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'Israel intercepted millions of French calls'

Source: Politics Balla | Oct 26 2013, 9:30pm CDT | by IANS

'Israel intercepted millions of French calls'
Paris, Oct 27 (IANS) Israeli agents hacked millions of phone calls and messages in France, media reported citing a leaked US intelligence document.
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Burka Bans Spread Across Europe as Catalan Town Becomes Latest to Ban Full Face Veil

Jul 21 2014 10:15am CDT | Source: Big Government

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The town of Reus in the Catalan province of Tarragona has become the first in Spain to ban the wearing of full-face veils in public, a move which follows a judgment on July 1 by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) which found that a French law banning the wearing of the veil did not breach the Convention on Human Rights. The Strasbourg judges said the French ban was justified because of respect for life in socie ...
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Weekend Roundup: Double Barrel Game-Changing Events -- A Civilian Plane Shot Down Over Ukraine and The BRICS' Alternative to The World Bank and IMF

Jul 18 2014 4:18pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

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As the cyclical violence in the Middle East continued with an Israeli ground invasion of Gaza, two game-changing events happened elsewhere. If the suspicions that the Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by Russian-supplied rebels prove correct, the implications are vast for Russia's relations with the West, and in particular Europe and NATO. The founding of the new BRICS Development Bank to rival the World Bank and IMF -- mostly ...
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MH17 black boxes arrive in Britain for analysis (Lead, changing dateline)
London, July 23 (IANS) The black box recorders from the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 have arrived in Britain for data downloading and analysis, the British Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said Wednesday. | by IANS
 
UN warns of possible Israeli war crimes, Gaza toll 650 (Roundup)
Geneva/Jerusalem/Gaza, July 23 (IANS) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay Wednesday warned that Israeli military attacks on Gaza could constitute a war crime, as the toll in Israel's ongoing offensive on the Palestinian enclave rose to over 650. | by IANS
 
Ukraine rebels withdraw from Donetsk outskirts
Moscow/Kiev, July 23 (IANS) Pro-Russian separatists Wednesday exited three towns on the outskirts of the eastern city of Donetsk and areas surrounding the airport, rebel militia chief Igor Strelkov said even as the rebels shot down two Ukrainian military aircraft. | by IANS
 
 

[Ticker] France's centre-right party saddled with debt

Jul 10 2014 2:17am CDT | Source: EUobserver.com

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France's centre-right UMP party is €80 million in debt, reports Mediapart. Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is seeking to take over the party's leadership in the autumn. Sarkozy is under formal investigation over allegations he accepted illicit funds to finance his two previous presidentia ...
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What’s Behind The Spike In Violence Against France’s Most Vilified Minority

Jun 17 2014 2:06pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

French President Francois Hollande Receives Herman Van Rumpuy, EU Council President  At Palais de l' Elysee
Will Freeman is an intern with Think Progress. A Roma encampment set up near a highway west of Paris. CREDIT: AP French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday condemned an attack on a Roma teen that has left the young man hospitalized, a welcome move in a country whose right-wing has increasingly targeted the Roma as the subject of verbal and physical assaults. Describing the assault as “uspeakable and unjustifiable,” the pre ...
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Rep. Jim Bridenstine: Imminent Sale of French Warships to Russia Lets 'Evil Triumph'

Jun 16 2014 2:52pm CDT | Source: Big Government

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” So said the great British politician and philosopher, Edmund Burke. Someone should translate Burke’s warning into French – before France sells Russia sophisticated warships.  While Iraq dominates headlines, U.S. policymakers should not lose focus on Ukraine. Russia continues to occupy Crimea and threaten stability in eastern Ukraine. On June 16, Russia cut off natural ...
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Le Pen says EU 'catastrophic' foreign policy is controlled by US

Jun 7 2014 6:58am CDT | Source: Big Government

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The European Union has lost control of its foreign policy to Washington and now “there are no independent states left in Europe,” Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s anti-establishment Front National, said in an interview with the Russian news channel RT: “The European Union's diplomacy is a catastrophe.” Le Pen said the EU's foreign policy has been badly misguided by the United States – Syria and Libya being just some of the most recent examples: “We ...
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Now Merkel may want Lagarde for commission boss but Hollande says No

Jun 4 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Big Government

Martin Schulz And Jean-Claude Juncker Face Off In TV Debate
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has approached French President François Hollande privately to ask if he would be willing to put forward Christine Lagarde, the former French cabinet minister who is now head of the IMF, as president of the European Commission, according to a Reuters report. Yet just last Friday, Merkel appeared to endorse Jean Claude Juncker, former prime minister of Luxembourg and euro-fanatic, for the job, saying she was "now conduc ...
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The European Parliamentary Elections Provide Stability and Warnings

May 26 2014 10:05am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

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There are two ways to look at the European Parliamentary elections that concluded today. 1. Political stability Contrary to what many media will display this Monday, the results of the elections show a remarkable stability. The three major political families of Europe (Conservative, Socialists and Liberals) will likely reach at least 60 percent of the 751 seats of the Assembly. While that majority narrowed from 70 percent, this vote ensur ...
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