• Salute to Julius A gentle spring breeze is coming in from the dunes just behind me. On the beach below, a little boy is playing football at low tide. An older couple is sitting on a bench overlooking the peaceful sea. Maybe they are just old enough to remember what happened here, today exactly 72 years ago. On June 6, 1944, an eclectic […] 0 Comments 6 June 2016
  • Face-Off
    France’s ruling Socialist Party held its congress last weekend in Poitiers. After weeks of tensions, it managed to avoid a nasty split between supporters of the government and President Hollande, and those who criticise his perceived tilt towards the right of centre. But these disagreements are still simmering and could hurt Hollande’s re-election prospects in […]
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  • France: one of the World's most expensive countries
    France is the 10th most expensive country in the world, according to the International Comparison Program study (ICP), published this week by the World Bank. In the ranking, where the global average is 100, France scores 151.4. Only two months ago, Paris came the second as the most expensive in the world, in a survey […]
    0 Comments 4 May 2014
  • Face-Off
    Is it time for the French president to reshuffle his unpopular government?
    0 Comments 6 March 2014
  • The World This Week
    Hollande's personal life, Dieudonné, Syria and the 'anti-Amazon' law: this is The World This Week.
    0 Comments 12 January 2014
  • The Fun of France
    Stop being so Parisian, Janine, and get your facts straight!
    0 Comments 6 January 2014
  • Trailer ‘Welcome to New York’ online
    The trailer of director Abel Ferrara‘s new film ‘Welcome to New York’, on the sex scandal of former IMF-chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, or ‘DSK’ was put online today. The role of Dominique Strauss-Kahn is played by Franco-Russian actor Gerard Dépardieu. In the film DSK’s wife (now ex-wife, after 21 years of marriage), the famous journalist Anne […]
    0 Comments 16 May 2013
  • Marriage? No thanks!
    How to defend same-sex marriage if you think marriage in general is a travesty?
    0 Comments 18 December 2012
  • The World This Week – 02.11.2012
    Sandy, China and Google: the topics of this week's The World This Week.
    0 Comments 4 November 2012
  • The World This Week – 01.06.2012
    Start the weekend with a good argument. France 24 teams and the International Herald Tribune team up with our round table of Paris-based journalists in The World This Week hosted by François Picard. Every Friday at 7.10 pm. This week: Syria, Rwanda and the European Union. Part 1: Part 2: 06/02/2012 THE WORLD THIS WEEK […]
    0 Comments 5 July 2012