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  • Slovakia won't send anyone to Marrakesh [U.N. Migration Compact]

    12/09/2018 7:00:44 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Slovakia Spectator ^ | December 5, 2018 | Spectator staff
    Slovakia will not have a representative at the December 10 UN meeting in Marrakesh where the Migration Compact will be signed. Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini stated this as a final decision, given that the cabinet approved the parliamentary resolution about the Marrakesh Pact on December 5. At the same time, the prime minister indicated he will send a letter with Slovakia's comments on the document. The Migration Compact has been at the centre of the conflict between the ruling coalition Smer and Slovak National Party (SNS) and the Smer-nominated Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajăák. The minister defended the compact and insisted...
  • Theresa May’s Brexit Deal Is Going Down In Flame ... And She Might Follow It

    12/09/2018 6:40:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/09/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Back around Thanksgiving, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May was putting a sunny face on the “final” Brexit deal she had managed to push through the European Union Parliament, saying she was confident that she could get it approved back home and bring an end to this tumultuous process. Unfortunately, she seemed to be very nearly the only one expressing such a positive view. The British press was quick to jump on the fact Parliament was almost uniformly against it, though for differing reasons. The Remain contingent wasn’t about to approve any deal because they don’t want to leave the...
  • Macron plans 'important announcements' after fourth week of protests

    12/09/2018 5:23:47 PM PST · by mdittmar · 27 replies
    UPI ^ | 12/9/2018 | UPI
    Dec. 9 (UPI) -- More than 1,000 people were arrested during another weekend of protests in France, as President Emmanuel Macron plans to hold talks with business leaders and trade unions Monday. France's Interior Ministry said 1,723 people were taken in for questioning, 1,220 were taken into custody and 135 were injured over the weekend as "gilets jaunes" or "yellow jacket" demonstrators took to the streets for a fourth weekend in protest of rising living costs, elimination of the "fortune tax" and a lack of government effort to address inequality, CNN reported.Following the meetings Monday, Macron is expected deliver an...
  • Pro-LGBT Catholic Prof: Many German Bishops Don’t Believe Homosexual Acts Are Wrong

    12/09/2018 5:47:29 PM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/5/18 | Maike Hickson
    December 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A Catholic German ethics professor calls Cardinal Müller's recent remarks on homosexuality “unbearable” and claims that, just as the Church's teaching on the death penalty has changed, the teaching on homosexuality is also open to change. Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), has been under constant sharp criticism since his 21 November interview with LifeSiteNews, in which he had drawn a link between homosexuality and clerical sex abuse. Several prominent Catholics – among them Father Klaus Mertes, Father Ansgar Wucherpfennig, General Vicar Klaus Pfeffer –...
  • What the Liberal Media Didn't Tell You About the Looting in Paris

    12/09/2018 3:15:00 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 9, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    This week, we have seen how the networks avoided the connection of Les Gilet Jaunes or Yellow Vest protests in Paris to the global warming ideology promoted by French President Emmanuel Macron (which led him to impose a fuel tax that he was forced to back away from). However, another bit of misreporting from much of the mainstream media involves properly identifying who it is during these Yellow Vest protests that are doing the looting and desecration of monuments with graffiti.  Fortunately we have an alternative Canadian news source, The Rebel, which has reported from Paris on who the perpetrators are....
  • France calls for new global coalition of ‘goodwill powers’

    09/28/2018 2:48:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 28, 2018 4:41 PM EDT | Collin Binkley
    France’s leaders proposed a new alliance of “goodwill powers” on Friday in an attempt to revive the type of global diplomacy that they say is being jeopardized by the United States, Russia and other countries that favor unilateralism over cooperation. French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced the plan during a speech at Harvard University, suggesting that Europe should align itself with countries like India, Australia, Mexico and other “powerful democracies” that share a commitment to multilateralism. His speech described an erosion of the brand of diplomacy that brought nations together following World War II and led to the...
  • Yet another mess in the making in Mali? [Op-Ed]

    01/15/2013 10:09:01 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2013 | Gwynne Dyer
    Nobody would like to know the answer to that more than the French. But they must keep the Afghanistan example in mind Those days are over,” said France’s President Francois Hollande last month, when asked if French forces would intervene in the war between Islamist insurgents who have seized the northern half of Mali and the Government in Bamako. But the days in question weren't over for very long. Last Friday France sent a squadron of fighter-bombers to the West African country to stop the Islamist fighters from taking over the capital. “We are making air raids the whole time”,...
  • Coalition forces vow to obliterate ISIS in Raqqa (TR)

    03/24/2017 9:09:37 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 7 replies
    SUN ^ | 24 Mar 17 | Unknown
    A MASSIVE offensive to seize ISIS “capital” in Syria is set to begin within days – with Coalition forces vowing to “rid the world of the scourge that is ISIS”. French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the battle to recapture Raqqa from the evil terror clan was likely to start in the coming day after Coalition forces encircled the city. It comes just two days after ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in Westminster in which four people were murdered by maniac Khalid Masood. And US-backed forces are reported to be trying to capture Karama, a major village east...
  • France in talks with Egypt for new corvette sale: diplomat

    07/26/2015 6:32:45 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | July 25 2015
    Egypt is in talks with France to buy two more naval corvettes, a French diplomat said Saturday, as Paris's Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visited Cairo in an African tour. French shipbuilder DCNS had already signed a contract estimated at one billion euros ($1.1 billion) to supply four Gowind-class corvettes to Egypt, which also became the first country to purchase French Rafale jets. Le Drian, whose government has developed close ties with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, met the leader and his defence minister on Saturday morning. "There is a bid for two more corvettes; the discussions are ongoing," the...
  • Need a Fighter Jet to Drop Nukes, No Questions Asked? Buy French

    09/21/2016 4:52:07 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 21, 2016 | ROBERT BECKHUSEN
    India is on the verge of signing a deal with France for 36 Dassault Rafale fighter jets, likely when French defense minister Jean-Yves le Drian arrives in New Delhi later this week. The jets may end up lugging nuclear bombs, as officials told The Indian Express this month that the jets are “to be used as an airborne strategic delivery system.” That’s a polite way of saying India’s jets could drop nukes — one mission which Dassault specifically designed the multi-role Rafale to do. There’s also precedent here, as France previously sold and supplied spare parts for India’s Mirage 2000s, which are...
  • France and Germany to share military facilities and aircraft

    10/05/2016 6:59:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 05 Oct 2016 08:41 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    Germany and France announced plans Tuesday to share an air base and transport planes as part of a military shakeup in the wake of Britain’s vote to quit the European Union. The two countries signed an agreement with a view to sharing C-130J Super Hercules military transport planes, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in Paris. His German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen, in Paris to sign the deal, told reporters both countries wanted to have the new arrangement in place by 2021. …
  • Mali: France pointed against al-Qaeda

    09/26/2012 9:55:01 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 4 replies
    Le Figaro ^ | September 24, 2012 | Isabelle Lasserre
    Paris and its allies are working on an intervention to rid the region of the terrorist threat. The principle of military action against AQIM (al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) is now established. The capitals of numerous countries are actively working to develop a politico-military strategy intended to rid the region of the terrorist threat. Because it is targeted by AQIM, France is at the forefront of future operation, which will be composed of the backbone forces of ECOWAS, the Economic Community of West Africa. Bogged down in Afghanistan for over ten years, their budget strained, the French army were warned...
  • France Sells Egypt 24 Rafale Fighter Jets

    02/16/2015 8:20:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    inn ^ | 2/16/15 | Ben Ariel
    France on Monday signed an agreement with Egypt for the first foreign sale of its Rafale fighter jet, in a deal that will boost Cairo’s military as it tackles jihadists, AFP reported. Paris hopes the 5.2 billion euro ($5.9 billion) deal for 24 Rafale fighters to be delivered later this year will prompt others to snap up its latest combat jet. For Egypt, the agreement is a show of support for President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who overthrew his Islamist predecessor in 2013 and wants to break a U.S. monopoly over Egypt’s arms supplies. In October of 2013, three months after Islamist...
  • ANALYSIS: Dassault sets sights on further Rafale sales

    06/15/2017 4:49:07 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    FLIGHTGLOBAL.COM ^ | 06/15/2017 | CRAIG HOYLE
    Although its Falcon business jet unit is enduring something of an orders slump, Dassault Aviation’s defence arm is enjoying a bumper time with its Rafale multirole fighter, with production already assured through at least the middle of the next decade. Recent boosts to the programme include a French commitment to launch an F4 operating standard of the jet; confirmation of a long-planned Indian order; and numerous other prospects to add to its list of export buyers. Announced earlier this year under a deal with France's DGA defence procurement agency, the Rafale's F4 evolution will build on its so-called "omnirole" capabilities....
  • Next-Gen. Rafale F4 to Fly in 2023 (French fighter)

    03/23/2017 7:45:03 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 36 replies
    Defense Update ^ | Mar 23, 2017 | Tamir Eshel
    Addressing the growing domestic and international demand for the French fighter aircraft, Dassault and the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) will soon begin a six-year development phase of the next-generation Rafale F4. The French Minister of Defense, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, authorized the start of development of the next generation variant of the Rafale. The aircraft will introduce new capacities empowered by the modern missile and engine technologies. The new variant will follow the Rafale F3-R currently in development and scheduled to complete the qualification testing next year. Dassault now produces Rafales to fulfill French orders for 180 aircraft, along...
  • Argentina Negotiates with France to Buy 12 Combat Aircraft

    06/17/2016 6:18:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    La Nacion ^ | June 14, 2016
    Although it was recently phased out by France and Spain, its two European operators, the Dassault Mirage F-1C fighter remains an effective fighter, but its in-flight refueling capability could be seen as a potential threat to UK sovereignty over the Falkland Islands. (French AF photo) PARIS --- Argentina is negotiating with France to purchase 12 Mirage F-1 combat aircraft, and possibly Mirage 2000s, as well as engines to equip the twenty Pucarás that are currently grounded, Argentine Defense Minister Julio Martinez told La Nacion. Passing through Paris, where he came to attend the Eurosatory armaments exhibition, Martinez was today received...
  • White House pins blame on Hamas following deadly Gaza protests

    05/14/2018 3:30:39 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    aol ^ | May 14th 2018 | NIDAL AL-MUGHRABI AND JEFFREY HELLER
    Israeli troops shot dead dozens of Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border as the US opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem, a move that has fueled Palestinian anger and drawn foreign criticism that it undermines peace efforts. Palestinian Health Ministry officials said 55 protesters were killed and 2,700 injured either by live gunfire, tear gas or other means. The bloodshed drew calls for restraint from France and Britain, and stronger criticism from others, with Turkey calling it "a massacre". The White House declined to join in urging Israel to exercise restraint and pinned the blame on Gaza's Hamas group....
  • Morocco set to receive new frigate

    01/30/2014 11:27:44 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    IHS Jane's Defence Weekly ^ | 23 January 2014 | Victor Barreira
    The Royal Moroccan Navy will take possession of its FREMM frigate on 30 January. (DCNS) The Royal Moroccan Navy is scheduled to commission its FREMM multimission frigate Mohammad VI (D 601) on 30 January 2014 in a ceremony to be held in Brest, France. The ceremony will be attended by Morocco's Prince Moulay Rachid, Inspector General of the Royal Moroccan Navy Vice Admiral Mohamed Laghmari, French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, and French Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Bernard Rogel. The ship will sail to Morocco about four weeks after it is commissioned. The ceremony was initially scheduled for 25...
  • Libya: Rising from the ashes of civil war to peace.

    12/13/2015 12:51:52 AM PST · by free_life · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 11, 2015 | Ibrahim F. Emmesh and Awad M. AbdulSadig
    We represent the two rival Libyan political houses, and we are proud to announce that we have just reached a long sought-after agreement to finally end the political impasse that has plagued our resource-rich nation since Gaddafi's overthrow. The two parties to the agreement - the Tripoli-based General National Congress (GNC) and the House of Representatives - are establishing a government of national unity based upon the principals of Franklin Roosevelt's and Winston Churchill's 1941 Act of the Right of Nations to Self-Determination. The Roosevelt-Churchill doctrine, based on the principles of equal rights and fair equality of opportunity, states that...
  • French Carrier Strike Group to Deploy to Eastern Mediterranean with Largest Airwing Ever

    11/17/2015 5:25:03 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 16 November 2015
    While the French Navy Carrier Strike Group (CSG) was originally planned to deploy to the Persian Gulf, plan has now changed. Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, French President Hollande announced today that the Charles de Gaulle nuclear-powered aircraft carrier would leave its base on Thursday to deploy to the Eastern Mediteranean. Navy Recognition understands that the air wing will be larger than usual. In the meantime French and American defence officials agreed to increase their cooperation. The French Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier (CVN) Charles de Gaulle (R91) is expected to deploy with up to 34 aircraft on board. This...