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The Many Faces of British Poverty in France
Offbeat  (tags: British, Poverty, France, Europe )

Ray
- 29 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A little-known charity has been helping out destitute British people in France for nearly 200 years. If the causes of poverty were once wars and revolutions, now it's more likely to be a house purchase gone wrong.
Channel Tunnel Is 20 Years Old: In Numbers
Offbeat  (tags: Channel Tunnel, France, UK, Europe )

Ray
- 76 days ago - bbc.co.uk
It is 20 years since the Channel Tunnel was officially opened. Both Queen Elizabeth II and France's President Francois Mitterrand attended the initial ceremony in Calais on 6 May 1994, before travelling through the Tunnel,
Dien Bien Phu: Did the US Offer France An A-Bomb?
Offbeat  (tags: Dien Bien Phu, A-bomb, France, USA )

Ray
- 77 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Sixty years ago this week, French troops were defeated by Vietnamese forces at Dien Bien Phu. As historian Julian Jackson explains, it was a turning point in the history of both nations,
Britain, France Deploy 8 Fighter Jets to Lithuania and Poland
Offbeat  (tags: Air Force, Conflict, EU, France, Military, NATO, Planes, Russia, UK, Ukraine )

Ray
- 83 days ago - rt.com
UK and France deployed eight fighter jets to Lithuania and Poland to strengthen NATO air defense over the Baltic regions amid rising tensions in Ukraine, according to officials.
France Designates Animals as 'Living Beings'
Offbeat  (tags: france, animals, living beings, EU, bill, good news )

Marie
- 96 days ago - thetimes.co.uk
They have been relegated to the status of personal property since Napoleonic days -- no different from tables or chairs.
US Blasts Europe's Plan for Anti-Snooping Network as 'Unfair Advantage'
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Europe, France, Germany, Hacking, Information Technology, Intelligence, Internet, Merkel, Politics, Robert Bridge, Security, Snowden, Social networks )

Ray
- 106 days ago - rt.com
US officials on Friday slammed plans to construct an EU-centric communication system, designed to prevent emails and phone calls from being swept up by the NSA, warning that such a move is a violation of trade laws.
You're Barking Up the Wrong Tree, M'Lud! Tango the Labrador Takes the WITNESS STAND in French Murder Trial
Offbeat  (tags: Tango, Labrador, dog, witness, cort, murder trial, France )

Marie
- 107 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Tango, a nine-year-old Labrador, was called to the witness stand to help determine who killed his owner.
Wolf Hunt Resumes in France After Increased Attacks
Offbeat  (tags: Wolf hunts, France, killing, cruelty, stop )

Marie
- 120 days ago - travel.aol.co.uk
There has been an outcry from animal rights groups after wolf hunts have resumed in France following increased attacks by the animals after their "European comeback".
French Government Bans GM Maize MON 810
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, EU, Ecology, Food, France, Law )

Ray
- 127 days ago - rt.com
France's agricultural ministry on Saturday banned the sale, use and cultivation of Monsanto's genetically modified maize MON 810, after France highest court twice previously struck down similar measures.
Three Rare Asiatic Lions Born in French Zoo
Offbeat  (tags: Rare asiatic lions, three cubs, France, zoo, good news, survival )

Marie
- 145 days ago - mobile.english.rfi.fr
Three Asiatic lion cubs have been born in a French zoo, raising hopes for the survival of an endangered species of which only 350 are believed to be living in the wild.
French Law Temporarily Bans GM-Maize Planting While Larger Ban Gains Steam
Offbeat  (tags: Court, France, Health, Information Technology, Law, Politics )

Ray
- 151 days ago - rt.com
The French government issued a decree Monday forbidding farmers to plant genetically-modified maize in the immediate future while the government drafts a comprehensive law that will attempt to ban the practice nationwide.
Tour De Fido!
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, cycling, france, darlin' pet photos, goodnews )

BarbKnigh
- 382 days ago - pawnation.com
We know a few things about the Tour de France. --Cyclists wear colorful short shorts. --They bike for really long distances. --It would be so much better if they were dogs instead of humans!
France to Ban Oilseed Pesticide to Protect Bees
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, bees, pesticides, ban, France )

Cher Away
- 771 days ago - wildlifeextra.com
French Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll has outlined plans to ban Cruiser OSR, a neonicotinoid pesticide, and has officially asked the EU Commission to re-evaluate neonicotinoid pesticides to increase protection for bees.
French Jews Now Allowed to Reclaim Their Old Surnames
Offbeat  (tags: culture, goodnews, humans, interesting, society, French Jews, Jews, France )

Ge
- 960 days ago - jpost.com
French citizens who want to return to their former Jewish surnames scored a victory on Wednesday when, for the first time, the Justice Ministry gave them its permission. Following the decision, a Mr. Bouché will become Mr. Weill while a Mr. Didier will be
Car That Runs on Air   video
Offbeat  (tags: compressed air, car, france, pollution, environment )

Judith
- 1201 days ago - youtube.com
Short video, please watch
 

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