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French Airport: Terrorist Shot Dead After Trying To Take Soldier’s Weapon (UPDATES)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/18/2017 at 12:00pm
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A man on the French terror watch list shot and wounded a police officer in northern Paris before traveling to Orly airport where he tackled a female soldier and tried to take her rifle.  She was among the French soldiers on anti-terror patrols of the airport.  She did not release her...

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Carlos “The Jackal” goes on trial in France

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 12:30pm 3/12/2017 at 12:30pm
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“Carlos the Jackal” is a name I haven’t heard in a really long time.

I assumed he was dead.

In fact, he’s been serving a life sentence in France, and now is going on trial again.

Sky News reports, Carlos the Jackal faces trial for 1974 Paris shop bombing:

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International Central Banks Building Up Foreign Currency Reserves

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 11:30am 3/8/2017 at 11:30am
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The news has lately shown steady and growing markets, pushing optimism to new heights. But is it worth it? Central banks around the world have gone into self preservation mode. While the subject is not sexy, everyone should have information on the financial market. It’s another reminder how fragile the global...

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Poachers Kill Rhino at French Zoo, Saw Off Horn

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 4:30pm 3/7/2017 at 4:30pm
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Poachers broke into the Thoiry Zoo in France and killed a white rhinoceros for its horn:

Keepers found the dead animal, named Vince, in the African enclosure of the zoo...

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French President…Barack Obama?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/1/2017 at 12:00pm

Some in France would love if former President Barack Obama ran for president. Again. But this time in France. Obama is ineligible since he’s a US citizens, but that’s not stopping these people.

42,000 French citizens have signed a petition to persuade him to run for president.

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Geert Wilders Vows to Take the Netherlands Out of EU, Leads Polls Ahead of Election

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 10:00am 2/14/2017 at 10:00am
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With five weeks to go before Dutch elections, politian Geert Wilders’ Party of Freedom (PVV) is leading all the major polls with just below 20 percent of the votes. If Wilders’ PVV manages to emerge as the single largest party, as polls currently suggest, the 53 year old Dutch politician could...

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Avalanche Kills Four in France at Ski Resort

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 13, 2017 at 12:00pm 2/13/2017 at 12:00pm

An avalanche has killed at least four people in France at the Tignes ski resort in the French Alps. From Sky News:

Five people remain trapped beneath the 400-metre-wide snowslide which hit an off-piste slope known as Toviere, near the ski resort of Tignes, close to the Italian border.

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Bernie Sanders-Inspired Clothes Appear at Paris Fashion Week

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 6, 2017 at 11:30am 2/6/2017 at 11:30am

Self avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) inspired many people during his presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton. Somehow, though, I don’t think he expected himself to inspire styles during Paris’s fashion week.

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France: Law Permits Workers To Ignore Work Emails After Hours

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 2, 2017 at 10:30am 1/2/2017 at 10:30am
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A new “right to disconnect” labor law going into effect January 1st, gives French workers the legal right to ignore work emails after hours.

The Guardian reports:

From Sunday, French companies will be required to guarantee their employees a “right to disconnect” from technology as the country seeks to tackle the modern-day scourge...

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French President Hollande Will Not Seek Re-Election

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 3:30pm 12/1/2016 at 3:30pm

French President Francois Hollande has announced he will not seek re-election in next year’s election. The New York Times reports:

In a televised address from the Élysée Palace, Mr. Hollande said that he was “aware of the risks” of a candidacy that would...

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Knife Attack at French Priest Retirement Home Leaves One Dead

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 25, 2016 at 1:30pm 11/25/2016 at 1:30pm

French authorities have begun a search for a man who murdered a woman at a retirement home for priests in southern France. FRANCE 24 reports the police have identified the suspect, but no one mentions his name:

The man, brandishing a sawn-off shotgun and a knife, tied up and killed the woman...

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E.U. to collapse ‘in a few years,’ says Nigel Farage

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 10:00am 11/24/2016 at 10:00am
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The end is nigh for the European Union, predicts the chief architect of Brexit, Nigel Farage. Talking to an Italian TV station, the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) said, “In a few years time the European Union won’t exist.” Farage was asked about President-elect Donald Trump’s views on the E.U., Farage replied,...

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France: Authorities Arrest Seven For Allegedly Planning Terrorist Attack

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 21, 2016 at 1:30pm 11/21/2016 at 1:30pm

French authorities have arrested seven people who allegedly planned a terrorist attack. Fox News reported:

The suspects were arrested in Strasbourg and Marseille over the weekend. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said...

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Ex-French President Sarkozy Loses in Primary

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 21, 2016 at 10:30am 11/21/2016 at 10:30am

Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s attempt to become president again has ended in the primary. He endorsed moderate François Fillon as he conceded.

Fillon won 44.1% of the vote while Bordeaux Mayor Alain Juppé received 28.3%. Sarkozy only pulled in 20.9%:

The former French leader’s elimination in the first round upends a conservative primary...

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Will Brexit and Trump Effect Sweep Western World?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 9:00pm 11/13/2016 at 9:00pm
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The push back against the progressive left’s agenda that culminated in the election of President-elect Trump had been gaining steam for a while now and not just on this side of the Atlantic.

Faced with poor economic growth, an influx of refugees, a sense of losing their national identity, and a variety...

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Mini-Jungle: Welcome to Paris’s Newest Attraction

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 3:00pm 11/3/2016 at 3:00pm
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Just days after dismantling the infamous migrant encampment known as the “Jungle,” outside the northern French city of Calais, police are now swooping the ‘Mini-Jungle’ in the middle of Paris. This Mini-Jungle is now swarming with new inhabitants following last week’s clearing of Calais Jungle, with population here crossing 3,000.

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Wine Output Hits Lowest in Four Years

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 6:30pm 10/20/2016 at 6:30pm

NO! Bad weather in France and South America have caused a lower wine output…the lowest in four years. The BBC reported:

Trade group the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) has estimated output will reach 259.5m hectolitres (mhl) this year – a fall of 5% compared with 2015.

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