Allergy to other viewpoints? Russian senator slams proposed blacklisting of RT & Sputnik in France

A report authored by two government-linked think tanks that calls on the authorities to deny accreditation to RT and Sputnik reveals the West’s fear of the freedom of speech, a Russian senator has argued. The Institute for Strategic Research of the French Defense Ministry (IRSEM) and The Centre for Analysis, Planning and Strategy (CAPS), linked […]

France ‘ready to strike’ Syria if chemical weapons used during Idlib offensive – army chief

France’s top military chief has said Paris is ready to bomb Syria if chemical weapons are used during the Syrian government’s retaking of Idlib province. It comes a week after Russia warned the US of a pending false flag attack. “We are ready to strike if chemical weapons were used again,” Armed Forces Chief Francois […]

France is sending a warning to Syria over a looming offensive against the war-torn country’s last rebel holdouts

Reuters PARIS (Reuters) – France’s top military official said on Thursday his forces were prepared to carry out strikes on Syrian targets if chemical weapons were used in an expected government offensive to retake the northern province of Idlib. Russia, an ally of President Bashar al-Assad, resumed air strikes against insurgents in Idlib on Tuesday […]

Wes Anderson’s Next Movie is Apparently a Musical Set in 1940s France

Following this year’s middling (and arguably problematic) Isle of Dogs, writer/director Wes Anderson is looking to ratchet up the whimsy for his newest project and tackle something he’s never done before: a full-fledged musical. A new report indicates that Anderson’s upcoming film, which is still untitled, is going to be a musical that takes place […]

Former Tour De France winner arrested after alleged assault of prostitute

Jan Ullrich, the only German winner of the Tour De France, was arrested on Friday for allegedly assaulting a prostitute in Frankfurt. The incident comes a week after the 44-year-old was detained in Spain for a violent act. A German police spokesman told AFP that the cyclist was in police custody, adding that he had […]

France bans smartphones in schools

Under a new legislation, French students will be prohibited from using smartphones and tablets while at school. The law, which was originally parceled in President Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign, was elevated to a matter of public health amidst concerns French youth has become super-connected. France endorsed a blanket ban on smartphone usage for drivers (even […]

Geraint Thomas wins his 1st Tour de France title

Geraint Thomas won his first Tour de France title on Sunday, concluding his transformation from a support rider into a champion of cycling's biggest race. The Welsh rider with Team Sky successfully defended his lead of one minute, 51 seconds over second-placed Tom Dumoulin in the mostly ceremonial final stage. Thomas rode a yellow bicycle to […]

‘Tour de France’ copper nabs suspected vandal using man’s own bicycle (VIDEO)

Top brass at the West Midlands Police have praised one of their own after the cop managed to catch a runaway vandal using the fleeing suspect’s own discarded bicycle. An officer from the East Birmingham response team, which works in tandem with West Midlands Police in the UK, managed to hunt down a man suspected […]

I got inside a Tour de France team car, the mobile command center for the world’s best cyclists — here’s what I saw

Daniel McMahon/Business Insider PARIS — Think Tour de France and you think bikes, but what keeps things moving behind the scenes for the teams in the world’s preeminent two-wheeled event are the countless cars, trucks, and buses following the race. La Grande Boucle — the Great Loop — is often a grueling three-week slog, so […]