Tag: France

EU slams illegal Israeli settlements but insists it is not boycotting the state

The EU has reiterated its commitment to a two-state solution for Palestinians and Israelis, and criticised Israel’s settlement policies, which are illegal under international law. On 18 January, the EU unanimously adopted a resolution asserting that deals and agreements with Israel can only apply to its pre-1967 internationally recognised borders.   Despite fierce opposition from […]

Military chiefs gather in Paris to bolster Islamic State fight

Defense chiefs from the United States, France, Britain and four other countries meet in Paris on Wednesday to examine ways to build on gains made against Islamic State, including increasing the number of police and army trainers.   Islamic State was ousted by government forces from the western Iraqi city of Ramadi last month and […]

Paris attacks: France’s state of emergency is imposing ‘excessive’ restrictions on human rights, UN says

The United Nations has warned that the state of emergency imposed by France in the wake of the Paris attacks is imposing “excessive and disproportionate restrictions” on fundamental human rights.   Special rapporteurs on freedoms of opinion, expression, assembly and privacy were among those raising concerns with the Francois Hollande’s government.   “Ensuring adequate protection […]

Iran sanctions: Islamic republic rapidly resumes global trade in wake of nuclear deal

Iran has wasted no time re-entering the global financial system in the wake of the removal of sanctions, with deals with French and German firms already in place, and a visit by President Hassan Rouhani to Italy and France planned for next week.   The visit will be Mr Rouhani’s first to Europe since the […]

Benjamin Netanyahu on Swedish FM’s remarks: Outrageous, immoral, unjust and stupid

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom on Thursday, characterizing her recent statements calling for an investigation of Israeli “extrajudicial killings” as “outrageous, immoral, unjust and just wrong.”   He later added another adjective – “stupid” – though he stopped short of endorsing comments made a day earlier by National Infrastructure, Energy […]

Saudi Warning Over End Of Iran Sanctions

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has used a trip to London to robustly defend his country’s more assertive role in the world, despite concerns it could escalate tensions with Iran.   After meeting US Secretary of State John Kerry, Adel al Jubeir insisted his country was right to intervene more aggressively in parts of the Middle […]

At Climate Summit, Scientist Touts CO2, Slams Media “Lies”

Carbon dioxide is a wonderful and essential gas, it is not driving dangerous climate change, and life on planet Earth is currently starving for more, explained scientist Robert Carter, former chief of the School of Earth Sciences at Australia’s internationally renowned James Cook University. In the past, CO2 concentrations have been many times higher than […]

UN Agenda 2030: A Recipe for Global Socialism

The United Nations and its mostly autocratic member regimes have big plans for your life, your children, your country, and your world. And those plans are not limited to the coercive “climate” agreement recently concluded in Paris.While the establishment media in the United States was hyping ISIS, football, and of course “global warming,” virtually every […]

US official: 10 Islamic State leaders killed in airstrikes

U.S. and coalition airstrikes killed 10 Islamic State leaders over the past month, including several linked to the Paris attacks or other plots against the West, a U.S. military official in Iraq said Tuesday.U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren told Pentagon reporters that the militants were killed mainly by drone strikes in Iraq and Syria. He […]

The terrorists and demagogues want us to be scared. We mustn’t give in

Open societies are always endangered. This is especially true of America and Europe today, as a result of the terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere, and the way that America and Europe, particularly France, have reacted to them.   Jihadi terrorist groups such as Islamic State and al-Qaida have discovered the achilles heel of our […]