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  • Paris Hilton says that the abuse she suffered as a teen is 'impossible to forget

    05/10/2022 9:42:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    yahoo ^ | May 10, 2022 | Kerry Justich
    Paris Hilton explained why she opened up about her experience at Utah's Provo Canyon School, where she faced emotional and physical abuse as a teen, despite "never planning on telling that story." The 41-year-old made an appearance on the Australian news program The Project where she talked about working with the Irwin family on a project involving the Australia Zoo. Aside from contributing her fame to a commercial about wildlife, however, Hilton shared her experience of becoming an advocate for children suffering abuse. "I couldn't sleep at night knowing that this was still happening and I knew that I needed...
  • Macron says it will take 'several DECADES' for Ukraine to join the EU and warns Russia must not be 'humiliated' in any peace deal

    05/09/2022 10:40:25 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/9/2022 | Jack Newman
    Emmanuel Macron has warned it could take decades for Ukraine to join the EU as he proposed a new political organisation on the continent. During a speech marking Europe Day in Strasbourg, the French president said 'we all know perfectly that the process of allowing (Ukraine) to join would take several years, in fact probably several decades.' He added: 'That is the truth, unless we decide to lower the standards for accession. And rethink the unity of our Europe.' He also said that Europe must learn from its past mistakes to ensure Russia is not 'humiliated' in peace negotiations.
  • Electric Bus Catches Fire After Battery Explosion

    05/02/2022 6:01:07 AM PDT · by Renkluaf · 37 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | May 1, 2022 | Paul Homewood
    An Electric Bus Caught Fire After Battery Explosion in Paris https://youtu.be/5r-yN8SugWM A video recording shows the start of the fire which completely consumed an electric RATP bus on Friday 29 April. The incident caused no injuries. The bus burst into flames within seconds. This is what can be seen on the video that captured the very beginning of the fire of an electric vehicle of the RATP in Paris , this Friday, April 29. In the images, we can see a small explosion occur on the roof of the bus, where the batteries are located, followed by huge flames that...
  • Paris suspends electric bus fleet after fires

    04/29/2022 4:46:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    France24 ^ | April 29, 2022
    Paris (AFP) – Dozens of electric buses will be taken off the streets of Paris temporarily "as a precaution" after two of the vehicles caught fire, public transport operator RATP said Friday. Following a second blaze on Friday morning, in which no one was hurt, "RATP has taken the decision to suspend use of 149 electric buses" of manufacturer Bollore's Bluebus 5SE model, the state-owned company said. The number 71 bus that caught fire in southeast Paris early Friday released thick clouds of black smoke and a strong smell of burning plastic, according to an AFP journalist on the scene....
  • Violence erupts in Paris as thousands of May Day protesters raise pressure on Macron

    05/01/2022 1:22:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    France24 ^ | May 2, 2022
    Police fired tear gas to push back black-clad anarchists who ransacked business premises in the French capital Paris on Sunday during May Day protests against the policies of newly re-elected President Emmanuel Macron. Thousands of people joined May Day marches across France inwhich they called for salary increases and for Macron to drop his plan to raise the retirement age. Most were peaceful but violence broke out in Paris, where police had made 29 arrests so far, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Twitter. Clashes with police broke out at the start of the march near La Republique Square and...
  • In Avignon. Le Pen wants to seduce left-wing voters and calls to "block" Macron

    04/14/2022 6:27:23 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    BFM-TV France ^ | 4/14/2022 | Marie Pierre Bourgeois
    The candidate of the National Rally assured that she wanted to "speak to all French people" during her first meeting between the two rounds. She also denounced a "quinnquennium which have divided, despised and hurt" in front of her supporters. Giving pledges to the left while preserving itself as a credible alternative to Emmanuel Macron. For the first of her meetings between the two rounds in Avignon, Marine Le Pen presented her strategy to try to win on April 24. "Patriots on the right, patriots on the left, our only goal is France...Come and vote. We are talking to all...
  • OpinionWay Poll: Macron Leads 53-47 in French Election

    04/13/2022 7:23:58 AM PDT · by Republicans 2016 2020 · 22 replies
    OpinionWay (in French) ^ | 13 April 2022
    If the second round of the presidential election were held next Sunday, which of the following candidates would you be most likely to vote for? [Macron (En Marche)/Le Pen (National Rally)]
  • Voting in France: Paper Ballots, Cast in Person; No Machines

    04/11/2022 1:51:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    US News ^ | April 8, 2022 | ap
    French voters in Sunday’s presidential election will use the same system that’s been used for generations. French voters in Sunday's presidential election will use the same system that's been used for generations: paper ballots that are cast in person and counted by hand. Despite periodic calls for more flexibility or modernization, France doesn’t do mail-in voting, early voting or use voting machines en masse like the United States ... PAPER BALLOTS.. Voters must be at least 18 years old. ... Voters make their choices in a booth, with the curtains closed, then place their ballot in an envelope that is...
  • French Political Class Closes Ranks to Protect Macron

    04/11/2022 12:43:23 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 6 replies
    Anything Goes ^ | 4/11/2022 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Establishment gangs up on Le Pen.
  • French Greens face crisis after failed presidential bid

    04/11/2022 6:09:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    France24 ^ | April 11, 2022
    Paris (AFP) – France's Green party were facing a financial and political crisis on Monday after a deeply disappointing presidential election saw their candidate finish sixth and struggle to put climate change on the national agenda. Yannick Jadot from the Europe Ecology-The Greens party (EELV) was eliminated in Sunday's first round with a score of around 4.6 percent, following a campaign that never gathered momentum. Remi Lefebvre, a French political scientist at the University of Lille in northeast France, told AFP before the vote that the Greens had been "the enormous disappointment of this campaign." "The problem with the greens...
  • Emmanuel Macron on Mateusz Morawiecki: an extreme right-wing anti-Semite

    04/08/2022 3:33:17 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 15 replies
    PolsatNews ^ | 4/8//22 | Staff
    French President Emmanuel Macron once again referred to the criticism made by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. "The Polish prime minister is an extreme right-wing anti-Semite banning LGBT people," said the French president. He further pointed out that Morawiecki was "covered by the European procedure because he had arbitrarily dismissed many judges." "He supports Marine Le Pen, whom he has hosted several times. Let's not be naive, he wants to help her before the elections," Macron said. Earlier, in an interview with the French TV station TF1, he accused Morawiecki of "interfering in the French election campaign" being "supported by the...
  • Shock Poll Puts Marine Le Pen Ahead of Macron in French Presidential Second Round

    04/08/2022 4:15:21 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 April, 2022 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    A survey released by a Brazilian-based firm this week has revealed that populist leader Marine Le Pen may be pulling ahead of President Emmanuel Macron as France votes in the first round of its presidential elections this weekend. The poll, which is part of a broader survey around the French presidential elections, was released Thursday by the Brazil-based firm Atlas Intelligence and claims that in a second-round run-off vote, Marine Le Pen has pulled ahead of President Macron. While the survey expects President Macron to win the first round of voting this weekend with at least 27.8 per cent of...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 178: Presidential Election Weekend, COVID Freedom Convoy In The South, Protests Continue

    04/09/2022 8:12:00 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/9/2022 | Nextrush/Self
    "Don't forget what you have been through, the "Yellow Vests", the impoverished pensioners, the humiliated workers, the young people from whom we took two years of freedom" National Rally Presidential Canadidate Marine Le Pen Speaks To Her Final Campaign Rally In Perpignan, France 4/7/2022 Tomorrow in the first round of France's Presidential election voters will be able to register their verdict on Emmanuel Macron's five years in office. It was his fuel tax policies in 2018 that helped to launch the Yellow Vests protests. Higher energy taxes in the name of fighting "climate change" and "going green" had to be...
  • France faces bruising runoff after Macron and Le Pen top first-round vote

    04/10/2022 10:53:22 PM PDT · by RandFan · 9 replies
    theguardian ^ | Sun 10 Apr 2022 | Angelique Chrisafis
    France faces a brutal two-week campaign over the country’s future, as the centrist incumbent, Emmanuel Macron, faces the far-right Marine Le Pen for the presidency, positioning himself as a pro-European “progressive” against what he calls her anti-Muslim, nationalist programme and “complacency” about Vladimir Putin. Macron topped Sunday’s first round of the French presidential election with 27.6% of the vote, ahead of Le Pen’s 23.4%, according to initial projected results by Ipsos for France Télévisions. He scored higher than his result in the first round five years ago, and clearly gained support in the final hours of the campaign after his...
  • "Take Back Control": Marine Le Pen Urges Her Voters To "Go Vote"

    04/07/2022 4:03:22 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 20 replies
    BFM-TV France ^ | 4/7/2022 | HG/AFP
    The National Rally candidate held her last political meeting in Perpignan before the first round... ..Marine Le Pen "conjured", Thursday in Perpignan, her voters to "go vote" Sunday for the presidential election in order to regain "control"... "To change policy, you have to change policies. This is why with solemnity, a very benevolent insistence, I beg you to go and vote" declared the Rassemblement candidate in front of some 4,000 supporters... "In the presidential election, we don't abstain, take back control!" because "no result is acquired until you have voted," insisted Marine Le Pen, who had failed in the regional...
  • Macron and Le Pen Both Improve Vote Shares in First Round, Presidential Decider in Two Weeks

    04/11/2022 3:59:42 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 April, 2022 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Top candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen both improved their vote shares on Sunday night over their previous 2017 performances, and the pair will face off again in 13 days’ time to decide who will be the next President of France. While Sunday’s first-round vote for the Presidential election saw the lowest turnout in 20 years with over 25 per cent of registered French deciding to stay at home, the leading candidates all increased their vote shares at the expense of minor parties. With 97 per cent of the vote counted per the French interior ministry, globalist-centralist, former...
  • France’s election seen from the US: Geopolitics, inflation loom large

    04/11/2022 3:59:31 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 3 replies
    Could France be facing its Trump moment? For US commentators, France’s presidential runoff between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen has raised the prospect of a fresh shakeup in transatlantic alliances, which could test Western unity against Putin’s Russia as war rages in Ukraine. As of late Sunday evening, Washington, DC time, the outcome of France’s first round of presidential voting was all but certain: incumbent Emmanuel Macron will face the far-right's Marine Le Pen in a rematch of their 2017 run-off election. And this time around, the numbers suggest that Le Pen is well within reach of the Élysée...
  • Could Macron’s arrogance cost him the election?

    04/09/2022 10:30:28 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 29 replies
    Spiked ^ | 4/9/2022 | Fraser Myers
    Panic has set in. As the first round of the French presidential election approaches, Emmanuel Macron’s re-election has suddenly been thrown into doubt. A series of recent polls has put the hard-right Marine Le Pen within spitting distance of the Élysée Palace. This has rattled the Macron campaign, spooked the markets and will no doubt have set alarm bells ringing in Brussels, too. The Le Pen surge feels like it has come from nowhere. A month ago, she was trailing Macron by around 10 percentage points. Now she looks the most likely candidate to face Macron in the second round...
  • Macron holds first rally as France election race tightens

    04/02/2022 5:05:03 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    AFP via Breitbart ^ | 2 Apr 2022
    President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday holds his first rally of the French election campaign, with far-right rival Marine Le Pen eating into what once seemed his unassailable lead barely a week ahead of the ballot. The centrist Macron threw his hat into the election ring at the last moment and has been distracted by the war in Ukraine, conducting diplomacy from the Elysee while Le Pen paces the country to discuss basic issues, including purchasing power......
  • France Yellow Vests Week 177: "A Hope Rising", Yellow Vests Take To The Streets Again

    04/03/2022 4:43:54 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/2/2022 | Nextrush/Self
    It was an optimistic Marine Le Pen campaigning in the Alsace region of France on Friday. Le Pen, the National Rally candidate for President, saying there is a "great dynamic" on the ground in her favor. She believes that with just over a week to go before the first round of voting many of the French are beginning to realize that Emmanuel Macron's re-election is not a foregone conclusion. Le Pen indicating that the old "demonizaton" of her as "far-right" will not work this time around. She says Macron has to answer for a record she calls "deplorable" when it...