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26  novembre     01h56
Slower ski lifts and less artificial snow: French resorts tackle energy crisis
Reuters    Chamonix pledges to slow lifts during less busy times and Val Thorens will reduce heating levels in buildings and limit use of snow cannonsSki resort managers in the French Alps are scrambling to find ways to conserve energy as part of a national effort to reduce consumption with about half the
25  novembre     12h21
French team to build replica of William the Conqueror’s warship
Kim Willsher in Paris    Viking style vessel is based on the one that launched invasion of England in and its makers hope to sail it across ChannelOn September William Duke of Normandy set sail in La Mora the flagship of a huge fleet that would invade and conquer England Now a historical society on France
A gentle calm’: France’s streets once again echo to sound of working horses
Angelique Chrisafis in Hennebont    Towns say they are not driven by nostalgia as they opt for horsepowered bin collections and school runsThe clip clop of hooves marked the start of the morning rubbish collection in the Brittany town of Hennebont as Dispar a Breton draft horse pulled a small cart towards the waste bins on a
24  novembre     20h32
Channel dinghy tragedy: investigation confirms boat was in UK waters
Diane Taylor    Marine Accident Investigation Branch condemned for slow progress in determining how last November s tragedy occurredBereaved families who lost relatives in a mass drowning in the Channel a year ago have criticised the UK body investigating the tragedy for a lack of progress in determining how and
French McKinsey investigation widened to cover election campaigns
Angelique Chrisafis in Paris    Prosecutor looking into allegations about and elections which were won by Emmanuel MacronFrance s financial prosecutor has opened an investigation into the role of consultancy groups including McKinsey in the and French election races when Emmanuel Macron was elected and then
France moves closer to making abortion a constitutional right
Angelique Chrisafis in Paris    Lower house approves resolution to guarantee access to the right to voluntarily end a pregnancy France has moved a step closer to becoming the first country in the world to enshrine abortion as a constitutional right after lawmakers approved a resolution in the lower house to guarantee access to
I wrote 350 songs, and I couldn’t sing you one of them’: disco maestro Daniel Vangarde breaks his silence
Alexis Petridis    The legend behind songs like D I S C O and the father of half of Daft Punk ruled the s then scorned the music industry for decades With the reissue of his own wildly eclectic oeuvre he is re emerging brieflyAlmost the first thing Daniel Vangarde says when he walks into the Paris office
Emperor Charles V’s secret code cracked after five centuries
Agence France-Presse in Nancy    Letter from reveals Spanish king s fears of a French assassination plot against him A team of researchers have cracked a five century old code that reveals a rumoured French plot to kill Charles V Charles the Holy Roman emperor and king of Spain was one of the most powerful men of the th
Over 20,000 died in western Europe’s summer heatwaves, figures show
Sandra Laville    This year s temperatures would have been virtually impossible without climate crisis scientists sayMore than people died across western Europe in this summer s heatwaves in temperatures that would have been virtually impossible without climate breakdown figures show Analysis of excess
Bereaved relatives write to Rishi Sunak on anniversary of Channel drowning
Diane Taylor    Prime minister urged to prevent future tragedies by relatives of refugees who died one year agoSixteen bereaved relatives of refugees who drowned in the Channel have written to Rishi Sunak on the first anniversary of their loved ones deaths urging him to make changes to prevent future
Casque d’Or review - Jacques Becker’s gripping tragic drama of Parisian lowlife
Peter Bradshaw    Simone Signoret stars in a dark tale of love in the belle époque underworld that is a unmissable classic with a pitilessly grim finaleA th anniversary rerelease for this film by a masterly French director who is known for his craftsmanship but deserves also to be known for his artistry Jacques
23  novembre     19h00
France was in denial about Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, says Boris Johnson - video
Angelique Chrisafis in Paris    Boris Johnson has said France was in denial until the last minute about Vladimir Putin s intention to invade Ukraine In an interview with CNN he also said Germany initially wanted Russia to have a quick victory over Ukraine due to economic ties with Moscow The countries eventually changed their
Three men helped driver commit 2016 Bastille day atrocity, court hears
Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor    Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel implicated three men in plot to drive heavy truck into crowd in The year old Tunisian delivery driver who ploughed a heavy truck into a crowd gathered to watch fireworks on the Nice seafront on Bastille day killing people and injuring more than would
Germany rejects Boris Johnson’s claims it said Ukraine should fold to Russia
Angelique Chrisafis in Paris    German official says former UK PM has unique relationship with the truth in rebuttal of Johnson s claimsRussia Ukraine war latest updatesGermany has angrily dismissed claims by Boris Johnson that in the run up to the Russian invasion of Ukraine it said it would be better for Ukraine to fold
Pedestrian jungle’: the row in Paris over rented e-scooters
Andrew Donkin    Road safety concerns scooters strewn across the ground and questions over environmental credentials could lead to a banParis is considering a ban on rented electric scooters warning that its fleet of for hire scooters presents safety concerns is stressing pedestrians clogs up city
The Terminal Man’ lived in a Paris airport for 18 years. I’ll never forget the weeks I spent with him
AFP in Bordeaux    Mehran Karimi Nasseri arrived without papers at Charles de Gaulle airport in and didn t leave until We shared its metal benches a bomb scare and many many Filets O Fish He s been living in an airport for nearly years said my agent My morning s writing had been blissfully
French joy contrasts with Australian despair after World Cup thrashing - video
Ronald Bergan    France fans were in a frenzy in Paris cafes and outside Qatar s Al Janoub Stadium as Les Bleus began the defence for their World Cup title in style with a thrashing of Australia The Socceroos took a stunning lead when Craig Goodwin finished Mathew Leckie s cross after nine minutes prompting a
22  novembre     10h50
Angler catches world’s largest goldfish named ’the Carrot’ - video
   Angler Andy Hackett caught the world s largest goldfish weighing more than kg at Bluewater Lakes in Champagne France The fish known as the Carrot was put into the lake years ago and is a hybrid species of a leather carp and koi thought to be the second largest of its type ever caught
21  novembre     20h25
Man, 31, charged with abduction and murder of schoolgirl in France
   Killing comes a month after year old girl murdered in Paris in a crime that shocked nationA year old man has been charged over the abduction and murder of a schoolgirl in France one month after the killing of a girl in Paris caused outrage The latest victim a year old named as Vanesa in
Jean-Marie Straub obituary
   French film maker who challenged the primacy of narration and orthodox notions of realismJean Marie Straub who has died aged and his wife Danièle Huillet worked together as film makers for more than years Straub Huillet as they were often called by French critics broke away from