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  • Trump to make Paris visit in November to mark 100 years since end of WWI

    08/19/2018 1:12:26 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    The Local France ^ | 17 Aug 2018
    US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he will be visiting Paris on November 11th in honour of the centenary of the end of WWI. Trump who had planned to organise a military parade in November in Washington announced Friday that he would travel to Paris for the commemoration of the end of the First World War. The US president made the announcement on Twitter (see below) on Friday afternoon at the same as criticizing local politicians in Washington who he said were asking for too much money for the parade. "Never let anyone take you hostage!" he wrote....
  • Eco-friendly open-air urinals cause uproar in Paris

    08/14/2018 7:49:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 66 replies
    An attempt by officials in Paris to tackle public urination by installing open-air urinals, or "uritrottoirs," has outraged some residents of the French capital. The new urinals, housed in flower boxes, aren't subtle -- they're fully exposed on street corners, are painted bright red and have nearby signs advertising their presence. Officials say the urinals are eco-friendly -- they will harness nutrients in waste to produce compost for parks and gardens. According to the statement, one year of a person's urine holds enough nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium to fertilize 400 square meters of wheat. However, these features have done little...
  • Paris pollution: 'Like smoking 183 cigarettes a year'

    08/10/2018 5:37:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 10 August 2018 15:27 CEST+02:00
    The air pollution in Paris is so bad that visiting the city for a long weekend means you have as good as smoked two cigarettes and those living in the city smoke the equivalent of 183 a year, a new study reveals. […] “When air pollution is bad, we are told to avoid eating or exercising outside,” Transport & Environment’s Jens Müller said. “But walking around cities and eating on restaurant terraces is what city breaks are all about. Right now, tourists, including kids, are more or less forced to smoke, in terms of the health impacts.” However, the French...
  • French rappers brawl in Paris airport, disrupting flights

    08/02/2018 9:27:47 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/02/18
    A punch-up between two rival French rappers that descended into a mass brawl in the departure lounge of Paris’ Orly airport on Wednesday forced the brief closure of one terminal and caused flight delays. Some passengers scurried for safety while others took videos on their cell phones as rappers Booba and Kaaris and their minders swung punches and lashed out with kicks and crashed through cosmetics stands in a duty-free shop, videos on social media showed. A border police spokesman said the two artists had been arrested along with nine others from their entourages. ADP, which manages Orly, said...
  • France World Cup violence ERUPTS: 2 dead as riots break out in Paris - MILLION on streets

    07/16/2018 8:40:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 07/16/2018 | Laura Mowat
    FRENCH riot police were called in to combat violence in France as riots erupted on streets and left two fans dead hours after their football team won the World Cup in Russia. Celebrations turned to chaos in France with riots and looting as millions of French fans had been celebrating their team’s 4-2 victory over Croatia in the World Cup final. More than 500 people were arrested during the evening after the win and around 100,000 police officers were out on the streets as well as 44,000 firefighters. In the southeast city of Annecy, police reported a 50-year-old man died...
  • France: A Second Jihad in the Bataclan?

    07/15/2018 5:50:37 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | 7/15/2018 | Guy Millière
    "The French Suicide" ("Le suicide français") is a book published by the author Éric Zemmour in October 2014. Just one year later, on November 13, 2015 in Paris, a horror took place at the Bataclan Theater, when three terrorists fired into the crowd during a concert, murdered 130 people, and injured 413. Some of the victims had been tortured. The French population reacted as usual: shock and horror quickly gave way to resignation and submission. Flowers, candles and teddy bears were placed at the scene of the attacks. The government promised to act, but did almost nothing. A ceremony was...
  • 58 French Dioceses Have No Ordinations This Year

    07/07/2018 3:43:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 7/4/18 | Staff Reporter
    Traditionalist priests now account for 20 per cent of ordinations in FranceThe number of new ordinations in France has fallen this year, from 133 in 2017 to 114. According to figures from La Croix, 82 of these new priests are diocesan, while the rest are members of various orders and societies of apostolic life. Paris and Bordeaux are the dioceses with most ordinations – six each – however, this still marks a considerable decline for Paris, which had 10 in 2017 and 11 in 2016. Lyon, Versailles and Fréjus-Toulon follow with five each, then Evry with four. However, a total...
  • Paris attacks suspect linked to horrific pilot killing by ISIS

    07/06/2018 8:36:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.fr ^ | 6 July 2018 17:08 CEST+02:00
    A suspect in the Paris and Brussels terror attacks has been identified by Belgian police as having been among a group of ISIS extremists who burned a Jordanian pilot alive in a cage. Osama Krayem, a Swede of Syrian origin, has been held in Belgium since 2016 and could face war crimes charges over the murder of Maaz al-Kassasbeh, whose grisly death was filmed and put online in an incident that came to symbolise some of the worst excesses of ISIS. Krayem is suspected of playing a key role in the jihadist cell behind the attacks in Paris, which killed...
  • In Iran, the armed revolt is starting

    07/01/2018 8:47:07 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 1,2018 | Monica Showalter
    Apparently the mullahs and their goon squads were in for a surprise when on Sunday, someone opened fire on them in Khorramshahr, 400 miles southwest of Tehran, as they rolled in to shut down a protest over locals getting poisoned by untreated water. It's an area with a large Arabic population out near the Iraqi border. The gunfire came back at them. Mowing down is now going two ways, and it's clear the regime is scared - their official state media said the protestors only threw stones and garbage. Well, no. There's a spectacular, well-shot video on Twitter here, showing...
  • Paris - Then and the slum it is now

    06/30/2018 3:27:38 PM PDT · by plain talk · 44 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jul 16, 2017 | Myke D
    Old video on Youtube. It is short and worth a quick look.
  • Paris responds to homophobic graffiti by making 'rainbow crossings' permanent

    06/28/2018 6:14:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 28 June 2018 10:39 CEST+02:00
    Rainbow pedestrian crossings painted on roads in the Marais district of Paris for Saturday’s Gay Pride march will become a permanent feature, the city’s mayor has decided after one of them was tagged with homophobic graffiti. Several pedestrian crossings had been decorated the rainbow colors of the LGBT movement in preparation for the annual Gay Pride march that will take place in Paris on Saturday. But some people obviously took offense to the move, and one of the crossings had been painted over with homophobic insults daubed on the road. The words “LGBT out of France” were painted on the...
  • French riot police clear 1,000 migrants from Paris makeshift camp.....

    05/30/2018 8:07:02 AM PDT · by caww · 27 replies
    theguardian ^ | 5/29/2018 | Angelique Chrisafis
    Many who had been sleeping rough are from Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea... riot police have cleared more than 1,000 migrants and refugees from one of the largest makeshift camps in Paris, where they had been sleeping rough for months...More than 2,000 migrants and refugees had been sleeping on pavements under bridges and canals in northern Paris. At about 6am, riot police arrived at the largest of the camps, where more than 1,700 people have been sleeping under a motorway bridge along canal Saint-Denis...The interior ministry said people would be housed in temporary shelter while their documents and administrative situation were...
  • Ivanka Comes to Serena Williams's Defense After 'Ridiculous' Ranking Because of Maternity Leave (tr)

    05/29/2018 7:15:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 28, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Serena Williams was the No. 1 tennis player in the world in January of last year. She had just beaten big sister Venus to win the Australian Open for a seventh time. Oh, and she did it while being 8 weeks pregnant. It was an incredible feat. Yet, Serena's pregnancy, which obviously kept her off the professional tennis circuit for months, is now the reason she has fallen to No. 453 in the world. She is making her comeback grand slam debut at this month's French Open in Paris. But, because her maternity leave prevented her from competing for awhile,...
  • Is France Really an Ally of the United States?

    05/13/2018 8:27:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 150 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | May 13, 2018 | Guy Millière
    No-go zones are growing rapidly in the suburbs of all of France's main cities. Shanty towns built by illegal migrants from Africa and the Middle East have sprung up in parts of Marseilles and Paris in the last few years. Islamization is everywhere. In hundreds of mosques, imams deliver fiery anti-Western speeches. Churches are vandalized. The number of rapes is rapidly increasing. Groups of veiled women roam the streets and insult the "immodest", unveiled, women. Macron's most important project since he was elected has been the creation of new Islamic institutions destined to adapt France to Islam -- not to...
  • Paris attacker born in Chechnya, was on radicalism database

    05/13/2018 7:49:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2018 7:26 AM | Angela Charlton
    The man behind a deadly knife attack in central Paris was born in Chechnya and had been on police radar for radicalism, and his parents have been detained for questioning, French authorities said Sunday. Counterterrorism investigators are working to determine whether the man who stabbed five people in a busy neighborhood in the heart of the French capital Saturday night had any help. The attacker killed a 29-year-old man and wounded four others, before being shot by police. Among the injured was a 34-year-old man from Luxembourg, the foreign ministry of the small country north of France said in a...
  • Attacker yells 'Allahu Akbar,' stabs five in Paris before police take him down

    05/12/2018 4:42:27 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/12/18 | Steve Almasy and Eva Tapiero
    The person who stabbed five people in Paris on Saturday night, killing one, yelled the Arabic phrase "Allahu Akbar," meaning "God is great," during the attack, city prosecutor François Molins told reporters at the scene. Four people were wounded during the Saturday night knife attack in the touristy 2nd arrondissement, or district, of Paris. Two of the victims were gravely wounded and two others were lightly injured, police said The attacker, who French President Emmanuel Macron called a terrorist, is dead, according to police. The media wing of ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement published online. The...
  • Suspected stabbing attack in Paris

    05/12/2018 3:41:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/5/18
    One person was killed in a stabbing attack in the Opera district of central Paris Saturday night. At least eight people were stabbed in the attack, and one victim is reported dead. At least two of the victims are reported to be in serious condition and are receiving first aid. Eyewitnesses told police that the stabber shouted, "Allahu Akhbar!" during the attack. Police forces eliminated the stabber, and are investigating the incident. According to a report by the BBC, witnesses said police officers initially attempted to neutralize the attacker with a stun-gun, but after it failed officers fired two rounds...
  • Paris stabbing leaves 1 dead, 4 injured; suspect fatally shot by police

    05/12/2018 3:38:43 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    CBS ^ | 12 May 2018 | JUSTIN CARISSIMO
    Authorities say a knife-wielding man stabbed several people in Paris on Saturday before he was shot and killed by police. The incident took place near the city's famous opera house. Local police say least four people were wounded -- two severely and two with minor injuries -- and at least one victim was killed in the attack. Police have not yet revealed the suspect's identity. His motive is currently unclear. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said Saturday, based on testimonies, the attacker shouted "Allahu Akbar," which is Arabic for "Allah is the Greatest." The investigation has been has been handed to...
  • At least one dead in central Paris stabbing

    05/12/2018 1:32:53 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 12, 2018 | Megan Cerullo
    A madman with a knife attacked people—seemingly at random—in a busy section of Paris Saturday before he was fatally gunned down by police, BFM TV reported. At least one person died and eight others were wounded in the attack, carried out near the Palais Garnier opera house, according to Le Parisien. "I just saw the man knifing random people," wrote Twitter user Esohe Denise Odaro. A police spokesperson confirmed the stabbing. "Attack in the Second Arrondissement of Paris by an individual armed with a knife, attacker brought under control by the police service. More information to follow."
  • LIVE - Thousands Of Antifa In Paris Street Now

    05/01/2018 7:40:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/01/18
    Paris looks like a h@ll hole.  Soros Antifa goons are tearing it up.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cf9nOtVso1A