News in France

  • Life and Death at Charlie-Hebdo

    By Barbara Becquiot

    Though most Europeans have no idea who Charles “Sparky” Schulz was, his “Peanuts” characters are known all over the world.  Until Wednesday's events, French cartoonists  Bernard “Tignous” Verlhac, Jean “Cabu” Cabut, Georges Wolinski and Philippe Honore were pretty much unknown outside of France... except to those who were told to “hate” them.

    Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 January 2015 )
  • Op-Ed: Tough Days for France

    By Harriet Welty Rochefort

    It’s been a tough few weeks for France.

    On Wednesday, January 7, my husband stood transfixed in front of the television, muttering something about "some shooting somewhere in Paris."  Soon, it became more specific:  The shooting took place at the headquarters of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in the 11th arrondissement, not far from where we live.

    Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 January 2015 )
  • France Fends off Amazon

    By Anne McCarthy

    It seems that France is always in the midst of a fight or a strike or a plight: Metro strikes, working week laws, presidential affairs, or love lock regulations.

    Last Updated ( Friday, 11 July 2014 )
  • Gay Marriage in France: When Church and State Divorce

    By Barbara Becquiot

    As the French government prepares to introduce a bill in March 2013 legalizing both same sex marriage and adoption by gay couples, the Catholic Church in France is asking private schools to “debate” the issue with students. While many teachers concerned by such a debate are not necessary pleased by the Church’s proposal.

    Last Updated ( Saturday, 11 January 2014 )
  • Editorial: Paris Does Not Want or Need Skyscrapers

    By Mary Campbell Gallagher

    We'll always have Paris. Or will we? With only brief post-War exceptions, Paris has had height limits for hundreds of years. In 2008, however, ignoring the wishes of Parisians, the Paris City Council voted to raise the limits and to approve six skyscraper projects, and three are now in the planning stages. Meanwhile, polls show more than 60 per cent of Parisians opposing towers.

    Last Updated ( Wednesday, 24 October 2012 )
  • French Democracy Doorstopped

    By Robert Korengold

    How would you like to get an easy, on the spot look at French democracy in action?

    You won't have another chance for the next five years. With luck, particularly if you are in or near a  small French town or village, it only would take you about an hour or so and it would be an experience you'll  almost certainly remember for a long time.

    Last Updated ( Monday, 30 April 2012 )
  • Le Figaro in English France News of the Week for April 21

    By BP Editor

    Le FigaroNews of the Week in France by our news partner, LE FIGARO in ENGLISH: It is countdown week to the first round of the French presidential election: here is an overview of top news stories in France between April 13 and 20.

    Last Updated ( Sunday, 22 April 2012 )
  • Le Figaro in English France News of the Week for April 14

    By BP Editor

    Le FigaroNews of the Week in France by our news partner, LE FIGARO in ENGLISH: Death of a French Resistance hero and kizomba takes Paris by storm: here is an overview of top news stories in France between April 6 and 13.

    Last Updated ( Saturday, 14 April 2012 )
  • Le Figaro in English France News of the Week for April 7

    By BP Editor

    Le FigaroNews of the Week in France by our news partner, LE FIGARO in ENGLISH: Death of the reformer of France's elite university, tennis and taxes: here is an overview of top news stories in France between March 30 and April 6.

    Last Updated ( Saturday, 07 April 2012 )
  • Le Figaro in English France News of the Week for March 31

    By BP Editor

    Le FigaroNews of the Week in France by our news partner, LE FIGARO in ENGLISH: Merah’s murder footage is sent to the press and his body is refused by Algeria plus DSK’s lawyers argue diplomatic immunity: here is an overview of top news stories in France between March 23 and 30.

    Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 April 2012 )
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