François Hollande Backs Allegations of Toxic Chemical Use in Syria

Paris. – The U.S. is investigating allegations that a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, was used against rebels in Syria earlier this month. The claims gained traction when the French government said it had “information” of toxic gases being used against opposition targets. The U.S. State Department is examining if the Syrian government was responsible. This […]

French Military to Take Action in the Central African Republic

The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution on Thursday, authorizing France to take action in the Central African Republic (Centrafrique), a former French colony. The peacekeeping operation is only the organization’s 16 since its creation in 1945. Following the ousting of President Bozizé in March of this year, an unprecedented humanitarian crisis involving 4.6 […]

Tense Warsaw Climate Change Conference Ends in Consensus

The COP19 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the most recent round of ongoing United Nations talks aiming to forge a new global agreement on climate change, ended on November 23 after two weeks of tense negotiations. The goal of the talks was to lay the groundwork for an agreement involving substantial reductions […]

France to Welcome More Syrian Refugees

More Syrian refugees can now look to France as a safe haven. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced on September 12 that France would welcome more Syrian refugees. Many nations, including France, have opened their doors to the refugees, now currently numbered at more than 2 million. According to the United Nations refugee agency, more […]

Western Governments Consider Syrian Intervention in Wake of Gas Attacks

While Western nations have been reluctant to commit military forces as the Syrian conflict continues to escalate, recent conversations indicate a potential move towards intervention. Latest calls for a military response come in the wake of alleged chemical attacks in rebel territory within an eastern suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus. Doctors Without Borders and […]

French Polynesia: On its Way to Being the Newest Country after South Sudan?

Last week, Friday May 17, 2013, the United Nations adopted a resolution to put French Polynesia back onto the UN list of territories to be decolonized along with 16 other territories – including the British Falkland Islands, the US Virgin Islands, Gibraltar and Bermuda. The UN General Assembly requested of the French Government to “facilitate […]