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South east France on alert for violent storms after torrential rain and hail hit Paris Five départements in south eastern France were on alert on Thursday morning for violent storms a day after the Paris region was hit by torrential rain and hail showers that left streets flooded.
French government vows to probe and punish any police racism The French government on Wednesday promised to punish any police racism and urged calm after thousands took to the streets in a tense rally to protest the death of a black man in police custody that echoed anger over the killing of George Floyd in the United States.
Cannes annnounces line-up for festival cancelled by Covid From an empty movie theater in Paris, organizers of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday announced the films that would have played at there in May had it not been canceled by the pandemic.
French police brutality in the spotlight as Adama Traoré death surfaces again Thousands of people defied a police protest ban on Tuesday to denounce the death of a young French black man who died in 2016 in police custody. They link the death of Adama Traoré to the killing of George Floyd in the US, but can the two cases be compared? Read More

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Prints of Provence, fabrics on a marketstall

Prints of Provence: “Les Indiennes” colourful fabrics

in History and Traditions by Margo Lestz
How could a fabric that originated in India, was copied by Armenians and outlawed in France, become a symbol of Provence? The kaleidoscope of cotton fabrics that punctuate the Provençal markets today just seem to shout “southern France”. They are decorated with cicadas, olives and flowers in colours that reflect the local…
Mimosa ladies in a group

Mimosa Matters fundraising: past, present and future

in Community by Karen Hockney
Five years ago, Mimosa Matters started life as a conversation over coffee among a group of female expats who had all been touched by cancer and were keen to make a difference to the community they live in. Today, this association has raised almost a quarter of a million euros through a variety of innovative and fun events,…