December 10, 2018

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 […]

French President Emmanuel Macron under fire for Caribbean photograph

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From 9 news Au French President Emmanuel Macron has come under attack from far-right leader Marine Le Pen over a photograph taken during his visit to the Caribbean last week. The photo emerged on social media showing Macron with the two young men, one of whom made a rude gesture; the other has a prior […]

Poetry and natural beauty on the Island of Guadeloupe

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By Steve Bergsman Travel Writers From Creators.Com As my wife and I stood at the edge of the Guadeloupe rainforest contemplating the hike to a waterfall, a well-traveled car pulled up alongside us. Luckily the man behind the steering wheel spoke English — after all, Guadeloupe is a French-speaking island in the southern Caribbean. So […]

The Great Shellfish Showdown between Britain and France today is a sign of Brexit disasters to come

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By Caitlin Morrison From The Independent The nightmare ‘no deal’ scenario of miles-long customs queues could turn into something even worse – a kind of Wacky Races free-for-all as lorry drivers try to force each other off the roads The rivalry across the Channel is always simmering. It flares up periodically – during the World […]