France

Marine Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests
Marine Le Pen,
TheLocal.fr | Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French far right has been left shocked and furious after a court ordered her to be examined by a psychiatrist to determine if she "is capable of understanding remarks and answering...
French opposition, media cry foul over 'fake news' bill
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AFP | Paris (AFP) - French lawmakers accused the government of attempting to legalise censorship during a stormy debate Friday over a bill designed to fight so-called fake news during election campaigns. President Emmanuel...
France's fake news law leaves media experts uneasy
Macron
AFP | Paris (AFP) - France is the latest country attempting to fight the scourge of fake news with legislation -- but opponents say the law won't work and could even be used to silence critics. The draft law, designed to stop...
Ex-French president Sarkozy arrested for taking 50 million in cash from Gadhafi during 2007 election.
Sarkozy
APNews | PARIS (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into custody Tuesday in connection with allegations that he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the regime of late Libyan leader...
WikiLeaks Publishes 21,000 Macron Campaign Emails
Emmanuel Macron
Telegraph.co.uk | More than 20,000 emails from Emmanuel Macron’s presidential campaign have been published by Wikileaks. The whistleblowing website released the trove of leaked emails on Monday as a searchable archive. It comes almost...
U.S. Holds Talks With U.K., France on Possible Syria Strikes
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WSJ | WASHINGTON—The U.S. is working with France and the U.K. on plans for a coordinated military strike in Syria if the regime uses chemical weapons in an expected offensive against the country’s last major rebel haven,...
US, UK and France 'Inflicted Worst Destruction in Decades on Raqqa'
UNZ | Air and artillery strikes by the US and its allies inflicted devastating loss of life on civilians in the Isis-held city of Raqqa, according to an Amnesty International report. It contradicts claims by the US, along...
ISIS gunman shot dead after killing three in French supermarket siege
Sun.co.uk | The attacker, named by police as 26-year-old Redouane Lakdim, screamed "Vengeance for Syria!" before shooting at cops in Trebes, south-east of Toulouse. Police union official Yves Lefebvre confirmed Lakdim was killed...
'France will strike' if proven chemical bombs used in Syria: Macron
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Reuters | PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that “France will strike” if chemical weapons are used against civilians in the Syrian conflict in violation of international treaties, but that he had not yet...
France wants to ban sale of gas and diesel cars by 2040, end coal by 2022
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ArsTechnica | In an address on Thursday, France’s environment minister, Nicolas Hulot, said that the country would aim to phase out electricity from coal-fired plants by 2022 and end the sale of gas and diesel internal combustion...
France on edge as presidential vote looms
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AFP | Paris (AFP) - France was on edge Saturday on the eve of its most unpredictable presidential election in decades, which will take place under heightened security after the jihadist killing of a policeman. The Islamic...
Marine Le Pen's Front National headquarters raided by police
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The Guardian | French police searched the headquarters of Marine Le Pen’s far-right Front National on Monday evening as part of an official investigation into “fake” jobs involving the misuse of European Union funds to pay for a...
France to collect personal data of 60 million with controversial database
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France24 | France’s government last week announced the creation of a highly controversial new database that will collect and store personal information on nearly everyone living in the country who holds a French identity card or...
'This is a funeral' Le Pen predicts the end of the EU as she promises FREXIT referendum
Marine Le Pen
Express.co.uk | The president of the National Front, a right-wing Eurosceptic party, issued the warning to Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission after branding his state of the Union speech to MEPs at the...
France is “decriminalizing” cannabis nationwide
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NaturalNews | How cannabis use laws will be enforced is about to undergo a big change in France. Recently, the nation announced that they would be ending all prison terms for cannabis users by the end of 2017. Currently, cannabis use...
France Braces for Runoff Between Nationalism and Globalism
Emmanuel Macron
Bloomberg | In the coming two weeks of the French campaign, Marine Le Pen’s challenge is to break through a wall of voter antipathy that she inherited from her father. Emmanuel Macron’s task is to persuade the French he has the...
Fears shroud French election after Champs Elysees attack
AFP | Paris (AFP) - The killing of a policeman on Paris's Champs Elysees claimed by the Islamic State group rocked France's presidential race Friday with just two days to go before voting in the closest election for decades....
Machete-wielding man attacks French soldiers at the Louvre museum
DailyMail.co.uk | A terror probe has been launched in Paris after a machete-wielding man was shot after trying to attack four soldiers outside the Louvre. The suspect was shot five times in the stomach and is in a critical condition. He...