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France Moves To Ban GMO Corn Cultivation, Harvesting
France Moves To Ban GMO Corn Cultivation, Harvesting By
France took a major step toward banning the cultivation and harvesting of genetically-modified corn within its borders on Tuesday. New legislation passed by France’s lower house, the National Assembly, would ban all strains of genetically-modified...
“Panda Diplomacy” And Trade Deals As Chinese President Visits Europe
“Panda Diplomacy” And Trade Deals As Chinese President Visits Europe By
BRUSSELS — Some political leaders know exactly how to attract the media’s attention. Chinese President Xi Jinping is no exception: for his first visit to Belgium last week, he asked Belgian authorities to see the pandas — Hao-Hao, a female, and Xing Hui, a...
France To Fight Roots Of Terrorism
France To Fight Roots Of Terrorism By
PARIS (AP) — To stop the stream of French youths pursuing jihad in Syria, France is preparing to try to tackle terrorism before it starts, by involving schools, parents and local Muslim leaders, The Associated Press has learned. This is part of a still-confidential plan...
Argentina Accuses US, UK Of Hypocrisy Over Crimea
Argentina Accuses US, UK Of Hypocrisy Over Crimea By
PARIS (AP) — Argentina’s president on Wednesday accused the U.S. and Britain of “double standards” if it doesn’t recognize Crimea as part of Russia. During a speech in Paris, Cristina Fernandez compared the referendum in the Black Sea peninsula...
Secularism On The Decline In France
Secularism On The Decline In France By
PARIS — When 34 percent of surveyed voters admit they agree with the ideas of a political movement that is protectionist, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and anti-Euro, France has a problem. France’s far-right political party, Front National, has surged in popularity over...
France Doubles Down On CAR Commitment After Hollande Visit
France Doubles Down On CAR Commitment After Hollande Visit By
French President Francois Hollande visited French troops deployed to the Central African Republic on Friday and met with the interim president of the troubled country, according news reports. Hollande held talks with President Catherine Samba Panza, addressed some of the...
Reflections In A College Reunion Book Evoke A Sense Of National Mediocrity
Reflections In A College Reunion Book Evoke A Sense Of National Mediocrity By
OWL’S HEAD, Maine—The pictures of President Obama and President Hollande of France, touring Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, “The Age of Mediocrity.” The contrast, between today’s two living presidents and that earlier epoch of French-US relations,...
Manifesto Of The Farmer Labor Association
Manifesto Of The Farmer Labor Association By
“Capitalism has failed and should be abolished!” “We mean to establish a Cooperative Commonwealth!” That’s the Preamble to the 1934 Farmer Labor Party Platform, and the party that believed in those principles went on to elect Floyd B. Olson governor and win...
Uganda Signs Roadmap To Commercial Oil Production
Uganda Signs Roadmap To Commercial Oil Production By
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s government has signed an agreement with three foreign oil companies, a government official said Thursday, clearing the way for commercial production of crude reserves. A memorandum of understanding signed on Wednesday lays out the...
Ex-Rwanda Intel Chief Has Genocide Trial In Paris
Ex-Rwanda Intel Chief Has Genocide Trial In Paris By
PARIS (AP) — Rwanda’s former intelligence chief faced genocide and war crimes charges Tuesday as his trial began in France for a 1994 killing spree that left at least a half-million people in his nation dead. Pascal Simbikangwa, 54, could face a life sentence if...