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Greenpeace denounces France’s uranium exports to Russia

PARIS (AP) – Six Greenpeace activists blocked a railway line in southern France on Tuesday, saying they were seeking to prevent the export of charges of reprocessed uranium to Russia. The tracks on which the militants stood are located in the town of Pierrelatte just outside a factory in Orano where radioactive materials are processed […]

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French court considers wind farm a source of health problems for residents

A court in southwestern France awarded € 128,000 to a couple after they recognized that wind turbines near their home were the cause of physical, mental and financial problems for them. After six years of legal proceedings, the Toulouse court ruled in favor of the couple, originally from Belgium. The couple, known as Christel and […]

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Are these the four “ugliest” towns or villages in France?

What do the 15th most populous French city and three villages with less than 6,000 inhabitants have in common? They all received a Prix France Moche. The Paysages de France association awarded its Prix de la France moche to Migné-Auxances, a village of 6,000 inhabitants south of Lyon, Montalieu-Vercieu (3,400), east of Lyon, Dambach-la-Ville ( […]

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Why are France’s new identity cards translated into English?

France’s new biometric identity cards, issued on August 2 this year, contain for the first time French and English translations of all fields, such as “name”, “address” and “nationality”. The decision to use English on the maps was made to facilitate travel. However, it sparked controversy when they were first revealed in March. Barbara Cassin, […]

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Climate change threatens wine and a way of life in the Jura

On the banks of the Cuisance in eastern France, scattered among the ancient stone houses of the commune of Arbois, small groups of wine lovers sat in the autumn sun, sipping chardonnay and du trousseau grown in the foothills of the Jura, one of the smallest but most popular wine regions in France. For many […]

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French trawler owners still in the dark on Franco-British fishing

GRANVILLE, France (AP) – French trawler owners in Normandy reacted with confusion and dismay after President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday extended the deadline for the British government to clear more French fishing vessels, subject to a post-Brexit dispute between the two countries. Macron said Britain now has until at least Thursday to allow more French […]

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The French mayor collects the dumped waste and throws it in the house of the culprits

A mayor of a small town in eastern France has become the latest to return illegally discarded waste to his owner and to deposit waste dumped in the garden of the culprits. Jean-Pierre Dessein took action after being exasperated by the waste illegally dumped in the streets and surroundings. In an attempt to teach the […]

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Joint statement by French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland Boris Johnson and President of the United States Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on Iran

We, the President of France, Chancellor of Germany, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and President of the United States, gathered today in Rome to discuss the risks posed to international security by the escalation of the nuclear program of Iran. We expressed our determination to ensure that Iran could never develop or acquire a […]

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Briton rescued from flames after explosion in French house

A Briton managed to escape from her burning house in Aude after an explosion in her kitchen rocked the neighboring neighborhood. At 9:03 p.m., Friday, October 22, residents of the village of Bellegarde-du-Razès – southwest of Carcassonne – were disturbed by the sound of an explosion coming from the house of a British couple recently […]

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Activists denounce French uranium sent to Russian landfill

Even as President Emmanuel Macron relaunches French nuclear plans amid skyrocketing gas prices, Greenpeace activists have protested against French uranium exports to Russia Demonstrators on Tuesday October 12 blocked the entrance to the headquarters of the nuclear company Orano in Châtillon, in the suburbs of Paris, using fake cans of nuclear waste and waving “Russia […]