French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that his government would push through a pension overhaul despite fierce protests from unions behind one of the country’s biggest transport strikes in decades.
The French capital’s Opera Bastille has been silent for nearly a month because its orchestra is on strike, but on Tuesday the musicians performed on the steps of the opera house to bring attention to their anger at planned pension reforms.
A French court on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit brought by star chef Marc Veyrat seeking to force the prestigious Michelin restaurant guide to hand over its reasons for stripping his restaurant of a third star just a year after he won it.
Starting January 1, three single-use plastic products will be banned in France: plates, cups, and cotton buds. More will be banned next year, marking the first steps toward the government’s goal of phasing out all single-use plastics by 2040.
On Monday, one of France’s largest infrastructure conglomerates closed the purchase of a near-majority share in Toulouse airport, under Chinese ownership since a 2015 privatisation. The Chinese company Casil is earning nearly €200 million on the sale,…
French restaurants are struggling to cope with the effects of ongoing nationwide strikes over pension reform plans on what is normally one of the busiest days of the year, New Year’s Eve.
In her new book Consent (Le consentement), French writer and publisher Vanessa Springora says that she became the sexual “prey” of author Gabriel Matzneff at age 14. The book has reignited a sharp public debate about paedophilia, around an author who …
THIS in-form angler could not have been happier after catching this jumbo perch – but then managed to throw his phone straight into the water!
Charlie Coppolo was just scrolling through the pictures he’d taken of the 4 lb 10 oz specimen when the phone …Continue reading »
SPECIMEN ace James Crameri, who has one of the most impressive coarse fish PB lists, smashed his chub record with this 7 lb 13 oz giant.
James beat his old PB of 7 lb 6 oz from the River Lea when he tackled his favourite Great …Continue reading »
DOES work always get in the way with your fishing plans? Maybe you can take a leaf out of Dr Mark Everard’s book, and juggle things smartly…
Mark had a work meeting in mid-Wales, but he managed to squeeze in two grayling sessions on the River Irfon. …Continue reading »