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  • Last Paris attacks suspect sentenced to 20 years over Brussels shootout

    04/23/2018 9:59:02 AM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies
    msn.com ^ | 4/23/2018 | Matthieu DEMEESTERE and Clement ZAMPA
    A Belgian court on Monday sentenced the sole surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, to 20 years in prison on terror charges over a bloody gun battle with police in Brussels days before his capture in 2016. Abdeslam's co-defendant Sofiane Ayari received the same sentence after the pair were convicted of terrorism-related attempted murder over the shootout in which four police officers were wounded. Judges at the court in Brussels said that "there can be no doubt about their commitment to radicalism" as they handed down the maximum jail term demanded by Belgian prosecutors at the trial in...
  • Watch: Students at Paris occupation caused thousands of euros worth of damage

    04/21/2018 1:10:35 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    http://www.euronews.com/ ^ | 4/21/18 | Emma Beswick
    Watch: Students at Paris occupation caused thousands of euros worth of damage, says university presidentProtesters caused hundreds of thousands of euros in damage during an occupation of the Pierre Mendès-France Center at Paris' Pantheon-Sorbonne University, according to its President Georges Haddad. "I have trouble describing it (the site)," Haddad told CNews on April 17. "I am dismayed by the state of the centre, a real shambles. Violence, drugs, sex itself. I've been told that and I think it's true, things are happening that are shameful." Students and activists started the occupation on March 26 and were cleared out in the...
  • Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes rips gun protest

    03/27/2018 6:52:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 27, 2018 9:45 AM EDT
    A rock musician who survived a terrorist attack in Paris says the Florida school shooting survivors who called for gun control during the March for Our Lives in Washington are “pathetic.” In a series of Instagram posts over the weekend that were later deleted, Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes said the students were “exploiting” the deaths. …
  • The Paris Climate Accords Are Looking More and More Like Fantasy

    03/27/2018 5:31:09 AM PDT · by Tenacious 1 · 12 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/25/18 | David Wallace-Wells
    Remember Paris? It was not even two years ago that the celebrated climate accords were signed — defining two degrees of global warming as a must-meet target and rallying all the world’s nations to meet it — and the returns are already dispiritingly grim. This week, the International Energy Agency announced that carbon emissions grew 1.7 percent in 2017, after an ambiguous couple of years optimists hoped represented a leveling off, or peak; instead, we’re climbing again. Even before the new spike, not a single major industrial nation was on track to fulfill the commitments it made in the Paris...
  • Murder of elderly woman in Paris probed as anti-Semitic

    03/26/2018 11:21:30 AM PDT · by GraceG · 11 replies
    Fox 5 NY ^ | Fox 5
    <p>FOX5NY - French authorities say the killing of an elderly Jewish woman in Paris is being investigated as an anti-Semitic murder. The woman, identified in French media as Mireille Knoll, was stabbed at least 11 times and her body was set on fire.</p>
  • Strikes in France disrupt rail, air service in opening shot against Macron’s labor plans

    03/22/2018 11:12:43 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Mar 2018 | James McAuley
    PARIS — Railway workers and air traffic controllers led strikes across France on Thursday, opening a bitter showdown over labor overhauls sought by French President Emmanuel Macron. The strikes — which disrupted travel across the country — signal a critical test for Macron as his government seeks to challenge France’s tightly controlled public-sector labor markets in attempts to stimulate a stagnant economy. Macron faced only minimal resistance to the first wave of workplace changes last fall, and unemployment figures have already begun to drop. But France’s powerful public sector, which employs more than 5 million people, is putting its foot...
  • FRANCE, the West, and The Resurrection of the FAITH

    03/21/2018 10:49:58 AM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | Spring 2017 | Joseph Pearce
    As history demonstrates, in France as elsewhere, the Church is always rising from the dead because the gates of Hell cannot prevail against her... It’s not that secularism is dead...It isn’t (like the poor it is always with us). It is simply that it does not have the power to defeat the forces of Christendom... “A few years ago,” Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, “I started to realize something. Whenever I was less than five minutes early for Mass, I had to go to the overflow room, and I would typically have to step over people sitting on the floor to get there....
  • 'The Pretty Women of Paris': Prostitutes pose for photos in 19th Century handbook [tr]

    03/19/2018 5:48:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2018 | Chris Pleasance
    With clients that included princes, artists and a future King of England, these are the women who ruled Paris from their bed. Fascinating pictures reveal the prostitutes who featured in 'The Pretty Women of Paris' - the nineteenth century directory for the French capital's best courtesans and brothels. Published in 1883 and limited to 169 copies, the notorious guide listed the names of the city's most famous scarlet women - along with their addresses, qualities and faults.
  • France to sue Google and Apple for 'abusive business practices'

    03/14/2018 10:21:48 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    EuroNews ^ | March 14, 2018 | Natalie Huet
    French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire says it's "unacceptable" that Google and Apple unilaterally impose prices and other contractual terms on software developers, and that this is hurting France's startups. Le Maire predicted the tech giants could face sanctions amounting to millions of euros, according to AFP. It’s not the first time the French government clashes with Google. It has repeatedly criticised the company for paying little tax in France by transferring its revenues to a subsidiary in Ireland, where taxes are much lower. Wednesday's move comes amid growing fears of an international trade war pitting the United States against...
  • Street Traffic on the Champs-Élysées, Paris 120 Years Ago

    03/12/2018 2:54:58 PM PDT · by NRx · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 03-11-2018 | Guy Jones
    A short film clip shot during the summer of 1898 in Paris. In French the era was known as the Belle Epoque. In America we called it the Gay 90's (before the corruption of the English language).
  • France Debates How to Pay for Saving Crumbling Cathedrals

    02/23/2018 6:22:32 PM PST · by marshmallow · 47 replies
    Market Place ^ | 2/22/18 | John Laurenson
    Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral is in a dismal state of disrepair and needs $70 million for urgent renovations, according to Michel Picaud, head of Friends of Notre Dame de Paris. One possible solution for the famous church and other religious monuments is to ask patrons to pay an entrance fee, but so far the Church has been against that. Taking a tour of the decrepit parts of the cathedral (its construction began in the 1100s), is a long, breathtaking and dispiriting experience. Around the back of the cathedral, Picaud points to a collection of stones – including finely worked pinnacles...
  • France First! 28 year old Marion Maréchal-Le Pen speaks at CPAC

    02/23/2018 12:23:51 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 21 replies
    YouTube Video ^ | Feb 22, 2018 | Marion Marechal Le Pen
    I came here today to tell you there is a youth ready for this fight in Europe today.
  • Macron says he won’t recognize Palestine in response to Trump’s Jerusalem move

    01/25/2018 7:11:38 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 1/24/18 | Jacob Magid
    French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that he would not recognize Palestine as an independent state as a reaction to US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “I will not take any decision in reaction to any decision,” Macron told reporters in response to a Times of Israel question on the potential recognition of a Palestinian state.
  • My occupations for you are endless

    01/22/2018 1:07:10 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    My occupations for you are endless so don't box yourself in, just allow my spirit to lead you into each pasture of revelation knowledge with out fear of reprisal or resistance for as I AM in and through you nothing can ever harm your life in Me . Allow me to flow freely as you saturate yourself in My word daily so that you understand completely just what it is I plan to accomplish through you . There is no need to confide in the Ephod for I AM your complete armor and eyes for now as you trust me...
  • Paris rolls out 'on demand bus stops' in bid to fight sexual harassment

    01/22/2018 6:56:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 22 January 2018 14:58 CET+01:00 | Evie Burrows-Taylor
    The Paris authorities have announced new measures to tackle the scourge of sexual harassment and abuse on the city’s public transport system. It’s a problem many, many people in Paris are familiar with. And now President of the greater Paris region of Île-de- France and leader of the greater Paris region of Île-de-France, Valerie Pecresse, is determined to put a stop to it. From February, the city will experiment a new measures which will allow people on certain buses the chance to hop off at night even when the vehicle isn’t at a designated stop. The measure, which Pecresse said...
  • Archbishop Michel Aupetit: Paris’ New Pro-Life Champion

    01/21/2018 11:36:44 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 1 replies
    NC Register ^ | Jan 8, 2017 | John M. Grondelski
    Paris now has a vigorous new pro-life advocate for its archbishop! Archbishop Aupetit, 66, was something of a “late vocation” (if you only count the priesthood as a vocation): He was ordained at age 44, after a previous vocation as a medical doctor. He practiced medicine from 1979 to 1990 and taught bioethics until 2006. His book, L’Embryon, Quells Enjeux? (The Embryo: What Are the Stakes? Paris: Éditions Salvator, 2008) is a vigorous defense of the unborn child. Archbishop Aupetit is very much a Renaissance man: As he notes in his book, “We have tried to visit the different domains...
  • 'We risk our lives for €1.5k a month': French prisons on edge over radicalized inmates

    01/16/2018 4:43:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 16 January 2018 15:26 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    Assaults by inmates linked to Islamic extremism prompted a second day of strikes by prison guards across France on Tuesday, casting a spotlight on the challenges of handling radicalized prisoners. The attacks come as French officials test a range of preventive measures after a string of jihadist attacks over the past two years that have left more than 240 people dead. Some of those responsible were involved in Islamist networks in jail. They include Cherif Kouachi, one of the gunmen who attacked satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January 2015, and his friend Amedy Coulibaly, who killed four at a Jewish...
  • French Leftists Complain Their Children Cannot Succeed In ‘Diverse’ Paris District Schools

    01/20/2018 10:58:23 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-20-2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    Leftist parents living in the heavily-migrant populated 18th arrondissement of Paris are finding themselves conflicted, as they want “diversity” yet complain that the schools in their “diverse” district are failing. For many years, leftist couples have moved from the expensive centre of Paris to the heavily-migrant populated district, and now that they have children they have found the “mixed” schools in the areas to be substandard. Indeed, schools in the area have become known as “ghetto schools” and many French now attempt to move their children elsewhere, French newspaper Liberation reports. The paper, which conducted an investigation into the issue,...
  • Subway drivers REFUSE to stop at several stations in Paris because of huge rise in violent crime

    01/16/2018 12:06:57 PM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 16, 2018 | Julian Robinson
    Subway drivers are refusing to stop at some stations in Paris because of a surge in violent crime at some stops, it has emerged. Frightened drivers say they are not calling at certain stations in the French capital's north east in order to 'protect passengers' and themselves. Some stations are increasingly being used by crack dealers, they say, with Marx Dormoy on line 12 and Marcadet-Poissonniers on lines 12 and 4 said to be among the worst hit.
  • Kosher store near Paris hit by arson attack on anniversary of Jewish supermarket shooting

    01/09/2018 9:12:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 9 January 2018 13:09 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local (Ben McPartland)
    A suspected arson attack that burnt down a French kosher grocery store near Paris on Tuesday has revived anti-Semitism fears in France, three years to the day since a deadly assault on a Jewish supermarket by a jihadist gunman.A suspected arson attack on a French kosher grocery store has revived anti-Semitism fears. The incident took place in Créteil to the south east of Paris in France’s Val-de-Marne department. The fire at the store Promo & Destock in Mont-Mesly in Créteil was signaled to the authorities at around 5 am on Tuesday morning. One or more of the individuals involved in...