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Over One Third Of Nice Attack Victims Were Muslim By
Out of the 84 victims who died in the Nice attacks on France’s Bastille Day, at least 30 were Muslims, figures based on the types of funerals required by relatives released by local Nice authorities revealed Tuesday. The...
France Vows More Bombing In Iraq And Syria Following Deadly Terrorist Attack By
French Prime Minister Francois Hollande said Friday morning local time that he would “strengthen our actions” in Syria and Iraq and extend the state of emergency by another three months, hours after a truck plowed into a crowd of Bastille Day revelers in Nice,...
Despite Mass Protests, France Passes Maligned Labor Bill Without Debate By
As protesters marched through Paris on Tuesday, France’s lower house of Parliament rammed through a controversial labor proposal—which would give companies more power to fire workers and extend hours—without a vote. According to Agence France-Presse, the bill...
France Admits Special Forces Active In Syria By
Yet another confirmation has arrived regarding what informed observers have known since the very beginning of the Syrian crisis but what, up until this point, authorities have tried to deny – that French Special Forces are active on the ground in Syria. According to reports...
French Court Overturns Illegal Ban On BDS Movement Meeting By
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel won a legal battle when a court in France Monday overturned a government ban on a meeting to support people facing trial for pro-Palestinian activism. The mayor’s office of Toulouse banned the meeting last...
Doubts Rise Over TTIP As France Threatens To Block EU-US Deal By
Doubts about the controversial EU-US trade pact are mounting after the French president threatened to block the deal. François Hollande said on Tuesday he would reject the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership “at this stage” because France was opposed to...
France Blasts Israel’s Plans To Expand Settlements In Occupied West Bank By
PARIS — France condemns new Israeli plans to expand settlements in the occupied West Bank as a step toward further Israeli-Palestinian escalation, Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Romain Nadal said Friday. Israeli media reported Tuesday that Prime Minister Netanyahu...
French Minister Compares Veil Wearers To ‘Negroes Who Accepted Slavery’ By
France’s women’s rights minister has sparked fury by comparing Muslim women who choose to wear the headscarf to “negroes who accepted slavery”. Laurence Rossignol appeared on French TV criticising fashion brands that market hijabs as “irresponsible”. She...
Wikileaks: Hillary Clinton Helped Topple Gadhafi While France & UK Fought Over Libya’s Oil By
WASHINGTON — A message from Hillary Clinton’s private email server reveals that France and the United Kingdom both sought to control Libya’s oil in the days after the U.S.-backed coup in 2011. An email sent on Sept. 16, 2011 to Clinton, then the U.S. Secretary...
France Awards Saudi Prince With Highest Honor For ‘Fighting Terrorism’ By
President Francois Hollande has awarded the Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest honor, to visiting Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef, the president’s office confirmed on Sunday. The office had released no statement on the visit that took place Friday, but it was...