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French Parties Battle for Joan of Arc's Legacy
Offbeat  (tags: Joan of Arc's legacy, France, Europe )

- 6 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 )

- 11 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 )

- 17 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 )

- 40 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 )

- 59 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 )

- 89 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 )

- 89 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 )

- 97 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 )

- 98 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.
Charlie Hebdo Hunt: Shooting as French Police Close in
Offbeat  (tags: Shooting, Police, France, Europe )

- 98 days ago -
One person has reportedly been shot dead in northern France as police close in on gunmen suspected of killing staff at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.
France Manhunt: Police Raid Reims Site After 3 Gunmen Kill 12 at Charlie Hebdo HQ
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, France, Hate crimes, Police, Shooting, Terrorism, Violence )

- 99 days ago -
Three gunmen are on the run after killing 10 journalists and two policemen at the Paris headquarters of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Police launched a manhunt and raised security levels in the French capital.
Vigils Held Across Europe in Support of Charlie Hebdo, Press Freedom (PHOTOS)
Offbeat  (tags: EU, France, Rally, Shooting, Terrorism, Violence )

- 100 days ago -
Thousands gathered for rallies in French cities, standing in solidarity with victims of the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris that killed 12 on Wednesday. At the biggest rally, in Paris, people lit candles and held up their pens to support press freedom.
Enfant Terrible's Literary Vision of An Islamic France
Offbeat  (tags: literature, enfant terrible, France, Islam, Islamophobia, scandal )

- 103 days ago -
Put France's literary enfant terrible together with Europe's most combustible political talking point, and sparks were always going to fly. Michel Houellebecq, whose tale of sex, mother-hatred and cloning Atomised was the French literary scandal of
Nazi Oradour Massacre: German Court Throws Out Case
Offbeat  (tags: WW2, Nazi-Germany, massacre, France, Court.Germany )

- 125 days ago -
A court in the German city of Cologne has said there is not enough evidence to try an 89-year-old man accused over an infamous Nazi massacre of civilians in France.
France's Wild Boar Hunting Condemned as a 'Bloody Spectacle From Another Age'
Offbeat  (tags: France, boar hunting, Argentine mastiffs, animal welfare, animal cruelty )

- 151 days ago -
Animal rights activists are campaigning to end the practice of hunting boar using Argentine mastiffs.

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