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French police took Chris Brown into custody after a woman accused the 29-year-old singer of rape, according to officials. Brown’s bodyguard and another person were also arrested. A woman filed a complaint against Brown in the 17th arrondissement of northwest Paris, a police official told The Associated Press Tuesday. Authorities have two days to investigate
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France is investigating Russia’s alleged role in promoting the so-called Yellow Vest movement after recent reports suggest Moscow-linked news outlets spread false information about the protests. French security services are looking into whether Russian outlets boosted hashtags promoting the protests, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a Sunday local radio interview. His comments come
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French protests over a now-scrapped carbon tax proposal are entering their fourth week, but French officials could have avoided the marches and looting if they had listened to scientists’ warnings about green reforms beforehand. French climate scientist Valérie Masson-Delmotte – co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – and a team of experts
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Buzzfeed believes Facebook’s algorithm is largely responsible for riling up France’s working class and encouraging them to riot against French President Emmanuel Macron’s climate agenda. The so-called yellow vest movement roiling portions of France “is a beast born almost entirely from Facebook,” Buzzfeed writer Ryan Broderick noted in a post Wednesday. Macron’s sky-high carbon taxes take second-fiddle
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French President Emmanuel Macron decided to scrap the planned carbon tax on fuels after weeks of protests rocked Paris and other major cities across the country. An Élysée Palace official told The Associated Press Wednesday that “the president decided to get rid of the tax.” Macron’s decision comes one day after the government announced
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French “yellow vest” protesters cut off talks with the French government Monday after a weekend of renewed protests and riots, German news service Deutsche Welle reports. Representatives of the protesters were scheduled to meet with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe Tuesday but backed out of the talks over “security reasons.” Fellow “yellow vests,” named
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President Donald Trump paid tribute to fallen Americans of World Wars I & II while he attended a luncheon and commemoration ceremony at Suresnes American Cemetary in Suresnes, France, Sunday. Transcript (Article Continues Below Advertisement) PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you. Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you very much. Please. Major General Matz, I want
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United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and French First Lady Brigitte Macron with a grand military demonstration on the White House south lawn that featured the firing of cannons and playing of each country’s national anthem. The U.S. first couple welcomed the French first couple in
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President Donald Trump declared “mission accomplished” after ordering precision missile strikes in Syria just hours earlier. “A perfectly executed strike last night,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished!” The United States military teamed up with forces from Britain and France to strike several targets in Syria, including three
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Two U.S. officials told NBC News on Thursday afternoon that two different chemical weapons – chlorine gas and an unidentified nerve agent – were found in blood and urine samples from victims of Saturday’s suspected WMD attack in Syria. The Syrian government has used chlorine on previous occasions, but medical personnel treating victims of the
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A female Islamic extremist has been caught by police in possession of a USB key that contained the identities of 2,626 intelligence officials from France’s Central Directorate of Interior Intelligence (DCRI). The woman, identified as Mina B., was already known to the country’s intelligence services and had been placed on the terror watch list known in France as
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The French government is considering allowing convicted criminals to monitor social media for hate speech and cyberbullying as part of their community service. French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe revealed the government’s new strategy to combat hate speech and anti-semitism online earlier this week, promising to fight hate speech and hold social media platforms accountable, French business
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FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images by Chris Tomlinson11 Mar 20180 11 Mar, 201811 Mar, 2018 A French police officer, who works as part of a plainclothes team on the Paris metro to prevent crime, has claimed that the majority of sex attackers he arrests come from North African backgrounds. The officer, named Fabien, is part of the special
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This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Burkina Faso terror attack targets France’s anti-terror Operation Barkhane China pushes to invest heavily in Iraq’s energy infrastructure African Cédric Bakambu joins China’s Sinobo Guoan Football Club Burkina Faso terror attack targets France’s anti-terror Operation Barkhane Burkina Faso soldiers patrol the army’s headquarters in Ouagadougou (AFP) Eight soldiers died
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