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Sep 16 06:40

French Support For Death Penalty Surges To Over Half of the Population

French public support for the reintroduction of the death penalty has surged in 2020, according to a poll that stated 55 per cent of French residents want to see capital punishment make a return.

The figures come from the annual Ipsos/Sopra Steria survey for the Jean Jaurès Foundation and the Institut Montaigne, entitled “French Fractures” and shows a massive surge in support for capital punishment across the political spectrum in 2020.

The highest rate of support for the death penalty comes from supporters of the populist National Rally (RN), led by former presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, with 85 per cent of members in support, compared to 82 per cent in 2019.

Aug 25 11:05

Paris: Riot Police Storm Bar Over No Social Distancing

Footage out of Paris, France shows riot police storming a bar and beating people with truncheons because they were not properly ‘social distancing’.

The incident occurred during the Champions League final between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, which the bar-goers were watching on television.

Around a dozen fully kitted out riot cops raided the bar and violently removed people from the premises.

“According to Paris police officials, the crowd was dispersed because some people were not wearing face coverings or were failing to follow social distancing rules,” reports Sky News.

More than 200 people receive a police caution for not wearing face masks.

The incident is made even more bizarre by the fact that the people inside the bar were behaving peacefully, while actual riots were taking place across the rest of the city.

Aug 18 06:05

Will he call for EU to support Yellow Vests? Moscow accuses France’s Macron of hypocrisy after Belarus protest intervention

The Russian Foreign Ministry called Emmanuel Macron a “hypocrite” after he used a Sunday tweet to publicly call for the European Union to “continue to mobilize” on the side of anti-government protesters in Belarus.

The ministry’s spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, wrote on Facebook on Monday that the French president should call for support for those taking part in protests in the EU, not Belarus, which lies outside of Brussels’ orbit. The landlocked country is a full member of two alliances which serve as alternatives to the EU and NATO in Europe – the Eurasian Economic Union and the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

Aug 13 04:01

French National Assembly Approves Abortion up to Birth

The French National Assembly has approved a number of amendments to the nation’s bioethics law, one of which would legalize abortion-on-demand up to birth.

By a vote of 60 in favor and 37 opposed, the legislators agreed to permit abortion at any time for a mother undergoing “psycho-social distress,” a nebulous term that allows healthcare workers total leeway to approve the procedure.

French law distinguishes between l’Interruption volontaire de grossesse (voluntary abortion), which must take place no later than the twelfth week of pregnancy, and l’interruption médicale de grossesse (medical abortion), which may be performed without restrictions up to birth.

Aug 02 13:02

Waffling while Libya burns: Libya’s problem is a security problem that requires a military solution

"Libya’s problem is a security problem that requires a military solution. In the west of the country are the Turkish-sponsored Islamist cutthroats of the Muslim Brotherhood and their crime syndicate allies, now backed by nearly 20,000 Syrian mercenaries and other Turkish-trained jihadists. In the east is the elected parliament and its armed force, the LNA, which succeeded in cleansing that part of the country of the Islamist terrorists. It should be obvious to everyone that there cannot be a political accommodation with the Islamist terrorists — the Muslim Brotherhood and its protégés — not in Libya or any other country. To reach a political accommodation with the Muslim Brotherhood is akin to asking the US White House to share power with the drugs mafia or urge Westminster to enter talks with jihadist Anjem Choudary.

Jul 29 07:28

France-Turkey naval clash: Proxy war in Libya enters a new stage

A confrontation between the two NATO states France and Turkey continues to trouble the Mediterranean region; Egyptian forces are mobilizing. And many other military players are continuing operations there.

In March 2011, during a hectic weekend, the French delegation to the UN Security Council managed to convince all other member States of the Council to support Resolution 1973. It was all about a “humanitarian corridor” for Benghazi, which was considered the “good opposition” by the government of Nicolas Sarkozy. One of his whisperers was the controversial philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, who supported a French intervention. Levy, fond of the “humanitarian war,” found a congenial partner in Sarkozy.

Jul 15 14:13

Woodrow Wilson’s racism: The basis for his support of Zionism

Lawrence Davidson examines the shared racism of Zionism and Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, who was a champion of the Balfour Declaration and the creation of the state of Israel on usurped Palestinian lands, and who remains a hero to present-day Zionists.>>

Jun 20 05:41

Street Battles in France with Weapons

Jun 16 08:17

Incredible scenes from #Dijon France

Jun 15 05:45

Nobel Prize medal awarded to British inventor of IVF Sir Robert Edwards just three years before he died could fetch £800,000 at auction

Physiologist Sir Robert and colleagues pioneered the fertility treatment in 1978
Following a '20-year-slog' the first 'test tube baby', Louise Brown, was born
Since then, around eight million babies have been conceived via IVF worldwide
Sir Robert was awarded with the 18-carat green gold Nobel medal back in 2010

May 27 11:57

French Intelligence Warned Of 'Catastrophic Leak' From Wuhan Lab

Eleven years before the joint construction of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, French intelligence services warned Paris that China's reputation for poor bio-security could lead to a 'catastrophic leak,' according to the Daily Mail.

In 2004, the EU's chief brexit negotiator, Michael Barnier, ignored those warnings - signing off on the lab's construction when he was the French foreign minister.

May 27 11:34

France bans hydroxychloroquine - the drug Donald Trump has been taking - as a treatment for Covid-19 patients

"The only way to address this problem is vaccination, dammit!"

May 22 09:05

France crisis: Fury erupts as hero doctors and nurses FINED for protesting against Macron

DOZENS of doctors and nurses in France were fined by police after hundreds of healthcare workers protested against Emmanuel Macron's handling of the coronavirus amid demands for better working conditions and pay.

May 19 05:20

France: Macron launches programme to teach Arabic in French schools

Although France has been struggling with its ongoing lockdown in an attempt to contain the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak there, President Emmanuel Macron hasn’t neglected the need for French schools to begin teaching Arabic. He signed a decree authorising the new programme on May 2.

May 15 11:35

France gives online firms one hour to pull 'terrorist' content

Social media and other websites will have just one hour to delete offending content under a new law passed by France's parliament.

The one-hour deadline applies to content that French authorities consider to be related to terrorism or child sexual abuse.

Failing to act could result in fines of up to 4% of global revenue - billions of euros for the largest online firms.

But critics say the new law could restrict freedom of expression.

May 01 06:04

France: Police asked to stand down during Ramadan

A leaked internal document shows that police in the French department of Calvados have been asked to “show restraint” in dealing with migrants during Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, which began on April 23.

The document, which is dated April 24, was sent by the Director of Calvados’ Department of Public Safety to all branches of the police in the region, which is in Normandy. A copy was obtained by the French newspaper Le Parisien and reported on their website.

May 01 05:38

France: Police asked to stand down during Ramadan

A leaked internal document shows that police in the French department of Calvados have been asked to “show restraint” in dealing with migrants during Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, which began on April 23.

The document, which is dated April 24, was sent by the Director of Calvados’ Department of Public Safety to all branches of the police in the region, which is in Normandy. A copy was obtained by the French newspaper Le Parisien and reported on their website.

Apr 28 04:26

'I did it for ISIS': Terror suspect crushes two police motorcyclists with his BMW in Paris leaving one in a coma

A suspected ISIS terrorist was under arrest in Paris last night after crushing two police motorcyclists at high speed between his BMW and a patrol car.

The horrifying attack took place in the northern suburb of Colombes shortly after 5.30pm on Monday and left one of the officers in intensive care.

The 29-year-old attacker, who is being referred to as Youssef T, has since admitted 'I did it for ISIS,' according to investigators speaking to the Parisien newspaper.

Apr 27 10:18

France urges Apple and Google to ease privacy rules on contact tracing

France has become the first country to call publicly for Apple and Google to weaken privacy protections around digital contact tracing, after its government admitted that its current plans would not work without changes to smartphone operating systems.

Apr 27 06:10

Man Arrested For Selling and Delivering Molotov Cocktails During French Riots

A 26-year-old man has been arrested by police in France for selling and delivering pre-made Molotov cocktails to rioters in the Haut-de-Seine department.

The suspect was arrested alongside two other alleged accomplices and is said to have driven around the area, which has been plagued by riots every evening since Sunday, selling beer bottles filled with petrol and cloth wicks to rioters in the commune of Gennevilliers.

Apr 24 07:20

Lockdown conditions spark more unrest in Paris suburbs as Police accused of heavy-handedness

For a fourth consecutive night, residents clashed with police on Tuesday while cars and rubbish bins were set on fire as residents living under lockdown protested over what they call heavy-handed tactics.

Apr 22 04:27

At Least 25 French Cities and Towns Erupt in Riots as ‘Youths’ Attack Police

Areas in at least 25 cities and departments in France erupted into rioting on Monday night, including attacks on police and attempts to burn down a police station in Strasbourg.

Some of the incidents are believed to have been sparked by a Saturday night motorcycle accident in the Paris suburb of Villeneuve-la-Garenne which also involved the local police.

Apr 21 08:59

France says no evidence Covid-19 linked to Wuhan research lab set up with French help

France on Friday said there was no factual evidence so far of a link between the Covid-19 outbreak and the work of the P4 research laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan, which France helped set up and where the current pandemic started.

"We would like to make it clear that there is to this day no factual evidence corroborating recent reports in the US press linking the origins of Covid-19 and the work of the P4 laboratory of Wuhan, China," an official at President Emmanuel Macron's office said.

The broad scientific consensus holds that SARS-CoV-2, the official name of the coronavirus, originated in bats.

In 2004, France signed an agreement with China to establish a research lab on infectious diseases of biosafety level 4, the highest level, in Wuhan, according to a French decree signed by then-foreign minister Michel Barnier.

Apr 21 05:03

Daily Mail Falsely Brands Riots Against Police in Paris Suburbs as 'Anti-Lockdown' Protests

On 19 April, riots broke out in the suburbs of Paris following an accident where a 30-year-old motocyclist was seriously injured after he collided with a police car, with circumstances of the incident still being reviewed.

The Daily Mail has misleadingly branded anti-police clashes in Villeneuve-la-Garenne near Paris as "anti-lockdown" riots in the headline of its Monday article, while linking the skirmish to Emmanuel Macron's recent extension of social-distancing orders.

Apr 21 04:57

France will not age-discriminate in Covid-19 lockdown lift, govt says in about-turn

After Emmanuel Macron announced on Monday that France will reverse its coronavirus lockdown on May 11, the Élysée Palace announced on Friday evening that confinement measures will be lifted for the elderly along with the rest of the population – despite the government’s chief scientific adviser saying on Wednesday that people aged “over 65 or 70” should stay at home.

Apr 20 04:55

'They have been LYING from the start,' lawyer tells RT as medics sue French PM, ex-minister over Covid-19 inaction

French medics are seeking the prosecution of top officials over their allegedly negligent response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Among the evidence is an interview with an ex-health minister, who called government action a masquerade.

Three French medics filed a legal complaint this week against Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and former minister of solidarity and health, Agnes Buzyn.

The two senior officials, the complaint alleges, failed to perform their duty and organize a proper response to the coronavirus outbreak, which by now has gripped most of Europe and put France on standstill.

As early as January, the two ministers were aware of the threat posed by the virus, but "chose not to act," according to the complaint filed with France's CJR, a court established to try cases of ministerial misconduct. If convicted, the accused could land in prison for up to two years and face heavy fines.

Apr 20 04:54

‘Why risk so many lives?’ asks French town councilor, as several mayors reported dead of coronavirus after non-banned election

Paris' decision to hold a municipal vote in France days before putting the nation gripped by the Covid-19 epidemic on total lockdown is “hard to understand,” a town councilor has told RT as the poll turned out to be a disaster.

On March 15, municipal elections were held across France as the country was battling the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The government decided to go ahead with the vote despite the fact that the nation had already seen thousands infected and the number of deaths linked to the dreaded disease was nearing 100.

Apr 12 19:46

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE TRIAL GETS FRENCH PRESIDENT'S ATTENTION AS 460,000 SIGN PETITION SUPPORTING TREATMENT

The anti-malaria drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are receiving attention from French President Emmanuel Macron as nearly 460,000 people signed a petition asking French officials to allow their wider use as potential treatments for coronavirus.

Apr 10 04:27

Macron stuns Brussels with break-away plot as EU rows intensify under pandemic pressure

A LEADING expert on the European Union has warned that the entire bloc could crack under the pressure of the coronavirus crisis, after a shocking claim that French President Emmanuel Macron could lead a break-away group if the pandemic takes its toll on Brussels.

Apr 08 08:07

French Navy flagship & its ONLY carrier 'Charles de Gaulle' cuts Middle East op as DOZENS of sailors get Covid-19 symptoms

France’s sole aircraft carrier ‘Charles de Gaulle’ had to suspend its Mediterranean Sea mission and turn back to port shortly after around 40 of its crewmembers were placed under medical observation with suspected Covid-19.

Apr 08 08:05

Covid-19 drags French economy into deep recession the likes of which it has not seen since 1945

The Bank of France said on Wednesday that the country’s economy shrank around six percent in the first quarter of this year, its worst performance since the end of WWII.

Apr 08 06:30

France reports horrific coronavirus death toll in past 24 hours – total deaths over 10,000

FRANCE has reported 1,417 new coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours - almost double the country's previous record of 833 yesterday.

Apr 07 05:20

France Faces Worst Recession Since 1945 Due to COVID-19 - Finance Minister

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic would cause an economic recession in the country in 2020, one worse than what France experienced at the end of World War II.

"The worst numbers of growth France has shown after [the crisis of] 1945 was in 2009 after the big financial crisis of 2008: -2.2%. We will likely be far below -2,2% this year," Le Maire said, while addressing the economic affairs commission of the French Senate on Monday.

Apr 06 06:06

France Deploys Hospital Trains to Virus Trouble Spots as Macron Criticised for Slow Response

The high-speed train whooshing past historic World War I battle sites and through the chateau-speckled Loire Valley carried a delicate cargo: 20 critically ill Covid-19 patients and the breathing machines helping keep them alive.

The TGV-turned-mobile-intensive-care-unit is just one piece of France’s nationwide mobilization of trains, helicopters, jets, and even a warship, deployed to relieve congested hospitals and shuffle hundreds of patients and medical personnel in and out of coronavirus hotspots.

“We are at war,” President Emmanuel Macron tells his compatriots, again and again.

Apr 06 05:05

Coronavirus: Thousands sign petition for chloroquine to be used against COVID-19

More than 215,000 people have signed a petition urging French officials to let more doctors prescribe the anti-malaria drug chloroquine for coronavirus patients, a controversial proposal that has divided health experts worldwide.

Support for the treatment has gained ground as doctors try to keep the COVID-19 outbreak from overwhelming hospitals, with some saying early use of chloroquine and similar treatments could keep symptoms from worsening to the point that intensive care is needed.

The French petition on the Change.org website was launched Friday by a group of doctors including Philippe Douste-Blazy, a cardiologist and former French health minister.

Apr 05 17:46

Coronavirus crisis throws a lifeline to Macron’s troubled presidency

While the coronavirus epidemic rages in France and around the world, President Emmanuel Macron’s poll ratings have jumped to a two-year high. Analysts say that, while his leadership style played badly during the Yellow Vest protests and pensions strikes, it has been an asset during the current crisis.

Apr 02 05:07

Over 10,000 French Police Officers Quarantined over Coronavirus Infection Fears

Over 10,000 police officers across France are in isolation due to fears they may have the Wuhan coronavirus, according to a police union which said there had been 257 confirmed cases so far.

Stanislas Gaudon, the spokesman for the police union Alliance, announced on Tuesday that 10,131 officers were in confinement. He stated that the union had been telling French authorities since late February that officers working on the front lines need medical masks.

“There has been a commitment from the Ministry of the Interior to deliver a million masks within a few days. But we have lost too much time,” Gaudon said.

Apr 02 04:42

Macron government lied about ‘ineffective’ masks to hide coronavirus errors - ex-minister

THE French government falsely told the public that wearing a face mask as a precaution against the deadly coronavirus was ineffective in a bid to cover up its lack of preparedness for the crisis, former European Affairs Minister Pierre Lellouche said on Monday.

Apr 02 03:53

US bought France-bound face masks for CASH from China – French official to RT

The US bought out a planeload of Chinese-made face masks right on the tarmac just as the haul of the much needed protective gear was about to set off for France, the head of a French region told RT.

Facing shortages of protective equipment amid the coronavirus outbreak, France has turned to China to procure the much-needed face masks.

After French legislature adopted a law on the emergent medical situation, local authorities were able to place an order on the equipment in China, paying for it upfront. All in all, his and other regions ordered some 60 million masks, the head of the south-eastern Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region Renaud Muselier told RT France on Wednesday.

Mar 30 05:00

French Official Says Quarantine Should Not Be Enforced In Migrant Areas To Avoid Riots

A top government official in France has admitted that draconian lockdown measures being imposed on the rest of the population shouldn’t be implemented in the country’s migrant-heavy ghettos in order to prevent riots.

Mar 30 04:44

Why France Is Hiding a Cheap and Tested Virus Cure

What’s going on in the fifth largest economy in the world arguably points to a major collusion scandal in which the French government is helping Big Pharma to profit from the expansion of Covid-19. Informed French citizens are absolutely furious about it.

My initial question to a serious, unimpeachable Paris source, jurist Valerie Bugault, was about the liaisons dangereuses between Macronism and Big Pharma and especially about the mysterious “disappearance” – more likely outright theft – of all the stocks of chloroquine in possession of the French government.

Respected Professor Christian Perronne talked about the theft live in one of France’s 24/7 info channels: “The central pharmacy for the hospitals announced today that they were facing a total rupture of stocks, that they were pillaged.”

With input from another, anonymous source, it’s now possible to establish a timeline that puts in much-needed perspective the recent actions of the French government.

Mar 29 05:47

Why France is hiding a cheap and tested virus cure

The French government is arguably helping Big Pharma profit from the Covid-19 pandemic

Mar 27 13:42

In France, Covid-19 lockdown is for everyone… almost: Gang-ridden, immigrant-populated suburbs ‘NOT A PRIORITY’ for police

While French Covid-19 lockdown rules declare fines of nearly €4,000 for citizens repeatedly flouting quarantine, a secretary of state has reportedly admitted poor, gang-riddled suburbs will be left to their own devices.

Mar 27 12:23

In France, Covid-19 lockdown is for everyone… almost: Gang-ridden, immigrant-populated suburbs ‘NOT A PRIORITY’ for police

While French Covid-19 lockdown rules declare fines of nearly €4,000 for citizens repeatedly flouting quarantine, a secretary of state has reportedly admitted poor, gang-riddled suburbs will be left to their own devices.

Mar 24 06:03

France to close open-air markets, crack down on JOGGING to stop coronavirus spread

France is set to tighten its coronavirus lockdown rules, closing open-air markets and limiting outdoor workouts, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has said. Stricter rules come as the nation's Covid-19 death toll continues to mount.

Speaking to TF1 TV on Monday, Philippe announced he was about to sign a new decree, imposing stricter lockdown in the country. The restrictions, he noted, might be in force for "several more weeks."

Mar 23 13:30

PARIS NO-GO ZONE POLICE OVERWHELMED ATTEMPTING TO ENFORCE QUARANTINE

Police in Paris no-go zones are becoming overwhelmed trying to maintain the nationwide quarantine and have handed out record numbers of fines

Mar 21 05:49

Et tu, Brute? Why Huawei's Development of France's 5G Network Will be a Game-Changer

On 12 March, Reuters broke that France would permit the use of some Huawei equipment in the country's future 5G infrastructure, citing two sources close to the matter. According to observers, European states are defying Washington's diktat and opening the door to Huawei because they want to gain a competitive edge.

According to the unnamed sources, ANSSI, the French cyber-security agency, has opted to use some of Huawei's 5G apparatus in non-core parts of France's networks.

Mar 21 04:06

Martial Law France: Citizens Forced To Fill Out Form Every Time They Leave Home

The coronavirus lockdown in France literally forces citizens to ‘show their papers’; They have to fill out a form explaining why they are outside and present it to police.

Mar 21 02:51

Pompeo and Netanyahu Paved a Path to War With Iran, and They’re Pushing Trump Again

by Gareth Porter Posted on March 21, 2020

The administration of President Donald Trump may escape the most recent conflict with Iran without war, however, a dangerous escalation is just over the horizon. And as before, the key factors driving the belligerence are not outraged Iraqi militia leaders or their allies in Iran, but Trump’s secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has long sought to draw the US into a military confrontation with Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, this push for war with Iran, under Trump's watch, will not end well.

Even though Iran is reeling from the effects of an horrific Covid 19 epidemic, not one single US-engineered sanction will be lifted, to speed the delivery of desperately needed drugs, food, and aid for this beleaguered country.

Right now, President Trump isn't looking at any attack on Iran's alleged "proxies" in Iran, because the optics would be awful; that, of course, is no guarantee that the Israeli intelligence, or military, hasn't got several "false flags" up their collective sleeves, to be "green lit" at the moment when Netanyahu needs "maximum coverage and distraction" away from his corruption trials, which began last Tuesday, 17 March Court Denies Request for Delays in Netanyahu's Corruption Trials

Netanyahu desperately needs a distraction here, and damned quickly; what better "distraction" than an alleged "Iranian attack" against either Israeli or US assets in the Middle East, to which President Trump would be "obligated to respond"?!?

But I would, very politely, like to mention (again) to all Foggy Bottomites (and their underlings, occasionally "cursed" with having to read this blog) that last Summer at a gathering in Moscow, a Moscow politician assured his Iranian counterparts that should Iran be attacked, it "would not be alone."
Iran ‘Won’t Be Alone’ If U.S. Attacks, Russian Official Says

The article goes on to state: "“Iran will withstand this type of fight and Iran is not alone,” Zamir Kabulov, the Foreign Ministry’s special envoy for Asian countries including Iran, said at a Russian-Iranian policy forum in Moscow.

When asked if Russia was ready to provide material support to Iran if the U.S. attacks it, Kabulov said that “specific actions are a question for the Russian president.”

“But it’s not just Russia, many other countries sympathize and empathize with Iran,” the Kommersant business daily quoted him as saying. “Tehran won’t be alone if the U.S., God forbid, takes wild and irresponsible actions against it.”

You can bet your sweet bippie, that Kabulov would never have made that statement, unless he had full, and completely supported, support from Putin to say it.

War with Russia over Iran?!?

Folks, please think about this; because the next time the Unhinged, Surveilled, State of Amerika re-introduces a draft, it will be not only becoming for your your sons, but also your daughters as well.

Mar 20 10:28

French police begin JAILING people walking the streets as government considers extending 14-day lockdown restrictions because 'idiots' flout new rules

French citizens caught walking the streets during the country's coronavirus lockdown are being locked up for 'endangering lives', it emerged today.

The dramatic development came as complaints against increasingly aggressive police who are making arrests mount, especially in ethnic minority communities.

Until earlier this week, officers were handing out spot fines equivalent to £128 to anyone caught without the right documentation for being out of their homes.

A series of shocking videos posted online have shown officers breaking all basic health guidelines by grouping together and manhandling potential disease carriers as they issued half-a-million pounds worth of fines on Wednesday.

Mar 20 04:56

China sending one MILLION masks & gloves to France following shipment to crisis-hit Italy

China is shipping one million surgical masks and gloves to France as it struggles to contain the coronavirus, with Europe becoming the new focal point of the global pandemic.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian confirmed the shipments on Wednesday in an interview with France's BFM TV. The first of two planes has already arrived via Belgium and a second will arrive on Thursday, he said.

China's gesture comes after France sent 17 tonnes of equipment to Beijing when the Covid-19 virus first broke out in Wuhan last December.

Mar 18 03:21

Paris on Lockdown Amid Coronavirus Outbreak – Video

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday announced restrictions on movement around the country that is expected to last at least two weeks.

The French government banned all public gatherings and social contact, placing the whole country on lockdown from midday on Tuesday for at least 15 days, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus.

President Emmanuel Macron has also said that EU and Schengen Area borders would be closed starting Tuesday for at least 30 days.

Mar 17 15:41

France in lockdown as gov't says it could nationalise large companies in crisis

France put its 67 million people under lockdown on Tuesday, in an unprecedented act during peacetime, and said it was ready to nationalise big companies suffering financial turmoil created by the deepening coronavirus crisis.

Drafting in the army to help transport gravely ill people and ordering border controls, President Emmanuel Macron late on Monday said citizens could leave their homes only to buy food, go to work, seek medical care or get some exercise on their own.

2019 - the year of protest
2020 - the year of staying home and following orders

Mar 17 05:31

‘Stay home!’ France mobilizes 100,000 police to enforce coronavirus lockdown

France will deploy 100,000 police officers along fixed checkpoints around the country to enforce President Emmanuel Macron’s two-week lockdown order, the latest dramatic measure taken to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
Anyone caught violating the far-reaching restrictions “must be able to justify the reason for their movements,” or will face legal penalties, including a fine of up to €135, Castaner said.

Mar 16 06:09

Paris Denies Media Reports About Closure of France-Germany Border

Media in Germany reported on Sunday that the country would close its borders with Austria, France, and Switzerland starting Monday morning.

France will not be shutting down the border with Germany amid the coronavirus outbreak, but will ramp up border controls, a French presidency official was quoted by Reuters as saying.

Mar 14 05:45

Yellow Vests Protesters Pour Into Streets in Paris Ahead of France's Municipal Vote

The upcoming municipal election in France is scheduled to take place on Sunday followed by a second round that is slated to take place a week later, on 22 March.

Yellow Vests demonstrators are gathering in the French capital Paris in the lead-up to the first round of France's municipal election.

The Yellow Vests movement was triggered by a government plan to raise fuel taxes, which many French citizens saw as a serious blow to their purchasing power. The weekly protest movement, whose symbol became the highly-visible safety jackets that French drivers are required to have in their cars, has recently been replaced by another vast wave of protests against a government pension reform plan.

Mar 07 05:32

France rejects Saudi crown prince’s request to visit his $350m Versailles chateau

French authorities have rejected a request by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to visit the Louis XIV Palace which he bought for nearly $350 million a few years ago.

According to senior political sources in France, Bin Salman wanted to spend some time in his luxurious chateau on the outskirts of Paris, however, France had reservations.

Sources explained that Bin Salman’s visit will embarrass French President Emmanuel Macron who is going through a critical period before the public opinion due to the failure of his reform projects.

Mar 06 07:27

CORONAVIRUS: FRENCH GOVERNMENT SEIZES ALL STOCKS OF FACE MASKS, THOUSANDS STOLEN FROM HOSPITALS

SOURCE: BREITBART
French President Emmanuel Macron ordered the seizure of all stocks and future production of medical face masks in the face of a growing threat from Coronavirus, and a spate of looting of masks from medical facilities.

The China-origin Coronavirus, which has already killed a known 3,190 people worldwide is becoming more established in Europe, with worst-impacted nation Italy’s death toll standing at 79. Neighbouring France has seen a comparatively modest four deaths, but the French government hasn’t baulked at launching a series of sweeping measures under the guise of public health.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One thing you cannot accuse France's President Macron of being, is "not Draconian enough!!"

So President Macron, a word, please; when you make the possession of something illegal, you immediately create an illegal marketplace for said item; your energy would, most probably, have been better spent, in authorizing the best French manufacturers of these items, to be making these items exclusively for the French government, and paying them intelligently to do so.

By this action, you are stoking fears, and not really doing anything to alleviate the problem; right now, you need the wise counsel of a seasoned Epidemiologist, who can guide your actions to prevent as many infections as possible in France.

And I seriously doubt that this "mask seizure" would have been one of their top recommendations.

Mar 06 06:21

French DM Confirms Secretive Military Base Outside Paris Hit By Coronavirus

Several people stationed at the 110 Creil airbase outside Paris have fallen ill with coronavirus, the French military confirmed, with the base effectively being placed on lockdown. Defense Minister Florence Parly confirmed on Friday that a number of coronavirus cases have been registered at the military facility, located to the North of the French capital, RT reported.

Mar 05 09:41

Marine Le Pen Calls For Referendum To Stop "Submersion" Of France Via Mass Immigration

Marine Le Pen has called for a national referendum in order to stop what she called the “submersion” of France via a “globalist” program of mass immigration.

Mar 03 04:32

French government to force through pension changes, bypassing parliament

The French government will force through contested pension changes by decree, avoiding a parliamentary vote.

In a surprise announcement, the French prime minister, Édouard Philippe, said the controversial measure would be used to bypass parliament after opposition parties filed more than 41,000 amendments to the law in an attempt to stall its introduction.

The proposed reforms have sparked widespread protests and strikes since they were announced in December last year.

“I have decided to engage the government’s responsibility on the bill to create a universal retirement system, not to put an end to debate, but to end this period of non-debate,” Philippe told the assembly on Saturday evening.

Mar 03 03:28

Macron's fake outrage and complicity in the oppression of Palestinians

French President Emmanuel Macron’s “scene” in Jerusalem during a visit in January, as he shouted at Israeli soldiers who were attempting to enter a French Roman Catholic church, has been described as that of a spoiled leader having a tantrum.

While this might describe some of his behaviour, in reality, the scene perfectly demonstrates something more important about the power relations between France, Israel and Palestine.

Mar 02 04:40

France closes the Louvre as virus spreads to new fronts

Coronavirus cases surged in Italy, and France closed the world-famous Louvre Museum as the epidemic that began in China sent fear rising across Western Europe, threatening its tourism industry.

The virus has spread to more than 60 countries, and more than 3,000 people have died from the COVID-19 illness it causes.

New battle fronts in the battle opened rapidly, deepening the sense of crisis that has already sent financial markets plummeting, emptied the streets in many cities and rewritten the routines of millions of people. More than 88,000 have been infected, on every continent but Antarctica.

Mar 01 07:05

French Lawmakers File Rival Motions of No Confidence in Government Over Pension Reform

French lawmakers from the left and right of the spectrum filed motions of no confidence in the government after it pushed a controversial pension reform through the parliament on Saturday.

"We have just lodged our motion of public censure," Jean-Luc Melenchon, the leader of the leftist France Unbowed, said on Twitter, where he posted the photo of the document signed by 63 legislators.

Feb 29 05:15

Large blaze erupts near iconic Paris train station Gare de Lyon, Congolese singer protesters blamed for arson

A major fire occurred outside the iconic Gare de Lyon station in Paris. Reports say it was started by a crowd protesting against a concert by a Congolese star nearby, who tried to prevent firefighters from putting out the blaze.

The fire erupted near the station late on Friday. Footage from the scene shows open flames in the street outside the landmark, as well as a large plume of black smoke billowing over the area.

Feb 29 05:08

Trump ready to meet with leaders of Russia, China, Britain, France to discuss arms control

"The United States will use this opportunity to bring both Russia and China into the international arms control framework and head off a costly arms race", Reuters reported

Feb 28 13:43

Massive Fire Breaks Out After Immigrant Protest Near Central Paris Train Station

A massive fire has broken out in southeastern Paris near the Gare de Lyon train station. The fire has prompted police to evacuate the area.

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Breaking: Massive fire at Gare de Lyon train station in Paris, France. A protest against a Congolese singer who supports the current Congo President was taking place in the area.

French police said the train station was evacuated and advised people to avoid the area. They didn't elaborate on the cause of the fire.

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#GareDeLyon | Les @PompiersParis ont maîtrisé le feu qui est en cours d'extinction.
Évitez le secteur. Intervention des secours toujours en cours.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF the fire is proven to have been started by immigrants to France, this could be the proverbial "straw which breaks the camel's back", in terms of French nationalists screaming "Suffisant!" ("Enough!", in French).

Feb 23 08:33

The Coming French Revolution

Feb 23 02:49

Erdogan, Putin, Merkel and Macron to Meet March 5 on Idlib

The Turkish, Russian, German and French leaders will meet on March 5 to try to find a solution to the crisis in the city of Idlib as Turkey and Russian-backed Syrian forces risk confrontation in the region.

Following phone calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that he will meet them all on March 5, without disclosing the location. As Turkey slides toward war, Ankara has appealed to the U.S. and its European allies for support in a conflict that risks undermining the friendly ties he’s built with Moscow.

READ: Turkey and Russia Near Breaking Point in Syrian Standoff

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just what kinds of back-channel communications are going on here, between Ankara and DC; because the US still wants al-Assad out of Damascus, has Turkey been promised some kind of quid pro quo, for keeping Turkish, and Turkish-backed rebels in Idlib, no matter the costs from Syrian and Russian military?!?

Looking at the apparent madness of Edrogan's stand and demands here, this is almost the only thing which makes sense.

Feb 22 06:14

France: 120 knife attacks reported per day, linked to mass Muslim migration

The National Observatory of Delinquency and Criminal Responses reports that “as violent crime continues to surge across France, it is estimated that as many as 120 knife attacks occur on average per day across the country.”

A Paris police official identifies a main source of the violence:

“There were many fights in the migrant camps, between Afghans, Eritreans and Somalis in particular, which ended with stabbings, in the north of Paris. The dismantling of these fixing points has been beneficial.”

Feb 20 15:16

Lawyers to seek asylum for Julian Assange in France

Assange’s European defence team say it is their duty to raise case with Emmanuel Macron.

Julian Assange’s European defence team have said they will try to seek asylum for him in France. Hearings over Assange’s extradition from the UK to the US on spying charges are due to start next week in London.

Éric Dupond-Moretti said the “fate and the status of all journalists” was at stake in Assange’s case. “We consider the situation is sufficiently serious,” he said, “that our duty is to talk about it” with the French president, Emmanuel Macron.

Donald Trump 'offered Julian Assange a pardon if he denied Russia link to hack'

He was one of a team of lawyers lined up at a Paris news conference to explain why they view the case against Assange as unfair, citing his poor health and alleged violations of his rights while in jail in London.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope and pray France does the right thing here.

And remember; American politicians want him silenced, because he embarrassed them with the truth. So far, to the best of my knowledge and belief, nothing which ever appeared in Wikileaks was ever proven as fraudulent.

Feb 18 13:01

FRANCE FIGHTING BACK

More than 230 years after the French Revolution, another one may be brewing in France.

Last week, at the National Conservatism Conference in Rome, French leader Marion Maréchal said, "Yellow Vests are the French version of Brexiteers."

Yellow Vests are ordinary French people who have been protesting throughout the country every week for over a year.

Fed up with President Emmanuel Macron's corrupt government, excessive taxes and repressive police tactics, they're fighting back.

Feb 17 07:13

Ifop Survey: More than half of French people think civilization will collapse

A recent survey conducted by Ifop has revealed the more than half of French people believe that civilization as we know it will collapse in the coming decades, proving that the French are indeed a pessimistic people.

Feb 11 13:13

Paris France - CoV is here...

Feb 06 05:47

Paris Streets Fill Up With Trash As Pension Strikes Hit Waste Collection

France’s trains may be running again but the whiff of discontent over the government’s pension reforms still hangs thick in the air as a waste disposal strike begins to bite. Sidewalks in several parts of Paris have become obstacle courses of overflowing wheelie bins after 10 days of blockades at the city’s incineration plants, AFP reported.

Jan 28 10:29

Firefighters and police battle on the streets of Paris: Riot cops engage in bitter fighting with protesters demanding better pay and conditions

Fighting broke out between riot police and firefighters who were trying to break down security screens during anti-government protests in Paris today.

Videos of the astonishing violence were posted online during demonstrations close to the centre of the capital.

They clearly show baton-wielding CRS (Republican Security Companies) officers involved in bitter fighting with firefighters, who were demanding better pay and conditions.

‘The firefighters were very militant, and at one stage tried to push down police barriers,’ said an eyewitness.

‘The police responded with tear gas, and then went in with their batons. The fighting got very ugly.’

Jan 27 12:09

Stock finally ran out? France ‘bans’ protester-maiming grenade not manufactured since 2014

France is finally joining the rest of Europe by withdrawing explosives from its arsenal of crowd control tools. The announced retirement of the protester-maiming GLI-F4 grenade however may be due to stocks running out.

Jan 26 11:06

75 years ago, Audie Murphy earned his Medal of Honor with nothing but a burning tank destroyer's .50 cal and insane bravery

On January 26, 1945, the most decorated U.S. service member of World War II earned his legacy in a fiery fashion.

Audie Murphy — then a second lieutenant commanding Company B of the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division — found himself surrounded by six German tanks and wave after wave of enemy infantry while fighting in Holtzwihr, France. Rather than retreat with his men, Murphy made a gutsy decision: He ordered his soldiers withdraw to the cover of nearby forest and set up their artillery while he remained at his forward command post to direct their fire.

Jan 23 12:40

Putin Calls for a New System Guided by the UN Charter… But Is It Possible?

Putin is obviously in the bankers hip pocket if he wants The UN to be a global government. Russia still has a central bank controlled by the international bankers. He is a big promoter of the holocaust story. And like Trump he is hooked up with Chabad and Israel.

After speaking about Russia’s vision for internal improvements, Putin shifted towards the international arena saying:

“I am convinced that it is high time for a serious and direct discussion about the basic principles of a stable world order and the most acute problems that humanity is facing. It is necessary to show political will, wisdom and courage. The time demands an awareness of our shared responsibility and real actions.”

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