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Hundreds evacuated after Storm Gloria causes widespread flooding in south west France More than 1,500 people have been evacuated from their homes in south west France after Storm Gloria caused widespread flooding.
US-French tax truce a respite in tense relations with EU France will delay its tax on big tech firms like Google and Facebook in exchange for the United States's promise to hold off retaliatory tariffs — a potential sign of goodwill in the U.S. and European Union's increasingly tense relations over trade.
France and US agree to delay spat over tax on digital giants France and the United States have agreed a deal to end a row over taxing US digital giants such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple - the so-called Gafa tax - that could have sparked a trade war between the countries, finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Wednesday.
French word of the day: Larguer It’s a sign it’s time to dig out the full-fat ice cream and start singing Gloria Gaynor songs.

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in History and Traditions by Margo Lestz
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