Tag Archives: France

France commemorates Battle of Verdun

France has been marking the centenary of the Battle of Verdun – one of the most savagely fought and highest casualty battles of World War One. About 300 people in period costume gathered at dawn at the site to march down the narrow lane where the fighting began exactly 100 years ago. The battle lasted 300 days and left an ...

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Lance's Tour de France is no tour de force as BRIAN VINER reviews The Program

By Brian Viner, Film Critic for the Daily Mail Published: 17:56 EST, 15 October 2015 | Updated: 20:16 EST, 15 October 2015 The Program (15) Verdict: So-so drug-cheat drama  This dramatisation of the rise and fall of the morally delinquent cyclist Lance Armstrong certainly comes with heavyweight credentials. The director is the vastly experienced Stephen Frears, whose last film was ...

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France can now block suspected terrorism websites without a court order

A new decree that went into effect today allows the French government to block websites accused of promoting terrorism and publishing child pornography, without seeking a court order. Under the new rules, published last week by France’s Ministry of the Interior, internet service providers (ISPs) must take down offending websites within 24 hours of receiving a government order. French Interior Minister ...

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France reclaims title: world’s largest wine maker

PARIS (AP) — France has reclaimed its crown as world’s biggest wine producer after a poor 2014 harvest saw Italy’s wine production plunge 15 percent. French vignerons will produce around 46.2 million hectoliters of wine — about 6.16 billion bottles — this year, up 10 percent from a year earlier. Italy, whose winemakers have out-produced France’s for the last two ...

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