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Did disgraced ex-minister de Rugy actually do anything wrong? Five days after the former ecology minister François de Rugy was forced to resign due to allegations that he had misused public money, two official investigations seem to suggest that he, in fact, did not.
Louvre museum removes Sackler name after opioid protests Paris's Louvre Museum has become the first major cultural institution to remove the Sackler family name from its premises after protests against the family blamed for the deadly opioid crisis in the United States.
Heatwave depresses French wine production Wine production in France this year will be down by between 6 and 13 percent compared to 2018, notably because of the ongoing heatwave, the agriculture ministry has said.
French wine production harmed by record heatwave Wine production in France this year will be down by between six and 13 percent over 2018, notably because of the ongoing heatwave, the agriculture ministry said Saturday.

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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,…