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2 French Journalists Abducted and Killed in Mali, Just Days After 4 French Citizens Released from Al Qaeda Hands There
Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gunmen abducted and killed two French radio journalists on assignment in northern Mali on Saturday, French and Malian officials said, grabbing the pair as they left the home of a rebel leader.
‘Horror on both sides’: French mag runs photo of Syrian rebels beheading ‘pro-regime militiaman’ [graphic pic]
The French magazine Paris Match is running a shocking video of what are reported to be rebels beheading a man who is either a pro-Assad militiaman, or was “merely” accused of not supporting the rebel opposition.
France’s medical ethics advisory council (CNNE) has voted against the legalization of assisted suicide, as found in Swiss clinics such as Dignitas, it was announced on Monday.
But French President François Hollande has promised a law on the issue by the end of 2013.
The committee which had been asked to investigate the issue of euthanasia and come up with recommendations voted against Swiss style assisted suicide.<
More than 8,000 French households were hit with tax bills that eclipsed their total income last year, according to Reuters.
Les Echos, citing Finance Ministry data, reported that the culprit was a single levy last year on 2011 incomes of more than 1.3 million euros ($ 1.67 million).
President Francois Hollande’s Socialist government imposed the tax surcharge last year to mitigate the impact of a rebate created by its conservative predecessor to cap individual taxation at 50 percent.
Alain Robert of France, who is known as “Spiderman”, climbs up the Habana Libre hotel in Havana February 4, 2013. Robert, who scales buildings all over the world without safety equipment, successfully climbed the hotel which is 126 metres (413 [...]