“This small city in northern France has few immigrants and little crime. But in the last local elections here, the candidate of the far-right National Front eliminated the standard-bearer of
Posts Tagged ‘France’
I was propelled into a reading and movie watching frenzy to make up for my sketchy knowledge of World War One after reading To End All Wars by Adam Hochschild.
From France and Colorado the warnings come: the wildflowers are in serious retreat. In France the cause appears to be intensive, chemical based, farming. In Colorado, the shifting of the
Monday night, October 17, was our last night in Paris, and as it happen, my birthday. Near the end of the must-do boat tour of the Seine after dark, we
Not finding this in the on-line US sites this morning, so I’ll contribute:
Of the remaining two candidates, François Hollande and Martine Aubry, Hollande, nicknamed Monsieur Normal, convinced a good percentage
I’m still in Paris. The headlines in Le Parisienne and the Herald Tribune both flew DSK’s [Dominique Staruss-Kahn] escape from criminal charges for an alleged rape of a French woman,
Sunday was voting day for the Socialist party in France. We didn’t see lines at polling places but apparently the 1 million turn-out made it a happy day for the party. It
Immigration is big in the news these days – mostly the opposition to it– around the world. It is absolutely the case that most people welcome immigrants when
We took a flyer last night on Potiche – Trophy Wife, based on Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu being the leads. Neither are in their glorious prime but
The US isn’t alone in its drawing up the pale to exclude those not like us. In fact it’s a pretty near universal emotion. When emotions get high pull back
Austerity for the workers but keep paying interest to banks and bond holders: finance as usual.
Commuters faced major headaches getting to work in London and across France on Tuesday
Soccer is in the international news today because of several furors –none, seemingly, involving religion and two leading to high level diplomatic face-slaps.
In Europe, the Irish are absolutely livid that