French Government

Article 50 extension would need major shift in UK politics, say EU officials

The UK will not be saved from crashing out of the EU via an extension of the article 50 negotiations unless there is a major realignment in British politics, most likely through a second referendum or general election, senior diplomats and European commission officials have disclosed.<p>Among those …

Great Britain

No-Confidence Motion: Congress did nautanki, but failed, says Prakash Javadekar

Calling it a nautanki, Union Minister for Human Resources Development (HRD) Prakash Javadekar on Sunday slammed the Congress over the no confidence …

India

French tobacco shops ‘ready’ for legalisation of cannabis

As the French government re-examines the country’s obscure laws on cannabis use, tobacco shops are already looking to corner the market if the drug is legalised.<p>“We’re for the recreational use of cannabis if it’s legalised. And we’re ready to sell it in our tobacco shops”, Philippe Coy, president …

Cannabis

Why Lutyens Media has blanked Modi on "AP Special Status"?

As of now, 11 states in India have the Special Category Status (SCS): Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Sikkim, …

India

After Rahul Gandhi's Rafale Comments, Heads of State Will be Wary of Meeting Him

The way Rahul Gandhi carried himself and his speech on no-confidence motion was nothing more than a C-Grade Bollywood movie which tends to have all …

India

A translation of epic proportions

How might we view the story of a warrior-god who gradually overtook the Vedic gods of the rain, wind and air and became a part of the cosmogony of …

Hinduism

TMC geared up to observe Martyr's day, previously termed as a 'farce' by the Congress and BJP

Share Email<p>Braving the rain, thousands of Trinamool supporters from across the State are heading towards the venue at Esplanade in central Kolkata to …

India

Mueller Finally Solves Mysteries About Russia’s ‘Fancy Bear’ Hackers

They may be part of the Kremlin’s best-known hacker crew. But many of their most important players were unknowns—until the Special Counsel stepped in.<p>…

News (U.S.)

Reading Great Literature Like ‘The Count Of Monte Cristo’ Helps Students Become Great Readers

5:03 PM 07/21/2018<p>“Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget,” reads by French novelist Alexandre Dumas, “that… all …

Literature

In an attempt to shield Rahul Gandhi, Shashi Tharoor goofs up and lies about French President's interview

Share Email<p>In an extremely volatile environment within the four walls of the Parliament, debate commenced on the No Confidence Motion that was …

India

BJP to move privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha

Hack:<p>After Rahul Gandhi led the Congress charge against PM Modi government, the BJP has decided to move privilege motion in the Lok Sabha against …

India

Modi govt defeats no-trust motion comfortably

NDA defeated the vote by 325 votes to the opposition’s 126

India

Barnier dismisses Theresa May's Brexit white paper demands

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has forensically picked apart Theresa May’s white paper after a meeting of the EU27, warning that the prime minister had failed to offer Brussels a firm basis for the negotiations.<p>In a reflection of the widespread concern about the stability of …

Great Britain

Congress loyalist journalists now slander LS Speaker Sumitra Mahajan after she disciplined Rahul Gandhi

Share Email<p>The drama in the ongoing No-Confidence motion in the parliament seems to be far from over. Soon after Rahul Gandhi drama ended in the Lok …

India

Breaking Views: Rahul Has Stolen From Modi’s ‘Hugplomacy’ Playbook - The Quint

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday, 20 July, ended his no-confidence speech to a round of applause in the Parliament, as he launched a …

India

France tightens grip on polluting cars by ramping up eco taxes

France’s government presented on Friday a new set of penalties for polluting cars circulating on the country’s roads.<p>The new fees are part of …

France

France to slash public broadcasting bugets by €190m

The French government said Thursday that it would demand 190 million euros of spending cuts at its public broadcasting operations by 2022 as part of …

Emmanuel Macron

No Confidence Motion | Kirron Kher Says 'Bollywood Will Be Rahul Gandhi's Next Step'

Hack:<p>Here's what actor and BJP leader Kirron Kher said when asked about her opinion on Rahul Gandhi's hug in the Parliament Monsoon Session<br>• She also …

India News

Did Rahul Gandhi bring 'earthquake' with no-confidence motion speech?

Taunts of 'bhukamp aane wala hai' echoed through the floor when Congress President Rahul Gandhi began his speech at Parliament today. Since morning, …

India

Trevor Noah offers thoughtful response to French ambassador upset over World Cup joke

Trevor Noah says he's in "a little bit of trouble with the French government." Well...kind of.<p>After cracking some jokes about France's 2018 World Cup …

France

Watch Macron’s security aide attack a protester. The French government has now come under fire.

PARIS — The footage is striking.<p>In the same scenic Paris square that the writer Ernest Hemingway once called home, a protest erupted during France’s annual May Day holiday. This part, at least, is no surprise: May 1 is International Workers’ Day, typically marked by massive labor demonstrations …

World News

The Story of Henri Charrière, Author of Papillon

The notorious petty thief attempted to escape from prison eight times<p>Henri Charrière (1906 – 1973) was a French petty criminal who was incarcerated …

Indigenous Peoples

Macron Aide Hits Protester. President Gets Bruised.

PARIS — President Emmanuel Macron of France was caught in a firestorm of criticism on Thursday after an aide from his office was identified in a video posing as a police officer and hitting a protester during a labor demonstration in May.<p>The man seen on the video was identified on Wednesday evening …

World News

France to bolster anti-takeover measures amid foreign investment boom

PARIS (Reuters) - France wants to tighten takeover rules to protect companies deemed strategic as it walks a fine line between preserving a surge in investments and preventing its technology falling into the hands of foreign powers like China and the United States.<p>In a wide-ranging business bill to …

Emmanuel Macron

DNA tests on asylum seekers dubious in law, Home Office admits

Asylum seekers who were subjected to DNA swabs to prove their origins may be able to sue the government after the Home Office admitted the lawful basis for taking those samples was “dubious”.<p>The admission emerged during a legal challenge brought by an unaccompanied child asylum seeker stranded in …

Law (UK)

5 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables a Day Keeps the Breast Cancer Away

Increased consumption of fruits and vegetables may help women to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer.<p>The new research, published in the …

Nutrition

Air France-KLM and China Eastern Airlines broaden their joint venture

PARIS (Reuters) - Air France-KLM <AIRF.PA> and its stakeholder and business partner China Eastern Airlines <600115.SS> announced plans on Thursday to broaden their joint venture to take in new routes.<p>The companies said they would add the Paris-Wuhan and Paris-Kunming routes to their network, on a …

Air France-KLM

Macron's aide beats protestor – Bloomberg

Macron's aide beats protestor<p>Macron's aide beats protestor<p>Macron's aide beats …

France

Can the global economy do without America? | Financial Times

The biggest impact of the US’s trade war is not economic, but political. While President Donald Trump threatens tariffs, “the rest of the west” is …

Economics

Claude Lanzmann and the Brutality of Facts

Somewhere in the first hours of <i>Shoah</i>, a former SS officer in Auschwitz describes the earth trembling like a wave under the pressure of the mass …

Jewish Culture