(PARIS, France.) JUST IN: #BastilleDay Today its the #YellowVests and Friday it was the #BlackVests protesting: The yellow are citizens with grievances and the black are migrants with grievances: But which is Macron listening too either, both or none ? At this moment, an uncoordinated protest is taking place in the centre and a Sputnik correspondent is live at the scene to stream it #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – July.14: Organisers have associated this Sunday’s protest with the symbolism of Bastille Day; this year marks the 230th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, which started the French Revolution: The wave of yellow vest rallies started in France in mid-November over planned hikes in fuel taxes. While the French government has abandoned its plans to raise fuel taxes and introduced other measures to improve the country’s socioeconomic situation, protesters continue to take to the streets across France every weekend for demonstrations to express their discontent with government’s policies: LIVE: #YellowVests hold protest in #Paris on #BastilleDay2019 (video) https://t.co/iODOUp6O9i pic.twitter.com/UXysnTfzUG — Sputnik (@SputnikInt) July 14, 2019: Riot police and anti-government protesters faced off during Bastille Day celebrations in Paris: Dozens of people were arrested, with calls for president Emmanuel Macron to resign again being chanted out loud: RT World News https://ift.tt/2xKdNBZ

Undocumented migrants are surrounded by police after having occupied the Panthéon in Paris, 12 July 2019Reuters” Undocumented migrants are surrounded by police during the protest

Hundreds of undocumented migrants have stormed the Panthéon in Paris and demanded the right to remain in France: The protesters, who were mainly from West Africa, surged into the building at around midday (11:00 GMT) on Friday.

Tourists were evacuated from the mausoleum, where many of France’s most famous figures are buried: The group called themselves the “black vests” – a reference to the yellow vest protest movement that spread through much of France earlier this year: They waved papers in the air, chanted, and demanded to hold talks with Prime Minister Édouard Philippe over their immigration status:

In a statement, the protest group described themselves as “the undocumented, the voiceless and the faceless of the French Republic” “We don’t want to negotiate with the interior minister and his officials any more, we want to talk to Prime Minister Édouard Philippe now!” it said.

Between 200 and 300 migrants took part in the protest, a police spokesman told Reuters news agency. There were 37 arrests made: But other estimates – from activist groups and witnesses – said as many as 700 people were involved in the demonstration.

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#EURefugeeCrisis FRANCE: Authorities close the ‘ Jungle ‘ and #Refugees move to a new camp on the streets of Paris as they fill up the local boulevards in new ‘ Tent City ‘ – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Oct.28: Asylum seekers pour into Paris, set up tents on streets as Calais camp closes (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Preview The number of asylum-seekers seeking shelter on the streets of Paris has noticeably jumped since the start of the week and the closure of the notorious Calais ‘Jungle’ camp.

Some of the boulevards are filled with tents and makeshift shelters….

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FRANCE: ‘ Stanislas Wawrinka stuns Novak Djokovic to win French Open ‘

#AceBreakingNews – FRANCE:June.07: Stan Wawrinka stunned Novak Djokovic to win his first French Open title and thwart the world number one’s career Grand Slam hopes.

The Swiss eighth seed played magnificently in a 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4 victory at Roland Garros.

Wawrinka, 30, brought an end to Djokovic’s 28-match winning streak as he claimed his second Grand Slam title.

Djokovic had been hoping to become the eighth man to complete the set of all four major titles.

Stanislas Wawrinka stuns Novak Djokovic to win French Open_83474696_wawrinka.jpgStanislas Wawrinka produces a stunning display to win the French Open and thwart Novak Djokovic’s attempt to win a career Grand Slam.

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FRANCE: ‘ ANONYMOUS BURIAL OF CHARLIE HEBDO TERRORIST SAID KOUACHI ‘

#AceWorldNews – Update:France:Jan.17: City officials in Reims say one of the terrorists responsible for deadly attacks last week that killed 17 people was buried in the eastern French city over their objections and despite concerns that the grave could become a shrine for extremists AP reported.

Said Kouachi, the elder of the two brothers who together gunned down 12 people Jan. 7 in their attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, was buried at the demand of the French government, Reims city officials said in a statement Saturday.

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VIDEO TRIBUTE: FRANCE: ‘ RALLY OF DEFIANCE & SORROW HONOURING VICTIMS OF PARIS BLOODSHED ‘

#AceNewServices – Featured Post: FRANCE: Jan.11: A rally of defiance and sorrow, protected by an unparalleled level of security, on Sunday will honour the 17 victims of three days of bloodshed in Paris that left France on alert for more violence AP reported.

Unity against extremism is the rallying cry for the hundreds of thousands expected to attend the gathering, including the Israeli prime minister and the Palestinian president.

Hours before the rally was to start, France’s enormous Republique plaza began to fill with people.

The Sunday rally, dubbed a cry for freedom, will commemorate the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre and comes after three days of stand-offs and hostage situations, with one terror suspect still on the run. Latest reports, however, indicate the suspected woman might have been in Syria at the time of the attacks, which took 17 lives, journalists and policemen among them.

It will be an unprecedented manifestation that will be written in the history books,” Prime Minister Manuel Valls said. “It must show the power and dignity of the French people, who will cry out their love of liberty and tolerance.

Starting at 14:00 GMT, the rally will have tens of thousands marching down three major routes in the capital. They will be joined by world leaders, including the Palestinian and Israeli leadership, leaders from Germany, Britain, other NATO countries and representatives from the Arab League, as well as the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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This is expected to present a formidable security challenge for France’s law enforcement, whose presence has been boosted across the board, with tens of thousands already guarding sensitive locations like schools, places of worship and others – more than 2,000 are being deployed in addition.

Top US security brass will also arrive, and they will meet with their European counterparts in Paris to discuss an anti-terrorism strategy.

On Saturday, some 700,000 people marched in solidarity in Paris, Orleans, Nice and other cities. Candlelight vigils were held for the victims.

The Yemeni branch of Al-Qaeda is widely thought to be the group that coordinated the Charlie Hebdo attack. A statement sent to several media outlets by an alleged member of the group claimed it as “revenge for the honor” of Prophet Muhammad. The kosher shop situation that transpired later was motivated by similar feelings, that Islam is being berated and mocked by the West.

Twelve people, including four noted cartoonists, were killed in the original attack and have since come to symbolize a non-violent fight for freedom of expression across France and the world. The global outcry of sorrow and condemnation followed three tense days, with the Twitter hashtag #JeSuisCharlie (“I am Charlie”) gaining some of the widest popularity ever witnessed on the social network, with over five million reposts.

Some news outlets in a show of solidarity reprinted Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons. On Sunday, just as world leaders were gathering to discuss security and the global fight against terrorism, one such paper – the Hamburger Morgenpost – was set ablaze. However, police have not yet confirmed that the arson was indeed related to the Hebdo situation. No one was injured in the fire.

READ MORE: Arson at German paper that reprinted Charlie Hebdo cartoons

France is not alone in its quest to send a message to the terrorists. Hundreds of Australians also took to the streets in Sydney. They gathered at Martin Place, which became the scene of a deadly siege in mid-December, to show support for the victims of the French attacks, as the global show of solidarity continues.

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PARIS: ‘ FIRE BREAKS OUT IN FRANCE’S PUBLIC RADIO HQ AND STAFF WERE EVACUATED ‘

#AceWorldNews – PARIS – October 31 – A fire broke out at France’s public radio headquarters in Paris on Friday, forcing live programmes off the air as staff evacuated the vast Paris complex where major building work has been under-way.

Public radio complex in Paris on fire, staff evacuated

Public radio complex in Paris on fire, staff evacuated

“The fire is not put out but it is under control,” said Paris fire brigade spokesman Gabriel Plus, adding that there were no victims and that there was no longer any risk of the fire spreading to other parts of the building.

Photographs circulating on Twitter shortly after the fire broke out showed thick black smoke billowing from upper floors of the building on the banks of the Seine river in the western part of the French capital.

“Staff … had to be evacuated because of a fire,” said a Twitter message from France Info, one of several public radio channels housed at the building, the Maison de la Radio.

A fire broke out at France’s public radio headquarters in Paris on Friday, forcing live programs off the air, Reuters said.

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PARIS: ‘ ACTIVIST GROUP FEMEN RUN WILD THROUGH STREETS OVER RECENT ARRESTS ‘

#AceWorldNews – PARIS – October 28 – Topless feminist group FEMEN was at it again, and is beginning to prove too athletic for some cops to catch.

Topless FEMEN runs wild in Paris, cop rams into wall failing to catch activist (VIDEO)Screenshot from 2014-10-28 13:34:25

Topless FEMEN runs wild in Paris, cop rams into wall failing to catch activist (VIDEO)

The video shows the half-naked ladies running away from the police, and dodging the law enforcers like skillful footballers. For some time, the police’s attempts to catch the fleeing ladies failed.

At one point there is a slapstick moment where an officer trips over and slams into a building while chasing the flock of bare-chested females.

The topless women rallied in central Paris in front of the Palace of Justice in support of an arrested member of the feminist group. Over 20 FEMEN members were eventually arrested.

Their fellow activist, Iana Zhdanova, was arrested on October 15 for stabbing a statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin. She was fined 1,500 euros ($1,897) by a Parisian court for destroying the wax statue at the Grevin museum in June.

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PARIS: ‘ Statue of Pope John Paul II by Russian Sculptor to be Placed Near Notre Dame ‘

#AceNewsServices – PARIS – October 09. /TASS/. The Polish Catholic mission in Paris has been allowed to place a statue of Pope John Paul II, a work of Russian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, near the French capital’s landmark cathedral, Notre Dame, the archbishop of the Polish city of Lodz said on Thursday.

' Statue of Pope John Paul II by Russian Sculptor to be Placed Near Notre Dame '

‘ Statue of Pope John Paul II by Russian Sculptor to be Placed Near Notre Dame ‘

The 3.6-meter bronze statue weighing 1.5 metric tonnes, Tsereteli’s gift to the mission, will be placed in Square Jean XXIII, named after Pope John XXIII, on October 25.

Tsereteli’s sculptures can be found all over the world, from New York and London to Jerusalem and Tokyo.

Among them is a giant statue of Peter the Great in Moscow and the Tear Drop monument in New Jersey commemorating 9/11 victims.

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FRANCE: ‘ Protesters Brandishing Placards Proclaiming “Humans Are Not a Commodity ‘ March Against Anti-Family Policies ‘

#AceNewsServices – FRANCE (Paris) – October 05  – Brandishing placards and flags proclaiming, “Humans are not a commodity” and “No to the demolition of the family,” tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Paris Sunday to oppose what they call the government’s “anti-family” policies.

As the march made its way through the affluent neighbourhoods of west Paris, some residents hung banners of support and cheered on the demonstrators from their windows.

The protesters, including a mix of hardline Catholics and traditional conservatives, declared their opposition to a number of causes, including surrogate mothers and artificial insemination technology for non-married couples.

' Manif pour Tous '

‘ Manif pour Tous ‘

Above all, the demonstrators wanted to deliver the message that “all children need a mother and a father,” said Caroline, a 54-year-old retiree from Paris, as she waved a flag with a picture of a man, a woman and two children standing hand-in-hand – the symbol of the Manif pour Tous movement that organised the rally.

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‘ Paris and US Subway Attacks by ISIS Unconfirmed ‘

#AceNewsServices – September 26 – There has been no confirmation of the Iraqi Government claim about possible attacks on the US and Paris subway system by Islamic State militants, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Thursday that Baghdad had credible intelligence that Islamic State was planning to hit subways in Paris and the US, Reuters reported.

The Iraqi prime minister was accused of “crying wolf” Thursday after he suddenly announced that the Islamic State was plotting to launch attacks on subways in the U.S. and in Paris.

Haider al-Abadi dropped that bombshell during a brief meeting with reporters at the United Nations, citing “accurate reports” from back home in Baghdad.

But as local officials scrambled to reassure the public that they were prepared for any threat, the National Security Council poured cold water on Abadi’s announcement and U.S. Rep. Pete King (R-Long Island) threw diplomacy aside and blasted the Iraqi leader.

If you cry wolf,” King said, people will stop listening to real threats “and you will have more casualties.”

King, who chairs the House Subcommittee on Counter-terrorism and Intelligence, said “there is absolutely no evidence” that at an ISIS attack on New York City was imminent.

People should not take it seriously until they are told by the NYPD, by the FBI or by Homeland Security that there is something there,” he said. “And I don’t expect anything to be there.”

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton agreed that the ISIS threat has been overblown and said the NYPD was waiting for a “clarification of the Iraqi prime minister’s remarks.”

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‘ Wrangle Over Joining Air-Strikes in Syria ‘

#AceWorldNews – PARIS – September 25 – President Francois Hollande will convene an emergency meeting of his defence council Thursday after the beheading of Herve Gourdel, a 55-year-old French tourist taken hostage in Algeria, AFP said.

Hollande said France would “never give in to blackmail” after the militants demanded an end to French military operations in Iraq.

Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said French combat jets were in the air on Thursday morning as:  

France carried out air strikes in Iraq according to government spokesman Stephane Le Foll. The strikes were the first by French jets since September 19 when France joined the US military action against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq, Reuters reported.

He also voiced an opinion of France’s possible participation in air-strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria is “on the table,” Reuters quoted the defence minister as saying on Thursday.

Jean-Yves Le Drian’s statement came hours after President Francois Hollande ruled out such strikes.

The opportunity is not there today.

We already have an important task in Iraq and we will see in the coming days how the situation evolves,” Le Drian told RTL Radio, speaking about the possibility France might join raids in Syria.

AFP – RT – Reuters – RTL Radio 

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‘ Sarkozy Corruption Case Suspended Days After He Announces His Political Come-Back ‘

#AceNewsServices – PARIS – September 24 – A French court has suspended an investigation launched in July against former French President Nicolas Sarkozy for corruption and influence-peddling, AFP reported on Wednesday.

The Paris appeals court decided the previous day to drop the probe and does not have to give a reason, a source close to the inquiry said.

The decision came days after he announced his political comeback.

Sarkozy still remains mired in several other judicial matters, including for alleged corruption.

His announcement ended months of speculation about the intentions of the conservative former president, who vowed to give up politics after he failed to be re-elected in 2012.

The UMP party elections are due to be held in November.

Although Mr Sarkozy has kept a low profile since leaving office, he has faced a series of investigations that involve him in some capacity.

The suspended case relates to an alleged attempt to influence judges who were looking into his affairs.

The suspension could last several months, according to AFP news agency.

Other inquiries include one into his links with late Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi and another into illegal campaign funding in 2012.

Mr Sarkozy denies wrongdoing.

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' French Hostage Allegedly Beheaded by Algerian Terrorists '

#AceBreakingNews – FRANCE – September 24 – An Algerian jihadist group has released a video that appears to show the beheading of French tourist Herve Gourdel, who was seized on Sunday.

An undated photo of Herve Gourdel taken in the Nice area of southern France

An undated photo of Herve Gourdel taken in the Nice area of southern France

‘ Not the Beheading Video but Group Admitting to Kidnap ‘

Militant group Jund al-Khilafa had set a 24-hour deadline on Tuesday for France to halt air strikes in Iraq.

Jund al-Khilafa

Jund al-Khilafa

Mr Gourdel, 55, was abducted in the north-east Kabylie region.

France joined the US last week in launching air strikes on Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq but did not take part in the strikes on IS in Syria.

French President Francois Hollande and his Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, publicly rejected the group’s ultimatum on Tuesday.

The video of Mr Gourdel apparently being killed was entitled “Message of blood for the French government”, reports said.

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FRANCE: ‘ PM Maual Valls Warns Far-Right at Gates of Power ‘

#AceWorldNews – FRANCE (Paris) – September 08 – French Prime Minister Manual Valls on Sunday (7 September) warned that the far-right is “at the gates of power”, as the ruling left struggles under its unpopular president, Francois Hollande.

“In France, the extreme right of Marine Le Pen is at the gates of power,” he said, speaking at an annual gathering of fellow left-wing politicians in Bologna, Italy.

The warning followed an IFOP opinion poll over the weekend, which suggests Marine Le Pen would beat all her rivals by winning the first round of a presidential election.

It also comes on the heels of an unflattering memoir by Hollande’s former partner Valerie Trierweiler, who describes the 60-year old French president as an opportunist and as someone who spurns the poor.

But under Le Pen the weakest would be the first to suffer, said Valls, “and it will also be a terrible, perhaps fatal, blow to Europe”.

Countering the far-right momentum across Europe requires socialist governments and politicians to act and speak differently “in order to be listened to and to be heard,” he said.

Although Le Pen failed to muster enough MEPs to create her own far-right faction in the European Parliament, her precipitous rise in France over the past year has shocked many on the left.

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‘ Protective Edge Day 13 Starts Street Riots as People Voice Their Frustration ‘

#AceWorldNews – GazaCity – July 21 – As hundreds of protesters looted shops, burnt cars and attacked a synagogue, as an unauthorized anti-Israeli rally turned violent in a Parisian suburb. Simultaneously, thousands participated in peaceful pro-Palestinian marches across the globe.

Despite a ban by authorities, an anti-Israel demonstration was held on Sunday in a Parisian suburb of Sarcelles, dubbed ‘Little Jerusalem’ for its large community of Sephardic Jews. It was the second in a row unauthorized protest in the French capital to turn violent over the weekend. 

On Saturday, activists clashed with police during pro-Palestinian rally in the center of Paris (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Several hundred people gathered for protest in Sarcelles by 3pm local time, with dozens of youths then setting cars on fire, smashing shop windows and raiding the shops, throwing stones at police. Protesters shouted: “F*** Israel!” and “Israel assassin.

A Molotov cocktail was thrown at a synagogue, Le Figaro reports. 

The police responded with tear gas, rubber bullets and detaining at least 13 rioters, according to the Local.

The decision to ban pro-Palestinian protests in Paris raised controversy as the rallies happened anyway and turned violent. France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls defended the decision not to allow protests, saying the unrest that broke out “justifies all the more the brave choice by the interior ministry to ban a demonstration,” AFP reported.

 

 

Elsewhere in Europe pro-Palestinian protests appeared to be relatively peaceful. 

The largest one in Europe drew 11,000 of people to the streets of Vienna, who marched across the city center to the official residence of the country’s president. 

Thousands take to the streets of Vienna in Gaza protest (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

 

Pro-Palestinian protesters shout slogans and hold signs during a demonstration against Israel's military action and violence in the Gaza strip, in Vienna July 20, 2014. (AFP Photo / Joe Klamar)

Pro-Palestinian protesters shout slogans and hold signs during a demonstration against Israel’s military action and violence in the Gaza strip, in Vienna July 20, 2014. (AFP Photo / Joe Klamar)

 

In Amsterdam, some 3,000 participated in the march, demanding an immediate end to the Israeli military operation in Gaza. People carried signs reading “Stop the war” and “Israel war criminals.” Just one person was detained for refusing to obey a police order, the Netherlands’ NOS reported. 

It just has to stop. Children are being killed and they are innocent,” said protester Ekrem Kara, as cited by AFP.

 

Protesters carry a banner depicting the Palestinian flag reading "Sound the alarm, Stop the War" as they take part in a demonstration in Amsterdam on July 20, 2014, to protest Israel's military campaign in Gaza and show their support for the Palestinian people. (AFP Photo / John Thys)

Protesters carry a banner depicting the Palestinian flag reading “Sound the alarm, Stop the War” as they take part in a demonstration in Amsterdam on July 20, 2014, to protest Israel’s military campaign in Gaza and show their support for the Palestinian people. (AFP Photo / John Thys)

 

A similar rally in Stockholm gathered 1,000 participants. 

In the US massive pro-Palestinian protests were held on Sunday in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago.

 

 

Thousands marched to the Israeli Consulate in Chicago, home to a quarter million Palestinians, demanding a halt to Israel’s military action in Gaza. 

In response, the consulate general released a statement defending the military operation. 

Today is a tragic day,” the statement reads as cited by WGN_TV. “13 Israeli soldiers were killed by the terrorist organization Hamas. We regret the loss of civilians on both sides. Hamas continues to brutally attack 6 million Israeli citizens and puts its own population in danger. We have to stop it.

 

Pro-Palestine supporters, protesting against violence in the Gaza strip, march on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, California July 20, 2014. (Reuters / Jonathan Alcorn)

Pro-Palestine supporters, protesting against violence in the Gaza strip, march on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, California July 20, 2014. (Reuters / Jonathan Alcorn)

 

Some 2,000 protesters took to the streets of Sydney in opposition to the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza. Parents took their children with them for the rally. 

I’m here as a mum to raise awareness of what’s happening in Gaza,” Buthania Saeed, 41, told AAP. “All we’re seeing is women and children being murdered, houses are being burnt down and families are being vanished.”

 

Children sit in front of dolls on stretchers as they and other members of the Australian Palestinian community hold a protest against Israel's military action in Gaza, in Sydney July 20, 2014. (Reuters / David Gray)

Children sit in front of dolls on stretchers as they and other members of the Australian Palestinian community hold a protest against Israel’s military action in Gaza, in Sydney July 20, 2014. (Reuters / David Gray)

 

Hundreds of mainly Islamist Jordanian protesters burnt Israeli flags in Amman on Sunday, Reuters reports. Demonstrators called on Palestinian Hamas militants to step up rocket attacks against Israeli towns and cities to avenge civilian deaths caused by Israel’s offensive in Gaza. 

Lebanese activists staged a protest outside the US embassy in Awkar north of Beirut on Sunday. The rally participants burned the American and Israeli flags, while chanting slogans in support of the Palestinians, the Daily Star reports.

 

A girls holds up the Palestinian flag during a protest near the US embassy in Awkar, on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on July 20, 2014, against the Israeli military offensive on the Palestinian Gaza Strip. (AFP Photo / Anwar Amro)

A girls holds up the Palestinian flag during a protest near the US embassy in Awkar, on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on July 20, 2014, against the Israeli military offensive on the Palestinian Gaza Strip. (AFP Photo / Anwar Amro)

 

 

Moroccan protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in support of the Palestinian people and against the ongoing Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip, on July 20, 2014, in the capital Rabat. (AFP Photo / Fadel Senna)

Moroccan protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in support of the Palestinian people and against the ongoing Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip, on July 20, 2014, in the capital Rabat. (AFP Photo / Fadel Senna)

 

 

A Palestinian protester holds a placard and a fake weapon during a demonstration to support the resistance in Gaza and to protest against the Israeli military offensive on the Palestinian Gaza Strip on July 20, 2014 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (AFP Photo / Abbas Momani)

A Palestinian protester holds a placard and a fake weapon during a demonstration to support the resistance in Gaza and to protest against the Israeli military offensive on the Palestinian Gaza Strip on July 20, 2014 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (AFP Photo / Abbas Momani)

 

 

Thai Muslim students display placards to protest against Israel's military campaign in Gaza at a mosque in Thailand's southern province of Pattani on July 20, 2014. (AFP Photo / Tuwaedaniya Meringing)

Thai Muslim students display placards to protest against Israel’s military campaign in Gaza at a mosque in Thailand’s southern province of Pattani on July 20, 2014. (AFP Photo / Tuwaedaniya Meringing)

GAZA CITY DAY 12 Humanitarian Ceasefire  

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' Nicholas Sarkozy Charged with Corruption '

#AceWorldNews – FRANCE (Paris) – July 02 – The former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, has been charged with corruption and illegally using his influence after a day in custody.

The disgraced politician was questioned by police for 15 hours, Le Monde reported, and was left without a lawyer when Thierry Herzog was also arrested along with two senior judges.

Sarkozy, 59, has become the first former French president taken into custody in a criminal investigation, making his widely anticipated political comeback look ever more unlikely.

The right-wing leader has been accused of multiple illegal dealings, mostly linked to the financing of his 2007 and 2012 election campaigns.

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‘ French Justice Department Strip ‘FEMEN ‘ of Their HQ in Paris Under Illegal Occupation Ruling ‘

#AceWorldNews – FRANCE (Paris) – July 01 – The French justice department stripped the notorious international feminist organization FEMEN of its office in Paris suburbs, local media reported on Tuesday.

During several months, FEMEN activists were based in an illegally occupied house in the city of Clichy (Hauts-de-Seine) near Paris.

This old building belonged to the local service for waste-water treatment, but was not used for a long time. There, FEMEN members were living, cooking, rehearsing their acts and trained in self-defence in order to protect themselves from the police and guards during their manifestations.

The court of the city of Asnières-sur-Seine ruled to immediately oust the activists from these facilities.

In addition, the ruling says that the feminist organization shall pay about €7.4 thousand towards debt repayment for electricity that was consumed during their stay in the building.

FEMEN’s lawyer reported that he was studying the option of appealing the court ruling.

French Media News

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‘ Nicholas Sarkozy is held for Questioning over Suspected Influence Peddling ‘

#AceWorldNews – FRANCE (Paris) – July 01 – Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was being held on Tuesday for questioning over suspected influence-peddling, Reuters quoted a legal source as saying.

Sarkozy arrived early Tuesday to be quizzed by investigators at their offices in Nanterre, west of Paris, the source said.

The ex-president’s lawyer was reportedly held for questioning on Monday.

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#AceWorldNews PARIS June 06    Paris prosecutors are…

#AceWorldNews – PARIS – June 06  – Paris prosecutors are investigating more than 200 French citizens who are suspected of participating in the fighting on the side of radical Islamist groups in Syria, RTL radio reported on Friday.

The French Interior Ministry believes that about 300 French citizens are currently fighting in Syria for rebels against government forces, ITAR-TASS said.

 

 

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` Four People Arrested in Paris on Suspicion of Recruiting Militants to Syria ‘

#AceBreakingNews – PARIS – June 02 – Four people have been arrested in the Paris region and southern France, officials say, on suspicion of recruiting militants to fight in Syria.

The raids came a day after it emerged a Frenchman was being held by police investigating the murder of three people at the Brussels Jewish Museum.

Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, was arrested at a station in Marseilles on Friday.

Prosecutors say he has claimed responsibility for the attack and spent more than a year in Syria.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazaneuve told Europe 1 radio on Monday: “There are people who recruit jihadists. There are as I’m speaking arrests being made.”

BBC News – Europe One Radio

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