The city of Paris released a music video on September 12 imploring people to refrain from urinating in public. The quirky production is making a splash on social media.
Some 12 million French children head back to school on Monday. Many will be affected by Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer’s reforms: smaller classes, a cell phone ban, a four-day school week, and new tests for young students.
A public urinal installed on the posh banks of the Île Saint-Louis in Paris has been vandalised and stuffed with feminine hygiene products. Police suspect feminist protest group Femen. The group denies any involvement.
The festive spirit after France won its second World Cup final in 20 years imbued every corner of the city, including a Salvation Army shelter in northeastern Paris, where several dozen migrants gathered to watch the match.
The dean of the Montpellier law school and another professor were suspended from their duties on Thursday morning. They were taken into police custody on Wednesday under suspicion of facilitating a violent attack on student protestors.
The trial of Jawad Bendaoud, landlord to two of the November 13 Paris attackers, became something of a spectacle in the French press this week with the defendant being mocked for his unintentionally comic testimony.
President Emmanuel Macron ran for office on a promise to revitalise the economy and shed France’s reputation as a place that is hostile to business. Less than a year into his tenure, his efforts have started to pay off.
French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday where he is expected to ask the UK to take in more refugees from the Calais area and increase its funding for securing the border.
French Mayor Aude Picard-Wolff has made waves for refusing to greet colleagues with a traditional kiss on each cheek, sending an email in December to the 73 village councillors saying: “From now on, I would prefer to shake hands, like men do.”