The US has Donald Trump. The UK has Brexit. And France, where the fight between urban elites and feeling-forgotten traditionalists rages as fiercely as anywhere, has a court battle over a rooster named Maurice. Today he was handed a winning verdict.
Paris comes to life again post-summer holidays for ‘la rentrée’. This autumn will bring a few changes on the cultural front, as well as some new sights.
If young Macron was the smart kid, Trump was the school bully (he once boasted he gave a teacher a black eye). Not much has changed; relations between the two leaders have been a study in brains v. brawn, on display again at the G7 summit.
Like former US president Barack Obama, France’s Emmanuel Macron has said that the use of chemical weapons in Syria is a “red line” that would prompt a military response. Obama never followed through on his threat, but France has now vowed action.
Among his many ambitious initiatives, French President Emmanuel Macron is looking to make his nation’s language relevant again. Some in the Francophone world say the move stinks of colonialism.
Paris ground to a standstill this week after the heaviest snowfall in nearly 30 years, but was it really all that?
Thousands of people, including relatives, friends and disciples, flocked to Lyon cathedral on Friday, some standing in the rain for hours, to bid a final farewell to the city’s favourite son, Paul Bocuse.
Despite strengthened EU regulations against the promotion and trade of instruments of torture, a Chinese company managed to bring such equipment into France this week and display it at a prominent trade fair.
With tourists returning in huge numbers and a host of exciting new projects underway, the French capital is having a moment again. What a difference a year makes.
Long known for his anti-establishment views, his election to France’s National Assembly makes leftist journalist and filmmaker François Ruffin a part of the very system he has been fighting.