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Marine Le Pen Soars Into Lead in French Presidential Polls for 2017; Don't Worry, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

In spite of the Charlie Hebdo murders that raised the popularity of French president Francois Hollande and his staff, Les Echos reports than in the 2017 presidential election anti-euro candidate Marine Le Pen in the 1st Round Lead With Nearly 30% of the Vote. Show More Summary

Reflections on Charles De Gaulle, and Why Americans Are Told to Hate the French

I recently read a book by an apparently popular English author, Douglas Boyd(to any Brits out there, correct me if the jacket was wrong) called De Gaulle: The Man Who Defied Six US Presidents. It was a quick read, but I was not all that impressed. Boyd does have an agenda, to which he readily [...]

Facebook and Twitter could be hate-speech ‘accomplices’ if new French law passes

France's president Francois Hollande has revealed plans to introduce a law that will make Internet companies "accomplices" if they fail to remove messages posted by extremist groups.

L’acidification des océans en question à Monaco (video, in French)

C’est à Monaco en 2009 qu’une déclaration a tout d’abord alerté sur ce phénomène inquiétant : l’acidification des océans. S.A.S. le Prince Albert II a présidé cette conférence au Musée Océanographique, réunissant de nombreux participants venus du monde entier. Tous ont échangé pour trouver des solutions afin d’améliorer la situation des populations côtières, de la […]

In SOTU, President Punts on Income Inequality

Much of the buildup to President Obama's State of the Union address made it sound as if he was going to read chapter and verse from French economist Thomas Piketty's book, Capital in the 21st Century - you know, last year's 700-plusShow More Summary

Imagining France Under a Muslim President: Michel Houellebecq Ponders the Path of Submission

Via Time:More than 4 in 10 French people believe Charlie Hebdo shouldn’t publish cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad.Is that because they're afraid of more bloodshed? No, they say; they feel strongly about observing the prohibition on depicting Muhammad because... Show More Summary

Houellebecq Speaks Out About Novel on Heels of Charlie Hebdo Attack

last weekArts : ArtsBeat

The French novelist, whose best-selling novel “Submission” imagines an Islamist becoming president of France, insists his book is not Islamophobic.

French newspaper Le Monde’s Twitter account hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

last weekNews : The Raw Story

French newspaper Le Monde said its Twitter account and publishing tool were hacked by Syrian Electronic Army, an amorphous hacker collective that supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “The hackers managed to infiltrate our publishing tool before launching a denial of service,” the...

Obama’s top aide takes blame for US absence in Paris march

last weekNews : The Raw Story

President Barack Obama’s chief of staff on Tuesday took responsibility for not sending a top U.S. official to a Paris unity march after deadly Islamic militant attacks in the French capital earlier this month. Denis McDonough said in a television interview that it was his decision not to send...

Controversial Author Michel Houellebecq's 'Submission' Tops French Bestseller List

The book imagining a France led by a Muslim president who introduces sharia law leads the list, with collections of 'Charlie Hebdo' drawings also making the top 20. read more

Europe's QE Programme Could Be Bigger Than People Are Expecting

Europe looks pull the trigger on a big quantitative easing programme on Thursday, six years after the Fed and Bank of England launched their own schemes. It was widely expected, and French President Francois Hollande seems to have let...Show More Summary

Hollande: ECB will pull trigger on QE plans this week

``French President François Hollande said Monday the European Central Bank will announce plans to buy eurozone sovereign debt later this week, reinforcing expectations the Frankfurt-based institution will follow other major central banks into so-called quantitative easing.''

HOLLANDE: The ECB Is Going To Do QE On Thursday

French President Francois Hollande says the European Central Bank is going to announce QE this week. Mario Draghi and the rest of the European Central Bank are unlikely to be happy with the intervention. Either he's wrong, and markets...Show More Summary

The Fascist Socialist Kenyan Muslim Libtard President

by Walter Brasch Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas), like many Americans, was upset that President Obama did not go to Paris to personally show his solidarity with France, and publicly mourn the 12 journalists and the four French citizens killed in terrorist attacks. Like many Americans, both liberal and conservative, Rep. Weber made his views publicly [...]Show More Summary

Hollande: Anti-'Charlie' Protesters Don't Understand French Values

last weekNews : The Two-Way

As demonstrations against the satirical magazine are staged in many parts of the Muslim world, the French president defends what he says is his country's principle of freedom of expression.

Turkish President Erdo?an Continues To Make Bizarre Statements. This Time It Is Terrorist Outrages

By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor Only several days after world leaders converged on Paris to express solidarity with the French People and remorse for the victims’ families of recent terrorist attacks there, Turkish President Recip Erdo?an provided the world another gaffe that nested between the bizarre and the mysterious. Though Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu […]

French President Hollande: Anti-Muslimism Is as Bad as Antisemitism: Muslims Must Be Protected

last weekNews : Truthdig

French President Francois Hollande addressed the Institute of the Arab World on Friday, in a bid to reassure French Muslims, who fear being the victims of a collective guilt campaign or reprisals after the attack of radicals on Charlie Hebdo.

France's Hollande defends freedom of speech after anti-Hebdo clashes abroad

last weekNews : The Newsroom

By Leigh Thomas PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday that anti-Charlie Hebdo protesters in other countries do not understand France's attachment to freedom of speech. He was speaking a day after the satirical...Show More Summary

If You Had a Friend

(Scott Johnson) While James Taylor was serenading our French friends with “You’ve Got a Friend” yesterday, President Obama was holding a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron (video below). In his remarks subtly...Show More Summary

French Pres. Hollande: Anti-Muslimism is as bad as Antisemitism: Muslims Must be Protected

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) French President Francois Hollande addressed the Institute of the Arab World on Friday, in a bid to reassure French Muslims, who fear being the victims of…

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