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People Are Cutting Off Their Hair to Soak Up the Mauritius Oil Spill

In an attempt to stave off ecological disaster, Mauritius residents are cutting off their own hair to soak up an oil spill that began off the coast of the island nation in late July.Read more...
Tags: Science, France, Oil, Oil Spill, Mauritius, Wetlands


Get your Ride On in Paris and France with new Zwift maps that are now open to all riders

Recently, Zwift held the first virtual Tour de France and l’Etape du Tour de France. Maybe you even watched some of the virtual racing or took part in the group rides. But I’m guessing I speak for many Zwift riders when I say that what I was really excited about, was the addition of new […] The post Get your Ride On in Paris and France with new Zwift maps that are now open to all riders appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: France, Sport, Cycling, Paris, Road Bike, Zwift, Training & Nutrition


The Guardian view on Channel migrants: shame on the scaremongers | Editorial

Ministers should respond with compassion and pragmatism to an upsurge in arrivals of small boats. Instead, we get histrionicsWhat do the images of cramped dinghies in the Channel make you feel when you see them? Or pictures of their passengers on the decks of grey Border Force vessels, or disembarking on beaches? More than 4,100 migrants and refugees have reached the UK this year so far in small boats, most of them arriving in Kent. Almost 600 arrived in a surge of crossings between Thursday and...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson, Kent, Border Force, Priti Patel


Boris Johnson accused of scapegoating migrants over Channel comments

PM accused of using ‘inaccurate’ language after describing crossings as ‘dangerous and criminal’Boris Johnson has been accused of scapegoating people who are risking their lives by crossing the Channel to seek asylum in the UK and using “inaccurate and inflammatory” language to describe their plight. Humanitarian groups and charities criticised the prime minister for describing the migrant crossings as “very bad and stupid and dangerous and criminal” on Monday. They urged the government to offer...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Migration, Home Office, Refugees, Royal Navy, Boris Johnson, Ben Wallace, Priti Patel


Coronavirus in Europe: France extends mask use as Greece says it is in second wave

WHO says virus has shown no seasonal pattern and tells western Europe to react fastCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFace masks have become compulsory in more than 100 Paris streets and tourist areas, Greece is “formally” in a second wave and new outbreaks are causing alarm in Italy and Spain as coronavirus infection continues to pick up again across Europe.Dr Mike Ryan, the head of the World Health Organization’s emergencies programme, said the virus had shown no seaso...
Tags: Europe, Greece, France, Germany, Spain, World news, Paris, Italy, Who, World Health Organization, Mike Ryan, Coronavirus outbreak


$300 million in aid pledge to help the survivors of massive Beirut explosion

Lebanon has a long, complicated history of pain, suffering, and mismanagement at the hands of oft-times self-serving oligarch government, their neighbors, and violent internal political movements. The country has been going through a financial meltdown over the past several years. This past July, the Lebanese pound was reported to have lost 80% of its worth.  Double-digit unemployment rates are making things worse. The nation's infrastructure, wholly inadequate for serving its people, routinely ...
Tags: Post, News, France, Bbc, Explosion, Beirut, Lebanon, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, International Aid, A drop in the bucket


Made in a Barn in France: Justine Lacoste’s Poetic White Porcelain

A self-taught ceramic artist, Justine Lacoste has a degree in anthropology, which, she says, trained her to pay attention to the tiniest details. Inspired by things such as pastry wrapper folds and the weave of a dish towel, her pieces have a poetry about them that has us enchanted. Photography by Epure-Justine Lacoste, unless otherwise noted. Above: After working for a series of potters and mold makers, Lacoste established her own studio, Epure, in a centuries-old barn on a farm in Charente-Ma...
Tags: Books, Canele, France, Vancouver, French, Ceramics, White, Tabletop, Tableware, Jean, Lacoste, Charente Maritime, Porcelain, Le Marché St George, Janaki Larsen, Isabelle Dubois Dumee


World Reacts With Alarm As US Tops 5 Million COVID Cases

ROME (AP) — With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe. Perhaps nowhere outside the U.S. is America’s bungled virus response viewed with more consternation than in Italy, which was ground zero of Europe’s epidemic. Italians were unprepared when the outbreak exploded in February, and the country still has one ...
Tags: Europe, News, France, China, Germany, US, America, Ap, Rome, Britain, United States, South Dakota, Italy, States, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


A global look at pandemic-driving decarceration realities

Vice has this notable new piece headlined "COVID Has Reduced Prison Populations Around the World—Creating a Rare Chance to Fix the System."  The subheadline summaries its coverage: "The United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Europe have all reported significant decreases in prisoner numbers since the pandemic began.  Experts want it to stay that way." And here are excerpts: A number of countries — including the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia — have reported major decrease...
Tags: Europe, England, Law, Wales, Australia, France, United States, Italy, New South Wales, Associated Press, Victoria, Australian National University, Marshall Project, Bartels, United States the United Kingdom, Douglas A Berman


Thirty-year-old corpse discovered in cellar of €35m Paris mansion

Gruesome find halts work on restoring newly purchased complex in prestigious areaWork on restoring an abandoned €35m (£27m) mansion in one of the most prestigious areas of Paris has been suspended after the discovery of a corpse that had been decomposing in the basement for 30 years, local media have reported.Minutes from Les Invalides and the French prime minister’s official residence, and backing onto the former home of Yves Saint Laurent, the vast but crumbling complex at 12 rue Oudinot in th...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Paris, Les Invalides, rue Oudinot


Boris Johnson hints at law change to help deport migrants who cross Channel

Prime minister said crossing in small boats was a ‘dangerous and criminal thing to do’The prime minister, Boris Johnson, has branded attempts by people to cross the Channel in small boats a “very bad and stupid and dangerous and criminal thing to do” and hinted at changing the law to make deporting arrivals easier.Johnson’s comments came as a French politician warned the UK’s decision to send in the Royal Navy “won’t change anything” and a former Home Office official said he was sceptical of the...
Tags: Politics, UK, France, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Home Office, Refugees, Royal Navy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Ben Wallace, Priti Patel


Boris Johnson says crossing Channel in small boats 'dangerous and criminal'

PM hints at law change to make it easier to deport people who make dangerous voyageBoris Johnson has branded attempts by people to cross the Channel in small boats as a “very bad and stupid and dangerous and criminal thing to do” and hinted at changing the law to make it easier to deport such arrivals.Meanwhile a French politician has warned that the UK’s decision to send in the Royal Navy “won’t change anything”, and a former Home Office official has said he was sceptical of the plans. Continue...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Home Office, Refugees, Royal Navy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Ben Wallace, Priti Patel


Macron condemns 'cowardly' killing of aid workers in Niger

Jihadists suspected of attack that killed six French and one Nigerian aid workers and a guideEmmanuel Macron has condemned as “cowardly” the killing of seven aid workers – six French and one Nigerien – and a guide by suspected jihadists at a wildlife reserve in Niger.“Several of our compatriots and Nigeriens were cowardly murdered yesterday in Niger in a deadly attack,” the French president said in a statement posted on Twitter. “I share the pain of their families and loved ones. Some were hired...
Tags: Europe, France, Africa, World news, Niger, Macron


Vacation In the Luberon Region of Provence

As I mentioned in last week’s blog posts, I was on vacation. Vincent and I were invited by a couple that we know from Paris, he’s American, she’s French, to their house in the Luberon region of Provence.   We took the TGV from Gare de Lyon to Aix Provence, a three-hour train ride, and traveled with another couple who are mutual friends with the couple in the Luberon. I have only been to Provence once before about ten years ago to Egalieres, near Saint Remy, so this was a new part of Prove...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, John, Provence, Vincent, John Baxter, Gare de Lyon, Luberon, Richard Nahem, Gérard Mulot, Saint Remy, Paris Montmartre Saint Germain des Pres, Montmartre John, Luberon Region, Aix Provence


France helps hunt for killers of aid workers in Niger

Soldiers from France and Niger combed a giraffe reserve and surrounding areas on Monday for signs of the gunmen who killed six French aid workers along with their local guide and driver, a French military source said. Attackers on motorbikes ambushed the group on Sunday while driving through the reserve, a popular destination for expatriates 65 km (40 miles) from Niger's capital Niamey in an area considered safe by the government. Former colonial power France and other countries have warned pe...
Tags: News, France, Islamic State, Boko Haram, Niger, NIAMEY


France: Covid-19: Optimizing The Long-term Management Of The Crisis Thanks To The Collective Performance Agreement - Soulier Avocats

The French government immediately responded to the health crisis created by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic through situational tools allowing companies to quickly face this exceptional...
Tags: News, France


Q&A: what’s the real story behind recent UK refugee arrivals?

Britain takes in very few of the world’s asylum seekers and only a minority of them arrive by boatQ: Media reports suggest that many refugees are making a beeline for the UK. Is this correct?A: The UK is home to just 1% of the world’s 29.6 million refugees. Asylum seekers make up a very small percentage of overall migrants to the UK with study and work cited as the main reasons why people want to come to the country, according to research from Oxford’s Migration Observatory. Asylum applications ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Law, France, Iraq, European Union, UK News, World news, Iran, Immigration and asylum, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Migration, Oxford


As the people of Beirut clean up, France's Macron urges world leaders to come together for Lebanon

French President Emmanuel Macron urged everyone "to come together in support of Lebanon and its people," as he opened an international donors' conference Sunday, five days after the devastating explosion that ripped through Beirut.
Tags: News, France, Middle East, Beirut, Lebanon, Emmanuel Macron, Macron


1.5% of All Americans Have Been Infected With Coronavirus - 5 Million Cases (slashdot)

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hit 5 million on Sunday, reports the Associated Press, "by far the highest of any country..." "The failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe." Perhaps nowhere outside the U.S. is America's bungled virus response viewed with more consternation than in Italy, which was ground zero of Europe's epidemic. Italians were unprepared when the outbreak exploded in February, and the co...
Tags: Europe, News, France, Germany, America, Rome, United States, Italy, Associated Press, Don, John Hopkins University, EditorDavid, Lake Bracciano, Patrizia Antonini, Johns Hopkins University Health


TB vaccine research could benefit the elderly and diabetics

A study of older mice with type 2 diabetes has yielded highly promising results for researchers investigating potential new vaccines for tuberculosis (TB). A team of researchers from Australia, Bangladesh and France investigated a potential vaccine, BCG::RD1, and found it highly protective when administered directly into the lungs of diabetic mice, which were then exposed to TB.
Tags: Science, France, Australia Bangladesh


US tops 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases, to Europe’s alarm

By NICOLE WINFIELD and LISA MARIE PANE ROME (AP) — With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hitting 5 million Sunday, by far the highest of any country, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe. Perhaps nowhere outside the U.S. is America’s bungled virus response viewed with more consternation than in Italy, which was ground zero of Europe’s epidemic. Italians were unprepared when the outbreak exploded in F...
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Six French aid workers and two locals killed in ambush in Niger wildlife park

Emmanuel Macron’s office confirms six French volunteers with ACTED relief organisation died in attack on SundayGunmen on motorcycles killed six French aid workers, a Nigerien guide and a driver in a wildlife park in Niger on Sunday, officials said.The group were attacked in a giraffe reserve 65km (40 miles) from the west African country’s capital, Niamey, the governor of Tillaberi region, Tidjani Ibrahim Katiella, told Reuters. “They were intercepted and killed,” he said. Continue reading...
Tags: France, Africa, World news, Niger, Reuters, Emmanuel Macron, NIAMEY, Tillaberi, Tidjani Ibrahim Katiella


Macron pledges to continue fight against terrorism after seven aid workers murdered in Sahel

Emmanuel Macron has pledged to continue France’s fight against terror in the Sahel after seven aid workers — six French and one Nigerien — were murdered and set on fire by gunmen on Sunday in a wildlife reserve in the west African nation of Niger. “Several of our compatriots and Nigeriens were cowardly murdered yesterday in Niger in a deadly attack,” the French president said on Twitter. “I share the pain of their families and loved ones. Some were hired for the most altruistic of missions: to h...
Tags: Twitter, News, France, Islamic State, US, Al Qaeda, Niger, Emmanuel Macron, Sahel, Sahara, Macron, NIAMEY, Tillaberi, Kouré, Kadri Abdou, Association of Kouré


Coronavirus live news: UK daily infections pass 1,000 as Greece posts highest single rise

British economy to be officially declared in recession this week; fire at Indian hotel used a treatment facility; US passes 5m casesAmerica’s midwest braces for ‘unstoppable’ Covid-19 surgeUS coronavirus updates - live UK ministers reject weekly Covid testing in English schools Brazil scientist’s despair as coronavirus deaths hit 100,000Is generational coronavirus tension real? 6.29pm BST Despite international tourism facing its worst crisis since records began, Saudi Arabia has agreed with ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Greece, France, Saudi Arabia, US, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Accor, Brazil, Reuters, Royal Commission, Sud Ouest, Coronavirus outbreak


As the people of Beirut clean up, France's Macron urges world leaders to come together for Lebanon

French President Emmanuel Macron urged everyone "to come together in support of Lebanon and its people," as he opened an international donors' conference Sunday, five days after the devastating explosion that ripped through Beirut.
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As people of Beirut clean up, France's Macron urges leaders to come together

French President Emmanuel Macron urged everyone "to come together in support of Lebanon and its people," as he opened an international donors' conference Sunday, five days after the devastating explosion that ripped through Beirut.
Tags: News, France, Stories, Beirut, Lebanon, Emmanuel Macron, Macron


Froome finishes 26 minutes behind Tour rival Bernal as Roglic wins Tour de l'Ain

Chris Froome finishes the Tour de l'Ain 26 minutes behind Tour de France rival an Ineos team-mate Egan Bernal.
Tags: News, France, Chris Froome, Ineos, Bernal


1.5% of All Americans Have Been Infected With Coronavirus - 5 Million Cases

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. hit 5 million on Sunday, reports the Associated Press, "by far the highest of any country..." "The failure of the most powerful nation in the world to contain the scourge has been met with astonishment and alarm in Europe." Perhaps nowhere outside the U.S. is America's bungled virus response viewed with more consternation than in Italy, which was ground zero of Europe's epidemic. Italians were unprepared when the outbreak exploded in February, and the co...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, America, Tech, Rome, United States, Italy, Associated Press, Don, John Hopkins University, Lake Bracciano, Patrizia Antonini, Johns Hopkins University Health


Beirut explosion: Aid summit opens with Macron call for quick action

The French president spoke at an online emergency summit organised by France and the UN.
Tags: News, France, Beirut


UK steps up plans to tackle migrant Channel crossings with new commander

Britain appointed a commander on Sunday to lead its response to illegal small boat crossings across the Channel and said it was exploring tougher action after a spate of migrant arrivals. On Sunday, the UK's Border Force said it was dealing with "ongoing small boat incidents" off the coast of Kent in southern England, 33-km (21-mile) across the Channel from France. Interior minister Priti Patel said the UK was working to make the Channel route "unviable" and named Dan O'Mahoney, a former Royal...
Tags: UK, England, News, France, Britain, Kent, Interior, Border Force, Priti Patel, Royal Marine, Dan O Mahoney