John Leicester, Associated Press Published 8:38 am PST, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 In this photo taken on Thursday, Nov.8, 2018 people walk on the Interpol logo at the international police agency headquarters in Lyon, central France. French authorities say they have closed an investigation into the disappearance and subsequent detention in China of the former president of Interpol, and found no evidence to support his wife's claims that she got a threatening call in Chinese after he was picked up. less In this photo taken on Thursday, Nov.8, 2018 people walk on the Interpol logo at the international police agency headquarters in Lyon, central France. French authorities say they have closed an investigation ... more Photo: Laurent Cirpiani, AP Photo: Laurent Cirpiani, AP Image 1 of / 1 … [Read more...] about French police close probe into Interpol disappearance
Donald Trump says he can explain why he didn’t join his fellow world leaders this weekend as they commemorated the end of World War I. During the president’s trip to France, Trump drew considerable backlash for canceling plans to participate at a memorial ceremony from an American military cemetery outside of Paris. White House chief of staff John Kelly attended the ceremony in Trump’s place, and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders insists that Trump’s decision came from a combination of bad weather and the disruption of traffic that would’ve happened as Trump moved through the French capital. In any case, Trump spent his Tuesday morning trashing French President Emmanuel Macron, and now he’s back to attacking the “fake news” coverage of his decision on the cemetery visit. It’s true Trump delivered some remarks while he was in Suresnes, but beyond the ceremony skipping abroad, he’s also getting panned for apparently … [Read more...] about Trump Defends Decision to Skip French Cemetery Visit: Speech Next Day in ‘Pouring Rain!’
The US, China and Russia have refused to back a French-backed agreement designed to regulate the Internet and bolster cyber security, despite the approval of 51 other countries including all members of the European Union. The Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace was launched by French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday and represents an attempt to set clear rules for the use of cyber-weapons. At an event organised by UNESCO, the French leader set out his ambitions for stronger international regulation of the Internet and better cooperation on cyber-attacks, foreign meddling in elections, online censorship and hate speech. But the refusal of Washington DC, Moscow and Beijing to sign up to the agreement represents a serious blow for the initiative. “The internet is a space currently managed by a technical community of private players. But it’s not governed. So now that half of humanity is … [Read more...] about US, Russia and China refuse to back French cybersecurity initiative
Alex Horton, The Washington Post Published 8:28 am PST, Monday, November 12, 2018 "There is rain, but it does not matter," the French army said Monday on Twitter, alongside a photo of a rain-soaked recruit crawling through an obstacle. "We remain motivated." "There is rain, but it does not matter," the French army said Monday on Twitter, alongside a photo of a rain-soaked recruit crawling through an obstacle. "We remain motivated." Photo: Armée De Terre Via Twitter Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, drinks from the "devil dog" fountain near the Belleau Wood battleground in Belleau, France, on Nov. 10. Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, drinks from the "devil dog" fountain near the Belleau Wood battleground in Belleau, France, on Nov. 10. Photo: Defense Department President … [Read more...] about Trump skipped a US cemetery visit abroad. The French army likely trolled him for avoiding the rain.
PUBLISHED: 12:33 12 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:33 12 November 2018 Norwich families would get cheaper energy bills under a new city council initiative, leaders say. Pic: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire Archant People could be given the chance to buy electricity and gas via Norwich City Council, with City Hall leaders saying it should mean cheaper bills for those who sign up. Karen Davis, Norwich City Council cabinet member for social inclusion. Pic: Stuart Goodman.Norwich City Council is looking to join forces with French company ENGIE Power Ltd to create what is known as an “energy white label” company.That would see the council create a ‘brand’, with a name such as, for example, Norwich Energy, which customers would sign up to.But the electricity would be provided by the supplier, which would also do all the back office work such as billing, customer service, meter reading and so on.The council says bills should be lower than the standard variable tariffs because … [Read more...] about Cheaper energy bills aim for Norwich people as city council eyes French connection