Thought for the day

NATO activating space war center in France MikeRivero Mon, 01/23/2023 - 09:36

The signing ceremony for Operational Memorandum of Understanding of the NATO-accredited Space Centre of Excellence recently took place at the French Ministry of Defence in Paris, France. This event is both the commencement of the NATO Space Centre of Excellence’s journey and the culmination of a joint effort led by 15 sponsoring nations, NATO representatives, and the French Establishment Team. The birth of this new actor in NATO’s wider framework is an essential milestone in the approach of NATO and the sponsoring nations to Space.

France will boost military spending by more than one-third in the coming years, President Emmanuel Macron said, as he unveiled ambitions to transform the French army to deal with the great “perils” of this century.

RT France will shut down as the TV channel’s accounts have been blocked, Editor-in-chief Ksenia Fedorova wrote on her Twitter page on Saturday.

"The TV channel’s accounts have been frozen at the request of the Directorate General of the Treasury (AFT) under the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance," Fedorova wrote. "Our channel can no longer operate."

France's refusal to import Russian energy resources provoked a crisis in the entire eurozone and, in particular, affected the lives of the French, who faced rising energy prices, said the deputy of the National Assembly of France Marie-France Loro.

A 'Black Thursday' of demonstrations and strikes against pension reform descended into violence in France today.

The worst trouble was in Paris, where protesters fought running battles with police around Bastille square.

Anarchists calling themselves 'Black Bloc' were blamed for infiltrating a planned march and then turning on officers.

Local residents forced to leave city centre in Florence MikeRivero Thu, 01/19/2023 - 08:00

For over a millennium, Florence - known as the cradle of renaissance - has been a global icon of beauty. Being the third largest tourist destination in Italy after Rome and Venice, Florence - a stunning, vibrant city with a storied and well-preserved history, attracts every year around 16 million tourists from across the world.

Remains of French general who died in 1812 returned to France MikeRivero Wed, 01/18/2023 - 08:24
France: Woman Raped by African Suspect - Elderly Victim Raped Hours Later in Same City MikeRivero Tue, 01/17/2023 - 09:21

A woman was raped by an African suspect in broad daylight just hours before an elderly female was raped at home by another man in the same jurisdiction in France last week, according to reports.

The first of the horrifying attacks unfolded at around 10 a.m. on January 8 in Le Havre, a port city in the Normandy region.

BREAKING: MASSIVE explosion at lithium batteries facility in Grand-Couronne, France MikeRivero Tue, 01/17/2023 - 08:22

Hundreds of firefighters are battling a huge blaze that broke out this evening, Monday, January 16, as the result of an explosion at a facility belonging to Bollore Logistics.

French Workers Vow "Mother Of All Battles" As Macron Govt To Raise Retirement Age To 64 MikeRivero Wed, 01/11/2023 - 09:09

Get ready for the riots to break out... France's government has just proposed raising the legal retirement age as it embarks on significant reforms to the pension system, and not for the first time. The Macron government going years back was already met with fierce pushback and anger upon earlier similar proposals and major overhaul attempts. The plan was unveiled Tuesday by Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne, and proposes raising legal retirement age from 62 to 64 by 2030.