Marine Le Pen, on the threshold of leading her anti-immigrant, anti-European Union National Front party to its biggest triumph ever, says she may be just one electoral cycle from becoming president of France.
Hundreds of destitute migrants from Africa and the Middle East died in two shipwrecks this month while attempting to reach the shores of Italy. In the meantime, wealthy Chinese, Indians, Russians and South Africans continue to glide serenely to their favored European destinations as they flee their increasingly unstable countries.
France’s Interior Minister Manuel Valls, who has clashed with Justice Minister Christiane Taubira over planned criminal law reform, said the final decision on the matter will come from President Francois Hollande.
The French government will limit mini-cab services after protests from taxi drivers, and will add more taxi licenses in Paris to satisfy residents of the nation’s capital who say they can never find a cab.
French police seized 1.3 metric tons (2,866 pounds) of pure cocaine carried on an Air France passenger plane from Caracas as well as 400 kilograms (881 pounds) transported by truck, Journal Du Dimanche reported, citing comments by prosecutors in Nanterre yesterday.