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Pharma giant Sanofi charged with manslaughter in birth defects drug scandal
Pharma giant Sanofi charged with manslaughter in birth defects drug scandal Sanofi stands accused of “involuntary manslaughter” over the devastating effects of its epilepsy drug Depakine, suspected of causing birth defects in thousands of children whose mothers took the medicine while pregnant. The French group has said it will appeal.
From rude to mince: 21 French 'false friends' that look English False friends alert! Spare yourself some embarrassment by checking that you know the true meaning of these English-looking words that mean something completely different in French.
France could face a runaway spread of Covid-19, science council warns
France could face a runaway spread of Covid-19, science council warns France could see a runaway spread of coronavirus, "at any moment" the government's COVID-19 scientific council warned on Tuesday as official data showed the first rise in intensive care patients since April. This in part due to reduced vigilance in terms of social distancing and mask-wearing.
Macron announces coronavirus bonus for France's homecare workers
Macron announces coronavirus bonus for France's homecare workers France's 320,000 homecare workers will be granted Covid-19 bonuses under a €160 million package unveiled by French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday.

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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,…