Monthly Archives: September 2011

Down with mademoiselle!

Today’s quirky feminist news: it seems there is a sizeable group of ladies in France who have had it up to here with “mademoiselle.” NPR reports that Marie-Noelle Bas, president of the feminist group Watchdog, says the word “mademoiselle” is … Continue reading

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Oh snap! Sarkozy loses control of Senate

  So much for turning to conservatives in times of fiscal crisis: For the first time in 50 years, the Socialists have taken over the upper house of French government. Sarkozy’s conservative government just got served. The Guardian reported on … Continue reading

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First the burqa, now street prayers

The French government has taken it’s whole “secularism” bit to new levels, as a ban on street prayers came into effect Friday. Reuters reports that the government’s new street prayer ban will affect some 5 million Muslims living in the … Continue reading

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Get them to the Greeks

The French government has used the strongest language possible to express its support for debt-crushed Greece. The Wall Street Journal reports that the French government said it will do whatever it takes to rescue Greece, and strongly recommended that the … Continue reading

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Things getting cheaper at France Telecom

The beleaguered France Telecom, which has suffered a recent spate of suicides amidst claims of poor management, has just launched a new discount mobile brand that could turn things around. The new brand Sosh has made some interesting tweaks to … Continue reading

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Chirac not doing so hot, might skip trial

Former French president Jacques Chirac is reportedly too ill to attend his upcoming graft trial in Paris. The Wall Street Journal reports that Chirac, 78, has sent letters and medical records to trial judges claiming he is not capable of … Continue reading

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