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Sep 23 05:39

The Crazy Imbalance of Russia-gate

If the U.S. government and mainstream media are really concerned about foreign influence in American politics, they might look at Israel and other nations with much more clout than Russia, notes Robert Parry.

The core absurdity of the Russia-gate frenzy is its complete lack of proportionality.

Sep 22 18:46

Tillerson State Dept. Demanding Israel Hand Back Millions in U.S. Military Aid

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been pushing the Trump White House to demand that Israel give back to the United States millions of dollars in military aid, prompting pushback in the West Wing and further fueling ongoing tensions between Foggy Bottom and the White House over a range of key diplomatic issues, according to multiple sources briefed on the situation.

The Washington Free Beacon first reported on Friday that the State Department has been lobbying the White House to call for Israel to hand back some $75 million in U.S. military aid that was awarded to the Jewish state above the Obama administration’s financial request in 2016.

Sep 22 17:19

The Bombast of Nikki Haley

She’s a lightweight, and a warmongering globalist.

As Governor of South Carolina, and a member of that state’s House of Representatives, Haley’s foreign policy experience is absolutely nil. Nor does her degree in accounting from Clemson University inspire confidence. Her record thus far has consisted of giving voice to the neoconservative tendency in the GOP – the very people Trump defeated in the GOP primaries. The conventional Republican foreign policy clichés we’ve heard for years pour forth from her mouth like vomit from a drunk. Her recent speech before the American Enterprise Institute on the nuclear deal with Iran is a perfect case in point.

Sep 22 17:15

America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars

We don’t need a war with Iran because Israel wants one and some rich and powerful American Jews are happy to deliver. Seriously, we don’t need it.

They have been very successful at faking the Iranian threat, so much so that nearly all Republican and most Democratic congressmen as well as much of the media seem to be convinced that Iran needs to be dealt with firmly, most definitely by using the U.S. military, and the sooner the better.

And while they are doing it, the issue that nearly all the Iran haters are Jewish has somehow fallen out of sight, as if it does not matter. But it should matter.

Sep 22 08:37

French Olympic Team To Skip 2018 Winter Games if North Korea Tensions Continue

The French Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, France's sports minister said Thursday — the first major doubts by a participating nation over the growing North Korean tensions.

Sep 21 14:30

Listening to the Donald at the UN – The Saker

No matter how bad things look now, Hillary President would have been infinitely worse!

In conclusion, what I take away from Trump's UN speech is a sense of relief for the rest of the planet and a sense of real worry for the US. Ever since the Neocons overthrew Trump and made him what is colloquially referred to as their “bitch” the US foreign policy has come to a virtual standstill.

Sure, the Americans talk a lot, but at least they are doing nothing. That paralysis, which is a direct consequence of the internal infighting, is a blessing for the rest of the planet

Sep 20 12:17

How the UN Covers for US Aggression

UN is not out to get the U.S. Rather, it has largely been America’s tool since its inception, it has repeatedly covered Uncle Sam’s overly-exposed butt as he (a.k.a. “the royal we”) has gone around the world on a three decade-long military bender since the end of the Cold War.

And therein lies the truly pernicious part of the Trumped-up case against the U.N. … because, like so much of America’s growing cult of grievance, it reflects an ever-widening gap between America’s stated ideals and its self-serving behavior around the world.

Sep 20 12:10

Trump’s Embarrassing UN Speech

The arrogance conveyed by Trump’s speech is unprecedented.

I wonder if whoever wrote the deplorable speech intended to embarrass Trump and inadvertently embarrassed America as well, or whether the speechwriter(s) is so imbued with the neoconservative arrogance and hubris of our time that the speechwriter was simply blind to the extraordinary contradictions that stood out like sore thumbs all through the speech.

Sep 20 09:15

French president: No “efficient” solution in Syria without Iran

The French president emphasized the influential role of Iran in the Syria peace process, saying no “efficient” solution could be found to the six-year-old crisis in the Arab state without the Islamic Republic.

“If we do not resolve the Syrian problem with Iran around the table, then we will not have an efficient response, because Iran today is among the powers that have an influence on the ground,” Macron told reporters in New York on Tuesday, Press TV reported.

Sep 20 07:24

Paris protesters set police car on fire with 2 officers inside

Sep 19 09:37

French lorry drivers take action against government’s labour reforms

French lorry drivers opposing the government's reform of labour laws staged protests in Paris and across the country on Monday, ahead of more strikes next week.

The CFDT and CFTC unions claim their industry will be hit by President Emmanuel Macron's controversial overhaul of the country's labour code.

The truck drivers fear the changes to labour laws will impact the small businesses that make up 75-80% of the profession by creating “unfair competition” between them, and reducing job security.

Sep 19 08:53

France Rules Out Renegotiation on JCPOA

France demands the full implementation of the JCPOA and deems any fresh negotiations on the deal “meaningless,” Macron said in a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the annual session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

Sep 18 14:23

4 U.S. Women Hit By Acid Attack In France

Four American college students were attacked with acid by a woman on Sunday at a train station in southern France, injuring at least two of them, according to the local police.

The assailant, a 41-year-old woman, was quickly arrested in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille. The police prefecture said they were not treating the attack on the American women as a terrorist assault.

Sep 18 12:37

Removing Offensive Monuments

The eyesore presidential libraries

The social justice warrior charge to purge the United States of all monuments relating in any way to the Confederacy has been rapidly expanding to include the scourge represented by all white people all through history.

Now, I would suggest that turnabout is fair play so if we are all agreeing that monuments must be destroyed to right historic wrongs, I am interested in making up my own little list based on the things that I disapprove of. As readers of this site are aware, I am a critic of illegal behavior by the United States government, to include torture, targeted assassinations by drone and starting wars without any reason to do so, so that would be a good place to start.

Sep 18 12:33

Russia Emerges As Victor in Syrian War

The war is almost over; reconstruction and nation-building are coming to the fore.

A new UN-brokered round of negotiations on Syria will kick off in October. The participants will have to live with new reality – the West has lost in Syria, Russia and its allies have won

Sep 18 12:30

Trump’s Bonfire of Washington Politics

So, is it inside-out politics that is taking place here?

President Trump shocked the political world and his own “base” when he struck a budget deal with Democrats to get emergency funding for Hurricane Harvey victims, reports ex-British diplomat Alastair Crooke.

Last week, President Trump threw a grenade into the U.S. political structure.

Sep 18 07:59

France to bring back old thyroid drug after thousands complain over new formula

An old version of a thyroid medication will be reintroduced in France after thousands of the country's three million users complained of serious side effects from a new formula, the government said Friday.
The side effects of the new version of Levothyrox that went on sale in March are said to include cramps, headaches, dizziness and hair loss.

The government of President Emmanuel Macron, which has been accused of "shameful indifference" over the scandal, said the old version of the drug would be reintroduced in two weeks.

Sep 14 10:13

France shocked at iPhone X costing exactly French minimum wage

After Apple unveiled its shiny new iPhone X to the world, French media noted with wonder and consternation that the hi-tech gadget cost almost exactly the same as a worker on France’s minimum wage earns for a month’s labour.
"Is the iPhone X worth a SMIC?" asked a headline in Le Parisien newspaper, using the French abbreviation for the monthly minimum wage that is legally fixed at €1,149 after tax.

The cheapest version of the iPhone X, unveiled on Tuesday at Apple’s new "spaceship" headquarters in California, will be sold in France from November 3 priced at €1,159.

The newspaper marvelled at the new product’s technology, but rather snootily noted that buying it for that price was like buying a Porsche for a short commute to work when a low-cost Dacia car would do the job just as well.

Sep 13 07:36

Tens of thousands take to the streets to protest Macron's labour reforms

The first day of major demonstrations against French President Emmanuel Macron's changes to France's enshrined labour code saw tens of thousands of protesters take to the streets on Tuesday.

In a day of nationwide strikes and rallies that was seen as an important test for Macron - who has staked his presidency on overhauling France's sluggish economy - France's biggest trade union, the hardline CGT, was keen to show it could mobilise its supporters in large numbers.

On Tuesday evening the union reported that some 60,000 protesters had turned out in Paris, while the police put the figure at a more modest 24,000.

The numbers are being closely observed as they are considered an important indicator of the strength of resistance to the reforms.

Sep 12 09:11

‘King of slackers’: Fury after Macron brands labor reforms opponents ‘lazy’ ahead of mass protests

President Emmanuel Macron has been criticized for branding opponents of his labor reforms as being “lazy.” Quickly dubbed the ‘King of slackers’ on Twitter, the French leader was undeterred, though, saying he regrets nothing and aims to move the country forward.

Sep 11 08:08

North Korea official blasts France over nuclear criticism

Ri Tok-Son, deputy director of the foreign ministry's European department, said France's claim that a nuclear missile launched from the North could strike Europe was "preposterous".

He stressed that the North's atomic arsenal was a deterrent against US nuclear threats which Paris does not face.

Sep 10 08:35

France admits its defeat in Syria, says future with Bashar Al Assad possible

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the demand for departure of the Syrian President Bashar Al Assad should not be a precondition for launching a political process in the country.

During Friday’s press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, the French foreign minister recalled that Paris had already assured that in order to launch the political process in Syria, no preconditions, including Al Assad's departure, should be set, noting that the French side does think Al Assad should be targeted by any political process.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Assad has defeated the US attempt to remove him.

Deal with it.

Sep 08 08:10

6 Years after, France suddenly wants to end the Libyan crisis

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday he noticed “positive developments” that might help end the Libyan crisis after meeting with Libyan parties this week.

The Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al Sarraj and Libyan National Army General Commander Khalifa Haftar both committed themselves to a conditional ceasefire agreement reached back in July in Paris and promised to work together as regards the forthcoming elections in 2018.

Aug 30 15:46

Emmanuel Macron's Africa refugee plan condemned as 'racist and inhumane'

European Parliament’s Rapporteur on the Commission’s Union Resettlement Framework, Left MEP Malin Björk, said the plan was “tainted by structural racism towards the African population”.

“Europe has no right to criminalise mobility or movement - especially not in third countries,” the Swedish MEP said.

“Irregular migration is not a crime - by calling it a crime is akin to calling these people criminals. The most worrying aspect of this plan is that it is coupled with stopping spontaneous arrivals at European territory completely. This breaches the international right to leave one's country and to seek asylum.

“Furthermore, using resettlement as the framework within which EU externalises its borders is to destroy over five decades of humanitarian work and international solidarity. In terms of increased loss of human lives and suffering, the consequences of this plan will be disastrous.”

Aug 29 11:08

France sees no alternative to Iran deal: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron has become the latest world leader to come out in support of a multilateral nuclear deal with Iran, saying France sees “no alternative” to the agreement.

He said the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), had facilitated a constructive relationship with Iran.

“There is no alternative to the non-proliferation agenda. It enables a constructive and demanding relationship with Iran,” he told some 200 French ambassadors gathered in Paris.

Aug 28 08:46

MACRON'S POLL NIGHTMARE: Now two-thirds have ‘little faith’ in president’s doomed reforms

ALMOST two-thirds of French people are sceptical about President Emmanuel Macron’s ability to successfully loosen France’s tightly regulated labour market via a set of pro-business reforms, according to an Odoxa opinion poll published today.

Aug 25 10:34

Emmanuel Macron wants to replicate Merkel and RULE the European Union, says biographer

EMMANUEL MACRON is aiming to replicate his German colleague Angela Merkel as he hopes to “completely reform” the European Union, according to his biographer.

Aug 25 10:34

Macron's Europe ULTIMATUM: French president ORDERS EU to support his reforms… or CRUMBLE

EMMANUEL Macron has risked falling out with his European allies after sensationally claiming the EU risks collapse unless the bloc’s cheap labour rule is overhauled.

Aug 22 11:53

WOMAN IS KILLED AFTER A MAN, 35, DELIBERATELY RAMS A STOLEN VAN INTO PEDESTRIANS AT TWO BUS STATIONS IN MARSEILLE

A woman has died and another person is injured after an man deliberately drove a stolen van into two bus stops during morning rush hour in Marseille, southern France.

A man was injured in the first crash, which took place at around 8am, and a 42-year-old woman was killed in the second, about one hour later.

The suspect, a 35-year-old man, fled both scenes, and was later arrested in the city’s Old Port area.

The suspect had reportedly stolen the van before deliberately driving it into a packed bus shelter in the Croix-Rouge area of Marseille just after 8am.

The driver then sped off, as ambulances were called to deal with people who had been injured in the attack.

Aug 22 10:26

'Bad choice' Macron's popularity plummets as he scrambles to please EU on France's deficit

EMMANUEL Macron’s popularity rating has plummeted to one of the lowest on record for a new French president as he struggles to force through unpopular policies designed to placate EU beancounters.

Aug 22 10:24

French President Macron’s Short-Lived Honeymoon

The former Rothschild banker, economy minister’s honeymoon began by defeating Marine Le Pen decisively on May 7.

Two weeks later, opinion polls showed 62% of respondents viewed him favorably.

His fall from grace was swift, an early August YouGov poll, showing his approval rating plunged to 36% - the lowest ever for a French president this early in his tenure.

He’s accused of ignoring his core supporters. WikiLeaks published thousands of embarrassing emails relating to his campaign and earlier.

Italian psychiatrist Dr. Adriano Segator called him a “dangerous psychopath,” saying “we have a case of full-blown narcissism.”

Aug 15 11:55

One person was killed and dozen injured after a driver struck a group of patrons outside a cafe in a region east of Paris Monday evening.

An twelve-year-old girl was killed in the BMW attack, and 12 were injured, four seriously, according to France's Interior Ministry. The attack took place at a pizzeria in Sept-Sorts, about an hour from Paris, French media outlets report.

Aug 15 11:21

Nezavisimaya Gazeta: French disappointed in Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron's ratings are declining, with his performance approved by just 36% of the population, Nezavisimaya Gazeta writes citing the results of a survey conducted by the Ifop research center. Macron’s popularity rating reached a new low, having fallen by almost 20 points compared to July when his performance was approved by 54% of Frenchmen. According to local media, even Francois Hollande, one of the most unpopular French leaders, did not encounter such public discontent during the first 100 days of his presidency. Many tend to link Macron’s growing unpopularity to his reforms, particularly, with the liberal economic agenda and plans to reduce the country’s budget deficit. Macron’s decision to implement the most painful reforms at the beginning of his five-year presidential term looks quite logical, Sergey Fyodorov, Leading Research Fellow at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute for European Studies, told the paper.

Aug 10 10:30

French Police Arrest Suspect In Hit-And-Run Attack On Soldiers

Prosecutors are treating the ‘deliberate’ attack as an act of terrorism.

Authorities on Wednesday arrested a man suspected of ramming a car into a group of soldiers in a suburb of the French capital, police officials said, potentially ending the manhunt in a case that prosecutors are treating as an act of terrorism.

Aug 10 07:57

Merkel’s monster: Is Macron plotting for France to overtake Germany as EU powerhouse?

EMMANUEL Macron could be plotting for France to take over Germany's position as the powerhouse of the European Union.

Aug 09 13:45

Migrants & Refugees Have Tried To Breach UK Border 17,000 Times This Year – France

Migrants and refugees have made up to 17,000 attempts to jump aboard UK-bound lorries and trains since January, according to the French Interior Ministry.

It appears the destruction of the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp nine months ago has done little to stem the tide of migrants traveling to the port town in northern France.

Aug 09 11:41

Macron facing MUTINY within his own party - as Europhile pin-up crumbles in the polls

MEMBERS of Emmanuel Macron’s party have already become frustrated with the way the President is trying to push through his reform agenda.

Aug 09 09:24

'Hypocrisy!' Emmanuel Macron SCRAPS making wife First Lady as public backlash erupts

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron had to reconsider elevating his wife Brigitte to First Lady status after a petition opposing the move collected nearly 300,000 signatures in less than a day.

Aug 08 11:55

US Sanctions — a Looney Tunes Bad Remake

By F. William Engdahl
5 Aug 2017

The ever-so-wise members of the Congress of the United States have just passed one of the most bizarre pieces of legislation in US history. Unilaterally, it makes illegal and severely punishable investments by European companies in international energy projects where Russia is involved. But it does far more. Unlike earlier US sanctions acts, the EU countries were not even consulted on the new act. It may well be that the bill, HR-3364: Countering Americas Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (sic) and its Senate counterpart will mark the irreversible decline of the United States as a global power and forge new ties between Russia, China, Iran and, yes, the major states of the EU including Germany .

What the Act says
That's All Folks!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9M4htrogqA

Aug 06 16:30

France launches terrorism investigation into attempted knife attack at Eiffel Tower – source

A man carrying a knife and reportedly shouting “Allahu Akbar” tried to force his way through security checks at the Eiffel Tower on Saturday. French prosecutors have launched a counterterrorism investigation, according to reports citing judicial sources.

Aug 04 12:34

Air France expands North Korea no-fly zone after missile miss

Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA) has expanded its no-fly zone over North Korea after one of its jets flew past the location where an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) splashed down 10 minutes later, an airline spokesman said on Thursday.

Air France's flight 293, a Boeing (BA.N) 777 carrying 323 people from Tokyo to Paris, missed North Korea's latest ICBM as it fell to earth on July 28 by about 100 km (60 miles), the spokesman said, citing flight data provided by Japan.

Air France-KLM flies direct to Tokyo and Osaka and the expansion of the no-fly zone could make the flights 10 minutes to 30 minutes longer, depending on the direction, the spokesman said.

North Korea said on Saturday its latest ICBM test proved its ability to strike America's mainland, drawing a sharp warning from U.S. President Donald Trump and a rebuke from China.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's got to be a pain for business passengers with schedules to keep, but under the circumstances, I understand Air France/KLM's decision to do this completely.

Aug 04 09:03

French parliament approves Macron's drive to loosen labour laws

France's parliament has adopted a bill allowing the government to fast-track changes to the labour code, the first major reform of Emmanuel Macron's presidency which aims to slash unemployment.

Aug 02 08:57

Leaked Macron Emails Suggest French Military Ties To UK Far More Important Than EU Army

Emmanuel Macron was warned a month before he announced his bid for the French presidency that maintaining military ties with Britain is far more important than the planned EU-wide defense pact, according to emails published by WikiLeaks.

Aug 01 09:06

‘DISGUSTING’ Fury as French embassy uses Passchendaele to say EU 'brought peace' to Europe

FRENCH diplomats have been accused of rewriting history and politicising a generation’s sacrifice after penning a pro-EU tweet to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of Passchendaele.

Aug 01 08:45

‘DISGUSTING’ Fury as French embassy uses Passchendaele to say EU 'brought peace' to Europe

FRENCH diplomats have been accused of rewriting history and politicising a generation’s sacrifice after penning a pro-EU tweet to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of Passchendaele.

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On its official Twitter account, the embassy posted to its 13,000 followers: “Today we commemorate #Passchendaele100. An opportunity to cherish peace, unity and solidarity brought by the EU.”

But the message immediately sparked fury amongst social media users, who accused French diplomats of politicising a 100-year-old tragedy and of wilfully trying to rewrite history in favour of the EU project.

Aug 01 08:36

WikiLeaks Outs Senior Member of French President's Party for Ordering Club Drugs

A new batch of emails published by the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks contains an interesting curiousity, showing what looks like a series of purchases of an illegal drug with properties similar to those of amphetamines by a senior member of French President Emmanuel Macron's En Marche! party.

Jul 29 08:41

Is France Ready to Stand Up to Trump on Iran?

On July 26th, the French foreign ministry issued a declaration about the package of new sanctions targeting Russia and Iran making its way through Congress to President Trump’s desk in the Oval Office.

In the estimation of the French foreign ministry, “the extraterritorial scope of [the sanctions] appears to be unlawful under international law.” The statement outlined the need for the Europeans to “adapt our national mechanisms and update European mechanisms” to protect themselves from the U.S. legislation. The French foreign ministry called for coordination with European partners to address American overreach.

Jul 28 05:55

Macron Is Setting Himself up as the Go-between Putin and Trump

French President Emmanuel Macron has positioned himself as a possible go-between in facilitating a reduction of tensions between the U.S. and Russia, a move that makes sense for France but may anger Official Washington’s hawks who want to escalate the New Cold War. I interviewed Paris-based journalist and historian Diana Johnstone about Trump’s recent visit to Paris. Johnstone is the author of From Mad to Madness: Inside the Pentagon’s Nuclear War Planning Machine, recounting the experiences of her father, Paul Johnstone, as a senior analyst in the Pentagon’s Strategic Weapons Evaluation Group and a co-author of the Pentagon Papers. I spoke to her by telephone in France on July 19...

Jul 27 10:11

The French Government Tried To Build A Migrant Shelter In This Small Town – Residents Responded By Building A Wall Around It

When most people consider how many migrants have entered Europe in recent years, they probably assume that the whole continent is a beacon of tolerance and love for foreigners who are seeking a better way of life. But a more accurate picture of Europe would suggest that the only thing most Europeans are tolerant of, is their corrupt governments who aren’t willing to close the borders. That tolerance is quickly wearing thin however, as most Westerners reject the migrants, who are burdening the social fabric of their communities.

Which would explain a recent incident in the French town of Séméac, where the government recently bought a hotel in the hopes of turning it into a migrant shelter.

Jul 27 09:25

French to hold (non-binding) referendum on England rejoining historical region of Anjou

With Britain looking set to leave the EU, locals in a French city are being asked to vote in a "referendum" on whether England should now rejoin the historical French region of Anjou. The referendum however won't be binding.

Jul 27 09:24

France questions legality of new US bans on Iran, Russia, N Korea

France has raised doubts about the legitimacy of new US sanctions against Iran and Russia, saying they do not conform to international law due to their extraterritorial reach.

Jul 26 13:30

French Build Wall To Stop Migrant Resort

French locals have built a wall around an abandoned hotel to stop its use as a proposed migrant resort.

The residents of the southwestern French town of Séméac erected a 60-foot-long, six-foot-tall wall to bar access to the former F1 hotel after they found out about the secret plan to turn it into a shelter for 85 migrants.

Jul 26 09:22

LEADERS OF LIBYA’S STRONGEST FACTIONS SIGN ACCORD IN PARIS

The French President Emmanual Macron has hosted the two most influential leaders in Libya in what is being called an attempt to re-unite the totally fractured failed state that has plagued Libyan politics since 2011 when the revolutionary leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown during a NATO invasion.

In reality, Macron is engaging in a big face-saving exercise on two fronts. Although the NATO war on Libya was largely authored and agitated for by Hillary Clinton, because of Barack Obama’s apparent reticence to associate himself with the kind of aggressive western war against a Muslim majority country that many at the time still associated with George W. Bush, French President Nicholas Sarkozy became the public cheerleader for the disastrous war, complete with a premature ‘Mission Accomplished’ moment in Tripoli along with then British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Fingers crossed, that this can create some degree of stability in Libya, after the absolute fiasco of the Clinton-inspired NATO invasion, which saw to it the Ghaddafi got assassinated.

Jul 25 15:27

French Build Wall To Stop Migrant Resort

French locals have built a wall around an abandoned hotel to stop its use as a proposed migrant resort.

The residents of the southwestern French town of Séméac erected a 60-foot-long, six-foot-tall wall to bar access to the former F1 hotel after they found out about the secret plan to turn it into a shelter for 85 migrants.

Jul 25 14:58

About Trump's Meeting With Putin At The G20

Includes full text of the official report presented directly thereafter to the Russian Media.

The third issue is cyber security which was understandably given considerable attention. The presidents agreed that this area is becoming ever more dangerous. There are numerous threats emerging in cyber space, including a terrorist threat, threats in other areas of organised crime, such threats to the normal functioning of societies as child pornography, pedophilia, the so-called suicide networks. Of course, President Trump also mentioned that certain circles in the United States keep on spinning the issue of Russia’s interference in the US elections even though they are unable to prove that.

Jul 25 14:13

Mélenchon Hails French Army As He Launches Movement Against Macron’s Cuts

The crisis that erupted after the resignation of French armed forces chief of staff General Pierre de Villiers has rapidly exposed the class character of Unsubmissive France (LFI). Shortly after launching LFI’s movement against President Emmanuel Macron’s drastic austerity policies, LFI leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon rapidly aligned himself with the financial demands de Villiers had made before resigning.

Jul 24 14:51

Mélenchon Hails French Army As He Launches Movement Against Macron’s Cuts

The crisis that erupted after the resignation of French armed forces chief of staff General Pierre de Villiers has rapidly exposed the class character of Unsubmissive France (LFI). Shortly after launching LFI’s movement against President Emmanuel Macron’s drastic austerity policies, LFI leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon rapidly aligned himself with the financial demands de Villiers had made before resigning.

Jul 23 09:39

Popularity tumbles for France's Macron: poll

A poll out Sunday shows the popularity rating of France's new President Emmanuel Macron has slumped 10 points to hit 54 percent over the past month.

While Macron has made a strong start on the world stage and won a solid majority in parliament, his first three months in power have not been completely trouble-free.

Jul 23 09:17

French tobacconists protest govt plan to raise cigarette prices

Cigarette sellers in France took to the streets on Thursday to attack the government's policy to gradually increase the price of a packet of cigarettes from €7 to €10 over the next three years.

Claiming the measures will ruin their business and won’t even reduce smoking, they covered speed cameras with plastic bags in the southern city of Toulouse, the northern region of Picardy and Bearn near the Pyrenees, as well as other parts of France.

Jul 22 08:18

“Greater Israel” in the Making? Israel to Control Mediterranean From Beirut to Gaza?

Hiding behind the usual accusations of ‘antisemitism’, the US Zionist movement is now in a position to control EU foreign policy as well as that of America through the new French President, the British Prime Minister (CFI) and the US Congress (AIPAC) together with the tacit approval of Germany’s Angela Merkel (who has already supplied Israel with a fleet of submarines now armed with nuclear cruise missiles). Not a bad achievement for a neo-colonial, minority political Zionist movement, in the 21st century!

Jul 21 07:45

During Trump’s Paris Visit Migrant Suburbs Saw 900 Cars Burned in Scenes of ‘Intolerable Urban Violence’

While U.S. President Donald Trump was on a visit to France for the national Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, clashes in the capital’s migrant-dominated suburbs saw 13 security force members wounded and 897 cars burned.

Jul 21 07:41

France: Policeman lynched, beaten with iron bars by thirty Muslim migrants, opens fire to defend himself in Sevran

A police officer was ambushed by a horde of Muslim migrants. He opened fire to in order to escape, and one of the attackers was wounded in the stomach.The policeman was then rescued by reinforcements, his face bloodied, multiple bruises all over the body. This Saturday morning, he was still hospitalized.

Will this set off a new Muslim uprising in France, as we saw in the mass car burning, violence and utter lawlessness of a few years back? We shall see. But this time it will be far worse: their numbers are vastly greater.

It will be an incident like this that will spark the outbreak of war in Europe.

Jul 20 15:49

France’s Army Chief Steps Down After Defense-Spending Fight With Macron

French leader has moved to take control over economic reforms with shows of real and symbolic power

France’s army chief resigned Wednesday in a spat with President Emmanuel Macron over defense spending, the first major test of the new leader’s authority as he moves to take swift control over economic reforms.

Jul 20 09:23

FALSEHOOD IN WAR-TIME: Propaganda Lies of the First World War by Arthur Ponsonby MP, 1928

"The use of the weapon of falsehood is more necessary in a country where military conscription is not the law of the land than in countries where the manhood of the nation is automatically drafted into the Army, Navy, or Air Service. The public can be worked up emotionally by sham ideals. A sort of collective hysteria spreads and rises until finally it gets the better of sober people and reputable newspapers".
(excerpt, pp2, PDF version)

PDF direct download link:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0a...

Jul 20 08:49

Size matters? Framing of Macron’s extra-large official portrait ‘could cost €2.7mn’

French President Emmanuel Macron’s official portrait has yet again become a heated topic of internet and media discussion, after a local official calculated the hefty sum it would take from local budgets to frame the new leader’s outsize picture.

Jul 19 07:56

Migrants make 'first ever' attempt to cross from France to UK by light aircraft

Four Albanian migrants tried to fly from France to Britain in a light aircraft, in what is believed to be a first, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

The four, including two women and a child, were arrested along with the British pilot and two suspected British people smugglers as the plane prepared to take off from an airfield in Marck, near the northern port of Calais.

Calais is a springboard for migrants attempting to cross the Channel to Britain, normally by stowing away on trucks that board ferries.

Jul 18 08:28

France Calls on Russia to Condemn Donetsk Republic's Malorossiya State Proposal

France calls on Russia to condemn the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic's (DPR) leader's announcement of a new state called Malorossiya, the French Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Jul 18 08:05

Macron enters into open war with France’s armed forces chief

French President Emmanuel Macron is in a very open conflict with the chief of the French armed forces, who may be forced to resign in what would be an unprecedented crisis.

Jul 18 08:05

Macron outshines Merkel as EU's top diplomat

Germany has for years longed for a stronger French partner, but may have got more than it bargained for as the self-confident Emmanuel Macron takes Europe's spotlight.

Striking images from Paris this week offered signs of how Europe's de-facto leadership has started to mutate in the two months since Macron took office.

Jul 18 07:31

French company scores huge Australian submarine contract

Australia's largest-ever defense contract has gone to a French shipbuilder to produce a new generation of submarines, thrilling officials in Paris and inaugurating half a century of close defense cooperation between the nations.
French state-controlled defense contractor DCNS won out over Germany's ThysennKrupp Marine Systems and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to build 12 conventional submarines that the Australian navy expects will cost at least 56 billion Australian dollars ($43 billion), a deal which French media hailed as the contract of the century.

Jul 16 17:36

Navy's new £3.5b aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth needs protecting by FRENCH warships

BRITAIN’S new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth will be forced to rely on French frigates to protect it from attack, the Ministry of Defence confirmed yesterday.

Jul 16 08:11

Activists protest Israeli premier’s planned visit to France

French activists have launched a protest rally against the planned visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Paris, slamming Bibi’s human rights violations across the occupied Palestinian territories.

Jul 16 08:04

Macron: Anti-Zionism Is a Reinvented Form of anti-Semitism

French President Emmanuel Macron delivered forceful remarks on Sunday at a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the deportation of Jews from Paris, attacking his political rival Marine Le Pen and other figures who claimed that the Vichy government which collaborated with the Nazis during WWII didn't represent France. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the ceremony in Paris alongside Macron.

Jul 15 08:32

France: Muslim migrants dig, camouflage holes with sharp metal objects to TRAP POLICE at night

Several testimonies and photographs have been received from the residents of the district of Trois Ponts in Roubaix. A group of young individuals dug holes 60 cm deep on average and covered them to camouflage them. Their goal ? Attract police officers in pursuit races at night to trap them. According to several consistent testimonies, these traps worthy of North American trappers contain sharp metal objects to injure police officers. Police officers alerted by the residents were sent to the scene to observe the reported facts. They have confirmed that they have spotted many pitfalls. No official information was provided by the authorities.No one has been arrested for the time being.”

Jul 14 12:52

Macron Calls For Africans To Have Fewer Children – The MSM Grows Confused – And So Do I

Newly elected French president, Emmanuel Macron, has shocked almost every one of his supporters by saying that African nations do not need more Foreign Aid (to solve their problems), they need to have “fewer children”.

Jul 13 13:31

Macron: Eradicating Terrorism Top Priority in Syria, Not Ousting Assad

Hours after meeting with US President Donald Trump in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron said he's committed to working together with America to defeat terrorism in Syria and ousting Syrian President al-Assad is no longer a top priority.

Jul 13 07:54

CIVIL WAR IS COMING: Germany now joins France as citizens from both countries flood the streets in rage against Islamic immigration

Germany is now joining France in the enormous build up to civil War as right-wing radicalization takes hold as a result of the migrant crisis and the recent Terrorist attacks. Street fighting has now erupted in Germany with citizens clashing with police across several german cities.

Jul 12 04:25

FRENCH SPY WHO HELPED BOMB RAINBOW WARRIOR TRACKED DOWN 32 YEARS LATER

A French spy who infiltrated the environmentalist group Greenpeace and in 1985 helped bomb the organization’s flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, has spoken to the media for the first time. The British-based activist organization had purchased the trawler from the British government in 1977 and used it to carry out maritime research and other operations. In July 1985, the Rainbow Warrior, captained by the American environmental activist Peter Wilcox, was docked at the port of Auckland, New Zealand. It was being prepared to lead a flotilla of vessels to the French Polynesian atoll of Mororoa, in order to try to stop a planned nuclear test by the French military.

Jul 10 12:59

Libs Freak After Macron Says Africa's Problems Are 'Civilizational,' Women Have '7 or 8' Kids

Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron is taking heat from leftists on Twitter for comments he made about Africa, while many on the right are hailing him as "our guy."

Jul 08 09:59

France and Russia vow to put aside differences and fight extremism

"International terrorism is our number one enemy and combatting it means really putting to side all the rest," Russia's Sergei Lavrov after meeting French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian in Paris.

Jul 08 09:58

France renews state of emergency for sixth time, to close more mosques

The French parliament has voted to extend a state of emergency in France for the sixth time, with the government announcing that it would be closing three more mosques as part of the measure.

Jul 06 08:12

France announces 60 billion euros of austerity cuts

France's new government has formally announced its priorities for the coming years, with its plan to continue to enforce economic austerity. Some 60 billion euros will be cut from government spending, despite major economic stagnation and massive public disapproval.

Jul 05 07:38

Emmanuel Bonaparte: Macron Declares He Will Govern Like a Roman God

French president Emmanuel Macron has declared he will govern France like Jupiter, the Roman king of the gods, shortly after officials told the media his thought process was “too complex” for journalists to understand.

Jul 04 09:52

French PM Macron will hold REFERENDUM as he seeks 'radical new path' for France

EMMANUEL Macron has said he will hold a referendum if parliament does not allow him to implement reforms as he sets to embark France on a “radically new path”.

Jul 04 09:42

Mac gets mocked: French President Emmanuel Macron is ridiculed over his official portrait... including a cheeky nod to how he met his wife

French President Emanuel Macron has been roundly mocked on social media over his first official portrait.

The seemingly innocuous image, which he shared with his 1.5m Twitter followers, shows him standing at his desk at the Elysee Palace in Paris flanked by French and EU flags - and his two smartphones.

But it has been reimagined by Photoshop users across the world who have portrayed the French president as everything from a weight lifter to one of the Village People in a series of hilarious memes.

Jul 03 10:08

Macron facing power struggle as French president undermined over Calais migrant policy

Macron’s plan to become the new power force in Europe could be scuppered as his team continue to blow hot and cold over the refugee crisis.

Jul 03 09:28

White Nationalist plot to assassinate French President Emmanuel Macron foiled

French authorities say a man has been arrested for plotting a possible attack on President Emmanuel Macron or minority groups.

Paris prosecutor's office spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said that the 23-year-old suspect's plans were vague and not yet finalised, and that he appeared to be acting alone.

Jul 01 09:27

French Corbyn? Macron's election promises DESTROYED as he's told France needs AUSTERITY

EMMANUEL Macron's dreams of ramping up spending to fund his election campaign pledges were shut down today after a French watchdog warned he could bankrupt France.

Jul 01 08:51

France: Action needed now use of sarin gas confirmed in Syria

France said today that a report by the world’s chemical weapons watchdog that nerve agent sarin was used in an April attack in Syria was “unequivocal” and that the organisation’s members should act firmly on its findings.

After interviewing witnesses and examining samples, a fact- finding mission (FFM) of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) concluded that “a large number of people, some of whom died, were exposed to sarin or a sarin-like substance.”

“The conclusions of this report are indisputable,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Except that the OPCW did not claim to know WHO carried out the attack.

Jun 30 08:19

French Law Makes It Illegal To Contact Employees After Work Hours

The new “right to disconnect” law mandates that a company with 50 employees or more cannot email an employee after typical work hours. If you’ve ever been with friends or family members over the weekend then received an urgent email from work, you’re aware of the dread that fills your stomach and causes your…

Jun 28 07:54

Trump, Macron to pursue 'common response' in Syria

President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to pursue a "common response" to the Assad regime in Syria in the event of another chemical weapons attack, the French government said Tuesday after the two leaders spoke.

"The purpose of the meeting was to prepare for the bilateral meeting of the two presidents during the G20 meeting in Hamburg on 7 and 8 July," the Elysee Palace said in a statement about the phone call between Trump and Macron.

"They also took stock of the Syrian issue and the need to work towards a common response to a chemical attack in Syria," the statement continued. "The two presidents spoke about the situation in the Gulf and the need to avoid any escalation in the region. Both stressed that the fight against terrorism and its financing is a common challenge for all the countries of the region."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Lying in concert with DC and French President Macron, are we, Washington Examiner?!?

Ron Paul: Seymour Hersh Reporting Trump Knew Latest Syria Chemical Attack Was False Flag; Bombed Assad Anyway; "A Shame"

Jun 27 09:16

GOING TO PARIS? Be sure to thank the many Muslims you’ll encounter for ruining your visit to the Eiffel Tower

A $20 million dollar bullet-proof glass barrier will be built around the base of the Eiffel Tower to protect visitors from Islamic terrorist attacks.

Jun 26 09:45

REMEMBER what France and Germany looked like before the Muslim invasion?

France in the ’60s and ’70s vs France today.

Jun 26 08:06

Millionaire French mayor forced to apologize over sex tape with married woman

Jean-Paul Dupré, the Socialist mayor of the town of Limoux, near Toulouse in south west France, found himself in the unusual position of having to publicly apologise to his town council for a sex tape in which he stars, apparently with a married woman.

Jun 24 08:13

EU free movement under attack from MACRON: Brexit happened after ‘Britain said STOP’

EMMANUEL Macron has vowed to curb the rights of eastern Europeans working in France in a bid to quell growing anti-European Union resentment in France.

Jun 22 10:56

French Bus Drivers Start Wearing Skirts due to Shorts BAN

French bus drivers have started wearing skirts to get around their bosses’ ban on shorts in recent stifling heat.
France sweltered in temperatures up to 38C this week as the country’s weather authority warned people to be “very vigilant” for danger posed by the weather.

Jun 22 07:26

France Rolls out the Red Carpet for Lavrov in Act Two of Macron's Russia Reset

Paris sweet-talks Russia's veteran FM, confirming again that Macron harbors ambition of resetting French-Russian relations

Jun 22 07:04

BREAKING: Macron abandons regime change in Syria; says ‘no legitimate successor’ to Assad

French President Emmanuel Macron signals abandonment of regime change policy saying removal of President Assad from power is no longer France's "priority" which will focus on working with Russia to defeat Jihadi terrorism instead.

Jun 21 13:20

Truck Driver Killed After Smashing Into Roadblock Laid By African Migrants

A truck driver was killed near Calais in a hellish inferno after crashing into a makeshift roadblock laid by a group of Eritrean migrants.

Jun 21 08:35

Champs Elysees attacker was Islamic State loyalist, on French watchlist

A man who rammed a car into a police van in Paris stored a cache of weapons at his home and held a gun permit despite being on a secret service list of people linked to radical Islam, police sources and French officials said on Tuesday.

A source close to the investigation said the 31-year-old assailant had sworn allegiance to Islamic State in a letter to his brother-in-law.

Investigators were compiling an inventory of the arms and equipment found in his home. The man, who died in the attack, was also carrying in his car an assault rifle, two pistols, ammunition and two large gas canisters when he rammed a police convoy on Monday.

Jun 21 07:05

Key Macron ally Bayrou becomes latest minister to quit Macron's government

France's Justice Minister Francois Bayrou, a key ally of President Emmanuel Macron, announced he was quitting the government along with the European affairs minister as their MoDem party battles a funding scandal.

Jun 20 07:51

UK AND FRANCE PROPOSE AUTOMATED CENSORSHIP OF ONLINE CONTENT

By OpenRightsGroup: Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron’s plans to make Internet companies liable for ‘extremist’ content on their platforms are fraught with challenges. They entail automated censorship, risking the removal of unobjectionable content and harming everyone’s right to free expression.

The Government quietly announced Tuesday June 13th that Theresa May and the French President Emmanuel Macron will talk today about making tech companies legally liable if they “fail to remove unacceptable content”. The UK and France would work with tech companies “to develop tools to identify and remove harmful material automatically”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What concerns me here is, in the worlds of Macron and May, when does truth become "objectionable", to the point of even becoming criminal?!?

I am a Christian pacifist activist, who never advocates violence as a way to resolve issues, and constantly exhorts her government to use hard-won moral negotiations as the best way of resolving geopolitical issues.

Probably neither May nor Macron like my reporting on the Saudi genocide in Yemen, enabled by the US military (and BTW, who, please, sold the Saudis the white phosphorus which they are using in Yemen?!?); would that be consigned to the bit bucket, courtesy of their algorithms?!?

Radicalism doesn't come from nothing. There are those in the West who would assure you that this is true, but it is not; it comes from living in a Western-sponsored corrupt dictatorship, or seeing your child, your auntie, your mom, your brother, your friends, being blown to smithereens, courtesy of a drone weapon, as the US, France, and the UK expropriate resources to which they have no moral right, then make sure those resources are only sold in "acceptable" currencies.

So to Prime Minister May, President Macron, and President Trump, a word, please. The US, the UK, and France have some of the finest universities, and scientific minds in the world. Together, you could create a consortium developing usable, workable alternative energy which could, collectively, be patented as a revenue stream, to be divided equally among your countries, and provide a very healthy stipend for each university which was part of this process.

Such a development would be an absolute game-changer, and lead to other significant scientific discoveries as well; or, your countries can continue to murder and regime change in order to control the fossil fuel and mineral or elemental resources (like lithium), as you have for decades.

Jun 20 07:16

Van driver dies as he crashes into tail-back after migrants set up roadblock near Calais

A van driver died on the highway to the French port of Calais in an accident caused by a roadblock of tree trunks set up by migrants. Nine Eritrean nationals have been detained in connection with the incident, according to local official.

The Polish-registered vehicle rammed into one of the three trucks which stopped in front of the roadblock, catching fire.

Jun 19 10:03

Paris attack on police vehicle on Champs-Elysees

A man rammed his car into a police vehicle in Paris' Champs-Elysees shopping district Monday, prompting a fiery explosion, and was killed in the incident, authorities said. France's anti-terrorism prosecutor opened an investigation.

Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told reporters near the scene that the driver died after the "attempted attack" on security forces. He said the car was carrying explosives.

No police officers or passers-by were hurt, the Paris police department said. It is unclear why the attacker drove into police, though the Interior Ministry spokesman said the incident was apparently deliberate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More blowback for these endless wars for resources in the Middle East and Africa.

Jun 19 09:06

Analysis: Desire for change saw the French ready to elect 'goats, donkeys and hippos'

Analysts and politicians have suggested that French voters would have elected goats, donkeys or even hippos, such is their desire for change in France and for new President Emmanuel Macron to succeed.

The theory has been aired several times over the last week: French voters were so desperate for change and for new President Emmanuel Macron to succeed that they blindly elected his party's candidates to parliament.

Macron's Republic on the Move (REM) party and its allies won a massive majority in the French parliament on Sunday, indeed one of the biggest majorities in decades.

Jun 19 08:56

Marine Le Pen Elected Parliament Member for the 1st Time

Marine Le Pen is being elected as a member of the French National Assembly, the lower chamber of the country's Parliament for the first time during her political career, France-Presse reports.

Jun 17 09:37

France plans to make 11 vaccinations compulsory for children

France’s new health minister wants to make 11 vaccinations compulsory for children rather than leave the decision in the hands of parents.

Currently only three child vaccinations are obligatory by law in France: diphtheria, tetanus and polio.

Jun 17 09:12

French Parliament Elections Tomorrow June 18th

Macron was hoping to have a super majority that his new party would sweep the election to give him ultimate power.

Jun 14 09:21

Macron govt shows ‘worrying signs’ of hostility towards media independence, French journalists warn

Unions representing journalists at more than 20 French media outlets including AFP, BFMTV, Libération and Le Monde say the government of President Emmanuel Macron is showing “extremely worrying” signs of hostility towards media independence.

“Faced with the freedom to inform, the new government has chosen to pressure [media outlets],” read a statement by the chapters of the Societe des Journalistes (SDJ) association, released by AFP on Tuesday.

The government of the newly-elected French president is sending “worrying signals” concerning “media independence” and “protection of sources,” the commentary added.

Jun 12 17:36

Migrants torch roadblocks to stop UK-bound trucks

VIOLENT gangs of armed migrants set up burning roadblocks to attack British-bound vehicles travelling through Calais, the Daily Express reveals today.

Frightened truckers using the busy port have called for the French army to be drafted in as routes to the ferry are blocked by felled trees which are then set ablaze.

Jun 12 09:25

Record low turnout hangs over Macron's expected win in parliament

Fewer than half of all registered voters cast a ballot on Sunday, unprecedented in France's post-war Fifth Republic, prompting some of Macron's opponents to cast doubt on the strength of the likely mandate of the president, who wants to quickly introduce economic reforms.

Pollsters blamed voter fatigue, disillusion with politicians and projections that Macron would secure a commanding majority for the high abstention rate.

Macron's party is still poised to win comfortably in the second round.

Jun 12 08:52

Twelve injured including six police as 'Molotov cocktail is thrown into a restaurant' in Paris

Twelve people including six police have been injured after a Molotov cocktail exploded in a restaurant in Paris.

Three people suffered severe burns and had to be airlifted to hospital after the fire broke out in the northern suburb of Aubervilliers at 8.30pm on Sunday.

Jun 12 08:23

Macron, not Le Pen, to turn state of emergency into common law

Emmanuel Macron very quickly made it official: He will introduce a bill which will transform extraordinary state of emergency powers into regular police practice.

According to Le Monde, which saw a leaked copy of the bill: “…almost all the measures of the state of emergency will be found in common law.”

What this means is that the post-Charlie Hebdo war hysteria has not only never stopped, but will have become the new, permanent normal: Anyone can be arrested, searched and detained with just a simple accusation. Judges simply need to be “informed”; police have carte blanche.

Jun 11 17:48

Brexit under threat: Macron set for landslide victory that may drastically alter EU exit

According to final opinion polls, the 39-year-old head of state's Republique En Marche! (REM) party could win between 395 and 425 seats in the National Assembly.

If the CEVIPOF-Le Monde figures prove correct, this would be far above the 289 needed to secure an absolute majority.

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Mr Macron previously described the prospect of the UK leaving the European Union as "a crime", and insisted: "The EU will be united in Brexit negotiations."

But he also said he would rather see a so-called Hard Brexit – including UK leaving the European Single Market - rather than conceding advantages to the exiting state.

On the campaig trail he said: “If your Government decides to organise a Brexit, I will be pretty tough on it,” he told Channel 4 in February.

“We have to preserve the rest of the European Union and not to convey the message that you can decide to leave without any consequences.”

Jun 08 11:37

As France’s Globalist President Tries to Form a Government the Scandals Begin – This is What You Get for Voting AGAINST Someone

Emmanuel Macron has received almost nothing but praise since his election win; the MSM drools over his Globalist stance and anti-Trump antics.

Jun 07 09:33

In Europe, Donald Trump is making Russia great again

Under Barack Obama, America succeeded in driving a wedge between Russia and the European Union. After a few months of Donald Trump, it appears Russia is slowly moving back into the French and German good books.

The old cliche says “Americans were Europeans who went west and Russians were Europeans who headed east.” And by the middle of the 19th century, Washington was expanding into the Wild West, and St Petersburg, the then Russian capital, was busy forming cities in the Far East of Asia.

Jun 06 09:14

BREAKING: Notre Dame terror as gunshots heard at Paris cathedral, 2,000 tourists trapped

THOUSANDS of people are trapped inside the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after a man attacked police officers with a hammer.

Jun 06 07:53

Paris's Notre Dame: Police responding to 'gunshots'

Police in Paris say they are responding to an alert at the Notre Dame cathedral amid reports of gunshots and panic.

Officials have told people to stay away from the area, one of the French capital's most popular tourist sites.

Reports suggest a man attacked a police officer with a hammer and was later shot.

Jun 06 07:51

BREAKING - Police shoot man who attacked officer at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Jun 05 12:24

After Paris Withdrawal, Local Resistance Is Fertile

Paris is also known as the City of Light. And with his decision yesterday to exit the Paris climate accord, Donald Trump’s diplomatic dereliction has put a shimmering spotlight on how to address the climate emergency: start at the local level.

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