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'Man Decapitated' in French Attack
Offbeat  (tags: Terror Attack, France )

- 4 days ago -
A man has been beheaded and at least one other person injured in a suspected Islamist attack on a factory near the French city of Lyon. Several small explosive devices were also set off at the Air Products factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, sources said.
Waterloo Anniversary: France Steers Clear of Napoleonics
Offbeat  (tags: Waterloo anniversary, Napoleonics, France, Europe )

- 12 days ago -
Before too many jokes do the rounds about France sulking over the Waterloo commemorations, let me add a couple of correctives.
French Minister Says Nutella Spread 'Damages Environment'
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Spread, Palm Oil, Environment, France )

- 12 days ago -
France's Ecology Minister Segolene Royal has urged people to stop eating Nutella because it is made with palm oil and damages the environment.
Paris: In Latest Violent Antisemitic Attack Two Assailants Pin Down Victim While Another Beats Him
Offbeat  (tags: anti-Semitism, Europe, France, Europe, Muslims, Islam )

- 43 days ago -
A Jewish youth was violently attacked in Paris on Friday afternoon just days following a similar attack on a Jewish woman and two weeks after 40 men assaulted two Jewish youths in the city, the French-Jewish JSS News reported.
A Flashmob to Promote Cleanliness in Town - Lille (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Lille, France, cleanliness, citizenship, responsibility, flashmob )

- 64 days ago -
Don't need French to follow this video! 14 million Euros are spent on cleaning public spaces each year. Here: A plastic cup is left on the ground - people just ignore it - then a passer-by picks it up .... AND
Japan Asks France to Hand Over Sea Shepherd Founder
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, France, sea shepherd, paul Watson, founder, whaling )

- 72 days ago -
Japan has asked the French government to hand over Paul Watson, founder of the radical anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd, government sources said Monday.
French Parties Battle for Joan of Arc's Legacy
Offbeat  (tags: Joan of Arc's legacy, France, Europe )

- 80 days ago -
A new museum chronicling the life and legacy of Joan of Arc has opened in Rouen, France.
France - Stop Senseless Shooting of Wolves!
Offbeat  (tags: France, French, shooting, wolves, animal welfare, petition )

- 85 days ago -
France does not respect any more the Bern Convention and legalize the wolves shooting to anyone since prefect do have the right to sign the decree. The situation became totally anarchic and it can not go on like this !
I-Wonder: How Did William the Bastard Become William the Conqueror?
Offbeat  (tags: France, England, History )

- 90 days ago -
From a French cradle to the English crown, In 1028, an unmarried French woman bore a son to the Duke of Normandy. People taunted the boy with the nickname âEUR~William the BastardâEUR(TM). Yet he not only became a formidable Norman ruler:
France Holds Back the Anti-Smacking Tide
Offbeat  (tags: France, Smacking Ban, Law, Children, Council of Europe )

- 114 days ago -
A Council of Europe ruling that French laws on smacking children are not sufficiently clear, binding or precise, his ignited a national debate in a country where a parent's right to discipline children is still held dear.
5 Teens in Custody After Jewish Cemetery Attack
Offbeat  (tags: cemetery, jewish, france, teens, vandalism )

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- 133 days ago -
Five teenagers are in custody after the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in Sarre Union, France, Saverne prosecutor Philippe Vanier said Monday.
Hate Spewed By UK Islamists Will Incite More 'Paris' Attacks
Offbeat  (tags: UK, France, Islam, Muslims, terrorists, terrorism, violence, protection, safety, society, world )

- 163 days ago -
In a speech that experts say may incite more violence against Western targets, British Islamist preacher Mizanur Rahman voiced his support for the attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris saying that for the crime of insulting Islam, "They can't e
The Best of Friends! Seal and Dog Snuggle Up Together on the Beach in the Cutest Video You'Ll Ever See
Offbeat  (tags: cute, video, seal, golden labrador, beach, france )

- 163 days ago -
This is the extraordinary moment a seal snuggles up with a golden Labrador on a beach in France.
Should France Offer a Two-State Solution? Muslims Segregated From French Society in Growing Islamist Mini-States
Offbeat  (tags: tongue-in-cheek (sort of), France, Islamists, growing Islamists mini-states )

- 170 days ago -
This attack only underscores the need for France to immediately engage in negotiations with French Muslims that will result in the creation of two states for two peoples, living side by in peace and security with Paris as a shared capital.
Charlie Hebdo Suspects Were on British Terror Watch List for Years
Offbeat  (tags: Al-Qaeda, France, Intelligence, Terrorism, UK, USA )

- 172 days ago -
The two brothers accused of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris have been on a British watch list for the last four years.

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