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  • 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 · 110 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...
  • Breaking: La Pen now Leads 24.8% versus 22.19%

    04/23/2017 12:50:39 PM PDT · by fision · 162 replies
    BBC TV | BBC
    French Interior Ministry now has La Pen in first place>
  • BREAKING NEWS: Shock waves through France as far-right Marine Le Pen makes it

    04/23/2017 10:39:49 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 259 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 23, 2017 | Nick Fagge
    BREAKING NEWS: Shock waves through France as far-right Marine Le Pen makes it into the second round of nation’s presidential elections Marine Le Pen made it into the second round of nation’s presidential elections, according to exit polls She stormed into the final ballot in second place to face centrist independent Emmanuel Macron A polling station in Eastern France was forced to close as bomb squad was deployed to deal with a vehicle The worrying incident comes after a deadly ISIS gun attack on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Thursday France’s far right National Front sent shock waves through Europe...
  • French election live: Marine Le Pen leading the race as polls open (polls close at 2pm ET)

    04/23/2017 6:20:12 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 106 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 April 2017 • 2:11pm
    Turnout in the first round of France's hotly contest presidential elections was higher than expected at midday, after recent polls suggested that more than a third may stay away from polling booths. At midday, the interior ministry said that 28.54 percent of eligible voters had cast their ballot, compared with 28.29 percent in 2012. Around 67,000 polling stations opened early Sunday for some 47 million eligible voters, who will choose between 11 candidates. Sunday's vote is the most unpredictable election in generations. Polls suggest far-Right Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron, an independent centrist and former economy minister, were in...
  • France votes in cliffhanger presidential election on Sunday

    04/22/2017 9:59:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | April 22, 2017 | Ingrid Melander
    France goes to the polls on Sunday for the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election, crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters' anger with the political establishment. Nearly 47 million voters will decide, under tight security, whether to back a pro-EU centrist newcomer, a scandal-ridden veteran conservative who wants to slash public spending, a far-left eurosceptic admirer of Fidel Castro or appoint France's first woman president, to shut borders and ditch the euro.
  • Trump Touts Le Pen As ‘Strongest’ Candidate in French Presidential Race

    04/22/2017 2:30:11 PM PDT · by davikkm · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    In a new interview U.S. President Donald Trump has said that while he does not formally endorse anti-mass migration French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, she is the “strongest” on borders and security, ahead of Sunday’s first round of voting in France. The U.S. President said that he believed the terror attack that killed one police officer and injured two others on Thursday would likely help Ms. Le Pen, who has promised to restore order in France during her campaign. Speaking to the Associated Press Friday Mr Trump said Le Pen was, “strongest on borders, and she’s the strongest on...
  • French election: Candidates in last TV pitch ahead of vote

    04/20/2017 11:06:34 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/20/2017 | BBC
    All 11 French presidential candidates have made their final pitches in the last set-piece TV encounter ahead of Sunday's first round of voting. Both far-right leader Marine Le Pen and radical leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon voiced sharp criticism of the EU in the early part of the program. The TV encounter was then overshadowed by a deadly shooting in central Paris. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and center-right Francois Fillon both paid tribute to the police targeted by a gunman..... Mr. Fillon said he was cancelling all his campaign events on Friday, the final day of the campaign. Ms Le Pen said she...
  • Two policemen 'injured in Paris shooting'

    04/20/2017 12:42:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 120 replies
    bbc.com ^ | April 20, 2017
    Two policemen have been wounded in a shooting on the Champs Elysees in Paris, French media say. Some reports say the gunman who fired on them has been killed by police. The Champs Elysees has been sealed off. France goes to the polls on Sunday in the first round of the presidential election. There is no word on the identity of the gunman. Jihadism is a major issue in the vote after attacks claimed by so-called Islamic State.
  • French intelligence foils 'imminent' terror attack five days before presidential elections

    04/18/2017 4:41:56 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 April 2017 | Henry Samuel
    Two men have been arrested in Marseille, southern France, on suspicion off planning an "imminent" terror attack just five days before presidential elections. The two suspects, aged 23 and 29, were arrested on Tuesday morning by intelligence agents and elite anti-terror police in Marseille's 3rd arrondissement. --SNIP-- The police source said the two men appeared to have turned to radical Islam during a term in prison. A search of a rented apartment was underway.
  • Paris Orly Airport shooting: Attacker was on terror watchlist [Paris Attack Foiled]

    03/18/2017 11:09:55 AM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    Sky News ^ | March 18, 2017 | Sky News Staff
    In the airport terminal the attacker assaulted a patrol of three counter-terrorism soldiers, wrestling one of them to the floor and trying to take her gun. The man was shot dead by patrol officers as they attempted to protect the women and members of the public at the airport, according to France's Interior Ministry.... ...A police source said the man was "a radicalised Muslim known to intelligence services and the justice system" and had a history of thefts and violent robberies.
  • Orly airport: Man killed after taking soldier's gun (Paris)

    03/18/2017 2:45:53 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 49 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/18/2017 | BBC
    A man has been shot dead after grabbing a solider's gun at Orly airport in Paris, French officials say. He was killed by the security forces in a shop after seizing the weapon in the airport's southern terminal. The airport has been shut down after what the authorities say was an extremely serious incident and passengers not allowed to disembark. A security operation is continuing with bomb disposal experts involved and a search for any possible accomplices. Police also want to make sure the dead man was not wearing an explosive belt......
  • Important French Jewish group rejects radical left (CRIF)

    02/25/2017 11:33:37 PM PST · by lavaroise
    Israel Time ^ | 2/20/2017 | time israel
    Radical leftist Melanchon shocked he is persona non grata alongside LePen and BDS green party at important dinner of the CRIF.
  • Le Pen Extends Lead in French Presidential Polls

    02/23/2017 4:02:59 PM PST · by davikkm · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
    Front National leader Marine Le Pen has extended her lead in polling for the French Presidential elections, and is now comfortably placed to win the first round of voting. The BVA-Salesforce poll published Thursday gave Le Pen on 27 per cent of the vote in the first round of the election, due to take place on 23 April, up 2.5 percentage points from the last time the poll was conducted in early February. A second poll by Harris International showed similar results placing Le Pen on 25 percent, four points clear of Francois Fillon (Les Republicains) and five ahead of...
  • The Execution of Louis XVI, 1793

    02/16/2017 10:02:38 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    Louis XVI, king of France, arrived in the wrong historical place at the wrong time and soon found himself overwhelmed by events beyond his control. Ascending the throne in 1774, Louis inherited a realm driven nearly bankrupt through the opulence of his predecessors Louis XIV and XV. After donning the crown, things only got worse. The economy spiraled downward (unemployment in Paris in 1788 is estimated at 50%), crops failed, the price of bread and other food soared. [...] In 1788, Louis was forced to reinstate France's National Assembly (the Estates-General) which quickly curtailed the king's powers. In July of...
  • French Police Flee Armed Mob as Week-Long Paris Riots Spread to City Centre

    02/16/2017 9:26:06 AM PST · by davikkm · 35 replies
    breitbart ^ | LIAM DEACON
    French police have been filmed fleeing from armed mobs as riots continue in Paris for the second week and the unrest has now spread to the city centre. Hundreds of violent thugs took to the streets on Wednesday night near the Barbes Metro station, close to the major transport hub Gare du Nord. Windows were smashed, shops looted, fires lit, main roads blocked, and police cars targeted during the disturbance. According to Le Figaro, the destruction is getting worse. At the beginning of the week, on the nights of the 12th and 13th, 32 vehicles were burnt out. On the...
  • Marine Le Pen Kicks Off Presidential Campaign Echoing Trump: The Highlights From Her Manifesto

    02/04/2017 8:26:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/05/2017
    The leader of the anti-immigration French National Front party Marine Le Pen kicked off her presidential campaign on Saturday by echoing many of the same vows that brought Trump to power in the US, hoping promises to shield voters from globalization, promote protectionism, leave the Eurozone, slap taxes on imports and on the job contracts of foreigners, lower the retirement age, increasing welfare benefits and boost defense spending push her above her competitors at a time of sweeping political turmoil in France. According to opinion polls - which have recently shown their utter irrelevance in the age of Brexit...
  • College Advice

    12/29/2016 9:02:04 PM PST · by Tai_Chung · 136 replies
    My daughter is a senior in high school. She wants to major in Computer Science and minor in French She has mostly looked at small (<5,000 students) liberal arts schools. Can anyone recommend some conservative schools? ACT = 26 3.26 regular GPA 3.64 weighted GPA She is also interested in playing the cello in the orchestra.
  • France arrests new suspect in foiled terror plot

    12/17/2016 2:11:46 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10 December 2016
    French judicial authorities have arrested and charged a sixth suspect in a foiled militant plot to attack sites in the Paris region, a judicial source said on Saturday. France has been under a state of emergency since a wave The 31-year old suspect has been placed in preventive detention and accused of cooperation with "criminal terrorists" and of having supplied weapons to his accomplices, the source said. Five other men suspected of being part of the plot are in custody after simultaneous police swoops last month in the southern port city of Marseille and in Strasbourg in northeast France. Investigators...
  • Ship wrecked off Florida might have changed history (Jean Ribault's Fleet)

    12/14/2016 6:27:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 04:41 EST, 14 December 2016 | Staff
    Treasure hunters have apparently found the 500-year-old remains of a naval expedition led by a colonizer who could have changed Florida's history, making it French-speaking at least for a while. The big question is if the shipwreck is that of "La Trinite," the 32-gun flagship of a fleet led by Jean Ribault, a French navigator who tried to establish a Protestant colony in the southeast US under orders from King Charles IX. They probably are, say authorities in Florida, the French government and independent archeologists. And if they in fact are, this is an unparalleled find, said John de Bry,...