February 22, 2019

Jewish graves desecrated near Strasbourg in eastern France

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From BBC Some 80 graves have been desecrated with swastikas at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, local officials say. The damage was discovered on Tuesday, ahead of nationwide marches against a rise in anti-Semitic attacks. It occurred at a cemetery in the village of Quatzenheim, on the night of Monday into Tuesday, town hall […]

The Monte-Carlo International Circus must stop using wild animals

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by Steve Williams From Care2 The Monte-Carlo International Circus has evolved over the years in many ways—except for its use of wild animals, and that has to end. Called ”the biggest circus festival in the world“, the Monte-Carlo International Circus is an annual event that runs at the Chapiteau de l’Espace Fontvieille in Monaco, this year […]

Translating cultures: French Caribbean history, literature and migration

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From British Library On 24 September 2018, the British Library welcomed a galaxy of leading specialists to a study dayaddressing the history, literature and arts of the French Caribbean and its diaspora. The day kicked off with a comparative overview of Francophone and Anglophone Caribbean colonisation and post-war migrations by keynote speaker Professor H. Adlai Murdoch. French […]

Severity of Alzheimer’s can vary by season

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From Newsmax The thinking ability of people with Alzheimer’s disease changes depending on the season, researchers report. These patients are better in the late summer and early fall than in the winter and spring, according to the analysis of data on nearly 3,400 Alzheimer’s patients in the United States, Canada and France. “There may be […]

Béziers train poster: French court clears controversial ad

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From BBC A French court has ruled that posters showing a woman tied to train tracks did not promote violence against women. The posters were put up around the town of Béziers last December to celebrate the arrival of high-speed TGV trains. They carried the caption: “With the TGV, she would have suffered less.” The […]

Royal Caribbean is turning 50 years old. Here’s how they plan to celebrate

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From Sun Sentinel Royal Caribbean turns the big 50 next year. To celebrate, the cruise ship company based in Miami is throwing a “50 Years Bold Birthday Cruise” which will be aboard its new Symphony of the Seas — the largest cruise ship in the world — on Nov. 2. 2019. The seven-night Caribbean cruise, […]

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: Suspect in custody, 10 dead

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From Newsmaz People with knowledge of the investigation are telling The Associated Press that at least 10 people have died in the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Authorities say the gunman opened fire during a baby naming ceremony Saturday morning at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood. Six people were wounded, […]

Italy’s far-right in fury after France caught dumping migrants

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AFP From DAWN ROME: Italy’s far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Tuesday hit out at President Emmanuel Macron after French police were caught committing the “unprecedented offence” of dumping migrants in Italian woods. Salvini, also deputy prime minister and head of the anti-immigrant League party, on Monday demanded a “clear response” after French authorities admitted […]

‘I leave the car at home’: how free buses are revolutionising one French city

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By Kim Willsher in Dunkirk From The Guardian UK One month after the French channel port of Dunkirk introduced free public transport for all, a small revolution is taking place. Two women, perfect strangers until now, are chatting across the aisle about nothing in particular. One admits she sometimes takes the bus “just for the […]

Visually impaired man removed from shop because of guide dog

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From BBC Video of a visually impaired man and his dog being ejected from a supermarket have caused a social media stir in France. Arthur Aumoite posted video online of his shopping trip to a Monoprix outlet in Marseille with his guide dog, Loya. The footage shows a staff member telling him that he and […]