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  • Delta flight from Paris forced to make emergency landing in remote Canadian airport after an unruly passenger broke free of his restraints

    06/04/2023 3:34:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/04/23 | Kamal Sultan
    A Delta flight heading to Detroit, Michigan was forced to make an emergency landing on a remote Canadian island after an unruly passenger broke free of his restraints. The 34-year-old traveler was allegedly being 'violent' on the flight and 'wouldn't calm down' on the trip from Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris, France. He was restrained by airline staff but managed to break free before five to six passengers jumped in to restrain him again. The captain took an emergency diversion six hours into the flight and landed at Stephenville Dymond Airport on the Canadian island of Newfoundland at around...
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral reconstruction on track, French youth rebuild wayside "Calvaries"

    05/17/2023 1:53:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 17, 2023 | Tess Mullins
    Notre-Dame Cathedral reconstruction on track, French youth rebuild wayside "Calvaries" Deo Gratias!Remember where you were when you learned that Notre-Dame was in flames? Since then, a massive reconstruction project has been underway and is apparently on schedule. The head of the construction site, ex-general Jean-Louis Georgelin, sees great progress in construction:"Thanks to strict planning, we are confident and determined to make the Paris cathedral open to worship and the public again in December 2024."Examinations of the building's infrastructure have shown that the cathedral's walls have remained stable despite the major fire, as have most of the vaults. The stained glass...
  • Ancient necropolis from 2,000 years ago unearthed next to Paris train station

    04/20/2023 11:29:46 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    France 24 ^ | April 19, 2023 | news wires the heart of Paris, scientists have uncovered 50 graves in an ancient necropolis which offer a rare glimpse of life in the French capital's precursor Lutetia nearly 2,000 years ago.Somehow the buried necropolis was never stumbled upon during multiple road works over the years, as well as the construction of the Port-Royal station on the historic Left Bank in the 1970s.However, plans for a new exit for the train station prompted an archaeological excavation...The "Saint Jacques" necropolis, the largest burial site in the Gallo–Roman town of Lutetia, was previously partially excavated in the 1800s.However, only objects considered precious were...
  • Trump Sounds “World War III” Alarm as Macron Calls for Europe to ‘Break Away’ from U.S.

    04/11/2023 4:40:35 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    Daily Fetched ^ | 04/10/2023 | Jason Walsh
    Former president Donald Trump warned of “World War III” as tensions around the world continue to escalate.“WORLD WAR lll,” Trump blasted out on Truth Social.The news comes amid news that French President Emmanuel Macron appeared to advocate a distancing of Europe from the U.S. in their continuing war between Russia and Ukraine and the crisis between China and Taiwan.Internet Entrepreneur Kim Dotcom reacted to Macron’s remarks saying it was a precursor to a “nuclear war.”“Now what? Europe says enough with Ukraine and sides with China on peace?” Kim Dotcom wrote.“Europe leaves the abusive relationship and the U.S. Govt turns into...
  • Europe must resist pressure to become ‘America’s followers,’ says Macron

    04/10/2023 8:43:27 AM PDT · by elpadre · 36 replies ^ | April 9, 2023 | Jamil Anderlini and Clea Caulcutt
    ABOARD COTAM UNITÉ (FRANCE’S AIR FORCE ONE) — Europe must reduce its dependency on the United States and avoid getting dragged into a confrontation between China and the U.S. over Taiwan, French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview on his plane back from a three-day state visit to China. Speaking with POLITICO and two French journalists after spending around six hours with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his trip, Macron emphasized his pet theory of “strategic autonomy” for Europe, presumably led by France, to become a “third superpower.” He said “the great risk” Europe faces is that it “gets...
  • Macron says Europe must not be 'follower' of US, China on Taiwan

    04/09/2023 2:06:41 PM PDT · by FarCenter · 49 replies
    Paris (AFP) – French President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview published Sunday that Europe must not be a "follower" of either the US or China on Taiwan, saying that the bloc risks entanglement in "crises that aren't ours". His comments risk riling Washington and highlight divisions in the European Union over how to approach China, as the US steps up confrontation with its closest rival and Beijing draws closer to Russia in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine. "The worst thing would be to think that we Europeans must be followers and adapt ourselves to the American rhythm...
  • Chinese President Xi calls for Ukraine peace talks as France's President Macron Urges Him to "bring Russia to its senses"

    04/06/2023 9:32:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    KSN via AP ^ | 04/06/2023 | Associated Press
    <p>BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping called Thursday for peace talks over Ukraine after French President Emmanuel Macron appealed to him to “bring Russia to its senses,” but Xi gave no indication Beijing would use its leverage as Vladimir Putin’s diplomatic partner to press for a settlement.</p>
  • Macron, Biden want to engage China to end war in Ukraine, Elysee says

    04/05/2023 7:47:29 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 19 replies
    BEIJING, April 5 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a telephone call ahead of a visit to Beijing by Macron to engage China to hasten the end of the war in Ukraine, the Elysee Palace said on Wednesday. "The two leaders have mentioned their joint willingness to engage China to accelerate the end of the war in Ukraine and take part in building sustainable peace in the region," Macron's office said in a statement. The Elysee said Macron and Biden both hoped China could contribute to solidarity efforts between the global north and...
  • Paris votes to ban rental e-scooters

    04/02/2023 3:27:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    People in Paris have voted to ban rental electric scooters in their city, dealing a blow to scooter operators and a triumph for road safety campaigners. Almost 90% of votes cast on Sunday favoured a ban the battery-powered devices, official results showed. The referendum was called in response to a rising number of people being injured and killed on e-scooters in the French capital. Paris was one of the first cities to adopt e-scooters. Critics argue they were causing more harm than good. There was growing concern with the way some people were driving the scooters - weaving through traffic,...
  • Paris Burning: The gravy train ran dry - and a once-great nation is aflame; The Riots in France Contain an Important Lesson for Americans

    03/29/2023 7:51:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/29/2023 | Robert Spencer
    The classic 1966 movie Is Paris Burning? centers around Adolf Hitler’s desire, as the Allied armies advance through France in 1944, to see Paris destroyed rather than fall into the hands of his enemies. Paris didn’t burn in 1944, but the conflagration, as it turns out, was just delayed. CNN reported Friday that “Paris and most major cities – including Lyon, Marseille, Lille, Bordeaux and Rennes – have been hit by protests.” Hitler is finally getting his wish. But why now?France is in turmoil, CNN added, because of “proposed pension reforms.” Reportedly, “many people are unhappy with President Emmanuel Macron’s...
  • French raid Paris banks in €100 billion tax fraud probe

    03/28/2023 4:38:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | March 28, 2023
    French authorities on Tuesday conducted raids in and around Paris in what they say is a possible tax fraud case that may have cost governments more than €100 billion ($108 billion). A spokesperson for France's Financial Prosecutor's Office (PNF) said the raids, which began at 9:30 a.m. and were still ongoing at midday, targeted four French and one international bank on suspicion of money laundering and fiscal fraud. The banks being investigated are: Societe Generale , BNP Paribas, Exane, Natixis and HSBC. PNF representatives said the investigations are linked to legally dubious "cum cum" practices in which banks create overly...
  • Macron Demands French Lawmakers ‘Enshrine’ the ‘Freedom’ of Abortion in the Constitution

    03/17/2023 6:26:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/10/23 | Jeanne Smits
    With his largely unexpected intrusion into the abortion debate, Emmanuel Macron appears more and more as the most 'pro-death' head of state in French history.PARIS (LifeSiteNews) — Emmanuel Macron, France’s childless president, wants the “freedom to abort” to be inscribed in the Constitution and said as much during a national ceremony of tribute to Gisèle Halimi, a figurehead of the pro-abortion movement, on Wednesday. Macron, who is also promoting the legalization of euthanasia in France, committed to having his government present a draft law to that end within the coming months, which would amount to fast-tracking current parliamentary initiatives and...
  • France 24 Journalists Suspended For Praising Hitler and Hamas, Following CAMERA Report

    03/17/2023 11:34:48 AM PDT · by Postel · 22 replies
    Camera ^ | Mar 12, 2023
    CAMERA’s exposé, which can be read here in full, demonstrates that the four journalists failed to live up to France 24’s charter of ethics. In numerous social media posts, the journalists can be seen praising Hitler, minimizing the Holocaust, and glorifying Hamas-affiliated terrorists who murdered and maimed scores of Jewish civilians. “Professional journalists are expected to hold up basic standards of objectivity, which obviously includes not cheerleading for Hitler and Hamas-inspired terrorism,” said Andrea Levin, CAMERA executive director. “We commend France 24 for promptly investigating this serious situation, and we hope that the news outlet cuts ties with these apologists...
  • Italy seeks alliance with France and Germany to tame EU car emissions laws

    02/25/2023 7:26:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 25, 2023 | by Alvise Armellini
    ROME, Feb 25 - Italy wants to team up with France and Germany to "influence" and slow the pace of European Union laws on cutting car and truck emissions, Industry Minister Adolfo Urso said on Saturday. Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's right-wing government has already come out strongly against the bloc's decision to outlaw the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2035, with one minister calling the forced switch to electric "suicide" and a "gift" to Chinese industry. Speaking to the TGcom news channel, Urso called on the EU's executive arm, the European Commission, to take a "pragmatic, concrete,...
  • WATCH: Riots Break Out, Strikers Block Fuel Refineries as Millions Protest in France Against Pension Reforms

    03/08/2023 10:48:52 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/08/2023 | KURT ZINDULKA
    Violent riots and economically damaging activist actions broke out in France on Tuesday as the country saw one of its biggest mass mobilisations of protesters in years in response to President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to raise the pension age from 62 to 64 years old. Millions of people took part in protests across 200 towns and cities in France on Tuesday, with the organising CGT union claiming that up to 3.5 million people flooded out onto the streets, while the French Interior Ministry put the number at around 1.28 million. The protests and accompanying trade union strikes were the sixth...
  • France strikes: One million protest against Macron's rise in retirement age

    01/20/2023 2:53:27 AM PST · by blueplum · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 Jan 2023 | Hugh Schofield BBC News, Paris
    More than a million people have joined a day of protests and strikes, according to France's interior ministry, against plans to push back the age of retirement from 62 to 64. Some 80,000 protesters took to the streets of Paris, with demonstrations in 200 more French cities. President Emmanuel Macron called the reforms "just and responsible" - but they are facing a make-or-break moment.... The head of the big CGT union, Philippe Martinez, put the total number of protesters at beyond two million... ...The prime minister invoked the principle of "inter-generational solidarity" to justify the decision to make people work...
  • French Union Cuts Power to Pressure Macron on Pensions. Targeted outages aimed at politicians and the wealthy draw warnings of legal sanctions

    01/27/2023 6:11:47 AM PST · by karpov · 35 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 27, 2023 | Matthew Dalton and Noemie Bisserbe
    PARIS—To fight President Emmanuel Macron’s pension overhaul, France’s most militant labor union is pursuing a radical strategy: cutting electricity to his political supporters and the wealthy while handing out discounted power and gas to the public. During a nationwide strike last week, members of the far-left CGT union who work in the energy sector cut power to the office of a lawmaker from Mr. Macron’s party for more than three hours. On Monday, CGT energy workers in Marseille manipulated electricity and gas meters to cut bills for bakers who were protesting in the French port city against high energy prices....
  • Unions Vow Total Shutdown of French Economy as Macron Move to Increase Retirement Age

    03/06/2023 6:56:57 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03-06-2023 | BREITBART LONDON
    PARIS (AP) – Roads blocked, oil refineries disrupted, planes grounded and trains halted – unions are threatening to shut down France’s economy this week in what they hope is their toughest riposte yet to President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to raise the retirement age. The first actions are expected Monday, as truckers are being urged to block major highway arteries and interchanges in go-slow actions dubbed “escargot” (snail) operations. Unions plan an open-ended strike on the national rail service starting Monday evening. The government is bracing for the biggest disruptions on Tuesday, when strikes are expected across multiple sectors and protests...
  • France's Macron to force through pension reform with no vote

    03/16/2023 8:15:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/16/2023 | Hugh Schofield & Paul Kirby
    Although the plan to raise the pension age from 62 to 64 passed the upper house on Thursday, ministers realised they might not have the numbers in the lower house. Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne will now rely on a constitutional procedure. Article 49:3 enables the government to pass legislation without a vote.
  • Amid Protests, France Pushes Through Bill to Raise Retirement Age Without Parliamentary Vote

    03/16/2023 11:12:28 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 14 replies
    French President Emmanuel Macron’s cabinet has invoked an article of the French constitution to push through pension reform without a parliamentary vote, according to the AP. Protesters have demonstrated against a plan to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 since mid-January, and the move is certain to incite an uproar. “We cannot bet on the future of our pensions and this reform is necessary,” French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said.