http://www.france24.com/en/sites/all/modules/maison/aef_player/flash/player.swf …of tax increases in 2011, “Become Outraged” and New Years Eve cocktail ideas
Pivotal Paris Politics – 2010 France in Retrospect
It’s the enf of yet another year – and in keeping with the season, lonely editors and reporters, and dedicated ones too – take this down time to pull together the highlights of the past year. often compelling them into the “best of…’ whatever it is books, movies … whatever it is …of the year….
Rising River Seine
France 24 among others reports on the river Seine recording exceptionally high water levels – apparently the highest since 1910. There isn’t much evidence of any official acknowledgement of an imminent flooding of the Seine’s banks (or any apparent bursting of the river toward the streets of central Paris!) – but should it happen, that…
Paris Voice: ‘Webzine’ for English speaking Parisians
Came across a useful link to a ‘webzine’ for English speaking Parisians (click on the heading above) The webzine seems to be a useful collection of events in and around Paris, travel to various parts of France, practical tips on life in Paris – and several other useful bits of info for Parisians still brushing…
Newspapers in Paris – becoming easier with death, clearing confusion over the strikes
it is not quite clear yet whether the strikes are over or not, if one looks at today’s papers in Paris. And, also in from Switzerland – perhaps death is not so much of a taboo subject, we need to become more at ease about the subject. Maybe bring it up at a party, over…
All about Pension reform: The week in retrospect
Click above for a comprehensive report on the battle over pensions.
Senate responds to French public…
As French protestors across the country stood up against pension reform – the response from the senate seems to be “deal with it’ or more crudely, “yeah, whatever”. :-)…. <a href="http://www.france24.com/en/sites/all/modules/maison/aef_player/flash/player.swf“>
dialogue of the deaf?
click above for latest reporting from France 24 on protest action in France, in sharp contrast to the negligible opposition to a recent announcement of a similar pension reform in the UK.
Celine Dion under observation ahead of delivery of twins!
Well, she’s not French but, of course one of the biggest selling French-speaking artists of all time – and news just in that she is being monitored in preparation for the delivery of twins! (click above)