Tag Archives: France

07May/17

Who will be the future French president’s new baguette supplier?

PARIS, FRANCE (MAY 4, 2017) (REUTERS) – The annual tasting for the title of Paris’s best baguette took place on Thursday (May 4), undertaken by a jury made up of city council members, the Elysee presidential palace’s head chef, Parisian residents and food bloggers.
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06May/17

France’s roller-coaster election campaign draws to close

NICE, FRANCE (REUTERS) – France’s 2017 election campaign has felled some of the biggest beasts in French politics, and left two relative outsiders competing for the top job — one who opposes globalisation and the EU, the other a total unknown to the general public the last time the country went to the polls.
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06May/17

France’s african, muslim and jewish communities express concern ahead of election

PARIS, FRANCE (MAY 5, 2017)(REUTERS) – The imminent French elections is the hot topic on the streets of Paris. In streets filled with African hairdressers, nail saloons with Asian staff and restaurants with exotic food, it might look like the trendiest hairdo is the main issue, below the surface emotions are simmering and about France’s next president – with many in France’s mixed communities hoping centrist Emmanuel Macron will beat far-right leader Marine Le Pen, whose speeches against immigration and in favour of an exit from the European Union attracted 21.4 percent of voters during the first round of France’s presidential election on April 27.
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06Feb/17

France’s scandal-hit Fillon fights on for presidency

French conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon is defending his past conduct in a scandal involving payments to his wife for work which a press report says she did not do, and says he will push on in his bid for the presidency. Mia Womersley reports. Continue reading

26Aug/16
the burkini swimsuit

French court to decide over ‘Burkini’ ban

France’s highest administrative court is set to make a preliminary decision on whether to temporarily uphold — or suspend — local beach bans on the Burkini, an all-body women’s swimsuit that’s at the center of a wider discussion over immigration, Islamophobia and security. Mana Rabiee reports.
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