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The Caves of Lascaux: A Virtual Tour
Society & Culture  (tags: ancient, archaeology, cave, France, paintings )

- 1984 days ago -
This remarkable slide show allows you to see the cave art from 35 - 40,000 years ago. These caves are not open to tourists, to protect them from light, temperature changes and vandalism.
The French Are Revolting. The Greeks Are Revolting. It Is About Time Too.
Society & Culture  (tags: 99%, Global 99%, Europe, France, Greece, Central Banks, IMF, European Union, Revolution, Global 99% )

- 2481 days ago -
Both countries held elections Sunday that were in effect referendums on the current European economic strategy, and in both countries voters turned two thumbs down.
In Lille, the Left Front
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, corruption, culture, dishonesty, elections, freedoms, France, government, Human rights, media, news, politics, society, world )

- 2515 days ago -
After the retaking of the Bastille on 18 March by a mass of 120,000 people, the Left Front struck another blow on Tuesday evening. Some 23,000 people attended presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon's meeting in Lille . 15,000 inside the packed-out-->
Burqa-Clad Women March in Sympathy for & Memory of Islamist Murderer in Toulouse!
Society & Culture  (tags: Islamist Murderer, jihad, Talouse, France, terror, al-Qaeda, children, crime, death, freedoms, police, murder, religion, safety, violence, women, women, sadness )

- 2522 days ago -
some one hundred riot police officers intervened to disperse about thirty people who were trying to hold a demonstration in memory of Mohammed Merah, the man behind a series of shootings in Toulouse. Most wore illegal burqas.
BREAKING: French Mass Murder Suspect Islamist Jihadist
Society & Culture  (tags: children, crime, death, al-Qaeda, mass murder, jihad, Islamist, France, Jews, Hateviolence, religion, sadness )

- 2527 days ago -
The suspect in the attacks was described as 24 years old, of French descent from Toulouse with an Algerian mother, who had trained in camps on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and proclaimed al-Qaida ties. The other suspect was described as his brother
Society & Culture  (tags: women, society, politics, world, France, French history, education, culture, ethics, news, interesting )

- 2642 days ago -
It's not surprising that women don't play as large a role as men in the telling of history. But a new study in France shows just how small: less than four percent of the figures given their own biographies in French history books are women.
French Burqa Wearer Fined in Court, Vows Appeal
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, religion, rights, law, government, world, France, French laws on wearing burqas, society, news, crime, culture, ethics, freedoms )

- 2709 days ago -
A French court on Thursday fined a Muslim woman 120 euros ($164) for wearing a full-face veil in public, prompting the single mother of three to vow an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights to get France to overturn its burqa ban.
LIFELINE: French 'Refuge' Helps Muslim Gays
Society & Culture  (tags: gayrights, world, France, culture, family, ethics, philanthropy, society, children, religion, rights, interesting, goodnews, politics, gayrights )

- 2904 days ago -
For many gay and lesbian young people in France, Le Refuge is a lifesaver -- literally. Since 2003, the organization has helped hundreds of desperate youths, most of them from Muslim families, who have been rejected by their families and forced onto the s
France's Burqa Ban in Effect Next Month
Society & Culture  (tags: rights, religion, freedoms, world, France, Islamophobia, right to wear burqas, government, education, society )

- 2908 days ago -
France's law banning the burqa and other Islamic face coverings in public places will go into effect on April 11, the prime minister's office said.
France's Senate Backs National Assembly and Bans Women From Wearing the Burka in Public
Society & Culture  (tags: Wearing a burka, National Assembly, Senate, France, ban )

- 3081 days ago -
Wearing a burka in public is set to become illegal across France after senators passed a nationwide ban. The country's upper house voted by 246 votes to one in favour of the measure, although there were a number of abstentions.
France Continues Debate Over Burqas in Public
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, rights, culture, France, world, politics, law, society )

- 3321 days ago -
France continues to debate on whether to ban from public places the burqa and its Arab equivalent, the niqab, the full head-to-toe Islamic veil. Opponents of the burqa view it as an open door to radical Islam, an attack on gender equality and other French
France in Miniature
Society & Culture  (tags: travel, France, arts, castles, figures )

- 3773 days ago -
At 25 kilometers from Paris, near Versailles and Rambouillet castle, is Elankur place where open-air layout built by the French on a scale of 1:30.
Depp Vows Never to Raise Child in U.S.
Society & Culture  (tags: johnny depp, actor, U.S., america, europe, france, safe, children, parent, society, dangerous )

- 4156 days ago -
Actor Johnny Depp has vowed never to raise his child in the U.S. - branding the country a truly "frightening" place. He currently lives with his wife, actress/model Vanessa Paradis, and two children in rural France.
Marcel Marceau, Master of Mime, Dies at 84
Society & Culture  (tags: Marcel Marceau, mine, France, legend, death )

- 4169 days ago -
Yet another legendary talent taken from the world. This Washington Post story has an informative retrospective of his life & career.
French Mum Arrested Over Dead Babies in Suitcase - France
Society & Culture  (tags: france, mother, woman, babies, deaths, murder, newborns )

- 4198 days ago -
French police today arrested the mother of three newborn babies after their decomposing bodies were found in a suitcase and a box at her home in the Alpine city of Albertville. The 36-year-old woman told police she had given birth to the babies on her own

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