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Spring in Paris, My Adopted City, After the Attacks

“Heures Heureuses!” — Happy Hours! — trumpeted the chalkboard menu on the terrace of 92, rue de Charonne. And as I sipped my cocktail at an outdoor table, absorbing the euphoria of a perfect spring evening, the words felt more like an apt description than a promotion.<p>In a haze of cigarette smoke …

French government uses special power to pass labor reform

The French government has decided to use special powers to pass a hotly contested labor reform without vote in the lower house of parliament.<p>The decision to use the article 49-3 of the Constitution was made Tuesday after the government failed to find a compromise on the bill with legislators and …

French Government

A Paris museum puts the immigration back in French history

On a wide boulevard of the 12th arrondissement of Paris, the Art-Deco palace that houses the National Museum of the History of Immigration stands like a tall and ornate temple.<p>This 1931 building was originally intended to honor France’s colonial empire, which is evident from the wall paintings and …

France sex scandal spurs call for end to 'code of silence'

PARIS (Reuters) - Five years after the sex scandal that forced IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn to resign, hundreds of female French politicians on Tuesday denounced sexual harassment in the corridors of power and a Mafia-style code of silence that lets it go unpunished.<p>Denis Baupin (L), French …

Sexual Harassment

France labour reforms: Protests as government pushes through bill

<b>Protests have broken out across France after the government forced through controversial labour reforms.</b><p>In Nantes, protesters clashed with security forces. In Paris police fired tear gas at demonstrators outside the National Assembly.<p>Earlier, the cabinet approved using special powers to pass the …

Venezuela

Paris Wants to Make the Seine Swimmable by 2024

But the idea faces an uphill struggle.<p>By 2024, the River Seine in Paris will be clean enough to swim in. That’s the grand ambition declared by Paris’s City Hall this week. Parts of the Canal Saint Martin, which flows through eastern Paris into the Seine itself, could even be fit to bathe in as …

Swimming Pools