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Britain's Duke of Westminster has bailed out of an investment in two famous Paris antiques markets nursing a reported loss of over 20 million euros, it emerged on Tuesday. Jean-Cyrille Boutmy, owner of the Studyrama education and training group, confirmed… Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at This French Life
France on Wednesday outlined its strategy for bringing its public finances into line with eurozone rules via an anticipated economic upturn branded "optimistic" and spending cuts that face fierce opposition within the ruling Socialist party. Presenting… Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at This French Life
French economist Thomas Piketty's book on income inequality soared Tuesday to the top of online retailer Amazon's best sellers. Already running in Amazon's top 100 since the English version, "Capital in the Twenty-First Century," was released last month… Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at This French Life
They ended up there penniless after wandering from country to country for months. Yahya, Aziz and 150 other Syrians swapped the brutality and death of a war zone for hand-to-mouth survival in a small park in a working-class suburb of Paris, squeezed… Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at This French Life
One of Mali's top jihadist groups said on Tuesday a French hostage it had kidnapped in November 2012 was dead. The Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), a splinter group of Al-Qaeda's regional branch, told AFP Gilberto Rodrigues Leal… Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at This French Life
Visitors to France should be allowed to shop till they drop seven days a week, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday, weighing into a fierce debate over restrictions on Sunday trading. "Tourism is an absolutely key sector in France: seven percent… Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at This French Life
Pets in France will no longer be considered as pieces of furniture, after parliament voted to grant them new rights.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at This French Life
France's new Prime Minister Manuel Valls came under fire Wednesday after unveiling a freeze in state benefits as part of a plan to cut state spending by 50 billion euros ($70 billion). The Socialist government has pledged to make the savings between… Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at This French Life
A lock of Napoleon Bonaparte's hair and other "priceless" artefacts linked to the French emperor have been stolen from a museum in Australia, police said Tuesday. Burglars broke into the building on Victoria state's Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne… Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at This French Life
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FRENCH nuclear power group Areva will work with two British companies, Mace and Atkins, on a project at Sellafield in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at This French Life
Explore the France of yesteryear via British Pathé and YouTube after thousands of news clips from the past were put online. British Pathé has put its entire archive of videos, totaling 3,500 hours of content Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at This French Life
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CIGARETTE manufacturer, Imperial Tobacco, has announced the loss of more than 360 jobs in France, with the company also cutting... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at This French Life
THE French Jewish representative body, CRIF, has said that an auction of Adolf Hitler and Nazi air force chief Hermann Goering's personal effects due in Paris next month should be cancelled. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at This French Life
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Nice football club is to continue parading is mascot eagle before matches, despite the governing body, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), saying they have to stop. The Royal Eagle from Africa is a feature of the build up to matches at the new stadium, which Nice moved into at the beginning of this season. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at This French Life
The École d'économie de Paris (the Paris School of Economics) is actually situated in the most un-Parisian part of the... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 13, 2014 at This French Life
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Members of the large Algerian community in France have taken part in a presidential election that is likely to see the ailing Abdelaziz Bouteflika returned to power. Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at This French Life
Motorcyclists took to the roads of France on Saturday to protest at a proposed cut in the speed limit. Members of the Fédération Française des Motards en Colère object to proposals to cut the speed limit on secondary roads from 90 km per hour to 80 km per hour. Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at This French Life
The ashes of a French Resistance veteran were interred on Friday near the mass grave of a former German concentration camp following his wish to be laid to rest near his fellow detainees. Louis Bertrand, who died aged 90 last June, had years ago expressed… Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at This French Life
A former Riviera lawyer was convicted on Friday of killing a glamorous casino heiress 36 years ago, after a legal battle that has gripped France. Maurice Agnelet, 76, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in his third trial for the killing of his then… Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at This French Life
The French ambassador to the United Nations lives in a sumptuous, 18-room apartment at one of New York's most exclusive addresses -- but not for much longer. Belts are tightening, and the French government has put the stunning Park Avenue duplex on… Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at This French Life
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Too much suffering and not enough hope: that’s the situation France is in. So I’ll tell French people the truth. I owe it to them. The truth about our country’s urgent situation. The truth about the solutions that must be provided to it. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at This French Life
Keen to ensure his ministers are paying attention, French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday imposed a strict ban on mobile telephones during cabinet sessions. Ministers will now be forced to leave their portable devices at the door when they… Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at This French Life
France named dynamic former junior minister Fleur Pellerin to its top foreign trade post on Wednesday as it continues efforts to cut its huge trade deficit. Pellerin, the 40-year-old formerly responsible for the digital economy and innovation, was named… Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at This French Life
The US State Department Wednesday said it hoped to be able to reach a deal quickly with France to compensate victims of French rail firm SNCF for the deportation of Jews in World War II. Spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed the United States and France were… Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at This French Life
An earthquake shook the south east corner of France at around 9.30pm on Monday night, measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at This French Life