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THE FRENCH RIVIERA'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWS MAGAZINE
THE FRENCH RIVIERA'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWS MAGAZINE

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The latest local and international news and information for expats in France, the French Riviera and the Côte d’Azur.
Napoleon fans outraged by horse memorial
Napoleon fans outraged by horse memorial A reproduction of the skeleton of Napoleon's favourite horse Marengo has been hung over the French emperor's tomb in Paris - to the outrage of his present-day fans as they commemorate 200 years since his death.
Liberian president's son gets suspended jail term in France for noisy parties
Liberian president's son gets suspended jail term in France for noisy parties George Weah Jr, the son of the Liberian president George Weah, has been handed a six-month suspended sentence for disturbing the peace and noise pollution at his home just outside Paris.
Fight to feminise French language enters new round
Fight to feminise French language enters new round The ongoing battle to make the French language kinder to women – or at least take better account of their existence in French society – lost some ground this week as France's education ministry came down against one form of gender-inclusive writing as an existential threat to the language of Read More
Three charged over planned terror attacks on masonic lodges in eastern France
Three charged over planned terror attacks on masonic lodges in eastern France Anti-terrorist police have charged three people for plotting to attack masonic lodges in eastern France.
What does the UK government's 'amber traffic light' mean for travel to France?
What does the UK government's 'amber traffic light' mean for travel to France? As the UK government prepares to allow travel again, France has been placed on the amber list - here's what it means for people travelling between France and the UK.
France charges three over neo-Nazi attack plot
France charges three over neo-Nazi attack plot Three members of a neo-Nazi group arrested in eastern France on suspicion of planning an attack on a masonic lodge have been charged, a judicial source said Saturday.
How France will mark VE day on May 8th
How France will mark VE day on May 8th Saturday's commemoration of the date that marks the end of World War II in Europe will be happening under strict Covid-19 health rules, but there will be events in France.
EXPLAINED: The European countries on England's 'amber' travel list and what that means?
EXPLAINED: The European countries on England's 'amber' travel list and what that means? In preparation for reopening travel, the UK government has published a "traffic light" system assigning a level of red, amber or green to every country in the world. Here's the situation for the nine countries covered by The Local.
Is France's Covid-19 vaccination campaign up to scratch?
Is France's Covid-19 vaccination campaign up to scratch? This week, we're putting the Focus on the French government's Covid-19 vaccination strategy, as it comes under criticism for a sluggish rollout. We're at an arts centre that has been converted into the largest of the 24 inoculation hubs in Paris. Every day, up to 1,000 people can be vaccinated at Read More
These are the French sectors recruiting this summer
These are the French sectors recruiting this summer From picking wine grapes in Bordeaux to waiting tables at a Parisian bistro, France is looking to hire hundreds of thousands seasonal and full-time workers in 2021.
Covid-19: France orders 10-day quarantine for arrivals from seven more countries
Covid-19: France orders 10-day quarantine for arrivals from seven more countries France has ordered a mandatory 10-day quarantine for arrivals from seven additional countries in a bid to control the spread of Covid-19, a government source told AFP on Friday.
Reader question: How do I get a French vaccination certificate and can I get one without a carte vitale?
Reader question: How do I get a French vaccination certificate and can I get one without a carte vitale? For those who want to travel this summer it looks like a vaccination certificate will be the must-have accessory, so can foreigners in France get hold of these if they're not yet registered in the French health system?
French PM to disburse €10million for police security following terrorist attacks
French PM to disburse €10million for police security following terrorist attacks France's Prime Minister Jean Castex announced this Friday that €10million would be spent on increasing security in police stations following fatal attacks in Rambouillet and Avignon. 
Macron calls on US and UK to stop blocking vaccine exports
Macron calls on US and UK to stop blocking vaccine exports French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday he was ready to discuss the issue of waiving Covid-19 vaccine patents but more important was the US and UK ending export restrictions on vaccines and their raw materials.
LATEST: France to impose strict quarantine requirements on arrivals from another seven countries
LATEST: France to impose strict quarantine requirements on arrivals from another seven countries The French government on Friday announced the extension of its 'red list' of countries from which all arrivals are subject to a compulsory, police-enforced quarantine.
From cluster to coronapiste: The new words entering the French dictionary
From cluster to coronapiste: The new words entering the French dictionary The health crisis has changed daily life in France in so many ways that it should come as little surprise that it has added an unusually high number of new words to the French language.
Refugees violating French values will be deported, Interior Minister warns
Refugees violating French values will be deported, Interior Minister warns France has warned that foreigners who are radicalised or disturb public order will lose their refugee status, as debate on immigration control intensifies following last month’s murder of a police worker near Paris.
Paris Perspective #10: Lutetia and the foundations of empire
Paris Perspective #10: Lutetia and the foundations of empire From garrisoned Roman outpost to modern European capital, Paris has had an eventful past. To understand its origins, Paris Perspective winds back the clock on the 2,000-year history of a city that started as a Celtic trading centre on a small island on the river Seine – before falling to the Roman legions under Julius Caesar's command. Read More

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