Posts Tagged ‘France’

Women composers rarer than a Sumatran rhino

PARIS• Camille Pepin is part of a very rare breed. She is a female composer.
Women have conquered space, risen in the military ranks, but some ...

Green movement set for clash with populists over pollution cuts

Diplomats, pressure groups and the UN sec-gen aim to spur govts to back deeper cuts in fossil fuel emissions
LONDON • The global environmental movement ...

France and Germany cut bankers some Brexit slack

by LIONEL LAURENT
Just what does a no-deal Brexit look like? Everyone is bracing for it — some even talk of stockpiling food and medicines — but nobody ...

Inside the spectacular rise and fall of an artist’s legacy

When Mark Tobey died, his estate was left without an advocate. His market is just beginning to recover
By JAMES TARMY In 1961, Mark Tobey, a ...

French PM dodges rights questions in Vietnam

By AFP
Ho Chi Minh City • France does not “sweep anything under a rug” when it comes to the issue of human rights in Vietnam, French Prime Minister ...

French winemakers cheer an ‘incredible’ 2018 vintage

A look at France’s top wine-producing regions reveals widespread excitement over a high-volume, high-quality harvest after a disastrous 2017
By ELIN ...

Alsace fights grape theft on horseback

By AFP
France • Few places are more peaceful than the gentle slopes of France’s Alsace wine region — but should any heinous crimes like grape ...

Wasteland makeovers bring creative cool to Paris suburb

Better known for France’s highest crime rate, Seine-Saint-Denis is now welcoming flocks of Parisians to hipster oases
By AFP France • Music throbs ...

France lift second World Cup after classic final

by REUTERS
MOSCOW – France won the World Cup for the second time in spectacular style on Sunday as a 4-2 victory over Croatia in one of the most ...

Umtiti header sends streetwise France into World Cup final

by REUTERS
Samuel Umtiti’s 51st-minute header sent France into the World Cup final with a ruthless 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first ...

Belgium and France face off in mouth-watering semi-final

by REUTERS
Roberto Martinez’s swashbuckling Belgium side head into Tuesday’s semi-final with familiar foes France as the World Cup’s leading scorers, ...

Trade tensions intensify with showdown

China warns it will withdraw commitments it made on trade if the US carries out a separate threat to impose tariffs
WASHINGTON • US President Donald ...