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  • Purists alarmed over moves to make French less macho

    11/13/2017 6:46:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 12, 2017 | Gina Doggett
    Moves to make French more female-friendly have sparked impassioned debate in France, with an appalled Academie Francaise warning of a "mortal danger" to the language of Moliere. At the centre of the debate is the growing use of formulations such as "lecteur.rice.s" for the word "readers" to embrace both genders.
  • Paris Attack: Police Hunt BMW Driver Who Mowed Down Six French Soldiers

    08/09/2017 4:56:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 08/09/17
    Car rams into soldiers near their barracks outside ParisVehicle took off after the incident, police sayLocal mayor says it was 'without a doubt a deliberate act'France has been in state of emergency since November 2015​ French police launched a manhunt on Wednesday after a car rammed into soldiers near their barracks outside Paris, injuring six people, two of them seriously. Police were scrambling to track down the vehicle, which took off after the incident described by local mayor Patrick Balkany as "without a doubt a deliberate act". Mayor of Levallois-Perret Patrick Balkany has said he saw a BMW drive...
  • France election: Macron party set for big parliamentary win

    06/11/2017 12:08:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    bbc.com ^ | June 11, 2017 | BBC
    The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections. As polls closed, projections showed La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) set to win more than 400 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly.
  • Macron's French presidential campaign emails leaked online

    05/05/2017 6:11:38 PM PDT · by Enchante · 104 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2017 | Eric Auchard and Bate Felix
    Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a "massive" computer hack that dumped its campaign emails online 1-1/2 days before voters choose between the centrist and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen.
  • Le Pen: France will be lead by a woman; either me or Mrs. Merkel. <OUCH!>

    05/03/2017 5:33:08 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 3, 2017 | iBankCoin
    During the debate, Marine Le Pen tells Macron to his face that he is Merkel's bag carrier and that France will indeed be led by a woman. Either her or Merkel! Absolutely priceless and a MUST WATCH. Click to see this awesome video
  • What Will it Take for Le Pen to Win the French Election?

    05/03/2017 12:36:37 PM PDT · by davikkm · 25 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    This Sunday, the French people will go to the voting booths with a choice between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen for the Presidency of France. So far, it looks set to be a landslide for the Pro-EU Macron, but there has been some slight movement on the polls that show that it may not be all over for Le Pen. The latest poll from Harris Interactive shows that Macron will get 61% of the final vote (leaving Le Pen on 39%), but this is almost a 6% change since April 20th. Not only that, but there are several elements...
  • French election: Le Pen and Macron spar ahead of runoff

    05/01/2017 9:35:35 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/1/2017 | BBC
    The two rivals in France's presidential race have traded accusations at the start of the last week of campaigning. .....Marine Le Pen lambasted pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron as a "candidate of continuity". Mr. Macron said he would fight "until the last second" against Ms. Le Pen ideas "of what constitutes democracy"..... She launched a full-throttle attack on Mr. Macron, calling him a candidate of "a morbid continuity, littered with the corpses of jobs transferred offshore, the ruins of bust businesses, and the gaping holes of deficit and debt". "Emmanuel Macron is just (current President) Francois Hollande, who wants to stay...
  • Fake News Now Claiming Russians Are Hacking French Election, Targeting Macron

    04/25/2017 12:21:44 PM PDT · by davikkm · 38 replies
    And the Russian hacking insanity continues…this time it involves the French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron. The left is using the same rinse-and-repeat formula they did in the U.S. election to set up for their next round of being sore losers. If Marine Le Pen wins the presidential election in France, the entire globalist establishment risks collapsing under the weight of growing populist, nationalistic sentiments. We are sitting on the verge of another scandal looming. If Marine Le Pen wins, the entire French left, and the global left as a whole will pull together to continue to push narratives about Russian...
  • French Far-right Pres Candidate Marine Le Pen Steps Down as Head of National Front

    04/24/2017 12:19:53 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 141 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/24/2017 | Fionn Hargreaves
    BREAKING NEWS: French Far-right Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen Steps Down as Head of National Front in Bid to Woo Moderate Voters o The Front National leader quit as she made it to the second round of voting o She will face off against centrist Emmanuel Macron in the final vote on May 7 o President Hollande told voters Le Pen would ruin the economy if she is elected French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen has announced that she is temporarily stepping down as her party's leader. The Front National leader revealed she would be quitting her role in...
  • Exit Polls: Establishment Favorite Emmanuel Macron Will Take On Nationalist Marine Le Pen in Round 2

    04/23/2017 10:27:38 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-23-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    Polls in France have closed. According to the exit polls, independent candidate Emmanuel Macron -- who's leading a "movement" rather than a party -- and Front National leader Marine Le Pen will proceed to the second round of the French presidential election. That's exactly what was indicated in the poll of polls, which had Macron leading the field with 24 percent, followed by Le Pen with 22 percent. The exit polls show Macron with 23.7 percent and Le Pen with 21.7 percent. If those results prove true, the last polls were right on the money. For Le Pen, today's result...
  • Breaking: La Pen now Leads 24.8% versus 22.19%

    04/23/2017 12:50:39 PM PDT · by fision · 162 replies
    BBC TV | BBC
    French Interior Ministry now has La Pen in first place>
  • BREAKING NEWS: Shock waves through France as far-right Marine Le Pen makes it

    04/23/2017 10:39:49 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 263 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 23, 2017 | Nick Fagge
    BREAKING NEWS: Shock waves through France as far-right Marine Le Pen makes it into the second round of nation’s presidential elections Marine Le Pen made it into the second round of nation’s presidential elections, according to exit polls She stormed into the final ballot in second place to face centrist independent Emmanuel Macron A polling station in Eastern France was forced to close as bomb squad was deployed to deal with a vehicle The worrying incident comes after a deadly ISIS gun attack on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Thursday France’s far right National Front sent shock waves through Europe...
  • French election live: Marine Le Pen leading the race as polls open (polls close at 2pm ET)

    04/23/2017 6:20:12 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 106 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 April 2017 • 2:11pm
    Turnout in the first round of France's hotly contest presidential elections was higher than expected at midday, after recent polls suggested that more than a third may stay away from polling booths. At midday, the interior ministry said that 28.54 percent of eligible voters had cast their ballot, compared with 28.29 percent in 2012. Around 67,000 polling stations opened early Sunday for some 47 million eligible voters, who will choose between 11 candidates. Sunday's vote is the most unpredictable election in generations. Polls suggest far-Right Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, an independent centrist and former economy minister, were in...
  • France votes in cliffhanger presidential election on Sunday

    04/22/2017 9:59:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | April 22, 2017 | Ingrid Melander
    France goes to the polls on Sunday for the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election, crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters' anger with the political establishment. Nearly 47 million voters will decide, under tight security, whether to back a pro-EU centrist newcomer, a scandal-ridden veteran conservative who wants to slash public spending, a far-left eurosceptic admirer of Fidel Castro or appoint France's first woman president, to shut borders and ditch the euro.
  • Trump Touts Le Pen As ‘Strongest’ Candidate in French Presidential Race

    04/22/2017 2:30:11 PM PDT · by davikkm · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    In a new interview U.S. President Donald Trump has said that while he does not formally endorse anti-mass migration French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, she is the “strongest” on borders and security, ahead of Sunday’s first round of voting in France. The U.S. President said that he believed the terror attack that killed one police officer and injured two others on Thursday would likely help Ms. Le Pen, who has promised to restore order in France during her campaign. Speaking to the Associated Press Friday Mr Trump said Le Pen was, “strongest on borders, and she’s the strongest on...
  • French election: Candidates in last TV pitch ahead of vote

    04/20/2017 11:06:34 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/20/2017 | BBC
    All 11 French presidential candidates have made their final pitches in the last set-piece TV encounter ahead of Sunday's first round of voting. Both far-right leader Marine Le Pen and radical leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon voiced sharp criticism of the EU in the early part of the program. The TV encounter was then overshadowed by a deadly shooting in central Paris. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and center-right Francois Fillon both paid tribute to the police targeted by a gunman..... Mr. Fillon said he was cancelling all his campaign events on Friday, the final day of the campaign. Ms Le Pen said she...
  • Two policemen 'injured in Paris shooting'

    04/20/2017 12:42:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 120 replies
    bbc.com ^ | April 20, 2017
    Two policemen have been wounded in a shooting on the Champs Elysees in Paris, French media say. Some reports say the gunman who fired on them has been killed by police. The Champs Elysees has been sealed off. France goes to the polls on Sunday in the first round of the presidential election. There is no word on the identity of the gunman. Jihadism is a major issue in the vote after attacks claimed by so-called Islamic State.
  • French intelligence foils 'imminent' terror attack five days before presidential elections

    04/18/2017 4:41:56 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 April 2017 | Henry Samuel
    Two men have been arrested in Marseille, southern France, on suspicion off planning an "imminent" terror attack just five days before presidential elections. The two suspects, aged 23 and 29, were arrested on Tuesday morning by intelligence agents and elite anti-terror police in Marseille's 3rd arrondissement. --SNIP-- The police source said the two men appeared to have turned to radical Islam during a term in prison. A search of a rented apartment was underway.
  • 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......