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exceptional measures for exceptional circumstances, not as a new normality

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 Minister Christiane Taubira resigns amid terror row

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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

Stop chasing France's Rafale: India's air warriors can't fly on foreign wings forever

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


Yesterday I made my third pilgrimage to the OFII. I live in the Essonne department, but my OFII is in Créteil, in the Val-de-Marne, which is 40 minutes away by car, but much longer with public transportation. 490 more words

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3 things you need to know about France plans to strip dual citizens' nationality in terrorism cases

In the aftermath of Paris terrorist attacks of Nov. 13, in which 130 people were killed, France’s president François Hollande called for a measure to strip dual national terrorists of their French nationality. 488 more words

Bernard Cazeneuve