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  • Justified By Love[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/16/2018 2:04:38 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Bible ^ | 3-16-18 | bible
    Justification is but one word ~ "Love" and in this miracle all others shall be found for even My spirits hang upon this lamp stand(Menorah) of Eternal Truth "God is Love" ~ Elohim Ahavah . . . Matthew 22:37-40 And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38This is the great and first commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
  • 'The Pretty Women of Paris': Prostitutes pose for photos in 19th Century handbook [tr]

    03/19/2018 5:48:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2018 | Chris Pleasance
    With clients that included princes, artists and a future King of England, these are the women who ruled Paris from their bed. Fascinating pictures reveal the prostitutes who featured in 'The Pretty Women of Paris' - the nineteenth century directory for the French capital's best courtesans and brothels. Published in 1883 and limited to 169 copies, the notorious guide listed the names of the city's most famous scarlet women - along with their addresses, qualities and faults.
  • Trump’s state dinner for France sounds as if it’s shaping up to be an intimate soiree

    03/15/2018 8:09:53 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/14/2018 | Emily Heil
    It’s time for the Big Event, the administration’s first state dinner of its own, in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron. And this one, reportedly slated for April 24, comes with a higher anticipation factor than usual — the Trumps are the first occupants since Calvin Coolidge to hold off so long in hosting a foreign leader for a state visit, according to the White House Historical Association. So what to expect? Size: We hear that the dinner will probably be held in the State Dining Room, one of the smallest venues on White House...
  • Trump Sent Clear Message to Europe on Iran When Firing Tillerson

    03/15/2018 6:44:39 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Sarah Carter ^ | March 14, 2018 | Sarah Carter
    President Donald Trump sent a clear message to European allies and senior administration officials Tuesday when he fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson:  the President remains steadfast on implementing his strategy to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, even if it means dismantling the 2015 Iran nuclear deal established by President Obama, sources told this reporter.Trump, who ‘begrudgingly’ recertified the Iran deal January, will not re-certify in May if Germany, France or Great Britain back down from the conditions the administration set in place at the beginning of the year to hold Tehran accountable for its nuclear program, a White House official...
  • EU proposes visa restrictions on countries refusing to take back illegal migrants

    03/15/2018 12:43:02 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies ^ | March 14, 2018 | AFP, AP, Reuters, dpa
    The European Commission (EC) on Wednesday announced plans to penalize citizens from countries that refuse to take back illegal migrants by restricting visas. Under new rules proposed by the EC, countries that fail to cooperate on illegal migrant returns could face a restrictive visa policy. The restrictions may include longer visa processing times, higher costs, fewer exemptions given to visiting diplomats or greater restrictions on the length of time they can stay in the EU. "The new rules will provide for a regular assessment by the Commission of non-EU countries' cooperation on return," the Commission said. EU countries have had...
  • Siemens invests in Brazil to 'unleash growth'

    03/15/2018 12:34:34 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies ^ | March 13, 2018 | AFP, dpa
    German industrial group Siemens announced plans Wednesday to invest €1 billion ($1.24 billion) in Brazil over the next five years as Latin America's largest economy strengthens its recovery from a painful recession. The German company said it had signed an accord with APEX, Brazil's Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, committing to a number of projects "to unleash a new cycle of sustainable growth" in the country of 207 million people. Siemens added it would focus on electrification, automation and digitalization projects in the energy, healthcare and transportation sectors.
  • France to sue Google and Apple for 'abusive business practices'

    03/14/2018 10:21:48 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    EuroNews ^ | March 14, 2018 | Natalie Huet
    French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire says it's "unacceptable" that Google and Apple unilaterally impose prices and other contractual terms on software developers, and that this is hurting France's startups. Le Maire predicted the tech giants could face sanctions amounting to millions of euros, according to AFP. It’s not the first time the French government clashes with Google. It has repeatedly criticised the company for paying little tax in France by transferring its revenues to a subsidiary in Ireland, where taxes are much lower. Wednesday's move comes amid growing fears of an international trade war pitting the United States against...
  • French minister arrives in Mayotte as rage grips tropical island

    Annick Girardin, France’s overseas territory minister, arrived in Mayotte Monday following weeks of protests across the Indian Ocean archipelago. But few believe Girardin can solve the chronic problems confronting Mayotte’s residents. Rubber tyres and tree trunks block roads in these tiny Indian Ocean islands, traffic slows to a crawl and protestors have been taking to the streets over the past three weeks in the French territory of Mayotte. Situated in the Gulf of Mozambique, between Madagascar and the coast of southeastern Africa, Mayotte has sun, sands and is ringed by a coral reef rich in marine life, all of which...
  • Street Traffic on the Champs-Élysées, Paris 120 Years Ago

    03/12/2018 2:54:58 PM PDT · by NRx · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 03-11-2018 | Guy Jones
    A short film clip shot during the summer of 1898 in Paris. In French the era was known as the Belle Epoque. In America we called it the Gay 90's (before the corruption of the English language).
  • 57 Muslim nations urged to besiege Israel

    03/12/2018 1:58:55 PM PDT · by Lera · 83 replies
    WND ^ | 3/11/18
    A Turkish newspaper close to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling party is urging 57 Islamic nations to build a joint army specifically to attack Israel, notes a new report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. The Middle East Media Research Institute reports the article appeared on the paper’s website under the title “What If an Army of Islam Was Formed against Israel?” It was published shortly ahead of a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which has 57 members, MEMRI reported. The article notes, MEMRI said, “that such a joint army will greatly exceed the Israeli army in...
  • Macron warns EU must 'react quickly' to protectionist US policies

    03/05/2018 3:46:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies ^ | 5 March 2018 14:45 CET+01:00 | AFP
    French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that the European Union must “react quickly” to US plans for tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, which he said clearly breached global trade rules. “I believe it is important for the EU to react quickly, within the framework of the WTO (World Trade Organization) and in a balanced manner,” Macron said at a press conference. He was it “clear that these (tariffs) would go against WTO rules.” […] “Nationalism is a war where everyone loses,” Macron said at a press conference with the visiting leader of Canadian province Quebec, Philippe Couillard. …
  • Macron Vows to Reform Islam in France

    02/13/2018 2:16:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 57 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 13/2/18 | Soeren Kern
    French President Emmanuel Macron, in a declared effort to "fight fundamentalism" and "preserve national cohesion," has promised to "lay the groundwork for the entire reorganization of Islam in France." According to Macron, the plan, similar in ambition to Austria's Islam Law, is aimed at seeking to "better integrate" Islam in France in order to "place it in a more peaceful relationship with the state." A key priority is to reduce outside interference by restricting foreign funding for mosques, imams and Muslim organizations in France. The plan's overall objective is to ensure that French law takes precedence over Islamic law for...
  • Macron and Modi sign key security deal with an eye on China

    03/10/2018 11:55:00 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 2 replies ^ | March 10, 2018 | AFP,franceisback
    French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday said defence ties with India had reached a new high after the two nations signed a key security accord for the Indian Ocean to counter China's growing influence in the region. "Defence cooperation between the two countries now has a new significance," Macron said as a gushing Prime Minister Narendra Modi stood by his side. Under the deal, India and France will open their naval bases to warships from each other, a move seen as an attempt to undermine China's territorial ambitions. "A strong part of our security and the world's stability is at...
  • Merkel is back, stronger than ever

    03/11/2018 12:12:33 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies ^ | March 11, 2018 | Mick O’Reilly
    As a language, German has a near-unique quality to sum up a combination of feelings, conditions and elements in a single word. Add “umbehagen” to a list that would most certainly include zeitgeist, leitmotif and doppelganger. Umbehagen describes the angst, discomfort and malaise being experienced by Germans at changing social and political scenes — the arrival and settlement of more than a million refugees from Syria, Iraq and elsewhere would be one strand of this. And so too would be the rise of the right and Alternative for Germany (AfD), concerns over security and terror, or unsettling and disjointed noises...
  • Macron seeks to replace Britain as India's gateway to Europe

    03/08/2018 3:02:32 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 31 replies ^ | March 8, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday he wanted France to supplant Britain as New Delhi’s partner of choice in Europe, as he embarked on a four-day tour of India. Macron, a pro-business centrist who swept to power last year, has been beating the drum for France as a new, modernised “startup nation” on the world stage, while he pushes ahead with a wide-ranging programme of reforms at home. He has also used Britain’s decision to leave the European Union to pitch France as an investment destination at the heart of the European single market. “Your historical partner in Europe...
  • France gears up for wave of asset sales in bid to raise funds

    03/12/2018 12:34:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies ^ | 12 March 2018 08:17 CET+01:00 | AFP
    French President Emmanuel Macron will be putting his investment banking experience to use in coming weeks as his government prepares a new wave of state asset sales to pay for his “disruptive innovations” fund. After his election last year Macron pledged €50 billion ($62 billion) to help modernize the country’s economy, and €10 billion has been earmarked for promoting innovative technologies. To avoid putting further strain on the already stretched public finances, the government will finance the plan by selling stakes in the roughly 80 French companies owned partly or entirely by the state. The process was launched last autumn,...
  • Europe criticizes Israel over legislation on terrorism

    03/10/2018 8:42:45 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/3/18 | Elad Benari
    The European Union (EU) on Friday issued a sharply worded statement in which it criticized the law that was approved this week in the Knesset, which allows the permanent residency of terrorists to be revoked. “This week, the Israeli Knesset adopted legislation which empowers the Israeli Minister of Interior to revoke the permanent residency status of persons involved in terrorism, treason or espionage,” the statement said. While the EU stressed it “rejects terrorism in all its forms”, it warned that “the new law could make the residency status of Palestinians in East Jerusalem, a protected population under International Humanitarian Law,...
  • Macron warns Trump all sides would lose in 'trade war'

    03/10/2018 8:16:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies ^ | 10 March 2018 08:07 CET+01:00 | AFP
    French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday warned his US counterpart Donald Trump against forging ahead with planned tariffs on European steel and aluminium, saying it risked starting a mutually destructive “trade war”. In a telephone call with Trump, the French leader expressed his “deep concerns”, saying the tariffs due to come into effect in two weeks “risk triggering a trade war, in which all affected countries would be losers”, Macron’s office said. He also argued that “such measures against allied countries, who respect international trade rules, would not be effective in fighting unfair practices”, and said the European Union would...
  • Steve Bannon to address France’s National Front

    03/10/2018 7:09:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Politico Europe ^ | 3/10/18, 3:25 PM CET | Hans von der Burchard
    President Donald Trump’s former strategist Steve Bannon will address the party congress of France’s far-right National Front in Lille Saturday, the party announced on Twitter. Bannon, who had been working for Trump as chief strategist until August last year, is currently on a tour of Europe, during which he visited Italy for the climax of the country’s election campaign last weekend. The former executive chairman of the right-wing Breitbart News described the success of the 5-Star movement and the far-right League as an “earthquake” and Italy’s version of the Trump vote. …
  • Is Greece about to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel's Capital?

    03/09/2018 9:39:59 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 25 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 3/9/18 | Maria Polizoidou
    On his return from a recent two-day trip to Israel -- where he met with high-level officials -- Adonis Georgiadis, the vice president of Greece's opposition party, New Democracy, declared his support for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. In an interview with Skai Radio on March 7, Georgiadis called it "almost funny to discuss whether Jerusalem is a Jewish city or not." "[It] was founded by the Jews... in ancient times. You can read Flavius Josephus or read Diodoros Siceliotis and see the references to the city of Jerusalem, where there was the High Priest of Solomon's Temple and that...