Snowden Case: France Apologizes for Denying Airspace to Bolivian President

Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to land in Austria on Wednesday after his plane was denied entry into France as a result of the growing suspicion that the plane was carrying the United States fugitive, Edward Snowden.  Before leaving Moscow, where he was attending a summit of natural-gas producing countries, Morales declared that he […]

ANI Passes in National Assembly Regardless of Nationwide Protests

Members of the Confédération Générale du Travail, (CGT) Solidaires, and Parti Communiste Français (PCF) protested in Paris and across France today in opposition to the Accord National Interprofessionnel (ANI – National Interprofessional Agreement) labor reform bill. While these labor unions urged parliament members to vote against the b ill, 250 out of 276 officials in […]

Muslim Demonstrations at the American Embassy in France

The consequences of the now famous movie, Innocence of Muslims, has also reached France, following the death of several members of the American Embassy in Libya, including the American ambassador, on September 11th. A small group of Muslim protesters were arrested during a demonstration unauthorized by the Parisian police prefecture. On the same day, 120 protesters […]

Conflict in Amiens: In Brief

The nights of violence seem to have finally been calmed. One hundred additional police were deployed to Amiens, leading to the first relatively peaceful night in Amiens this week. In the northern French city of Amiens, violent riots broke out Monday night and into Tuesday morning. In the North neighborhood of the city, about a […]