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French President approval rating hits record low 13%

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The unpopularity of French President François Hollande fell to a record low in September, says a recent poll. Only 13 percent of French people say they are satisfied with Hollande’s performance as president. 86 percent of France’s population don’t support Hollande, says the IFOP [French Institute of Public Opinion] poll. …

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French farmers torch tax office and dump vegetables out front

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Farmers dumped piles of vegetables around the town of Morlaix in western France on Friday night before torching public buildings in a dramatic act of frustration at falling revenues. Around 100 farmers hauled artichokes, potatoes and broccoli to Morlaix by tractor, unloaded them onto the streets and set them ablaze, Reuters reports. According …

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Globalists maintain power in France with former Rothschild banker Macron

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Everything about France’s new president Emmanuel Macron suggests a theatrical production of hype and illusion. He is being “sold” to the masses as an “outsider” and “centrist”, a benign liberal. In reality, enter the economic hitman who will blow French society apart in the service of the oligarchy. At age …

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NSA caught spying on 3 French presidents

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President François Hollande has called an emergency national defence council meeting after allegations by the online whistleblower WikiLeaks that America’s National Security Agency (NSA) spied on three successive French presidents. The meeting will be held at 9am on Wednesday “to evaluate the nature of the information published by the press… and to draw useful conclusions,” a …

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Martial law in France: 10,000 troops deployed into streets

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France is mobilising 10,000 troops to boost security, as security forces search for what the French prime minister called a “probable” accomplice to three days of bloodshed in and around Paris. After a crisis meeting on Monday, Manuel Valls said the search is urgent because “the threat is still present” after the attacks …

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WikiLeaks: NSA’s 10-year economic espionage against France

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French-American relations have taken a further hammering on Monday after WikiLeaks revealed new documents showing that the NSA has been collecting the details of commercial deals in France for over a decade and sharing them with its allies. “The United States has been conducting economic espionage against France for more …

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Charlie Hebdo police investigator commits suicide

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Police commissioner Helric Fredou, who had been investigating the attack on the French weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, committed suicide in his office. The incident occurred in Limoges, the administrative capital of the Limousin region in west-central France, on Thursday night, local media France 3 reports. Helric Fredou, 45, suffered from depression and experienced burn out. Shortly before committing …

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French bank to pay $8.8 billion for violating US sanctions

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French banking giant BNP Paribas has agreed to plead guilty to two criminal charges of violating US sanctions, and will pay a record-breaking $8.8 billion settlement. Prosecutors allege BNP conducted “long-term, multi-jurisdictional conspiracy.” A lawyer representing the bank appeared in New York state court on Monday to answer for both charges, reports …

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France and Turkey plot to assasinate Assad

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A Lebanese news website says it has obtained a documentary movie revealing a plot hatched by French and Turkish spy agencies to assassinate Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Lebanese Asianews website says the movie, which has been produced by the well-known Syrian media activist Khedar Awarake, shows confessions by those who were on …

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French sperm count ‘falls by a third’

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French men are not as fertile as they used to be, according to a new study. And not only are they producing less semen, but the sperm is of a lower quality at that. Researchers found that the sperm count in French men fell by nearly a third between 1989 and …

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WikiLeaks exposes CIA meddling in French 2012 presidential election

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In a move that is sure to unleash a fresh firestorm of accusations that Russia is interfering in the upcoming French elections, Wikileaks has released three classified CIA “tasking orders” revealing details of a seven-month long spying campaign and involvement by the agency ahead of the 2012 French presidential election. …

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French presidential frontrunner wants gold back in France

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France could be next on the list of countries that wants to take its gold back, if the leader of a far-right political party has her way. Tuesday, Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National party of France, who is also the front runner to potentially be France’s new president, …

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Marine Le Pen: No one trusts the mainstream media

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A fascinating exchange in which French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen informs a reporter that no one trusts the media highlights how incredibly disconnected from reality the establishment press really is. The reporter tells Le Pen her advice that people “turn away from the traditional media, (and) go and find …

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Swiss war game envisages invasion by bankrupt French

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Hordes of bankrupt French invade Switzerland to get their hands on their “stolen” money — such is the imaginary scenario cooked up by the Swiss military in simulations revealed over the weekend. Carried out in August, the apparently outlandish army exercise was based on the premise of an attack by …

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Nicolas Sarkozy charged in corruption scandal

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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with taking financial advantage of France’s richest women, elderly L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, in a scandal over illegal campaign funding. Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation on Thursday, his lawyer told AFP, adding that he would immediately appeal. This comes after the …

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France fighting the ‘War on Terror’ by banning cash

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It was just a matter of time before Western governments used the trumped up “War on Terror” as an excuse to drastically ratchet up the very real war on the use of cash and personal privacy that they are waging against their own citizens. Taking advantage of public anxiety in …

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Hollande wins French presidential election with 51.9% of votes

First official results show Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande has defeated incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy, who managed to secure only 48.1 per cent of the votes. Sarkozy has conceded defeat, asking that Hollande’s victory be respected. The estimates were carried by French media after all polling stations closed at 20:00 …

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