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Are the Paris transport strikes really returning on Friday? Parisians breathed a huge sigh of relief at the start of this week when transport services finally went back to normal after seven weeks of strike disruption. But now unions are threatening to "completely block" transport on Friday. Here's what services are running.
Unions threaten 'black day' for transport in new pension battle Commuters in France faced further travel chaos on Friday as left-wing trade unions threatened to "completely block" public transport in protest over pension reforms, due to be presented to the Council of Ministers the same day.
Brexit: The Withdrawal Agreement won't stop Brits in France 'falling through the gaps' Researcher Michaela Benson has been studying the impact of Brexit on Britons in France. She tells The Local why the Withdrawal Agreement will do little to ease anxieties and says only time will tell how many Britons will "fall through the gaps" and perhaps end up living in France undocumented. Read More
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.

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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…
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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,…

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