October 19, 2018

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 […]

This small Caribbean island is waging a big war against plastic

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By Dominique Mosbergen From Huffington Post Dominica’s government plans to ban plastic and styrofoam food containers and utensils by 2019. The small Caribbean island of Dominica is taking a big stand against plastic waste. In what’s been described as one of the world’s most comprehensive plastic bans, Dominica intends to prohibit all commonly used plastic […]

Italy bridge: Genoa motorway collapse kills 35

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From BBC A motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa, killing at least 35 people as vehicles plummeted to the ground, emergency services say. Dramatic video footage captured the moment of the disaster when one of the huge supporting towers crashed down during torrential rain. Vehicles and debris fell 45m (148ft) […]

Destinations of the week 1

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RANKED: The 19 cheapest holiday destinations in Europe Part 1 By Alison Millington Mar. 24, 2018, 4:06 AM riga latvia This Latvian city came in third place, but which one came out on top?Roman Babakin / Shutterstock Eastern Europe offers some of the cheapest holiday destinations on the continent, according to the 10th annual City […]

Google builds its own subsea cable from the US to France

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By Frederic Lardinois From TechCrunch Google, like all major internet companies, often participates in building new subsea cables because it wants to own the connectivity between its data centers around the world. Those cables are typically built and owned by a consortium of companies (and sometimes shared by competitors). Now, however, Google is building its […]