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Scandalous Tales From the British Embassy in Paris
Offbeat  (tags: Scandalous, British embassy, Paris, France, Europe )

Ray
- 10 days ago - bbc.co.uk
It's 200 years since the Duke of Wellington bought the grandiose Hotel de Charost in Paris, a few doors down from the Elysee palace. And if you want to get to know the secrets of a stately home, I always say, just ask the butler.
Leonardo Da Vinci 'Painted Three Ermine Portraits'
Offbeat  (tags: art, scientists, techniques, France, discovery )

Ray
- 31 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A French scientist has revealed a major new discovery about one of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous paintings, shedding new light on his techniques.
The Many Faces of British Poverty in France
Offbeat  (tags: British, Poverty, France, Europe )

Ray
- 131 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
- 178 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
- 179 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
- 185 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.
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
- 208 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.
French Government Bans GM Maize MON 810
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, EU, Ecology, Food, France, Law )

Ray
- 229 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.
French Law Temporarily Bans GM-Maize Planting While Larger Ban Gains Steam
Offbeat  (tags: Court, France, Health, Information Technology, Law, Politics )

Ray
- 254 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 )

BarbCat
- 484 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
- 873 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
- 1062 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
- 1303 days ago - youtube.com
Short video, please watch
Next Stop France for Oldest Baby Mammoth
Offbeat  (tags: Khoma, baby mammoth, France, Siberia, river Khroma, Yakutsk, Arctic Ocean, gamma ray treatment, Grenoble, lethal germs, anthracis, anthrax, black lung disease )

Pami
- 1592 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Mammoth Khoma is seen in March 2010 in Yakutsk. Discovered in the permafrost of northern Siberia just last year, this rare example of prehistoric monster is on its way to Paris to be analysed, treated for the germs it's harbouring
In France, Transsexuals Celebrate a Small Victory
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, humans, society, culture, mental illness, France, transsexual )

Lady
- 1702 days ago - time.com
Several decades have passed since the West stopped considering homosexuality a mental illness. But for transsexuals, that kind of milestone has been elusive. France became the first country in the world to remove transsexualism from its official list of
 

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