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Eugène Atget and the Art of Old Paris

Eugène Atget and the Art of Old Paris

  Eugène Atget was a 19th century French documentary photographer, and an enigma. Later in life, he was noted for recording old Paris’ architecture and street scenes before their disappearance to modernization. Details of Atget’s early life are obscure. Born in 1857, he was orphaned by the age of five and was brought up by his […]

SARS Virus Lost by Pasteur Institute

SARS Virus Lost by Pasteur Institute

France’s Pasteur Institute has managed to lose 2,349 vials filled with fragments of the SARS virus, though it is not clear how. The SARS virus killed about 750 people in the 2003 outbreak, but L’Institut Pasteur, or the Pasteur Institute, has given its assurances that the samples of the virus that have been lost were […]

France Brings in Ban on Out-of-Hours Email

France Brings in Ban on Out-of-Hours Email

By inexorable osmosis, since the advent of the smartphone in the early 1990s, emails have followed workers into every corners of their lives and at all hours. Once upon a faraway time, people left their offices for the day, put on their coats and went home.  They did not have to think about their work […]

Francois Hollande Is Unfavorable in France

Francois Hollande Is Unfavorable in France

Election results in France have deemed President Francois Hollande and his Socialist party to be unfavorable with voters after major losses in Sunday’s elections. His government lost over 150 towns and cities in France’s local elections, which were referred to as “Black Sunday.” There were significant electoral gains made by Hollande’s political rivals, the Union […]

Love Locks No More as American Expats Hail Them Paris Bridge Hazard

Love Locks No More as American Expats Hail Them Paris Bridge Hazard

In a most unromantic move two American women living in the French capital of Paris have lambasted the tourist driven obsession of attaching love locks to the Ponts Des Arts Bridge. The female duo, Lisa Anselmo and Lisa Taylor Duff, have launched a campaign to rid the bridges of Paris of these love tokens as […]

France Socialists Retain Stronghold in Paris After Elections

France Socialists Retain Stronghold in Paris After Elections

France’s first cycle of municipal elections left Socialists defeated throughout the country. France’s far right political party the National Front headed by Marine Le Pen gained headway throughout the hexagon. Center Left Socialist Party lead by President Francois Hollande remains unpopular after two years in power, with almost zero economic growth and high unemployment. While […]

France Municipal Election Gains for Far Right

France Municipal Election Gains for Far Right

France’s far-right National Front party saw significant gains in the first round of voting in municipal elections, indicating a significant shift in voter favor. In the key northern town of Henin-Beaumont, National Front candidate Steeve Briois has already won outright, taking 50.26 percent of the vote and preempting any need for a final round of […]

Treasure of San Gennaro Travels to Paris

Treasure of San Gennaro Travels to Paris

The Treasure of San Gennaro is one of the largest collections of jewelry in the world, comparable to the crown jewels of England or France. It is also one of the most important and valuable collections of religious art. The Musee Maillol in Paris presents 70 pieces of the Treasure of San Gennaro from March 19 […]

Paris Pollution Hits, Government Imposes Driving Ban

Paris Pollution Hits, Government Imposes Driving Ban

As severe pollution hits Paris, the government has decided to impose a partial driving ban on Monday. The ban, which started at 5:30 a.m. and will continue until midnight, demands those with license plates ending in even numbers to leave their cars at home Monday, only allowing cars with odd-numbered license plates on the road. […]

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