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Chartres commemorates 75th anniversary of liberation Commemorations were held to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Chartres from the German army during World War II.
Nantes Yellow Vests protest police brutality Hundreds of Yellow Vest protesters took to the streets of Nantes on Saturday to demonstrate against police brutality, a day after the city's commissioner was demoted for the heavy handed tactics of officers that led to the death of the young partygoer, Steve Maia Caniço, in June.
French group to open two hotels in Damascus France's Louvre Hotels Group has signed an agreement to open two hotels under its own name in Damascus, the first with a western hotel operator since Syria's brutal civil war began in 2011.
Why is France's finance minister at war with Facebook's cryptocurrency? French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire only has harsh words for Libra, Facebook’s planned cryptocurrency. He wants to block its development in Europe in the name of the "monetary sovereignty" of nations.

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Prints of Provence, fabrics on a marketstall

Prints of Provence: “Les Indiennes” colourful fabrics

in History and Traditions by Margo Lestz
How could a fabric that originated in India, was copied by Armenians and outlawed in France, become a symbol of Provence? The kaleidoscope of cotton fabrics that punctuate the Provençal markets today just seem to shout “southern France”. They are decorated with cicadas, olives and flowers in colours that reflect the local…
Mimosa ladies in a group

Mimosa Matters fundraising: past, present and future

in Community by Karen Hockney
Five years ago, Mimosa Matters started life as a conversation over coffee among a group of female expats who had all been touched by cancer and were keen to make a difference to the community they live in. Today, this association has raised almost a quarter of a million euros through a variety of innovative and fun events,…

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