Current — French Election

Current — French Election

  • Do the Greek and French Election Results Mean the End of Austerity Policies in...

    Greek French Election Results Mean Austerity Policies

    Eurozone crisis: Austerity bites photo: Tax Credits The Background The Greek and French election results have raised serious doubts over the future of... Read more

    The 08 may 2012 by   Periscope
    SOCIETY, CURRENT, POLITICS
  • Outflanking Marine

    Outflanking Marine

    MARINE LE PEN and her far-right National Front (FN) began December looking like the leaders of a new wave of European populist nationalism. Read more

    The 20 december 2015 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • The World After the Paris Attacks

    The Paris Attacks have awakened the global community to understand that the War on Terror is no longer America’s war. People should have recognized this when... Read more

    The 19 december 2015 by   Shahalexander
    SOCIETY, POLITICS, DEBATE
  • the No Knowledge Aussie View of India ...

    Knowledge Aussie View India

    How backward is Australian climate politics? Here, the absurd racist rubbish – wrote one on twitter ….. it is about a cartoon published in Murdoch's national... Read more

    The 15 december 2015 by   Sampathkumar Sampath
    SOCIETY
  • Coalition of the Grudging

    Coalition Grudging

    IN THE aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks on November 13th, the French framed their response with unambiguous martial resolve. Read more

    The 29 november 2015 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • “France’s Response to Paris Attacks Encourages ISIS’s Caliphate Fantasy,” by Eri...

    Eric is a personal friend of mine and he published this on Academia.edu so that usually means anyone can grab it as long as you credit them. Lately, Eric... Read more

    The 25 november 2015 by   Calvinthedog
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Why Paris Reveals the Horror – and the Hypocrisies – of Global Terrorism

    Paris Reveals Horror Hypocrisies Global Terrorism

    By: Andrew Gavin Marshall23 November 2015Originally posted at Occupy.com on 17 November 2015The world was shocked and horrified at the terror inflicted upon... Read more

    The 23 november 2015 by   Andrewgavinmarshall
    ECONOMICS, SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Extreme Tweeting

    Extreme Tweeting

    MOST politicians these days know how to compose a tweet and post a Facebook update; some are competentselfie-takers. Yet Europe’s mainstream lawmakers are... Read more

    The 22 november 2015 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Robert Stark Interviews Charles Lincoln About the Paris Terror Attack, Migrant...

    This should be great. Charles is always good. He is brilliant. I have met him too, and he is also a very nice guy.Here. Charles Lincoln has a PhD in... Read more

    The 20 november 2015 by   Calvinthedog
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • France, Zionism and US Imperialism

    Julian Hochscritt writes:The all-Zionist turn in our foreign policy is fairly recent. It harks back to Sarkozy in 2007 bringing France into NATO’s integrated... Read more

    The 17 november 2015 by   Calvinthedog
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Reap What You Sow, Hollande

    Reap What Sow, Hollande

    France created ISIS and supported Al Qaeda, ISIS and all the rest from Day One. Nits make lice. France birthed the nits, now the lice have infested their... Read more

    The 16 november 2015 by   Calvinthedog
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Paris ISIS Attack: Was It a False Flag?

    Paris ISIS Attack: False Flag?

    We have become so cynical and distrusting of government and the mainstream media that immediately after a mass trauma event — a school shooting or terrorist... Read more

    The 16 november 2015 by   Eowyn
    SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY, POLITICS, DEBATE
  • Where Did The Christian and Islam Conflict Begin?

    The Friday the 13th attacks in Paris got people to think about it once again. The Islamic State took responsibility for the attacks in Paris with a message, in... Read more

    The 15 november 2015 by   Albert Wagner
    SPIRITUALITY
  • ISIS Claims Responsibility for Both Paris Attack & Russian Jet Crash

    ISIS Claims Responsibility Both Paris Attack Russian Crash

    On Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, eight men undertook multiple attacks in Paris — at a death metal music concert, 2 restaurants, a soccer stadium, and on streets. Read more

    The 14 november 2015 by   Eowyn
    SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY, POLITICS, DEBATE
  • France

    France

    As everyone likely knows, yesterday saw a horrible wave of terrorist attacks in Paris, France. Seven attacks, most notably a massacre at the Bataclan concert... Read more

    The 14 november 2015 by   Christopher Saunders
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • ISIS Claims Responsibility for Paris Terror Attacks

    17 minutes ago, ISIS claimed responsibility for all of the coordinated attacks in Paris last night in an online audio message and an additional written message... Read more

    The 14 november 2015 by   Calvinthedog
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • France Declared A State of Emergency, After at Least 150 People Are Killed in a...

    France Declared State Emergency, After Least People Killed Series Terrorist Attacks Across Paris

    France State of emergency has been declared in France following a series of attacks in Paris, reportedly by people inspired by ISIS. Over 150 people have been... Read more

    The 14 november 2015 by   Vikasacharya
  • Paris Carnage: The Front Pages Tell a Story of Horror

    Paris Carnage: Front Pages Tell Story Horror

    It’s not something that we like to do, but it is sad that we tend to do this more often these days: to display front pages of newspapers covering a terrorist ac... Read more

    The 14 november 2015 by   Themarioblog
    SOCIAL MEDIA, MEDIA, TECH
  • Multiple Terrorist Attacks All Over Paris

    This just happened, only about one hour ago.60 dead, hundreds wounded and over 100 hostages. The President of France has just called a curfew. Read more

    The 13 november 2015 by   Calvinthedog
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Phantom Menace

    Phantom Menace

    NEAT mounds of freshly harvested sugar beets await collection on the plains of Picardy. This flat land, around the northern town of Saint-Quentin, is quiet... Read more

    The 13 november 2015 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • The Dispensable French

    Dispensable French

    BACK in September, as Germany struggled to cope with the politics and logistics of the greatest influx of refugees in modern history, France decided to put on... Read more

    The 10 november 2015 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Leaders in Driverless Cars

    Leaders Driverless Cars

    THE inquiring progressive mind, scanning Europe for new thinking on the left, would not instinctively turn to France. No eager throngs gather for debates at... Read more

    The 02 october 2015 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Unlikely Détente Between Iran and the United States

    Some hope that Obama’s nuclear deal will pave the way for a détente between Iran and the United States. But as I repeatedly say on this blog, that is unlikely. Read more

    The 18 september 2015 by   Shahalexander
    SOCIETY, POLITICS, DEBATE
  • I Guess I Am with the “French New Right”

    Whoever criticizes capitalism while approving immigration whose working class is its first victim had better shut up. Whoever criticizes immigration while... Read more

    The 04 september 2015 by   Calvinthedog
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Derailed

    A MAINLINE train station in France at the end of summer hums with the thrill of journeys taken and families reunited. The French travel more by high-speed rail... Read more

    The 03 september 2015 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • New Statesman: Jean-Marie Le Pen May Have Been Banished. But His Ideas Endure

    Statesman: Jean-Marie Have Been Banished. Ideas Endure

    There’s no such thing as bad publicity goes the old adage and in the ongoing saga which currently pits the Le Pen dynasty against one another, it seems that... Read more

    The 22 august 2015 by   Mfrancoiscerrah
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: India & the UNSC

    With Great Power Comes Responsibility: India UNSC

    It’s been 69 years since India became an Independent nation. The leaders that formed the government then thought that the time was right for India to govern... Read more

    The 15 august 2015 by   Brendan Dabhi
    SELF EXPRESSION
  • Interview with Bernard Kouchner Flying Over Africa

    Interview with Bernard Kouchner Flying Over Africa

    It is difficult for personalities with such prolific lives as the doctor and French politician Bernard Kouchner (Avignon-1939) not to provoke admiration and... Read more

    The 21 july 2015 by   Alejandra
    ART & DESIGN, CULTURE
  • What If There Were Sounds of Silence?

    A Guest Post by Dr. Harold Goldmeier WHAT IF THERE WERE SOUNDS OF SILENCE? Did you ever wonder about your life’s path? What if you learned to play piano or... Read more

    The 19 july 2015 by   Gldmeier
    SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY, RELIGION
  • Blaming the Victim: Greece is a Nation Under Occupation

    Blaming Victim: Greece Nation Under Occupation

    By: Andrew Gavin Marshall17 July 2015In the early hours of Thursday morning, July 16, the Greek Parliament passed a host of austerity measures in order to... Read more

    The 16 july 2015 by   Andrewgavinmarshall
    ECONOMICS, SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Don’t Stop Deriding Us

    Don’t Stop Deriding

    Rubber ribbing CRAFTED out of latex rubber, the marionettes of “Les Guignols de l’Info”, a French television show, recall a pre-digital age. Read more

    The 16 july 2015 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • The End of Fudge

    Fudge

    ANDREAS PAPANDREOU, a proud Greek socialist who stood up to his country’s coup-mongering generals in the 1960s, won an election in October 1981 by fulminating... Read more

    The 09 july 2015 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • "NSA Spying: France Summons US Envoy Over Wikileaks Claims"

    From the BBC: France has summoned the US envoy in Paris over claims that the US spied on President Francois Hollande and his two predecessors, officials say. Read more

    The 24 june 2015 by   Markwadsworth
    DEBATE
  • Almost out of Time

    Almost Time

    BACK in 2000, the French voted to shorten presidential terms from seven years to five. The aim was to make the presidential mandate coincide with that of... Read more

    The 21 june 2015 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Part of the Furniture

    Part Furniture

    STROLLING around the European Parliament in Brussels recently Charlemagne asked his companion, an MEP’s assistant, if the success of anti-European parties in... Read more

    The 04 june 2015 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Republicans in Name Aussi

    Republicans Name Aussi

    It’s only a name NEW parties are constantly sprouting up in Europe’s fertile political landscape. It is more unusual to find established parties taking on new... Read more

    The 02 june 2015 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Jadaliyya: Olivier Roy on Laicite as Ideology, the Myth of ‘National Identity’...

    Following the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Professor Olivier Roy, Head of the Mediterranean Program at the European University Institute discusses the development of... Read more

    The 20 may 2015 by   Mfrancoiscerrah
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Killing 15,000 French by Bombing French Rail Junctions Before D-Day

    Killing 15,000 French Bombing Rail Junctions Before D-Day

    posted by author Charles McCain www.charlesmccain.com WWII French General Charles De Gaulle A WWII photo portrait of General Charles de Gaulle of the Free... Read more

    The 10 may 2015 by   Sfalcont
    CULTURE, HISTORY
  • ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): “Face Veils and Miniskirts: Whose...

    When France enacted its 2010 ban on face veils, rare were the voices that questioned whether criminalising alleged victims of “misogynistic pressures” – as... Read more

    The 27 april 2015 by   Mfrancoiscerrah
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Now My Toes Are Crossed as Well as My Fingers

    Just under three weeks to go and still the polls have Dave 'n' Ed neck and neck and I still can't quite believe it. Earlier this morning after I saw Sky News I... Read more

    The 17 april 2015 by   Davidduff
    SOCIETY, HUMOR
  • More Notes on the Vatican's Refusal of the Appointment of the Gay French...

    More Notes Vatican's Refusal Appointment French Ambassador: Might Doing What Whom

    As I said several days ago when I last spoke about what's being reported re: the French government's appointment of Laurent Stéfanini as ambassador to the... Read more

    The 14 april 2015 by   William Lindsey
    SOCIETY, LGBTQ, RELIGION
  • The Pope's Decision to Freeze Out the Gay French Ambassadorial Appointment: A...

    Pope's Decision Freeze French Ambassadorial Appointment: Brief Update

    For those interested in the story of the Vatican's foot-dragging re: approving a French ambassador to the Holy See, about which I wrote yesterday:For The... Read more

    The 10 april 2015 by   William Lindsey
    SOCIETY, LGBTQ, RELIGION
  • French Connexion: Le Pen's Grotesque Words Aside, Should Loyalty Become an...

    French Connexion: Pen's Grotesque Words Aside, Should Loyalty Become Obligation?

    This is my latest column for The Connexion, the monthly newspaper for English speakers in France. It was written, of course, before Marine Le Pen's attempt to... Read more

    The 02 april 2015 by   Colin Randall
    CULTURE, TRAVEL
  • The Muslims Who Leave France for Middle East, Going Nowhere Near ISIL

    Muslims Leave France Middle East, Going Nowhere Near ISIL

    Tarek Boughediri's project: http://oummanity.com/ I enjoyed writing this story. The French Muslims I describe have made or hope to make the same journey I took... Read more

    The 31 march 2015 by   Colin Randall
    CULTURE, TRAVEL
  • Ménage à Trois

    Ménage Trois

    SOMETIMES small elections are markers of major political change. France’s latest vote, a two-round ballot on March 22nd and 29th to elect deputies to the 98... Read more

    The 29 march 2015 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • From a Gov't Employee's Desk!

    From Gov't Employee's Desk!

    My whirlwind romance with history working as a researcher at the Historical Commission is now six months. How time flies! How to describe it so far? Uber... Read more

    The 23 march 2015 by   Desiree Munoz
    SELF EXPRESSION
  • Operation Detox

    Operation Detox

    “I SAW her!” squeals a teenaged girl. “I got a photo!” shrieks her friend. As Marine Le Pen, leader of the National Front (FN), steps from her dark-windowed... Read more

    The 19 march 2015 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • French Connexion: So Long Blighty - La Rentrée Arrive

    French Connexion: Long Blighty Rentrée Arrive

    It's that time of year already. The London hibernation is almost over, as I explain to readers of the new edition of The Connexion, the monthly newspaper for... Read more

    The 06 march 2015 by   Colin Randall
    CULTURE, TRAVEL
  • Nemtsov’s Murder

    Nemtsov’s Murder

    According to the Times, Boris Nemtsov, a prominent Russian opposition leader and former first deputy prime minister, was shot dead while crossing a Moscow bridg... Read more

    The 28 february 2015 by   Paul Phillips
    SOCIETY, CURRENT, POLITICS
  • Fear of a New Darkness

    Fear Darkness

    THE crowds sang John Lennon’s “Imagine” at memorial rallies for victims of the weekend shootings in Copenhagen. The anti-religion anthem was an odd choice to... Read more

    The 25 february 2015 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • The Nuclear Option

    NOBODY could accuse Emmanuel Macron of not trying. To persuade rebellious Socialists and centre-right opponents to back his liberalising reforms, the French... Read more

    The 20 february 2015 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • French Connexion: Down with the Guillotine

    One further piece of unfinished business remains before I bring you some words and pictures from Cuba. My most recent column for The Connexion, a monthly... Read more

    The 09 february 2015 by   Colin Randall
    CULTURE, TRAVEL
  • Ukraine Sitrep February 6, 2015

    Ukraine Sitrep February 2015

    This is one of the best and easiest to read Ukraine sitreps on the Net. Please feel free to read and repost.New map of the fighting dated February 1-2. Click... Read more

    The 07 february 2015 by   Calvinthedog
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Global Power Project: Bilderberg Group and the International Monetary Fund

    Global Power Project: Bilderberg Group International Monetary Fund

    By: Andrew Gavin Marshall3 February 2015Originally posted at Occupy.comThis is the ninth installment in a series examining the activities and individuals... Read more

    The 03 february 2015 by   Andrewgavinmarshall
    ECONOMICS, SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Obama Blows Off Holocaust Memorial

    Michael L.Writing for the New York Times, Rick Lyman tells us:OSWIECIM, Poland — For what is likely to be the last time, a large number of the survivors of the... Read more

    The 27 january 2015 by   Mikelumish
    SOCIETY, DEBATE
  • World Economic Forum 2015: Global Governance In a World of Resistance

    World Economic Forum 2015: Global Governance Resistance

    By: Andrew Gavin Marshall26 January 2015Originally posted at Occupy.com and the Transnational InstituteThis article and its accompanying infographic have been... Read more

    The 27 january 2015 by   Andrewgavinmarshall
    ECONOMICS, SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Middle East Eye: The ‘Republican March’: A Nationalist Rally with Sinister...

    The concept of national unity is an appealing one to our politicians – let us rally around a visionary leader – and in the case of Francois Hollande, around... Read more

    The 26 january 2015 by   Mfrancoiscerrah
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • French Politics: After Janvier

    French Politics: After Janvier

    HIS Socialist colleagues once called François Hollande “Flanby”, after a wobbly caramel pudding. Laurent Fabius, his foreign minister, likened him to an... Read more

    The 25 january 2015 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

    Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

    Michael L.{Originally published at the Elder of Ziyon.}One of the blogs that I used to follow was known as Fresno Zionism, but the Fresno Zionist made aliyah an... Read more

    The 19 january 2015 by   Mikelumish
    SOCIETY, DEBATE
  • Were The Saudis And The US Behind The Charlie Hebdo Massacre As A Warning To...

    Were Saudis Behind Charlie Hebdo Massacre Warning French President Over Russia?

    By Susan Duclos, via All News PipeLine With the oil price manipulation we are seeing globally, implemented by the West in order to "punish" and "isolate" Russia... Read more

    The 14 january 2015 by   Susanduclos
    ECONOMICS, SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • What Side Are You On, Indeed?

    Sweet and sage words, certainly. But there's something to be said for having fuck you money. What do Iran, Russia, Syria, Egypt, Mexico and China have in... Read more

    The 14 january 2015 by   Mikelumish
    SOCIETY, DEBATE
  • Is the Charlie Hebdo Paris Massacre a False Flag?

    Charlie Hebdo Paris Massacre False Flag?

    False flag! False flag! That’s the cry on the Internet as soon as news comes of yet another traumatic incident of shooting deaths. This time, it’s the killing o... Read more

    The 14 january 2015 by   Eowyn
    SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY, POLITICS, DEBATE
  • Obama MIA at Historic March for Unity in Paris

    Obama Historic March Unity Paris

    On Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, a rally for unity and against the jihadists’ killing of Charlie Hebdo cartoonists drew 1.5 million people in Paris and more than... Read more

    The 13 january 2015 by   Eowyn
    SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY, POLITICS, DEBATE
  • They Removed Adolf Hitler from Power but Are Keeping Joseph Kabila, Joweri...

    They Removed Adolf Hitler from Power Keeping Joseph Kabila, Joweri Museveni Paul Kagame

    Dr Denis MukwegeOne and only one reason can explain that double standard: US, UK and other EU countries are racist in their relations with Africa. Read more

    The 13 january 2015 by   Therisingcontinent
    SOCIETY
  • How Charlie Hebdo, and the Aftermath, Illustrate a Broadening Terror Threat

    This was my analysis, after three days of successive terrorist attacks in France, for The National ... During recent days of high drama and dispiriting... Read more

    The 10 january 2015 by   Colin Randall
    CULTURE, TRAVEL
  • Je Suis Charlie - Je Suis Resolu

    Suis Charlie Resolu

    It has been a crap start to 2015 on so many counts, but the shocking spate of killings in France this week by Islamist extremists has been the most horrendous... Read more

    The 10 january 2015 by   Ashleylister
    CULTURE, SELF EXPRESSION, BOOKS, CREATIVITY
  • Hollande Daze...

    Mark Steyn  attacks the hypocrisy of Western leadership, as only he can: "The French authorities killed three murderous savages yesterday. That was the only goo... Read more

    The 10 january 2015 by   Hughvw
    POLITICS, DEBATE
  • When Denial Becomes Deadly "Sitting Ducks Become Dead Ducks"

    When Denial Becomes Deadly "Sitting Ducks Become Dead Ducks"

    By Susan Duclos - via All News PipeLine - All Original Stories All The Time We are now moving from a period of being "sitting ducks" to "dead ducks," with the... Read more

    The 08 january 2015 by   Susanduclos
    ECONOMICS, SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Charlie Hebdo – Я Шарли Эбдо

    Charlie Hebdo Шарли Эбдо

    What had begun as a quiet day visiting friends on Christmas (7 January), would be shattered by the notification of the brutal and senseless killing of... Read more

    The 08 january 2015 by   Mendeleyeev
    DESTINATIONS, SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • The Biggest Poker Game in Town

    In fact, it's the biggest poker game in several towns - Athens, Berlin, Brussels, Rome, Madrid, Paris, to name but a few of the main players. As is common in... Read more

    The 06 january 2015 by   Davidduff
    SOCIETY, HUMOR
  • 'On Avance, Er, Non, Nous Nous Retirons!'

    Sounds like one of those French generals in 1914 as Schlieffen's right hook punched them backwards. (Incidentally, I imply no criticism, the French fought... Read more

    The 04 january 2015 by   Davidduff
    SOCIETY, HUMOR
  • There is Just No Explaining

    There Just Explaining

    2014Dave Berry says it all here. I laughed out loud. Go the the link if you want to be amused or bemused at the state of our union.Justin Bieber? The White Hous... Read more

    The 03 january 2015 by   Nancymccarroll
    ARTS & CRAFTS
  • The Big Picture

    Picture

    For all America’s partisan divisions, we’re in remarkable agreement on one thing: the country is on the “wrong track,” the American dream is struggling, and... Read more

    The 27 december 2014 by   Fsrcoin
    SOCIETY, CULTURE, POLITICS
  • France’s Reforms: Cycling, but Where To?

    France’s Reforms: Cycling, Where

    WHEN François Hollande dumped his prime minister in March 2014, it marked a U-turn for the Socialist president. Out went the politics of envy and punitive taxes... Read more

    The 20 december 2014 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • New Statesman Book Review: “Refusing the Veil” by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

    You can read the original here on the New Statesman website.Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a woman who prides herself on bridging worlds, denouncing racism at west... Read more

    The 12 december 2014 by   Mfrancoiscerrah
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Global Power Project: Bilderberg and the Global Financial Mafia

    Global Power Project: Bilderberg Financial Mafia

    By: Andrew Gavin Marshall11 December 2014Originally posted at Occupy.comThis is the fourth installment in a series that examines the activities and individuals... Read more

    The 12 december 2014 by   Andrewgavinmarshall
    ECONOMICS, SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • French Politics: Déjà Vu

    French Politics: Déjà

    Did you miss me? WHEN the French voted in 2000 to shorten their presidential term from seven years to five, the result was to accelerate the rhythm of... Read more

    The 09 december 2014 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Minding Our Language: Why Islamic State's Serial Murderers Hate Daesh

    When I devoted a recent edition of my column on words for The National, Abu Dhabi* to the language of extremism, I left a little unfinished business and the... Read more

    The 18 october 2014 by   Colin Randall
    CULTURE, TRAVEL
  • Come On, People, Don't Emote - THINK!

    Come People, Don't Emote THINK!

    I really do believe that the next election is the most critical we have held for the last three decades. Politically speaking, we have, at last, reached a... Read more

    The 05 october 2014 by   Davidduff
    SOCIETY, HUMOR
  • French Connexion: Mud, Tears and Hellfire from Valérie Trierweiler, a Woman...

    French Connexion: Mud, Tears Hellfire from Valérie Trierweiler, Woman Scorned

    As I ploughed through Merci Pour Ce Moment, the French former first lady Valérie Trierweiler's merciless demolition of François Hollande, I experienced several... Read more

    The 01 october 2014 by   Colin Randall
    CULTURE, TRAVEL
  • French Politics: The Long Road to 2017

    // TO JUDGE by this week, the race to succeed François Hollande as president in 2017 has begun. One by one, rival politicians are carving out positions. Read more

    The 25 september 2014 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Brigitte Bardot: Still Making Waves at 80

    Brigitte Bardot: Still Making Waves

    Whether it's supporting dodgy right-wing politics, firing off letters to the mayor of Saint-Tropez about the "celebrity villa cruises" that invade her privacy o... Read more

    The 23 september 2014 by   Colin Randall
    CULTURE, TRAVEL
  • New Statesman: Where Has the French Left Gone?

    You can read the full article on the NS site here Can a Socialist government committed to austerity measures still be called Socialist? Read more

    The 22 september 2014 by   Mfrancoiscerrah
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • Gérard Depadieu and a Tallish Tale of Drinking

    Gérard Depadieu Tallish Tale Drinking

    Dragging myself away from the televised press conference by François Hollande was not too hard to do. Very Frenchly, there was long speech from him, then early... Read more

    The 18 september 2014 by   Colin Randall
    CULTURE, TRAVEL
  • “Who Wants Their Son to Live the Life of a Handicapped Person? Maybe Some...

    “Who Wants Their Live Life Handicapped Person? Maybe Some Families Want This, Don’t.”

    AFP Photo France24: Parents of an extremely premature baby, currently in hospital in the city of Poitiers, have asked doctors to take their child off life... Read more

    The 18 september 2014 by   Eowyn
    SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY, POLITICS, DEBATE
  • The Sunday Rumble: 7.9.14

    Sunday Rumble: 7.9.14

    Hollande will be 'gummed' alive by the 'sansdents': I don't know if François Hollande intends to run again for the presidency when his current term runs out... Read more

    The 07 september 2014 by   Davidduff
    SOCIETY, HUMOR
  • France’s Government: Adieu, Cuba à La Française

    France’s Government: Adieu, Cuba Française

    // THE return to work after the summer break, known in France as la rentrée, is always a time of uncertainty and change. But nobody expected such a political... Read more

    The 02 september 2014 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • Shall I 'shilly-shally' Or Shall I Shift?

    There a two schools of thought on the importance, or otherwise, of Douglas Carswell's decision to quit the Tory party for UKIP and force an immediate... Read more

    The 01 september 2014 by   Davidduff
    SOCIETY, HUMOR
  • The EU Is Pathetic

    I cannot believe the EU is led by such a bunch of pathetic idiots who act like they are in kindergarten. Once upon a time, Europe had some real leaders. Read more

    The 01 september 2014 by   Calvinthedog
    SOCIETY, POLITICS
  • French Political Fiction: What If It Were True?

    // ONE pleasure of the French summer is the publication of political fiction in media usually busy with the soap opera of real political life. During the... Read more

    The 28 august 2014 by   Stizzard
    DESTINATIONS, TRAVEL
  • India Wins at Cardiff - City Set to Host NATO Has 10 Miles Fencing ...

    India Wins Cardiff City Host NATO Miles Fencing

    Cardiff of which I posted yesterday, has been a happy hunting ground – and India won by a huge margin of 133 in the 2nd ODI at the Glamorgan County Cricket... Read more

    The 28 august 2014 by   Sampathkumar Sampath
    SOCIETY
  • Valls 2 Et Le Salon De La Dernière Chance

    Valls Salon Dernière Chance

    Who's that girl? Madonna might have asked the question but we cannot, since it is no longer possible to get away with calling a serious politician a girl. Read more

    The 27 august 2014 by   Colin Randall
    CULTURE, TRAVEL
  • Are the French About to Go Bonkers Again?

    Alas, it is in the finest traditions of la France to amble along quietly, enjoying its wine and cuisine, and then suddenly to hurl itself into a political... Read more

    The 26 august 2014 by   Davidduff
    SOCIETY, HUMOR
  • Le Grand Paris

    Grand Paris

    It's fun to look at this old map of Paris, which I took a picture of at a map dealers, and see that Paris was once much smaller than it is now. Everything... Read more

    The 26 august 2014 by   Sedulia
    CULTURE, EXPAT, SELF EXPRESSION, TRAVEL
  • Monday Market Target – S&P 2,000 Or BUST!

    Monday Market Target S&P 2,000 BUST!

    As usual on Friday, more volume = more selling. Still, there's no reason to expect volume to come back and that means the markets can go back to drifting... Read more

    The 25 august 2014 by   Phil's Stock World
    ECONOMICS, BUSINESS
  • Photos Du Weekend: Les Poulets De Saint-Tropez and an August Hen Party

    Photos Weekend: Poulets Saint-Tropez August Party

    More important things happened this weekend. Putin's mates committed a war crime by parading prisoners-of-war in the the heart of Donetsk (maybe two war... Read more

    The 25 august 2014 by   Colin Randall
    CULTURE, TRAVEL
  • Paris: City of Light, Romance and Spectacular Heists

    Paris: City Light, Romance Spectacular Heists

    Maybe he'd have been safer on the Metro and train: thanks to Sandra for her Flickr photo It will be obvious to regulars here that I have been busy lately for Th... Read more

    The 21 august 2014 by   Colin Randall
    CULTURE, TRAVEL
  • Islamic State, Western Volunteers and War Criminality

    Islamic State, Western Volunteers Criminality

    Photo via Creative Commons at Flickr: 'Yazidi Woman escaping from [Isis killers]', by Domenico Vescio. See his Flickr work at https://www.flickr. Read more

    The 19 august 2014 by   Colin Randall
    CULTURE, TRAVEL
  • Perhaps, Just Perhaps, I Might Be Proved Right About Something

    Regular readers will know that for some time I have predicted that Italy will be the the first to ditch the euro and thus begin the painful revolution in... Read more

    The 14 august 2014 by   Davidduff
    SOCIETY, HUMOR
  • That Does It, I’m Voting for Marie Le Pen

    Ok, let’s see. You live in France.You can vote “Right” and vote for protection of workers, state social programs for, pro family policies, environmental... Read more

    The 13 august 2014 by   Calvinthedog
    SOCIETY, POLITICS