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French bishop admits Church has "neglected" victims of sexual abuse As bishops from around the world gather at the Vatican this week for a summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals within the Catholic Church, the head of the Bishops’ Conference of France (CEF) has lashed out against “unhealthy veneration” of the Church which can stop victims ...
French firm strikes Saudi weapons deal despite Yemen pressure Saudi Arabia's state arms producer and a French government-majority firm signed an agreement Sunday on a joint venture to boost the kingdom's navy, amid calls to halt weapons sales to Riyadh over it role in Yemen.
Former bodyguard to French president files legal complaint over recordings Former Presidential security aide, Alexandre Benalla has filed a legal complaint against ‘persons unknown’ over French news website Mediapart’s publication of secret audio recordings made last year between himself and a former policeman, at the same time the pair were under investigation into May Day protest violence.
Carnival celebrations in Nice poke fun at world leaders This year's Carnival festivities in the southern French city of Nice poked fun at world leaders, including US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

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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,…