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Jan 13 13:27

How Will President Trump Deal With A Rogue California Government Making the State a Third World S-hole?

The state of California government has gone rogue and out of control. What happens in California can have some major ramifications nationwide if something is not done to put the state government in check. The state Legislator has passed laws that go far beyond infringing on people’s personal liberties. What is going on in the state is a major train wreck getting ready to happen that could have been preventable.

Jan 13 08:58

WATCH: COPS TASER AND TEAR GAS MAN SIMULTANEOUSLY—CAUSING HIM TO BURST INTO FLAMES

Bodycam footage of an altercation between an already injured man and French police captures the moment the suspect burst into flames after being simultaneously tear gassed and tasered. The video has been making rounds online.

The shocking video was captured by the bodycam of one of the officers involved in the incident, which dates back to July 2013, but has surfaced on social media only this week.

The video shows a shirtless and visibly agitated man with one of his arms covered in blood moving towards officers while insisting he had done nothing wrong. Although the man does not appear to be overtly aggressive, he repeatedly taunts the officers and refuses to obey when told to stop and put the hands behind his back.

“Did I attack you!? Get your hands off me! Don’t touch me! No, no, don’t touch me. Motherf**er, are you gonna arrest me!?” the man is heard saying.

Jan 12 07:12

MACRON BACKLASH: Anger grows at French president over migration law plans

FRENCH president Emmanuel Macron’s government is facing a fierce backlash over plans to harden the country’s immigration laws, with members of the opposition and charities accusing the government of planning mass deportations.

Jan 08 08:59

Merkel Exposed: Germany, France Reeling Under Refugees' Crime Waves, Welfare Costs

A new German study, based on data that Angela Merkel’s government had kept hidden, has confirmed statistically what Merkel’s opponents have charged: The refugee tsunami to which Merkel opened Germany’s (and all of Europe’s) gates in 2015-2016, has also brought a huge crime wave. If this information had been allowed to reach German voters before last September’s federal elections, media darling Merkel likely would not have won her fourth term as chancellor. Merkel and her Left allies have always denied the refugee-asylee-migrant crime connection. Now that the facts are out (at least a small fraction — most of the data is still restricted) — the Left is trying to spin the evidence to argue for more Muslim migrants and more migrant benefits. Incredible?

Jan 08 07:51

French PM ‘not afraid’ of 1930s anti-semitic essays publication amid outcry

The French Prime Minister says the planned publication of anti-Semitic essays by revered author Louis-Ferdinand Celine should go ahead, but be accompanied by critical commentary.

Jan 07 09:28

Paris Rocked by Anti-Erdogan Kurdish, Femen Protests

Kurdish activists and members of the notorious 'sextremist' group Femen greeted Turkish President Erdogan with protest rallies as he arrived in Paris to hold talks with President Macron.

Jan 05 16:49

France goes after companies for deliberately shortening life of hardware

Printer manufacturers “deliberately shorten the life of printers and cartridges,” a French environmental and consumer protection group claims. That's against the law in France, and government prosecutors have agreed to investigate the claims.

If the lawsuit against the printer company, Japan-based Epson, is proven, the firm could be found guilty of breaking a little-known French law that stipulates vendors can’t purposefully lower the lifespan of a product to ramp up replacement rates.

A conviction could be significant for tech hardware manufacturing overall. Nabbing Epson would likely affect not only how hardware is built and sold in France, but it also could mean laws get adopted in other European territories —individual nations are involved in the functioning of the EU bloc overall.

Jan 05 09:01

RT Goes Live in French - Elites Freak Out, Try to Block It, RI Attends Paris Opening Party

RT opens in France to rock the boat for mainstream propaganda outlets and offer a home for journalists who want to report the truth.

Jan 04 12:18

PROPOSAL BY FRANCE'S MACRON TO BAN "FAKE NEWS" DENOUNCED AS RECIPE FOR DISASTER

"From the start," warned journalist Glenn Greenwald on Thursday in response the proposal by French President Emmanuel Macron, the phrase "fake news" has been used as a "rhetorical term with no definition, ensuring abuse. First, Trump appropriated it to attack journalism. Now Macron is exploiting it to obtain government control over the internet. Terms that lack definition are propaganda."

Jan 02 12:41

RAW VIDEO | FRANCE OUTRAGED AFTER MIGRANTS ATTACK FEMALE OFFICER IN VICIOUS BEATING

Here's the video causing outrage in France.

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Jan 02 11:44

Macron vows ‘French renaissance’ in New Year’s address

French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to kickstart a “French renaissance” and promised to pursue his reforms with “the same intensity” in his first New Year’s address as the country’s leader. “Ask yourselves every morning what you can do for the country,” he urged. “I want to say that with this conquering spirit that we have, with this determination and sincere ambition… we would help breathe life into our French renaissance,” he said. Macron also pledged to continue to work with Germany to reform the European Union, adding that “Europe is good for France.”

Jan 02 10:51

France Aims to Develop Moscow-Beijing Trade 'Backbone' Amid US-UK Uncertainty

France is keen to deepen trade ties with Russia and China, French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told the Wall Street Journal on Monday.

Jan 02 10:21

Merciless thugs BRUTALLY beat and stamp on policewoman in ultra-violent New Year attack

SHOCKING video footage has emerged of a policewoman and her captain being brutally stamped on by a gang of thugs in a Paris suburb.

Jan 02 09:05

President Trump’s Jerusalem Decision: the End of Hegemony?

Washington’s support for Israel’s perpetual and overt violation of international law and its bombing of humanitarian missions makes Israel a very costly ally.

The US suffered an overwhelming and humiliating defeat, one that kept Ambassador Haley dexterous fingers busy ‘taking notes’: 128 nations demanded that the Trump regime withdraw its declaration that Jerusalem was Israel’s undivided capital for Jews. Only 9 micro-nations (some mere postage stamps and a few death-squad banana-stans) voted with the Trump-Haley decision, 35 mendicant-states put their heads down and abstained while 21 timorous ambassadors chose to hide their shamelessness in the toilet stalls rather than show up for this important vote.

Jan 02 08:52

Liberals Getting Back in Touch With Their Authoritarian Roots - Justin Raimondo

The left and the art of political witch-hunting.

“One of the unfortunate ironies of the manufactured ‘Russiagate’ controversy,” my colleague Sheldon Richman writes in his most recent column, is the perception of the FBI as a friend of liberty and justice.” He’s dead right about that, but just whom is he addressing?

Dec 31 06:59

Re-reading the Greats: Jean Paul Sartre, Pepe Escobar, et. al.

For our bi-polar world....

I’ve been reading Pepe Escobar’s articles for over 30 years–since the time I would read re-prints of his “Asia Times” articles in The Japan Times–my daily reading when I lived in Japan. These days, I mostly catch his work at a number of excellent global websites.

Dec 29 08:47

Apple execs face jail in France after lawsuit over slowing down iPhones

A French activist group has launched a criminal lawsuit against Apple over its policy of slowing down older iPhones in a case that could see the tech giant 's executives jailed and cost it five percent of its income if convicted of the crime of "planned obsolescence".

The move by Halte à l’Obsolescence Programmée (HOP - Stop Planned Obsolescence), an environmental association, comes after lawsuits were launched this week in the US against Apple for similar reasons.

The suit was filed on Wednesday in the Paris prosecutor’s office, HOP said in a statement.

“Apple has put in place a global strategy of programmed obsolescence in order to boost its sales” of new iPhones, the group said.

HOP believes that the US firm can be sued over the sale of all iPhones in France since the introduction of a law in August 2015 that made it a crime to “deliberately reduce the lifespan of a product to increase the rate of replacement.”

Dec 29 07:00

Macron to insist Britain must pay for Calais border controls even after Brexit

France is set to make demands on Theresa May over the British border in Calais after Brexit. Hundreds of migrants and refugees remain stranded on the French side of the English Channel.

As Britain prepares to leave the EU, French President Emmanuel Macron will insist the UK must contribute millions for the improvement of border controls in northern France. Denying the request could see the collapse of the Le Touquet treaty, which allows the two states to manage border posts in each other’s territory.

Macron wants new customs posts, which the UK will be expected to fund.

Dec 28 08:19

Emmanuel Macron blasted by figures across political spectrum over 'attack on unemployed'

The French President has faced opposition for his plan to slash benefits for the jobless in half if they refuse “reasonable” job offers and annul them for two months in cases of repeated refusals.

National Front spokesman Jordan Bardella said that the law would create an atmosphere of “widespread suspicion” and make law-abiding citizens “victims of mass unemployment”.

He argued that Mr Macron’s proposal should be adjusted to instead focus on “notorious fraudsters”.

Dec 27 08:14

Israel's Envoy to France Slams Magazine for Calling Jewish State 'Disputed'

Israeli Ambassador to France Aliza Bin Noun has slammed the French children's educational magazine Youpi over the publication of a fact sheet, dubbing Israel a state "with disputed legitimacy," i24news news agency said.

Dec 27 01:53

French magazine causes uproar after putting Israel next to N. Korea as ‘not a real country’

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The magazine, which is aimed at children aged from five to eight, includes trivia card games. On one of the cards, Israel is put on a par with North Korea, both of which are apparently not “real countries.”

"197: We call these 197 countries states, like France, Germany or Algeria. There are others, too, but not all the world’s countries agree that all of them are real countries (for example the State of Israel or North Korea),” reads the card, which has sparked a fierce backlash.

“Shocked by this lie taught to children. Such rhetoric can only encourage anti-Zionism, inseparable from anti-Semitism,” Aliza Bin Noun, the ambassador of Israel to France, said on Twitter, while tagging French President Emmanuel

Francis Kalifat, the president of CRIF (the Federation of Jewish Communities and Organizations of France) condemned the cards, calling them a “factual lie and a flagrant one at that.”

Following the backlash, the magazine was removed from kiosk sales in France and Belgium.

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Dec 23 10:46

French firefighters ambushed and pelted with stones after fake emergency call

For the second time in two months, firefighters were attacked in the French city of Nimes.

This time an incident took place in the Chemin Bas d’Avignon district. The fire brigade received an emergency call about a car fire.

They reacted immediately but at their arrival in the Nimes suburb, there was no fire. Instead they were greeted by “three or four hooded individuals”. Shortly afterwards, stones the size of baseballs were thrown at them by the men.

Dec 22 08:15

Iranian, French Diplomats Discuss Closer Ties

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi and Secretary General of ?France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maurice Gourdault-Montagne held the fourth round of political talks between the Islamic Republic and the Western European country.

Dec 22 03:02

The U.N. General Assembly Rebukes the Trump Administration

Almost all of the world’s most powerful states supported the resolution and voted against the U.S.

When that many allied and friendly governments tell the administration that they are in the wrong, it would be wise to rethink the decision that earned the U.S. this rebuke.

Dec 22 01:55

That UN Vote: “How are the mighty fallen”

“How are the mighty fallen!” is a statement that ranges far beyond Gath and Ashkelon. And it is repeated throughout the centuries as empires stumble and fall.

For those keeping score on the Trump Administration versus the United Nations, the final vote on the Status of Jerusalem resolution is recorded above.

The official count was 128 to 9 against U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, and his pledge to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. Thirty-three members of the UN General Assembly abstained.

Dec 21 11:42

French PM Defends Spending 350,000 Euros On Chartered Flight

As France 24 reports, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has become entangled in a controversy over his use of a chartered flight to travel from Tokyo to Paris earlier this month. Philippe chartered a private aircraft at a cost of 350,000 euros ($415,000) to bring him and a delegation back from Tokyo earlier this month when a French military transport was flying essentially the same route at roughly the same time.

Dec 21 09:17

WATCH the war of words between Syrian President Assad and French President Macron

A war of words has erupted between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his French counterpart Macron.

Assad lashed out stating "France has been the main supporter of terrorism in Syria from its very beginning," during an interview in Damascus on Monday.

The Syrian leader went on to say that "those who support terrorism do not have the right to talk about peace," referring to the French support for terrorist organizations while calling for peace in Syria.

Dec 20 09:00

France plans spring sell-off with raft of privatisations

French President Emmanuel Macron is planning a spring clear out with a raft of privatizations - said to be the biggest in a decade - that the state hopes will raise €10 billion.

President Emmanuel Macron is planning to sell off state assets in various companies in a bid to raise €10 billion, according to Les Echos newspaper.

The spring sell-off could see the state sell part or all of its stakes in the capital's airports Orly and Charles-de-Gaulle as well as energy group Engie and the national lottery (Française des Jeux - FDJ).

The aim of the controversial privatizations is to raise €10 billion in funds for innovation, which was part of Macron's election campaign promise to make France the "digital champion of Europe".

Dec 19 13:29

France pressuring Abbas to drop UN resolution to freeze settlements

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz, citing an unnamed senior Palestinian official, said Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority is leaning toward freezing its effort to secure an anti-settlement resolution through the UN Security Council.

According to senior Israeli and Palestinian officials, the French government was pressing the Palestinian Authority to freeze the effort on the grounds that it will fail and undermine French attempts to put together an international peace summit this summer.

"The opportunity to go to the Security Council will always be there and we want to give a chance to the French initiative because, in the end, this is an initiative that serves us and not one that hurts us," the Palestinian figure said.

Dec 19 11:13

French Mayors Panic As Migrants Overwhelm Cities, Beg Macron For Help

"In a proportion never before known, the mechanisms allocated to housing asylum seekers, led by the State, often with the support of our communities, are indeed completely saturated, despite the steady increase the number of places ... The evidence is there, before our eyes, in our streets, in homes and shelters: there is urgency."

Dec 19 10:09

French cities overwhelmed by refugee flow, govt must step in urgently – mayors

The mayors of seven major French cities say they have been “backed up against a wall” by an unending influx of refugees. Paris must address the strain on the areas, which are struggling to accommodate new arrivals, they wrote.

The mayors of Lille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Grenoble, Rennes, Toulouse and Nantes have called out the government for inaction, asking it to do more to tackle the refugee crisis. The resources at the mayors’ disposal are far from adequate to cover the needs of asylum seekers who want to stay at already-overcrowded shelters, the mayors wrote in an article to Le Monde on Saturday.

Dec 13 08:05

‘Urine on streets and riots’: Parisians threaten hunger strike over migrant camps

Parisians are up in arms over hundreds of migrants sleeping on their streets, queuing up in long lines, day and night, while waiting for their asylum requests to be processed, and some residents say they will start a hunger strike if the unkempt street camps are not removed.

Locals in the 10 and 19th districts, located near the famous Sacré-Cœur Basilica, are urging authorities to relocate a center that processes asylum requests in northern Paris, voicing their concern over the unsanitary and unhygienic conditions migrants are forced to live in.

“We had to install this fence to protect our communal parking from liters and liters of urine – this obviously cost money. And this was the only solution we came up with, but it is not sufficient,” Oscar, a concerned resident, told RT.

Dec 12 07:22

Macron's Catalonia: French leader under pressure as Corsican nationalists DEMAND autonomy

A NATIONALIST coalition won a majority in the regional elections on the French island of Corsica and it is now calling for President Macron to negotiate the island’s independence.

Dec 12 07:06

End of EU? Merkel and Macron in bitter stand-off as France backs ‘United States of Europe’

EMMANUEL Macron and Angela Merkel are in conflict over the EU as France’s plans for a “United States of Europe” move forward.

Dec 11 08:27

Macron’s new challenge: France’s Conservative elects hard-line president in LANDSLIDE

EMMANUEL Macron could face a tough new challenger after populist candidate Laurent Wauquiez was elected president of France’s Conservative party in a landslide victory.

Dec 10 09:17

French Communists Plot to Tear Down Nation’s ‘Racist’ Heritage

“Is it right that Parisian streets bear the names of slavers and generals who made racist remarks?” asks a book to be published next month, whose Communist authors hope to launch an all-out war on the riot-plagued French capital’s heritage.

Dec 09 13:22

Jerusalem’s fate – Grant F Smith

Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem signals Washington now deems this to be Israel’s capital.

How this is in America’s interest is difficult to fathom.

The law of unintended consequences is surely in play.

Dec 09 09:42

Massive Pro-Palestinian protest held in Paris ahead of Netanyahu’s visit

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators have gathered in the centre of Paris to protest against the upcoming visit of Benjamin Netanyahu to the French capital. The Israeli Prime Minister is due to meet French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday.

People carrying Palestinian flags gathered in Place de la République in the capital on Saturday, as seen from photos and videos on social media. Some protestors were holding signs reading “Boycott Israel” and “Free Palestine.” Others held banners saying that US President Donald Trump and Netanyahu “follow Nazi steps”.

Dec 09 09:05

People Protest in Paris Against Netanyahu's Upcoming Visit to France

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is set to visit Paris and meet French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday amid a global uproar after US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Dec 07 15:44

The 'world's most complex machine' takes shape: $24 billion nuclear fusion experiment that could lead to unlimited energy is now 50% complete

A vast international experiment designed to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of energy is halfway toward completion, the organization behind the project said Wednesday.

Construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, or ITER, in southern France has been dogged by delays and a surge in costs to about 20 billion euros ($23.7 billion).

ITER's director-general, Bernard Bigot, said the project is on track to begin superheating hydrogen atoms in 2025, a milestone known as 'first plasma.'

Dec 06 06:03

Has Russia-gate morphed into Israel-gate?

From ‘Russia-Gate’ to ‘Israel-Gate’ – Justin Raimondo

I feel obligated to repeat my admonition of the various Beltway careerists who light up the small firmament of anti-interventionism: why no defense of the White House on this vitally important issue?

Given the scope of a special counsel’s powers, and the wide berth he is given to pursue possible violations to the law far removed from his original mandate, perhaps we should have expected that some other foreign connection would come to light.

Dec 06 05:17

Rare Conversation with Jared Kushner, Saban Forum – 2017

A lot of countries in the Middle East want the same thing – economic progress, peace for their people.

Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser on Middle East peace, said Sunday that Israel needs to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians before it can form an alliance with the greater Arab world.

Dec 05 09:12

People Have Been Forbidden From Entering This Place For 100 Years, And The Reason Is Chilling

Nov 29 08:00

'No White People Allowed': Racism in Reverse Feared to Be on the Rise in France

Activists from the Sud-Education 93 teachers union are preparing to hold educational training which white French residents will be excluded from attending to discuss the problem of racism on the state level. Speaking to Russian journalist Igor Gashkov, opponents of this exclusionary policy outlined why it amounts to "racism in reverse."

Nov 28 08:17

France’s Macron vows to ban glyphosate weed killer, as Germany swings EU vote in its favor

The EU has managed to prolong the license for Monsanto's controversial glyphosate weed killer for five years with Germany's unexpected support, but the French president vowed to ban it in France within three years.

“I have asked the government to take the necessary measures for the use of glyphosate to be banned in France as soon as alternatives are found, and at the latest in three years,” Macron said on Twitter, supplementing the statement with the hashtag #MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain.

Nov 27 15:04

French Pres. Emmanuel Macron To Moroccan Migrant: 'You Have To Go Back...'

French President Emmanuel Macron channeled the spirit of President Donald Trump last week telling a Moroccan migrant "you have to go back to your country" because you're "not in danger in Morocco" and France can't "give papers to everyone."

"If you are not in danger, you should go back to your country," Macron told a female asylum seeker. "You are not in danger in Morocco."

Nov 27 07:29

French Police Attacked by Car With Migrants in Northern France - Reports

A car carrying migrants sped toward police officers in the northern French city of Calais, with at least one serviceman receiving injuries, the LCI broadcaster reported on Saturday night. The incident took place when the officers stopped the vehicle to carry out the search of the car.

"As a result of the hit, an officer received a knee injury, [after which] security forces had to open fire," local authorities said as quoted by the broadcaster.

Nov 26 08:09

'End of Europe' France fears Merkel's failure could spark COLLAPSE of bloc

FRANCE is growing increasingly impatient over Angela Merkel's failure to form a government - as politicians in Paris raise the possibility of finally resolving its "over-reliance" on Germany.

Nov 25 08:59

France will take lead in creating a world which protects us says Macron

FRENCH president Emmanuel Macron once again seized the opportunity to elevate the role of France in global affairs on Thursday by saying that his country was only “great” when it was open to the world, adding that he had taken his foreign policy inspiration from former conservative president Jacques Chirac.

Nov 25 08:41

French ‘Free Thinkers’ Who Denounced Christian Cross Now Plead for Islamic Mosque

In a bizarre turn of events, the group of “free thinkers” that fought to have a cross removed from public property in northwest France is now fighting to save a mosque.

Nov 24 07:40

'Young, Inexperienced': IRGC Slams Macron Over Idea to Review Missile Program

On November 9, French President Emmanuel Macron said at a press conference in Dubai that the Iranian nuclear deal must be preserved, but needed several amendments. In particular, Macron proposed that Iran should engage in talks on its "extremely dangerous" ballistic program, as well as on determination of limitations on the nuclear program.

Nov 22 11:05

Le Pen decries 'fatwa' on National Front bank accounts

Marine Le Pen has claimed her National Front party is the victim of a "banking fatwa" after banks closed its accounts as well as her own personal account.

The leader of the far-right party told a news conference she would be lodging complaints against Société Générale and HSBC.

Under French law, banks are allowed to close accounts unilaterally.

But Ms Le Pen accused "financial oligarchies" of trying to "suffocate" the political opposition and democracy.

Nov 22 06:51

UK to Pay France Millions More to Stop New Wave of Calais Migrants

The UK will give more taxpayers’ money to France to stop a wave of migrants following a surge in attempted illegal crossings, according to French officials.

Though the Home Office has not confirmed how much would be handed over to ensure continued security in the region, operations at Eurotunnel terminals and ports in Coquelles, Calais, and Dunkirk alone could cost up to £80 million, reports The Times.

Last week, Home Secretary Amber Rudd met with the Minister of the Interior of France, Gérard Collomb, in London to discuss the border. A Home Office spokesman later confirmed that the UK will “work closely with the French authorities at all levels to reduce migrant pressures”.

Nov 21 12:13

'Provocation': Moscow demands release of Russian senator detained in France

The Russian diplomatic mission in France is working to facilitate the release of Senator Suleiman Kerimov, who was detained in Nice late on Monday. Moscow has called the move “a provocation.”

“Russia’s foreign missions in France are currently in constant contact with the French authorities, pushing for an immediate release of Kerimov,” Anna Slychkova, spokeswoman for the Russian embassy in France, said.

According to Slychkova, the member of the Russian upper house was detained and “transferred to a police station” after arriving from Moscow to Nice late on Monday.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said that it has informed French authorities that Kerimov is a Russian senator with a diplomatic passport, and as such, entitled to immunity.

Nov 21 09:25

Could French ‘hard-right alliance’ destroy Macron? Le Pen makes shock offer to Republicans

MARINE Le Pen said France’s two leading right-wing parties, Front National and The Republicans, should form a strategic political alliance to counter centrist president Emmanuel Macron’s radical reform agenda

Nov 21 07:56

Netanyahu, Macron to Discuss 'Ideas to Stabilize Situation in Lebanon'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in early December to discuss threats against Israel from Hizbullah and Iran and "ideas to stabilize the situation in Lebanon."

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Nov 20 10:24

French Postal Service Refuses to Deliver to Migrant ‘No Go Zone’ Citing ‘Danger to Staff’

French courier Chronopost has announced that it will not deliver any packages to the heavily migrant-populated Seine-Saint-Denis suburb on the outskirts of Paris because the area is too dangerous.

Nov 20 08:26

Not That Invisible: Russian Radars Spot Overhyped French Stealth Frigate

The French stealth frigate La Fayette has been tracked by the radar stations of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, a Crimean security source told RIA Novosti on Monday.

According to the source, Russian radars are capable of detecting ships of this class hundreds of kilometers away.

"The much-hyped stealth technology [of the French frigate] has been disrupted by the Russian radioelectronic industry. The Black Sea's electronic warfare units detected the La Fayette frigate as it passed through the Bosporus," the source said, adding that the warship is still under surveillance.

Nov 20 07:51

Netanyahu to Meet Macron on Lebanon Crisis

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in early December for talks expected to include developments in Lebanon, Netanyahu's office said on Sunday.

In a phone call on Sunday, "President Macron updated Prime Minister Netanyahu with the measures he is taking in the crisis in Lebanon," the office said in a Hebrew-language statement.

"The two leaders decided to speak again in the coming days and to meet in Paris at the beginning of next month."

Nov 19 17:20

Violence on the streets of Paris as protesters rage against Macron for fifth day

FRANCE has faced violence on the streets for the fifth day in a row as turmoil continues to beset the Macron presidency.

Emmanuel Macron, who was lauded by the EU elite as the saviour of the European project, is struggling to maintain his grip on power just a few months into his reign.

This week the French President faced a mass revolt of 100 party members after they criticised his "broken promises and trust".

Following this, furious protesters took to the streets yesterday afternoon in an anti-Macron rally for the fifth consecutive day.

Nov 19 08:20

US and France agree on need to counter Iran influence in Middle East

The United States and France agreed on the need to work with allies to counter the “destabilising” activities of Iran and its Lebanese proxy, Hizbollah, in the Middle East.

US president Donald Trump spoke with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, about the situation in Lebanon and Syria, said a White House statement on Saturday.

“Both presidents agreed on the need to work with allies to counter Hizbollah’s and Iran’s destabilising activities in the region,” it said.

Nov 19 08:07

Iran: France should not interfere in Iran's missile programme

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that Tehran should be less aggressive in the region and should clarify the strategy around its ballistic missile programme.

"It does not benefit Mr. Macron and France to interfere on the missile issue and the strategic affairs of the Islamic Republic, which we have great sensitivities about," Velayati said.

Nov 18 09:09

Macron rival demands FRENCH referendum on EU as he blasts president’s federalism mistake

THE French conservative widely tipped to become chief rival of Emmanuel Macron’s ruling party has raged at European Union officials and said the only way to “save” the bloc from collapse was to “re-found” the project.

Nov 18 08:22

Hariri arrives in Paris

The (outgoing) Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has arrived in the French capital city of Paris after finally being allowed to depart Saudi Arabia.

On Saturday morning, a Boeing aircraft carrying Hariri landed at Le Bourget Airport in Paris where a Lebanese delegation was waiting.

Hariri was accompanied only by his wife Lara, however, the Lebanese media said that his eldest son Hossam arrived n France yesterday already.

His two other children reportedly stayed in Saudi Arabia.

Hariri is expected to meet with the French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace later in the day.

Nov 17 17:08

Video: France Fueled Extremism By Abandoning Poor

The French president is blaming his predecessors for fueling the rise of extremism in the country.

Nov 17 12:30

Video: France Fueled Extremism By Abandoning Poor

The French president is blaming his predecessors for fueling the rise of extremism in the country.

Nov 17 11:17

Emmanuel Macron Blames France for the Rise of Islamic Radicalisation

French President Emmanuel Macron has blamed France for the rise of Islamism and said the Republic was not good enough for “youths”, as he outlined a series of social programmes for the country’s migrant-dominated, low-income neighbourhoods.

“Radicalisation has taken hold because the French Republic has resigned,” Macron said on Tuesday in the northern French city of Tourcoing, near Lille, as he outlined 15 social policy plans.

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