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Old French sub ‘sinks’ US carrier group
A major vulnerability that allowed French submarine to “sink” aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and most of its escort during drills was apparently revealed by the French Navy and Defense Ministry in blogposts that were quickly wiped out.

06.03.2015 04:42

French postman fined for stealing over 13,000 letters
A French postman has been found guilty of stealing over 13,000 letters and keeping them hidden in his home. The postman, who lawyers claimed suffers from “compulsive hoarding disorder” received a suspended sentence and was fined $4,500.

05.03.2015 13:43

'US Anti-Russian rhetoric – preparation to deliver lethal arms to Ukraine'
The US perceives the Ukrainian crisis as an opportunity to damage Russia and bring Ukraine into NATO, says Srdja Trifkovic Foreign Affairs Editor of Chronicles Magazine. He says a decision to ship lethal weapons to the Kiev regime has already been made.

05.03.2015 13:27

Cannon fodder? Military chiefs oppose US control as ex-Army MP threatens to quit
As plans are formulated to put UK troops under American command, a former army colonel-turned-Tory MP has said he may quit over defense budget cuts, while urging military chiefs to do the same.

05.03.2015 09:25

France to double Islamic university courses to counter extremism
Manuel Valls, the French Prime Minister, announced that the number of university courses teaching Islam will be doubled from six to 12, and paid for by the state in an effort to stem the influence of French imams being funded by foreign sources.

03.03.2015 20:41

Marine Le Pen accepts Madonna’s invitation out
The leader of France’s National Front party Marine Le Pen accepted an offer from pop star Madonna to have a drink to discuss her vision of human rights. The gesture comes after Madonna described Le Pen’s party as "fascist."

03.03.2015 17:52

France will resist ban on smacking children despite pressure
The French government has said it will not introduce an outright ban on smacking kids, despite the fact that it’s about to be condemned by the Council of Europe, the EU’s top human rights body.

03.03.2015 16:42

Russia may sanction French companies over Mistral non-delivery – media
Russia’s communications minister has reportedly called for sectoral sanctions against French-based communication companies in reply to the scuttled delivery of Mistral warships. Space-related entities are likely to suffer the most.

03.03.2015 08:34

Berlin and Paris look East: How close are we to a Common Economic Space?
The Eurasian Economic Union is a reality that may end up costing the US its “perch” in Eurasia’s western periphery as a Common Economic Space is formed.

02.03.2015 08:37

Art of camouflage: Paris artist’s painted models merge with cars, fridges & shelves (VIDEO)
Paris artist has mastered a real art of camouflage worthy of spy movies and David Copperfield tricks – he literally makes people fade into cars, fridges and even shelves. Some paintbrush and you disappear from the scene.

28.02.2015 12:54

What the BRICS plus Germany are really up to?
Winston Churchill once said, “I feel lonely without a war.” He also badly missed the loss of empire. Churchill’s successor – the ‘Empire of Chaos’ – now faces the same quandary. Some wars – as in Ukraine, by proxy – are not going so well.

27.02.2015 13:43

Secret Service working with French to track down Paris drone operators – report
Weeks after terror attacks rocked Paris, the US Secret Service is in contact with French officials in the latter’s attempt to uncover who is flying unmanned aerial vehicles over the city – including over the US Embassy and the Eiffel Tower.

26.02.2015 18:06