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Assad returns French Legion of Honor award to US ‘slave’ following bombing of Syria

President Bashar Assad has surrendered his Legion of Honor award, France’s most prestigious decoration, given to him by Jacques Chirac in 2001, saying he will not wear honors bestowed by a “slave country” that bombs Syria. “The ministry of foreign affairs… has returned to the French republic… the decoration of the Grand Croix of the Légion d’honneur awarded to President ...

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French police use tear gas & water cannons against thousands of eco-activism protesters (VIDEO)

Activists clashed with police for a sixth day in western France. Law enforcement officials used tear gas and water cannons against crowds protesting the demolition of their ‘eco-camp’ on the site of an abandoned airport. Saturday’s demonstration drew nearly 7,000 people in support of occupants of the ZAD (French abbreviation for ‘Zone to Defend’) anarchist commune, France 24 reported. The ...

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French police oust protesting students from iconic Sorbonne University (PHOTOS)

Police removed some 200 students who occupied the famous Sorbonne University in Paris. Several universities across France remain blocked by protesters raging against a new educational reform. The demonstrators in the University of Paris, commonly known as the Sorbonne, occupied the spaces inside the building on Thursday afternoon. The university authorities attempted to negotiate with the protesters but when three-hour ...

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Fashion statement: Paris refugees wearing clothes of former French president Chirac

Refugees in Paris are wearing the clothes of former French President Jacques Chirac, after his daughter donated his old attire to a local charity. Chirac’s daughter Claude donated the clothing this winter. Photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand told L’Obs of how he put out a call to his contacts for old clothes after a nun who takes care of refugees in Paris ...

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Late Saudi Prince owed French firm $110,000 for private porn shoots, lawsuit claims

A French court heard that Saudi Prince Saud al-Faisal had a penchant for commissioning private porn films. A producer claims that when he passed away in 2015, the Saudi left the company out of pocket to the tune of $ 110,000. Prince Saud al-Faisal, who served as Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister for 40 years until his death, was a regular ...

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Ruptly crew caught in tear gas as French police crack down on environmental squatters (VIDEO)

Molotov cocktails and stun grenades flew through clouds of tear gas as 2,500 officers moved in to evict the illegal occupants of the ZAD anarchist commune in western France. Ruptly crew were caught up in the action, and tear gas. RT’s Charlotte Dubenskij, reporting from the thick of the action, said at times it felt like the “sky was raining ...

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Clashes, tear gas as French police move in to break up environmentalist camp (WATCH LIVE)

Nantes police have moved in to evict the ZAD anarchist commune at Notre-Dame-des-Landes early Monday morning. Some 2,500 gendarmes and police have been mobilized to carry out the eviction. Hundreds of environmental squatters or ‘green jihadists’ have disobeyed an order to vacate an anarchist commune, initially established in 2008 to protest against a proposed airport near the western city of ...

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'France is abetting terrorism' – Erdogan blasts French support for Syrian Kurds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused France of helping terrorists by “hosting” them at the Elysee Palace. Last month, Emmanuel Macron met with members of Syrian Kurdish militias as a sign of Paris’ support for them. “France aids, abets and supports terror and they host terrorists at Elysee Palace,” Erdogan told his supporters in the southwestern province of Denizli ...

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‘Yeah, it’s funny to make us think there are jobs’: French mayor’s joke about IKEA opening backfires

The Mayor of the French city of Beauvais, Caroline Cayeux, has apologized for a “communication error” after an ill-judged April Fools’ Day joke announcing the construction of new IKEA superstore. “This is excellent news for the dynamism and employment prospects of Beauvais,” wrote the center-right mayor of the commune, which is located 50 kilometers north of Paris, next to a ...

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