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Arnold Palmer, the Magnetic Face of Golf in the ’60s, Dies at 87

Arnold Palmer, the Magnetic Face of Golf in the ’60s, Dies at 87 | France News | Scoop.it
Palmer, who won seven major titles, captivated fans with his ferocious swing and fearless attitude, helping to inspire an American golf boom.
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French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira resigns after terror law row | France 24

French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira resigns after terror law row | France 24 | France News | Scoop.it

Christiane Taubira, the French Justice Minister who has been an outspoken critic of government plans to strip French nationality from dual-citizens who are convicted of terrorism, has resigned, President François Hollande’s office said Wednesday. Hollande and Taubira agreed on her need to leave her post, the official statement said. She will be replaced by Jean-Jacques Urvoas, MP for the Finistère department in Brittany, it said. No official reason for the resignation was given, but it is likely to be related to Taubira’s open criticism of Hollande’s proposal made in the wake of the November 13 Paris terror attacks to revoke French citizenship from dual nationals convicted of terrorism. Taubira, 63, told iTele news channel in early January that she was staunchly against a move she considered “completely useless” in combating the radicalisation of French nationals. It was not the first time she clashed with the government on the specific issue. At the UN in February, she stressed the importance of targeting poverty and injustice in combating the spread of terrorism. “The timing might be a surprise but the writing has been on the wall for a long, long time,” said FRANCE 24’s political affairs editor Marc Perelman. “She’s in disagreement with the government on several issues pertaining to human rights … especially on this very controversial issue of stripping citizenship from those convicted of terrorism.”


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Tailor's WWI medallion heads back to France | NT News

Tailor's WWI medallion heads back to France | NT News | France News | Scoop.it
“ FRENCH soldier Corporal Alexandre Patte lost his life in Belgium during the brutal frontier battles of 1914, along with his prized top-of-class medallion from the Amiens tailoring school. SOMEHOW that medallion, encrusted in mud, came into the possession of Australian soldier Lance Corporal Benjamin Smith, possibly during fighting there in 1917. It then found its way back to Australia. Now it is heading back to France to be returned to Corporal Patte's sole surviving relative, his great-granddaughter. In a ceremony at parliament house on Tuesday hosted by local MP Barnaby Joyce, 22 members of the Inverell RSL sub-branch in northern NSW handed the brass medallion to acting French ambassador Cedric Prieto. This was the culmination of a four-and-a-half-year detective story. Smith's relatives in Inverell passed the medallion to the RSL, which set about finding the owner's descendants.”
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REPLAY - Watch French President François Hollande full address to European Parliament

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D-Day landings and a plan to have Tour de France start from Portsmouth in 2017

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PORTSMOUTH’S role in the D-Day landings is the centrepiece of a masterplan to bring the Tour de France to the region Town leaders want to prepare a bid to the organisers of the world’s greatest cycling race to bring the opening leg to Portsmouth in 2019 – the same year as the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
The 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings is significant for us as a city because a number of the naval vessels left from Portsmouth, and this was the biggest contingent that went over and sent troops to the landings.
Councillor Donna Jones, leader of Portsmouth City Council
It is hoped Tour bosses will see the attraction of elite cyclists riding from the city to the South Downs before heading to the beaches of Normandy where troops – many of whom from this area – landed.
Tory council leader Donna Jones hopes Portsmouth’s connection to the historic landings during the Second World War will give it the momentum it needs to be selected.

Cllr Jones, who is leading the proposal with Portsmouth’s twin city of Caen in France, said: ‘The 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings is significant for us as a city because a number of the naval vessels left from Portsmouth, and this was the biggest contingent that went over and sent troops to the landings.


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News Wrap: France, UK pledge to take in thousands of refugees

In our news wrap Monday, hundreds of people broke through Hungarian police lines near the Serbian border to walk on the main highway to Budapest.
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Focus on the Auvergne

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High Point Holidays' Summer Newsletter

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High Point Holidays's curator insight, August 31, 2015 9:06 AM

Summers Newsletter focussing on the Auvergne, plus other news.

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France, Germany unveil stained-glass symbol of friendship

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REIMS, France (AP) — In stained-glass symbolism of postwar friendship, Germany has donated a set of colorful new windows to France's famed Reims cathedral that was devastated by German bombs during World War I.

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Critics Attack France’s Largest Ever Restoration Work: The Majestic Chartres Cathedral

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French Resistance Propagandist Cremieux-Brilhac Dead at 98

French Resistance Propagandist Cremieux-Brilhac Dead at 98 | France News | Scoop.it
Jean-Louis Cremieux-Brilhac, a Jewish member of the French Resistance in charge of propaganda during World War II, has died. He was 98.

He died Wednesday at his home in Paris, said his son Michel Cremieux, without specifying the cause of death.

Cremieux-Brilhac lived history as a soldier and director of Free France wartime radio broadcasts from Britain. Later, he wrote and spoke about history — helping to create La Documentation Francaise, France's state-run publishing house, and recounting his wartime experiences. In his historical writings he hailed Britain's help in freeing occupied France.

He was born Jean-Louis Cremieux in the Paris suburb of Colombes, into a Jewish family that had lived in southeastern France for centuries. His code name "Brilhac" was added after he became a resistance fighter. He joined a movement of anti-fascist intellectuals in France in the 1930s.

French President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement that he was a "hero" of the French fight against Nazism.

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Northern Auvergne, France - Puy de Dome - Guided & Self-Guided Walking Holidays

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Discover the contrasting volcanic regions of the northern Auvergne in central France with High Point Holidays.

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Self Guided walking holidays in the Auvergne are available (guided is now fully booked). We have Amazing Auvergne - Volcanoes, Lakes and Historic Villages and Summit of Auvergne - Tour of Sancy.

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Cycling France's Loire Valley hundreds of kms of bike trails

Cycling France's Loire Valley hundreds of kms of bike trails | France News | Scoop.it
There are hundreds of miles of bike trails through the chateaux towns of the Loire Valley - and that's what tripped us up. We'd been trying to cycle the 17 miles (27 kilometers) from Chenonceaux to Chaumont, but kept getting lost. We even asked directions from a passing motorist who was...

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Inogen Associate, Antea Group (France) Provide Their Expertise on Hydrodynamic Modeling of the Drawdown of Groundwater under the Extension Project of the Regional Express Network RER E in Paris - I...

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Ryder Cup 2016 high court: who comes out on top at Hazeltine?

Ryder Cup 2016 high court: who comes out on top at Hazeltine? | France News | Scoop.it
The 41st Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota promises drama, excitement and passion. Here, Sportsmail's Derek Lawrenson assesses both Team Europe and Team USA.
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Customer Testimonials of Guided and Self Guided Walking Holidays

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“ Customer feedback regarding our cycling and walking holidays in France and UK”
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REPLAY - Watch German Chancellor Angela Merkel full address to European Parliament

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D-Day landings and a plan to have Tour de France start from Portsmouth in 2017

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PORTSMOUTH’S role in the D-Day landings is the centrepiece of a masterplan to bring the Tour de France to the region Town leaders want to prepare a bid to the organisers of the world’s greatest cycling race to bring the opening leg to Portsmouth in 2019 – the same year as the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings is significant for us as a city because a number of the naval vessels left from Portsmouth, and this was the biggest contingent that went over and sent troops to the landings. Councillor Donna Jones, leader of Portsmouth City Council It is hoped Tour bosses will see the attraction of elite cyclists riding from the city to the South Downs before heading to the beaches of Normandy where troops – many of whom from this area – landed. Tory council leader Donna Jones hopes Portsmouth’s connection to the historic landings during the Second World War will give it the momentum it needs to be selected. Cllr Jones, who is leading the proposal with Portsmouth’s twin city of Caen in France, said: ‘The 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings is significant for us as a city because a number of the naval vessels left from Portsmouth, and this was the biggest contingent that went over and sent troops to the landings.


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10 truths a PhD supervisor will never tell you | TIMES Higher Education

10 truths a PhD supervisor will never tell you | TIMES Higher Education | France News | Scoop.it
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The WW2 soldiers France has forgotten - BBC News

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The fall of France 75 years ago is conventionally seen as a moment of abject national disgrace. But today some insist the French military has been wronged - and that the hundreds of thousands of French troops who fought in the Battle of France deserve to be honoured, rather than forgotten.
It all took less than a month. Faced by the onslaught of Hitler's tank divisions - the notorious Panzers - the French army collapsed and Prime Minister Philippe Petain capitulated.
"After the war, as we all know, de Gaulle wanted to wipe out the memory of the debacle," says historian Dominique Lormier, author of several books on the period.
"So the focus was on the Resistance and on the Army of Africa, which fought the Germans from 1944. The sacrifice of the soldiers who fought in 1940 was forgotten."
Lormier is one of a number of historians who are reinterpreting the events of May-June 1940, using French and German military archives. And the picture they paint is not the Nazi walkover that has commonly been represented.
Five million men were mobilised in France at the start of World Wa

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Limoges To Pay VE Day Tribute To ex-SOE Agent Robert Maloubier

Limoges To Pay VE Day Tribute To ex-SOE Agent Robert Maloubier | France News | Scoop.it
Limoges is to pay its own special VE Day tribute on Saturday afternoon (May 09) to a highly decorated former SOE agent Bob Maloubier who died at his home in Houilles, north of Paris on April 20th, ...

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France: First Outdoor Public Smoking Ban in Paris Playgrounds

France: First Outdoor Public Smoking Ban in Paris Playgrounds | France News | Scoop.it
More outdoor smoking bans in pipeline as France battles with 73,000 tobacco-related deaths annually.

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Nicolas Sarkozy at his comeback: France same-sex marriage law ‘humiliating families’

Nicolas Sarkozy at his comeback: France same-sex marriage law ‘humiliating families’ | France News | Scoop.it

Sarkozy is courting French conservatives ahead of a potential 2017 run against Hollande, who remains highly unpopular because of his handling of the country’s economy.
“He’s trying to come back and he’s ready to do anything for it,” He can’t be re-elected without the French ‘tea party’ (La Manif Pour Tous) so he gave them something to chew on.”
Sarkozy lost to Hollande during the second round of voting in France’s 2012 presidential election.


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‘Gender Theory’: Smokescreen or Row Back? Socialists Pressured by Muslims and the Right

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New Right: Where Cross and Crescent Flirt in France May a Tea Party Brew?

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Excessive deficit fine looms over France

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Impatience is growing among EU member states over France's failure to meet its deficit reduction commitments. Paris has to work hard to regain its credibility. EurActiv France reports.

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