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Assange’s open letter was not ‘explicit’ application for French asylum - WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s open letter to the French president was not an asylum application to France, the whistleblower platform says. Paris had rejected a possible request before the clarification from WikiLeaks was released.

03.07.2015 15:08

Surrogate children can now claim French citizenship, top court rules
France’s top court has ruled that two surrogate children born abroad will now have legal status in the country. They can obtain birth certificates and claim citizenship despite a ban on surrogacy in France.

03.07.2015 16:57

'Assange asylum rejection proves EU governments lap dogs of the US'
The French government is under the command of Washington, Alain Corvez, former adviser to French Interior Ministry, told RT following news that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had been rapidly denied asylum by the Elysee Palace.

03.07.2015 16:46

UberPOP services suspended in France after violent protests, arrest of managers
Uber has decided to suspend its controversial low-cost uberPOP taxi service in France, citing “intimidation and assaults” against its drivers. The announcement comes following violent protests against the controversial application.

03.07.2015 12:22

Assange writes open letter to Hollande, Paris rules out asylum
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has written an open letter to France's President Hollande, implying he would like to get political asylum in France. However, the Elysee Palace promptly rejected the possibility.

03.07.2015 09:27

Trusting the app: Blind French hikers use new technology to cross mountains
A new smartphone app helped five blind hikers to cross a mountain range in eastern France without any help from sighted guides. The technology offers new freedom to visually impaired people to lead fuller, more adventurous lives.

03.07.2015 04:53

‘Tying up economies like Germany & Greece was doomed to fiasco’
The eurozone project is a complete fiasco so Greece should be allowed to go back to the drachma, to devalue and to rebuild itself, columnist and podcaster Jon Gaunt told RT. This might be the beginning of the end of the whole EU he adds.

02.07.2015 12:44

France’s DGSE spy agency also ‘listens to the world’ – report
France’s DGSE spy agency has been intercepting telephone communications across the world via a network of secret cables linking Europe with the rest of the world, an investigation by French daily Le Nouvel Observateur has revealed.

01.07.2015 14:13

Track fire closes Eurostar tunnel at Calais
Eurostar services have been suspended after striking workers in Calais allegedly started a fire on the tracks. It is not clear when they will re-open.

30.06.2015 12:26

France to Italy: Schengen border controls legal, migrants will be checked
France’s leading administrative court says that border controls on the boundary with Italy are legal and do not violate the Schengen agreement. Rights groups had filed a complaint supporting hundreds of migrants who were looking to cross into France.

30.06.2015 09:24

‘US 4th-class allies France, Germany should cipher everything they have’
France and Germany seem to have a servile attitude towards the US and its foreign policy which has to do with their ‘anti-terrorism’ collection capabilities. They felt they had not to upset the collection arrangements says former CIA officer Ray McGovern.

30.06.2015 10:06

NSA intercepted French corporate contracts worth $200 million over decade – WikiLeaks
Washington has been leading a policy of economic espionage against France for more than a decade by intercepting communications of the Finance minister and all corporate contracts valued at more than $200 million, according to a new WikiLeaks report.

29.06.2015 19:41