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Arts Jun 22Luxury fashion brands forced to confront racism in the industry
Luxury fashion got a whole lot of blowback when the brands lined up social media posts to show solidarity with Black Lives Matters protests.
World Apr 04Knifeman in southern France kills 2 in attack on passersby
A man wielding a knife attacked residents venturing out to shop in a town under lockdown south of the French city of Lyon Saturday, killing two people and wounding others, prosecutors said.
Health Mar 16France to ‘strongly reduce’ movement to slow spread of novel coronavirus
He says residents will only be permitted to leave their homes for necessary trips such as going to work or the supermarket.
Arts Mar 02Ecology and kinetic styles grace Paris Fashion Week shows
Here are some highlights of fall-winter 2020 shows.
World Dec 22Notre Dame fire wakes the world up to dangers of lead dust
It took a blaze that nearly destroyed Paris’ most famous cathedral to reveal a gap in global safety regulations for lead, a toxic building material found across many historic cities.
World Dec 20Notre Dame Cathedral to miss first Christmas in centuries
Notre Dame kept Christmas going even during two world wars — a beacon of hope amid the bloodshed. It was an accidental fire in peacetime that finally stopped the Paris cathedral from celebrating Midnight Mass this year.
World Dec 11French government ups retirement age as strikes grind on
Major unions were quick to reject government proposals and vowed to strike on.
World Dec 05Paris police arrest scores amid strike over pension reform
Police said 65,000 people took to the streets of the French capital, and over 800,000 nationwide.
Economy Jul 17U.S. objects to France’s tax on tech giants
The tax on Facebook, Google and other U.S. tech giants, has provoked a strong rebuke from the White House, which said it could lead to U.S. tariffs on French imports.
World Apr 17Doubts rise over Macron’s 5-year plan to rebuild Notre Dame
Nearly $1 billion in donations have poured in for the vast restoration of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral — but a pledge by French President Emmanuel Macron that it will be completed within five years was facing accusations of being…