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Paris Wants Iran To Help Crush Islamic Radicals By
PARIS — France is prepared to invite Iran to an international conference Monday aimed at coordinating actions to knock out the Islamic State extremists in Iraq — even though that runs counter to the U.S. refusal to deal with Tehran. The...
France Is Getting Rich From Conflict In The Middle East By
PARIS — France’s government says its arms exports grew sharply last year, notably amid violence and tensions in the Middle East. The Defense Ministry says in a report Tuesday that orders rose by 43 percent over the previous year to 6.87 billion euros ($8.9 billion)....
Police Clash With Youth Following French Ban On Pro-Palestine Protests By
SARCELLES, France  — Pro-Palestinian French youth defying a ban on a protest against Israel’s Gaza offensive clashed with police Sunday, setting fire to cars, pillaging stores and attacking two synagogues in Paris suburbs. Police, backed by a helicopter overhead,...
Sarkozy Detained In French Corruption Probe By
PARIS  — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was detained Tuesday and reportedly questioned by financial investigators in a corruption probe that could cloud his chances of a political comeback. The detention — a very unusual move for such a high-level figure —...
Solar And Wind Will Be Cheaper Than Nukes By End of Decade: Greenpeace By
A new report by Greenpeace in France shows that renewable energy sources like photovoltaic solar and wind will be more affordable than nuclear power by the end of the decade. As France rushes to make expensive upgrades to its aging nuclear plants in the midst of the ongoing...
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 corn and maize approved...
“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 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 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 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...