Posts Tagged ‘french’

French President Mourns “Brain Death” of NATO, Pushes for New European Military

(SC Opinion) — With less than a month until the next big NATO meeting, scheduled for the first week of December, France’s Macron has jumped into public relations mode to prepare the public for some big changes on the horizon. Indeed, Macron’s major interview with the Economist on November 7th on the question of the US’s alleged wavering […]

4 jailed over fatal beating of Israeli-French rabbi in Ukraine

Four people were reportedly sentenced over the deadly assault of an Israeli-French rabbi three years ago in the Ukrainian town of Zhytomyr. Menachem Mendel Deitsch was robbed of his cellphone and money and beaten at the main train station in Zhytomyr in the early hours of October 7, 2016, and left unconscious. He was not […]

French High School Students Will Learn About Bitcoin And Crypto

Authored by Joeri Cant via, France is about to introduce an educational module to its high school curriculum that covers Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrencies. image courtesy of CoinTelegraph In June, the French Ministry of National Education amended its study plan to incorporate the world’s largest cryptocurrency. French educators are expected to teach an introductory course that […]

French jobless squeezed as Macron cuts benefits

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Grimy painting found in French kitchen fetches $26.6 million to set record for medieval art

Acteon auction house expected the ‘Christ Mocked’ painting to go for between 4 and 6 million euros, but the final price smashed those estimates by more than four times.The name of the buyer, who paid the highest ever sum for a medieval painting, hasn’t been disclosed. Cimabue, who lived in Florence in 1272 – 1302, […]

Kurdistan, imagined by French colonialism, by Thierry Meyssan

A Kurdish delegation was received at the Elysée by President François Hollande and his then Minister of Defence, Jean-Yves Le Drian, in the presence of Bernard-Henri Lévy, authorising officer of the Tunisian, Egyptian and Libyan disasters. The French High Commissioner in the Levant, General Henri Gouraud, with the help of the Turks, recruited 900 men […]

French soldiers trapped in Syria

In the late evening of 13 October, President Emmanuel Macron convened a Defense Council at the Jupiter Command Post in the Elysée Presidential Palace to assess the situation of the military and civilian forces deployed in Northern Syria [1]. • President Macron had secretly added eight military bases to the one already set up by his […]

Jeffrey Epstein Was Sent Three 12-year-old French Girls As ‘Birthday Gift’

by Emily Saul and Yaron Steinbuch Jeffrey Epstein once had three 12-year-old girls from poor families flown in from France as a sick birthday present for himself, according to newly unearthed court documents. Virginia Giuffre — who has claimed Epstein and his gal pal Ghislaine Maxwell coerced her into being a “sex slave” when she […]

Iran says it nabs exiled opponent ‘directed by French intel,’ backed by Israel

TEHRAN — Iran has arrested an opposition figure who had been “directed by France’s intelligence service” and he is now in custody in the Islamic republic, the Revolutionary Guards said on Monday. Ruhollah Zam, who ran a “counter-revolutionary” Telegram channel, was detained in a “sophisticated and professional operation” by the Guards’ intelligence organization, the elite […]

Nothing to declare? Two French-Israelis indicted on money laundering charges

In a rare money-laundering-related indictment, Israeli prosecutors have charged two French-Israelis, Adam Ivgi, 33, and Yonatan Yehuda Sisley-Chikli, 34, with violating the income reporting clause of Israel’s anti-money laundering law after an associate allegedly smuggled millions of Euros into Israel on their behalf. The indictment, filed late last month, highlights how some new immigrants and […]

First in a decade: Yellow Vests end French austerity plans, finally

   The Yellow Vests forced the French government to not present an austerity-laden annual budget for the first time in a decade. You should be saying, “Wow, that is a historic achievement.” Please be clear: this is joyous, uplifting, pro-democracy, once-in-a-decade good news! An end to austerity is why France elected Francois Hollande in 2012, […]

March of anger by French police shows discontent with poor working conditions

Discontented police officers in the French capital, Paris, are on a “march of anger” against poor working conditions and an anti-police sentiment that has been there since the so-called yellow vest protests erupted nearly a year ago. Thousands of protesters marched from Place de la Bastille square to Place de la Republique square on […]

French #MeToo trial shows there is no winner in the battle of the sexes

Journalist Sandra Muller launched #balancetonporc (“expose your pig”) in October 2017, naming and shaming TV executive Eric Brion as a man who made crass comments about her at a party. Brion, who acknowledged the comments were “boorish” and apologized for them, later sued Muller for defamation, saying that the tweet had destroyed his reputation and […]

Former French President Jacques Chirac has died at 86

Outside of his native country, Chirac is perhaps best known for his principled opposition to the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. Unafraid of then-president George W. Bush, the French statesman prevented his country from becoming entangled in the Middle East conflict, now widely regarded as a quagmire that was based on false pretenses. He […]

Stop creating a generation of depressed, French minister urges Greta Thunberg

Jean-Michel Blanquer said he was not sure if Thunberg had been manipulated by someone after her performance at the United Nations, but what he was sure of was that he wants her to stop being so bleak and making everyone miserable. “One shouldn’t create the generation of people depressed over the subject of climate change,” […]

Back to French tear gas in the morning: smells like austérité

September 22, 2019 by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker Blog September 21 (hello autumn) was the worst day of violence in Paris since May 1st. That day is best remembered for when “centrist” politicians and citizens were enraged that Yellow Vest/union/old lady demonstrators would dare to seek refuge in a hospital rather than stand there and get […]

French court finds Saudi princess complicit in violence against workman, gives jail term

A court in France has sentenced the daughter of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz to a month-long prison sentence after finding her complicit in violence with the threat of a weapon and complicit in abduction. Prosecutors in Paris on Thursday handed down a 10-month suspended prison sentence to 43-year-old Hassa bint Salman, sister of […]

$15 billion French credit line for Iran is twisting in the wind

Iran will return to nuclear deal commitments only under $15 credit line for oil sales: Deputy FM …by Press TV, Tehran [ Update 09-09-19, 7pm EST: The US has stated that it will not approve the French $15 billion Iran credit line, but then we see France telling us that a “maybe deal” is still […]

‘Time has come’: French ministers urge easing of tensions with Russia during key meeting in Moscow

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Defense Minister Florence Parly met with their Russian counterparts in Moscow on Monday, something that has not happened for the past seven years. During the summit, Le Drian conveyed that he wanted to ease tensions with Russia, not only for the sake of improving bilateral ties, but also […]

Hitler bust found in cellar of French Senate

PARIS — The French Senate said Wednesday that it was investigating the discovery of a bust of Hitler, left over from the Nazi occupation of Paris, in the cellar of the upper house of parliament. Le Monde newspaper revealed that the 35-centimeter-high (14 inches) bust had been found along with a Nazi flag measuring two […]

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