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  • Paris Mayor May Ban Black Feminist Nyansapo Festival

    05/28/2017 6:47:09 PM PDT · by blueplum · 11 replies ^ | 29 May 2017 5:45pm | Editor, NewsCoAU
    The mayor of Paris has called for a black feminist festival in the city to be banned on the grounds that it excludes white people. At the Nyansapo Festival in July, billed as “blackfeminist”, 80% of the venue will be reserved for black women. Black people of any gender will be allowed in another area, while a third area will be open to all. Anne Hidalgo tweeted that she reserved the right “to prosecute the organisers for discrimination”. Some French anti-racism organisations have condemned the festival. SOS Racisme called it “an abomination” and said it “wallows in ethnic separation”, while...
  • Dr. Quits Profession After Urging Minorities To Rape Front National Voters to Create Half-Breeds

    05/26/2017 7:08:23 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-26-2017 | Virginia Hale
    A doctor who called for ethnic minorities to rape female Front National (FN) voters so as to bring France “multicoloured descendants” and “kill right wing poison in the egg” has quit work after a ruling by the Order of Physicians. “Blacks, Negroes, North Africans, Jews, leftists, gipsies, disabled, Freemasons and even my gay friends, in solidarity: bring up your hard [penises]! Let our consciences sleep under the pillow, and jump the right-wing tail that’s on offer.“Hail to a vast altruistic copulation. Provide multicoloured descendants to the sinking country of France. “With one goal: kill the [right wing] poison in the...
  • France vows to help Britain fight terror

    05/26/2017 9:39:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies ^ | 26 May 2017 17:34 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    President Emmanuel Macron has vowed France’s total support in Britain’s fight against terrorism after the Manchester attack as he met Prime Minister Theresa May at the G7 summit. “We will be here to cooperate and do everything we can in order to increase this cooperation at the European level, in order to do more from a bilateral point of view against terrorism,” Macron told her, in their first formal meeting since he took office. The bombing of a pop concert in Manchester on Monday night, which left 22 people dead, came a year and a half after another assault claimed...
  • Apple may aid investigation into deadly 2016 EgyptAir crash

    05/26/2017 1:26:48 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    AppleInsider ^ | Friday, May 26,2017 | By Roger Fingas
    Apple on Friday said that it's open to cooperation with French authorities, who are exploring the possibility that two of the company's devices were linked to the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 in 2016. The flight's first officer may have plugged an iPhone 6s and an iPad mini 4 into the wrong socket in the jet's cockpit, French officials told Le Parisien. That may have triggered runaway heat, in turn sparking a fire. At the moment, the investigation is being helped by an engineer from the French National Center for Scientific Research, as well as two people fron the French...
  • France urges Trump not to rush on Paris climate deal

    05/25/2017 9:29:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies ^ | 25 May 2017 17:51 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday said he hoped US President Donald Trump would not rush into deciding what to do with the Paris climate agreement. “My wish is that the United States takes no hurried decision,” Macron told a news briefing after talks with Trump, in which the two leaders discussed Washington’s doubts over the 196-nation climate pact reached in late 2015. “I told the US president the importance of the deal for us, the importance of the commitment made by the international community,” he said. …
  • Germany and France vow to speed up eurozone integration

    05/22/2017 11:07:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies ^ | 22 May 2017 15:06 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Core EU powers France and Germany vowed Monday to accelerate eurozone integration, with a new bilateral panel to work out ways to kickstart the reform process. “We’ve been talking about progress in eurozone integration for years, but things are not moving fast enough,” said France’s new Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire in Berlin after talks with his German counterpart Wolfgang Schäuble. “We have now decided to get things going more quickly and further in a very concrete manner,” he said. Schäuble agreed that “we are convinced that Germany and France must take a leading role” in strengthening the European Union...
  • Cyril Hanouna: French host humiliates gay men on live TV

    05/22/2017 9:19:38 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22th May 2017 | BBC News
    A record number of people have complained after a French TV presenter posted a spoof ad on a gay dating website and made fun of people who responded live on air. Cyril Hanouna used a feminine tone of voice and tricked those he spoke to into revealing their sexual fantasies. One of the victims was left in a "state of appalling distress", LGBT campaigners said. They accused the presenter of homophobia. Nearly 20,000 complaints about the segment on Mr Hanouna's nightly show Touche pas à mon poste (TPMP - "Don't touch my TV" in English) had been made to the...
  • French Mirage Fighters Turned Israel Into a Major Air Power

    05/21/2017 8:16:29 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    War is Boring ^ | May 19, 2017 | Tom Cooper
    Fifty years ago, on May 19, 1967, the Mirage V made its first flight from Melun-Villaroche airfield in France. Within context of events that were to follow ever the next few weeks, this date marked the birth not only of the modern-day French military aviation sector, but also what can be considered the birthday of the Israeli Aircraft Industries. The Mirage V was a result of close cooperation between France and Israel in the 1950s and 1960s. Its story could be traced back in time to the days when what was then officially designated the Israel Defense Force/Air Force was...
  • Women expelled from streets in central Paris, police unable to restore safety

    05/19/2017 2:45:27 PM PDT · by wtd · 36 replies
    TheOldContinent/EyeonEurope ^ | 19 May 2017 | Benjamin de Wolf
    Women expelled from streets in central Paris, police unable to restore safety Tweet linkWomen from the Chapelle-Pajol district (not the banlieue, but right in the centre of Paris, close to Gare Du Nord, the Sacré-Coeur, Montmartre and the Moulin Rouge) are no longer visible on its streets and squares, they are absent from its metro stations, and they are no longer welcome in its cafes, bars and restaurants. The district is taken over by groups of men, drug dealers and migrants, who harass or insult every female they encounter. Newspaper Le Parisien reported this week on the structural misogyny...
  • Protest over “no-go zone for women” in Paris immigrant district

    05/19/2017 8:52:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies ^ | 19 May 2017 19:10 CEST+02:00 | Evie Burrows-Taylor
    Women took to the streets of one of the poorest areas of Paris on Friday to protest at what they say has become an all-male “no-go zone”, where any female daring to venture out alone is subject to severe sexist harassment or worse. The district, whose streets are usually lined with large groups of young men of African and Arab origin, is located around La Chapelle metro station on the border of the 10th and 18th arrondissements in the northeast of the French capital. The current row over the alleged no-gone zone echoes a controversy widely reported by French and...
  • Macron riles French media with reporter ban

    05/19/2017 6:29:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies ^ | 19 May 2017 14:49 CEST+02:00
    President Emmanuel Macron has had his first major spat with the media since taking power, after his team imposed restrictions on which journalists could travel with him on a trip to visit French troops stationed in west Africa. The move, which echoes similar conflicts over media coverage of Donald Trump’s presidency in the United States, sparked an angry joint response by more than 20 of the country’s top media outlets, including Le Monde newspaper, Agence France-Presse and state-owned broadcaster France 3. “In no case must the Elysée decide on those of us who are entitled or not to cover a...
  • WikiLeaks Busts NPR Spreading Fake News, Destroys Them on Twitter

    05/14/2017 7:32:15 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Free Thought Project ^ | 08 May 2017 | Claire Bernish
    Wikileaks did it again — proving beyond the frailest shadow of a doubt fork-tongued mainstream presstitutes have no interest in legitimate reporting — but would rather spoon feed the American populace whatever mendacious drivel suits their corporate sponsors’ slavishly nationalist, Russophobic agenda. Facts be damned. Oldstream media tried to hold Wikileaks accountable for yet another exploit for which it had literally no role. Quelle surprise. Where the civilians of this once-united nation vociferously defend their preferred mainstream outlet-du-jour for being less slanted than its political polar opposite — as in, how MSNBC could be considered the left’s answer to FOX...
  • Watch: French president called on U.S. climate change scientists to move to France to escape Trump

    05/14/2017 5:54:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 14, 2017 | Justin Haskins
    On Monday, France elected former Socialist Party member Emmanuel Macron to be the nation’s next president, pushing Macron’s past promise to offer a home to all climate change scientists in America to the forefront of the ongoing debate over global warming. Macron, who has been described by many European and American news outlets as a “centrist,” is a noted believer in the theory humans are primarily responsible for climate change. In February, Macron posted a video on his Facebook page in which he invited all U.S. climate researchers to France to escape the Trump administration....
  • Marion Marechal-Le Pen quits politics following aunt’s election loss

    05/13/2017 11:01:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 13, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    When we hear the name Le Pen in relation to French politics it’s most often a reference to Marine Le Pen, the losing candidate in the recent presidential elections. But this is something of a family business and the latest headline has to do with her niece, Marion Marechal-Le Pen. She was the youngest woman elected to the legislature since the French Revolution and has been widely viewed as more of a rival to her aunt than a teammate because of her distinctly more socially conservative views. Her time in the political spotlight is over now, however, at least for...
  • Can Emmanuel Macron really rule France 'by decrees'?

    05/13/2017 5:41:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies ^ | 10 May 2017 11:25 CEST+02:00
    Macron wants to pass a series of laws by decree in order to speed through reforms — and not everyone is happy about it. But can he actually do it? Macron, France’s soon to be youngest ever president at 39, has major plans for France, including a “simplification” of France’s labor laws and cuts to the public sector and public spending. But to bring these plans to action, the president-elect has said he will not wait for the backing of the French parliament — which he he is unlikely to get a majority in anyway. Instead Macron is planning to...
  • US neo-Nazis linked to Macron hack

    05/12/2017 10:33:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 05/12/2017 09:23 | Andrew Rettman
    The spread of stolen emails designed to harm Emmanuel Macron was linked to US-based neo-Nazis, according to a French investigation. France’s Le Monde newspaper reported on Thursday (11 May) that a website called, which was named as a go-to place for the purloined emails, shared the same digital infrastructure as, a website created by the US neo-Nazi activist Andrew Auernheimer. The emails were dumped online on 5 May, shortly before Macron won the French presidential election by a landslide. The dump came two days after an anonymous user of an online message board called published fake documents...
  • Exclusive: Front National Candidate Reveals Party's Potential New Name ("The Patriots")

    05/12/2017 1:33:24 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/11/2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Paris, France: Front National legislative candidate Aymeric Durox has revealed to Breitbart London the new name of the Front National could be "Les Patriotes", or the Patriots. Mr. Durox said the name change, which was talked about on Sunday evening following the defeat of anti-mass migration candidate Marine Le Pen, is likely to be Les Patriots citing the office of vice Florian Philippot registering the name in 2015.... The Front National, or perhaps soon Les Patriots, are challenging the establishment parties in next month's French legislative elections. Mr. Durox, who is standing in Paris, said all the establishment candidates he...
  • Just how unusual is Emmanuel Macron’s 24-year age gap with his wife anyway?

    05/11/2017 8:27:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/11/2017 | By Adam Taylor
    Emmanuel Macron is 24 years younger than his wife, and the incoming French president is exasperated that people keep talking about it. Discussing the assumptions and rumors about his relationship his wife, Brigitte, Macron told Le Parisien newspaper this week that “if I had been 20 years older than my wife, nobody would have thought for a single second that I couldn’t be.” It's a sentiment many French women seem to relate to. Speaking to The Washington Post's Mary Jordan ahead of the election, some suggested that the Macrons' marriage was social “revenge” for years of powerful men seeking younger...
  • France's new president is a 'zombie Catholic'

    05/10/2017 3:50:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    cna ^ | May 10, 2017
    Emmanuel Macron. Credit: Frederic Legrand COMEO / Shutterstock. Paris, France, May 10, 2017 / 04:44 pm (CNA).- Newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron, according to one of his biographers, embodies a new phenomenon in France known as “zombie Catholicism.”Once among the most Catholic countries in the world, sometimes called the “eldest daughter of the Church,” France has seen serious decline in churchgoing numbers in modern times. While more than 50 percent of people still identify as Catholic, only 5 percent regularly attend Mass. Still, in France’s recent presidential election, a latent Catholic identity in many of France’s citizens proved to be a...
  • Openings for US-Iran Deal? (LoL - pathetically naive)

    10/13/2008 6:26:20 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 483+ views
    yahoo/The Nation ^ | Oct 13, 2008
    Oct 13,2008 The Nation -- The elections in Iran are nearly a year away, but it's encouraging to see the emerging possibility of a new bid for the presidency by former President Mohammad Khatami. Last week, he hinted that he's considering running against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the nutball whose support lies mainly in the paramilitary Basij force and elements of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. Can Khatami ju-jitsu the all-powerful Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei and his election-rigging Guardian Council? Can Khatami loom so large that even Khamenei might choose to support him over Ahmadinejad? Might Khamenei decide to back Khatami as...