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  • France Yellow Vests Week 32: The "Yellow Number" Over 25-Thousand, Goverment Estimates....11,800

    06/22/2019 5:30:22 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/22/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The Yellow Vests on the streets of Paris and marching and rallying in other locations in France today with a reported 25 percent increase in numbers from last week according to the "Yellow Number" Facebook page. The government's Yellow Vest estimate this week was 11,800, up from 7,000 last week. In Paris 1100 Yellow Vests reported today.....
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 5/21-Wednesday 5/22/2019

    05/22/2019 2:36:16 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/21/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The United States State Department is "seeing signs" of chemical weapons use by Syrian government forces in northwestern Syria. The State Department promising Tuesday that the US and allied nations will respond "quickly and appropriately" if the use of chemical weapons is proven.... Top US officials including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Joseph Dunford briefed members of Congress Tuesday about Iran.... The United Nations representative for Libya says steps need to be taken to cut off arms supplies to Libya where a government ostensibly backed by the UN is...
  • 'Yellow vest' leader Eric Drouet arrested

    01/02/2019 5:42:07 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    France 24 ^ | 01/02/19
    One of the leaders of the "yellow vest" anti-government demonstrations, Eric Drouet, was detained by French police and placed in custody on Wednesday for organising a central Paris protest without declaring it, according to a source at the prosecutors office. Drouet -- who already faces a trial for carrying a weapon -- was held while heading for the Champs-Elysees, according to a police source. A few dozen demonstrators had gathered outside a McDonalds near France's famous Arc de Triomphe war monument and had been waiting for Drouet to arrive early Wednesday evening. "Yellow vest" demonstrations -- so-called after the high-visibility...
  • Macron sparks uproar in France with church remarks

    04/10/2018 9:26:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 10 April 2018 13:52 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron that he wanted to repair church-state ties caused uproar Tuesday, sparking charges he was tampering with France’s longstanding secular tradition. The Church and the state were for centuries virtually indistinguishable in France, but the 1789 Revolution marked the first step by republicans to exclude religion from government affairs, codified in a 1905 law separating the two. But tensions have persisted, with conservative politicians often accusing officials of denying France’s cultural heritage — as seen in efforts to install nativity scenes at town halls during Christmas. Macron, who prides himself on tackling difficult issues head-on,...