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Last Wednesday, Aviv Zonabend, a Jewish deputy mayor of the French city of Toulouse called the situation of Jews in Europe "hopeless." He echoed Josef Schuster, the president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany who had a few days prior urged Jews in Germany to stop wearing yarmulkes ...
The head of Lunel, a southern French town, which has become a symbol of the jihadist fervor reportedly raging in parts of France, has called on the ... Lunel, a town of 26,000 people outside the coastal Mediterranean city of Montpellier, has been continuously referred to in the media as the "Jihadi ...
Terrus (1857-1922) spent most of his life in Elne, and is best known for his landscapes of the Roussillon area, also known as French Catalonia, ceded to France by Spain in the 17th century. French police suspect the existence of fake works attributed to other Catalonian artists such as Pierre Brune, ...
Whether it's hearty stews or delicate fish dishes, airy pastries or baguettes with crackling crusts, French-inspired dishes are on menus all over town. On KCUR's Central Standard, our food critics searched out the best French food in and around Kansas City. Here are their recommendations: Mary ... Kansas
Macron responded to a range of questions at the town hall, like what it was like to meet the Dalai Lama, how to expand the French language around the world and his response to railway worker strikes in France. Shortly after his talk, Macron held a press conference in the Marvin Center, where ... student Syria

The French government is launching a plan to revive poor suburban areas. Before President Emmanuel Macron, previous presidents devised proposals to little effect. Al Jazeera's Natacha Butler reports from Evreux, a town in the French city of Normandy, where authorities are seeking the best ways ...
If nothing is done to halt the fall, residents used to having Vittel spring water on tap may be forced to rely on water piped in from the village of Lerrain, 12 miles away. Installing pipelines could cost up to €50 million (£43.6m). "The work would be funded out of people's water bills so very clearly we are going ... Nestle
A gang of teenage burglars, mostly girls, are behind 1,500 break-ins carried out over a six-month period in towns across the south of France, French ... The girls, who were sold to a Serbian gang boss for up to €80,000, would be dropped off in villages or suburbs of towns around the south of France and ... Nestle
Darin Andrew Dierker, 48, of French Village died March 8, 2018. Mr. Dierker was employed with Reinhold Electric. He was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church in south St. Louis County. Born April 13, 1969, he was the son of Audrey Dierker of St. Louis County and the late Edgar Dierker. In addition to ... Nestle
Marseille, Nice and Toulon were among the cities and towns with the worst score as well as certain suburbs of Paris including Neuilly-sur-Seine, Villejuif and Aubervilliers. Each city was given a score from A to G and while no town in France achieved an A grade, some 11 percent of the 316 places scored ... Nestle
Because while doctors in the town will be open, all 17 pharmacies have had to remain closed by law, (albeit a rotation system will normally mean one out of the 17 will be open). And that means they might have to trek to neighbouring towns to get their antibiotics and doliprane. And things are not going to ... Nestle
Klitschko will also attend the Global Cities of the Future awards ceremony of the Foreign Direct Investment Magazine's contest (a division of The Financial Times). Moreover, at a panel session, Kyiv mayor will speak about the challenges Ukraine is facing and that can have an impact on its neighboring ... Nestle
Uber's food delivery service Uber Eats is expanding to over 100 cities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, TechCrunch reports. Specifically, the service will launch for the ... The service will launch in around 40 new cities in the UK and 35 new cities in France. Presently, Uber Eats operates in 200 cities ... Nestle
Cities across the EU are rolling out the red carpet to welcome the newcomers. In 2016, Paris' La Defense business district took out an advertisement at London's Heathrow airport. Frankfurt, the financial capital of Germany, has advertised in the UK, as has the Dutch city of Amsterdam. A group representing ... Nestle
The “Tarnac group”, named after the village near their communal living compound in central France, has staunchly denied the charges during more than ... Media reports later claimed a British police spy, Mark Kennedy, had infiltrated the group, telling his French colleagues of Coupat's supposed contacts ... Nestle
The regeneration of inner-city areas is a global challenge. Inner cities in France certainly have their problems, but the nation also has a good record of successful major urban regeneration projects. We have analysed three of these initiatives to understand what factors contribute to good regeneration ... Nestle

“France has never been trendy,” says Boulud, who grew up on a small farm outside Lyon, where his parents still live. (Granted, it's a small farm, now with a tennis court and a walk-in fridge in the barn.) Boulud remembers his days as an apprentice in the city, how each morning at the market he would see ... Nestle
A resident of the small French village of Charmoy discovered mysterious messages written in English on the walls of his house. ... While stripping the paint from a chimney in a holiday home that he had just bought in the town of Charmoy in 2002, Olivier Claudon discovered a cryptic message: “Sergeant ... Nestle
The regeneration of inner-city areas is a global challenge. Inner cities in France certainly have their problems, but the nation also has a good record of successful major urban regeneration projects. We have analysed three of these initiatives to understand what factors contribute to good regeneration ... Nestle
The former Breitbart News chairman was an early admirer of the National Front, whose long-standing "French First" motto rallied French voters for years before Trump's "America First" campaign. "Let them call you racist. Let them call you xenophobes. Let them call you nativists. Wear it as a badge of honor," ... Nestle
Syrian regime forces continued their offensive against Eastern Ghouta Sunday, a day after they cut off the rebel-held enclave's largest town, pressing on ... "Regime forces have therefore divided Eastern Ghouta into three parts -- Douma and its surroundings, Harasta in the west, and the rest of the towns ... Nestle
“The exact title, whether it be 'Sister City' or 'Twin Town' or some other term, will be up to the two towns to decide,” said Young, “but it needs to be completed before November because of the observances that will be taking place then.” On a motion by Commissioner Robbie Cohen and a second by ... Nestle
Come to France, it's less French than you'd think. That's the pitch from Paris to the City. Don't fret about French labour laws, the officials say — they are changing. President Emmanuel Macron has cut the wealth tax. We even speak English! Then they add a sweetener: you can pay tax on only half your ... Nestle
The rising Mississippi River has prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to halt replacement of a 500-foot-long flood wall at the edge of New Orleans' French Quarter. Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reports that the work was stopped Thursday. A corps spokesman said work was required to stop as part ... Nestle
UK finance minister Philip Hammond finally laid out the country's position on Brexit and financial services in full on Wednesday, in a speech greeted warmly by the City. However, it was in stark contrast to the position of some EU member states, notably France, that financial services cannot be included in a ... Nestle
Since the government announced plans to bury nuclear waste in Bure, the village has been at the epicenter of France's anti-nuclear movement — and the scene of ... Under French law, deep geological repositories must allow for the waste to be removed from the site for at least 100 years — partly in case of ... Nestle
A group of 30 people from Rochester is on their way to France this weekend to celebrate the legacy of Susan B. Anthony. Rochester's sister city of Rennes, France is dedicating a square in their city to Anthony. Deborah Hughes, President on the Susan B. Anthony House says people don't realize Anthony ... Nestle
... their twin town in France, they were excited to discuss plans for a cultural exchange. The feeling was not mutual. Officials in Le Molay-Littry in Normandy informed them that their love for Bovey Tracey had cooled. To add insult to injury, they had taken up with a rival in Essex, the French-sounding village of ... Nestle
The French weekly news magazine L'Express ranked French towns and cities (except Paris) according to factors such as hours of sunshine, cultural offerings, ... The once porcelain capital of France is now a bustling student city of 284,000 in the central department of Haute-Vienne, and according to the ... Nestle
Irate French farmers blocked main roads leading to the country's fourth largest city, Toulouse on Wednesday to raise the alarm that "villages could die" if ... of France caused traffic chaos when they blocked roads and motorways around the city of Toulouse and the nearby town of Montauban on Wednesday. Nestle
As usual, flights depart from major international airports in cities such as Los Angeles and New York City. But for once, even travelers in small cities (think: Albuquerque, Bismarck, Colorado Springs, Des Moines, Duluth, Fargo, Lexington, Omaha, and Sioux Falls) can reap the benefits of this massive flight ... Nestle
France received a record number of asylum claims last year — 100,000 compared with 85,000 in 2016 — but no other town has embodied the challenges posed by immigration more than Calais, where a squalid encampment known as the Jungle was once home to more than 10,000 people before it was ... Nestle
There are only 80 inhabitants in this village called Thebe and it is in a region the French refer to as "La France profonde" ( "authentic France") with deep roots ... This area has nothing in common with the Riviera or Paris ... it is a paradise of mountains and forests and hundreds of tiny villages within a stone's ... Nestle
Rennes jumped from seventh position to first in the annual list of the best places to live in France (except Paris) by French newspaper L'Express. ... it would be understandable if les Rennais rarely felt the need to get out of the city, with the capital of the Brittany region ranking among France's greenest cities, ... Nestle
The French government has presented a plan to ensure the survival of wolves in the country as farmers repeatedly protest about financial losses caysed bt attacks on livestock. Environment minister Nicolas Hulot's plan, presented Monday, aims to have 500 wolves in France by 2023, up from an estimated ... Nestle
Just a few seconds into their Latin short program at the Winter Olympics, telecast on Sunday, the unthinkable happened to French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis: The neck clasp on her sequined halter top came unfastened. For the next nearly three minutes, their coaches watched horrified as she fought to ... Nestle
France's main green party has launched a petition to stop high-rise buildings from being built in the French capital, arguing their construction is only serving to ... the online petition under the slogan “Stop the Towers”, calling on all Parisians to voice their opinion on the recent revival of skyscrapers in the city. Nestle
A French automotive technology supplier plans to open a $60 million production facility and bring 300 jobs to the Kansas City area. ... The news comes after the Kansas City region has endured closings of the Harley Davidson motorcycle facility and Proctor & Gamble's in Kansas City, Kansas, so far this ... Nestle
Kenyan-born French athlete Abraham Kiprotich, has emerged winner of the 2018 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, in the 42 kilometer race after returning at time of 2 hours, 15 minutes and 04 seconds. After the race, Kiprotich pocked the sum of $50,000 prize for winning this year's edition, thereby biting ... Nestle
Thousands of anti-fascist demonstrators rallied in the central Italian town of Macerata on Saturday a week after a far-right gunmen shot and wounded six Africans in a racially-motivated attack. Gathered in the town centre on a freezing but sunny afternoon, the protesters turned out following a call by NGOs, ... Nestle
The painted sign for the former Hotel Astor at 121 Royal St., originally the Royal Cosmopolitan Hotel, can be seen on the side of the five-story building. Developer Joe Jaeger wants to add a 120-foot tower behind it as part of a renovation of the original 1890s building. (Greg LaRose, NOLA.com | The ... Nestle
Irate French farmers blocked main roads leading to the country's fourth largest city, Toulouse on Wednesday to raise the alarm that "villages could die" if ... of France caused traffic chaos when they blocked roads and motorways around the city of Toulouse and the nearby town of Montauban on Wednesday. Nestle
Snowfall has caused huge traffic jams and hampered train services in the Paris region as the French capital experiences its first real dose of wintry weather this season. The Meteo France weather service put the greater Paris region on alert for snow and black ice on roads, among 28 departments it ... Nestle
As usual, flights depart from major international airports in cities such as Los Angeles and New York City. But for once, even travelers in small cities (think: Albuquerque, Bismarck, Colorado Springs, Des Moines, Duluth, Fargo, Lexington, Omaha, and Sioux Falls) can reap the benefits of this massive flight ... Nestle
Irate French farmers blocked main roads leading to the country's fourth largest city, Toulouse on Wednesday to raise the alarm that "villages could die" if ... On Wednesday, motorists were told it was "imperative" to avoid Toulouse and the nearby village of Montauban and, according to reports, there were ... Nestle
The "Conspiracy of Goodness" exhibit at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center tells the story of those saved in the town of Le Chambon, France. ... The intertwined stories of the refugees and protectors are told at the museum's exhibit “Conspiracy of Goodness: How French Protestants Rescued Thousands of ... Nestle
Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, is a global, prevalent, multifactorial, asymptomatic, progressive chronic liver disease affecting at least 10% of the population in the US, Europe and Asia. There is no approved therapy. NASH is associated with dysregulated nuclear receptor function and distresses ... Nestle
The City Planning Commission is holding a public hearing Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 6) on a proposed "soft cap" for the number of strip clubs in the French Quarter. The meeting is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m.. Commissioners are mulling over a report city planners drafted in January by that recommends a ... Nestle
French President Emmanuel Macron got a rousing welcome Saturday from tens of thousands as he visited the historic city of Saint-Louis, Senegal's former capital, and announced an aid package of 40 million euros for the UNESCO World Heritage site which is threatened by coastal erosion from the Atlantic ... Nestle


 

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