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Six Nations 2016, France vs Italy: France eager to discover if ‘unknown’ Virimi Vakatawa can be a great – The Independent


The Independent

Six Nations 2016, France vs Italy: France eager to discover if 'unknown' Virimi Vakatawa can be a great
The Independent
The Fiji-born sevens specialist is among four new caps selected by Novès for France's Six Nations opener against Italy in Paris. The centre Jonathan Danty, scrum-half Sébastien Bézy and lock Paul Jedrasiak also make their internationaldebuts, but it is
What time is France vs Italy in the Six Nations 2016 tomorrow, what TV channel is it on and can visitors spring a shock?Telegraph.co.uk
Guy Novès defies doubts he has skills to end France's Six Nations slumpThe Guardian
France Pins Its Six Nations' Hopes on a Veteran Who's Also a RookieInternational New York Times
RBS 6 Nations (press release) –euronews –Daily Mail
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Posted on 6 February 2016 | 12:18 am

Gasquet & German Teen Zverev Reach Open Sud De France Semis – ABC News


Tennis Magazine

Gasquet & German Teen Zverev Reach Open Sud De France Semis
ABC News
Defending champion Richard Gasquet of France defeated Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-4, 6-4 to reach the Open Sud de France semifinals on Friday. The top-seeded Gasquet, who is ranked 10th, took control of the first set — where he did not face a break …
Gasquet, German teen Zverev reach Open Sud de France semifinalsTennis Magazine

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Posted on 5 February 2016 | 10:11 pm

Seinfeld surprises ‘the Jerry Seinfeld of France’ – Page Six


Page Six

Seinfeld surprises 'the Jerry Seinfeld of France'
Page Six
Fans of comic Gad Elmaleh, who has been dubbed the Jerry Seinfeld of France, got a big surprise from the real Jerry Seinfeld on Thursday night. Spies tell us Seinfeld did a 10-minute warm-up before Elmaleh's set at Joe's Pub at The Public, and it was

Posted on 5 February 2016 | 7:39 pm

France’s FN under fire from within over its anti-euro stance – Reuters


France's FN under fire from within over its anti-euro stance
Reuters
PARIS Criticism of the anti-euro stance of France's National Front is growing among party officials, who fear the position is a key reason the party is failing to turn growing popularity into election victories. The issue was to be discussed at a rare

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Posted on 5 February 2016 | 6:47 pm

France Nears Vote on Controversial Anti-Terror Measures – Voice of America


Voice of America

France Nears Vote on Controversial Anti-Terror Measures
Voice of America
Reports released this week by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International France assert that the several thousand raids carried out by police since the November attacks have trampled on basic rights and made little difference in fighting terrorism.
Political Correctness Is Dying, Even in FrancePJ Media
French parliament debates plan to enshrine emergency powers in constitutionFRANCE 24
France foiled fresh terror attack thanks to state of emergency, says PMTelegraph.co.uk
RFI –CNN International
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Posted on 5 February 2016 | 6:21 pm

It’s Now Illegal For Supermarkets To Waste Food In France – Huffington Post


Huffington Post

It's Now Illegal For Supermarkets To Waste Food In France
Huffington Post
France's Parliament took definitive steps to prevent food waste on Wednesday. The country's Senate unanimously voted to ban large food stores from throwing away food that's approaching its expiration date. The National Assembly, France's other
Why the US May Never Pass a Food Waste Law Like FranceGizmodo
France to BAN supermarkets from throwing away unsold foodDaily Mail
Question: Should Ireland follow France and ban disposal of waste food by supermarkets?Irish Times
Mintpress News (blog) –Big Think (blog) –Irish Independent
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Posted on 5 February 2016 | 5:31 pm

Valerie Pécresse at Paris Images: We Want to Make Ile-de-France the Regional Capital of Cinema – Variety


Variety

Valerie Pécresse at Paris Images: We Want to Make Ile-de-France the Regional Capital of Cinema
Variety
PARIS — Valerie Pécresse, president of the Ile de France region – comprising Paris and environs — is a prominent 48-year-old politician who served as the minister for universities and research under former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, and as

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Posted on 5 February 2016 | 4:05 pm

Where do Americans choose to live (or avoid) in France? – The Local.fr


The Local.fr

Where do Americans choose to live (or avoid) in France?
The Local.fr
You can probably guess where most American expats choose to settle in France. That's right: the City of Light. Ile de France, the region around Paris, is officially home to about 16,500 Americans (more than half of all Americans in France), making it

Posted on 5 February 2016 | 2:14 pm

In France, A Quiet Hero Belatedly Comes To Light – NPR


NPR

In France, A Quiet Hero Belatedly Comes To Light
NPR
Didi points to where he was standing when the terrorists arrived the night of Nov. 13, when he was on duty as a security guard outside the Bataclan concert hall. The gunmen massacred 90 people that night, in a killing spree that lasted nearly two hours.

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Posted on 5 February 2016 | 2:07 pm

Not the oignon: fury as France changes 2000 spellings and drops some accents – The Guardian


The Guardian

Not the oignon: fury as France changes 2000 spellings and drops some accents
The Guardian
The growing fury forced the education ministry in France to reassure the public on Friday that the circumflex accent was not disappearing, and that even though school textbooks would be standardised to contain the new spellings, pupils using either
Outcry in France over the loss of the circumflex 'hat' that sits on vowelsDaily Mail
Is French grammar ready to hang up the 'hat'?FRANCE 24

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Posted on 5 February 2016 | 8:45 am

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French parliament debates plan to enshrine emergency powers in constitution

French lawmakers on Friday started debating constitutional changes that would see French nationals convicted of terror offences stripped of their citizenship and make it easier to put controversial emergency measures in place.

Posted on 5 February 2016 | 8:42 am

Is French grammar ready to hang up the ‘hat’?

France’s Education Ministry on Thursday came under fire over teaching reforms that will allegedly see the circumflex accent, better known as “the hat”, disappear from the French language textbooks.

Posted on 4 February 2016 | 7:06 pm

‘I feel abandoned,’ says witness who turned in Paris attacks coordinator

A woman who turned in Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected ringleader of the November Paris attacks, said Thursday she feels “abandoned” and afraid of reprisals, in an interview with French broadcaster RMC.

Posted on 4 February 2016 | 3:05 pm

Star choreographer resigns as Paris Ballet director

Star choregrapher Benjamin Millepied said Thursday he was quitting Paris Opera Ballet after little over a year in charge of one of the world’s greatest ensembles.

Posted on 4 February 2016 | 12:23 pm

Amnesty International slams ‘disproportional’ French state of emergency

In a damning report published Thursday, Amnesty International has slammed the “disproportional impact” of France’s state of emergency, which was declared in the aftermath of the November 13 Paris attacks.

Posted on 4 February 2016 | 11:47 am

Disgraced former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn joins Ukrainian bank

Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been appointed to the supervisory board of a bank owned by Ukraine’s second-richest businessman Viktor Pinchuk.

Posted on 4 February 2016 | 7:25 am

France’s first black icon makes comeback on stage and screen

The son of slaves and darling of bourgeois Paris, Rafael Padilla – known as “Chocolat” – has long been forgotten. A century after his death, France’s first black star is back with a bang, the subject of a film, a play, a book and an exhibition.

Posted on 3 February 2016 | 6:04 pm

French police evict Roma from the ‘Paris Jungle’

Paris police cleared hundreds of Roma people including families and young children from a slum in northern Paris Wednesday at the request of the landowner, France’s state rail company SNCF.

Posted on 3 February 2016 | 3:48 pm

No injuries after Halal butcher shop in Corsica sprayed with bullets

The front window of a Halal butcher’s shop was sprayed with bullets overnight on the French island of Corsica, where religious and racial tensions have flared in recent months, local prosecutor Eric Bouillard said on Wednesday.

Posted on 3 February 2016 | 1:09 pm

French government seeks further extension of state of emergency

France’s government is calling for a three-month extension of the state of emergency declared in the wake of the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, its spokesman confirmed on Wednesday.

Posted on 3 February 2016 | 12:34 pm