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  • France shuts oldest reactor amid Macron climate pledges

    07/01/2020 5:57:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 07.01.2020, 07:19 | Elena Sánchez Nicolás
    France’s oldest nuclear power plant was finally closed on Tuesday (30 June) — after four decades in operation and a long-standing campaign by anti-nuclear activists. The process to remove the fuel used by the reactors of Fessenheim power plant, which was connected to the grid in 1977, should be completed by 2023 — although the plant is not expected to be fully dismantled before 2040. Following the disaster of Fukushima in 2011, then French president François Hollande pledged to close Fessenheim power plant, after complaints about safety from both the German and Swiss governments. However, his successor Emmanuel Macron only...
  • It’s a little late for Jews to get even with St. Louis

    06/30/2020 1:47:03 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/6/20 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Who says Jews and Muslims can’t work together? In St. Louis, an Israeli-American restaurant owner and a pair of Muslim activists have joined forces in order to exact retroactive justice against a historical figure that hated both groups. Their target is King Louis IX of France (1214-1270) who was canonized by the Catholic Church as St. Louis, after whom a great American city was named. But as the St. Louis Jewish Light reports, Ben Poremba (the Israeli), and Umar Lee and Moji Sidiqui (his two Muslim colleagues) have launched an effort to not only remove a famous statue of the...
  • Air France Lands Final A380 Flight

    06/28/2020 8:49:01 AM PDT · by texas booster · 39 replies
    FlyerTalk Forum ^ | June 26 2020 | Joe Cortez
    The final Airbus A380 in the Air France fleet is grounded at Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG), after taking one last celebration flight to the Mediterranean Sea and back. In a tribute online, the French flag carrier announced the final departure and landing for the superjumbo jet on June 26, 2020. The legendary #A380 bids a final farewell and makes its last #AirFrance flight today, Friday 26 june. 🛬Bye-bye big bird! #AF380 — Air France (@airfrance) June 26, 2020 Originally scheduled for retirement by 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Air France-KLM to reconsider their plans. After flights...
  • Macron: "The {French] Republic will not erase any trace or name from its history. It will not forget any of its deeds or take down any statue.

    06/28/2020 7:35:42 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 27 replies
    Twitter ^ | Jun 15, 2020 | French President Emmanuel Macron
    Twitter video French socialist President standing up for France and French culture and history.
  • Sarkozy: ‘We Didn’t Fight the Nazis for Jews to Flee Europe Seven Decades On’

    01/12/2016 5:08:09 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/11/16 | Simon Kent11
    Former French President Nicholas Sarkozy has spoken out in defence of his country’s Jewish population as he was honoured for protecting France’s Jews at a dinner in central London on Sunday night. The Conference of European Rabbis presented the politician, who is expected run for a second term in office in 2017, with an award in honour of his efforts to support French Jewry as interior minister and later president. He said: “We do not want French Jews to leave France because they are afraid. We want them to be comfortable to wear a kippah. We must stand up to...

    10/30/2015 9:49:33 AM PDT · by duckln · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 10/29/2015 | AP
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  • Sarkozy: Let's tax US goods if Trump trashes Paris deal (AGW)

    11/14/2016 5:52:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 80 replies ^ | 14 Nov 2016 13:36 GMT+01:00
    French presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy has proposed that Europe apply a carbon tax on American imports if Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate pact. More than 100 countries have ratified the Paris global emissions deal, which was inked in December after marathon talks to cap greenhouse gases that cause global warming. “Donald Trump has said — we’ll see if he keeps this promise — that he won’t respect the conclusions of the Paris climate agreement,” Sarkozy said late Sunday on the TF1 television channel. “Well, I will demand that Europe put in place a carbon...
  • Everywhere Statues Are Torn Down By The Mob, History Promises People Are Next

    06/23/2020 6:16:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 23, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    he promise of bloodshed coming alongside or following shortly after is an historic certainty. The symbols of a people never satisfy: People themselves must always come next. WASHINGTON, DC — For millennia, King Mob has targeted societies’ icons with varied goals and to varied ends, and few things are more foreboding than his desecration of civic art. Just as the targets have ranged from rulers to clergy, from tyrants to helpless, and from the guilty to the innocent, the outcomes have ranged from victory to defeat depending on the society’s strength and will. The promise of bloodshed coming alongside or...
  • French court slaps down Google’s appeal against $57M GDPR fine

    06/22/2020 9:57:00 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 4 replies
    techcrunch ^ | 6/19/20 | Natasha Lomas
    France’s top court for administrative law has dismissed Google’s appeal against a $57M fine issued by the data watchdog last year for not making it clear enough to Android users how it processes their personal information. The State Council issued the decision today, affirming the data watchdog CNIL’s earlier finding that Google did not provide “sufficiently clear” information to Android users — which in turn meant it had not legally obtained their consent to use their data for targeted ads. “Google’s request has been rejected,” a spokesperson for the Conseil D’Etat confirmed to TechCrunch via email.<<--snip-->>
  • France must tackle ‘systemic’ discrimination, says rights watchdog

    06/22/2020 6:02:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    France24 ^ | June 22, 2020
    France's human rights ombudsman said Monday that authorities needed to take measures to halt racial discrimination that has become a "systemic element" of French society, calling for an "ambitious" public policy response. "People with foreign origins, or perceived as having them, are disadvantaged in terms of access to jobs or housing," according to a new report from the government's Défenseur des Droits (Rights Defender) agency led by Jacques Toubon, a former justice minister. "They are more exposed to joblessness, poverty, poor housing, police ID checks, poor health and educational inequality," it said. The report came as France has seen a...
  • Jeffrey Epstein's fugitive 'madam' Ghislaine Maxwell 'is hiding out in luxury Paris flat close to billionaire paedophile's Ł7million apartment'

    06/21/2020 7:48:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-21-20 | Joe Middleton
    Fugitive Ghislaine Maxwell is reportedly hiding out in a luxury flat close to billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's Ł7million Paris apartment. The socialite has apparently escaped to her native France as the FBI continues to investigate links between her and convicted paedophile Epstein, as reported by The Sun. Maxwell has rarely been seen in public since 2016 and rumours have circulated frequently since then on her whereabouts.
  • French Human Rights Commission: ‘Decolonise Minds’ to End Discrimination

    06/20/2020 8:21:02 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 20 2020 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    The French National Consultative Commission for Human Rights (CNCDH) has released a report claiming French people need to “decolonise” their minds to end discrimination against black people. The Commission handed the report to French prime minister Edouard Philippe earlier this week and included a list of recommendations to combat racism, xenophobia, and discrimination. The report claims that France’s black community and Jewish community have the “best image” in the minds of the general public in France. But, paradoxically, it also said black people are “exposed daily to offensive prejudices and discrimination”.
  • Exclusive: Europeans working with U.S. to restructure WHO, top official says (Trump was right)

    06/19/2020 5:37:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06 19 2020 | Francesco Guarascio, Elvira Pollina
    European governments are working with the United States on plans to overhaul the World Health Organization, a top health official for a European country said, signalling that Europe shares some of the concerns that led Washington to say it would quit. The European health official, who spoke on condition of anonymity while discussing initiatives that are not public, said Britain, France, Germany and Italy were discussing WHO reforms with the United States at the technical level. The aim, the official said, was to ensure WHO’s independence, an apparent reference to allegations that the body was too close to China during...
  • Hero from Paris train attack running to unseat liberal Oregon Democrat: 'He votes with AOC 96 percent of the time'

    06/17/2020 7:36:41 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 17 2020 | David Montanaro
    A veteran who helped stop a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in 2015 is running for Congress in Oregon, telling "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday that liberal Democrat Peter DeFazio "doesn't represent" the rural district anymore. Alek Skarlatos, a veteran of the Army National Guard who served in Afghanistan, said he became interested in politics after speaking with his state senator on a plane to Washington, D.C. and was encouraged to consider running for office. "I did some research and the more I learned about the [4th Congressional District] and everything that happened to it under the tenure of...
  • Middle East Update from Amir Tsarfati 6/15/20

    06/17/2020 6:36:26 AM PDT · by firebrand · 6 replies
    Behold Israel ^ | June 15, 2020 | Amir Tsarfati
    U.S. action in Syria against Iranian militias, using Ninja missile that leaves no collateral damage. Turkey out of control, attacking Kurds in Iraq, wants to block gas pipe from Israel to Europe. Secret Turkish plans to take over Greece. Erdogan uses threat of releasing many migrants who are now in Turkey. The destruction of Israel is not the goal anymore in the forthcoming Ezekiel 38 war, just the fight over oil and gas, with Turkey and Iran having their own goals as well, Iran wanting to take over the Muslim holy sites from Saudi Arabia and Turkey wanting to restore...
  • The Irony: As American politicians cower before BLM, they get a lesson in courage from… France

    06/17/2020 6:28:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/17/2020 | Thomas Lifson
    I am sick at heart that our entire political leadership is cowering before mobs of vandals seeking to destroy our collective memory of the past.  But now, we see mob rule imitating the tactics of the Red Guards of China’s Cultural Revolution, who destroyed that nation’s precious artistic and literary heritage in the name of revolutionary purity, and the Taliban in Afghanistan, who blew up ancient Buddhist statues – to almost universal condemnation outside the Islamic world. Slavery may be the ‘original sin” of America but until recent days, courage has been seen as more of an American virtue...
  • Emmanuel Macron: France Will Not Engage In ‘False Rewriting Of History,’ No Statues Are Coming Down

    06/16/2020 4:34:24 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 54 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Jun 15th, 2020 | Daily Wire News
    French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Sunday that his country would combat racism and bigotry but would not let violent rioters destroy statues or “rewrite” France’s history. “We will be inflexible when it comes to tackling racism, anti-Semitism and discrimination, and new strong decisions will be made to reinforce the egality of chances,” Macron said, according to a translation provided by TIME. “But this noble fight is perverted when it turns into communitarianism, into a false rewriting of history.”
  • The Real Meaning Of The Term Quisling

    06/16/2020 3:35:03 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    Banned Video ^ | 06/16/20
    Vidkun Quisling and the origins of the term 'Quisling' and how it came to represent the current elites attempting to sell out their countries and people to a globalist engineered collapse. 
  • France Will Not ‘Erase History’ by Removing Statues, Says Macron

    06/16/2020 12:10:41 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16 2020 | KURT ZINDULKA
    French President Emmanuel Macron promised to not remove any statue in the country, proclaiming that France will not erase its history. The pledge came amidst international Black Lives Matter campaigns to tear down tributes to historical figures deemed too controversial to remain standing by the modern left. On Sunday, President Macron made his first public statements after the death of George Floyd in America, after weeks of widespread protests and riots that have ravaged cities across France. Mr Macron said that while he pledges to fight against “racism, antisemitism, and discrimination”, he would not be forced by the mob, which...
  • Macron wants Europe to become less reliant on US, China post-coronavirus

    06/16/2020 7:48:08 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 15 2020 | Marty Johnson
    French President Emmanuel Macron said Europe as a whole needs to be less economically beholden to the U.S. and China moving forward. "This ordeal has exposed flaws and fragilities: our dependence to other continents to get our hands on some goods," Macron said over the weekend in a national TV address, referring to the coronavirus pandemic. "I want us to draw all the lessons from what we have learned." France, the second largest economy in the European Union behind Germany, is beginning to reopen after being shuttered for more than two months because of the pandemic. SNIP The president noted...