Air Algerie Flight 5017 Crashed, Carrying 50 French Passengers

An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers is reported to have crashed over northern Mali. The plane was carrying 110 passengers and 6 crew, of which 50 were French citizens. Earlier today Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, president of Mali, announced that the plane’s wreckage was found in the town of Tilemsi, 70 kilometers from […]

French Government Urges Hospitality

A waiter and customers in Lorraine, France. Photo: Neil Moralee via Flickr

When it comes to tourism, France enjoys a reputation for elegance in its arts and architecture, finesse in its cuisine, and romance in its streets. This reputation attracts millions of travelers to the City of Love and to the French countryside. Unfortunately, France does not enjoy a reputation for hospitality. Neighboring countries often comically mock […]

With Sizzling World Cup Scoring, France Shake Off 2010’s Campaign of Shame

If the FIFA World Cup was purely a contest of cumulative goals scored, France would be able to toss a glance back at most of the competition with an appropriate shrug of French indifference after their first two matches. After a 2010 Cup campaign that was, to put it lightly, a disastrous national embarrassment, the […]

Taxi Protests Against Uber Disrupt Commute Across Europe

Paris Taxi
Photo: Flickr via Wikimedia Commons, by jean pierre gallot

Major cities across Europe faced epic traffic jams on Wednesday, June 11 as taxi drivers organized an international protest against Uber, the highly successful U.S. based car service. The streets of London, Berlin, Paris, and Madrid all experienced major demonstrations. Paris taxi drivers slowed traffic on busy commuter routes in and around the city, blocking […]

Final Day of EP Elections Arrives

EU Parliament chamber in Strasbourg, France. Photo: jeffowenphotos for Wikimedia Commons

400 million people can vote in the European Parliament (EP) election, taking place across the European Union from May 22 to May 25. The only democratically elected institution in the European Union, the EP brings together the 751 Members of Parliament (MEPs) from the 28 states, who will not only set the course of European […]

26-year-old French Photojournalist Found Dead in Central African Republic

Camille Lepage in October 2013 in Bangui, Central African Republic. Photo AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui

Camille Lepage, a photojournalist from Anvers, France was found dead in western Central African Republic (CAR) on May 13. The 26-year-old had been living in Africa for about a year and a half, in Juba and South Sudan, before her last project in the CAR. According to her final Instagram post, about a week before […]

Chinese Miniature of Paris is a Ghost Town

While tourists from around the world spend great amounts to visit the City of Lights, those living in China now have a cheaper option available than the long flight across two continents. They can simply come to Tianducheng, a gated community near the city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Povince made to look exactly like Paris. […]

France Sells Prestigious Ambassador’s New York Apartment to Meet Budget Cuts

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France is currently undergoing a number of impressive cuts in order to bring its growing budget deficit down by 50 billion euros, to meet European Union regulations. One such recourse—selling the French ambassador’s 18-room duplex at 740 Park Avenue in Manhattan. Nicknamed the “Millionaire’s Building,” 740 Park Ave. is one of New York City’s most […]

French Government Concerned with its Citizens’ Involvement in Syria

The Flag of the Jihad.
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Following the release of a group of French journalists from a Syrian prison, the issue of French citizens leaving the country to “faire le djihad” has been brought to the public’s attention. The hostages were released on April 20 after 10 months of captivity. During a debriefing by the Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure […]

Has France Banned Work Emails After 6 PM?

Anglo press had reported that employers were not able to contact their staffs after 6 pm. Photo: Robert S. Donovan for Flickr.

Anglo press reported last week that the French government had supposedly made it illegal for company employees to contact staff after 6 PM. “No emails after 6pm please, we are French,” quipped endgadget.com. Publications including The Guardian and The Australian originally reported that the new French reform would affect over one million workers and crackdown […]

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