Notre Dame des Landes : France shelves controversial Nantes airport project

France abandons plan for €580m airport and orders squatters off site


Nicolas Hulot, French environment minister on crusade against fossil fuels owns six cars

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The credibility of Nicolas Hulot




Yulia Stepanova, whistle blower

‘Russia’s doping “culture” will take years to change, regardless of the nation’s ban from the Winter Olympics.’ 

Vitaly Stepanov, a former employee of the Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA, who  helped expose massive doping problems in Russia in 2014 with his athlete wife Yulia Stepanova.

French PM Philippe defends €350,000 private flight

FRANCE’S prime minister is facing strong criticism over his decision to spend £310,000 (€350,000) to charter a private jet for a journey that saved him just two hours.

Austrian conservatives bring far right into government

The Freedom party will take control of the defence, interior and foreign ministries while its leader Heinz-Christian Strache, who has warned of Austria’s “Islamification”, will become vice-chancellor.

Basque protesters demand ETA prisoner rights



“We’re demanding that the common law be applied to Basque detainees” Jean-Rene Etchegaray, mayor of Bayonne.
























Corsican nationalists win historic victory in French elections

Corsican nationalists celebrate election victory, call for greater autonomy.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art says it will not remove a painting of a young girl by Balthus, that has been targeted by an online petition.

“Thérèse Dreaming” (1938) by Balthus.
“The Met is romanticizing voyeurism and the objectification of children” .The petition’s author, Mia Merrill, suggested that the painting be replaced by a painting by a female painter from the same time period as Balthus.

Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital sparks West Bank clashes

Trump Jerusalem move sparks Israeli-Palestinian clashes

Seven landscapes – 6 – France , arson attacks against the gendarmerie


“Fire to the prisons! Fire to their justice! Fire to the state! Fire to their world!” Crimethinc, ‘rebel alliance’–





Seven landscapes – 5 – France’s new prostitution law : awareness classes.



France’s new prostitution law : awareness classes.–

Seven landscapes – 4 – Trump nominates economics professor to US Federal Reserve board

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The choice of Mr. Goodfriend is a victory for conservatives.–

Charlie versus Mediapart

Is laicity used as a weapon against Muslims in France ?

Catalonia – demonstrators demanding release of jailed Catalan leaders

Jordi Cuixart, leader of Catalan group Omnium Cultural, and Jordi Sanchez, president of the Catalan National Assembly were remanded in prison last month after they were quizzed by a judge on suspicion of sedition.
Eight former members of Puigdemont's deposed Catalan government, including ex vice-president Oriol Junqueras, are also in jail awaiting trial on similar charges, after it was ruled they were too much of a flight risk to be released on bail.

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Internet harassment and online threats targeting women

Is abuse and harassement diminishing free speech ?

Mauricio Macri

Argentina president: Reforms expected after election victory.
"For Macri, the challenge is 100 percent the economy and the social situations, where the government has few achievements and must now face structural reforms," said analyst Patricio Giusto of Diagnostico Politico consultancy.

The quality of air in Paris

Will limiting traffic access to Paris improve air quality ?

Hero to the rich’: Macron cuts taxes for France’s most wealthy in first budget

Macron accused of fighting for the Rich

Catalan government: ‘465 injured by Spanish police violence’ during referendum

Police violence condemned around Europe as Catalans vote in independence referendum

Kurdistan votes for independence from Iraq with 93% saying ‘yes’

Longtime Iraqi Kurd leader Massud Barzani has said the vote will not lead to an immediate declaration of independence and should instead open the door to negotiations.

The future of Alstom

Siemens is in talks to merge its rail business with that of either Alstom or Bombardier

La remise en cause du droit du travail en France

Macron’s attack on the labour code .

Roya valley : Defiant French community opens its doors to refugees

A group of people are opening their doors, giving migrants temporary shelter as they seek new lives in Europe.