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Nuclear train protesters cleared in Germany

German police early Sunday began to clear thousands of anti-nuclear protestors from railroad tracks to allow the passage of a train carrying radioactive water from France for storage. The police moved in around 0100 GMT to tracks around the town of Harlingen, telling several thousand protestors gathered there to clear…

Thousands of protesters await nuclear waste train

Thousands of anti-nuclear protestors awaited the arrival Saturday of a train carrying radioactive nuclear waste from France to northern Germany, where it will be stored. Organisers said 23,000 protesters had made their way to the town of Dannenberg, where 11 containers of German nuclear waste reprocessed in France are due…

French police clash with anti-nuclear activists

Baton-wielding French police battled anti-nuclear protesters Wednesday as the last train carrying German nuclear waste treated in France set off on its journey home. A mobile police canteen was set on fire by demonstrators and at least three people were hurt, two protesters and a riot officer. Spooked by Japan’s…

Asian markets mixed on US, France debt woes

Asian markets were mixed Tuesday after a US committee charged with finding a deal to cut the nation’s huge deficit said it had failed, while worries over France’s credit rating also depressed sentiment. Investors extended the broad sell-off to a fifth straight session as leaders on both sides of the Atlantic struggle to…

U.S. investigates runway plane collision in New York

PARIS (Reuters) – U.S. investigators have impounded an Air France A380 which collided with a smaller jet at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport on Monday but the airline says transatlantic A380 flights will be unaffected. The Airbus superjumbo, the world’s largest jetliner with a wingspan of almost 80 meters (yards), hit the tail section…

Debris from downed 2009 Air France jet found

When Air France flight 447 disappeared en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris on June 1, 2009, all 228 people on board were killed, and the debris was strewn over the Atlantic Ocean. Now, in the robot-assisted fourth round of searches for any remnants of the crash, French investigators…

Group A results: Uruguay on top, Mexico through on GD

(Short and sweet, as my job is forcing itself onto the front burner here!) Group A is all done, and my bracket is already off! I’m somewhat mortified to say I had France winning this group, although I made that choice weeks ago. Mais maintenant nous disons au revoir et…

Entire expanses of land earn my undying contempt

I didn’t see it until this morning (hat tip), but Daily Kos commissioned a study to measure people’s susceptibility to bizarro right wing propaganda against New York City, San Francisco, France, and Europe in general, and the results are quite telling. A majority of people across the country—male and female,…

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