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  • Le Pen Says as French President She Would Ban All Religious Symbols, Including Kippot

    10/19/2016 5:52:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    Marine Le Pen, the leader of Franceís far-right National Front Party, vowed that if she is elected the countryís president she would ban all public displays of religious symbols and clothing, including kippot. Le Pen made the statement during an interview on Sunday with Franceís BFM-TV. She is expected to seek the countryís presidency in 2017. She heads the third-largest party in France. Le Pen is seeking to broaden an existing law, called the headscarf ban, that does not allow conspicuous displays of religious symbols in public schools to include all public areas. She called the ban a struggle against...
  • France bans the use of plastic crockery and cutlery to aid battle against climate change

    09/19/2016 9:03:36 AM PDT · by jerod · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 SEPTEMBER 2016 ē 12:22AM | David Millward
    Plastic crockery and cutlery is to be banned in France unless it is made from biologically sourced materials. The law comes into force in 2020. It is part of a French environmental initiative called the Energy Transition for Green Growth, part of a package aimed at tackling climate change. But, the Independent reported, the move faces a challenge from Pack2Go Europe, a Brussels-based organisation representing European packaging manufacturers. "We are urging the European Commission to do the right thing and to take legal action against France for infringing European law," said Eamonn Bates, secretary general of Pack2go Europe. He said...
  • ĎOperation Snailí: Protesters block Calais roads demanding removal of ĎJungleí camp

    09/05/2016 12:09:35 PM PDT · by amorphous · 8 replies
    RT.Com ^ | 5 Sep 2016
    French truckers, farmers, shopkeepers and police are united in a major protest. The port of Calais has been blockaded amid calls for local residents to form a human chain, seeking a definite date for the demolition of the notorious ĎJungleí migrant camp.
  • French set to be the world's most commonly spoken language by 2050

    08/15/2016 9:45:18 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/19/2015 | Isabel Hunter
    French set to be the world's most commonly spoken language by 2050 because of soaring population growth in sub-Saharan Africa -Study says 750 million people will speak French as first language by 2050 -It is spoken in sub-Saharan Africa, one of the fastest growing-populations in the world They've been defensive for decades in preserving the purity of the language of love from the threat of globalisation. But now it seems all will have paid off for the French, whose language is set to become the world's most spoken language by 2050, thanks to growing francophone populations in sub-Saharan Africa. While...
  • Nearly 90 percent of the French now disapprove of their president [He just endorsed Hillary]

    08/02/2016 5:06:27 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/5/16 | Rick Noack
    French President FranÁois Hollande was never expected to become the most popular head of state in the nation's recent history. But the extent to which his countrymen dislike him has surprised even his political opponents. Nearly 90 percent of the French disapprove of their president, a poll has revealed. Only 12 percent of those surveyed by polling institute TNS Sofres said they thought Hollande was doing a good job. It is the worst score of any French president since such surveys were first conducted more than three decades ago.
  • A Baguette Vending Machine? It's Open in San Francisco

    07/28/2016 12:15:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    There's nothing like a fresh baguette, hot out of the oven. And one company has made it as easy and quick to get as a Snickers bar. Le Bread Xpress has opened vending machines in San Francsico that produce hot and fresh baguettes in seconds. The machines are operating at the new Myriad market in the Castro. The baguettes rise at a bakery in Burlingame and are slighty baked. The baking process finishes in the vending machine. Operators say the machine is a hit in France. "In a mall next to transportation, people come back from work, get their fresh...
  • Watch hundreds of lovestruck Irish football fans serenading a blonde French girl in Bordeaux

    06/19/2016 8:01:42 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 June 2016 | By Ekin Karasin For Mailonline
    This is the moment hundreds of lovestruck Irish football fans gathered around a blonde French girl and serenaded her. A hilarious video showed the swaying crowds singing Canít Take My Eyes Off You and Hey Baby to the laughing young woman in Bordeaux. They appeared in high spirits despite losing three-nil to Belgium on Saturday - and one admirer even stole a kiss from the woman at the end.
  • ĎIslamists slogansí reported as man kills police officer takes his family hostage near Paris

    06/13/2016 3:32:59 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 49 replies
    Witnesses are reporting gunfire and explosions in the Paris suburb commune of Magnanville. French special police have surrounded a house where a man is holding hostages. The attacker stabbed the home owner, a police officer who was reportedly his neighbor.
  • French Surrender: Kristolís Pick David French: I Am NOT Running For President

    06/06/2016 5:13:45 AM PDT · by detective · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Jun 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Bill Kristolís reported third-party candidate, David French, is retreating from the presidential race. Kristol ally, attorney and political opinion writer French announced in a National Review post Sunday night that he will not seek the highest office in the land: Here is a sentence I never thought Iíd type: After days of prayer, reflection, and serious study of the possibilities, I am not going to run as an independent candidate for president of the United States. I gave it serious thought ó as a pretty darn obscure lawyer, writer, and veteran ó only because we live in historic times. Never...
  • Iím not the right person to challenge Trump and Hillary... (David French)

    06/05/2016 6:01:54 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 141 replies
    National Review ^ | June 5, 2016 | David French
    Here is a sentence I never thought Iíd type: After days of prayer, reflection, and serious study of the possibilities, I am not going to run as an independent candidate for president of the United States. I gave it serious thought ó as a pretty darn obscure lawyer, writer, and veteran ó only because we live in historic times. Never before have both parties failed so spectacularly, producing two dishonest, deceitful candidates who should be disqualified from running for town council, much less leader of the free world.
  • French Revolution: Kristolís Candidate Longtime Romney Supporter; Wife Worked on Campaign

    06/01/2016 3:39:13 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Jun 2016 | Aaron Klein
    Truncated title. Full title:French Revolution: Kristolís Candidate Longtime Romney Supporter; Wife Worked on Campaign, Wrote Annís Memoirs Nancy French, the wife of prospective independent presidential candidate David French, served as a paid consultant to Mitt Romneyís 2008 presidential campaign and ghostwrote the memoirs of Romneyís wife, Ann. David French himself has a long history of activism on behalf of Mitt Romney. According to reports, Bill Kristol is aiming to get National Review staff writer and Iraq war veteran David French to challenge Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as an independent candidate. On Tuesday, Romney praised the reports of a possible...
  • Conservatives rebuff Kristolís third-party pick

    06/01/2016 1:39:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 1, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    A group of prominent conservative activists, including the writer and radio host Erick Erickson, arenít satisfied with Bill Kristolís suggestion of David French as a third party candidate and are still looking for another alternative to Donald Trump. The activists are working separately from Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard who favors French, according to two sources familiar with the discussions. ďWeíre not going to be jumping on board with what Kristol is doing,Ē said a person involved in the discussions. ďWe learned about this from the media along with everyone else.Ē Organizers of the self-described Conservative Against...
  • Bill Kristolís Candidate: Itís ĎImportant to Sayí White Working Class Communities ĎDeserve to Dieí

    06/01/2016 9:43:36 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 223 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Breitbart | Breitbart
    While Donald Trump has called on the GOP to become a ďworkerís partyĒó a development Sen. Jeff Sessions called for two years ago, ironically, in the pages of the National Reviewó French has defended the idea that white working-class communities ďdeserve to die.Ē Specifically, French wrote a piece in support of Kevin D. Williamson, who had said: The truth about these dysfunctional, downscale communities is that they deserve to die. Economically, they are negative assets. Morally, they are indefensible. Forget all your cheap theatrical Bruce Springsteen crap. Forget your sanctimony about struggling Rust Belt factory towns and your conspiracy theories...
  • Never-Trumper Bill Kristol Is Eyeing This Conservative Lawyer For a Third-Party Run

    06/01/2016 6:01:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 31, 2016 | Trť Goins-Phillips
    Never-Trumper Bill Kristol Is Eyeing This Conservative Lawyer For a Third-Party Run May. 31, 2016 5:35pm Trť Goins-Phillips Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, a prominent leader seeking to block Donald Trump from becoming president, is working to recruit conservative attorney David French, according to two Republicans familiar with the Never-Trumperís efforts. French, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, is a constitutional lawyer, the author of several books and the recipient of the Bronze Star, according to his biography at National Review, where he serves as a staff writer. French lives in Columbia, Tenn., with his wife, Nancy, and three children.
  • (Public Education) ... French Teacher Fired for Not Being Able to Speak French

    05/02/2016 8:21:13 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 107 replies
    KHOU ^ | April 29, 2016 | Jeremy Rogalski, KHOU
    I-Team: French teacher at HISD school doesn't speak French HOUSTON - How do you teach a French class, if you donít even speak French? The I-Team discovered thatís exactly what is happening at the Houston Independent School Districtís Energy Institute High School in the 1800 block of Sampson Street. Sharonda Whiteís son Nathanial is a junior at the school. "I thought it was a joke, I couldn't believe this was happening,Ē White said. We asked her son about his classroom experience. I-Team: ďDoes your teacher speak French?Ē Nathanial White: ďNo sir.Ē I-Team: ďHave you ever heard him speak a word...
  • Air France stewardesses mutiny over order to wear headscarves

    04/02/2016 6:58:56 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2 APRIL 2016 | David Chazan
    Air France stewardesses, furious at being ordered to wear headscarves in Tehran, say they will refuse to fly to the Iranian capital when the airline resumes the service later this month. Female members of flight crews have been ordered to cover their hair once they disembark in Tehran and unions are demanding that the flights be made voluntary for women. The resumption of a thrice-weekly service between Paris and Tehran, planned for April 17 after an eight-year break, follows a thaw in relations since Iran agreed to dismantle large sections of its nuclear programme. Iranian women have been forced by...
  • French Muslim Arrested in Imminent Islamic Terror Attack

    03/24/2016 6:47:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 3/24/16 | Pamela Geller
    This is now the norm. Paris police arrest man in ďadvanced stagesĒ of plotting terror attack. The French interior minister said Thursday that a French man who was in the advanced stages of carrying out a terror attack has been arrested, according to The Associated Press.The man was captured during raids in Argenteuil, a suburb the northern outskirts of Paris. ďFrench national arrested in suspected terror plot,Ē By Dana Ford, CNN, March 24, 2016:French police carry out an anti-terror operation in Argenteuil, outside Paris It ďno tangible linkĒ to the recent terror attacks in Paris and Brussels, official says(CNN)Authorities have...
  • For 2017 French presidentials, economic liberalism is in vogue

    02/24/2016 10:44:38 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-25-2016 | Ingrid Melander
    Lower taxes, fewer labor rules, less state: in a country famed for its attachment to a protective social model, economic liberalism is the surprise trend among aspirants for France's 2017 presidential election. For decades, the French center-right eschewed the free market policies of Margaret Thatcher, sticking to the tradition of a strong dirigiste state and a generous public health and welfare system funded by high taxes. Now a neoliberal economic platform is the one issue on which a growing field of candidates for the center-right Republicans' primary planned in November all agree. This ideological shift is not confined to the...
  • Just ONE HOUR to get out: France bulldozes Calais ‚ÄėJungle‚Äô mosque, church and school

    02/02/2016 10:28:44 AM PST · by RummyChick · 71 replies
    Express ^ | 2/2 | sykes
    A MOSQUE, church and school have been bulldozed after migrants in the Calais Jungle were given just one hour to scramble from the makeshift shanty town. Volunteers and refugees rushed to save possessions and clear out shelters as French authorities began tearing down the places of worship and a school. More than 1,500 migrants have been evicted after the French government decided to create a 100-metre buffer zone between the Jungle and the nearby road to protect lorries from attacks. The demolition of the church and mosque in the buffer zone has sparked outrage among refugee charities, who claim the...
  • French Prime Minister warns Europe will be "totally destabilized" if it takes all refugees

    01/22/2016 10:14:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    mashable ^ | 01/23/2016 | Christopher Miller
    The French Prime Minister has warned European leaders about saying that refugees will be "welcome" in Europe, because in just seconds their message will be "shared on smartphones in the refugee camps of Libya." "A message that says 'Come, you will be welcome,' provokes major shifts," Manuel Valls told the BBC in a video interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday. He said that Europe would likely become "totally destabilized" if it took in all refugees fleeing war-torn Iraq and Syria. ... Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi in Davos...
  • Do Dogs Know Other Dogs Are Dogs?

    01/01/2016 7:11:33 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 87 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 12-29-15 | Julie Hecht
    This is not a philosophical riddle. Despite their highly variable appearance, dogs can recognize each other by sight alone. Do you see dogs everywhere? My ears perk up to the jingle jangle of metal-on-metal, hopeful that it predicts a dog and his collar, disappointed when it turns out to be keys on a belt (boring). A person walking down the street with their arm outstretched holds the promise of a leash with a dog on the other end (sometimes it's a stroller holding a kid. Oh well). From a distance, my eyes play a cruel trick on me, where shopping...
  • Fresh-faced star of France's far right is candidate of steel

    12/12/2015 2:31:00 PM PST · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/112015 | Elaine Ganley
    PARIS (AP)-- She's the youngest French lawmaker and in an election this weekend could become the youngest president of a powerful region.Marion Marechal-Le Pen, 26, is the fresh-faced rising star of the far-right National Front, using a soft touch to deliver hard messages on migrants and Muslims that outdo her tough-talking aunt, party leader Marine Le Pen. The stakes in Sunday's vote for leadership councils in 13 French regions are high. If the two Le Pens win their regions, the anti-immigration National Front will shatter France's current political landscape - and Marine Le Pen will boost her chances in France's...
  • France Closes 3 Mosques. And What They Find Inside Is VERY Concerning‚Ķ

    12/12/2015 8:39:51 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 12/11/2015 | VICTORIA TAFT
    After the latest Paris terror attack, French President Hollande swore he‚Äôd go after radical Muslims who pulled off the mass slayings. Now, we‚Äôre learning what he meant by that. As HotAir reports: ‚Äú[T]he French have kicked in the doors on 2,235 homes and taken 232 people into custody or placed them on house arrest.‚ÄĚ In the sleepy French town of Lagny-sur-Marne, just 18 miles from Paris ‚ĶFrench police went to the local mosque where they found: The Salafist mosque in Lagny-sur-Marne, about 30km east of the French capital was closed down by police on 2 December. In subsequent raids the...
  • These Frenchmen Weren‚Äôt ‚ÄėCheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys‚Äô ‚ÄĒ They Were Conservatives

    12/05/2015 7:42:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/05/2015 | Tim Wainwright
    American conservatives haven't always seen eye-to-eye with the French. When President Charles de Gaulle led France out of NATO, we weren't exactly thrilled. When the "Axis of Weasels" didn't back the invasion of Iraq, we responded with freedom fries (still available on the menu of Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill). While relations have thawed of late, especially after the Paris terrorist attacks and the forceful French response -- Rick Perry recently called France "our oldest ally" and Ted Cruz wrote an op-ed praising "liberty, equality, and fraternity" -- there is one particular area where conservatives remain surprisingly...
  • Cyprus deports six Frenchmen detained at airport on suspicion of extremist links amid...

    11/24/2015 3:54:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/24/15 | Mark Duell
    Cyprus deports six Frenchmen detained at airport on suspicion of extremist links amid fears they were heading for Syria Cyprus today deported six French citizens who had been detained at the island's main airport on suspicion of extremist links - but were later said not to be a danger. But police in France said all six were known to the authorities there and that three of them were subject to an 'S File', meaning they were suspected of links to a terrorist group. The six - five men of Turkish descent and one of Algerian origin - were detained on...
  • Young French Jews Bolt for Israel; 127% increase since 2014

    11/23/2015 7:32:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies ^ | 11/23/15 | Ken Kurson
    Birthright Israel, the charity founded in 1999 to bring young Jews on trips to Israel, has witnessed an unprecedented increase in participation among French citizens over the past two years. The Observer has learned that 2500 French Jews will have visited Israel as part of the program this year‚ÄĒmore than double the 1100 who went last year and a stunning 2400% increase over the 98 who visited as program participants in 2013. The gains come amid a string of high-profile attacks by radical Islamists in France, many targeting Jewish institutions. In March 2012, three linked shootings in Toulouse and Montauban...
  • Exclusive-Islamic State Fighter: Kill Women Who "Provoke Sexual Desires Of Men"

    11/23/2015 12:47:46 PM PST · by Biggirl · 61 replies ^ | November 23, 2015 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    Any Muslim present at the French establishments targeted by extremists two weeks ago deserved to die for violating Islamic law by engaging in ‚Äúdancing and alcohol and prostitution and singing.‚ÄĚ Women who refuse to cover their heads should be killed for ‚Äúprovoking the sexual desires of men.‚ÄĚ
  • Democrats push to prevent gun sales to terror-list suspects

    11/21/2015 10:03:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2015 3:24 AM EST | Alan Fram and Michael Biesecker
    Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory. The Democratic push seems likely to fall victim to opposition from the National Rifle Association and congressional gun-rights backers, chiefly Republicans, who have smothered firearms curbs for years. If the Republicans who control Congress block votes on the proposal, Democrats hope to profit politically by winning sympathy from angry voters. ...
  • Don‚Äôt Worry, We Are In the Best of Hands

    11/18/2015 7:17:36 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-18-2015 | MOTUS
    P3 (President Pissy Pants) dropped by the Philippines to scold his countrymen in general and Republicans in particular for wanting to ban a further influx of Syrian refujihadis (h/t Michelle Malkin): "Apparently they are scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America," he said later. "At first, they were too scared of the press being too tough on them in the debates. Now they are scared of 3-year-old orphans. That doesn't seem so tough to me." ‚Äď KPAXAnd trust me, I know tough Meanwhile, our Secretary of State, Jean Carre, was busy trying to explain how...
  • French air force conducting major bombardment against ISIS targets in Raqqa, Syria,

    11/15/2015 1:09:39 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 136 replies ^ | november 15, 2015
    Just a breaking news banner and video at link: Full title: French air force conducting major bombardment against ISIS targets in Raqqa, Syria, the French Ministry of Defense says. Watch CNNgo.
  • Army Football Team Brings French Flag Onto Field At West Point

    11/14/2015 5:52:56 PM PST · by Kozy · 21 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11/4/2015 | Ron Dicker
    The Army football team on Saturday made a winning play for solidarity with France following the attacks in Paris the night before. One player carried the French flag onto the field before the team's game against Tulane, according to USA Today's For The Win blog. Defensive back Caleb McNeill did the honors at West Point's Michie Stadium. The United States Military Academy tweeted that it "stands with the French people following the #ParisAttacks - liberté, égalité, fraternity. #DutyHonorCountry."
  • Lunch between French and Iranian presidents canceled: France refused request to serve halal food

    11/10/2015 11:36:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/10/15 | Robert Spencer
    The request for halal food is perfectly reasonable: if Hollande is going to invite Rouhani to lunch, he shouldn’t serve him food that his guest cannot eat for religious reasons. But the request that there be no wine on the table is inherently supremacist and absolutely unjustifiable. Rouhani would not be forced to drink wine, but that’s not enough: if he is not going to drink wine, then no one else can drink it either, including the non-Muslims present. This demand is in line with the old axiom: in Muslim countries, one must conform one’s behavior to Muslim sensibilities. And...
  • BREAKING=> Video Released of French Train Terrorist Hogtied by US Servicemen

    08/22/2015 1:07:35 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 73 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug 22nd, 2015 9:00 am | Jim Hoft
    Video was released of the Moroccan gunman immediately after the terrorist attack on a high-speed train from Brussels to Paris. The terrorist is laying on the floor hog-tied by US servicemen. ** They beat him unconscious before they tied him up. Spencer Stone, of the U.S. Air Force, was traveling with Oregon National Guard member Alek Skarlatos, 22, (right) who was on leave after a tour of Afghanistan, when he heard the gunman load his weapon in the toilet. Skarlatos shouted ĎSpencer, go!í and they charged him down. (Daily Mail) The train staff locked themselves into a staffroom during the...
  • Crew on Paris-bound train barricaded themselves in their staffroom..locked the door as Kalashnikov

    Train staff on board the high speed train which was the scene of a suspected Islamic extremist attack yesterday have been accused of barricading themselves in their staffroom and locking the door, leaving passengers to fend for themselves. The Moroccan terrorist was disarmed and beaten unconscious by US servicemen and a British man after he opened fire on a Paris-bound train with a Kalashnikov. Now, French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade, who was on board the Thalys train during the attack has slammed train staff who he claims locked themselves in an office away from the attacker and refused to help the...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Sleeping Car Murders (1965)

    07/24/2015 8:15:18 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    A stylish and fast-paced crime thriller from France this week. Six people travel from Marseilles to Paris. One of them is murdered when they arrive. The police are quick to investigate, but soon the other occupants begin turning up dead across the city... Starring Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, and Catherine Allťgret. Directed by Costa-Garvas. Dubbed in English.
  • How the English language became such a mess

    06/09/2015 6:37:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 142 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 8, 2015 | James Harbeck
    First, the greed: invasion and theft. The Romans invaded Britain in the 1st Century AD and brought their alphabet; in the 7th Century, the Angles and Saxons took over, along with their language. Starting in the 9th Century, Vikings occupied parts of England and brought some words (including they, displacing the Old English hie). Then the Norman French conquered in 1066 Ė and replaced much of the vocabulary with French, including words which over time became beef, pork, invade, tongue and person.
  • Spine-Chilling Clown Portraits By Eolo Perfido Will Give You Nightmares

    05/06/2015 10:10:10 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    Bored ^ | 5/4/2015 | Dainius
    Clownville, a photo series featuring grotesque portraits of terrifying clowns, is the photographic nightmare of French-born photographer Eolo Perfido. Perfido says he was inspired by silent film stars like Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, who were forced to exaggerate their emotions because they were unable to speak. Modern clowns first appeared in the late 18th century and were associated with circuses and comedy. The word itself comes from a Scandinavian linguistic root meaning ďclumsy, boorish fellow.Ē This is why Perfidoís photography is so shockingóheís transformed something funny and joyful into a vulgar terror. Eolo Perfido now lives in Italy. His...
  • French may be enforced on all flights to Canada

    04/25/2015 9:35:13 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 75 replies
    What started as a row over lemonade could end up with international airlines being forced to employ French speakers on all flights that serve Canada, a country where French and English are classed as official languages. An MP in Canada, Stephane Dion, has lodged a bill with parliament that if passed would oblige all flights to and from Canada to have a French speaker on board and for all passenger announcements to be made in both English and French. The inspiration for his bill lies in an argument over a lemonade on an AirCanada flight between Toronto and North Carolina...
  • An Important Clarification on the Proposed French Ambassador to the Vatican

    04/16/2015 11:33:09 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 7 replies
    OnePeterFive ^ | 4/15/15 | Steve Skojec
    Stories were blowing up the Internet last week saying that France was sending Laurent Stefanini ó an ďopenly gayĒ ambassador ó to the Vatican. More turmoil and surprise when the Vatican refused his appointment. We didnít cover the story, though we did link to it in this piece. Only something is not right: The first interesting point is that Stefanini, before the press took hold of this affair, was not publicly known as a homosexual: reliable sources say he never touched the subject. He is 54, unmarried, without children; he also has no known companion. He is not known ever...
  • French rabbi told to remove kippa at polling station

    03/31/2015 9:53:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    ynet ^ | 3/30/15 | Tali Farkash
    The chief rabbi of the French city of Toulouse, Harold Avraham Weill, was ordered Sunday to remove his kippa inside a polling station before voting in the city's local elections. The demand was made by a polling clerk from the Left Front coalition, according to a report by Russian news site Russia Today. France prohibits wearing religious symbols, such as crucifixes, Jewish skullcaps and Muslim headscarves, in state schools. However, the law does not apply in cases in which schools are used as polling stations during the Election Day. The incident on Sunday marked the first time the law was...
  • Passenger plane crashes in French Alps (Airbus A320 - 148 Onboard?)

    03/24/2015 3:55:35 AM PDT · by Drago · 336 replies
    The Local - Fr ^ | 03/24/2015 | Oliver Gee
    "An Airbus A320 has crashed in the southern French Alps, a security source has said." & "A Germanwings A320 has crashed in the southern French Alps, according to security sources."
  • Khamenei calls ĎDeath to Americaí as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal

    03/21/2015 5:51:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 3/21/2015 | TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF, AP AND AFP
    Day after Obama urges Iran to seize Ďhistoric opportunity,í supreme leader says US seeks to create insecurity. Iranís Supreme leader Ali Khamenei called for ďDeath to AmericaĒ on Saturday, a day after President Barack Obama appealed to Iran to seize a ďhistoric opportunityĒ for a nuclear deal and a better future, and as US Secretary of State John Kerry claimed substantial progress toward an accord. Khamenei told a crowd in Tehran that Iran would not capitulate to Western demands. When the crowd started shouting, ďDeath to America,Ē the ayatollah responded: ďOf course yes, death to America, because America is the...
  • Jewish School Evacuated in Paris on Anniversary of Toulouse Killings

    03/19/2015 6:33:55 PM PDT · by Nachum
    Algemainer Journal ^ | 3/19/15 | Chris Coffey
    A Jewish school in Paris was evacuated on Thursday ó three years to the day after the brutal massacre at a Jewish school in Toulouse, French news website JSS News reported. The evacuation follows disturbing instances of increased antisemitic violence throughout France and Europe. Police searched the classrooms and common areas at the Ecole Alliance Gustave Leven in Paris using bomb-sniffing dogs. Though the report did not indicate whether the police found any explosives, sources did tell JSS News that it was a fairly serious threat. The evacuation at the French school occurred on the third anniversary of the horrific...
  • 371 Attacks on French Soldiers

    02/19/2015 9:47:39 PM PST · by wtd · 10 replies
    GalliaWatch ^ | Friday, February 20, 2015 | Tiberge
    371 Attacks on French Soldiers Condensed from an article at Dreuz: Since January 15 the French army's "Opťration Sentinelle" has protected 722 Jewish schools and synagogues, some 24/7 even when the establishments were empty. The operation came to be regarded as too dangerous for the soldiers who were regularly targets of attacks. Over time the men were worn out. The army has reported 371 incidents perpetrated against the soldiers standing guard in front of the protected sites. The Defense Ministry has announced that the men will become more mobile, rendering them less vulnerable. The army noted that "reconnoitering, the...
  • Hundreds More Jewish Graves Vandalized in French Towns

    02/18/2015 9:10:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/18/15 | Breitbart News
    (AFP) Dozens more graves have been vandalised at French cemeteries, the interior ministry said Wednesday, as prosecutors said that the desecration of hundreds of Jewish graves over the weekend in Sarre-Union had a clear ďanti-Semitic motiveĒ. The interior ministry said crucifixes were overturned and gravesites disturbed in Tracy-sur-Mer, a tiny town next to the D-Day landing beaches, as well as in Saint-Beat in southwest France in the latest vandalism. Swastikas were found in two other towns, the ministry said. The discoveries came as five teens faced preliminary charges for desecrating hundreds of graves at a Jewish cemetery in the eastern...
  • French PM Slams 'Islamo-Fascism,' is 'Under Jewish Influence'

    02/16/2015 9:54:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 2/16/15 | Ari Yashar
    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Monday slammed the attacks in Denmark by Islamist terrorist Omar Abdel Hamid Hussein on Saturday, in which two people were murdered, as being an act of "Islamo-fascism." Responding to the attacks in Copenhagen and the attacks on Paris last month, Valls said "to combat Islamo-fascism, for that is what it should be called, our strength must come from unity," reports AFP. Valls also responded to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's call for European Jews to come home to Israel in the face of widespread anti-Semitism and violence on the continent, noting Netanyahu is "in the...
  • French Artistís Calls For Peace End in Brutal Beating By Local Muslims

    02/14/2015 11:06:39 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9FEB2015 | Jim Hoft
    French street artist Combo was physically assaulted over his latest art work. It was very offensive and local Muslims demanded he take it down. Four Muslims in Porte Dorťe (the Golden door), a ghetto east of Paris, beat artist Combo after he refused to take down his Coexist street art. Combo suffered a dislocated shoulder, bruises and a black eye. Artnet reported, via Jihad Watch: It seems like something one would be hard pressed to disagree with: the word ďcoexist,Ē written on a wall using a Muslim crescent as the letter ďC,Ē a Star of David as the letter ďX,Ē...
  • Hooded Gunmen Fire On Police In Marseille [France]

    02/09/2015 3:07:30 AM PST · by Lonely Bull · 23 replies
    Sky News ^ | 09 February 2015
    Hooded gunmen have fired on police in the French city of Marseille where the Prime Minister Manuel Valls had been due to visit. Gunfire was heard in the Castellane area of the city on Monday morning. Witnesses said the armed men fired Kalashnikovs into the air. Around 40 police officers are reported to positioned on a roundabout. Elite security forces have been sent to the scene, according to a police source.
  • Paris: French soldiers on anti-terror patrol attacked by man with knife

    02/03/2015 8:28:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    CBS News ^ | 02/03/2015
    PARIS -- An attacker with a knife hidden in his bag attacked three soldiers on an anti-terror patrol in front of a Jewish community center in southern France on Tuesday, two police officials said. Sarah Baron, a police union official in the city of Nice, said the attacker was detained after the attack near the Galeries Lafayette department store. Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi said the attacker had an identity card with the name Moussa Coulibaly. The surname, which is relatively common for families of Malian descent, is the same as that of the man who seized hostages in a kosher...
  • French soldiers attacked outside Jewish community center in Nice

    02/03/2015 8:24:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4:00PM GMT 03 Feb 2015 | David Chazan
    Two soldiers on patrol near a Jewish community center in Nice were wounded in a knife attack on Tuesday as France maintains heightened security measures in the wake of the Paris terror attacks last month. One soldier was stabbed in the cheek and the other in the arm. Their injuries are not serious. A third soldier with them was unhurt. The assailant, named as Moussa, was arrested; but two people who may have been with him were believed to have fled, a police union official said. The attacker was carrying two knives. He was arrested thanks to the intervention of...