Tag Archives: France

France | ‘Yellow vest’ protests against Macron snarl traffic across France

Thousands of people blocked roads across France Saturday in a “yellow vest” movement against high fuel prices which has mushroomed into widespread protest against stagnant spending power under President Emmanuel Macron.

Tempers flared as some drivers tried to force their way through demonstrators, and one protester was killed when a woman panicked and accidently rammed into a crowd.

France | New Caledonia after the referendum “Sooner or later, we will have independence”

A referendum was organized on November 4 in New Caledonia. Voters were asked to answer the question, “Do you want New Caledonia to become a fully sovereign and independent country?” The higher circles announced a landslide No vote against independence. Some polls had even predicted a hefty 75% No vote. But finally, only 56.4% out of the 141,099 voters put a No ballot slip in the box.

France | TRUMP NOT WELCOME IN FRANCE

French President Emmanuel Macron invited Donald Trump and 60 heads of State to attend a “Peace Forum” in Paris on November 11-13. It will be preceded one day earlier by a ceremony at the Place des Invalides to pay tribute to the millions of people who died in the First World War or, stated more accurately, the first great inter-imperialist bloodbath. Special tribute will be paid to the generals who led their soldiers to slaughter from 1914 to 1918, including Maréchal Philippe Pétain, who Macron described as a “great soldier” despite his subsequent “fateful choices” — a reference to Pétain’s close collaboration with Hitler and the Nazis during World War II.

France | French lawmakers approve total ban of mobile phone use at schools

The National Assembly on Thursday approved a law to impose a total ban of mobile phone use in the country’s primary and middle schools.

With the ruling “Republic On the Move” party dominating the lower house of parliament, the government won lawmakers’ green light to implement its proposal to prevent pupils aged 11 to 15 from using mobile phones in schools.

Glyphosate dans du miel : des apiculteurs portent plainte contre Monsanto

Le syndicat apicole de l’Aisne a porté plainte ce jeudi à Lyon contre le fabriquant d’herbicide Monsanto pour « administration de substances nuisibles ». Il dénonce un danger pour la santé.