Posts Tagged ‘France’

Examining Israel-France Relations in Light of the ICC Decision

The International Criminal Court, The Hague, Netherlands. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. On March 18, 2021, Israeli president Reuven Rivlin and French president Emmanuel Macron held a diplomatic meeting in Paris as part of Rivlin’s European tour. Also present at the meeting was IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi. The parties discussed key geostrategic issues […]

Megaliths Covered with Mysterious Engravings Unearthed in France

In 2018, archaeologists working for the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research, or INRAP, uncovered an expansive and unusually well-preserved megalithic site near the municipality of Massogny in France. INRAP’s ongoing analysis of the stone megaliths and adjacent village found at the site called Chemin des Bels has revealed in-depth information about the beliefs […]

Roman Funeral Pyre in France Contained Rare Metal Curule Chair

Recently, two amazing discoveries were made in the commune of Epagny Metz-Tessy, in the Haute-Savoie department in southeastern France, near Annecy. After an SNC group carried out routine inspections and excavations prior to giving the all-clear on new housing construction on the site, they stumbled upon two Roman funeral pyres from the 1 st century […]

Reflecting the Divine: Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, France

The sun’s rays entering the nearly 27,000 square feet of stained glass windows of Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral create thousands of colored shards that bathe the interior in ethereal beauty. But beyond this earthly splendor, every one of the more than 175 glorious stained glass windows inspire and encourage worshipers to venerate the Virgin Mary and look […]

5 women arrested in France on suspicion of plotting terrorist attack on religious site during Easter holidays

French counter-terrorism police have arrested a family of five women after one of them was suspected of planning to attack a religious site. A sword and dangerous chemicals were reportedly found in their home. French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin confirmed the operation in a tweet, thanking counter-terrorism agents for their work. Several French news outlets […]

France Announces New COVID-19 Restrictions Amid ‘Accelerating’ Epidemic

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday announced a three-week nationwide school closure and a month-long domestic travel ban, as the rapid spread of the virus ramped up pressure on hospitals. In a televised address to the nation, Macron said efforts are needed as “the epidemic is accelerating.” “We’re going to close nursery, […]

France to reopen embassy in Libya’s Tripoli, Macron announces

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France: New COVID-19 measures beset by technical glitches, public confusion

Residents of Paris and several other regions of France spent their first weekend under a limited monthlong lockdown. While the French government insisted the rules would be less strict than in the past, the measures have been criticized as messy. A travel authorization certificate posted online was so ridiculed by French media for its unnecessary […]

US, Belgium, France, Japan Hold Middle East Naval Drills Amid Iran Tensions

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Strait of Gibraltar, entering the Mediterranean Sea as it continues operations in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility in this April 13, 2019 photo supplied by the US Navy. Photo: US Navy / Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Clint Davis / Handout via Reuters. […]

On this day 2012: Jewish massacre in Toulouse, France leaves 4 dead

On this day, nine years ago, four people were killed, including three children, simply because they were Jews in France. On March 19, 2012, the Islamic terrorist Mohammed Merah targeted a Jewish school in the French city of Toulouse.  The children killed were 8-year-old Myriam Monsonego, and the brothers Arié and Gabriel Sandler, 6 and […]

Paris among 16 areas of France plunged into month-long lockdown as third Covid-19 wave rips through country

Some 16 areas of France, including the capital, Paris, will be locked down for four weeks from Friday in a bid to curb the third wave of Covid-19 infections, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on Thursday evening. Among the country’s departments – or regions – targeted by health chiefs in the latest restrictions is Alpes-Maritimes […]

Italy, France and other EU states to restart AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine use after EU regulator’s blood clot review

The rollout of AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine will resume in Italy from Friday, Prime Minister Mario Draghi has said, as a handful of EU nations announced returns to the jab after the bloc’s drug regulator reaffirmed it was safe. “The government’s priority remains to vaccinate as many people as possible as quickly as possible,” Draghi said […]

France to return Klimt painting ‘sold’ during Nazi era

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Macron warns of more Covid-19 measures ‘in coming days’ amid France’s stubbornly high infection rate and new pressure on hospitals

France will likely be hit with further restrictive measures in the next few days in a bid to curb the country’s rising Covid-19 infection rate, French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Monday. “We will have to take in the days to come, no doubt, new decisions,” Macron said during a summit with Spanish Prime Minister […]

President of Ile-de-France says Paris is living ‘on borrowed time’ as British variant sweeps across the capital

The president of the Ile-de-France region has warned that the capital is facing a “very violent third wave” of Covid-19, as the infection rate nears 400 cases per 100,000 people and ICU occupancy reaches 95.90 percent of capacity. “The English variant, which has become the most prevalent, is not only more contagious, it is also […]

COVID in Europe: Italy, France concerned over rising cases, Portugal plans to loosen restrictions

Several nations in Europe have expressed concern over rates of COVID-19, with some introducing new measures, while others have announced plans to loosen restrictions. The government in Italy has labelled the whole nation as a “red zone” over the Easter weekend due to a hike in instances of the virus. “They (the stricter measures) are […]

France Threatens To Make Covid Jabs Compulsory For Health Workers Because Of ‘Unacceptable’ Uptake

The French government claims that the level of Covid-19 vaccine uptake among health care workers “is not acceptable” and warns that if vaccination rates don’t improve it could make the jab compulsory. Government spokesman Gabriel Attal told Le Parisien newspaper: “For the last year our health workers have been heroic, but the vaccination rate among […]

France underestimated impact of nuclear tests in French Polynesia, study finds

France has considerably underestimated the impact of the nuclear tests it carried out in French Polynesia in the 1960s and 70s, according to new research. The findings, published by the investigative journalism newsroom Disclose, suggest that the radiation levels caused by the tests were far greater than officially acknowledged. The study also found that around […]

France chides Austria, Denmark for coordinating with Israel on virus vaccines

PARIS, France — France has criticized a push by Austria and Denmark to coordinate with Israel on developing new COVID-19 shots, as EU unity frays even further over its troubled vaccine rollout. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced the Israeli partnership on Monday, saying the European Medicines Agency (EMA) was “too slow in approving vaccines,” leaving […]

In France, if you smoke cannabis you can kill a Jew – Sarah Halimi case goes to high court

In France, if you smoke cannabis, you can kill a Jew. That’s basically what France’s lower court decided in December 2019, after excusing the alleged antisemitic murderer of a Jewish woman from a criminal trial because of his heavy intake of cannabis that supposedly compromised his “discernment,” or consciousness. France’s Court of Cassation (appellate) began […]

France dissolves far-right group Generation Identity

The French government has dissolved the far-right group Generation Identity, interior minister Gérald Darmanin announced. He said in a tweet the association “incites discrimination, hatred and violence”. The Lyon-based group had been at the centre of a number of controversies, including a 2017 “Defend Europe” mission on the Mediterranean Sea in which it chartered an […]

France says Turkey has stopped insults, but demands more action to fix fragile diplomatic relations

France’s foreign minister has called for more action from Turkey to fix the fragile ties between the two nations, despite accepting that Ankara has taken steps to cool tensions by ceasing insulting Paris and the European Union. Turkey and the European Union have been in a war of words in recent months, as tensions rise […]

France admits torture and murder of Algerian freedom fighter in 1950s, but no apology for Algeria for colonial past

French President Emmanuel Macron has formally admitted that his country’s forces “tortured and murdered” Algerian freedom fighter Ali Boumendjel in 1957 during the nation’s war for independence in a meeting with his grandchildren. Macron made the confession “in the name of France” as he met with Boumendjel’s grandchildren on Tuesday, providing an honest and official […]

Former French President Macron admits France murdered top Algerian independence figure

President Emmanuel Macron has admitted for the first time that French soldiers murdered a top Algerian independence figure then covered up his death in the latest acknowledgement by Paris of its colonial-era crimes. Macron met four of the grandchildren of Ali Boumendjel and admitted “in the name of France” that the lawyer had been detained, […]

Sahara dust and traffic lead to air pollution alerts in France

Parts of France are experiencing high levels of air pollution, blamed on wood burning, traffic, and dust from the Sahara Desert that has been blown across to the country on a storm. The Ile-de-France region – which contains the capital Paris – has implemented differentiated traffic, and reduced maximum speeds on roads to reduce pollution. […]

France’s Nicolas Sarkozy Convicted Of Corruption, Sentenced To Jail

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court on Monday found French former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced him to one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence. The 66-year-old politician, who was president from 2007 to 2012, was convicted for having tried to illegally obtain information from a senior […]

Archaeologists Unearth Two Luxury Roman Townhouses In Nimes, France

Archaeologists conducting an extensive survey in the historic city of Nimes in southern France have unearthed two opulent and expansive Roman domus townhouses. These upper-class, multipurpose townhouses were apparently the family dwellings and official headquarters of prominent Roman citizens, who lived in Nimes in the first or second century AD.   Digging in anticipation of an upcoming […]

France considering banning gender neutral words

Politicians in France have proposed a law to ban gender-inclusive language in all official administrative documents. The bill, put forward by François Jolivet, a deputy in president Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche (LREM) party, targets a written-style known as “écriture inclusive”, introduced to redress the dominance of masculine words in the language. Mr Jolivet […]

Israel’s Mobileye, France’s Transdev ATS team up to deploy autonomous shuttles by 2023

Browse > Home / News / Israel’s Mobileye, France’s Transdev ATS team up to deploy autonomous shuttles by 2023 February 26, 2021 by TPS Read on for article Jerusalem-based Mobileye, Transdev Autonomous Transport System (ATS), and Lohr Group, a mobility solutions manufacturer, have formed a strategic collaboration to develop and deploy autonomous shuttles. The companies […]

Illegal workers from Moldova ‘smuggled into France on fake passports’

European police forces say they have dismantled a vast criminal network that was exploiting illegal migrant workers in France. Between 100 and 150 construction workers from Moldova were smuggled across Europe to work on French building sites, authorities said. A total of 38 people have been arrested in France, Romania and Moldova for their alleged […]

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