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: French press review 31 July 2014

2014-07-31
Today's papers are looking in dismay at Libya and Russia and the French commemorate historic socialist leader Jean Jaurès today. Standard

FRANCE: French politicians dispute Socialist Jaurès’s legacy 100 years after assassination

2014-07-31
France pays tribute to Socialist martyr Jean Jaurès on Thursday on the 100th anniversary of his murder by a right-wing nationalist on the eve of World War I. Politicians from various parties, including former president Nicolas Sarkozy, have invoked Jaurès’s memory during their careers. Portrait of Jean Jaurès by Nadar, 1898 Wikimedia Standard

FRANCE: France to boost renewable energy, reduce nuclear

2014-07-31
France is to invest up to 10 billion euros to boost investment in renewable energy and cut the country's oil and gas costs. On Wednesday French Environment and Energy Minister Ségolène Royal presented a long-delayed energy bill to the weekly cabinet meeting. Energy and Environment Minister Ségolène Royal presents the energy transition law in Paris Reuters/Benoit Tessier Standard

ON-THE-SPOT FRANCE: Battling the weight of history as a female conductor

2014-07-30
Elizabeth Askren Brie conducts the Orchestre Colonne in 2010. Thomas Bartel Some jobs stand out as stereotypically male or female. Construction workers tend to be men, preschool teachers tend to be women. But some professions that are dominated by one gender or another are not obvious, like conducting an orchestra. In France you can count female conductors on one hand. As part of our ongoing series of profiles of people in France working in gender-dominated professions, we meet a conductor who has fought sexism throughout her career.

: French press review 30 July 2014

2014-07-30
France gives Iraqi Christians a mixed welcome, while the papers hail EU sanctions on Russia and wonder whether France's sands will be sold. Standard

FRANCE - ALGERIA - MALI - BURKINA FASO: Radar shows Air Algérie flight turning back into storm before crash

2014-07-30
France has named two examining magistrates to investigate charges of manslaughter relating to the Air Algérie flight AH5017 crash in Mali last Thursday. Radar images show the plane turning back when it ran into bad weather. A Malian police officers holds one of the black boxes from Air Algérie flight AH5017 AFP Standard

FRANCE: Rogue trader Kerviel could be released with ankle bracelet

2014-07-30
A French judge has ruled that rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel could be released from prison if he wears an ankle bracelet, his lawyer claimed on Tuesday. But prosecutors insisted that the judgement has not yet been delivered. Rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel is detained in Nice in May Reuters/Jean-Pierre Amet Standard

FRANCE - BELGIUM: France hands alleged Brussels Jewish Museum gunman to Belgium

2014-07-30
France has handed over to Belgium the man accused of carrying out a deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May. Mehdi Nemmouche refused to admit guilt when interrogated by Belgian police. Alleged Brussels Museum killer Mehdi Nemmouche DR Standard

ON-THE-SPOT FRANCE: Rare male midwife warns profession in France at risk

2014-07-29
Midwife Nicolas Dutriaux holds a model of a pelvis he uses to explain things to his patients. Sarah Elzas/RFI When looking at professions in France dominated by one gender or another, a statistic jumps out: two per cent. Fewer than two per cent of construction workers are women. And on the flip side, fewer than two percent of midwives are men. Midwives care for women during pregnancy and birth, and in France they can also prescribe birth control and gynecologiclal health care. French midwives train for five years, and are present at each hospital birth. But they do not have the same status as obstetricians or gynecologists. We meet one of the rare men in this field, who says the gender balance of his profession has lead to its marginalisation.

FRANCE: French scientists find giant dinosaur's toe

2014-07-29
French scientists have found a 34-centimetre toe bone belonging to a dinosaur that could have been more than 40 metres long. The bone was found by a palaeontology student at a site at Angeac-Charente in central France. The fossilised skeleton of a sauropoda in the US's Carnegie Museum Open access/Louisae Standard

FRANCE: Far-right French mayor paints public sculpture blue

2014-07-29
A French mayor belonging to the far-right Front National (FN) has had a sculpture in the centre of his town painted blue without even telling the artist, who is going to sue for violation of his work and values. The fountain in Hayange, eastern France AFP Standard

FRANCE - LIBYA: France to evacuate nationals from Libya

2014-07-29
France is to evacuate its nationals from Libya as fighting between rival militias plunges the country into chaos, a government source said Tuesday. The evacuation will take place by sea. A building after clashes between rival militias in an area at Alswani road in Tripoli Reuters/Hani Amara Standard

UNITED KINGDOM - FRANCE: Eurostar to launch London-Marseille service

2014-07-29
Cross-channel high-speed train operator Eurostar is to launch a direct London-Marseille service from 1 May next year. The journey should take about six hours 15 minutes. The Mediterranean cultures museum, Mucem, on Marseille's old port Standard

: French press review 29 July 2014

2014-07-29
International news is raging while France settles into a summer slumber - and newspapers are struggling to fill their pages. Standard

FRANCE - MIDDLE EAST: Three jailed for violence after banned pro-Gaza protest

2014-07-29
A French court jailed three men for two months each on Monday evening for violent behaviour during Saturday’s banned Gaza solidarity demonstration. Of the 65 people arrested, 20 have been charged with offences. The banned Gaza solidarity rally at Paris's Place de la République Reuters/Benoit Tessier Standard

Some 8000 attend police-secured pro-Israel rally in Paris - The Times of Israel

2014-07-31
The Times of IsraelSome 8000 attend police-secured pro-Israel rally in ParisThe Times of IsraelDemonstrators hold Israeli and French flags and placards reading 'French and All United Against Terrorism' during a gathering in front of the Israeli Embassy in Paris, France, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Francois Mori ) ...Paris hosts its first pro-Israel rally since start of Gaza offensiveFRANCE 24Gaza Strip Conflict: France Steps Up Security for Paris Pro-Israel Protest ...International Business Times UKThousands attend pro-Israel demonstration in ParisJerusalem PostmySanAntonio.comall 40 news articles »

Letter From France | The Paris Hotel Scene Gets a Glitzy New Player - New York Times (blog)

2014-07-31
New York Times (blog)Letter From France | The Paris Hotel Scene Gets a Glitzy New PlayerNew York Times (blog)At the new Peninsula Paris Hotel, not far from the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, workers are frantically hanging paintings and placing umbrellas on the rooftop terrace in preparation for this Friday's grand opening. The Peninsula combines two ...

French Jews speak of growing fear in Paris amid Gaza conflict - FRANCE 24

2014-07-31
FRANCE 24French Jews speak of growing fear in Paris amid Gaza conflictFRANCE 24Israel is facing growing international criticism over the its bloody military offensive in the Palestinian territory of Gaza, but the Jewish community in France says it is the victim of growing intimidation. Pro-Israel slogans echoed in the streets of ...

Louvre rat run shocks the French - BBC News

2014-07-30
BBC NewsLouvre rat run shocks the FrenchBBC NewsThe Louvre in Paris has called in the pest controllers after picnickers in the museum gardens encouraged an infestation of rats. Startling photos and videos posted online in recent days show rats scavenging for food, singly or in groups, yards from ...France Paris: Louvre rat run shocks the FrenchFocus Newsall 38 news articles »

What is terrifying tourists in this city? - NEWS.com.au

2014-07-29
What is terrifying tourists in this city?NEWS.com.auRodents have long made Paris their home. In 2000, mice were caught picnicking on the delicate pastries in the window of the luxury shop Fauchon. To the west of the capital, moles are an ever-present problem at the Palace of Versailles — which has its ...Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with ratsmySanAntonio.comGardens at the Louvre Museum Are Infested With Parisian RatsMashableRats on the rampage at Louvre museum gardensFRANCE 24all 216 news articles »

Tour de France Wraps Up as Riders Zoom by Paris Icons - NBCNews.com

2014-07-28
NBCNews.comTour de France Wraps Up as Riders Zoom by Paris IconsNBCNews.comVincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race. Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP - Getty Images. 1. France's acrobatic "Patrouille de France" flies over Champs Elysees avenue ...Vincenzo Nibali claims Tour de France title in ParisIrish TimesItaly's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de FranceTheNewsTribune.comTour de France Stage 21 at a glanceBelleville News DemocratRoadCyclingUK -velonews.competitor.comall 1,534 news articles »

France Bans Planned Pro-Palestinian Rally in Paris - Wall Street Journal

2014-07-18
HaaretzFrance Bans Planned Pro-Palestinian Rally in ParisWall Street JournalPARIS—French authorities have banned pro-Palestinian groups from holding a rally in Paris on Saturday, citing security concerns a week after a similar march was marred by violent clashes. Several French charity organizations and political movements, ...French Palestine supporters warn Paris protest ban may provoke 'intifada'Al Jazeera AmericaFrance vows harsh hand on anti-Semitic violence after Paris riotsHaaretzDozens arrested after pro-Palestine demonstrators defy Paris banFRANCE 24RFI -ABC News -Los Angeles Timesall 320 news articles »

In pictures: Youths clash with police at banned Gaza protest - FRANCE 24

2014-07-27
In pictures: Youths clash with police at banned Gaza protestFRANCE 24... of far-left activists, a growing radical Islamic fringe and those with a strong opposition to Israeli policies in the Palestinian Territories. Paris police chiefs had reportedly mobilised around 1,500 of France's notorious riot police for Saturday ...

France offers asylum to Iraqi Christians - FRANCE 24

2014-07-28
The WireFrance offers asylum to Iraqi ChristiansFRANCE 24“We are ready, if they so desire, to help facilitate asylum in our territory,” the statement added, although it did not provide any details about the kind of aid France would provide in northern Iraq or the number of asylum seekers the country would ...France Offers Asylum to Christians of North IraqThe Epoch TimesFrance Offers Asylum to Iraqi Christians Fleeing ISISThe Wireall 564 news articles »

Germany, France and Italy Condemn Anti-Semitic Protesters After Violent Clashes - Newsweek

2014-07-22
NewsweekGermany, France and Italy Condemn Anti-Semitic Protesters After Violent ClashesNewsweekGermany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier, France's Laurent Fabius and Italy's Federica Mogherini met in the EU capital today after several pro-Palestinian protests turned violent, as chants praising the Nazi extermination of Jews were heard in Berlin and Paris.In pictures: Thousands march for Gaza peace in ParisFRANCE 24Thousands attend tense pro-Gaza march in Paris after earlier anti-Semitic ...Fox NewsParis's KristallnachtGatestone InstituteRT -Huffington Post UKall 538 news articles »