France secured a 27 10 bonus point win with tries from Romain Ntamack, Yoahn Huget and a late Gregory Alldritt brace as the injury hit Dark Blues contributed to their own downfall for the second game running.Defeat to Ireland a fortnight ago was also self inflicted and now Gregor Townsend s men are left with two games against Wales and England the world s number four and three ranked sides to salvage some pride from a Championship that has so far produced only a win over whipping boys Italy.
The French government will adopt an international organization's definition of anti Semitism and propose a law to reduce hate speech from being circulated online, French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday.Macron, speaking at the annual dinner of a Jewish organization, said France and other parts of Europe have seen in recent years "a resurgence of anti Semitism that is probably unprecedented since World War II. "
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By Agence France PresseAn alleged cat burglar from Hong Kong reportedly smuggled two stolen Persian kittens through Taiwan 's biggest airport by hiding them under her clothes and pretending to be pregnant, local media said Tuesday.
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France on Sunday denied British media reports that President Emmanuel Macron had offered concessions on the Irish backstop to end the stalemate over Brexit negotiations.
next Image 1 of 2A yellow vest protester runs amid tear gas during scuffles with riot police officers Saturday, Feb.16, 2019 in Paris. Hundreds of yellow vest protesters marched through Paris, one of seven scattered demonstrations in the French capital Saturday, for the 14th straight weekend. (AP Photo Thibault Camus) prev Image 2 of 2Reporters follow demonstrators during scuffles with riot police officers Saturday, Feb.16, 2019 in Paris. Hundreds of yellow vest protesters marched through Paris, one of seven scattered demonstrations in the French capital Saturday, for the 14th straight weekend. (AP Photo Thibault Camus)
Paris judicial authorities opened an investigation Sunday into anti Semitic remarks hurled at Alain Finkielkraut a day earlier as he accompanied his mother in law to her Left Bank home in Paris.The investigation is being conducted into "public insult based on origin, ethnicity, nationality, race or religion " after a band of men in the protest march raged at Finkielkraut. "Go back to Tel Aviv, " "Zionist, " and "France is our land " were among the insults captured on video.
The firm sold its coupons in 50 shops as of 2018, after its collaboration with Ingenico Digycode;s coupons will be sold in over 10,000 shops across France. Users can buy coupons worth 20, 50 or 200 Euros and then redeem it on their website, the firm will charge users an 8% fee for their service.In an interview with the local Crypto news outlet Cryptonaute, CEO of Digycode said:
Bitcoin, XRP, Ethereum, Litecoin and Dash are reportedly expanding to 10,000 points of sale throughout France.Digycode first rolled out its crypto coupons last year. The startup says it s now expanding to over 10,000 shops through a collaboration with Paris based payments giant Ingenico, according to local news outlet Cryptonaute. The leading payments firm reported $2.8 billion in revenue in 2017.
In a speech to the Paris based International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, Macron unveiled his strategy to help the French car industry fend off competition on electric vehicles and autonomous cars from Asian and U.S. tech giants.The plan comes after Germany in November set aside 1 billion euros to support battery cell production to reduce dependence on Asian suppliers and shore up jobs at home that may be at risk from the shift away from combustion engines.
A study by the International Council for Clean Transportation (ICCT) has looked at the purchase, fuel and tax costs of running different types of the VW Golf, Europe s best selling car, in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway.Comparing the costs of the Golf s battery electric, hybrid, petrol and diesel versions over four years, researchers found that in all five countries, the electric Golf was the cheapest vehicle to own thanks to benefits such as lower taxes, lower fuel prices and higher subsidies.
Agence France Presse Chinese cinema rides high at the global box office this week with two science fiction films, ”The Wandering Earth ” and ”Crazy Alien ”, taking first and second place respectively. They are followed by ”The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part ”.
French media circles are reeling from the revelation that a group of 30 male journalists had created a secret group on Facebook dubbed the ;Ligue du LOL; which they used for years to harass female journalists.The group was exposed late last week, and a handful have already been fired. According to reports, the group formed in 2010 and mocked women, in some cases using pornographic memes, according to France 24.