Monthly Archives: October 2021

The rise of the far right puts the Dreyfus affair in the spotlight in the race for the French elections | Emmanuel Macron

More than a century after being exonerated, Alfred Dreyfus, the Jewish army officer whose false conviction for treason sparked heated controversy, burst into the French presidential race amid far-right attempts to question his innocence. Emmanuel Macron personally inaugurated last week the first museum dedicated to the Dreyfus affair, a historical collection on display in the house of Émile Zola, the ...

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Biden tells Macron US is ‘awkward’ in Australian submarine deal – NBC10 Philadelphia

Working to work things out with a former ally, President Joe Biden told French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday that the United States had been “awkward” in handling a secret US-UK submarine deal with the United States. Australia, an agreement which left France in a bind. and shaken Europe’s faith in American loyalty. Biden and Macron greeted each other with ...

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Launch of Buzzworthy from The Citizenry, Commune’s collaboration with Kufri, and more

Product Preview is a weekly series highlighting the latest and greatest in the market. Check back every Friday for news and highlights. Fresh out of High Point, the gorgeous fall collections keep coming. From handcrafted table linens to outdoor-friendly side tables wrapped in whimsical (and weather-resistant) silicone cord fringes, here are some highlights from the latest set of releases. From ...

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Air France-KLM sees positive benefits on the transatlantic rebound

Basic earnings forecast for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year Third Quarter Core Profit Turns Into Profit Prompt handling of reservations when reopening in the United States Reduce your debt PARIS, October 29 (Reuters) – Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA) is expected to return to underlying profits this year, the Franco-Dutch airline group said on Friday, after a rebound in passenger ...

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The rise in the price of baguettes is fueling public unrest in France. As history shows, the government can’t just ask people to eat cake

In the current public unrest in France over the rising price of the baguette echoes what happened 232 years ago. At the time, the fact that a staple was sold out of reach of the masses led to the French Revolution and the dramatic and bloody collapse of the Ancien Régime. The situation is not so bad at the moment ...

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Reunion Island’s legacy still lives on in Dallas today

In the spring of 1855, a group of French, Swiss and Belgian settlers arrived on a piece of land west of the Trinity River in Dallas. These European immigrants had escaped the political revolutions of their country of origin and led by the writer Victor Considerant, intended to create a utopian socialist commune. This colony, called Reunion Island, lasted less ...

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Israel accepts 3,000 additional housing units for settlers

Israel accepts 3,000 additional housing units for settlers JERUSALEM – Israel on Wednesday approved about 3,000 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a day after the United States issued its toughest rebuke to date against such construction. This was the biggest announcement of settlement plans during the Biden administration. The plans were approved by a Defense Ministry committee, ...

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France seizes British fishing vessel without a license

France seized a British trawler fishing in its territorial waters without a license and issued a verbal warning to a second vessel amid a bitter dispute over access to fishing grounds after Brexit. The French Minister of the Navy Annick Girardin indicated on Twitter that the trawler had been diverted to the port of Le Havre under escort of the ...

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Two tiaras with a possible link to Empress Josephine of France could fetch $ 690,000 at Sotheby’s

Carnelian, enamel and gold tiara, circa 1808, estimate, £ 200,000-300,000 ($ 274,670 – $ 412,000) Sotheby’s Sotheby’s will offer two tiaras that would have belonged to Joséphine de Beauharnais (1763-1814), wife of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) and Empress of France. Although there is no definitive proof that these jewels belonged to Joséphine, the jewelery specialists at Sotheby’s and the auction house ...

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American pilgrimage through France in honor of unknown soldier of World War I ends in Paris

A member of the American Legion in France attends a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on October 26, 2021. The event marked a series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States grave in Arlington National Cemetery. (Alexander W. Riedel / Stars and Stripes) PARIS – ...

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