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But it's not jewelry or cash these gendarmes are protecting. It's oysters, cheese and wine. Earlier this month, a cheese producer in the Puy-de-Dome region in central France woke up to find that between 650 and 700 of her Saint-Nectaire -- a semi-soft cow cheese -- had been stolen. The damage tallied a ...
In France, I really admire Antonin Peretjatko, especially his short films, "Paris Monopoly" and "French Kiss," and of course his first feature film: "La Fille du 14 Juillet." He has a very personal style, and an approach that I think has never been seen before: a cross between an auteur film (with a strong influence ...

God, he's good. After giving the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, an eight-year-old gelding from the French cavalry corps, President Emmanuel Macron has now wowed London with his loan of the Bayeux tapestry. These are masterstrokes of cultural diplomacy: generous presents that beautifully connect the ...
ISIS claimed two terror attacks in France last year, including two knife deaths outside the Saint-Charles police station in Marseille in October. ... Isis claimed two attacks in France last year -- the April 20 shooting of a policeman on Paris's emblematic Champs Elysees and an October 1 attack in Marseilles's ...
Paris (AP) -- France's prime minister Edouard Philippe has decided to withdraw Paris's candidacy to host the 2025 World Expo. In comments published Sunday by weekly newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche, Philippe said he has doubts about the economic viability of the project and fear unexpected ...

"I have decided not to continue with France's candidature for the World's Fair, which will be withdrawn," Philippe said in a letter to Pascal Lamy, the former World Trade Organisation boss who was heading the body set up to prepare for the fair. There are "structural weaknesses" in the French proposal's ...
France and Germany, once bitter enemies, "have a joint responsibility to develop all of Europe further," he told AFP, highlighting "reform of the economic and ... Signed by President Charles De Gaulle and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer -- the founding leaders of modern France and Germany -- the 1963 ...
The French navy's FREMM warship Normandy on July 2, 2014, in Larmor-Plage, near Lorient, Brittany. (Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP via Getty Images). Warsaw, Poland ― The Greek Ministry of Defence may acquire two FREMM multimission frigates for its Navy, and as such, Athens plans to launch ...
January 17, 2018 Paris--France is expected to announce measures this week to accelerate the installation of wind turbines and overcome long-running opposition from activists who have frustrated the country's attempts to hit renewable energy targets. A working group formed in October to make approvals ...
police in France have raided five Lactalis sites after contaminated baby milk products caused dozens of children to fall ill. ... The Paris prosecutor's office said five sites were being searched, including the company's offices in Laval, in western France, and its now closed factory in Craon where the ...
French wives of jihadis who were members of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and are now held in Kurdish areas of Syria have filed a legal challenge to the French authorities refusing to bring them home, their lawyers said on Wednesday. The radical Islamist women, as well as several men and ...
A French human rights commission in 2015 said the accord had made France the "police branch" of Britain's immigration policies. Macron made a renegotiation of the Le Touquet deal one of his campaign pledges, and Interior Minister Gerard Collomb signalled Tuesday that Paris would ask Britain to take ...
French police are searching several sites run by dairy group Lactalis as part of an ongoing investigation into a baby milk scare. More than 12 million boxes of powdered baby milk have already been recalled in 83 countries following a salmonella outbreak. Lawsuits have been filed by parents who say their children became ...
Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what's happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Simone Biles is the latest gymnast to accuse former USA ...

In an effort to keep pesky English words from creeping into the French language, officials in France have been coming up with alternatives to some of the more common phrases of the digital age. In the past, the official journal of the French Republic--the Journal officiel--has suggested "internet clandestin" ...
France argues it has plenty of the ingredients necessary for the startup alchemy to take place. There are more than 120 venture capitalists operating out of Paris, while 38,000 engineers graduate in France every year--and they're cheap too. Software engineering salaries can be half of those in silicon Valley (which is, ...
A damaging windstorm is expected to target areas from northern France into Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany from early Thursday morning into Thursday night. Northern France will be the first area to be impacted by the windstorm early Thursday morning after it slams the British Isles ...
Calais, France -- President Emmanuel Macron of France on Tuesday came to Calais, the port city at the center of France's migrant problem, to defend his policies as a mix of benevolence and firmness against critics who have accused him of inhumanity. With France receiving a record number of asylum ...
We're still reeling from Owen Wilson's hopelessly fumbled French on behalf of Oreo, which has perhaps proven so awkward for everyone involved that viewing rights for the ad itself are not available outside France. (Been a long time since we've seen somebody try shoving the internet genie back into its ...
Paris, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- A salmonella contamination affair has put food safety in the lime light in France and raised questions over how to avoid another health scare wave. Thirty-five infants, who had consumed infant milk products manufactured by Lactalis' factory in Craon in northwest France, have ...
France may be Europe's most fertile country but even there the birth rate is falling and mothers are choosing to wait before starting a family, according to data released Tuesday. A total of 767,000 babies were born in France last year -- 17,000 fewer than in 2016, a fall of 2.1 percent. The death rate has ...
FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2016 file photo a migrant reacts as smoke billows from burning shelters set on fire in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais, northern France. French officials say Monday Jan. 15 2018 France wants to sign a new deal with the U.K. that would involve greater ...
And after a trip to France in November for open-heart surgery performed by a team from Japan, the bright-eyed pup with the sweet disposition is almost as good as new. "She's my baby," said Navratil, of Washington Crossing, during a recent follow-up appointment at the Veterinary Specialty and Emergency ...
governments around the world are trying to get a handle on the cryptocurrency phenomenon, and now France has appointed what Les Echos called a "Monsieur bitcoin"--or Mr. Bitcoin--to develop a Gallic approach to the topic. Jean-Pierre Landau, a sciences Po economic professor and former Bank of ...
My grandmother lived in France for only a few years as a child in order to learn lip reading and was given a large medal by the French government for her success. My father, who grew up in Alexandria, spoke French at home and on the street, and until he was a teenager always assumed that he was not, ...
Paris (AP) -- French investigators have dropped an investigation of alleged child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic. A judicial official said Monday that investigating judges made the decision last week. The official, who was not authorized to be publicly named discussing the ...
The ruling was published in France's official journal on Friday, meaning government texts will have to use the new term. It annuls and replaces "terminal de poche", required - in theory at least - since 2009. The commission, which works hand in hand with the language guardians at the Academie Francaise ...
Three French unions demanding more secure working conditions have called for a "total blockage" of the country's prisons on Monday after three guards were assaulted last week in northern France by an Islamist terrorist inmate. "It's a dead prison operation. Everything will be done at a slowed-down pace.
The French President hopes his changes to labor laws and other initiatives will change the anti-business climate. Paris has launched a business hub for start-ups. facebook; twitter; Flipboard; email. Get The Stories That Grabbed Us This Week. Delivered to your inbox, these are the NPR stories you don't ...
His body was found as the regional train arrived early on Sunday morning in Menton, in the south of France, its first stop after Ventimiglia station in Italy. police suspect that the man climbed on top of the train to make the 15-minute journey across the border and may have grabbed hold of an overhead ...
Paris (AP) -- French officials say France wants to sign a new deal with the U.K. that would involve greater British financing of the costs of handling migrants camped in the northern French port city of Calais. A top French official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Monday that the two countries are ...
Le Maire said France would now set out a "new investment doctrine" to ensure more clarity over investments by foreign groups. It will also now consider digital sectors including data stockage and artificial intelligence as strategic sectors subject to strict oversight if there are foreign shareholders. France will ...
Paris, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Two people died on Sunday afternoon in a collision between a car and a passenger train in the French department of Yonne, the French daily Le Figaro reported on Sunday night. The car of the two victims, a man and a woman who were all about 20 years old, entered the ...
Through much of the last two years, the populist far-right seemed poised to conquer France. In the surreal aftermath of Trump and Brexit, the prospect of a victory by Marine Le Pen, the leader of the National Front (FN), felt alarmingly possible. After decades of mounting racism and economic insecurity, ...
Britain and France are in danger of drifting apart as a result of Brexit, undermining defence and security cooperation, according to Lord Ricketts, a former UK national security adviser and former ambassador to France. In order to counter this, the UK and France will have to work harder at the relationship, ...
Paris (AP) -- Can a democratic country outlaw fake news? France is about to find out, after President Emmanuel Macron ordered a law to quash false information disseminated around electoral campaigns. Criticism is pouring in from media advocates, tech experts -- and Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT.
The Australian music legends behind John Paul Young's famed hit Love is in the Air - Harry Vanda and the late George Young - are suing an American electro pop duo and France's national air carrier for allegedly ripping off the song. The case was filed in the Federal Court just days ahead of Mr Young's ...
Animal diplomacy can have powerful appeal, as French President Emmanuel Macron showed when he visited China this week. Keen to convey his "determination to get the Europe-China partnership into the 21st century", the French leader gave President Xi Jinping a rare gelding horse named Vesuvius.
He said: "There is a structural relationship between France and Germany," Macron said, "when France and Germany don't agree, Europe we can't move forward, but that relationship is not exclusive. 'Ties with Italy have a different history, cultural ties, a special and specific friendship. It does not compete ...
"The ones sleeping outside don't want to present themselves, because they don't want to seek asylum in France," he said. The government said last week that asylum claims hit a record 100,000 in France last year, and Collomb said an additional 85,000 people were refused entry at France's borders.
The mixing and editing desk at RT France is pictured in Paris, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Russian state broadcaster RT, formerly known as Russia Today, already broadcasts in English, Spanish, and Arabic, and has launched a French-language channel on Dec. 18. French President Emmanuel Macron's plan ...
Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping was on Saturday prevented by the security forces from taking a flight to France over a judicial matter, he told AFP. "I was supposed to travel this evening but the security forces prevented me," the former African Union chief told AFP. A career diplomat, the 75-year-old was ...
Jerome, a middle school teacher in France's southwest Occitanie region, said a near-complete ban on cellphones was already in place for the 11- to 15-year-old students at his school. He spoke to NBC News on condition that only his first name be used because of French rules that restrict teachers from ...
(CNN) French President Emmanuel Macron said he wants the traditional baguette -- that delicious doughy delicacy -- to be protected as a world treasure by Unesco. In an interview Friday with Europe 1 radio, Macron said that "the baguette is envied in the whole world." "We need to preserve its excellence ...
Panda cub yuan Meng, which means "the realization of a wish" or "accomplishment of a dream", is pictured with her mother Huan Huan at the Beauval Zoo, in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher, France, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. France's first baby panda has made his grand public entree, acting like many ...
In the months since allegations of sexual abuse were levelled against US movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood stars have shared their experience and given their support to victims of sexual predators. The unanimity of the response has been striking. At the Golden Globe awards last Sunday, ...
The French baguette should be listed as a Unesco cultural treasure, says France's president Emmanuel Macron. "The baguette is the envy of the whole world," he said, in support of a national bakers' association that is promoting the application. The bakers have been inspired by the success of Italy's ...


 

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