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Worst riot in decades engulfs Paris

France’s most violent urban riot in a decade engulfed central Paris on Saturday as “yellow vest” activists torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores and tagged the Arc de Triomphe with multi-colored graffiti. By – cbc.ca Scroll 4Video Protesters angry about rising taxes and the high cost of living clashed with French riot police, who closed off some of the city’s ...

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Macron: We need ‘real European army’ to defend against US & Russia

French President Emmanuel Macron has once again revealed the desire of EU true believers for the bloc to have full military capability, calling for a “real European army”. By – Europe Worryingly, Macron is seemingly now setting out America as a potential enemy, telling Europe 1 Radio: “We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America.” ...

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France’s Marine Le Pen ordered psychiatric tests over jihadist group tweets

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen expressed outrage Thursday after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for tweeting pictures of atrocities committed by the Islamic State group. By -france24  Le Pen shared the gruesome images in December 2015, a few weeks after IS jihadists killed 130 people in attacks in Paris, sparking widespread condemnation in France. The 50-year-old leader of the National ...

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Danish PM proposes refugees camps outside the EU

The Danish Prime Minister has proposed camps for processing refugees to be set up outside EU borders. The idea reportedly has support from several European countries – including Austria. By – Marion MacGregor In the year that Lars Lokke Rasmussen became Danish Prime Minister, more than a million migrants crossed the borders into Europe and over 21,000 of those arrived in Denmark. ...

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Radouane Lakdim: ISIS fanatic Terrorist Murder Three in France

ISIS fanatic killed three people Friday in a terrorist attack that tore through roadways and a supermarket, illustrating the difficulty Europe faces in countering radicals whom Islamic State has instructed to hit soft targets. By – Noemie Bisserbe, Nick Kostov & Catherine Bolgar The assault began when Moroccan-born Radouane Lakdim, 25 years old, opened fire on a car with a handgun, ...

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Tillerson leaves military response to Syrian chemical attacks on the table

THE bombardment of Syria’s rebel-held eastern Ghouta area near Damascus by pro-government forces has killed 250 people in the 48 hours since Sunday night, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday. By – Max Greenwood Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has suggested a U.S. military response to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons remains on the table. “President Trump has already ...

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France tells Britain to take in MORE migrants and pay for MORE security at Calais

France will this week urge Britain to take in more migrants and pay a larger cost towards policing them as part of a revision of the so-called Le Touquet agreement. By – Peter Allen It was in 2003 that Prime Minister Tony Blair and President Jacques Chirac signed the historic document that revolutionised border controls in Channel ports. It meant moving the French frontier to the ...

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Paris Residents Threaten Hunger Strike If Migrants Aren’t Cleared From The Streets

Residents in a Paris neighborhood have threatened to launch a hunger strike if authorities don’t remove migrants sleeping on the streets. Via: Jacob Bojesson Locals accuse the migrants of trashing the sidewalks and harassing women. A neighborhood association has given authorities until Jan. 1 to tackle the problem before members go on a hunger strike. “The pavement is sometimes soaked in ...

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Macron vows reprisals if chemical weapons used in Syria

French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that the use of chemical weapons in Syria would be a “red line” that would draw an “immediate response” from France. Macron accuses Russia of following a ‘hybrid strategy combining military intimidation and an information war’   Via: AFP “A very clear red line exists on our side, the use of chemical weapons by whomever,” Macron said ...

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France: No-Go Zones Now in Heart of Big Cities

“There are several hundred square meters of pavement abandoned to men alone; women are no longer considered entitled to be there. Cafés, bars and restaurants are prohibited to them, as are the sidewalks, the subway station and the public squares.” – Le Parisien. Via: Yves Mamou “For more than a year, the Chapelle-Pajol district (10th-18th arrondissements) has completely changed its face: groups of ...

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