The ITER experiment is under construction at a site in southern France, with first plasma operations scheduled for 2025. The tokamak building is the mirrored structure at center. Photo credit Courtesy ITER Organization/EJF Riche.

The biggest magnet in the world comes to France

ITER or the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, currently under construction at Cadarache in the South of France, is getting ready to receive the biggest magnet in the world.

Fillon meets Putin at the 19th St Petersburg International (Photo credit The Kremlin Economic Forum in 2015)

Ex-Prime Minister Fillon to join Russian hydrocarbon company

Former french Prime Minister François Fillon is to join the board of directors of the Russian oil company Zaroubejneft, according to a Russian government decree. He is the nominee of the Russian government. Zaroubejneft specializes in the development and exploitation of oil and gas fields particularly overseas.

Historic handshake at the signing of the Oslo Accords on the White House lawn, September 13, 1993: encouraged by Bill Clinton, Yasser Arafat extends his hand to Yitzhak Rabin, who takes it after a brief hesitation (Wikipedia)

Historic handshake at the signing of the Oslo Accords on the White House lawn, September 13, 1993: encouraged by Bill Clinton, Yasser Arafat extends his hand to Yitzhak Rabin, who takes it after a brief hesitation (Wikipedia)

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict imported into France

While the world is witnessing a new escalation in this endless conflict between Israelis and Palestinians which, since 1948, is a problem of territory and law since there are clear but unfulfilled UN resolutions, pro-Palestinian associations are organizing rallies this Saturday throughout France.