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TOUR DE FRANCE: 2015 Tour de France to start from the Netherlands

2014-10-22
0 Next year's Tour will commence from the Dutch city of Utrecht, making it the 21st overseas start in Tour history. This was announced by Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme who unveiled next year’s route in Paris on Wednesday. The 2015 Tour de France route was unveiled in Paris on Wednesday REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Standard

FRANCE - RUSSIA: French oil giant Total names new bosses

2014-10-22
0 The company named a new chairman and a new CEO on Wednesday following the death of its chief executive Christophe de Margerie in a plane crash in Moscow. Total named Thierry Desmarest (left) and Patrick Pouyanne (right) as the new chairman and new CEO respetively AFP et Getty Images Standard

FRANCE: Public spat brings divisions within France’s ruling party to the fore

2014-10-22
0 Members of the Socialist Party engaged in public bickering a day after a group of rebel Socialist lawmakers that included three former ministers, abstained in a parliament vote on France's 2015 budget. Jean-Christophe Cambadelis has criticised two former ministers for abstaining from voting on France's 2015 budget AFP PHOTO/ JACQUES DEMARTHON Standard

: French press review 22 October 2014

2014-10-22
0 Christophe de Margerie, the boss of the French oil firm Total, who died tragically in an accident in Moscow on Monday night, dominates this morning's front pages. Standard

FRANCE - RUSSIA: Snowplough driver claims he drove onto runway after "losing his bearings"

2014-10-22
0 Total CEO Christophe de Margerie was killed on Monday night after his private plane collided with the snow clearing vehicle during take-off at Vnukovo airport in Moscow. Vladimir Martynenko signs his testimony before his lawyer in Moscow REUTERS/Karabanov and Partners Law Office/Handout via Reuters Standard

: French press review 21 October 2014

2014-10-21
0 Local political squabbles dominate this morning's French front pages. There's the on-going Aubry affair, provoked by criticism of government economic policy by Martine Aubry, the mayor of the northern French city of Lille and a very popular socialist figure. Standard

FRANCE - AFRICA: French researchers develop quick Ebola diagnosis device

2014-10-21
0 The new tool, developed by France's Atomic Energy Commission, could allow doctors to diagnose a patient with suspected Ebola in under 15 minutes. http://www.english.rfi.fr/general/20141020-classy-glassy-luxury-louis-vuitton-unveils-cultural-centre-entirely-glass Reuters/Michaela Rehle Standard

FRANCE/RUSSIA: Russia will remember De Margerie with greatest warmth, says Putin

2014-10-21
0 In a telegram sent to French President Francois Hollande, the Russian President said he was "shocked by the news" after the jet carrying Christophe De Margerie crashed into a snow plough at Moscow's Vnukovo airport, killing all on board. Christophe de Margerie died in a plane crash at the Vnukovo airport in Moscow on Monday REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/Files Standard

FRANCE: Total CEO killed in Moscow plane crash

2014-10-21
0 Christophe de Margerie, chief executive officer of French oil giant Total, died in a plane crash at a Moscow airport late Monday when the private jet he was using struck a snowplough on takeoff. A file picture of Christophe de Margerie who died in a plane crash at the Vnukovo airport in Moscow on Monday REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/Files Standard

FRANCE: Lille mayor Martine Aubry wants to shake-up France's economy, but not government, she says

2014-10-20
0 Martine Aubry broke her silence this weekend after she slammed the government's economic policy for bringing the country to a "standstill." The former Labour minister, who crafted France's iconic 35-hour week, is worried that the government's leaning towards social liberalism will unravel benefits such as unemployment insurance and no work on Sunday.   Lille's mayor Martine Aubry and French Prime Minister Manuel Valls attend an intercommunal convention at Lille-Grand Palais REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol Standard

FRANCE-EUROPE-LIBERIA-SIERRA-LEONE-GUINEA: EU to appoint Ebola czar to battle deadly disease

2014-10-20
0 European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to appoint an Ebola coordinator to bring together resources and funding to tackle the deadly disease before it becomes a global disaster. The EU promised to pledge 500 million euros of aid to countries affected by the crisis, which it says is the "worst" in Europe. An Ebola warning sign at Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer Standard

FRANCE: Classy & glassy, luxury Louis Vuitton unveils cultural centre entirely in glass

2014-10-20
0 French president François Hollande officially opened a new cultural centre by French luxury brand Louis Vuitton on Monday.  The huge ship-shaped structure made of glass, will be open to the public at the end of this week, who can visit it in a botanical garden just outside of Paris. Its uncanny design is the creation of Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. Photo of the exterior of the Louis Vuitton Foundation © Reuters Standard

FRANCE-GERMANY: French ministers in Germany to thrash out budget that EU will buy

2014-10-20
0 France’s budget and economy ministers are to meet their German counterparts in Berlin today, to discuss boosting growth and investment. The German weekly Der Spiegel reports that the two countries are negotiating a deal about France’s draft 2015 budget, which could be rejected by the European Commission. French President Francois Hollande speaks with Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron as Finance Minister Michel Sapin gestures during a meeting at the OECD headquarter in Paris REUTERS/Philipp Standard

: French weekly magazines review 19 October 2014

2014-10-19
0 There two towering issues in the magazines this week: Turkey’s obstruction of allied operations against the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Syria and Iraq and the dwindling political fortunes of conservative comeback kid Nicolas Sarkozy. Standard

FRANCE - UNITED STATES: Paris’s ‘butt plug’ art work not to be reflated after sabotage attack

2014-10-19
0 The American artist who placed an inflatable sculpture resembling a giant anal plug in a posh Paris square is not going to try again after saboteurs attacked it on Thusday night. Paul McCarthy, 69, said he wanted to avoid confrontation and physical violence. Paul McCarthy's Tree in front of the column celebrating Napoleon's victories on the Place Vendôme Reuters/Charles Platiau Standard

Shock and awe as Paris art scene comes alive - FRANCE 24

2014-10-22
The Business of FashionShock and awe as Paris art scene comes aliveFRANCE 24A flurry of cultural activity has swept the French capital this week with a series of high-profile museum openings Paris officials hope will rejuvenate the city's somewhat stuffy image, and prove it still has an edge among the world's art capitals ...'Glass ship' Vuitton museum kicks off art-rich week in ParisExpatica FranceThe Opening Cocktail Party for the Fondation Louis Vuitton in ParisVogue.comFondation Louis Vuitton Takes FlightThe Business of Fashionall 40 news articles »

Paris opera ejects woman in Muslim veil after cast refuses to sing - RT

2014-10-20
RTParis opera ejects woman in Muslim veil after cast refuses to singRTA woman in niqab, a traditional Muslim veil, was asked to leave the opera in Paris after the cast said they wouldn't perform if a solution wasn't found. She had to leave the auditorium, because wearing a veil covering the whole face is banned in France.Paris Opera expels veiled woman during performanceYahoo NewsParis Opera expels veiled woman during Verdi's TraviataFRANCE 24France Moves to Clarify the Rules on Full VeilNew York TimesTelegraph.co.uk -Los Angeles Times -International Business Times UKall 58 news articles »

US artist erects giant green 'butt plug' in Paris - FRANCE 24

2014-10-17
FRANCE 24US artist erects giant green 'butt plug' in ParisFRANCE 24Meanwhile French conservative group Printemps Français (French Spring) took to Twitter to denounce the object as a “humiliation” for Paris. “A giant 24-metre butt plug has been erected at Place Vendome,” the group tweeted. “Place Vendome disfigured ...Paris's 'butt plug' artwork sabotaged as obscenity row ragesRFIParis sculpture removed after vandals strikeU-T San DiegoParis 'sex toy' sculpture raises stormBBC NewsTelegraph.co.uk -Newserall 410 news articles »

Peter Greenberg Worldwide—Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris, France—October 18 ... - Peter Greenberg.com Travel News

2014-10-20
Peter Greenberg.com Travel NewsPeter Greenberg Worldwide—Hotel Plaza Athénée, Paris, France—October 18 ...Peter Greenberg.com Travel Newsathenee This week, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show is broadcasting from the City of Lights: Paris, France, and more specifically, from the newly-renovated Hotel Plaza Athénée. The Hotel Plaza Athénée opened in 1913, and has seen a lot of ...

Ebola: Air France flight from Paris held in Spain - The Local.fr

2014-10-16
The Local.frEbola: Air France flight from Paris held in SpainThe Local.frUPDATED: An Air France flight from Paris was grounded in Madrid on Thursday after passenger fell ill. The sick man, who had just returned from Africa has been isolated while tests are carried out. He complained of shivering but is not reported to have ...Europe Evaluates Ebola Measures as Possibility of New Cases Arises in France ...New York TimesEmergency in Madrid airport over patient with Ebola symptoms on flight from ParisRTAir France passenger tests negative for EbolaThe Local.esHuffington Post -Deutsche Welleall 661 news articles »

Paris, Berlin work on French budget deal for EU: Spiegel - Reuters

2014-10-19
Wall Street JournalParis, Berlin work on French budget deal for EU: SpiegelReutersBERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and France are secretly discussing a deal to enable the European Commission to approve Paris's draft 2015 budget even though it breaks past deficit-cutting commitments, German weekly Der Spiegel said on Sunday. The two ...France Puts Pressure on Germany for Stimulus PlanWall Street Journal19/10/2014Berlin helping Paris dodge EU budget slap: reportExpatica FranceGermany, France to draw up investment plansBellingham HeraldReuters UK -Business Insiderall 260 news articles »

France begins Ebola screenings in Paris airport - euronews

2014-10-18
euronewsFrance begins Ebola screenings in Paris airporteuronewsFrance has begun rolling out Ebola checks at Paris -Charles de Gaulle airport for passengers arriving from Guinea, one of countries worst-affected by the disease. It comes amid growing concerns in Europe over the spread of the disease. Air France ...France introduces Ebola screening at airportTelegraph.co.ukBelgium's main airport to begin Ebola screeningNews & Observerall 95 news articles »

Calculating the Price of Paris - FranceToday.com

2014-10-21
FranceToday.comCalculating the Price of ParisFranceToday.comEver dreamed of picking up and moving to Paris? In the morning, you could hit up one of your favourite boulangeries, like Poilâne, for a baguette (slathered with butter and confiture, bien sûr), then stake your claim to a prime spot at a Parisian ...

France announces Ebola screenings at Paris airport - FRANCE 24

2014-10-16
Globalnews.caFrance announces Ebola screenings at Paris airportFRANCE 24French health officials on Thursday said screening measures for Ebola among passengers arriving from Guinea, one of the main West African countries affected by the deadly disease, would start Saturday at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. France ...France to start Ebola screening at Paris airport on the weekendGlobalnews.caEbola: French nurse 'tests negative' in ParisThe Local.frFrance starts Ebola screening for Guinea flightsRFIall 107 news articles »

The Parisian Sex Toy Christmas Tree Is the Latest Great Art Scandal - TIME

2014-10-20
TIMEThe Parisian Sex Toy Christmas Tree Is the Latest Great Art ScandalTIME'Tree' By Paul McCarthy - Monumental Artwork At Place Vendome In Paris Paul McCarthy's artwork called "Tree" is seen at Place Vendome on October 16 in Paris, France. Chesnot—Getty Images ...Paul McCarthy 'butt plug' sculpture in Paris provokes rightwing backlashThe Guardianall 13 news articles »