“There's clearly a significant chance that it's going to come down on land,” astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell says about the Chinese rocket that is set to reenter Earth's atmosphere this weekend. “We’re starting to narrow down now where this thing might come down.” https://t.co/K4wkjObM7x The Riviera Reporter Retweeted
Napoleon fans outraged by horse memorialA 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.
Happy to announce that @EU_Commission has just approved a contract for guaranteed 900 million doses (+900 million options) with @BioNTech_Group @Pfizer for 2021-2023. Other contracts and other vaccine technologies will follow. The Riviera Reporter Retweeted
Fight to feminise French language enters new roundThe 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
How France will mark VE day on May 8thSaturday'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.
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
Paris Perspective #10: Lutetia and the foundations of empireFrom 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