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Paris Attacks: Actualité à la Une Le Monde Front Page, 11-13-2015

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Source: Le Monde.fr – Actualité à la Une

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After 9/11 this French newspaper said, “We are all American.” Today “We are all French.

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One World Trade lit in blue, white and red in solidarity with the people of France.

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Le Monde, France Télévisions/Radio Pledge To Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive

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While France reels from Wednesday’s deadly attack on the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, and the country emerges from a minute of silence that’s just passed, there’s a strong sense of solidarity at home and abroad. Many thousands of people assembled last night in town squares throughout the country and as far away as San Francisco. Here in France, major local media groups have now stepped forward to offer their support to the satirical magazine which lost several of its key staff yesterday, and it was just announced that Charlie will come out next Wednesday.

France Télévisions, the holding group of the country’s national broadcasters, along with the state-run Radio France and leading broadsheet Le Monde said last night they would provide Charlie Hebdo and its various teams with all of the “human and material resources necessary” to keep it going. Titled “So That Charlie Lives,” the pledge…

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Sacré Bleu! Big Ass Sex Toy Masquerading as ‘Art Installation’ Provokes Outrage in Paris

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Place Vendôme Hosts Giant Inflatable Buttplug

Ruth Bender reports: Not everyone in Paris appears to like contemporary art.

A massive, green, inflatable installation by U.S. artist Paul McCarthy was vandalized in central Paris in the night from Friday to Saturday, according to a police official, after the piece of art entitled “Tree” sparked outrage.

The artwork, set up last week on the famous Place Vendôme, ignited a wave of comments on social media for its resemblance to a sex toy. It attracted even more attention after the Los Angeles artist—known for his sometimes controversial and provocative work—was attacked by a person in the street Thursday as “Tree” was being set up on the square.

French Mayor Anne Hidalgo Meets Young French Designers In Paris

 “Art has all its place on the streets of Paris and no one can hunt it away,”

—  Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, in a tweet condemning the attack

According to French daily Le Monde, a man approached Mr. McCarthy as he was watching “Tree” being blown up and hit him in the face three times. According to the paper, which was interviewing the artist during the incident, the man shouted at Mr. McCarthy that “he wasn’t French” and that his artwork had “nothing to do in this square.”

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A spokeswoman for Mr. McCarthy didn’t respond to requests for comment. The police official said no complaint had been filed on such an incident.

In the night from Friday to Saturday, a group of individuals cut through the cords that were holding up the artwork, the police official said. A person in charge of overseeing “Tree” then deflated it to limit any damage, the official said. Read the rest of this entry »


Sacré Bleu! François Hollande a Lying Socialist who ‘Doesn’t Like the Poor,’ says Ex-Girlfriend

Francois Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler  (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

Francois Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

“He presents himself as the man who doesn’t like the rich. In reality, the president doesn’t like the poor.”

Depicted as icy, obsessively ambitious and out of his depth, Mr. Hollande is picked apart in Thank You For This Moment, published Thursday, a “kiss-and-tell” account of their nine-year relationship and her 18 months at the Elysée Palace.

“This man, a left-winger, calls them in private ‘the toothless ones’ and is very pleased with his little joke.”

— Valérie Trierweiler

The president’s aides said he was kept totally in the dark about its release and was “appalled” at extracts leaked Wednesday, including one recounting a desperate fight to stop Ms. Trierweiler taking sleeping pills in the presidential bedroom after his affair with Julie Gayet, the actress, hit the headlines.

French actress Julie Gayet poses at the 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala, in Palm Springs, Calif

French actress Julie Gayet poses at the 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala, in Palm Springs

But perhaps the most damaging passage of the book, cited by Le Monde, is one in which Mr. Hollande appears to mock the poor. Read the rest of this entry »


Sacré Bleu! Was Israel behind French Phone Hacking–Not the U.S.?

NSA bought Hacking tools from 'Vupen', a French based zero-day Exploit SellerNabila Ramdani reports: Israel and not America was behind the hacking of millions of French phones, it was claimed today.

In the latest extraordinary twist in the global eavesdropping scandal, Israeli agents are said to have intercepted more than 70 million calls and text messages a month.

Up until now the French have been blaming the U.S., even summoning the country’s Paris ambassador to provide an explanation.

But today’s Le Monde newspaper provides evidence that it was in fact Israeli agents who were listening in.  Read the rest of this entry »


Sacré Bleu! US National Security Agency ‘spied on French diplomats’

US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Tuesday before the latest claims emerged in Le Monde

US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Tuesday before the latest claims emerged in Le Monde

US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Tuesday before the latest claims emerged in Le Monde

The US National Security Agency has spied on French diplomats in Washington and at the UN, according to the latest claims in Le Monde newspaper.

NSA internal memos obtained by Le Monde detailed the use of a sophisticated surveillance programme, known as Genie. Read the rest of this entry »