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Zut Alors! Burgers Gaining on Ham in France Sandwich Battle – Yahoo Food


Yahoo Food

Zut Alors! Burgers Gaining on Ham in France Sandwich Battle
Yahoo Food
And if the current trend continues, it will soon be the most popular sandwich in France, as consumption of the “jambon beurre” was up only three percent this year. The burger is now “one meal in four” in France's fast-food restaurant landscape, said

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Posted on 6 March 2015 | 12:38 pm

From Auschwitz to Charlie Hebdo: the perils of being Jewish in France – The Guardian


The Guardian

From Auschwitz to Charlie Hebdo: the perils of being Jewish in France
The Guardian
This is no “sensitive area” in Ramallah, Cairo or Tehran, nor some gloomy banlieue outside Paris. We are talking to a quiet, middle-class family living in the centre of contemporary Montpellier, a lively university city and one of the economic hubs of

Posted on 6 March 2015 | 10:57 am

Archaeologists unearth ‘exceptional’ 5th century Celtic prince burial site in … – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Archaeologists unearth 'exceptional' 5th century Celtic prince burial site in
Telegraph.co.uk
A wealth of treasures has been uncovered from a 430 sq ft burial mound and 150 sq ft burial chamber, found beside a roundabout in a nondescript industrial zone near Troyes, in France's Champagne region. Chief among them was a huge, finely wrought …
Impressive Tomb of Celtic Prince Found in FranceDiscovery News
'Exceptional tomb of Celtic prince' found in FranceBBC News
Archaeologists uncover royal Celtic burial site in small French townFRANCE 24
International Business Times -The Local.fr -RFI
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Posted on 6 March 2015 | 6:59 am

WWII dog tag, lost in France, finds its way to widow – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

WWII dog tag, lost in France, finds its way to widow
USA TODAY
INDIANAPOLIS — James W. Wallace joined the U.S. Army in 1943 and served in the European theater during World War II. He battled the Nazis. He helped liberate France. At some point he lost his dog tag. Francois Blaizot was walking near a beach in …

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Posted on 6 March 2015 | 4:24 am

Ad of the Day: Air France Takes You Inside the Dreamiest Airplane Cabin Ever – Adweek


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Ad of the Day: Air France Takes You Inside the Dreamiest Airplane Cabin Ever
Adweek
The spot—the carrier's first global ad since 2011—represents an expansion of its "France is in the air" initiative, launched last year amid much fanfare and generally praised for its creativity and flair. On arrival, the campaign's vibe was playfully
France Is Really Swinging In Air France's Beautifully Crazy New CampaignCo.Create
BETC and Air France magic some much-needed ooh-la-laMore About Advertising | Insights into Advertising

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Posted on 5 March 2015 | 8:01 pm

Why does Chamonix have some of the worst air pollution in France? – The Guardian


The Guardian

Why does Chamonix have some of the worst air pollution in France?
The Guardian
Chamonix, like much of the l'Arve Valley, is home to some of the highest air pollution levels in France. Chamonix has, in a way, become a victim of its own natural beauty. An idyllic winter wonderland situated at the foot of Mont Blanc, it is one of

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 3:06 pm

In France, Young Muslims Often Straddle Two Worlds – NPR (blog)


NPR (blog)

In France, Young Muslims Often Straddle Two Worlds
NPR (blog)
Many live in poor suburban communities known as banlieues., and the residents of these communities have felt increased scrutiny since three young Muslim men, each born and raised in France, killed 17 people in January's terror attacks in Paris.

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Posted on 5 March 2015 | 1:44 pm

France, Luxembourg lose lower VAT rate battle on ebooks – Reuters


The Register

France, Luxembourg lose lower VAT rate battle on ebooks
Reuters
EU rules allow member states to set lower rates of value-added tax on printed books but the European Commission decided two years ago that the 5.5 percent and 3 percent rates imposed by France and Luxembourg respectively, were illegal. The EU …
Top Euro court ends mega ebook VAT slash in France, LuxembourgThe Register
EU court strikes down France's tax break for ebooksVentureBeat
France ordered to raise VAT on e-booksRFI
Capital FM Kenya (press release) (subscription) (blog)
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Posted on 5 March 2015 | 12:20 pm

Frances Littlest Drug Mules – Daily Beast


Daily Beast

Frances Littlest Drug Mules
Daily Beast
NICE, France — They must be the two youngest—and most adorable—drug mules in the world, and when they grow up they'll be able to see the photos of themselves splashed on the front pages of Wednesday's tabloid newspaper Nice-Matin: “Baby …

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 9:59 am

France Is Rebuked Over Corporal Punishment by Parents – New York Times


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France Is Rebuked Over Corporal Punishment by Parents
New York Times
France has gotten a diplomatic slap on the wrist over spanking. The Council of Europe faulted the country on Wednesday for failing to fully and clearly ban the corporal punishment of children, as it committed to do under a European treaty. The council
France violates treaty on smacking – Council of EuropeBBC News
Rights Body Scolds France, Saying Spanking Kids Is a No-NoABC News
France to ignore call to introduce full ban on smacking childrenTelegraph.co.uk
Yahoo News -BBC News -The Globe and Mail
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Posted on 5 March 2015 | 4:45 am

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Court tells Facebook France has jurisdiction in vagina row

A Paris court ruled Thursday that it has jurisdiction to judge a case against Facebook, which blocked the account of a French teacher who posted an image of a vagina by 19th century artist Gustave Courbet.

Posted on 6 March 2015 | 9:30 am

Police rule out mystery biker in French Alps murders

A motorcyclist seen near the scene of the unresolved September 2012 murder of British-Iraqi businessman Saad al Hilli, his wife and mother in the French Alps has been questioned and ruled out of the investigation, France Info reported Friday.

Posted on 6 March 2015 | 7:33 am

Archaeologists uncover royal Celtic burial site in small French town

France’s National Archaeological Research Institute (Inrap) on Wednesday revealed the discovery of an ancient grave site, probably that of a Celtic prince, which is helping shed light on trade between some of Europe’s earliest civilizations.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 8:37 pm

French government minister resigns over poor health

France’s Minister for Higher Education and Research, Geneviève Fioraso, has resigned from the government for “health reasons”, President François Hollande’s office announced Thursday.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 5:19 pm

Soldiers on brink of exhaustion spark terror fears in France

Thousands of French soldiers deployed across the country in a vast anti-terrorism operation are on the brink of exhaustion, meaning they could be unable to ensure the public’s safety in the event of an attack, union bosses have warned.

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 1:42 pm

France hopes to shore up business with Cuba amid US policy shift

President François Hollande this week announced he will travel to Cuba in May. It will be the first official visit by a French president to the communist-run country, coming on the heels of a historic rapprochement between Washington and Havana.

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 10:06 pm

France issues warrants for three suspects in 1982 attack on Jewish deli

More than 32 years after a deadly terror attack in Paris’ old Jewish quarter, French authorities have at last identified three suspects and are seeking their arrest.

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 12:08 pm

French nuclear giant Areva announces €4.8 billion in losses

Nuclear manufacturer Areva has announced a 4.8 billion euro loss for 2014, more than its entire market value, plunging the powerful French nuclear industry into turmoil.

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 10:58 am

France rebuked for allowing children to be smacked

France was rebuked by Europe’s top human rights watchdog Wednesday for failing to fully ban the corporal punishment of children.

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 10:08 am

‘A dozen’ drones fly over Paris in latest mystery sighting

Around a dozen drones were reported flying over areas of the French capital overnight, Paris police said on Wednesday, the latest in a series of unexplained drone sightings.

Posted on 4 March 2015 | 10:03 am