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Violent Protest Against New Airport in Nantes, France

VIDEO: Police responded with a torrent of water cannon water, tear gas and stun grenades, as protesters threw rocks, paving stones, bottles, emergency flares, and returned tear gas canisters. About 25,000 protesters clashed with police in Nantes, France on Saturday in defiance of a project to build a new airport in the city of Notre […]

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Operation Odyssey Dawn: French Warplanes, U.S. Cruise Missiles Fight Back for Rebels

French fighter jets were first on the scene firing the first shots at Moammar Gadhafi’s troops on Saturday. The assault to support rebels is the broadest international military effort since the Iraq war, hopefully not to late for the Libyan uprising that had seemed on the verge of defeat. French warplanes destroyed several Libyan military […]

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France Announces Troop Pullout in 2011 After Bin Laden Threat

Osama bin Laden warned France to remove its troops from Afghanistan Wednesday, French Defense Minister Herve Morin announced Thursday, Oct. 28 that the withdrawal of French troops would begin in early 2011. Paris then raised its terror alert level to “red” after confirming the authenticity of the Bin Laden audiotape aired Wednesday. Defense minister Herve […]

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French, German Citizens Protest Against Train Carrying Nuclear Waste

A train carrying nuclear waste has arrived at a German depot under heavy police guard after a turbulent trip. But the remaining road route to bring the waste to a controversial storage facility remains blocked by protesters. German demonstrators have been angry about the storing of nuclear waste in Germany as well as an extension […]

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French Official: One of Two Yemen Bombs from Last Week Was 17 Minutes from Detonating

One of two mail bombs sent from Yemen last week was disarmed just 17 minutes before it was set to go off, according to a statement today by the French interior minister. Security forces in the Dubai region claim that the description of the bomb that Fortefeux is describing do not match information known about […]

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Nationwide Strikes in France: Flights Expected to Be Canceled, Gas Stations Out of Fuel

Students take to streets to join union protests, burn cars. Many flights from several airports across France are expected to be canceled Tuesday as a result of nationwide strikes that have disrupted fuel supplies and transportation. Ten of 200 fuel terminals were blocked Monday by protesters opposed to a government cost-saving measure that would raise […]

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