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Mark Neville's semi-authentic portraits spotlight 'ecotopias' and a forgotten side of France

British photographer Mark Neville, shortlisted for the 2020 Deutsche Börse photography prize, began shooting portraits in the French region of Brittany in a funk at Britain's divisive Brexit referendum. But he emerged somewhere unexpected.
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Coronavirus: Iran disputes death toll in city of Qom – live updates

Health minister says 12 people have died and 66 been infectedIran denies cover-up after reports of 50 deathsChina postpones National People’s CongressStock markets slide amid fears spread could hit growthShare your experiences 12.14pm GMT In France, the government urged anyone who has visited Lombardy or Veneto –the two most affected regions in Italy – to wear face masks if they go outside, limit non-essential activities and take their temperatures twice a day.The French Health ministry issu...
Tags: France, China, World news, Iran, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Tehran, Lombardy, ILNA, Qom, China South Korea Singapore, Macao France, Coronavirus outbreak, Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani

France away from the crowds: 10 readers’ travel tips

Skiing, gorgeous gardens, atmospheric châteaux and villages feature among our tipsters’ discoveries, all linked by delightful wine and places to stayWe took a Eurostar then a train from Paris Gare de Bercy via Clermont Ferrand to Le Mont-Dore, a spa town at the source of the Dordogne river in the Massif Central. It’s certainly hidden France: we met no other Brits there earlier this month (February). There were only two runs open in this gem of a ski resort, so we walked through woods to an impre...
Tags: Travel, England, France, Top 10s, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Dordogne, Clermont Ferrand, Paris Gare de Bercy, Le Mont Dore, Liz Little

Brexit: France says it will not sign up to bad trade deal with UK just to meet Johnson's deadline - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenLabour leadership poll opens as Starmer promises jobs to rivalsPriti Patel bullying claims dismissed as ‘absolute nonsense’Starmer’s morning interviews - Summary 11.25am GMT Q: If the threat is low, why is the government buying millions of face masks?The spokesman says the UK government has been sending supplies to China, including 43,000 gloves, 37,000 medical and 2,500 face masks. 11.23am GMT Q: How many Britons are aff...
Tags: Politics, UK, France, China, UK News, Labour party leadership, Labour, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Patel, Starmer

Coronavirus: China postpones annual political assembly for first time in decades – live updates

Parliamentary session postponed due to coronavirus while Xi Jinping warns of impact on economy. Follow latest newsShare your experiences 9.02am GMT Renewed fears over the coronavirus outbreak have prompted steep falls on European stock markets – most notably in Italy, which has suffered the most serious outbreak outside Asia.The FTSE MIB stock market index in Italy has dropped by 4%. Shares on London’s FTSE 100 have fallen by 2.8%, more than 200 points. In Germany the Dax index is down by 3....
Tags: Asia, Europe, London, France, China, Germany, World news, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Coronavirus outbreak

La Fab Gallery

Iconic French fashion designer Agnes B. has always had a penchant for art. Way before Agnes Troublé became a designer, she graduated from Ecole du Louvre, majoring in art history, and was an intern at a gallery on Ave. Kleber when she was seventeen. Falling into fashion accidentally when Elle Magazine picked up on her savvy street style, she was an made a junior editor. Next she had freelance stints in the 1970s, designing clothes at various French fashion houses, before striking out in 1974 ...
Tags: Travel, New York, France, Paris, David Lynch, Elle Magazine, Martin Parr, Les Halles, George, PAUL, Gilbert, Jean Michel Basquiat, Harmony Korine, SOA, Nan Goldin, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits

France’s Curiosa Films, Wild Bunch Germany Team on ‘Charlotte’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Olivier Delbosc’s Paris-based company Curiosa Films is partnering with Wild Bunch Germany on “Charlotte,” a WWII-set film about the short and prolific life of the German-Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon, who died in Auschwitz in 1943 at the age of 26. “Charlotte” will be directed by Gilles Bourdos. His film “Renoir” played in Un Certain Regard […]
Tags: News, France, Germany, Paris, Berlin Film Festival, Charlotte, Renoir, Auschwitz, Curiosa Films, Claire Denis, Gilles Bourdos, Charlotte Salomon, Olivier Delbosc

France: Trade Negotiations For 2020 - Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

However, the scope of this article remained uncertain, despite a definition of FMCG as single-use, fast-moving and widely consumed goods.
Tags: News, France, Frankel LLP, Kramer Levin Naftalis

Exclusive: If Lebanon needs financial aid, France will be there, finance minister says

France is ready to support Lebanon financially - bilaterally or multilaterally - its finance minister said on Sunday, warning against mixing economic recovery in the small Mediterranean state with U.S.-led efforts to counter Iran in the region.
Tags: Money, France, Iran, businessNews, Lebanon, Mediterranean

No global digital tax by end-2020 would mean chaos - France

Failure to reach a global deal on where and how much to tax digital giants such as Google , Amazon or Facebook would result in many digital tax regimes emerging all over the world, France's Finance Minister said on Sunday.
Tags: Facebook, Money, France, businessNews, Google Amazon

Why did Chris Matthews say Bernie Sanders' win in Nevada is like the Nazi conquest of France?

“Why is Chris Matthews on this air talking about the victory [of] Bernie Sanders, who had kin murdered in the Holocaust, analogizing it to the Nazi conquest of France?” asked Anand Giridharadas of his fellow MSNBC colleague when he appeared on MSNBC’s AM Joy. From The Daily Beast: Matthews’ latest remarks have led to progressives calling on MSNBC to fire the veteran host. The Hardball anchor isn’t the only one who has found himself in hot water over his anti-Bernie rhetoric. MSNBC contributor Ja...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, France, Nevada, Msnbc, Godwins Law, Bernie Sanders, Bernie, Chris Matthews, Matthews, Jason Johnson, Anand Giridharadas

Scientists Found Breathable Oxygen In Another Galaxy For the First Time (slashdot)

Astronomers have spotted molecular oxygen in a galaxy far far away, marking the first time that this important element has ever been detected outside of the Milky Way. Motherboard reports: This momentous "first detection of extragalactic molecular oxygen," as it is described in a recent study in The Astrophysical Journal, has big implications for understanding the crucial role of oxygen in the evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, and life. Oxygen is the third most abundant element in the unive...
Tags: News, France, Spain, First Time, Wang, Astrophysical Journal, Markarian, BeauHD, IRAM, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Milky Way Motherboard, Junzhi Wang

Exclusive: If #Lebanon needs financial aid, France will be there, finmin says - Reuters

Exclusive: If Lebanon needs financial aid, France will be there, finmin says - Reuters:France is ready to support Lebanon financially - bilaterally or multilaterally - its finance minister said on Sunday, warning against mixing economic recovery in the small Mediterranean state with U.S.-led efforts to counter Iran in the region.“France always stands ready to help Lebanon. It has always been the case in the past and it will be the case in the future...” Bruno Le Maire told Reuters at the end of ...
Tags: Travel, France, Iran, Lebanon, Mediterranean, Reuters, Lebanon France, Bruno Le Maire, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

King of Manuscripts.

David Segal has a riveting account in the NY Times of Gérard Lhéritier, once called the “king of manuscripts” but now known as “the Bernie Madoff of France.” Excerpts from the beginning: PARIS — A letter from Frida Kahlo, signed and twice kissed with red lipstick, fetched just over $8,800. A page of scribbled calculations by Isaac Newton sold for about $21,000. A 1953 handwritten speech by John F. Kennedy took in $10,000. “Adjugé!” said a gray-haired auctioneer, over and over, as he gaveled awa...
Tags: France, Uncategorized, Paris, Linguistics, John F Kennedy, Isaac Newton, Times, Esquire, Frida Kahlo, Marquis de Sade, Bernie Madoff, David Segal, Aristophil, NY Times of Gérard Lhéritier, Lhéritier, Joel Warner

France Can’t See What’s Erotic About Two Women Falling For Each Other

This is the weirdest possible sentence to write, but director Céline Sciamma says that Portrait of a Lady on Fire isn’t considered erotic in, of all places, France. What? WHAT? Quoi?? Sciamma: “It’s a very bourgeois industry. There’s resistance to radicalism, and also less youth in charge. ‘A film can be feminist?’ They don’t know this concept. They don’t read the book. They don’t even know about the fact that ‘male gaze’ exists. You can tell it’s a country where there’s a lot of sexism, and a ...
Tags: Art, Media, France, Sciamma, Céline Sciamma, 02.21.20

Founder of French Charity Is Accused of Pattern of Abuse

The French-based charity, L’Arche International, revealed that its founder, Jean Vanier, had engaged in “manipulative sexual relationships” with women from 1970 to 2005.
Tags: News, France, Sex Crimes, Jean, Jean Vanier, Vanier, charity L'Arche International

MSNBC Analyst Calls Out Colleague Chris Matthews for Comparing Bernie’s Nevada Win to Nazi Invasion

MSNBC political analyst Anand Giridharadas called out his colleague Chris Matthews live on-air Sunday morning after the longtime MSNBC host likened Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ strong Nevada showing to France falling to the Nazis in World War II.As early results from Saturday’s Nevada caucuses showed Sanders held a massive lead and was primed for a huge victory, a deflated Matthews—who has been increasingly unhinged over the prospect of a Sanders nomination—made an eye-poppi...
Tags: Europe, New York, News, France, Nazis, Nevada, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Churchill, Sanders, Bernie, Chris Matthews, Matthews, Reid

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 23 February, 2020

A classic Triumph flat tracker from the race director of the Wheels & Waves festival, a Virago influenced by 90s Japanese import culture, and the latest oddity from Lazareth. Ducati Monster S4 by Barn Built Bikes Whether you leave them stock, sprinkle them with aftermarket parts or really got to town on them, old Ducati Monsters are cool. This 2002 Monster S4 used to fall into the second category; loaded up with bolt-ons, but without any serious fabrication work done. So the crew at Barn B...
Tags: California, France, US, Motorcycles, Ducati, Portland, Belgium, Honda, Volvo, Bsa, Biarritz, Yamaha, Gilles, Sean, Daytona, Alpina

MSNBC host urged to quit after comparing Bernie Sanders win in Nevada to Nazi invasion

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is under fire after comparing Bernie Sanders’ victory in the Nevada caucuses to the Nazi invasion of France in 1940.The ‘Hardball’ host is now under pressure to resign after invoking the historical comparison during an on-air conversation with Brian Williams.
Tags: News, France, Nevada, Msnbc, Bernie Sanders, Chris Matthews

After Bernie Sanders' landslide Nevada win, it's time for Democrats to unite behind him

No other Democrats can beat him at this point. Sill, the liberal establishment is still struggling to come to terms with Sanders’ inevitable nomination It was a landslide. Bernie Sanders had been expected to win the Nevada caucuses, but not like this. With just 4% of the vote in, news organizations called the race for Sanders, since his margin of victory was so large. Sanders has now won the popular vote in all of the first three states, and is currently leading in the polls almost everywhere e...
Tags: News, Putin, Washington Post, France, Elizabeth Warren, US, Joe Biden, Iowa, Warren, Amy Klobuchar, Las Vegas, Nevada, Nathan Robinson, Biden, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders

Founder of French Charity Is Accused of Pattern of Sexual Abuse

The French-based charity, L’Arche International, revealed that its founder, Jean Vanier, had engaged in “manipulative sexual relationships” with women from 1970 to 2005.
Tags: News, France, Sex Crimes, Jean, Jean Vanier, Vanier, charity L'Arche International

One idea, two cool things: desalinated water and renewable energy

The contraption, reminiscent of Rube Goldberg, would produce two of Southern California’s most precious and essential resources: water and electricity. The electricity would be renewable. And the drought-proof, desalinated ocean water could prove more environmentally friendly — and cheaper — than the water produced from three other desalters proposed for Southern California. The idea, developed by Silicon Valley-based Neal Aronson and his Oceanus Power & Water venture, caught the attention of th...
Tags: Japan, News, Navy, California, Mexico, France, Environment, Department Of Defense, Sport, Soccer, Chile, Switzerland, Silicon Valley, Chemical, Sonora, Orange County

Tsitsipas defends Marseille trophy, extends Auger-Aliassime title wait

Stefanos Tsitsipas successfully defended his Marseille title on Sunday with a straightforward victory over Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime. Greek star Tsitsipas eased to a 6-3, 6-4 win to leave Auger-Aliassime still waiting for his maiden ATP title after his fifth consecutive final defeat. Tsitsipas, who had arrived in southern France with a 3-4 losing record this season, enjoyed an emphatic return to form as he clinched his fifth ATP trophy.
Tags: News, France, Tennis, Marseille, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Tsitsipas, Auger Aliassime, Felix Auger

Authorities Stop Venice’s Famed Carnival Events in Effort to Contain Italy’s Spread of COVID-19

(CODOGNO, Italy) — Scrambling to contain the rapidly soaring number of new coronavirus infections in northern Italy, authorities on Sunday stepped up measures to ban public gatherings, including stopping Venice’s famed carnival events, which has drawn tens of thousands of revelers to a region that is now in the heart of the outbreak. “The ordinance is immediately operative and will go into effect at midnight,” announced Veneto regional Gov. Luca Zaia, whose area includes Venice. Carnival, w...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Milan, News, France, Uncategorized, Ap, Rome, Paris, Italy, Vatican, Venice, Lombardy, Italy France, Veneto, Le Parisien

Women's Six Nations: France's Cyrielle Banet and Marine Menager with two amazing tries

Watch as France's Cyrielle Banet and Marine Menager score two brilliant tries against Wales - one a superb solo effort and the other an example of fine team play.
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Six Nations 2020 Highlights: Wales 0-50 France

France dominate as they rack up 50 points in Cardiff to condemn Wales to a third Six Nations defeat.
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Six Nations 2020: Wales women suffer heavy defeat against France

France run riot in the second half to put 50 points past Wales and condemn them to a third defeat in the Six Nations.
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François Fillon goes on trial for embezzlement of public funds

Former French presidential candidate faces accusations of misusing over €1m to employ wife in allegedly non-existent roleFormer French presidential hopeful François Fillon will stand trial for embezzlement in the aftermath of a “fake” jobs scandal that destroyed his political career.Fillon, 65, who was on track to lead France in 2017, will appear in court with his Welsh-born wife, Penelope. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Nicolas Sarkozy, Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron, François Fillon, Fillon, Penelope Continue

Win in Cardiff took 'something special' - Edwards giving French defence a Welsh look

Former Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards' influence is clear as France "do something special" to triumph in Cardiff.
Tags: Wales, France, Cardiff, Rugby, Edwards, Shaun Edwards

Outcry after MSNBC host compares Sanders’ Nevada win to Nazi invasion

* Calls for firing of Chris Matthews after widespread anger * Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist is JewishMSNBC host Chris Matthews compared Bernie Sanders’ victory in the Nevada caucuses on Saturday to the Nazi invasion of France, spurring calls for his firing.“I was reading last night about the fall of France in the summer of 1940 and the general, Reynaud, calls up Churchill and says, ‘It’s over,’” Matthews said on air on Saturday night.“And Churchill says, ‘How can that be? You’...
Tags: Europe, News, France, Germany, New Hampshire, Iowa, Guardian, Nazi, Nevada, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Churchill, Sanders, Bernie