Andrew McKillop | If it’s France, then it’s probably about uranium and nuclear power. So why the UN theatrics?
Bloomberg | United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon recommended that as many as 11,200 United Nations peacekeepers and a special counterterrorist unit be deployed to Mali
Al Arabiya | France’s intervention in northern Mali against Islamist extremists has disrupted the supply of cocaine to Europe.
John Matonis | The Cashless Society is already being rolled out in Europe.
Unwanted, marginalised, defiant – the Roma people have become the target of governments across Europe. In France and Italy they have been thrown out in their thousands – accused of illegally overstaying their welcome and blamed for increases in crime. They say that in their countries of origin they are victims of discrimination – a [...]
Washington PostCraig WhitlockJan 16, 2013 LISBON – The Pentagon may become involved in military operations against Islamist rebels in the West African country of Mali by providing airlift and “limited logistical support” to French troops fighting there, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Monday. “We have a responsibility to go after al-Qaeda wherever they are,” Panetta [...]
Northern Mali was captured by Islamist militants nine months ago; the international community has been debating since then over what action should be taken. The conflict escalated last week when France launched its air assault to “maintain stability in the region.” Eric Margolis, an award-winning columnist who’s extensively covered conflicts in Africa, believes president Hollande [...]
PARIS — As France reinforced its intervention forces in Mali with additional aircraft and soldiers, Frenc commandos launched a failed raid on the other side of Africa in a vain attempt to rescue an intelligence officer held captive for 3½ years in Somalia, the Defense Ministry announced Saturday. The unsuccessful overnight rescue attempt, in the [...]
As standards of living across the eurozone continue to fall, a number of age-old problems are on the rise. In France, the faltering economy has led to a startling surge in armed robbery – with gold and high-value jewellery the main target.