Tag: France

Hundreds of Thousands in France Protest Taxes by Blocking Roads

ÉRAGNY, France — More than a quarter-million people across France joined protests on Saturday against planned hikes in gas taxes. Drivers blocked roundabouts, highway access roads and intersections. The demonstrations have harnessed a broader discontent with high taxes and, for some, with the policies of President Emmanuel Macron. Most of […]

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Macron’s Response to Trump: ‘I Do Not Do Policy or Diplomacy by Tweets’

PARIS — The French president responded Wednesday evening to President Trump’s scathing personal attack on him, declining to lash out and instead taking the long view. In a television interview on the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, which President Emmanuel Macron was visiting, he made clear that he was not […]

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Donald Trump Taunts Emmanuel Macron: ‘No Country More Nationalist than France’

President Donald Trump finally reacted on Tuesday to French President Emmanuel Macron’s speech condemning nationalism, noting his low approval ratings. “The problem is that Emmanuel suffers from a very low Approval Rating in France, 26 percent, and an unemployment rate of almost 10 percent,” Trump wrote on Twitter. Despite Trump’s embrace of the word “nationalist” […]

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France leads effort to save internet from itself with ‘Paris Call’ and Facebook embed

As the geopolitical picture continues to churn with uncertainty, France is making a strong and surprising bid to assume a central leadership role in fixing the hot mess otherwise known as the internet. Following a weekend-long tribute to the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I that drew […]

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France Finance Minister: Europe Must Become an ‘Empire’ to Compete with U.S., Vows to Defy Trump’s Iran Sanctions

France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has called for Europe to become an “empire” to compete with the United States after the country’s President Emmanuel Macron called for an EU army to defend against the NATO ally. “It’s about Europe having to become a kind of empire, as China is. And how the U.S. is,” Mr […]

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The Struggle to Stay Human Amid the Fight

I watched Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece “Paths of Glory” last weekend, prompted by all the World War I centenary tributes. Set in the trenches near the end of the war, it’s a movie about a man who tries to maintain his integrity and his faith in humanity amid the stupidity, futility, […]

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Gérald Bloncourt, Haitian Photographer and Activist, Dies at 91

Gérald Bloncourt, who after being expelled from Haiti for his role in antigovernment protests in 1946 went to Paris and turned his zeal for social justice into photography that captured the humanity of immigrants and factory workers, died on Oct. 29 in Paris. He was 91. His wife, Isabelle Bloncourt-Repiton, […]

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Fashion Notes: Melania Trump Weathers the Paris Storm in Dior High Fashion

First Lady Melania Trump weathered the Paris storm on Sunday in a high fashion ensemble fit for the pages of French Vogue. Mrs. Trump stunned at the Chateau de Versailles in Versailles, outside of Paris, while attending the commemoration ceremonies for the ending of World War I. In a high fashion, Christian Dior grey dress from […]

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France’s Mayors, Feeling the Pinch, Lead a Quiet Rebellion and Quit

SAINT-SEINE-SUR-VINGEANNE, France — As mayor of this postage-stamp village deep in Burgundy, France, Louis Gentilhomme presided over a small but seemingly idyllic patch. The loudest noise on a recent day was the autumn breeze whistling in the trees. There were a few streets of stone houses, a 13th-century church, one […]

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Trump Pays Tribute to ‘Great Warriors’ Who Fell in First Word War at Rain-lashed Armistice Centenary

(AFP) — President Donald Trump paid tribute to the “great warriors” who died in World War I as he visited a U.S. cemetery in France, a day after drawing fire for cancelling a similar trip due to bad weather. Speaking at Suresnes cemetery in the western Paris suburbs Trump hailed the “great warriors who gave […]

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World Leaders Late for Armistice Centenary after Feminist Protesters Disrupt Trump Motorcade

PARIS (AP) — The feminist activist group Femen has claimed responsibility for topless protesters who disrupted U.S. President Donald Trump’s motorcade on its way to a ceremony commemorating the end of World War I. One woman easily breached tight security along the Champs-Elysees avenue, walking on the midst of the motorcade and shouting “fake peace […]

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Trump Meets With Macron Amid Tension Over European Security

PARIS — President Trump and President Emmanuel Macron of France met on Saturday, seeking to restore a relationship that started out friendly only to turn sour in recent months amid the American leader’s complaints that Europe is taking advantage of the century-old trans-Atlantic alliance. Mr. Macron reassured Mr. Trump that […]

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News Analysis: Macron Hopes WWI Ceremonies Warn of Nationalism’s Dangers. Is Anyone Listening?

PARIS — All week President Emmanuel Macron toured France’s World War I memory trail. He visited the killing fields of Verdun, the vast ossuary at Douaumont and the monument to heroic African soldiers at Reims. Each stop made the same solemn point: Nationalism kills. It is a message Mr. Macron […]

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OnePlus 6T now on sale in Europe, here’s where you can buy it

Article Contents With its latest phone, OnePlus has graduated from ‘flagship on a budget’ to be a true contender for the best smartphone around. Check out Ryne’s review if you don’t believe me. Open sales started in the US several days ago, but it’s now available to buy in Europe too. Unlike in the US, […]

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Seven Wounded, Including Two British Tourists in Paris Knife Attack

Seven were wounded, four seriously, after an Afghan male went on a knife rampage in the 19th district of Paris late Sunday evening. The attacker, reported in French press to be a 31-year-old Afghan national male, started attacking passers-by outside a cinema around 11-pm local time on Sunday evening. Parisian district police launched an investigation […]

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Google Home Max available in UK, France, and Germany starting today

This might come as a surprise to some of you, but Google’s Home products aren’t available in very many countries. In fact, availability is actually fairly restricted, especially on the Home Max. Until May, the biggest Home speaker was only available in the US, though Canada and Australia have since joined the list. Now, the […]

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Lonely dolphin has humped so many tourists that a French town had to ban swimming with him

A tiny seaside town in northwestern France has been forced to warn locals and tourists against swimming in the ocean. What could possibly warrant such a prohibition? Perhaps there’s bacteria in the water, or maybe tourists were damaging an offshore reef? No, no, it’s just one particularly lonely, horny dolphin. The aquatic mammal’s name is […]

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Google France shuts down its Google+ page, asks users to follow it on Twitter and Facebook instead

No social network has been as equally loved and hated as Google+. Those who use it appreciate the tight community and fruitful discussions, those who don’t use it see no reason whatsoever to start doing so and deride its many shortfalls. Plus, both the spam propagation and the lack of meaningful development haven’t helped its […]

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