet voices” that became an “earthquake” is how President Trump explains his populist win in America—and today similar voices in France threaten the world’s most potent globalist structure: the United Nations.France is the world’s fifth most popular travel destination and sixth largest economy. Not too shabby for a country roughly the size of Texas. Despite these successes, the French people are growing increasingly unhappy with their political system. In April and May, French voters will elect a new president. Marine Le Pen is the National Front party candidate gaining popularity for her fresh and daring policies.“If anything, I’m to the...
  • Timeline: France’s Three Years of Islamist Terror

    03/19/2017 6:14:08 AM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    PARIS (AFP) – A man who said he was ready to die for Allah was shot dead after attacking a soldier at Paris’s Orly airport, triggering a major security alert that caused travel chaos. The shooting is the latest attack in a country reeling from a wave of bloody assaults, including many claimed by the Islamic State group. Here is a recap of major assaults and foiled attempts since the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris in January 2015. – 2015 – – January 7-9: Two men armed with Kalashnikov rifles storm the Paris offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo killing...
  • Paris climate treaty dead

    03/18/2017 5:36:23 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 47 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 18, 2017 | Lorrie Goldstein
    While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will never admit it, the 2015 Paris climate treaty Canada signed with great fanfare died last week.It died because of the release of U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget plan.While Trump has to get it through the U.S. Congress, which means parts of it are unlikely to survive, his clear intention to gut U.S. climate change policy by dismantling the Environmental Protection Agency spells the death knell for the Paris treaty.Trump is proposing deeper cuts to the EPA than any other government agency, reducing its $8.2 billion budget by 31%, laying off 19% of its...
  • Man killed at Paris airport used lead-shot [sic] pistol to try to take soldier hostage...

    03/18/2017 6:37:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    L A Times ^ | 03/18/2017 | Kim Willsher
    One of France’s main airports was evacuated and flights disrupted for hours Saturday after a man wrestled a soldier to the ground and snatched her automatic rifle, telling her colleagues “there will be deaths.” The 39-year-old assailant, identified by authorities as Ziyed Ben Belgacem, was known to France’s intelligence services as a possible Islamist extremist. Hours before the airport attack, he wounded a police officer with a 9-millimeter lead-shot pistol during a traffic stop and later opened fire in a bar without hitting anyone, Francois Molins, the Paris prosecutor, said at an evening news conference.
  • Paris Orly Airport shooting: Attacker was on terror watchlist [Paris Attack Foiled]

    03/18/2017 11:09:55 AM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    Sky News ^ | March 18, 2017 | Sky News Staff
    In the airport terminal the attacker assaulted a patrol of three counter-terrorism soldiers, wrestling one of them to the floor and trying to take her gun. The man was shot dead by patrol officers as they attempted to protect the women and members of the public at the airport, according to France's Interior Ministry.... ...A police source said the man was "a radicalised Muslim known to intelligence services and the justice system" and had a history of thefts and violent robberies.
  • Orly airport: Man killed after taking soldier's gun (Paris)

    03/18/2017 2:45:53 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 49 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/18/2017 | BBC
    A man has been shot dead after grabbing a solider's gun at Orly airport in Paris, French officials say. He was killed by the security forces in a shop after seizing the weapon in the airport's southern terminal. The airport has been shut down after what the authorities say was an extremely serious incident and passengers not allowed to disembark. A security operation is continuing with bomb disposal experts involved and a search for any possible accomplices. Police also want to make sure the dead man was not wearing an explosive belt......
  • ‘Allahu Akbar’ Attacker Arrested After Father and Brother’s Throats Slit in Paris

    03/17/2017 2:48:10 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Mar 2017 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Two men were found dead in the courtyard of a Paris apartment building Friday, their throats slit. French police have launched an investigation into the slayings and have arrested one individual in connection with the killings. According to reports, the two dead men are the father and brother to the arrested man, who it is reported by best-selling newspaper Le Figaro was heard to shout “Allahu Akbar”, and was wearing traditional North African dress at the time of the deaths. A witness to the attack told Agence France Presse that he was at home when he heard “a man screaming...
  • Six out of 10 People in France ‘Don’t Feel Safe Anywhere’

    03/17/2017 10:01:28 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Mar 2017 | VIRGINIA HALE
    Fearing terror attacks, the majority of people in France are pessimistic about the nation’s security situation, with six in 10 saying they no longer feel safe anywhere according to an IFOP-FIDUCIAL poll. The survey found that 93 per cent of French believe the threat of more terror attacks is high, and 71 per cent feel the security situation in France has got worse over the last five years.
  • Six out of 10 People in France ‘Don’t Feel Safe Anywhere’

    03/17/2017 7:42:00 AM PDT · by davikkm · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | VIRGINIA HALE
    Fearing terror attacks, the majority of people in France are pessimistic about the nation’s security situation, with six in 10 saying they no longer feel safe anywhere according to an IFOP-FIDUCIAL poll. The survey found that 93 per cent of French believe the threat of more terror attacks is high, and 71 per cent feel the security situation in France has got worse over the last five years. More broadly, 59 per cent of those polled said they did not feel safe anywhere, with almost one in four (24 per cent) opting to “strongly agree” with the statement. Reflecting the...
  • Trump is right: France is no longer France

    03/17/2017 6:39:00 AM PDT · by high info voter · 24 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | 3/17/2017 | Giulio Meotti
    “Paris is no longer Paris,” US President Donald Trump recently said. A few days later, the New York Times ran a story entitled “As France’s Towns Wither, Fears of a Decline in ‘Frenchness.’” But the liberal newspaper refused to testify about the real metamorphosis of the French landscape. That is perfectly summarized by a book entitled Will the Church Bells Ring Tomorrow?, in which Philippe de Villiers writes that France, the “eldest daughter” of the Catholic Church, is turning into the “eldest daughter of Islam.” Trump was right. A 2,200-page report, entitled “Suburbs of the Republic,” commissioned by the French...
  • France: Suspect arrested after shooting at Grasse school

    03/16/2017 7:01:35 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    (CNN)One person has been arrested after a shooting at a high school in the town of Grasse, south-east France, authorities said Thursday. A 17-year-old armed with a rifle, a handgun, a revolver and two grenades entered the Alexis de Tocqueville school at about lunchtime and opened fire at the headteacher, CNN's French affiliate BFMTV reported. Eight people have been injured, including those with shock, a French Interior Ministry spokesman told BFMTV, adding that the headteacher was among those hurt.
  • Paris IMF letter bomb injures one employee

    03/16/2017 5:59:37 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    bbc ^ | 3-16-17
    The IMF employee received hand and face injuries, and staff were evacuated. IMF director Christine Lagarde condemned the "cowardly act of violence" against IMF staff.
  • France school shooting: 'Several people injured' after 'gunman opens fire at military school'

    03/16/2017 5:43:59 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 21 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | March 16, 2017 | ANTHONY BOND
    A gunman has entered a military school in France leading to a number of injuries , it is being reported. Gunshots have been heard at the Alexis de Tocqueville school in Grasse, France. Unconfirmed reports say a man armed with several weapons shot the school's headmaster.
  • Le Pen Will Work with Poland and Hungary to ‘Dismantle’ the EU

    03/15/2017 7:36:20 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 15, 2017 | Jack Montgomery
    Marine Le Pen, the frontrunner in the first round of France’s upcoming presidential elections, has said she will build alliances with Theresa May, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, and Polish leader Jarosław Kaczyński to “dismantle” the European Union (EU) if she is elected... “Certainly we will not agree on everything,” she conceded, “but after that, each country is free and sovereign to defend their own interests.” One of the “many points” on which she believes her administration could work with Hungary and Poland would be the issue of migrant quotas, which both countries have opposed.
  • French Leader: People Have No Confidence In Media

    03/14/2017 11:39:55 AM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 8 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | March 14th, 2017 | Poletical
    Leader of France's Front National, Marine Le Pen, flipped the script on a French reporter who accused her of encouraging people to read news on the internet that "may not be verified". Le Pen shot back, saying, "It could never be worse than what you guys are saying." Le Pen went on to tell the reporter that "French people have no confidence in the media whatsoever". Le Pen's party has been surging in polls leading up to the country's elections, with Front National polling at 26%, ahead of the country's socialist and conservative alternatives. Watch the video of Le Pen...
  • God's Will and Glory ,your Fruit to take in and bare[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/14/2017 10:25:17 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    You my children have been orchestrated for My will and glory but are you accomplishing my will at this very moment or have you put me on pause for I AM your Redeemer, Lord and God . My yoke is easy there is no striving but a beautiful flowing river of Life and this is the wellspring I call to that abides in you ! My law is Love and My Rudder for your life is intimacy with me . So come even now and walk with Me in the Garden of your Destiny for there is fruit of My...
  • Gay rights activist claims raped by an American man who shouted: 'You French people hate Trump' (Tr)

    03/14/2017 10:06:12 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3-14-2017 | Fionn Hargreaves
    A gay rights activist, who moved to France to escape persecution, claims he was raped by an American man in Marseille who said 'you French people hate Trump'. The 35-year-old says he was drugged at a bar on Friday by two men who were American and English, who then took him to a hotel room. The LGBT activist claims the American said: 'You French people…you hate Trump. And you listen to black and Arabic music.' He told a news website his alleged attackers beat him and tied his wrists and ankles with ripped up bedsheets.
  • Marine Le Pen Smacks Down Reporter: 'No One Trusts the Media'

    03/14/2017 7:50:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    A fascinating exchange in which French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen informs a reporter that no one trusts the media highlights how incredibly disconnected from reality the establishment press really is. The reporter tells Le Pen her advice that people "turn away from the traditional media, (and) go and find news on the Internet" is "dangerous".
  • French Mayor Facing 1,800 Euro Fine for Speaking of ‘Problem’ of Muslim Schoolchildren

    03/13/2017 9:36:39 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Mar 2017 | NICK HALLETT
    A French mayor has appeared in court on charges of inciting racial hatred after saying there were too many Muslim schoolchildren in his city. Robert Ménard, who is mayor of the southern town of Béziers and an ally of Marine Le Pen’s Front National party, faces the charges after telling a news channel: “In a class in the city centre in my town, 91 per cent of the children are Muslims. Obviously, this is a problem. There are limits to tolerance.”
  • Paris Bans Foreign Languages At Construction Sites To Protect Local Workers

    03/10/2017 8:40:59 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 10, 2017 | By Jacob Bojesson
    The Paris region passed a law Thursday that bans foreign languages at construction sites to stop foreign labor. The “Small Business Act” wants to promote more public contracts for local businesses in the Ile de France region, which includes Paris. It includes a clause that makes it mandatory to use French as the working language at publicly-funded building projects. “This clause is necessary and targets foreign companies who come with their teams, without any of them speaking French,” Jerome Chartier, the region’s vice president, told AFP. “These companies need to improve.” Several French regions have already imposed similar language restrictions...
  • France rebukes construction firm's offer to help build Trump's border wall

    03/10/2017 11:35:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 10, 2017
    France’s top diplomat is pressing a French-Swiss cement manufacturer to rethink its bid to sell the United States material to build President Trump’s proposed border wall. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Thursday that while construction giant LafargeHolcim can do what they want as a private company, the company should consider the social responsibility it has and the fact that the move could hurt its business with other clients. "It should reflect upon what its interests are. There are other clients who will be stunned by this," Ayrault told France Info radio. "Lafarge says it doesn’t do politics. ... Very...
  • France's Death Spiral

    03/09/2017 4:55:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | March 5, 2017 | Guy Millière
    In 1990, the "Gayssot law" was passed, stipulating that "any discrimination based on ethnicity, nation, race or religion is prohibited". Since then, it has been used to criminalize any criticism of Arab and African delinquency, any question on immigration from the Muslim world, any negative analysis of Islam. Many writers have been fined and most "politically incorrect" books on those topics have disappeared from bookshops. The French government asked the media to obey the "Gayssot law." It also asked that history textbooks be rewritten to include chapters on the crimes committed by the West against Muslims, and on the...
  • MY VOICE IS YOUR TOOL[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/09/2017 9:16:58 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-9-17 | Holy Spirit
    Your submission to strict obedience has released angels of favor never heard of or known before, Truly your obedience has lowered a ladder and opened a door , much in the way I did for Jacob I NOW do for you , Remember My Virtue "abides in you ", For truly your walk of Holiness changes others DNA, As the woman with the issue of blood was healed that day, So pay no attention to those that say with them you must go, For Truly My Voice is all you need to KNOW , I" AM your TRUE SHEPHERD "...
  • Six Ways Fillon's Woes Have Shaken French Election

    03/08/2017 3:19:46 AM PST · by KyCats · 6 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | March 08, 2017 | AFP
    Rightwing presidential candidate Francois Fillon appears to have won his battle to stay in France’s election, but his fake job scandal will have a lasting impact on the vote and beyond. Fillon, 63, won unanimous backing from leaders of his Republicans party on Monday night giving him hope he has finally silenced those who have consistently called on him to step aside over the last six weeks. The conservative ex-premier has been in torment since January 24 when revelations first emerged that he had paid his wife and children hundreds of thousands of euros from public funds — with little...
  • France, Germany, Spain, Italy call for a multi-speed Europe

    03/06/2017 3:20:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2017 2:33 PM EST | Sylvie Corbet
    Leaders of France, Germany, Spain and Italy have called for a European Union which allows groups of member states to advance at their own pace, in a joint effort to cushion the impact of the Brexit. French president François Hollande hosted his counterparts on Monday evening in Versailles, near Paris, to prepare for a larger EU meeting later this week. “Europe must be able to draw the consequences of the Brexit,” he said in a joint statement with the other leaders of the European Union’s major economies. […] Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni joined...
  • Now is the time for your walk of Faith[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2017 1:33:37 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    bible, Holy Spirit, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-6-17 | bible, The Joshua Chronicles
    I wait upon the waters for you in the midst of your storm. Now is the time for your walk of Faith . . . Step out of doubt and find your trust knowing I am The finisher of your faith and come to me even now for I have laid a table before you to eat from, for my showbread "declares" life everlasting "IS" yours right now ! "Come" for I AM The Peace for your heart. I have met you with a Yes and Amen now walk in your answer for you have received your request. Matthew 14:22-33...
  • France's Death Spiral (Leftism And Islamism)

    03/06/2017 5:43:11 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 3-5-2017 | Guy Millière
    * In 1990, the "Gayssot law" was passed, stipulating that "any discrimination based on ethnicity, nation, race or religion is prohibited". Since then, it has been used to criminalize any criticism of Arab and African delinquency, any question on immigration from the Muslim world, any negative analysis of Islam. Many writers have been fined and most "politically incorrect" books on those topics have disappeared from bookshops. * The French government asked the media to obey the "Gayssot law." It also asked that history textbooks be rewritten to include chapters on the crimes committed by the West against Muslims, and on...
  • French Vogue Magazine Puts Transgender Model on Cover for First Time

    03/05/2017 10:59:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Vogue Paris is to become the first French magazine to feature a transgender model on its cover, according the honour to Valentina Sampaio of Brazil for its March edition. Calling Sampaio the "glam standard-bearer of a cause that is on the march", the French edition of Vogue describes the 22-year-old as a "femme fatale" who happened to be born a boy. "Beyond her evident physical qualities and her sparkling personality, (Sampaio) embodies... a long and painful fight against being perceived as a 'gender exile'," Emmanuelle Alt, the magazine's editor-in-chief, writes in her editor's letter.
  • Pressure mounts on France's Fillon as party heavyweights look to Juppe

    03/05/2017 6:42:50 AM PST · by Spiridon · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/5/2017 | John Irish and Simon Carraud
    A senior politician from embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon's conservative camp said on Sunday that several party heavyweights were about to issue a statement calling for prime minister Alain Juppe to replace him. Once the frontrunner, Fillon is mired in a scandal over his wife's pay, and his campaign has been in serious trouble since he learnt last week that he could be placed under formal investigation for misuse of public funds. He is under growing pressure as party leaders prepare a crisis meeting Monday to discuss the situation ahead of a March 17 deadline when all presidential candidates...
  • France's Fatal Attraction to Islam

    03/04/2017 6:14:42 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 13 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 3/4/2017 | Giulio Meotti
    ◾Instead of fighting to save what is savable, French opinion-makers are already writing the terms of surrender. ◾By hybridizing cultures and rejecting Christianity, France will soon end up not even teaching also Arabic, but only Arabic, and marking Ramadan instead of Easter. ◾Instead of wasting their time trying to organize an "Islam of France", French political leaders, opinion makers and think tanks should look for ways to counter the creeping Islamization of their country. Otherwise, we may soon be seeing not only a "Grand Imam de France", but also lashes and stonings on the Champs Élysées. Two years ago, the...
  • ‘Don’t feed the migrants’: Calais mayor bans charities from distributing food to prevent new Jungle

    03/03/2017 3:40:26 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    RT ^ | 3/2/17
    The center-right mayor of the French port city of Calais faces a standoff with aid groups, after issuing an order forbidding the systematic distribution of food on the site of the so-called ‘Jungle’ refugee camp, which was demolished last October. “We have suffered too much,” said Natacha Bouchart, a member of the center-right Les Republicains, after approving the new restrictions on Thursday. Posters explaining the new rules were placed around the remnants of the 'Jungle,' whose population reached 10,000 at its peak, while heavily armed police patrolled the territory. Utopia56, a humanitarian aid group, said officers fired tear gas at...
  • The Globalists are Out for Le Pen: Can She Hold them Off?

    03/03/2017 8:53:40 AM PST · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    They’ll either try to defeat her through the Polls or through the machinations of the government and judiciary, whichever seems most expedient at the time. Marine le Pen, leader of the French national Front, despite leading in all major polls may yet fail to clinch the election as France’s next President. Is it due to lack of popularity? Are the French people finally accepting their fate as the dumping ground of the world’s economic migrants? Or is that the system is in such fear of the “Great, Global Revolution”, that they will do literally anything to stop its continuance?
  • Campaigners urging Obama to run for French president

    03/03/2017 8:10:47 AM PST · by tekrat · 32 replies
    "Oui on peut!" The slogan on posters in Paris streets translates as "Yes We Can!" Heard that before? The people behind the campaign are urging former U.S President Barack Obama to join the French presidential race.
  • Wilders: Action Against Le Pen is Scandalous

    03/02/2017 5:49:08 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    Telegraaf ^ | 3/2/17
    The HAGUE-PVV leader Geert Wilders calls it "a scandal" that the immunity of French politician Marine Le Pen in the European Parliament (EP) is lifted, he said Thursday to the ANP. "Spreading the truth can now be prosecuted. Madness," said Wilders. Against Le Pen in France runs an investigation, because she posted in 2015 three shocking photos of atrocities of Islamic State (IS) via Twitter. There is impunity as an MEP, but publication of this kind of material is punishable in France. Now her immunity is lifted, the French public prosecutor can prosecute her. (translated from Dutch)
  • France's Marine Le Pen loses immunity over violent ISIS images

    03/02/2017 5:39:37 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 3-2-17 | James Masters
    <p>CNN)Marine Le Pen's bid to become the next French president has hit another stumble after members of the European Parliament voted to lift her immunity from prosecution.</p> <p>The move, formally confirmed Thursday, will allow French prosecutors to investigate Le Pen over tweets she sent in December 2015 that showed images of killings by ISIS militants.</p>
  • Teacher in France suspended for reading Bible to pupils in class

    03/02/2017 5:08:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 2 March 2017 16:57 CET+01:00
    A teacher in central France has been suspended after he read passages of the Bible to his primary school pupils. Education authorities in the staunchly secular country have been accused of overreacting. The teacher was suspended from his school in Malicornay, in the department of Indre, after reading Bible passages to pupils aged between nine and eleven. Parents of pupils in the class objected to the teacher’s lessons, writing an anonymous letter to the headmaster in complaint, reported France Bleu radio. The headmaster then decided to suspend the teacher for his apparent disregard of France’s strict secularism laws that separate...
  • Fillon refuses to quit French election despite charges

    03/01/2017 5:35:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/1/2017 | BBC
    French centre-right presidential candidate Francois Fillon has said he will fight on, as he announced that a judge was placing him under formal investigation. For weeks, he has fought allegations that his wife was paid for year for work she did not do. "It's a political assassination," Mr. Fillon told reporters on Wednesday. He has now been summoned to appear before the judge, Serge Tournaire, on 15 March. The date is just two days before the deadline for candidates to submit their final applications. The first round takes place on 23 April, followed by a second-round run-off on 7 May......
  • France in 'climate of near civil war', says angry Fillon

    02/28/2017 7:45:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 28 February 2017 09:07 CET+01:00 | AFP
    As attacks mount around the election, one presidential front runner said France is seeing “a climate near civil war”. Journalists accused of bias. Judges said to be taking orders from the president. The country in a state of “near civil war.” This isn’t America’s bitter presidential election campaign last year, but France’s in 2017. The latest comments from conservative François Fillon, who has accused the Socialist government of failing to protect candidates, underline the increasingly ugly tone of France’s campaign. Clashes in the western city of Nantes at the weekend during a demonstration against far-right leader Marine Le Pen and...
  • Battle begins to stop 'fake news' from impacting the French presidential election

    02/28/2017 7:36:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 28 February 2017 23:23 CET+01:00
    An unprecedented joint media project was launched in France on Tuesday with the aim of preventing the very modern plague of fake news stories on Facebook from influencing the French presidential election. But how effective will it be? A group of 37 French and international media outlets, supported by Google, on Tuesday launched “CrossCheck”, a joint fact-checking platform aimed at detecting fake information which could affect the French presidential election. Fears that fake news stories posted on social media sites could influence the French election grew in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s shock election win in the United States in...