Tag Archives: France

The European Union’s Democracy Dilemma By
A sigh of relief was heard across Europe on Sunday night, as far-right candidate Marine Le Pen was beaten soundly in the French presidential runoff election, losing to centrist Emmanuel Macron 66 percent to 34 percent. Le Pen had...
French Election Pits Far-Right Firebrand Against Investment Banker In Historic Runoff By
France will see the far-right, xenophobic Front National candidate Marine Le Pen face off against Emmanuel Macron, an investment banker who hasn’t held public office, in a runoff vote on May 7, as the first round of an unusual presidential election concluded with Sunday’s...
The Duran’s Alexander Mercouris On “Fake News,” Russia Allegations And Change In Europe By
GREECE — “Fake news” is a phrase that has quickly become a mainstay in the contemporary political and journalistic lexicon. Claims of “fake news” reporting have been levied against sites as varied as MintPress News and TheDuran.com, while mainstream media...
Doctors Without Borders: French Police Harass Migrants, Even Steal Blankets By
(REPORT) — Police in Paris have been engaging in “systematic … violence” that includes endangering migrants’ lives by stealing their blankets in the middle of winter, according to international charitable group Doctors Without Borders – known...
1,000 Children Face Uncertain Future In Destroyed Calais Jungle By
As French authorities finished demolishing Monday the embattled Calais refugee camp, known as the “Jungle,” the fate of over 1,000 children reportedly living in dismal conditions in shipping containers in the cleared camp remained unclear, while thousands of others...
France’s Far-Right National Front Seeks Funding From United Arab Emirates By
France’s National Front is known to have diverse funding streams, but an investigation published this week unveiled a new potential funder: the United Arab Emirates. It is certainly an odd source of funding for a party whose leader, Marine Le Pen, has been taken to court...
Disneyland Asks France To Militarize Police To Protect Tourism Profits By
Arguing that profits this year are significantly lower because of labor strikes and terror attacks, Disneyland and 20 other leading tourist companies have written to the French government and urged them to set up a special, armed police force in the capital. In a...
French Mayors Target Immigrants With Ban On Shisha Pipes By
Several French mayors have banned the smoking of shisha pipes in public places on safety grounds in moves critics say will raise racial tensions. At least four mayors in south-west France and one in the Paris region took the decision after complaints from locals, The Times reported this...
US Won’t Release Text Of Secret Deal With Russia To Bomb Syria By
France is calling on the United States to share details of a deal it struck with Russia on Syria, saying the information—pertaining to a temporary cease-fire followed by joint airstrikes on militants—crucial to ensure extremists and not mainstream rebels are targeted....
“The Americans Give Us Nothing”: France Effectively Kills TTIP By
Just two days after Germany’s outspoken vice chancellor (who has over the past 48 hours slammed not just Merkel’s refugee policy but also Brexit negotiation demands), announced that Obama’s transatlantic trade treaty, the TTIP, is dead, saying negotiations...