On the evening of April 15, 2019, a fire broke out in the attic of Notre-Dame de Paris, destroying two-thirds of the 850-year-old cathedral’s roof and the spire that towered above the central nave and altar. This catastrophe is a significant blow to the heart of the culture, history, andread more

Bruniquel Cave, in southern France, is home to a primitive stone circle, found deep in the darkest recesses of its subterranean chambers, and is considered to predate habitation in the region by modern humans. Much like Chauvet Cave, with it’s detailed and ancient artwork adorning it’s walls, Bruniquel Cave offers us a rare message from our distant ancestors, and what they were capable of constructing and communicating. However, an amazing new announcement by a research team has pushed back the sheer antiquity of the site, and possibly along with it, the development of the human mind.
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According to a poll carried out by ICM for the Russian news agency Rossiya Segodnya, 16% of French citizens and 24% of French youth 18-24 are "sympathetic" to the aims of ISIS. Meanwhile, French president Francois Hollande’s approval rating is just 18%. The same poll showed that 6% of British and 4% of Germans support ISIS, with that support tending to skew older rather than younger. Newsweek’s France Correspondent, Anne-Elizabeth Moutet, said, “This is the ideology of young French Muslims from immigrant backgrounds, unemployed to the tune of 40%, who’ve been deluged by satellite TV and internet propaganda.” The increase in anti-semitism in France is also believed due to the size of the Muslim population group.read more