106 results for 'france'
“In Britain’s interests” he says..How about the Ukrainians Mr Eton Boy?
Barack Obama has ordered a freezing of US assets and visa restrictions on those involved in Russia’s military intervention in Crimea, as Britain’s David Cameron warned President Vladimir Putin “it cannot be business as usual”. Mr Obama signed an executive order aimed at punishing Russians and Ukrainians responsible for “threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine”. The visa ban does not apply to the Russian President, a US official said. The White House’s rebuke came as the European Union... (more)
The World today holds it's breath as several nations, the most powerful ones are at the edge of War that could take us all to our greatest fear. EVERYONE on Earth is effected as the USA, Russia, China the UK and France have war ports all over Earth from Australia, all over Europe and the Middle East and also South America. Ukraine has been taken over by Russia, now the BIG one has raised it's head. The World truly stands on the brink, people must step back and talk. Anyone alive during the Cuban missile crisis will know this fear, this is now on two fronts. Pray, everyone, Man know... (more)
...back to history of these uncommon art dealers’ family. For 10 years, Sylvia Roth struggle in court to get the inheritance her husband Daniel Wildenstein wished to give her. She was deceived by her in-laws who told her that the inheritance would come along with tremendous fiscal debts in France. The story was made up, but Sylvia believed it. Hence she was deceptively convinced not to take her share of the family’s fortune. When she realized she had been played on, Sylvia Roth went to court. It took her several years to convince the court and get 15 million euros from what her... (more)
You've all, I imagine, seen the newsclips showing the French unions demonstrating their disapproval of government action by taking to the streets...but look behind the image and you'll find a disturbing reality.
In the post war political settlement of France, the social actors were defined as government, bosses and unions and these were accordingly represented on the bodies dealing with social policy....notably health, social security and pensions.
The unions, which grew from the struggle for decent conditions for workers, became accustomed to the exercise of power....and accustomed... (more)
...places to get a sense of culture, language, food, geography and all the other elements that a trip outside of one’s physical boundaries provide. While armchair travelling has never had it better, I beg to differ with these pundits of inertia.
I recently wrote a novel set in a part of France I had never visited (my travels in that country up to that point had been limited to Paris and environs). With the assistance of all the online tools and data repositories available to me, I wrote copiously about Strasbourg and Metz, and not in our present day either, but around the time of the ... (more)
It's impossible to imagine a greater contrast between the father and the daughter. The father is Jean-Marie Le Pen, the old bruiser of the French far-right and the former leader of the National Front. Though he took his fascist-style front a long way in the fractious politics of France, his xenophobic skin-head brand was in the end just too gauche for the nation of political chic, locking him into a perpetual ghetto of loyal voters; so far and no further. The daughter is Marine Le Pen, a lawyer, well-dressed, personable and charming. Earlier this year she came top in a leadership poll after... (more)
...this sign, but decided against it. The clerk on duty probably had nothing to do with it, so questioning him would have been fruitless.
The thinking that goes into coming up with an idea like this is interesting to me. I'm reminded of the hypersensitive backlash that was directed at France, with the renaming of French fries to “freedom fries”, simply because that country chose not to go-along-to-get-along with the buildup to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Vive la France!
Fuel, Food & Freedom
What the heck does that mean anyway? Drawing false... (more)
Traveler’s Advisory: On the Mediterranean coast of France, just below Marseilles, sits the small fishing village of Cassis, where it is very easy to fall in love. It was here that I met Helen. She was blond, pretty, brilliant, English.
I knew that she reminded me of someone, though it would take me some time to figure out that this someone was Sophia Western, the heroine of Henry Fielding’s eighteenth-century novel, Tom Jones. Not that I knew Sophia all that well.
We met at teatime. By bedtime we were hopelessly in love: she with a boy from New England who she mistook for an American... (more)
Rwanda will never forget this historical visit of Sarkozy in Kigali after 16 years since the genocide killed more than 800 000 people in Rwanda in three months. In 1994, Rwanda lived a tragedy of genocide. Rwanda has always accused France of having helped the Interahamwe militia by training them and providing them with weaponries to carry out the genocide and that France helped them to flee to the former Zaire, today Congo to Kinshasa by openig a corridor for them.
When the new government came in Rwanda, that of Rwandan Patriotic Front_ RPF under Kagame, France was alleged to have been... (more)
... to fill my pockets with traveler’s checks and send me off to Sindelfingen, Germany, home of the Mercedes Benz factory, to pick up a ‘good, safe car’ for my trip. From there I would set out to tour Europe for several weeks before flying home.
My plan was to spend most of my time in France. Back in high school I had fallen deeply in love with my French teacher, and, in an effort to win her heart, had actually learned to speak her language. Things never worked out between us, her husband and three children having proved to be insurmountable obstacles. But the fringe benefit was ... (more)