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(Re-)découvrez ses plus grands titres

(Re-)découvrez ses plus grands titres | Buzz Francophone | Scoop.it
MUSIQUE - "Le roi du blues" aura marqué toute une génération. B.B. King, considéré comme une véritable légende de la musique, s'est ét
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Cut! France to clamp down on salaries paid to big-name actors - The Guardian

Cut! France to clamp down on salaries paid to big-name actors - The Guardian | Buzz Francophone | Scoop.it
Centre National du Cinéma, which funds state films, to make subsidies dependent on keeping the wage bill down
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France’s Search for Women Fit for the Panthéon - The New Yorker

France’s Search for Women Fit for the Panthéon - The New Yorker | Buzz Francophone | Scoop.it
Carved into the façade of the Panthéon, the huge domed stone structure in Paris’s Latin Quarter, are the words “Aux grands hommes, la patrie reconnaissante.” “To the great men, a grateful fatherland.” This is France’s secular temple to itself, a curious necropolis conceived during the French Revolution to celebrate a new cult of the nation around the bodies of its heroes. Of the seventy-three people buried in the Panthéon, however, only two are women: Sophie Berthelot, who is there as the wife of the chemist Marcellin Berthelot; and Marie Curie, whose scientific work earned two Nobel Prizes, one for physics, in 1903, and chemistry, in 1911. While Curie is also buried with her husband, Pierre, with whom she shared her Nobel in physics, she was panthéonisé for her own achievements—albeit not until sixty years after her death.
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Tour the streets of Paris with those who know them best: the homeless

Tour the streets of Paris with those who know them best: the homeless | Buzz Francophone | Scoop.it

What better way to visit the streets of Paris than with people who have lived in them, literally.

Meet Vincent, a 39-year-old homeless man who was down and out six months ago but now squires tourists through little-known lanes as he tells their stories, past and present....Vincent is paid €10 ($13) an hour with a contract to work 10 hours a week. Since February, he has taken around 200 visitors but more importantly, said Sardouk, the job helped "put him back on the right path".

Once the summer tourist season ends, the next step for Vincent will be a training course for a new career in community outreach programs


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A much better approach than selling The Big Issue (as done in UK)! 

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Aspirations bring girls to schools, lack of toilets drives them away

Aspirations bring girls to schools, lack of toilets drives them away | Buzz Francophone | Scoop.it
47% schools in the country do not have toilets for girls, forcing them to skip classes or drop out totally
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14 nations launch Francophone Association of Baseball & Softball

14 nations launch Francophone Association of Baseball & Softball | Buzz Francophone | Scoop.it
PARIS -- As baseball and softball's global footprint continues to expand and deepen, a new body dedicated to the promotion and immersion of bThe new body target growth in 77 French-speaking territories, which represent nearly 900 million people...
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Elizabeth II achève sa visite en France

La reine d'Angleterre était à l'honneur aux marché aux fleurs de Paris, ce samedi, au lendemain des célébrations du 70ème anniversaire du débarquement. La souveraine britannique s'est...
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France star Franck Ribery ruled out of World Cup

France star Franck Ribery ruled out of World Cup | Buzz Francophone | Scoop.it
Antoine Griezmann is set to take (Franck Ribery ruled out of the World Cup for France due to back injury. » http://t.co/tB2ZsD1NC0)
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Why French Parents Are Superior

Why French Parents Are Superior | Buzz Francophone | Scoop.it
While Americans fret over modern parenthood, the French are raising happy, well-behaved children without all the anxiety. Pamela Druckerman on the Gallic secrets for avoiding tantrums, teaching patience and saying "non" with authority. Adapted from "Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting."
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What armies eat around the world

What armies eat around the world | Buzz Francophone | Scoop.it
A group of volunteers on both sides of the Atlantic has found a way to bring back to life dozens of Wisconsin men who died fighting Nazis in the Second World War.
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The French president turns to a rap expert to give his speeches more punch

The French president turns to a rap expert to give his speeches more punch | Buzz Francophone | Scoop.it
Francois Hollande can't catch a break. He's not only unpopular, but people say he's boring. The answer? A new speechwriter, who is also a rapper.

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Bill Maher on France

Bill Maher blasts conservatives who dismiss everything French as if it's somehow now "the ultimate argument winner" (see: "Kerry looks French" or Bill O'Reil...
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France's Higher-Ed System Is More Egalitarian and More Elitist Than Ours - The Slatest

France's Higher-Ed System Is More Egalitarian and More Elitist Than Ours - The Slatest | Buzz Francophone | Scoop.it
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In France, though, student loan debt is an alien concept. Fewer than 2 percent of students in France take out loans to pay for their education.
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Why does Chamonix have some of the worst air pollution in France?

Why does Chamonix have some of the worst air pollution in France? | Buzz Francophone | Scoop.it
It’s famous for its winter sports but few visitors know about the high levels of pollution that collect in this idyllic mountain valley. Chamonix’s mayor hopes a raft of improvements, including a new train service, will help clean up the air
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France signs deal to give $60 million to Holocaust survivors - New York Daily News

France signs deal to give $60 million to Holocaust survivors - New York Daily News | Buzz Francophone | Scoop.it
Holocaust survivors and family members in the US and elsewhere will be entitled to compensation from a $60 million French-U.S. fund.
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Amazon ignites culture clash over France's beloved bookstores - The Seattle Times

Amazon ignites culture clash over France's beloved bookstores - The Seattle Times | Buzz Francophone | Scoop.it
Amazon ignites culture clash over France's beloved bookstores The Seattle Times Dubbed the “anti-Amazon law” by the French media, it went into effect July 10 to combat what Culture Minister Aurélie Filippetti called Amazon's “dumping” of low-cost...
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L'athlétisme redonne le sourire à la France

La presse quotidienne revient ce matin sur le record de médailles obtenues au championnat d'Europe d'athlétisme. Retrouvez la revue de presse d'Europe 1 Matin sur http://www.europe1.fr/MediaCe...
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State Visit to France: Arc de Triomphe

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrive in France for a State Visit, where they were welcomed by President Hollande at the Arc de Triomphe. At the Arc de Triomphe a ceremony took place...
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France Sends D-Day Tribute to New York - Newsweek

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A French warship positioned itself near the Statue of Liberty, another gift from France to the U.S., and a 21-gun salute was conducted as part of the celebration.
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WWII Vet Sneaks Out of Nursing Home to Attend D-Day Remembrance

WWII Vet Sneaks Out of Nursing Home to Attend D-Day Remembrance | Buzz Francophone | Scoop.it
A British D-Day veteran who was reported missing from a nursing home turned up in Normandy today after travelling to France to mark the invasion's 70th anniversary, authorities said.
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Couple Buy an Abandoned French Chateau, Start a Blog to share their Journey

Couple Buy an Abandoned French Chateau, Start a Blog to share their Journey | Buzz Francophone | Scoop.it
There are many reasons why you might start a blog, but documenting the revival of an 18th century neoclassical ruin seems like a pretty damn good reason if
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Visit France - The Top 10 Towns in France

http://www.woltersworld.com Thinking of visiting France? It is the most popular tourist destination in Europe and for very good reason. But where to go in Fr...
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Google Tries To Block Shaming Privacy Notification In France

Google Tries To Block Shaming Privacy Notification In France | Buzz Francophone | Scoop.it
Last month, Google was fined for violating French privacy rules with its “unified” privacy policy. The French National Commission for Computing and Civil Liberties (CNIL) had given Google and ultimatum to “fix” its privacy policy or be fined.
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