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Bristish Prime Minister Theresa May survived a vote of no confidence in her government Wednesday and immediately embarked on cross-party talks to try to salvage a Brexit deal for the U.K. https://t.co/2i4ORQy2IM
French govt calls for scandal-hit Ghosn to be replaced as Renault boss https://t.co/St5Kx3FXwb

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French govt calls for scandal-hit Ghosn to be replaced as Renault boss The French government on Wednesday called for former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, who has spent the last two months in Japanese custody, to be replaced as chief executive of carmaker Renault.
Eye on France: May's Brexit battering stuns Europe Europe in general and France in particular are in a state of shock following yesterday’s vote in the House of Commons to reject Theresa May’s proposals on the terms under which Great Britain will leave the European Union.
UKIP leader joins Marine Le Pen's far-right EU group The head of British eurosceptic party UKIP and two more of its MEPs have joined a European parliamentary group led by French far-right leader Marine Le Pen's National Rally.
Weedkiller Roundup banned in France after court ruling French authorities on Tuesday officially forbid the sale of a form of controversial weed-killer Roundup following a court ruling that regulators failed to take safety concerns into account when clearing the widely used herbicide.

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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,…