Type: Country
Name: France
population: 60,293,928
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Fleeing Iraqi Christians reveal horror of Islamic State

Rene, who did not want to give his last name, said the Islamic extremists currently rampaging through Syria and Iraq were as terrifying as they were sophisticated in their communication methods.He was one of 40 refugees who landed Thursday in Paris after ... [Published Angola Press - 2 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 6 reports

France's economy minister slams German austerity measures

cture: Focus Information Agency Paris. French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg on Saturday criticised German austerity measures and warned France would no longer "be pushed around" by the EU's economic powerhouse, AFP reported."You have to raise your ... [Published Focus Bulgaria - 6 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

Fire destroys Paris duplex

PARIS, Maine (AP) - Fire has destroyed a duplex in Paris, leaving 10 people homeless. No one was injured in the fire Friday evening that started in the kitchen of one of the two rented apartments. Firefighters had the fire under control in about ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - 6 hours ago]
Entities: Paris
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

Britain, France, Germany float idea of monitoring mechanism for Gaza ceasefire

Britain, France and Germany have floated the idea of creating a monitoring and verification mechanism for any future ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to prevent future conflicts, a senior British diplomat said on Friday ... [Published DNA India - 14 hours ago]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 3 reports

Iraqi Christians arrive in Paris after long flight from religious persecution

Some of Iraq’s persecuted Christians arrived in France on Friday.They were flown in after Paris said it would take several hundred as refugees.The French government has also promised support, including weapons, for those who stay behind to fight Islamic ... [Published EuroNews - Aug 22 2014]
Entities: Iraq, Paris, Kurds
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 3 reports

Teacher in double Channel swim

A man from Northamptonshire has become the first person to swim from two of the Channel Islands to France.David Coleman, who was born in New Zealand but now teaches at a private school in England, had already swam from Jersey to France in 2013.He completed ... [Published BBC - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 3 reports

The True Story Of How McDonald's Conquered France

Quick, name the most successful country for McDonald's in the world outside the U.S. It's France. Sales were up 4.8% through the first seven months of the year and CEO Jean-Pierre Petit, who's rounding his 10th year as McDonald's France's CEO, has said ... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 2 reports

Liveblogging World War II: August 22, 1944: A Photographer’s Story

LIFE at the Liberation of Paris: A Photographer’s Story:LIFE photographer Ralph Morse, now 94 years old, recalls being outside Paris in a press camp — he was covering George Patton’s Third Army and its sweep toward the Rhine for LIFE — when, he says, ... [Published Brad DeLong - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 2 reports

The Leading Economic Index® for France Remains Unchanged

After no change in June, the leading economic index now stands at 117.7 (2004=100). Based on revised data, this index declined 0.2 percent in May and remained flat in April. During the six-month span through June, the index increased 0.2 percent, and ... [Published Conference Board - Aug 22 2014]
Entities: Index, France, Diffusion
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 4 reports

France forced to import wheat because of poor quality of harvest

According to Reuters, this is only the second time in the past 13 years that France has imported large amounts of wheat from Lithuania. France usually has the top market share on the world market for exports of wheat. During the 2010-2011 growing season, ... [Published Digital Journal - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 2 reports

Riot Police Guard Paris Synagogues

French Jews say they are feeling the impact of events in Gaza, with a disturbing rise in anti-semitism.", "id": "writecapture4493378", "widget_prototype": "writecapture_widget"}); ", "id": "writecapture22069366", "widget_prototype": "writecapture_wid ... [Published The Palm Beach Post - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 6 reports

Hollande: France armed Syrian rebels ‘a few months ago’

SAINT-PIERRE, France: President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that France had delivered weapons to rebels battling the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad “a few months ago.”The deliveries took place “a few months ago, when the Syrian rebels had to face ... [Published Arab News - Aug 21 2014]


The so-called "Transitional Government'has some twenty 'Ministers' and 'Deputy Ministers', and was formed with assistance of an advisory committee comprising prominent pro LTTE activists, including foreigners who have been helping the LTTE for many years."
But "going in with our forces to restore the situation is not a solution and cannot be a solution" he said
Dr Lee Spinks, chairman of the James Tait Black Prize for fiction, said: "In Harvest, Jim Crace presents a spellbinding lyrical reflection upon the nature of cultural inheritance and the obligations and responsibilities of community in a changing and uncertain world."
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