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Police Clash With Youth Following French Ban On Pro-Palestine Protests
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,...
Sarkozy Detained In French Corruption Probe
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
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
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
“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,...