Tag Archives: France

31Aug/17

Paris opens its first nudist park

PARIS, FRANCE (AUGUST 31, 2017) (REUTERS) – Paris opened its first nudist space on Thursday (August 31) in the Bois de Vincennes park in the east of the capital.
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20Aug/17

Jerry Lewis, king of low-brow comedy and charity fundraiser, dies at 91

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in movies as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday (August 20) of “natural causes” at the age of 91, his family said. Continue reading

20Aug/17

Barcelona van attack suspect may have crossed into France – Spanish police

BARCELONA, SPAIN (AUGUST 20, 2017) (REUTERS) – Spanish police hunting for a suspect on the run after the Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people said on Sunday (August 20) they could not rule out that he had slipped over the border into France.
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30Jul/17

Human Rights Watch: French police use excessive force on Calais migrants

CALAIS, FRANCE (JULY 26, 2017) (REUTERS) – Human Rights Watch pressed France on Wednesday (July 26) to end what it described as recurrent police violence against migrants in the northern town of Calais, where hundreds have returned despite the demolition of a sprawling camp once known as “the Jungle”. Continue reading

10Jul/17

France may close up to 17 nuclear reactors by 2025

France may close as many as 17 reactors by 2025 as it seeks to reduce the share of nuclear power in its electricity mix. Julian Satterthwaite reports Continue reading

02Jul/17

France and Africans must eradicate “terrorists, thugs and assassins” – Macron

BAMAKO, MALI (JULY 2, 2017) – France and its African partners must work together to wipe out Islamist militants in the volatile Sahel region, President Emmanuel Macron said at the opening of a summit in Mali’s capital Bamako on Sunday (July 2).
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16May/17

Cannes boss says cinemas right to object to Netflix’ web-only movies

CANNES, FRANCE (MAY 16, 2017) (REUTERS) – French cinemas were right to object to Netflix’ appearance at Cannes, the film festival’s director said on Tuesday (May 16), ahead of the movie fortnight that this year has been marked by a fight between theatres and the U.S. online giant. Continue reading

12May/17

“Big 5” nations look ahead to the Eurovision grand final

KIEV, UKRAINE (MAY 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – The “Big 5” nations consisting of Germany, Spain, France, Italy and Great Britain were hopeful on Friday (May 12) ahead of the glitzy Eurovision final in Kiev. Continue reading

12May/17

Study finds sea salt is contaminated with microplastics

Plastic waste we’ve been throwing in the ocean is now coming back to us via the food we eat.
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08May/17

Facebook warns of fake news danger ahead of British election

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MAY 8, 2017) (REUTERS) – Facebook has launched a British newspaper advertising campaign to warn users of the dangers of fake news, in the latest drive by the social media giant to tackle malicious information ahead of a national election. Continue reading