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In Our Paradise review – Bosnian sisters struggling to make it abroad in migrant tale

Claudia Marschal’s documentary about two sisters leaving the Balkans is short on the intimacy that film can deliver Featuring Indira and Mehdina, two Bosnian sisters who try to escape their life of poverty in their homeland, Claudia Marschal’s documentary observes the xenophobia and financial insecurity faced by immigrants from the Balkans, an area already troubled by a history of political turbulence. The “paradise” hinted at in the title, however, is a mirage, as the women and their families s...
Tags: Europe, Film, France, Germany, UK News, World news, Culture, Migration, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Balkans, Indira, Documentary films, Claudia Marschal, Mehdina, Germany Indira

Rebecca Hall’s ‘Passing,’ Cannes Winner ‘Titane’ Compete for Camerimage Award

Rebecca Hall’s deft directorial debut “Passing,” which competed for Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize and was acquired by Netflix, and Julia Ducournau’s sophomore feature “Titane,” winner of Cannes’ Palme d’Or and France’s entry in the International Feature Film Oscar race, have been selected to compete in a section devoted to up-and-coming directors at the 29th edition […]
Tags: News, France, Global, Netflix, Cannes, Rebecca Hall, Cannes Palme, Julia Ducournau, EnergaCamerimage Film Festival

Southern England hit by floods as Storm Aurore arrives from France

Essex fire service receives more than 120 calls, as Met Office warns unsettled weather likely to continueEmergency services have received a high number of calls from people reporting flooding after southern England was hit overnight by heavy rain and strong winds from a storm moving in from France.The Met Office issued a yellow rain warning covering most of southern England for Wednesday night and into Thursday, meaning people living there could experience transport delays, flooding and power is...
Tags: England, France, UK News, Flooding, Met Office, Essex, UK Weather, Aurore

Global Bioenergies makes advances on bio-based isobutene

In France, Global Bioenergies has made major advances in its process for converting plant-based feedstocks into isobutene. The resulting improved performance will speed up penetration of the cosmetics market over the next few years and allows to target production costs that would make this process the world leader for converting industrial sugars into biojet fuel.   Since 2019, Global Bioenergies has focused on cosmetics applications for its process, isobutene derivatives being an important inp...
Tags: France, Reims, Global Bioenergies, Fuels, Isobutene, Pomacle

5 Frances McDormand Movies To Stream After The French Dispatch

Wes Anderson's newest movie, "The French Dispatch," hits theaters this week. /Film's own Hoai-Tran Bui wrote of the movie in her review: "'The French Dispatch' is so breathlessly stylized that one might accuse it of being airless and emotionally inert (and indeed, many have). But that's not the case at all." The story of an American magazine in a fictional French city boasts a dynamite ensemble cast featuring Anderson staples like Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Edward Norton, and W...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, France, Frances Mcdormand, Wes Anderson, Scarlett Johansson, William, Fargo, Anderson, Martin Mcdonagh, Coen Brothers, Elaine, Holly Hunter, Julian, Abby, Mildred

A Fashion Filled French-Inspired Editorial at Chateau Rose

Inspired by Marie Antoinette and haute couture, this editorial at Chateau Rose was made for the fashion lover. Lush and romantic flowers infused with modern touches, designed by Ellamah, help to transport us from California to France where Christine Donee Photography creative directed and artfully photographed a day filled with endless elegance. With not one but three luxurious looks, you're going to want to swoon over every last detail in the full gallery.Continue reading on Style Me Pretty
Tags: Fall, California, France, Wedding, Photo shoot, The Blog, Marie Antoinette, Lush, Wedding Style, Seasonal Wedding Trend, Ellamah, Chateau Rose, Christine Donee Photography

White truffles are in short supply due to climate change and expanding wine production, and prices are skyrocketing to as much as $5,000 a pound

Giorgio Perottino/Getty Images for Ente Fiera Internazionale del Tartufo Bianco d' Alba White truffle prices are soaring to as much as $4,950, Bloomberg reports. The price hikes are due to climate change and expanding vineyards taking over truffle habitats. Truffles are one of the world's most expensive foods because they're rare and challenging to grow. Your plate of pasta with white truffles could get a lot more expensive this fall. According to Bloomberg's Kate Krader, ...
Tags: Climate Change, France, Trends, Bloomberg, Retail, Shortages, Truffles, Expensive Food, Chefs Warehouse, Avery Hartmans, Kate Krader, Charlie Floyd, Price Hikes, Giorgio Perottino Getty, White truffles, Urbani Truffles

European Union: SPAC: New Trends In France And Europe - Winston & Strawn LLP

After a record year in 2020 and the first semester of 2021 that was even better, the U.S. market of special purpose acquisition companies (SPAC) has been slowing down for several months.
Tags: News, France, European Union, SPAC, Strawn LLP, Europe Winston

French Trailer for Provocative 'Pleasure' Film Made by Ninja Thyberg

"Do you know what you're here for?" The Jokers distribution in France is opening this film in theaters in France starting today - October 20th. The film initially premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to a number of rave reviews (ours included). Pleasure is an extremely explicit journey deep in the pornography industry in Los Angeles, a story about a young Swedish woman who thinks she can make it big in the industry and heads to Los Angeles. But she learns there's ma...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, France, US, Los Angeles, Indies, To Watch, Ninja Thyberg, Sofia Kappel, Jason Toler

Russian inmate who leaked torture videos alleges death threats

Sergey Savelyev is seeking asylum in France after he leaked videos showing abuse in Russian prisons.
Tags: News, France, Sergey Savelyev

Valbuena felt ‘in danger’ over sex tape, Benzema trial hears

Versailles (France) (AFP) – Former France international Mathieu Valbuena told a court Wednesday he “felt in danger” after being targeted in a blackmail attempt involving a sex tape over which his former teammate, Real Madrid... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: France, Sport, Soccer, Mathieu Valbuena, Afp, Benzema, Valbuena, Versailles France, Real Madrid Visit

France to Announce Sanctions Amid Fishing Dispute With UK

France says it will announce potential sanctions over energy prices and trade “by the end of the week” in its fishing dispute with the United Kingdom.
Tags: UK, France

Barnier Talks Tough on Immigration in Quest for France's Centre-Right Presidential Ticket

By Elizabeth PineauPARIS (Reuters) - Europe's former chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, now seeking the centre-right ticket in France's 2022...
Tags: France, Brexit, Michel Barnier, Centre Right Presidential Ticket, Elizabeth PineauPARIS Reuters Europe

Rugby League: England name inexperienced squad to face France

England head coach Shaun Wane names eight uncapped players in an inexperienced side for their autumn international against France on 23 October.
Tags: England, News, France, Rugby league, Shaun Wane

#Saudi Solar Prices Surge Amid Silicon-Supply Crunch - Bloomberg

Saudi Solar Prices Surge Amid Silicon-Supply Crunch - Bloomberg Bid prices to develop Saudi Arabia’s latest round of solar-power projects rose substantially from earlier this year, underscoring how soaring panel costs are hitting the renewable-energy industry.China’s JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited submitted the lowest shortlisted offer to generate electricity from a 300-megawatt plant, according to a document on the Saudi Ministry of Energy’s website. At 1.48 cents a kilowatt-hour, it was ...
Tags: Travel, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Bloomberg, Abu Dhabi, Masdar, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Acwa Power International, Saudi Ministry of Energy, JinkoSolar Holding Company Limited, TotalEnergies SE Riyadh

Real Madrid star Benzema on trial in sex tape case

Versailles (France) (AFP) – Real Madrid star Karim Benzema went on trial in France on Wednesday accused of complicity in the attempted blackmail of former international teammate Mathieu Valbuena who said he felt “in danger”  in a case known as the “sex tape affair”. Benzema, 33, is suspected of helping a group of alleged blackmailers approach Valbuena in 2015, in an attempt to extort money that rocked the French national side. The 33-year-old France striker, who scored the fifth and final goal ...
Tags: France, Sport, Soccer, Marseille, Paris, Real Madrid, Champions League, Olympiakos, Shakhtar Donetsk, Karim Benzema, Mathieu Valbuena, Kiev, Afp, Versailles, Benzema, Valbuena

Nicolas Sarkozy ordered to testify in former aides’ trial

Former French president told he must appear in trial over misuse of public funds to finance opinion pollsFrance’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been ordered to testify in the trial of one-time aides and allies who are accused of misusing public money to finance opinion poll contracts, a judge has ruled.Sarkozy was at the Élysée Palace at the time and has presidential immunity in this specific case but had said he would not appear in court as a witness. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Nicolas Sarkozy, Elysee Palace, Sarkozy

Miss France pageant faces lawsuit over 'discriminatory' entry requirements

Miss France, the country's 101-year-old beauty pageant, is being sued by a feminist activist group over alleged discriminatory entry requirements.
Tags: News, France, Stories

Miss France pageant faces lawsuit for requiring all contestants to be at least 5-foot-5, unmarried and child-free

Miss France, the country's 101-year-old beauty pageant, is being sued by a feminist activist group over alleged discriminatory entry requirements.
Tags: France, Cnn

Real Madrid star Karim Benzema goes on trial in sex tape case

French player accused of ‘complicity’ in alleged plot to extort money from former teammate Mathieu ValbuenaA trial is under way of the French international footballer Karim Benzema who is accused of involvement in an alleged attempt to blackmail a former teammate with a sex tape.The Real Madrid striker is accused of “complicity” in the alleged targeting of Mathieu Valbuena, who plays for the Greek Super League club Olympiacos. Investigators claim Benzema encouraged midfielder Valbuena, 37, to pa...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Real Madrid, Karim Benzema, Greek Super League, Mathieu Valbuena, Benzema, Valbuena, Mathieu ValbuenaA

Panda pride for France’s Kylian Mbappe

Tours (France) (AFP) – French footballer Kylian Mbappe will act as godfather to the twin pandas recently born at Beauval zoo, the animal park authorities said on Wednesday. Chinese Olympic diving gold medallist Zhang Jiaqi... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: France, Sport, Soccer, Afp, Kylian Mbappe, Beauval, Zhang Jiaqi Visit

The Beautifully Illustrated Atlas of Mushrooms: Edible, Suspect and Poisonous (1827)

Two centuries ago, Haiti, “then known as Saint-Domingue, was a sugar powerhouse that stood at the center of world trading networks,” writes Philippe Girard in his history of the Haitian war for independence. “Saint-Domingue was the perle de Antilles… the largest exporter of tropical products in the world.” The island colony was also at the center of the trade in plants that drove the scientific revolution of the time, and many a naturalist profited from the trade in slaves and sugar, as did pla...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Books, College, France, History, Emily Dickinson, Haiti, Caribbean, Napoleon, Flores, Port Au Prince, Domingue, Flora, Josh Jones, Jean Jacques Dessalines

France: New FCA Guidelines On Fines: Minor Changes That Could Lead To Higher Fines - Bird & Bird

These new guidelines further harmonise the method for calculating fines amongst European Competition authorities.
Tags: News, France

Brave Browser Says Goodbye to Google As Default Search Engine, Replaces With 'Privacy-Preserving' Brave Search

The increasingly popular privacy-focused browser Brave is officially saying goodbye to Google as its default search engine, replacing the world's most popular search engine in favor of "Brave Search," the company announced in a blog post. Brave Search is Brave's answer to customers wanting a "privacy-preserving" search engine, and it's built using Brave's own "independent index, and doesn't track users, their searches, or their clicks." Brave users in the United States, United Kingdom, and Ca...
Tags: Google, France, Germany, Canada, Brave, United States United Kingdom, Brave Search, Google Brave Search

Real Madrid star Benzema on trial in sextape case

Versailles (France) (AFP) – Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema goes on trial in France on Wednesday accused of complicity in the attempted blackmail of former international teammate Mathieu Valbuena, a case known as the “sextape... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: France, Sport, Soccer, Real Madrid, Karim Benzema, Mathieu Valbuena, Afp, Benzema, Versailles France AFP Real Madrid

‘De Gaulle’ Review: Tedious and Cliché-Ridden Historical Drama Is Unworthy of Its Iconic Subject

France’s heroic leader Charles de Gaulle might have lent his name to airports and famed metropolitan intersections as one of the previous century’s most pivotal political figures. But save for a TV film here and a documentary there, he surprisingly has never been granted a major biopic of his own before. In that regard, writer-director […]
Tags: Reviews, News, France, Charles de Gaulle, de Gaulle, Lambert Wilson, Gabriel Le Bomin

‘Climate change is hitting us’: French beekeepers expect worst honey harvest in half a century

Bad weather hits production across Europe as flowering seasons become earlier and shorterFrench beekeepers expect their worst harvest in decades as unseasonably cold and wet weather due to climate change has prevented bees from producing honey.Beekeepers association UNAF said that based on information received from regional associations it expects the honey harvest for 2021 to come in at 7,000 to 9,000 tonnes, or about a third of the 2020 harvest. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Climate Change, France, Environment, Bees, Insects, UNAF

POTD: The FN SCAR-H PR has arrived in France

The French Army has been on a shopping spree including firearms from Glock, Heckler & Koch and FN Herstal. For their Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle, the choice landed on the FN SCAR-H PR and included 2,600 rifles equipped with high-end rifle scopes from Schmidt & Bender with clip-on night sights. If you want to learn more about the […] Read More … The post POTD: The FN SCAR-H PR has arrived in France appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, France, DMR, FN Herstal, French Army, Photo of the Day, Schmidt Bender, PGM Précision, S&B 1-8x24 PM II ShortDot Dual CC, MIL/LE, SCAR-H PR, Low Power Variable Optic, Glock Heckler Koch

Brave Removes Google as its Default Search Engine

As Paul Thurrott reports, Brave is removing Google Search as its default search engine. From the report: Going forward, the Brave web browser will default to Brave Search. "Brave Search has grown significantly since its release last June, with nearly 80 million queries per month," Brave CEO and co-founder Brendan Eich says. "Our users are pleased with the comprehensive privacy solution that Brave Search provides against Big Tech by being integrated into our browser. As we know from experience in...
Tags: Google, France, Germany, Google Search, Tech, United Kingdom, Brave, Brendan Eich, United States Canada, Paul Thurrott, Brave Search, Brave Search Brave Search

Benzema scores in Real rout on eve of his trial

Paris (AFP) – Real Madrid thrashed Shakhtar Donetsk 5-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday as Karim Benzema scored on the eve of his trial in France on charges of complicity in blackmail. A first-half... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: France, Sport, Soccer, Paris, Shakhtar Donetsk, Karim Benzema, Afp, AFP Real Madrid