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Archive for the 'France' Category

French Court Declares Scientology A Fraud

by @ Tuesday, October 27th, 2009. Filed under France, Religion

Well, this is a good start:
PARIS (AP) — A Paris court convicted the Church of Scientology of fraud and fined it more than euro600,000 ($900,000) on Tuesday but stopped short of banning the group as prosecutors had demanded.
The group’s French branch immediately announced it would appeal the verdict.
The court convicted the Church of Scientology’s French [...]

The Beginning Of The End Of The Dollar ?

by @ Tuesday, October 6th, 2009. Filed under China, Economics, Europe, Foreign Affairs, France, Japan, Middle East, Russia

In a story that’s receiving headline treatment from Matt Drudge, Robert Fisk is reporting in The Independent that several oil producing states, along with China, Russia, and France are working on a plan to abandon the dollar:
In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, [...]

Quote Of The Day

by @ Friday, October 2nd, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Foreign Affairs, France, Iran, Politics

When France chides you for appeasement, you know you’re scraping bottom.
— Charles Krauthammer

France Surrenders On Polanski

by @ Thursday, October 1st, 2009. Filed under Celebrities, Foreign Affairs, France

The French government is walking back it’s public support for Roman Polanski:
PARIS – France’s government changed its tone on Wednesday on the arrest of Roman Polanski for having sex with a 13-year-old girl, describing the charges as serious after initially rushing to the film director’s defense.
France and Poland, where the 76-year-old Oscar-winning director spent his [...]

Sarkozy “Furious” With Obama Over Iran Response

by @ Wednesday, September 30th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Europe, Foreign Affairs, France, Iran, Politics

The Pittsburgh-Post Gazette’s Jack Kelly reports that French President Nicolas Sarkozy was not happy with the way Preisdent Obama handled the Iran issue last week:
Nicolas Sarkozy was furious with Barack Obama for his adolescent warbling about a world without nuclear weapons at a meeting Mr. Obama chaired of the United Nations Security Council last Thursday [...]

Nicolas Sarkozy Schools Obama On Foreign Policy

by @ Saturday, September 26th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Foreign Affairs, France, Politics

It hasn’t been widely reported in the American press, but French President Nicolas Sarkozy didn’t exactly endorse Barack Obama’s call for a world without nuclear weapons:
“President Obama dreams of a world without weapons … but right in front of us two countries are doing the exact opposite.
“Iran since 2005 has flouted five security council resolutions. [...]

Only In France

by @ Saturday, September 5th, 2009. Filed under France

A special squad patrols the streets of Paris looking for people answering the call of nature:
PARIS — Hidden behind dark sunglasses, Jean-Pierre Rebete follows his target into a narrow Paris alley.
“We’ve got one,” he whispers to his partner, who bolts to block off the other end of the street.
The man in the alley zips up [...]

Mr. President, Stay Away From The President Of France

by @ Friday, July 10th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Foreign Affairs, France, Politics

First, we catch the two of you apparently sneaking glances at what turned out to be a 16 year-old Brazilian junior delegate to the G-8 conference.
Now, there’s this:

Obviously, Nicholas Sarkozy is contributing to the delinquency of a President.

The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight

by @ Friday, April 3rd, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, China, Europe, Foreign Affairs, France, Japan, Politics, Russia, Saudi Arabia

Sleep well tonight America, for the fate of the world rests in the hands of these men:

H/T: Vodkapundit

Nothing Like Coming Late To The Party, Guys

by @ Wednesday, March 11th, 2009. Filed under Europe, Foreign Affairs, France

The French have rejoined NATO:
PARIS — President Nicolas Sarkozy announced Wednesday that France intends to become a full member of NATO, 43 years after Charles de Gaulle pulled France out of the alliance’s military command and threw NATO, and American forces, out of the country.
“Because it is in her interest and because it is her [...]

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