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Eiffel Tower Closed by Protest Against Paris Pickpockets

Eiffel Tower Closed by Protest Against Paris Pickpockets

Visitors to Paris typically come home talking about the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the traffic around the Etoile, the shopping and “the French.” Unfortunately, tourists also come back telling tales about the notorious pickpockets that prey on visitors to the French capital. The French, though, are showing signs that they too have had enough of […]

Scandal of Sexual Abuse Towards African Children by Troops Investigated

Scandal of Sexual Abuse Towards African Children by Troops Investigated

The allegations that have been made against 14 French troops being sexually abusive towards young children in the Central African Republic, which has become quite the scandal, is currently being investigated. In efforts to help the African Union restore order following dogmatic violence brought about by Muslim rebels fighting against those trying to protect the Christians, French […]

Germanwings Update: Co-Pilot Had Practiced the Crash on Previous Flight

Germanwings Update: Co-Pilot Had Practiced the Crash on Previous Flight

The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 apparently practiced and rehearsed the maneuver, before crashing the plane into the French Alps. As per the French civil aviation investigators, from the Bureau of Investigations and Analyses, B.E.A. in its French abbreviation, Andreas Lubitz had rehearsed the sharp descent on a previous flight. This finding, which is […]

France Targeted by German and NSA Spying

France Targeted by German and NSA Spying

Early Thursday, a front-page article in the German daily newspaper, “Süddeutsche Zeitung,” reported that France had been the target of spying by the German intelligence agency BND on behalf of the NSA. This report, seeming very much in the spirit of Edward Snowden, also suggests that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was in support of the […]

Francois Hollande Vows to Make an Example of French Troops on Sex Charges

Francois Hollande Vows to Make an Example of French Troops on Sex Charges

French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday that he vows to make an example out of any of the French soldiers that are found guilty of child sex abuse charges that were committed in Central African Republic. According to a judicial report, nearly 14 soldiers have allegedly been involved in the abuse between December 2013 and […]

Assad’s Government in Contact With French Intelligence

Assad’s Government in Contact With French Intelligence

Syrian President Bashar Assad has announced to a French television outlet the military intelligence groups of his nation are currently in contact with intelligence services in France. France cut off diplomatic ties with Assad’s Syria due to them believing the president should leave his seat of power. The public TV channel, France 2, will broadcast an […]

Germanwings Update: Lufthansa Stonewalling Co-Pilot’s Medical Records

Germanwings Update: Lufthansa Stonewalling Co-Pilot’s Medical Records

News has just come in that the Lufthansa management is stonewalling the efforts made by authorities who are investigating the March 24 Germanwings jetliner crash by not sharing the medical records of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz. In a statement from Lufthansa German Airlines, the company has categorically refused to provide any information to the authorities from […]

Germanwings Crash: Eyewitness Accounts and Foul Play Angle Being Reviewed

Germanwings Crash: Eyewitness Accounts and Foul Play Angle Being Reviewed

Initial reports of the Germanwings plane crash are coming out with a lot of eyewitness accounts and the foul play angle being looked at. As per the last update one of the black boxes, the flight data recorder has been located and is being retrieved. Search is still on for the cockpit voice recorder which […]

Germanwings Flight Crashes in French Alps, 144 Passengers Feared Dead

Germanwings Flight Crashes in French Alps, 144 Passengers Feared Dead

A Germanwings Airbus 320A has crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, March 24, on its way from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany. The accident happened just after a distress call was sent out from the plane at 10:47 a.m. local time. It is feared that all 144 passengers and six crew members on Flight 4U […]

Cycling in France Is a Great Vacation Adventure

Cycling in France Is a Great Vacation Adventure

Any keen cyclist looking for a different kind of vacation should consider the adventure of cycling in France. There are so many beautiful locations to choose from that, whether an expert or beginner cyclist, anyone is spoiled for choice. While France is maybe not quite as cycle-friendly as the Netherlands and often there are no […]

Paris City of Lights and Air Pollution

Paris City of Lights and Air Pollution

Mention Paris and people think of the City of Love or the City of Lights, not the air pollution capital of the world. But the city and its people have been choking in dangerous levels of pollution and government authorities are scrambling to enact emergency measures next week. New Delhi and Beijing have long been […]

Iran to Be Discussed by German, French, British Heads of State at EU

Iran to Be Discussed by German, French, British Heads of State at EU

European Union (EU) foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini will hold talks today with German, French, and British heads of state to discuss the negotiations that have challenged Iran’s nuclear proliferation program. According to Mogherini’s office, she will meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Francois Hollande, and Prime Minister David Cameron in Brussels, Belgium. Although no […]

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