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  • Paris wins battle to host European Banking Authority

    11/22/2017 2:46:49 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    politico.eu ^ | November 20, 2017 | FIONA MAXWELL
    Paris will be the new home of the relocating European Banking Authority, which is required to move from London following the Brexit vote. A vote among the remaining 27 EU countries took place in Brussels on Monday to decide the future location of the EBA, as well as the European Medicines Agency — which is headed to Amsterdam.
  • France to 'prevent' Muslim street prayers in Paris suburb

    11/19/2017 3:32:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 19 November 2017 17:16 CET+01:00 | AFP
    French authorities will stop Muslims from praying in a street north of Paris, the country’s interior minister said on Sunday, after a series of protests by lawmakers and locals over what they view as an unacceptable use of public space. “They will not have prayers on the street; we will prevent street praying,” Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told Questions Politics (Franceinfo, France Inter, Le Monde). Prayers in the street have taken place every Friday in the multiethnic suburb of Clichy-la-Garenne since March to protest the closure of a popular local mosque that had operated in a government building but since...
  • Reagan Reborn: Emmanuel Macron Set to Lead a French Economic Revolution

    11/18/2017 9:54:45 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 2017 | Thomas Landstreet
    We took a look at Macron’s character; does he mean what he says?... What kind of a leader will he be? We analyzed many of his speeches, including his recent 2-hour address to the parliament on opening day, and we’ve found his rhetoric to be similar to that of U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Now, all politicians give great speeches. What’s notable about Macron’s is his brazen criticism of the state and its socialist policies; his gentle admonitions to his countrymen about the poor state of affairs that they’ve allowed their country to end up in. Here’s a sample of his...
  • Sharpton: “Outlaw Semi-Automatic Weapons”

    11/12/2017 6:46:35 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    One of the obstacles to rational discussion of guns in America is the profound ignorance about guns on the part of many pushing for tighter controls. Take Al Sharpton on his MSNBC show this morning. Debating the subject with Liberty University Professor Daniel Howell in the context of the Sutherland Springs church massacre, Sharpton decried the availability of automatic and “semi-automatic weapons.” A bit later, Sharpton suggested that “we should outlaw automatic weapons, semi-automatic weapons.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • French mayor leads protest to stop Muslim worshipers praying in street

    11/11/2017 10:29:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 10 November 2017 17:09 CET+01:00
    A French mayor and dozens of other MPs and elected councilors from around the Paris region sang the Marseillaise on Friday as they marched towards around 200 Muslim worshipers in a bid to stop them praying in the street. The standoff, which was caught in several video clips, took place in the Paris suburb of Clichy on Friday afternoon. The local right-wing mayor, Rémi Muzeau, led the march after growing infuriated by the presence of hundreds of Muslim worshipers praying on the town’s market square every Friday for the past nine months. Images relayed from the scene near Clichy Town...
  • The Barbarians Are Inside, And There Are No Gates

    11/13/2015 7:56:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 43 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | 11/13/15 | Mark Steyn
    As I write, Paris is under curfew for the first time since the German occupation, and the death toll from the multiple attacks stands at 158, the vast majority of them slaughtered during a concert at the Bataclan theatre, a delightful bit of 19th century Chinoiserie on the boulevard Voltaire. The last time I was there, if memory serves, was to see Julie Pietri. I'm so bloody sick of these savages shooting and bombing and killing and blowing up everything I like - whether it's the town where my little girl's favorite fondue restaurant is or my favorite hotel in...
  • Communism: A bad idea even in 1844

    10/08/2017 5:58:27 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 43 replies
    Dissident ^ | September 15, 2017 | Joshua Dill
    Throughout the 20th Century, Karl Marx’s visage often appeared on communist banners in the guise of a mighty, bearded prophet, the first and greatest in an array of great thinkers that also included Engels, Lenin, Stalin, and Mao. So it may be slightly odd and amusing to think of him in his mid-20s living in Paris as the editor of a magazine. Digging into the letters and writings that Marx produced in those years, and the writings of those who knew him, always turns up something interesting—and occasionally something utterly fascinating. The year was 1844. Hoping to unite German and...
  • France's 'Mama Jihad' jailed for 10 years for encouraging jihadist son

    10/06/2017 11:27:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 6 October 2017 17:09 CEST+02:00
    A Frenchwoman nicknamed “Mama Jihad”, who traveled to Syria three times to support her jihadist son was handed a 10-year jail sentence on Friday in the latest case against parents of ISIS fighters. Christine Rivière, 51, was convicted of being part of a terrorist organization. She was given the maximum sentence for her “unfailing commitment” to jihad and for helping a number of young women travel to Syria as part of her attempts to find a bride for her son Tyler Vilus, with whom she was described as having an “inseparable relationship”. Vilus traveled to Syria to fight alongside the...
  • Trump told that Paris Agreement is ‘irreversible and non-negotiable’

    09/17/2017 10:30:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    EURACTIV ^ | September 17, 2017 | Sam Morgan
    The terms of the Paris Agreement are set in stone, the EU, China and Canada agreed at a summit in Montreal this weekend, while Washington was forced to deny that the US is planning to stay in the accord. Ahead of a UN General Assembly meeting in New York this week and the COP23 climate summit in Bonn in November, EU, Chinese and Canadian officials met in Montreal on Friday and Saturday (15-16 September) to present a united front against the United States on climate action. The US was represented at the meeting by an observer who, according to EU...
  • Muslim workers at Paris airport sue after sacked for refusing to shave beards

    09/07/2017 8:52:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 7 September 2017 13:40 CEST+02:00
    An industrial tribunal on Thursday hears the case of four Muslim former security guards at Orly airport who say they were discriminated against when sacked for refusing to shave off their beards in the wake of the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris. Soon after those jihadist attacks that left 130 dead, management from the Securitas security firm summoned several male staff members working for it at Orly, all of them Muslim and all of them bearded. They were told that with passengers on edge, it would be appreciated if they could all trim or shave off their beards to...
  • Parisians feeling increasingly safe despite terror threat

    09/05/2017 8:12:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 5 September 2017 15:17 CEST+02:00 | Evie Burrows-Taylor
    Despite the string of terror attacks in Paris since 2015, Parisians feel secure, according to the latest in-depth survey by the Paris region’s Urban Planning Institute. The results of the enquiry, which attempts to gauge how safe residents of the French capital feel going about their daily lives, are published every two years. Conducted by market research company Kantar TNS, the survey, introduced in 1998, asks 10,500 people living in the Paris area, aged 15 and up, a series of “rigorous” questions to see how far people living there feel secure. And the results were perhaps a bit surprising. According...
  • Venezuela's opposition-led congress seeks support in Paris

    09/04/2017 12:34:25 PM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies
    https://www.reuters.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 | Reuters Staff
    PARIS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s opposition-led congress leaders met on Monday with French President Emmanuel Macron to press for humanitarian aid to their crisis-hit nation, on the first leg of a European tour seeking support against President Nicolas Maduro. Maduro’s government has been criticised by the United Nations, Washington and other governments for failing to allow the entry of foreign aid to ease a severe economic crisis, while it overrides Venezuela’s opposition-led congress and jails hundreds of opponents. “I stressed the urgency of opening up the door to humanitarian aid in Venezuela,” congress President Julio Borges said, adding that Macron had...
  • Parisians protest 'genocide' of rats as city battles rodent infestation

    09/04/2017 12:50:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3 SEPTEMBER 2017 | David Chazan
    Parisians protest 'genocide' of rats as city battles rodent infestation By David Chazan, paris 3 SEPTEMBER 2017 • 6:11PM Thousands of Parisians have signed a petition denouncing efforts to control a rat infestation as a rodent “genocide.” The French capital is facing its worst rat crisis in decades, and rapid proliferation of the animals has forced several parks to close temporarily amid fears that children could be bitten or infected by disease. Paris authorities are spending £14 million this year on “deratisation”. But some residents have spoken out in defence of the creatures. Influenced perhaps by the loveable rat Remy...
  • Disney apologizes after boy told he couldn’t attend princess party

    08/31/2017 3:41:15 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    WWLP ^ | August 31, 2017
    PARIS, France (NBC News) — Disneyland Paris has apologized to a 3-year-old British boy who was told he couldn’t dress up as a princess because he’s a boy. Noah McLean-Glass is a huge fan of Elsa from the hit film “Frozen.” His mother says he loves to wear his “Elsa dress” – even to bed. When his family planned a trip to Disneyland Paris, they thought it would be fun for him to take part in the “princess for a day” event. But his mother was shocked when she was told boys could not take part – that the event was...
  • Girl killed after car drives into pizzeria east of Paris

    08/14/2017 1:08:26 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 28 replies
    Skynews.com ^ | August 14, 2017
    Not much more than a banner on the site yet. Another report said eight people have been injured at the pizzeria. Here we go again.
  • CAR ATTACK

    08/14/2017 2:54:32 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 23 replies
    The Sun ^ | 8/14/2017 | Mark Hodge and Peter Allen
    A 13-year-old has been tragically killed after a “suicidal” driver “deliberately” crashed his car into a busy pizzeria near Paris. Cops have arrested the suspect in the town of Sept-Sorts in Seine-et-Marne, east of the French capital, and at least 12 people have been left injured following the horrific smash, reports local media.
  • The suspect in car attack near Paris is an Algerian national

    08/10/2017 5:00:06 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    abcnews/AP ^ | sylvie corbet, associated press
    <p>The man suspected of ramming a BMW into a group of soldiers near Paris is a 37-year-old Algerian who was known to police as a suspect in minor crimes but not as someone with radical beliefs, police said Thursday.</p> <p>Hamou Benlatreche was living legally in France and had never been convicted of a crime, a police officer involved in the case told The Associated Press. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to speak about an ongoing investigation. Police have not disclosed a motive for the attack.</p>
  • 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...
  • Paris attack: Soldiers hit by car, police search for driver

    08/09/2017 4:08:22 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | August 9, 2017 | James Masters and Bryony Jones
    (CNN)Police in Paris are searching for a BMW car and its driver who rammed into a group of soldiers outside a barracks in a suburb northwest of Paris on Wednesday morning. France's counter-terror unit is investigating the attack, which left six soldiers injured, three seriously, according to Paris police. The soldiers' injuries are not life threatening. The attack happened at the Place de Verdun in Levallois-Perret around 8:00 a.m. local time. Levallois-Perret, a quiet and affluent neighborhood, is home to the headquarters of the DCRI, France's counter intelligence agency. "There was no doubt that this was a deliberate act," the...
  • 'Dodgy' greenhouse gas data threatens Paris accord

    08/07/2017 4:47:20 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7th August 2017 | Matt McGrath
    Potent, climate warming gases are being emitted into the atmosphere but are not being recorded in official inventories, a BBC investigation has found. Air monitors in Switzerland have detected large quantities of one gas coming from a location in Italy. However, the Italian submission to the UN records just a tiny amount of the substance being emitted. Levels of some emissions from India and China are so uncertain that experts say their records are plus or minus 100%. These flaws posed a bigger threat to the Paris climate agreement than US President Donald Trump's intention to withdraw, researchers told BBC...