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  • Algemeiner Video: Victim Speaks Following Horrific Anti-Semitic Attack in Paris

    03/27/2014 9:09:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/27/14 | Algemeiner·
    The Algemeiner has acquired photos and footage from the aftermath of a horrific anti-Semitic attack that took place in Paris, France late last week. Speaking on camera a day after his assault, the victim -- a 59-year-old Jewish teacher only identified as David -- said he was attacked by three North African "Maghreb men" at 10 p.m. on March 20 after leaving a kosher restaurant in Rue Manin, Paris, and making his way to a subway station. "They started to curse me out: 'dirty Jew,' 'death to the Jews,' 'son of a b***,' etc. Then they started to beat me...
  • Air pollution in Paris gets so bad car driving is BANNED on alternate days

    03/16/2014 12:26:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 10:36 EST, 16 March 2014 | Peter Allen
    Drivers in Paris will only be allowed to use their cars every other day from tomorrow because of dangerous pollution levels. The introduction of the drastic measure follows a grey smog settling over the French capital from the middle of last week. François Hollande’s socialist government decided to introduce alternative driving days after air pollution exceeded safe levels for five days running. …
  • The harpist or the heiress? Image is all in the race to be first woman mayor of Paris

    03/02/2014 6:09:48 AM PST · by A'elian' nation · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3/1/2014 | Kim Wilsher
    The heiress and the harpist are running for mayor of Paris. The race is intriguing only because both candidates are women. The race is all about image, and the voters know it. "Don't worry," says a passer-by overhearing the conversation. "It'll never happen."" What will never happen is the promise of the harpist, a former Sarkozy minister, to convert ghost metro stations into swimming pools for the homeless. Kosciusko-Morizet earned her nickname of the harpist ever since being photographed for Paris Match lounging in an evening gown in a forest next to a harp "like some posh wood nymph." Vying...
  • Anti-Semitism: 'Vandalism' worries Jews in Paris

    02/06/2002 12:44:15 PM PST · by knighthawk · 72 replies · 515+ views
    Dagblad Trouw ^ | 05 february 2002 | Pieter van den Blink
    Anti-Semitism decreasing in France. Until september 2000, when the new intifada began. The authorities are still speaking of acts of vandalism, but the French Jews are worried. PARIS - The Oza Hatorz-school in Créteil is almost a fortress. The building and the small playing ground are outlined with a thick fence, and camera's are pointed towards two locked gates. An Israeli man with a radio is patrolling the area. He points to the place where about a month ago a fire bomb was thrown over the fence. Nobody was hurt, but a room burt out. Ozar Hatora is a Jewish ...
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    02/16/2014 9:56:37 PM PST · by expat1000 · 36 replies
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  • Jewish Activists Chase Away Anti-Semites in Paris

    02/02/2014 5:22:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 2/2/14 | Eliran Aharon, Paris
    The Jewish National Fund held an event honoring Israel in the heart of Paris Sunday, but the real reason for the event was a desire by Israeli authorities to support French Jews in a time of trouble. Over 15,000 people, most of them Jews, are expected to attend the two-day event – an exhibit titled “Israel Today and Tomorrow.” The event received unprecedented security: central streets were cordoned off, and police snipers were placed on rooftops. Ultranationalists gathered with the intent of marching on the event, but were blocked by police – both uniformed and undercover – a long distance...
  • Paris Protest Against Hollande Turns Anti-Semitic

    01/26/2014 6:00:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 1/27/2014, 3:43 AM | Elad Benari
    A protest in Paris against French President Francois Hollande turned on Sunday to an anti-Semitic demonstration and ended in clashes between police and protesters. […] The march was organized by a group of some 50 small and mainly right-wing organizations and, while it failed to attract bigger anti-Hollande movements, Kol Yisrael radio reported that it was attended by neo-Nazi movements and Muslim extremists. The demonstrators chanted anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli slogans, used the “quenelle” anti-Semitic gesture that was invented by controversial comic Dieudonné and sang the anthem of the Nazi collaborators during World War II, according to Kol Yisrael. …
  • London is an uglier, more dangerous 'suburb of Paris' claims French politician

    01/20/2014 1:29:03 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 20 January 2014 | Peter Allen
    A leading French politician described London as a ‘suburb of Paris’ today as the two cities continued a war of words over which is the most popular in the world. Anne Hidalgo, who until recently was President Francois Hollande’s Socialist culture minister before running for mayor of the French capital, said there was more crime in the English capital, less entrepreneurial businesses starting up, and fewer foreign visitors. But she did concede that there was more dog waste on Paris pavements, and that notoriously rude Parisians 'should be kinder'. UK-based tourist agency Visit Britain claimed London broke the 16-million visitor...
  • WWII fighter pilot who flew THROUGH the Eiffel Tower to take down a German plane dies in Virginia

    01/04/2014 9:03:39 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | UPDATED: 20:45 EST, 3 January 2014
    A World War II fighter pilot who gained fame for dramatically flying beneath the Eiffel Tower's arches to take down a German aircraft has died aged 92. William Overstreet Jr. died on Sunday at a hospital in Roanoke, Virginia, according to his obituary, but there was no indication of the cause of his death. Overstreet's famously flew his P-51C 'Berlin Express' beneath the Eiffel Tower in Nazi-occupied Paris in 1944, which has been credited with lifting the spirits of French Resistance troops on the ground. For his valiant service, the French ambassador to the United States presented Overstreet with France's...
  • WWII veteran William Overstreet Jr. celebrated for flight in France (under Eiffel Tower in dogfight)

    01/02/2014 11:36:14 AM PST · by Perseverando · 54 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | December 31, 2013 | Tiffany Holland
    Roanoke lost one of its most decorated World War II veterans last weekend. Former fighter pilot William Overstreet Jr., famous for flying beneath the arches of the Eiffel Tower while chasing a German aircraft during the war, died Sunday afternoon. He was 92. Overstreet was awarded hundreds of medals for his service in the 357th squadron of the U.S. Army Air Forces, according to his obituary for Oakey’s Funeral Home. One of his greatest honors was receiving France’s Legion of Honor by the French ambassador to the U.S. in 2009 at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford. At the ceremony,...
  • Suspected illegal immigrant ‘stabbed homeless man to death in Paris and drank his blood’

    12/31/2013 9:47:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15:41 EST, 30 December 2013 | Peter Allen
    A suspected illegal immigrant was in custody in Paris on Monday after stabbing a man to death and allegedly “drinking his blood”. French detectives said the macabre murder took place in the city on Sunday following an argument. The unnamed suspect has no passport or other identity papers, but is believed to be a Lithuanian aged 22. …
  • Paris shooting suspect taken into custody

    11/20/2013 6:13:59 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 3 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 20 Nov 2013 | anon
    A man suspected of shootings in Paris that left a photographer seriously injured in Paris two days ago has been taken into custody, the French prosecutor’s office has said. A suspect “with a strong resemblance” to the gunman was arrested this evening, a spokeswoman for the office said. ...
  • Paris gun attacks: Liberation and Societe Generale hit

    11/18/2013 4:26:45 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18 Nov 2013 | staff
    A manhunt is continuing in Paris after a gunman attacked offices of the newspaper Liberation and fired outside the HQ of the Societe Generale bank. A photographer, 27, was critically hurt at Liberation. The gunman later forced a motorist to drive him to the Champs Elysees before allowing him to go. Police are looking for the same man who broke into the Paris offices of the 24-hour news channel BFMTV on Friday. Police have now been stationed outside all the main media offices in Paris. ...
  • Terrorist planned attack on U.S. nuclear warhead stockpile

    11/16/2002 9:57:21 PM PST · by Destro · 9 replies · 304+ views
    The Sun-Herald ^ | November 17 2002 | Philip Delves Broughton
    Terrorist planned attack on nuclear warhead stockpile By Philip Delves Broughton November 17 2002 The Sun-Herald An Al Qaeda terrorist has confessed that he planned to drive a giant explosive device into a United States air force bunker in Belgium believed to contain nuclear warheads. News of the plot came as the US warned that a broadcast thought to contain the words of Osama bin Laden foreshadowed a likely attack. The FBI said national landmarks and the aviation, oil and nuclear industries were all possible targets. In an interview with a Belgian radio station, Tunisian Nizar Trabelsi, 31, a former...
  • Ex-French ambassador arrested with €350,000 cash

    08/31/2013 12:20:52 PM PDT · by csvset · 8 replies
    France24 ^ | August 31, 2013 | Staff
    Former French ambassador Boris Boillon (pictured) was arrested on July 31 at Paris’s Gare du Nord station, it emerged on Friday, as he attempted to board a train to Brussels with more than 350,000 euros in cash. Former French ambassador Boris Boillon was arrested on July 31 at Paris’s Gare du Nord station, as he attempted to board a train to Brussels carrying more than 350,000 euros in cash, it emerged on Friday. It seems like a spectacular fall from grace for a man who enjoyed such an illustrious political career. Fluent in Arabic, he served as his country’s ambassador...
  • US arrests man 'with uranium for Iran in shoes'

    08/24/2013 10:14:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/24/13 | AFP
    A man was arrested in New York City's international airport with uranium destined for Iran hidden in the soles of his shoes, the US Justice Department said. Patrick Campbell, 33, who was arrested Wednesday as he arrived at the John F Kennedy airport from Paris, is accused of trying to act as an intermediary to sell Iran 1,000 tons of purified uranium, in violation of US law. The Sierra Leone-based Campbell had been under surveillance since May 2012, when he responded to an ad on the site Alibaba.com by someone looking to buy uranium 308, or yellow cake. The buyer...
  • Hundreds expected to protest anti-free speech ‘homophobia’ law in Rome, Paris

    08/05/2013 3:17:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 5, 2013 | HILARY WHITE
    ROME, August 5, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Up to 500 people are expected to hold a demonstration later tonight outside the Italian parliament to protest a bill that would criminalize homophobia and "transphobia," something constitutional experts believe would shut down citizens' right to free speech, especially for Christians. The event is organized by the recently formed Italian branch of Manif pour Tous. It will be matched by a demonstration in Paris by the French branch of the group, outside the Italian embassy. The group contends that the bill would stifle any principled opposition to the homosexual political agenda, including plans that they...
  • French immigrants in Israel: ‘Situation became unbearable’ (in France)

    08/02/2013 11:13:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 08.02.13, 16:51 | Omri Efraim
    Many French citizens have traveled in Israel as part of their annual holiday, but this week a few hundred of them landed at Ben Gurion Airport—forever. Three flights arrived from Paris and another one made its way from Marseilles. On the aircraft were new immigrants who said they were fulfilling a dream. “I feel I’ve arrived home; making aliyah is a dream come true,” said Sabrina Kozirov, 40, who came from France with her husband and two teenage daughters. … Kozirov said, “The situation in France had become unbearable. There is a large Muslim community and harsh political criticism of...
  • Third night of trouble in Paris suburb over France's burqa ban

    07/22/2013 11:29:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    DG ^ | Jul 22, 2013 | Robert Myles
    The town of Trappes in Yvelines department (county), just outside Paris, was again the scene of street disturbances Sunday night as protesters, thought to be mainly Muslims, faced off with local police and riot police. Trappes and surrounding towns had also witnessed violent protests Friday and Saturday evening after police had attempted to book a Muslim woman for wearing a full face niqab in contravention of France’s so-called burqa ban. ... The violence stemmed from an incident last Thursday when police tried to carry out an identity check and give a ticket to a woman wearing a niqab — a...
  • Paris: Muslims riot : Muslim tries to strangle police officer ticketing his wife for face veil

    07/20/2013 10:49:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 20, 2013 | Robert
    "The law should be applied, and applies to everyone." That principle, so hard-won in the West, is rapidly giving way. "5 injured in clashes at burka riot outside Paris ... About 250 people hurling projectiles clashed with police firing tear gas west of Paris, in apparent protest over enforcement of France’s ban on Islamic face veils. Five people were injured and six detained in the violence, authorities said Saturday.
  • Train crash in Paris suburb reportedly kills at least eight passengers

    07/12/2013 11:00:17 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    -excerpt- The Telegraph reports that a red alert has been issued after a train accident involving a commuter train in the southern Paris suburb of Brétigny-sur-Orge. Train officials have confirmed that 350 people were on board the passenger train when it crashed shortly after 5 p.m. local time.
  • Meanwhile In Europe - Burning 787 Boeing In Heathrow; Crashed Train In Paris

    07/12/2013 9:34:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 12, 2013
    First it was imploding peripheral bond markets, now Europe is closing off the weak with even worse news, following reports of a burning Ethiopian Airlines plane in Heathrow as well as news of a commuter train crash in Paris with numerous trapped and 8 dead according to Parisien. Hopefully this is not an indication of what happens to global infrastructure when corporations ignore their maintenance CapEx for 4 years in a row. First this: 'Many Casualties' In Paris Train Derailment http://t.co/ix35wGZu2T — Sky News (@SkyNews) July 12, 2013 Reports of Ethiopian plane on fire at Heathrow Airport, no reports of...
  • (Live Thread) Egypt: American Killed During Violent Clashes (Egypt about to blow up)

    06/28/2013 3:58:06 PM PDT · by kristinn · 1,089 replies
    CBS News ^ | Friday, June 28, 2013
    Egyptian security and medical officials say an American has been killed in the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria during clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt's embattled President Mohammed Morsi. Alexandria security chief Gen. Amin Ezz Eddin told Al-Jazeera TV that an American was killed Friday in Sidi Gabr Square while photographing the battles between opposition youth and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails. A medical official told The Associated Press the American was wounded by gunshots and died at the hospital. SNIP Six Egyptians have been killed in days of clashes ahead of nationwide protests Sunday...
  • Modular Aircraft Design Presented at Paris Air Show

    06/12/2013 11:27:45 AM PDT · by null and void · 29 replies
    Scientific Computing ^ | Mon, 06/10/2013 - 5:58am | Anne-Muriel Brouet
    The Clip-Air project envisions an airplane consisting of a single flying wing onto which capsules carrying passengers or freight can be attached. More than a new type of flying device, its innovative concept could revolutionize the airports of the future. Go to the train station to take the plane. Board on a capsule to reach the airport by rail, and then - without leaving your seat - fly to another city. The Clip-Air project, being developed at EPFL since 2009, envisions a modular aircraft consisting of a flying wing onto which it is possible to attach one, two or three...
  • Brussels to strip London of LIBOR role

    06/07/2013 8:35:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    PressEurop ^ | 6 June 2013 | (Financial Times)
    Oversight of the LIBOR bank lending rate will be taken away from the City of London and transferred to Paris under a new plan currently being drafted by the European Commission. The proposal, due to be published in the summer, would see the regulation of hundreds of influential price levels, including oil and gold, transferred to the France-based European Securities and Markets Authority. …
  • Paris Jackson: Possible Suicide AttemptRushed to Hospital (Michael Jackson's daughter)

    06/05/2013 10:47:16 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 124 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/5 | tmz
    10:28 AM PST: TMZ has found several photos of Paris in which it appears Paris' arm has possible cutting scars. We don't know when the other was taken. 9:51 AM PST: A source closely connected to Paris tells TMZ ... she has "tried this [a possible suicide attempt] in the past" but "this was far more serious. It was not a cry for help." 10:14 AM PST: A source connected to the family tells TMZ ... Paris "threw a fit" last night after she was told she couldn't go to a Marilyn Manson concert. We're told she ran into her...
  • Rite that caused riots: celebrating 100 years of The Rite of Spring

    05/29/2013 6:20:53 AM PDT · by Borges · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/27/2013 | Kim Willsher
    Stravinsky's work caused a scandal in 1913 but has since been recognized as one of the 20th century's most important pieces. The audience, packed into the newly-opened Théâtre des Champs-Élysées to the point of standing room only, had neither seen nor heard anything like it. As the first few bars of the orchestral work The Rite of Spring – Le Sacre du Printemps – by the young, little-known Russian composer Igor Stravinsky sounded, there was a disturbance in the audience. It was, according to some of those present – who included Marcel Proust, Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Maurice Ravel and...
  • Convert to Islam Arrested in Stabbing in the Neck of Soldier in Paris: (seen praying before attack)

    05/29/2013 9:24:36 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | May 29, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Quran 8:12: I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers: smite ye above their necks Again and again details of the incident mirror all jihadi attacks .... pray then kill. Pray then kill. But dare not speak of motive. The New York Times buries the lede in the ninth paragraph. The Muslim who stabbed a soldier in the neck on the streets of Paris "was seen on video praying a few minutes before the attack" and was “a young, recently converted Islamist.'’ "Sources said that there was no indication of any tendency toward violence in his behavior." Such...
  • Paris Police Search For "Bearded Man Seen Praying" Before Soldier Attack

    05/29/2013 4:18:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | May 29,2013 | Henry Samuel
    The video appears to suggest that the Paris attack could be inspired by the Islamist murder of a British serviceman in London.
  • French Soldier Stabbed In Neck Near Paris

    05/25/2013 1:59:43 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-25-2013 | Adam Taylor
    French Soldier Stabbed In Neck Near Paris Adam TaylorMay 25, 2013, 1:43 PM A soldier patrolling as part of France's Vigipirate anti-terrorist surveillance plan was stabbed in the neck this afternoon, Reuters reports. A police source told the news agency that the soldier would survive the attack. He is 23 years old, according to CNN. Le Parisien is reporting that the attacker was of Northern African appearance, aged around 30 years old and wearing a jilbab, a type of Islamic garment. The man quickly fled the scene and has not been caught. The attack happened in La Défense, to the...
  • French soldier stabbed while on patrol near Paris (Muslim attacker - IM: "Let's be prudent now...")

    05/25/2013 2:17:23 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat May 25, 2013
    A French soldier patrolling a business neighborhood west of Paris was stabbed in the neck and injured on Saturday by a man who fled the scene and is being sought by police, President Francois Hollande said. The 23-year-old was patrolling in uniform with two other soldiers as part of France's Vigipirate anti-terror surveillance plan when he was approached from behind around 6 p.m. and attacked with a knife or a box-cutter. A police union spokesman said surveillance footage of the attacker showed him as tall and bearded, aged about 35, possibly of North African origin and wearing a white Arab-style...
  • French soldier stabbed in throat outside Paris

    05/25/2013 11:51:46 AM PDT · by DFG · 31 replies
    SFGATE ^ | 05/25/13 | AP
    A French soldier was stabbed in the throat in a busy commercial district outside Paris on Saturday, and France's president said authorities are investigating any possible links with the recent slaying of a British soldier. President Francois Hollande said the identity of the attacker was unknown and cautioned against jumping to conclusions about the assault on the uniformed soldier in the La Defense shopping area. The life of the 23-year-old soldier was not in danger, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
  • French Soldier Stabbed While On Patrol Near Paris (Attacker: Bearded man, Arab clothing)

    05/25/2013 11:09:09 AM PDT · by kristinn · 114 replies
    Reuters ^ | Saturday, May 25, 2013 | Reporting by Nicolas Bertin; Writing by Nick Vinocur; Editing by Andredw Roche
    A French soldier patrolling a business neighborhood west of Paris was stabbed in the neck on Saturday by a man who quickly fled the scene and is being sought by police, President Francois Hollande said. The soldier was patrolling in uniform with two other men as part of France's Vigipirate anti-terrorist surveillance plan when he was approached from behind around 1800 p.m. and stabbed in the neck with a knife or a box-cutter. SNIP Peyvel said the man was able to flee into a crowded shopping area in the La Defense business neighborhood before the two other soldiers, who were...
  • Inside the Paris apartment untouched for 70 years: ...owner locked up and fled at outbreak of WWII

    05/13/2013 4:05:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    DailyMailUK ^ | 01:57 EST, 13 May 2013 | Leon Watson
    Caked in dust and full of turn-of-the century treasures, this Paris apartment is like going back in time. Having lain untouched for seven decades the abandoned home was discovered three years ago after its owner died aged 91. The woman who owned the flat, a Mrs De Florian, had fled for the south of France before the outbreak of the Second World War. She never returned and in the 70 years since, it looks like no-one had set foot inside.
  • Will France survive? -- Will we? (vanity)

    05/08/2013 7:57:19 AM PDT · by Baynative · 8 replies
    CBNnews ^ | May 13 | video
    Muslim prayer sessions are taking over Paris and blocking traffic, turning them into political demonstrations.
  • Islamist Screaming Allahu Akbar Attacks Rabbi & Son Outside Synagogue … Police Say Motive Is Unclear

    04/30/2013 5:08:01 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 30, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    An Iranian man screaming “Allahu Akbar!” attacked a rabbi and his son outside a synagogue in Paris with a box-cutter. The father and son were wearing kippahs. An escapee from a psychiatric institution slashed a rabbi and his son with a box-cutter on Tuesday, prompting witnesses to tackle and subdue the attacker after a chase through a Paris synagogue, officials said. The rabbi, who is in his late 40s, was recovering from surgery for a neck injury and his 18-year-old son sustained lesser injuries in the attack north of a touristic shopping area near Paris’ gilded Opera Garnier, according to...
  • 1,500 people evacuated from Eiffel Tower(short title)

    03/30/2013 8:32:46 PM PDT · by occamrzr06 · 22 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 03/30/2013 | Peter Allen
    The Eiffel Tower was evacuated tonight following a telephoned terrorist bomb warning. Some 1,500 people, including tourists and staff, were escorted out of France's most famous landmark shortly after 7.30pm. It follows threats from Al-Qaeda pledging 'revenge' for the French intervention in the African state of Mali to fight Islamic terrorists. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2301676/BREAKING-NEWS-1-500-people-evacuated-Eiffel-Tower-anonymous-phone-claimed-explosives-placed-landmark.html#ixzz2P5IbOcgI
  • Notre Dame gets new bells for her 850th birthday

    03/26/2013 8:41:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    History Blog ^ | March 26, 2013
    Notre Dame de Paris, the Gothic cathedral that is one of the most famous churches in the world, turns 850 years old this year and has gotten a new set of nine bells for a birthday present. The new bells range in size from 767 kilos (1691 lbs) to 1.91 tons. They were blessed in a ceremony at the cathedral on February 2nd (see this YouTube for the full ceremony; the top comment lists the times they were rung), but since they were lined up in the nave, their rings were only heard individually when their clappers were struck against...
  • Gay marriage protesters take to the streets in Paris

    03/24/2013 2:13:35 PM PDT · by white trash redneck · 27 replies
    France 24 ^ | 24 March 2013 | Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR
    Tens of thousands opposed to French legislation allowing gay marriage protested Sunday on a route leading to the Champs Elysees after police banned them marching on the famed Paris avenue. The hugely controversial bill to legalise same-sex marriage and adoption has been comfortably adopted by the lower chamber of parliament and will go to the Senate for examination and approval in April. The upper house is unlikely to prevent the groundbreaking reform from becoming law by the summer. The protestors want the government to withdraw the project and put it to a referendum. The demonstrators highlighted France's flagging economy, beset...
  • Gay marriage opponents mass in Paris for final rally

    03/24/2013 2:09:26 PM PDT · by haffast · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 March 2013 Last updated at 16:30 ET | BBC
    Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in central Paris for a final mass protest against a bill to legalise same-sex marriage and adoption. Demonstrators gathered along a major street up to the Arc de Triomphe. There were scuffles and police fired tear gas as the protest spilled over onto the Champs Elysees, the avenue which runs past the president's palace. France's Senate is due to debate the bill next month after it was passed by the lower house of parliament. President Francois Hollande's Socialist Party and its allies dominate both houses. Opinion polls suggest a majority of French people...
  • Gay marriage opponents mass in Paris for final rally

    03/24/2013 1:13:44 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/24/13 | BBC
    "Tens of thousands of people have gathered in central Paris for a final mass protest against a bill to legalise same-sex marriage and adoption."
  • 'Islamization' of Paris a Warning to the West [VIDEO]

    02/27/2013 11:29:43 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 8 replies
    CBN News ^ | February 27, 2013 | Dale Hurd
    The French have become increasingly fed up with what they see as the growing Islamization of France. Watch video here: http://www.cbn.com/tv/1432527833001
  • How Much Did it Cost to Send VPOTUS Biden to Paris for a Day?

    02/23/2013 11:18:05 AM PST · by Steve Peacock · 4 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Feb. 23, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    The U.S. Department of State spent $585,000 on hotel rooms and racked up $322,000 on intra-country transportation costs for Vice President Joe Biden's recent trip to Paris, according to contracting documents that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor located through routine database research. Despite the availability of a contracting awards granted to Hotel Intercontinental Paris Le Grand and Biribin Limousines, respectively, no other procurement documents currently are available. Consequently, it remains unknown just how much State spent on Biden's European mission, which also included stops in Berlin and London.
  • The Terror of being a Young Jewish Girl in Paris

    02/11/2013 8:34:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/11/13 | Pamela Geller
    The miseries that Muslims inflict on host countries is unspeakable. But the cowardice of authorities is atrocious and eerily similiar to other horrible chapters in French history. Paris Today By Lawman • on February 12, 2013 Please see below the shocking statement by a 16 year old girl in Paris, detailing the anti-Jewish assaults and hatred she has endured for two years, until her mother pulled her from the school. It was sent to us by her mother, asking for help, particularly in finding employment in London. She is coming to escape the violence and malice in her home town....
  • Parisian women finally 'allowed' to wear trousers

    02/04/2013 9:28:23 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 9 replies
    France 24 ^ | 04/02/2013
    An archaic by-law banning Parisian women from wearing trousers has finally been repealed 214 years after it was originally introduced. The November 1799 decree stipulated that any woman wishing to wear men’s clothing in the French capital had to seek official permission from the city authorities. It was amended two times a century later, when women were given the freedom to don “pantalons” [trousers] if they were “holding the handlebars of a bicycle or the reins of a horse.” The decree was passed when the working class fashion of wearing long trousers (as opposed to the aristocratic knee-length “culottes”) became...
  • Discovered papers: Hanoi directed Kerry [2004]

    01/29/2013 3:19:13 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 81 replies
    world net daily ^ | Published: 10/26/2004 at 1:00 AM | Art Moore
    memory hole reminder The first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry’s group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive, according to a researcher who spoke with WorldNetDaily. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2004/10/27207/#615wufvA5oZXKuWK.99
  • The Game of Thrones in North Africa

    01/18/2013 1:14:36 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 14 replies
    World Affairs Journal ^ | 13 January 2013 | Michael J. Totten
    It feels strange visiting a country like Morocco and listening to people extol the virtues of a political system my country waged a revolution against. Morocco has a king, and he’s a real one too, not some kind of a figurehead. But I went there, I listened, and after almost ten years of visiting Middle Eastern countries wracked by tyranny, terrorism, botched revolutions, and wars, I was perhaps a bit more willing to hear what they had to say than I might have been a decade ago. A monarchy is a tough sell for Americans. The founders of our country...
  • Kurdish activists' murder in Paris casts shadow over peace process in Turkey

    01/10/2013 1:31:37 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 3 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10 Jan 2013 | Angelique Chrisafis in Paris and Constanze Letsch in Istanbul
    On a busy road near Gare du Nord station in Paris, sandwiched between a Bengali grocery and a mobile phone shop, the green door of number 147 rue Lafayette did not stand out. There was no plaque to advertise the first-floor office of the Kurdistan information centre, where three female Kurdish activists had met on Wednesday afternoon. As their dead bodies were removed on stretchers on Thursday morning after what French authorities described as an execution-style killing ...
  • Hollande: Al-Qaeda 'Not to Be Trusted'

    12/30/2012 3:42:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    The Local ^ | 27 Dec 2012
    President François Hollande said on Thursday that Islamist groups holding French hostages in Africa were not trustworthy and should not be taken seriously after Al-Qaeda accused Paris of blocking negotiations for their release. There are a total of nine French hostages on the continent. On Tuesday the Al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) said France was snubbing talks proposed by the group to free four French citizens abducted in Niger in September 2010. "The less one speaks, the better one can work," Hollande told journalists during a visit to Rungis, a giant wholesale food market just outside Paris. "There have been...
  • Wife called in bomb hoax to prevent husband from flying to Paris without her

    12/16/2012 2:28:52 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 16, 2012 | PHILIP MESSING, JOE TACOPINO and NATALIE O’NEILL
    He was traveling — but she was on a jealousy trip. A whacked-out New Jersey woman sent police rushing to Newark Airport yesterday after falsely accusing her husband of plotting to blow up a plane, authorities said. Eunice Ukaegbu, 50, called cops about her hubby, Okieze Ukaegbu, 58, because she didn’t want him to leave the country without her, authorities said. The couple had just gotten into a nasty fight. “It looks like that marriage went up in flames,” a law-enforcement official quipped.