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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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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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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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Spanish rail operator seeks to provide Channel tunnel service

Spain’s state-owned railway company Renfe plans to operate a new high-speed rail link between London and Paris, a move that would place it in direct competition with Eurostar. Renfe said he believed a competing channel tunnel service would be both “viable and profitable”, and added that he received early support from Channel Tunnel operator Getlink and of HS1, the British ...

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School immersion programs could help save the French language in northern Maine

Everyone spoke French in Madawaska. But not anymore. Northern Maine has long been the epicenter of Acadian French, a variation brought to the region by French immigrants in the 17th and 18th centuries. Now few Acadian children learn their ancestral language at home, and the dialect is on the way out in its last American stronghold. Bilingual French immersion programs ...

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France launches state-of-the-art military communications satellite – world

France has successfully launched a state-of-the-art satellite into orbit, designed to allow all French armed forces around the world to communicate quickly and safely. Paris created a space force command in July 2019, fearing that rival countries would invest heavily in space technology, seen as a new military frontier. The satellite “is designed to withstand military attacks from the ground ...

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France’s high rate of femicides pushes activists to urge change

PARIS – On the morning of September 6, a 38-year-old mother of four left her apartment in Montélimar, in south-eastern France, to go to work. A few minutes later, his neighbors, hearing screams, came out of their apartments to find his lifeless body in the hallway. In that brief interval, the woman’s ex-husband stabbed her around 30 times in the ...

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France offers motorists cash assistance to help pay for fuel

PARIS (AP) – French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Thursday announced that millions of low- and middle-income motorists will each receive 100 euros ($ 116) in one-time financial aid to help them cope with the rising prices of gasoline. Castex declared on TF1 that it was “an exceptional response to an exceptional situation”. The measure will affect around 36 million ...

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France gives Britain until November 1 to grant more licenses to its fishing fleet on pain of reprisals

France heats up fishing cold war giving Britain until November 1 to grant more licenses to its fishing fleet or face retaliation with threats to cut cross-Channel power lines Paris Maritime Minister Annick Girardin told the EU the UK has until November 1 France has tacitly threatened to cut power supply to UK and Jersey French boats were free to ...

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The French disruptor: the rise of Eric Zemmour shakes up the presidential election

Since Emmanuel Macron was elected French president in 2017, opinion polls predict that he will meet again with far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the second round of voting next year. But the emergence of an insurgent newcomer suddenly opened the race. Just six months away from the April elections, another far-right figure – anti-immigration polemicist Eric Zemmour – repeated ...

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