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UN experts urge France to scrap its controversial security bill A group of independent United Nations experts on Thursday urged France to revise its controversial proposed security law, branding it "incompatible" with international human rights legislation.
Is the French government really proposing a complete ban on home-schooling? It's been slightly lost amid the many controversies around the bill, but France's proposed law to 'strengthen republican values' also contains some pretty radical ideas on home-schooling.
Covid-19: Forced to close, French ski resorts face 'catastrophe' as other nations keep slopes open
Covid-19: Forced to close, French ski resorts face 'catastrophe' as other nations keep slopes open A European dispute on the wisdom of opening ski resorts amid the Covid-19 pandemic has turned into a battle pitting France, Italy and Germany – whose slopes remain shut – against the defiant Alpine nations of Switzerland and Austria, backed by Spain.
The life of Valéry Giscard d'Estaing in bullet points
The life of Valéry Giscard d'Estaing in bullet points Former president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, who has died aged 94, brought a wind of change to French politics during his seven-year mandate in the 1970s, breaking with Gaullist conservatism that dominated France in the aftermath of World War II.

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Prints of Provence, fabrics on a marketstall

Prints of Provence: “Les Indiennes” colourful fabrics

in History and Traditions by Margo Lestz
How could a fabric that originated in India, was copied by Armenians and outlawed in France, become a symbol of Provence? The kaleidoscope of cotton fabrics that punctuate the Provençal markets today just seem to shout “southern France”. They are decorated with cicadas, olives and flowers in colours that reflect the local…
Mimosa ladies in a group

Mimosa Matters fundraising: past, present and future

in Community by Karen Hockney
Five years ago, Mimosa Matters started life as a conversation over coffee among a group of female expats who had all been touched by cancer and were keen to make a difference to the community they live in. Today, this association has raised almost a quarter of a million euros through a variety of innovative and fun events,…