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THE FRENCH RIVIERA'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWS MAGAZINE
THE FRENCH RIVIERA'S ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWS MAGAZINE

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Violence against women: France launches 24/7 communication service With eight in 10 French women saying they are afraid to be out alone at night, the French government has launched a national information and awareness campaign on violence against women.
Princess Charlene’s foundation backs major WHO drowning prevention ambitions Following a meeting of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, attended by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, a landmark global drowning prevention resolution has been enacted. It is the first in the history of the World Health Organisation.  
Games of the Small States of Europe: 33 medals for Monaco Monaco finished fourth in the Games of the Small State of Europe, winning 33 medals over the course of a week's worth of intense competition in Malta, including 13 golds. 
How to use the Carlo app and what are the benefits? Shop locally, but with a financial incentive: that’s the concept behind the Carlo app, an innovative payment system that backs local business by giving shoppers 5% cashback on their purchases. 
French parliament speaker vows to block pension law repeal attempt
French parliament speaker vows to block pension law repeal attempt The representative of the far-left France Unbowed party Mathilde Panot announced on Wednesday that her group will file a no confidence motion against the government. This, after the speaker of France's parliament said she would block an attempt to repeal a recent law raising the retirement age to 64.
Fermented foods: from ancient traditions to modern wellness In this article, we'll delve into the fascinating world of fermented foods, exploring their production process, nutritional transformations, and the remarkable advantages they offer.
French mayor to raise cost of water due to drought
French mayor to raise cost of water due to drought The mayor of a French town has announced that he will be increasing the water bills of his constituents, in a bid to encourage everyone to save water during the summer as the country faces more drought warnings.
Françoise Gilot, French artist who loved and left Picasso, dies at 101
Françoise Gilot, French artist who loved and left Picasso, dies at 101 French painter Françoise Gilot, who created artworks for more than 60 years but was better known for her rocky relationship with the much older Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, has passed away at the age of 101.
Prehistoric standing stones in western France destroyed during construction of DIY store
Prehistoric standing stones in western France destroyed during construction of DIY store Thirty nine ancient standing stones at the Neolithic site of Carnac, in north-west France, have been destroyed during the construction of a Mr Bricolage DIY store, it has been revealed.
Parliamentary report highlights French far-right party's links to Russia
Parliamentary report highlights French far-right party's links to Russia Marine Le Pen's far-right Rassemblement National party has "acted as a communication channel" for Russia, concludes the draft report of a six-month enquiry into foreign interference in French politics.
NBA legend to be official starter of the 24 Hours of Le Mans’ 100th edition  The centenary edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race will be kicked off by NBA star LeBron James, who joins a host of other celebrities who have previously done the honours.  
Sailing: Team Malizia four points off the lead in The Ocean Race The Ocean Race has returned to Europe. After travelling around the world, the flotilla arrived in Aarhus, Denmark last week with Monaco's Team Malizia within touching distance of the overall lead.
Can second-home owners in France get a carte de séjour?
Can second-home owners in France get a carte de séjour? The French government has put in place an online process for regular visitors in France to get a carte de séjour - here's who is eligible for this and how to apply.
US buries unknown WWI soldier in France, 100 years after his death
US buries unknown WWI soldier in France, 100 years after his death More than a century after he was killed fighting in World War I, an unidentified American soldier will be reburied on Wednesday at a military cemetery in northern France. Thousands of US servicemen who died in the conflict remain missing, but finding them is no easy task. 
French Word of the Day: Bébête
French Word of the Day: Bébête This French word might come in handy when describing the pesky ants that keep trying to make their way into your kitchen.
France's presidential palace digs deep to cut fossil fuels and heating bills
France's presidential palace digs deep to cut fossil fuels and heating bills Works are underway to install geothermal energy in Paris's Elysée Palace, bringing the huge 18th century building into line with President Emmanuel Macron's goals on renewables.
CSM’s Denis Allemand speaks on ambitious project to study coral reefs and the impact of climate change The secrets of the world’s coral reefs are slowly being uncovered thanks to the ambitious Tara Pacific Expedition, co-led by the Centre Scientifique de Monaco’s Denis Allemand.  
French parliament head to block bid to axe pension reform
French parliament head to block bid to axe pension reform The speaker of France's parliament said on Wednesday she would block an attempt to repeal a recent law raising the retirement age which was enacted after months of protests.
ANALYSIS: Who won the great French pension battle?
ANALYSIS: Who won the great French pension battle? It is all over. After five months the great pensions battle of 2023 is won and lost, writes John Lichfield. So from the unions to the politicians to the French people themselves - who are the winners and losers?
Paris' Louvre safeguarding Ukraine art treasures
Paris' Louvre safeguarding Ukraine art treasures The Louvre in Paris is hosting 16 works of art, including 1,500-year-old Byzantine icons, from a museum in Kyiv in order to protect them from the war, it said on Wednesday.
What are the penalties for filing a late tax declaration in France?
What are the penalties for filing a late tax declaration in France? The sanctions for being late with your French tax declaration can be costly - but in some cases, can be avoided.
France hopes to get people back into work with 'new' jobseeker agency
France hopes to get people back into work with 'new' jobseeker agency The French government is due to present its "full employment" bill to the Council of Ministers this Wednesday in legislation that will create France Travail – the successor to Pôle Emploi, the national jobseeker service.
Photos: Prince Albert II visits family château in the Haute-Loire While on a tour of the Haute-Loire in central-southern France, Prince Albert II paid a visit to the Château de Lavoûte-Polignac, a charming estate that remains in the family and belongs to his cousin, the Duke Armand-Charles de Polignac. 
French pension reform protests falter despite anger
French pension reform protests falter despite anger Around 300,000 people took part in protests in Paris on Tuesday according to the CGT union, the lowest turnout since protests against the government's unpopular pension reform started at the beginning of the year.
French Open: Djokovic, Alcaraz advance towards semi-final showdown
French Open: Djokovic, Alcaraz advance towards semi-final showdown World number one Carlos Alcaraz survived a third set wobble to cruise past fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-2 6-1 7-6(5) on Tuesday (June 6) and earn a spot in the French Open last four.
Formula E: First win of the season for MSG in Jakarta Max Günther took the chequered flag in Jakarta, Indonesia on Sunday to secure Maserati MSG Racing's first win of the season and Maserati's first single-seater victory since 1957.
Macron hails next generation of Kieffer commando during D-Day commemorations
Macron hails next generation of Kieffer commando during D-Day commemorations French President Emmanuel Macron commemorated the World War II Normandy landings in the company of 100 year-old Léon Gautier – the last living Frenchman to have taken part in the D-Day operation on 6 June, 1944.
France's last surviving D-Day commando joins 79th anniversary commemorations
France's last surviving D-Day commando joins 79th anniversary commemorations Leon Gautier, the last surviving member of the French commandos who stormed the Normandy beaches defended by Hitler's troops in 1944, on Tuesday joined President Emmanuel Macron at a seafront ceremony marking the 79th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
Belarus' Sabalenka defeats Ukraine's Svitolina to reach French Open semis, comes out against war
Belarus' Sabalenka defeats Ukraine's Svitolina to reach French Open semis, comes out against war Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, the world tennis number two, said on Tuesday she did not want her country to be in any conflict and did not support the war in Ukraine.
French court hands down jail terms to attackers of first lady's relative
French court hands down jail terms to attackers of first lady's relative A French court on Monday sentenced two men to jail after convicting them on charges of beating up the great-nephew of France's first lady Brigitte Macron last month outside her family's chocolate shop.
French unions make ultimate push to derail pension reform
French unions make ultimate push to derail pension reform Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take to the streets across France on Tuesday for what will be the fourteenth day of demonstrations since January to oppose French President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform.
Macron marks 1,000 year anniversary of iconic Mont-Saint-Michel
Macron marks 1,000 year anniversary of iconic Mont-Saint-Michel France’s iconic abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel is celebrating 1,000 years since the laying of its first stone in 923, with President Emmanuel Macron marking the occasion in Normandy on the eve of the 79th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

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