Louis Mandrin was to France what Robin Hood was to England and Rob Roy to Scotland. Having served in the war of 1740 in a light brigade noted for undertaking dangerous missions to surprise the enemy, he was left idle and without income by peace, which made a remarkable appearance in 1748. 263 more words
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The government of French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has survived a parliament no-confidence vote staged by controversial labor reforms.
On Thursday, some 246 lawmakers in the lower house of parliament voted in favor of the bill, below the minimum… 197 more words
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© Thierry Charlier, AFP |President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela arrives to attend the second day of a European Union and the Community of Latin America and Caribbean states (EU-CELAC) summit on June 11, 2015 in Brussels. 239 more words
Since the mass assassinations of November 13 in Paris, France is in a “legal” state of emergency (état d’urgence). Which has been once again re-conducted a few days by the Parliament and which could even become part of the Constitution if the planned vote succeeds in a few days! 151 more words
French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira has stepped down from her job, shortly before plans to strip people convicted of terrorism of their citizenship go before parliament. 793 more words
The Indian Air Force’s requirement for a medium multi-role combat aircraft continues to remain unfulfilled.
In the early 2000s, the IAF decided that the logical answer to its problems of obsolescence, attrition, and declining fleet strength was to induct additional numbers of the single-engined Mirage 2000. 1,311 more words