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France's government is worried about how many of its schoolchildren consider themselves "stupid at math." The education minister released a report Monday commissioned by renowned mathematician and legislator Cedric Villani describing "catastrophic" scores and recommending 21 steps to turn things ...

France's Perrine Laffont held her nerve to clinch gold in the women's moguls final at Phoenix Snow Park on Sunday 11 February, and in doing so helped France to a first medal at PyeongChang 2018. Laffont wins women's moguls gold for France France's Perrine Laffont held her nerve to clinch gold in the ...
France will return three paintings by the Flemish master Joachim Patinir Monday to the descendants of a Jewish family who were forced to sell them as they fled the Nazis. The Bromberg family fled to Paris from Germany in late 1938 and were forced to sell the 16th-century "Triptych of the Crucifixion" ...
These pages have from time to time chronicled France's severe economic problems, tracing them to the country's dysfunctional regulatory and taxing policies. When Emmanuel Macron took office and announced his intention to change those policies and create in their stead laws that promoted economic ...
Greig Laidlaw booted 22 points on his return to Scotland's starting line-up as Gregor Townsend's men kick-started their NatWest 6 Nations campaign with a 32-26 win over France. The home side were under pressure to prove they were genuine contenders after being humiliated by Wales in last week's ...
As the gritty political drama ends its second season on the French TV network Canal+ this week, its similarities with recent political developments in France have many politicians and politics junkies marveling at its realism and the way it sheds light on the unexpected current state of French politics.
A driver for a Swiss money transfer business handed over a huge ransom from his cash-filled truck to thieves after they kidnapped his daughter in France, it emerged Friday. The young woman, a student, was kidnapped from her home in the eastern city of Lyon on Thursday evening by two men pretending ...
It read: "Tokens and their potential for financial innovation should not be left to those who make the worst use of them. France and Germany have already taken concrete regulatory measures regarding 'virtual currencies' in the field of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing and the European ...
There has been no threat of a boycott against Allen in France. Only Marion Cotillard, who headlined Allen's "Midnight in Paris," has said she would "probably not" do another movie with him. A spokeswoman for the French guild of art-house theaters said exhibitors she spoke to were looking forward to the ...
French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a meeting of the Trianon Dialogue, aimed at strengthening relations between France and Russia. ... to resolve the Syrian crisis in a phone call Friday, as France tries to smooth ties with Russia and move beyond years of tensions over Syria and Ukraine.
Drivers from Monaco have lost their ability to speed with impunity in neighbouring France after the tiny principality agreed to hand over the names of the worst offenders for prosecution. Monaco is renowned for having arguably more supercars per square inch than any other state. But given its minuscule ...
My name is Adam, I am 12 yrs old and live in France with my Mum, Dad and Nana. I have half sisters and brother who live in England - they are much older than me. I go to college and will be starting in 5eme in September. I started school when we moved to France and I was just 2 3/4. I learnt French very ...
A woman pushes her trolley as employees of French retail giant Carrefour Group demonstrate against job cuts with union flags inside a Carrefour hypermarket, in Aix-en-Provence, southern France, Thursday Feb. 8, 2018. Carrefour CEO Alexandre Bompard announced last month cost savings of 2 billion ...
An MQ- Reaper remotely piloted aircraft performs aerial maneuvers over Creech Air Force Base, Nev., June 25, 2015. Under France's new budget plan, the Air Force will receive six armed Reaper drones, 28 Rafale fighter jets and 55 upgraded Mirage 2000D fighters. (Senior Airman Cory D. Payne/Air ...

France will continue to encourage its firms to do business in Iran in spite of objections raised by US President Donald Trump on the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, a senior French finance official said. France and other European countries have been looking to increase trade with Iran since Paris, Washington ...
The Paul-Emile Victor Polar Institute in northwest France has launched a public appeal to recruit around 40 French-speaking people for a wide variety of jobs at its six bases in the Arctic and Antarctica. From chemists and carpenters to bakers and pastry chefs, the institute is stepping up its efforts to reach ...
The show airs on France's leading channel, TF1. Some of the newspaper reports crowned her performance a "sensation," others called it "a moment of compassion." One judge on stage declared it a "rare combination of external and internal beauty." Even outside the French bubble, CNN correspondent ...
The study shows that the richest 5 percent of men in France enjoy a life expectancy of up to 13 years longer than the poorest 5 percent. ... However, the study shows that one of the main reasons behind the findings is that the less well-off in France are more likely to suffer health problems and have less ...
France on Wednesday announced plans to hike defence spending by more than 40 percent, bringing it into line with NATO targets after complaints ... Macron is France's first commander-in-chief to have never served in the military, having come of age after compulsory military service was scrapped in 1997.
But despite a high-profile court battle in which parents' groups denounced the "prehistoric vision of autism in France", Rachel, who herself has Asperger syndrome, has still not won back custody of her children two years later. They remain in care with limited visiting rights. Local authorities insist the decision ...
Add France as an interest to stay up to date on the latest France news, video, and analysis from ABC News. France. Add Interest. The Eiffel Tower has been closed because of bad weather conditions amid snowfall that has covered the French capital. Visitors had to admire the snow-covered wrought iron ...
Dish served at new three-star restaurant La Maison des Bois. Photo: La Maison des Bois website. The Local. news.France@thelocal.com · @thelocalFrance. 6 February 2018. 11:55 CET+01:00. The Michelin Guide has unveiled its new selection of top-notch restaurants in France. Here are the key figures that ...
But there are many other secessionist movements across the continent, some seeking to breakaway, others simply wanting more say. In France, the island of Corsica has long sought to have greater autonomy from the central government in Paris. And with nationalists winning big in recent regional ...
France's highest court has ruled that drivers can no longer simply pull over to use their phones. Instead, they will have to park in a designated area, such as a garage or a private driveway, and turn off the vehicle's engine, according to Gizmodo. The ruling came after a 2017 appeal where a driver protested ...
From 2003 to 2014 - the latest figures available - the number of suicides in France fell by 26 percent throughout the country. But there was still much to be concerned about. In the year 2014 some 8,885 deaths were caused by suicide. That represents 24 each day or one every hour (down from 27 each day ...
ALBERTVILLE, France (AP) -- Richard Gasquet leveled the score for defending champion France by defeating Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-4, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 7-5 in the first round of the Davis Cup World Group on Friday. Earlier, Adrian Mannarino was upset by a player more than 300 places below him ...
L'APPART The Delights and disasters of Making My Paris Home By David Lebovitz 354 pp. Crown. $27. Photo. Lebovitz's first home in Paris was a double-size version of one of those top-floor garrets to which hardworking maids were once relegated. "L'Appart" is a smartly arch account of this American ...
Emmanuel Macron has taken France by surprise by unveiling an "unprecedented" plan to offer state workers voluntary redundancy in a drive to shrink the bloated public sector. After successfully pushing through a labour reform last year, the French President is now turning his attentions to the public sector ...
It would take three recalls and many weeks for the scope of the problem to finally become clear, stoking public outrage over what has become known in France as "l'affaire Lactalis." In one of the biggest recalls of its kind, the company has pulled more than 7,000 tons of potentially contaminated baby formula ...
Climate Home News is one of the world's most trusted sources of climate politics news. Sign up for our newsletter. There will be no trade deal between the EU and US if the Trump Administration follows through with its threat to withdraw from the Paris climate deal, a French minister said on Thursday.
Four migrants have been shot in a gunfight that broke out between Afghan and Eritrean migrants in France's port city of Calais. Reports differ on the conditions of the four wounded -- The Associated Press says that all four were seriously hurt in the two-hour brawl, but France 24 reports that only one is in ...
France's Secretary of State for Digital Affairs Mounir Mahjoubi came to CES in Las Vegas to support hundreds of French startups. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to sit down and interview him about fake news, the French digital council, Axelle Lemaire's law and how he plans to transform the state ...
France's first ever sex doll brothel has been opened in Paris and it has three silicone sex dolls ready for "rent". France changed its laws in 2016 to make paying for sex illegal, but the laws didn't say anything about paying for sex with a silicone doll. And perhaps with this in mind, a new brothel has opened in ...
The husband of a jogger found dead in eastern France has admitted killing her "by mistake", his lawyers say. The partially burnt body of Alexia Daval, 29, was discovered in woodland near the town of Gray last October. Her husband Jonathann Daval, a 34-year-old IT worker, was detained on Monday and denied being ...
The eurozone's rise is buoyed by a turnaround in a core economy that used to be one of its chief laggards: France. The French economy accelerated in 2017, growing by 1.9% to record its strongest year since 2011. That may mark the end of half a decade of French inertia that has kept unemployment close ...
French authorities have deployed boats and helicopters off the coast of southwest France to search for Pierre Agnes, the chief executive of sportswear ... According to Agence France-Press, Agnes went out in his boat early Tuesday and later told authorities that because of fog, he would return later than he'd ...
France may no longer be the EUrozone's deficit "dunce" but President Emmanuel Macron must do more to improve the country's finances "if he wants to be ... Macron, who is pushing for a profound transformation of the EU, has slashed public spending in a bid to restore France's credibility, driving down the ...
France's Sanofi buys Ablynx for $4.8 billion in biotech mergers and acquisitions boom. Sanofi beat Novo Nordisk to the deal. The move marks the drugmaker's second big deal this month after buying Bioverativ. Sanofi said Monday it would pay 45 euros per share in cash for Ablynx, a premium of 21.2 ...
The husband of a murdered jogger has been detained by French police, local media have reported. Alexia Daval's partially burnt body was found in woodland near the north-eastern French town of Gray in October. A lawyer for Jonathan Daval denied on Monday his involvement in his wife's murder, and ...
In an interview with France Info radio on January 15, Darmanin denied the allegations, saying he was "a nobody" at the time of the alleged rape and that it was "all false". He admitted however to having a reputation for being a persistent flirt and to "sending a few persistent SMSes". socialist senator and ...
Two British Skiers fell hundreds of metres to their deaths from a steep off-piste slope near Chamonix in the French Alps on Sunday. The men, a 25-year-old Briton and an Anglo-French man aged 30, were skiing with a third man when they got into difficulty crossing a rocky area. They were at an altitude of ...
France said on Sunday it "will intervene" in cases of its nationals sentenced to death in Iraq and Syria for belonging to jihadist organisations. "Of course if there was a question of the death penalty, the French state will intervene," justice minister Nicole Belloubet told a host of French media outlets. Pressed ...
Many in France, a country so synonymous with romance that Paris is known as the "City of Love," now find themselves uncertain where seduction ends and sexual harassment begins. The debate often returns to identity, what it means to be French. Some believe the #MeToo movement is the latest swell in ...
As I stepped over yet another kerbside gushing with water from an overflowing drain, on an otherwise bone-dry pavement, I started to wonder how long it would be before the already bulging River Seine would reach its peak - over the last few days it has risen to nearly six metres above its usual depth and ...
2 - France won silver medals for cricket at the 1900 Olympics behind Great Britain. No others entered. 3 - France won all the medals at the Olympic croquet in 1900. All the entrants were French. 4 - French Queen Catherine de Medici (1519-89), declared 13-inch waists to be the height of fashion and banned ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and the President of the Parliament of France, Francois de Rugy, right, attend a joint meeting of the German and the French parliament at the Bundestag, in the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) The Associated ...
Paris, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Carrefour, Europe's leading retailer, said Tuesday it planned to cut thousands of jobs in France to trim cost and invest more in the promising online market. As part of its revamp project "Carrefour 2022", the French group said it "needs to regain headroom to improve its efficiency ...


 

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