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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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EU plan to enable non-dollar Iran trade, oil sales unraveling

A special European Union initiative to protect trade with Iran against newly reimposed U.S. sanctions faces possible collapse with no EU country willing to host the operation for fear of provoking U.S. punishment. By – John Irish, Francois Murphy, Robin Emmott  EU diplomats said the main European powers – Germany, France and Britain – would raise pressure on tiny Luxembourg to ...

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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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The UN Human Rights Committee Slams France’s burqa ban

The UN Human Rights Committee on Tuesday criticised France’s so-called burqa ban, saying the law “violated” the rights of two women who were fined for wearing full-face veils in public. The committee called for the women to be compensated and for a review of the 2010 law that forbids people from publicly wearing clothing that conceals their face. By – Europe ...

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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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Driver shouting ‘allahu akbar’ ploughs into crowd in south France

POLICE in France have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder after he ploughed his car into a crowd while shouting “Allah Akbar”. By – Carly Read The 32-year-old suspect mowed down two suspects who have been rushed to hospital following the shock incident at 1am in Nimes, southern France, where bystanders had gathered in preparation for the region’s annual ...

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The Swedish Welfare State Leads to Poor Immigrant Assimilation

Leftist experts routinely praise the country for its generous welfare state, and cast shame on countries in the Anglo sphere, such as the United States, for not adopting Nordic style welfare systems. By – José Niño Although Scandinavian countries feature sizeable welfare states, they are far from socialist. However, the presence of welfare mechanisms in an economy can still be problematic. ...

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Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal

The Swiss city of Lausanne has blocked a Muslim couple’s bid to become Swiss nationals over their refusal to shake hands with members of the opposite sex. By – Bridie Pearson-Jones Scroll 4Video The municipality refused to grant the couple’s citizenship application due to ‘their lack of respect for gender equality’ Lausanne mayor Gregoire Junod said. He said a municipal commission ...

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Sweden must copy France’s approach to Islamic intolerance

There are 960 miles as the crow flies between Paris and Stockholm, but when it comes to dealing with Islam they are separated by light years. In France this week there has been something of a kerfuffle caused by a Gap back-to-school campaign that features a young girl in a hijab. By – Gavin Mortimer One female MP from Emmanuel Macron’s ruling ...

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Israel Seizes Swedish Activist Ship en Route to Gaza

The Israel Navy seized a ship overnight Friday sailing from Europe in an attempt to break the naval blockade on the Gaza Strip, the military said.  By – Reuters The ship was brought to Israel’s port of Ashdod and the passengers were transferred for medical treatment, the IDF added. “The forces made it clear to the ship’s passengers that they are violating ...

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