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  • 'Ethnic purging': French stars and dignitaries condemn antisemitism

    Manifesto citing Islamist radicalism as driving violence against France’s Jews, including killing of elderly woman, attracts more than 300 signaturesMore than 300 French dignitaries and stars, including ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and actor Gérard Depardieu, have signed a manifesto denouncing a “new antisemitism” marked by “Islamist radicalisation”, following a string of killings of Jews.France’s Jewish community of more than half a million is the largest in Europe but has been hit by a wave of emigration to Israel in the past two decades, partly due to the emergence of virulent antisemitism in predominantly immigrant neighbourhoods. “We demand that the fight against...
  • FRANCE: Operations, situation update, 30 March to 5 April 2018

    04/14/2018 5:38:09 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    FRANCE: Department of Defense ^ | 11/04/2018 | Army Staff
    Operations, situation update, Update : 11/04/2018 Read this week's update on operations. Armed Forces of French Guiana (FAG) CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF VISITS ARMED FORCES OF FRENCH GUIANA France's Chief of Defence Staff, General Lecointre, completed his trip to French Guiana this week. During his visit, the General visited the 9th Marine Infantry Regiment (9th RIMa) and the 3rd Foreign Infantry Regiment (3rd REI), Air Base 367, and went aboard Guyanese light patrol vessel La Confiance. He also went to Saint-Elie Lake to meet sappers of the Engineers Regiment involved in Operation Harpie as they worked on dismantling primary gold-mining...
  • French police clash with eco-activists

    04/10/2018 12:42:49 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    French police battled Tuesday to evict anti-airport protesters and the creators of an alternative anti-capitalist settlement in western France during a second day of clashes. Some 2,500 officers raided the decade-old camp at Notre-Dame-des-Landes on Monday, destroying makeshift buildings topped with corrugated iron, a giant tent, a watchtower, and a sheep shed and cheese-making area. The assault in a wooded area near the city of Nantes has seen dozens of rounds of tear gas fired, as well as stun grenades,
  • Hero French cop married hours before he died of his wounds (tr)

    03/24/2018 11:01:03 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3.24.18 | Alex Green et al.
    It has now emerged that the brave officer wed his partner Marielle while on his deathbed in a hospital in Carcassonne. His bride wept uncontrollably as they said their prayers in the Catholic ceremony just hours before he passed away. The couple met during a tour of an abbey in France in 2016 and had planned a church wedding for June. Father Jean-Baptiste, the priest who carried out the moving service, said the pair had 'spent some 30 hours preparing for their marriage ceremony'. He added: 'I gave him the sacrament of marriage, and the sacrament of the sick'. Beltrame...
  • French hero officer who swapped himself for hostage dies

    03/24/2018 2:35:12 AM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies
    TREBES, France – France's top security official says a heroic officer who swapped himself for a hostage during an attack on a supermarket has died of his injuries. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb wrote in a tweet early Saturday that Col. Arnaud Beltrame had "died for his country."
  • French Government Proposes New Tougher Asylum Bill and Faster Deportation

    02/21/2018 10:36:07 AM PST · by davikkm · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | BREITBART LONDON
    PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Wednesday presented a bill to enforce tougher immigration rules, which human rights organizations criticize as repressive toward asylum-seekers. The government says the bill, presented at a Cabinet meeting, aims at accelerating expulsion of people who don’t qualify for asylum. It also wants to provide better conditions for those allowed to stay in the country, such as offering more French classes and job training. Interior minister Gerard Collomb said the plan is “balanced” and “is aligned with European procedures.” The plan will reduce the consideration period for an application for asylum to...
  • French Muslim singer quits TV show amid row over online posts

    02/09/2018 7:14:44 PM PST · by BBell · 18 replies
    A Muslim singer who became an internet sensation following her performance on France's The Voice has quit the TV show after being criticised for comments she had made on social media. In one post, Mennel Ibtissem, 22, had expressed doubts about the terrorist nature of the 2016 Nice lorry attack. She said the message from the day after the attack was taken out of context. A video of her singing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah had gone viral, being watched 900,000 times on YouTube. The social media comments, which have now been deleted, emergeFrench media reported that in a post about the...
  • The not so honorable Dick Durbin

    01/15/2018 9:06:28 AM PST · by yoe · 39 replies
    Powerline ^ | January 14, 2018 | Paul Mirengoff
    Today ( Chuck Schumer tweeted this) about his comrade-in-arms, Dick Durbin: "To impugn @SenatorDurbin’s integrity is disgraceful. Whether you agree with him on the issues or not, he is one of the most honorable members of the Senate. Actually, Durbin is one of the slimiest members of the Senate. And that covers lots of territory.[snip]In addition to making stuff up, Durbin is willing, if not eager, to impugn the integrity of those who deserve better. During the Bush administration, he (he compared) American soldiers to Nazis, Soviets, and Pol Pot.
  • "Nigergate, French spymaster debunks Sismi version"

    12/04/2005 10:26:12 AM PST · by DurtySanches · 9 replies · 1,051+ views
    Here is an english translation from french. http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2005/12/1/12030/8816#2 Paris - The Direction Générale de la Sécurité extériéure (Dgse) is the French counter-espionage abroad. Alain Chouet was Vice-Director. Today he is enjoying his retirement in the country but - up to the summer 2002 - he was the man who handled the `Nigergate' on behalf of Paris. He says: "I know what happened. When it happened. How it happened. I guided the French intelligence in this affair. I made the decisions. I communicated and exchanged with the Americans all information concerning this case. At the time I was head of the...
  • France’s Monstrous Char B1 Tank Ate German Panzers for Breakfast

    11/21/2017 6:46:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 20, 2017 | Sebastien Roblin
    At five o’clock in the morning on May 16, 1940 a company of the 8th Panzer Regiment lay in an ambush position along a rubble-strewn street of the French town of Stonne. The day before, the unfortunate village had changed hands several times as French troops attempted to stem the tide of German armor headed toward the English channel, threatening to trap Allied forces in Belgium.
  • Purists alarmed over moves to make French less macho

    11/13/2017 6:46:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 12, 2017 | Gina Doggett
    Moves to make French more female-friendly have sparked impassioned debate in France, with an appalled Academie Francaise warning of a "mortal danger" to the language of Moliere. At the centre of the debate is the growing use of formulations such as "lecteur.rice.s" for the word "readers" to embrace both genders.
  • Paris Attack: Police Hunt BMW Driver Who Mowed Down Six French Soldiers

    08/09/2017 4:56:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 08/09/17
    Car rams into soldiers near their barracks outside ParisVehicle took off after the incident, police sayLocal mayor says it was 'without a doubt a deliberate act'France has been in state of emergency since November 2015​ French police launched a manhunt on Wednesday after a car rammed into soldiers near their barracks outside Paris, injuring six people, two of them seriously. Police were scrambling to track down the vehicle, which took off after the incident described by local mayor Patrick Balkany as "without a doubt a deliberate act". Mayor of Levallois-Perret Patrick Balkany has said he saw a BMW drive...
  • France election: Macron party set for big parliamentary win

    06/11/2017 12:08:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    bbc.com ^ | June 11, 2017 | BBC
    The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections. As polls closed, projections showed La Republique en Marche (Republic on the Move) set to win more than 400 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly.
  • Macron's French presidential campaign emails leaked online

    05/05/2017 6:11:38 PM PDT · by Enchante · 104 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2017 | Eric Auchard and Bate Felix
    Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a "massive" computer hack that dumped its campaign emails online 1-1/2 days before voters choose between the centrist and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen.
  • Le Pen: France will be lead by a woman; either me or Mrs. Merkel. <OUCH!>

    05/03/2017 5:33:08 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 3, 2017 | iBankCoin
    During the debate, Marine Le Pen tells Macron to his face that he is Merkel's bag carrier and that France will indeed be led by a woman. Either her or Merkel! Absolutely priceless and a MUST WATCH. Click to see this awesome video
  • What Will it Take for Le Pen to Win the French Election?

    05/03/2017 12:36:37 PM PDT · by davikkm · 25 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    This Sunday, the French people will go to the voting booths with a choice between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen for the Presidency of France. So far, it looks set to be a landslide for the Pro-EU Macron, but there has been some slight movement on the polls that show that it may not be all over for Le Pen. The latest poll from Harris Interactive shows that Macron will get 61% of the final vote (leaving Le Pen on 39%), but this is almost a 6% change since April 20th. Not only that, but there are several elements...
  • French election: Le Pen and Macron spar ahead of runoff

    05/01/2017 9:35:35 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/1/2017 | BBC
    The two rivals in France's presidential race have traded accusations at the start of the last week of campaigning. .....Marine Le Pen lambasted pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron as a "candidate of continuity". Mr. Macron said he would fight "until the last second" against Ms. Le Pen ideas "of what constitutes democracy"..... She launched a full-throttle attack on Mr. Macron, calling him a candidate of "a morbid continuity, littered with the corpses of jobs transferred offshore, the ruins of bust businesses, and the gaping holes of deficit and debt". "Emmanuel Macron is just (current President) Francois Hollande, who wants to stay...
  • Fake News Now Claiming Russians Are Hacking French Election, Targeting Macron

    04/25/2017 12:21:44 PM PDT · by davikkm · 38 replies
    And the Russian hacking insanity continues…this time it involves the French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron. The left is using the same rinse-and-repeat formula they did in the U.S. election to set up for their next round of being sore losers. If Marine Le Pen wins the presidential election in France, the entire globalist establishment risks collapsing under the weight of growing populist, nationalistic sentiments. We are sitting on the verge of another scandal looming. If Marine Le Pen wins, the entire French left, and the global left as a whole will pull together to continue to push narratives about Russian...
  • French Far-right Pres Candidate Marine Le Pen Steps Down as Head of National Front

    04/24/2017 12:19:53 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 141 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/24/2017 | Fionn Hargreaves
    BREAKING NEWS: French Far-right Presidential Candidate Marine Le Pen Steps Down as Head of National Front in Bid to Woo Moderate Voters o The Front National leader quit as she made it to the second round of voting o She will face off against centrist Emmanuel Macron in the final vote on May 7 o President Hollande told voters Le Pen would ruin the economy if she is elected French far-right presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen has announced that she is temporarily stepping down as her party's leader. The Front National leader revealed she would be quitting her role in...
  • Exit Polls: Establishment Favorite Emmanuel Macron Will Take On Nationalist Marine Le Pen in Round 2

    04/23/2017 10:27:38 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-23-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    Polls in France have closed. According to the exit polls, independent candidate Emmanuel Macron -- who's leading a "movement" rather than a party -- and Front National leader Marine Le Pen will proceed to the second round of the French presidential election. That's exactly what was indicated in the poll of polls, which had Macron leading the field with 24 percent, followed by Le Pen with 22 percent. The exit polls show Macron with 23.7 percent and Le Pen with 21.7 percent. If those results prove true, the last polls were right on the money. For Le Pen, today's result...