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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
421 points by Russia Today | Notre Dame de Paris France Train station French language Gare du Nord Paris Woman Lyon
Crash at rural Cass County intersection kills Fargo man
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A Fargo man is dead after a two-vehicle crash at a rural Cass County intersection. The Highway Patrol says the 52-year-old man was driving a van that failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection about 3:20 p.m. Tuesday. He was ejected during the ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | English-language films 1996 Cannes Film Festival British films Surgery Click consonant French language Automobile
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
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
5968 points by Russia Today | Charles de Gaulle Islam France Muhammad Racism French language Muslim Romance languages
Belgian police thwart 'terrorist attack'
Belgian police intercepted a car that was speeding toward a busy shopping area and refused to stop, authorities said Thursday.
-1 points by CNN | Automobile Walking Prosecutor Prosecution French language Brazil Vehicle Driving
French Election Puts Possibility of 'Frexit' on the Agenda
The two front-runners in France’s coming presidential election share a basic analysis of the choice facing the country. While Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron are poles apart politically, they both agree that the defining issue is France’s membership of the eurozone.
1361 points by The Wall Street Journal | Jean-Marie Le Pen National Front President of the United States Marine Le Pen European Union French language Luxembourg France
French prosecutor charges three in thrwarted terror attack
PARIS — Paris’ prosecutor’s office says that three suspects in a thwarted attack last week in the southern French city of Montpellier have been handed preliminary terrorism charges. Authorities gave on the suspects’ first names. A teenage girl, Sara, and a man called Thomas were charged with terrorist association and possessing explosives Tuesday night. Another...
7 points by New York Post | Terrorism Nuclear weapon Counter-terrorism Electric charge French language English-language films United Nations Pyrenees
Officials: 4 snowboarders die in French Alps avalanche
Four snowboarders died in an avalanche Monday near the French Alps resort of Tignes, according to local officials who did not expect the death toll to rise.The avalanche – about 330 feet wide and 1,300 feet long – struck the mountain about 6,900 feet up in an off-piste sector known as Toviere. The...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Skiing Backcountry skiing France Piste Ski touring Snowboarding Death French language
Berlinale: ‘Felicite’ Director and Cast Talk About the Realities of Working in Africa
The Berlinale spotlight shone on African cinema on Saturday with the premiere of Senegalese filmmaker Alain Gomis’ Kinshasa-based drama “Félicité.” The film centers on a strongly independent and passionate singer in the Congolese capital who is forced to raise money for her son’s operation after he has an accident. While grateful for the opportunity to... Read more »
49 points by Variety | Africa Film director Democratic Republic of the Congo Film Movie theater Actor Cinematography French language
France thwarts 'imminent attack;' 4 arrests, explosive found
Anti-terrorism forces arrested four people Friday in southern France, including a 16-year-old girl, and uncovered a makeshift laboratory with the explosive TATP and other ingredients for fabricating a bomb. France's top security official said the raid thwarted an "imminent attack." A police official...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | 2016 2015 French language France Criminal law Federal Bureau of Investigation Explosive material Nuclear weapon
French anti-terror agents thwart ‘imminent attack’
Four people, including a 16-year-old girl, were arrested Friday in southern France, and police uncovered a makeshift laboratory with the explosive TATP and other ingredients for fabricating a bomb. France’s top security official said the raid thwarted an “imminent attack.”
12 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | 2016 2015 French language France Federal Bureau of Investigation Explosive material Nuclear weapon Counter-terrorism
Can Marine Le Pen win the French presidential election?
The far-right leader says globalisation and 'Islamic fundamentalism' are undermining French culture.
1405 points by Al Jazeera English | United States European Union France Nicolas Sarkozy Europe Prime Minister of France Islam French language
Forget burkini ban: France's Muslims have bigger problems
When France enacted its ban on "ostentatious symbols" in public schools in 2004, the so-called "veil ban" was justified under the guise of a warped form of European cultural relativism. It's just the French way, you see.
482 points by CNN | Human rights Islam French people France Muhammad French language Islam in France Racism
Marine Le Pen and post-colonial overseas departments
'Departmentalisation didn't go far enough. We need a revolution. Some of us will even consider voting Le Pen to get it.'
409 points by Al Jazeera English | France Departments of France French Guiana French language Overseas department Mayotte Metropolitan France Socialist Party
Why has Cameroon's internet shut down?
A crippling Internet shutdown is entering a third week in the English-speaking region of Cameroon.
3687 points by CNN | Cameroon Paul Biya Government Politics of Cameroon French language
France envoy: 'Minority' of Muslims 'testing us'
France must find "reasonable accommodation" for Islam, but "there will be mistakes, there will be backlash", says Araud.
88 points by Al Jazeera English | Islam Muhammad Muslim Culture of France French language Islam in France France Qur'an
Diack, Russians challenge bans for blackmail plot at CAS
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport aims to give verdicts within weeks after three track officials challenged IAAF life bans in a Russian doping and bribery scandal. Hearings for Papa Massata Diack of Senegal and two Russians - former IAAF treasurer Valentin Balakhnichev and coach Alexei ...
1 points by The Washington Times | France Russia French language Russians Ban The Washington Times
French Identity, Muslim Population Dominate Election
As French voters prepare for a primary that could ultimately determine their next president, the rhetoric has increasingly focused on whether France’s secular values are compatible with its large Muslim population.
421 points by The Wall Street Journal | France Charles de Gaulle Nicolas Sarkozy Switzerland Atheism French language United States Prime Minister of France
Belgian police officers detained by French counterparts while deporting group of migrants
Paris and Brussels appear to be at odds after two Belgian police officers were detained by French authorities while returning a group of migrants to France. The Belgian ambassador has been summoned by France over the detentions. Read Full Article at
101 points by Russia Today | Belgium France French language Europe Flanders Dutch language French people Constable
Harvesting Grapes in France, With Champagne as Reward
Taking part in the timeless tradition of the vendange is a way to tax the body and free the mind, cheaply.
4151 points by The New York Times | Wine GRAPE Chardonnay Viticulture History of wine Harvest Pinot noir French language
The first country to ban plastic cups, plates
France has become the first country in the world to ban disposable plastic cups and plates.
69563 points by CNN | European Union France French language Plastic recycling Euro Recycling Belgium Waste
Afghan Teenager Killed on Highway Near Calais
A teenager from Afghanistan was killed after being hit by a truck on a highway near the French coastal town of Calais.
6 points by The Wall Street Journal | France Europe English Channel Taliban Afghanistan South Africa European Union French language
France Mourns Terrorist Victims
French President François Hollande led a tribute Monday to the victims of terror attacks, an annual ceremony that is taking on added significance as the country tries to heal from assaults that have killed over 200 people in the past year.
24 points by The Wall Street Journal | Attack Burkina Faso France French language Attack! Niger Mali French people
France bans plastic plates and cutlery
France has apparently become the first country in the world to ban plastic plates, cups and utensils, passing a law that will go into effect in 2020. Exceptions will be allowed for items made of compostable, biosourced materials. The new law is a part of the country's Energy Transition for Green...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | European Union Law Greenhouse gas Fossil fuel Europe Peak oil European Commission French language
French Prime Minister Faults Times Article Giving Voice to Muslim Women
Prime Minister Manuel Valls wrote that the piece, in which French Muslim women described being discriminated against, painted an “unacceptable image of France because it is false.”
3042 points by The New York Time | Newspaper France French language The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington Broadsheet Nicolas Sarkozy Kenneth Lerer
Gabon leader under scrutiny as EU questions election win
LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon's re-elected President Ali Bongo came under international scrutiny on Tuesday, as a European Union mission questioned the validity of his narrow win, France recommended a recount and the African Union said it would send mediators.
40 points by Reuters | Africa Gabon African Union Sudan French language Chad Madagascar Ali Bongo Ondimba