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‘Radicalized fanatics’: French police arrest 3 women planning terror attack on Paris train station
French police have arrested three radicalized women who were reportedly planning to bomb the populous Paris Gare de Lyon railway station to avenge the death of top Islamic State leader Abu Muhammed al-Adnani, France’s interior minister said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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IS gas canister plot spurred by group of women
A teen who pledged allegiance to IS stabbed a cop and was shot in the leg Thursday evening in a raid south of Paris        
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‘Jungle’ camp must close to stop mass attacks by migrants – Calais mayor to RT
The mayor of the French port city of Calais is urging the government to completely dismantle the notorious ‘Jungle’ migrant camp as soon as possible. She has joined hundreds of protesters rallying for the closure of the troubled facility. Read Full Article at RT.com
1321 points by Russia Today | France Refugee Immigration Population Attack Attack! Europe Law
Tourists rescued after overnight Mont Blanc cable car ordeal
Dozens of tourists, including three children, were rescued Friday after being trapped overnight in cable cars dangling above the slopes of Mont Blanc in the Alps.
5 points by The Denver Post | Rescue Mont Blanc Chamonix Courmayeur France Aiguille du Midi Mont Blanc Tunnel Haute-Savoie
Overwhelming majority of refugees in Germany are overqualified – OECD report
Germany has by far the highest percentage among EU countries of overqualified asylum seekers, a working paper by the OECD has found. A larger portion of refugees was also found to be more overqualified than any other immigrant group there. Read Full Article at RT.com
104 points by Russia Today | European Union Poland United Kingdom France Europe Slovakia Bosnia and Herzegovina Kosovo
Dozens trapped in Mont Blanc cable cars rescued
Rescuers brought down dozens of tourists, including a 10-year-old child, who were stranded in cable cars over Mont Blanc in the Alps overnight.         
4067 points by Arizona Republic | Chamonix Courmayeur Mont Blanc France Rescue Associated Press Aiguille du Midi Aosta Valley
French Goebbels? Writer claims French Army will clear Muslims from France as Israel did in Gaza
Social media is furious after controversial French writer and TV personality Eric Zemmour said that the French Army will reconquer its metropolitan areas and suburbs and clear them from Muslims as Israel did in Gaza. Read Full Article at RT.com
4701 points by Russia Today | Racism Nazi Germany France Joseph Goebbels French people Franks Demographics of France Charles de Gaulle
100s of migrants evicted from makeshift camp in Paris, as city plans 2 new major refugee centers
A few hundred migrants have been removed from a makeshift camp in Paris amid growing public discontent with a flood of asylum seekers and the accompanying rise in crime, as well as the mayor’s decision to open two new refugee camps in France’s capital. Read Full Article at RT.com
277 points by Russia Today | France Refugee Protest Immigration Europe Australia Time Greenwich Mean Time
IOC will cooperate with Brazilian Olympic ticket probe
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The IOC says it will cooperate with Brazilian authorities in the ticket scalping investigation targeting one of its executive board members. Patrick Hickey, president of Ireland's national Olympic committee, was among 10 people charged by Brazilian prosecutors on Tuesday with ticket scalping, conspiracy and ambush marketing ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Olympic Games Switzerland France International Olympic Committee International Paralympic Committee Germany Lausanne Rio de Janeiro
Dozens of trapped tourists rescued from stuck cable cars over the Alps
Dozens of tourists, including a 10-year-old child, were safely rescued Friday after being trapped in cable cars dangling above the slopes of Mont Blanc in the Alps overnight. The mountain rescue service in the French city of Chamonix said cables that had become entangled Thursday were repaired,...
531 points by Los Angeles Times | Rescue Mont Blanc Chamonix Courmayeur Search and rescue Aiguille du Midi Mountains France
Dozens trapped in cable cars over Mount Blanc rescued
Rescuers brought down dozens of tourists, including a 10-year-old child, who were stranded in cable cars over Mont Blanc in the Alps overnig...       
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Dozens trapped in cable cars over Mount Blanc rescued, report says
Rescuers brought down dozens of people who were stranded in cable cars over Mont Blanc in the Alps overnight, Reuters reported Friday.       
4067 points by USA Today | France Courmayeur Chamonix Mont Blanc English-language films Mont Blanc Massif Vertical transportation devices BBC
Dozens trapped over Mount Blanc rescued, report says
Rescuers brought down dozens of people who were stranded in cable cars over Mont Blanc in the Alps overnight, Reuters reported Friday.         
4067 points by Arizona Republic | France Courmayeur Chamonix Mont Blanc English-language films Mont Blanc Massif Vertical transportation devices BBC
Tourists, trapped in Mont Blanc cable car overnight, rescued
CHAMONIX, France (AP) - Dozens of tourists who were trapped in cable cars dangling above the Alps overnight, including a 10-year-old child, have all been safely rescued. The mountain rescue service in the French city of Chamonix says the travelers were brought Friday morning to Chamonix and the Italian town ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Rescue Mont Blanc France Chamonix Graian Alps Search and rescue Aosta Valley English-language films
Dozens rescued after spending night in cable cars high above French Alps
A series of cable cars carrying tourists stopped working at high altitude over the Mont Blanc massif in the Alps on Thursday, prompting a major rescue operation and leaving 45 people trapped in midair overnight, France’s interior minister said.
43 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Rescue Mont Blanc Graian Alps Alps Swiss Alps Paris Mont Blanc Massif France
45 trapped in cable cars over Mount Blanc overnight
Rescue efforts continued Friday to save 45 people who were stranded in cable cars over Mont Blanc in the Alps overnight.         
4067 points by Arizona Republic | France Courmayeur Chamonix Mont Blanc Mont Blanc Massif Vertical transportation devices English-language films Rescue
Trapped Mont Blanc cable car passengers on way to safety
LYON, France (Reuters) - Rescuers were bringing 33 people trapped overnight in cable cars high over the glaciers of Mont Blanc to an altitude station on Friday morning after the tangled cables were repaired, the cable car operator said.
202 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters News agency Tour du Mont Blanc News France English-language films Tom Glocer
45 trapped in Mount Blanc cable cars overnight
Rescue efforts continued Friday to save 45 people who were stranded in cable cars over Mont Blanc in the French Alps overnight.       
4067 points by USA Today | France Mont Blanc Courmayeur Chamonix Alps Mont Blanc Massif Vertical transportation devices English-language films
Mystery Surrounds Car With Gas Containers Found in Paris Near Notre Dame
The car did not contain detonators, but the police have arrested four people — all suspected of being Islamist extremists — in connection with the case.
222 points by The New York Times | Paris Notre Dame de Paris Peugeot Seine France Police Automobile Police officer
Dozens stranded overnight in cable cars high above French Alps
A series of cable cars carrying tourists stopped working at high altitude over the Mont Blanc massif in the Alps on Thursday, prompting a major rescue operation and leaving 45 people trapped in midair overnight, France’s interior minister said.
-1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Chamonix Mont Blanc Courmayeur Rescue France Mont Blanc Massif Aiguille du Midi Transport
Dozens of tourists stranded in cable cars 10,000 above the Alps
PARIS — A series of cable cars carrying tourists stopped working at high altitude over the Mont Blanc massif in the Alps on Thursday, prompting a major rescue operation and leaving 45 people trapped in midair overnight, France’s interior minister said. Four helicopters were deployed after 110 people became stuck when the cable cars stalled...
78 points by New York Post | Chamonix Mont Blanc Courmayeur Rescue France Mont Blanc Massif Aiguille du Midi Transport
Salvation through soccer?
The Central African state of Chad is suffering through a steep economic decline and a grueling fight against terrorism.
6 points by CNN | Ligue 1 FC Metz France RC Lens Government Ligue 2 Official Sovereign state
Gaumont Touches Buyers With Contempo French Drama ‘Heaven Will Wait’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Gaumont has closed a raft of deals on Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar’s “Heaven Will Wait,” a French drama set to premiere in Toronto’s Contemporary World Cinema. “Heaven Will Wait” turns on two girls next door, Sonia and Mélanie, whose lives take unexpected turn after they begin to commit crimes, leaving their parents in despair but determined to... Read more »
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Perpignan Journal: ‘Don’t Erase Us’: French Catalans Fear Losing More Than a Region’s Name
Combining the Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées regions under a new name, Occitanie, is regarded by some as a threat to their cultural identity.
4292 points by The New York Times | Catalan language Catalonia Spain French language France Occitan language Pyrénées-Orientales Northern Catalonia
Alpine cliffhanger: 33 stranded overnight in scary Mont Blanc cable car drama
Over a hundred people got stuck above the Mont Blanc mountain range in the Alps on Thursday after a cable car system malfunctioned. A rescue operation was suspended for nighttime, leaving 33 people stranded. Read Full Article at RT.com
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French President Holland: Islam must live within the law
Shawn PricePARIS, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- French President Hollande challenged Muslims in his country to create "an Islam of France" that lives within French laws.
206 points by UPI | United Press International Nicolas Sarkozy William Randolph Hearst Islam International News Service News World Communications France Charles de Gaulle
Rights group: Refugee children still in Greek police cells
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Refugee and migrant children in Greece are being held in police cells, often in "poor and degrading conditions" due to a lack of appropriate shelter space, Human Rights Watch said in a report published Friday. The U.S.-based rights group said it urged the Greek government to ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | European Union Europe Human rights Associated Press Greece Immigration France Mediterranean Sea
France: Protesters demand 'Jungle' camp closure
Amid rising tension, lorry drivers, farmers and workers block traffic to demand closure of the Calais refugee camp.
1031 points by Al Jazeera English | Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel France Refugee Channel Tunnel Germany Gerhard Schröder Europe
Cable Car Passengers Stranded Overnight in French Alps
Helicopters rescued dozens of people at 12,500 feet in the Mont Blanc massif near Chamonix after the cars came to a halt, but 33 remained behind.
-1 points by The New York Times | Chamonix Mont Blanc Daily Express Mont Blanc Massif Aiguille du Midi Rescue France Technical rescue
45 people stuck overnight in cable cars at Mont Blanc
PARIS — A series of cable cars carrying tourists stopped working at high altitude over the Mont Blanc massif in the Alps on Thursday, prompting a major rescue operation and leaving 45 people trapped in midair overnight, France's interior minister said.Four helicopters were deployed after 110 people became stuck when the cable cars stalled because of a "technical incident," Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said. He said the helicopters rescued 65 people before the efforts were suspended for the night because of rough flight conditions.
1 points by Boston Herald | Chamonix Mont Blanc Courmayeur Rescue France Mont Blanc Massif Aiguille du Midi Aosta Valley
France to dismantle remaining Calais jungle 'in one go'
The shelter of thousands of migrants and refugees is set to be "definitively" closed "as quickly as possible".
793 points by Al Jazeera English | Nicolas Sarkozy France Médecins Sans Frontières Proposals Union for a Popular Movement Dominique de Villepin Proposal Europe
Quintana stays ahead as Nielsen wins Spanish Vuelta stage
GANDIA, Spain — Nairo Quintana of Colombia preserved his lead of nearly four minutes over Chris Froome in the Spanish Vuelta after a relatively flat stage won by Magnus Cort Nielsen of Denmark on Thursday.Quintana finished with the peloton to stay 3 minutes, 37 seconds ahead of Britain's Froome after the 200-kilometer (124-mile) route from Requena to Gandia on the Mediterranean coast, with Esteban Chaves of Colombia and Alberto Contador of Spain less than 30 seconds behind.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Tour de France Spain Individual time trial Mediterranean Sea France Alberto Contador Grand Tour Greg LeMond
100 trapped in French Alps cable cars
A rescue operation is underway for as many as 100 people trapped in cable cars near Mont Blanc in the French Alps, CNN affiliate BFMTV reported Thursday.
7084 points by CNN | Mountaineering France Mont Blanc Alps Aosta Valley Graian Alps Topographic prominence European Union
Gabon justice minister resigns over Bongo re-election
Seraphin Moundoung resigns over government's failure to organise recount as President Bongo's win touches off riots.
473 points by Al Jazeera English | New Zealand France Africa President Ali Bongo Ondimba Gabon Idriss Déby Welfare state
UK to build a border wall near Calais, France
The U.K.'s immigration minister confirmed plans to build a wall in Calais, France, to prevent refugees and migrants from entering the U.K.
1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | United Kingdom Europe Spain Government debt United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland European Union Balance sheet France
War has uprooted 28 million kids worldwide, UNICEF estimates
Some 28 million children around the globe have been driven from their homes by violent conflict, with nearly as many abandoning their homes in search of a better life, UNICEF said in a report.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Million Refugee Immigration Australia France Displaced person 10000000 Population
EU grants 348 million euros in aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union on Thursday announced it was contracting 348 million euros ($393 mln) to the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) for humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in Turkey, part of the bloc's migration cooperation with Ankara.
37 points by Reuters | Turkey Europe European Union Reuters Cyprus France Thomson Reuters Austria
EU to Provide Debit Cards and Cash to Refugees in Turkey
Up to one million refugees in Turkey will receive debit cards and monthly cash transfers to help pay for food and housing under a new €348-million ($393-million) humanitarian program from the European Union announced Thursday.
344 points by The Wall Street Journal | European Union Europe France Italy Council of Europe European integration Estonia Cyprus
French president calls for an 'Islam of France'
French President Francois Hollande called for the creation of "an Islam of France" and the removal of foreign-trained extremist imams in a key speech Thursday on the challenges radical Islam poses to democracy.
1039 points by CNN | Islam France Jihad Islamic terrorism Central Intelligence Agency Terrorism Islamic fundamentalism Egypt
Merkel paying price for refugee crisis?
Not long ago, Angela Merkel's dominant position in Germany and her status as the most influential leader in Europe seemed secure.
204 points by CNN | Germany Coalition government Refugee Christian Democratic Union Europe France Immigration Political party
Paris to open first migrant camp by October
PARIS (Reuters) - Paris will house close to 1,000 migrants in two camps to tackle the growing number of men, women and children fleeing war and poverty who are sleeping rough on the French capital's streets, the city's mayor said on Tuesday.
7 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters News agency Poverty News France Investment Europe
Paris to open its first urban refugee camps
Paris will soon set up its first urban camps for refugees -- one in mid-October and another later in the year, the city's mayor announced Tuesday, just hours after an uninhabited migrant camp was reportedly set on fire south of the city.
1340 points by CNN | France
France held to frustrating stalemate in Belarus
France got their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a poor start as they were held to a goalless draw in Belarus in Group A on Tuesday.
-1 points by | European Union Germany Constitutional monarchy NATO Europe France Belgium Luxembourg
Drug Traffickers Target Argentina
Smugglers of cocaine and other drugs have begun flying their products south into Argentina from Bolivia, outmaneuvering authorities and turning this largely peaceful country into an international narcotics hub.
59 points by The Wall Street Journal | Nicaragua North America France South America Central America Caribbean Paris Indigenous peoples of the Americas
Kids who survived violent migration face unimaginable horrors
The photo of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s body washed up on a beach one of the most indelible images of the Syrian refugee crisis.
322 points by Daily News | Europe Mediterranean Sea Jordan Right of asylum France Immigration Syria Childhood
Far-right mayor claims real French people are ‘European, white, Catholic’
A far-right mayor in France has made headlines for his anti-Muslim rhetoric once again, saying that being French means being “European, white, and Catholic.” Now, an anti-racism organization has announced it is taking legal action against the politician. Read Full Article at RT.com
5968 points by Russia Today | Charles de Gaulle Islam France Muhammad Racism French language Muslim Romance languages
Welcome to Germany: Cafe Waldluft
In the pristine Bavarian Alps, Mama Flora's hotel - once a popular tourist destination - is now a home for refugees.
1721 points by Al Jazeera English | Europe Right of asylum Canada Refugee Sierra Leone Australia France League of Nations
Welcoming refugees to the pool — in a most German way
German swimming pools are seen as a metaphor for Germany — and for the challenge of integrating newcomers.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Swimming pool France Canada Refugee Angela Merkel Pool Germany Europe
UK slated over planned anti-refugee wall in Calais
Officials say construction of UK-funded four-metre high, 1km-long wall in the French port will start this month.
2078 points by Al Jazeera English | France Europe Her Majesty's Government Refugee Channel Tunnel British Empire Road haulage Haulage
UNICEF: 50 million children uprooted by crises
Youngsters driven from their homes by crises they are not responsible for or have little influence over, says UN agency.
2160 points by Al Jazeera English | Refugee Europe Million Right of asylum Australia Immigration France Population