Tag Archives: france

French bank to pay $8.8 billion for violating US sanctions

BNP Paribas

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 Reuters. The settlement represents the largest criminal penalty in US ... Read More »

Germany to repatriate gold from US and France

germany to repatriate gold

Germany’s Bundesbank plans to store half the national gold reserves in its own vaults by 2020. It will mean the return of 700 tons of the precious metal from the US and France This year the Bundesbank got back about 37 tons of gold from the US and France. The total value of the returned gold is estimated at 1.1 ... Read More »

Bras make breasts “saggier”, 15-year French study reveals

Bra breast woman

Women who took off their bras for good experienced a 7mm lift in their nipples each year they didn’t wear a bra. Researchers also found that bra-less women developed firmer breasts and saw their stretch marks fade. Women have long been told that a good bra can help support the chest, relieve back pain and prevent sagging.  However, a new ... Read More »

France caught planning false flag terror attack in Britain

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French intelligence services planned to stage a terror attack in Britain and then blame it on neo-nazis in a bid to assassinate Muslim hate preacher Abu Hamza, according to an investigation by pressure group Hope Not Hate. Following the 1999 nail-bombing campaign in London, carried out by far-right terrorist David Copeland, France’s Direction Generale de la Securite Exterieure hatched a ... Read More »

Swiss war game envisages invasion by bankrupt French

Swiss army

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 a financially stricken France split into warring regions, according to ... Read More »

EU calls for explanations from Israel over diplomat scuffle

Marion Fesneau-Castaing

European diplomats are holding Israel accountable over an incident where IDF servicemen attacked a EU humanitarian convoy in the West Bank on Friday. So far Tel Aviv has left the scandal in limbo, offering no official explanation for the incident. Diplomats from several EU countries have spoken out against the shocking incident of harassing a person with diplomatic immunity, clearly ... Read More »

French president awarded UNESCO peace prize for starting war in Mali

Francois Hollande

  French President Francois Hollande has been awarded the annual Felix Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize by UNESCO for his decision to invade Mali. Hollande received the major prize from the United Nations’ cultural organization during a ceremony in the French capital, Paris on Wednesday. The move has raised questions about how an armed foreign intervention can be worthy of such an ... Read More »

UK government now openly funding Al Qaeda to take over Syria

UK gov funding Al Qaeda in Syria

UK and France’s compulsion to lift the EU arms embargo will only lead to further bloodshed, and any weapons exports may fall into the hands of extremists, British journalist Neil Clark tells RT. The more weapons they send to Syria, the greater the danger they will be used to strike against their own citizens and across the world, he explains. ... Read More »

Police raid home of IMF boss Christine Lagarde over Tapie scandal

Christine Lagarde

Police have searched the Paris home of the head of the International Monetary Fund as part of a fraud investigation centred on a supporter of former president Nicolas Sarkozy. Christine Lagarde‘s flat was raided along with that of her office manager and the home of businessman Bernard Tapie, a former politician, actor, singer and television celebrity. The IMF chief has been ... Read More »