France

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Catherine Deneuve says men should be 'free to hit on' women

French actor signs open letter that claims witch-hunt in wake of Harvey Weinstein scandal poses threat to sexual freedom The revered French actor Catherine Deneuve has hit out at a new puritanism sparked by sexual harassment scandals, declaring that men should be free to hit on women. Deneuve was one of about 100 female French

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France bans fracking and oil extraction in all of its territories

French parliamentarians have passed a law banning fossil fuel extraction. President Macron says he wants France to lead the world with switch to renewables Frances parliament has passed into law a ban on producing oil and gas by 2040, a largely symbolic gesture as the country is 99% dependent on hydrocarbon imports. In Tuesdays vote

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Macron attempts to broker Libyan peace with meeting of leaders

French president convenes talks between heads of rival factions in attempt to increase conflict-ravaged countrys political stability The French president, Emmanuel Macron, is to convene face-to-face talks in Europe between the leaders of the rival Libyan factions in an attempt to bring peace and political stability to the country. A stable ending the flow of

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Cold spring leaves French grape harvest headed for historic low

Agriculture ministry says wine production from Bordeaux to Alsace has dropped dramatically Knocked off course by a cold spring snap, along with neighbouring Charente, as well as Alsace and Jura in the north-east. said Philippe Faure-Brac, who held the title of worlds best sommelier in 1992. At the moment, the weather conditions are not at

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Paris's Pompidou Centre to open gallery in Shanghai

The modern art gallery, which also plans to open branches in South Korea and Belgium, has been in talks for more than a decade with China The regarded as the second most important in the world after the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/19/pariss-pompidou-centre-to-open-gallery-in-shanghai

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French parliamentary election polls point to Macron landslide

First-round results for overseas voters have La Rpublique En Marche candidates ahead in 10 out of 11 constituencies Emmanuel Macrons new centrist party could be within reach of a clear majority in parliamentary elections, with his candidates this week topping the first-round vote in almost all constituencies for French voters abroad. First-round voting across France