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  • 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...
  • Over Half of Women Afraid to Use Public Transport as Assaults, Robbery Common

    04/20/2017 8:41:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | April 20, 2017 | Virginia Hale
    A new study by the Paris Region Planning and Development Agency (IAU) has found that 56 per cent of women are afraid to use public transport due to concerns over sex attacks and theft. Le Parisien reports respondents’ insecurity as a “legitimate fear”, noting that 37-per-cent of robberies without violence and 39-per-cent of sexual assaults against women are carried out on public transport and at train stations. “Amongst female respondents, the fear of being attacked or robbed is so strong it prevents them from using public transport,” the IAU said. “Women are four times more likely (6.2 per cent) to...
  • MSNBC Firmly Condemns Trump for Referring to Paris Attack as Terrorism

    04/20/2017 4:36:29 PM PDT · by kevcol · 89 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 20, 2017 | Curtis Houck
    In the moments following President Trump’s Thursday press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, MSNBC and its myriad of panelists swiftly condemned Trump for referring to the deadly shooting in Paris on the Champs-Élysées as a terrorist attack. “President Trump said right off the bat to a question looks like another terrorist attack in France that we have not been comfortable to call it that or report that but we'll have more reporting upcoming,” disgraced MSNBC host Brian Williams complained.
  • 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.
  • Are Americans really behind the bed bug explosion in Paris?

    04/13/2017 3:08:13 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 33 replies
    www.thelocal.fr ^ | 13 April 2017 | thelocal.com
    Bed bugs are taking over Paris - and some in France just itching to blame American tourists. You may have seen the signs of the recent bed bug take over of Paris without even realizing it. Mattresses abandoned on the streets, exterminators parked outside hotels around the city, your colleagues scratching at their legs under the table... Makes you itchy just thinking about it, non? But it's no laughing matter, with Le Parisien newspaper saying Paris is in the middle of an "explosive phenomenon" right now. One property management group in the capital, RIVP, says that it's almost every day...
  • Trump Refuses To Sign G7 Statement Endorsing Paris Climate Agreement

    04/11/2017 7:55:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/11/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    The U.S. refused to sign onto a statement with other G7 countries to commit to the implementation of the Paris climate agreement, which President Donald Trump promised to withdraw from on the campaign trail. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said the U.S. “is in the process of reviewing many of its policies and reserves its position on this issue, which will be communicated at a future date,” Italy’s industry and energy minister Carlo Calenda said in a statement. Calenda said other G7 members “reaffirmed their commitment towards the implementation of the Paris Agreement to effectively limit the increase in global...
  • Violent Rioters Torch Paris! – Mainstream Media Is AWOL

    03/28/2017 5:00:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    GP ^ | 03/28/17 | Carter
    A domestic disturbance call was placed to Paris police that resulted in a raid wherein a man armed with scissors was shot to death, French publication Le Figaro reports.   The unfortunate shooting of a violent suspect resulted in leftist radicals and dissidents to take to the streets of Paris’ 19th district late Monday evening. The rioters began burning vehicles – because violence is something you riot over.   Tommy Robinson, founder of the European Defence League (EDL), shared footage on Twitter:   http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/03/violent-rioters-torch-paris-mainstream-media-awol-video/
  • Watch: Migrants and Far Left Join Forces to Attack Paris Police with Flares, Petrol Bombs

    03/20/2017 7:57:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | March 20, 2017 | Jack Montgomery
    Algerian flags mingled with Antifa banners as migrants and left wing extremists gathered on the streets of Paris to attack police and protest deportations in a “March for Justice and Dignity”. The event was nominally organised to protest alleged police brutality in the case of an individual identified in the media as Théo – but despite that individual speaking out against the escalating violence in France, marchers used the occasion as an opportunity to bombard police with Molotov cocktails and burning flares in extraordinary scenes on Sunday.
  • Paris climate treaty dead

    03/18/2017 5:36:23 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 47 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 18, 2017 | Lorrie Goldstein
    While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will never admit it, the 2015 Paris climate treaty Canada signed with great fanfare died last week.It died because of the release of U.S. President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget plan.While Trump has to get it through the U.S. Congress, which means parts of it are unlikely to survive, his clear intention to gut U.S. climate change policy by dismantling the Environmental Protection Agency spells the death knell for the Paris treaty.Trump is proposing deeper cuts to the EPA than any other government agency, reducing its $8.2 billion budget by 31%, laying off 19% of its...
  • 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.
  • Today's Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) - 3.18.2017

    03/18/2017 4:49:07 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 4 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 3.18.2017 | David Blackmon
    Hey, Angie, how ’bout paying your bills?: President Trump met with Angela Merkel on Friday, in what observers described as a “tense” meeting. Gosh, wonder why? Reportedly, the President pressed the German Chancellor about the need for her wealthy country to actually pay its dues to NATO, which it has been under-paying for basically as long as that organization has existed. Shockingly, the Chancellor announced during their joint presser afterwards that she is now suddenly committed to doing that. Turns out, somebody just had to ask. Or more likely, demand, which would explain the “tenseness”.
  • 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......
  • Paris IMF letter bomb injures one employee

    03/16/2017 5:59:37 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    bbc ^ | 3-16-17
    The IMF employee received hand and face injuries, and staff were evacuated. IMF director Christine Lagarde condemned the "cowardly act of violence" against IMF staff.
  • Trump Is Right (Gay Paree)

    02/25/2017 3:05:40 PM PST · by OddLane · 6 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | February 25, 2017 | Gerard Perry s
    Of European cities which have been irrevocably transformed by mass migration from the Muslim world, Paris does not rank at the top of the list. A quarter of its population isn’t Muslim, like the gang-infested, crime-ridden former port city of Marseille, nor a fifth, like the jihadist hotbed of Roubaix. However, the outraged reaction of Francois Hollande, the lame duck prime minister of France, to President Trump’s remarks at CPAC is laughable when you consider the fact that officials in Paris have had to erect an 8 ft. wall of reinforced glass in order to protect that city’s most recognizable...
  • French President Fires Back At Trump Over Paris Comments

    02/25/2017 10:26:29 AM PST · by amorphous · 70 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 25 Feb 2017 | Tyler
    One day after president Trump remarked in a speech at a conference that a friend thought "Paris is no longer Paris" after attacks by Islamist militants, French President Francois Hollande fired back at Donald Trump on Saturday. During a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, Trump repeated his criticism of Europe's handling of attacks by Islamist militants saying a friend "Jim" no longer wanted to take his family to Paris. Hollande said Trump should show support for U.S. allies. "There is terrorism and we must fight it together. I think that it is never good to show...
  • Paris Tourism Falls 1.5 Million in 2016 after Terror Fears, Costs Economy €1.3 Billion

    02/22/2017 8:00:52 AM PST · by davikkm · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | NICK HALLETT
    Paris and the surrounding region lost 1.5 million tourists on 2016 as visitors, especially from the Far East, stay away due to ongoing terror fears. According to the Comité Regional du Tourisme, the Paris Ile-de-France region also lost 1.3 billion euros in tourist income, while the number of nights spent by foreign visitors in the region’s hotels also fell by 10.8 per cent. Some sights in particular “have suffered deeply from the lack of tourists and cancellations by school groups”, the committee says, including the Arc de triomphe which saw a 24 per cent drop in visitors. The Louvre museum,...
  • Paris region loses 1.5 million tourists over terror fears

    02/21/2017 9:44:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 21 February 2017 12:00 CET+01:00
    Tourism in the greater Paris region Île-de-France has been hit hard by terror fears, the latest figures show. But it’s turning around. “In total, in 2016, hotel owners in Île-de-France welcomed 1.5 million fewer French and international tourists compared to 2015,” the Regional Tourism Committee reported on Tuesday. While the average number of tourists visiting the region has only decreased by 0.8 percent, the drop was particularly sharp among some countries more than others. There were 21.5 percent fewer Chinese tourists setting down their suitcases in the Paris region, and 41.2 percent fewer tourists from Japan checking in to hotels...
  • PARIS ON FIRE: Riots reach capital's centre TONIGHT - buildings set ablaze & cops attacked

    02/15/2017 9:04:51 PM PST · by detective · 45 replies
    The Express ^ | Feb 15, 2017 | Peter Allen
    Officers were forced to unleash tear-gas on angry crowds as buildings and rubbish bins were set on fire around the Barbes Metro station, which is just around the corner from the Eurostar hub at Gare du Nord.   As fire crews went in to extinguish the blazes, lines of riot police were attacked, and shops were looted.  A policeman at the scene said: “Windows have been smashed and officers attacked.   “Small groups of protestors wearing hoods to hide their identities are causing trouble and then running away.
  • French police flees from hordes of rioting migrants in Paris

    02/15/2017 10:36:01 AM PST · by wtd · 45 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/15/2017 | Voice of Europe
    Voice of Europe video tweet: French police flees from hordes of rioting migrants in Paris
  • PARIS ERUPTS IN VIOLENCE: Many Streets Are NO-GO ZONES as Five Suburbs in Flames

    02/14/2017 11:29:32 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 120 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Tue, Feb 14, 2017 | Siobhan McFayden
    POLICE in Paris are struggling to cope with the fall out from a plague of riots which have kicked off in the city’s northern suburbs. Five large areas have been reduced to no go areas for the past five nights as masked men cause mayhem on the streets. Now there are fears the fall out from allegations of police brutality could spread all over the country as unrest in the city grows. Residents have been on lockdown as armed police tried to tackle the rioters who have caused millions of pounds of damage. The areas of Aulnay-Sous-Bois, Aulnay, Argenteuil, Bobigny...