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Joan of Arc ring stays in France after appeal to Queen | World news ... - The Guardian

Google News France - Fri, 2016-08-26 15:50

The Guardian

Joan of Arc ring stays in France after appeal to Queen | World news ...
The Guardian
French theme park has refused to return 15th-century relic that belonged to the teenage warrior who helped defeat English invaders.

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Is Trump's pitch to black voters a lost cause?

BBC News - Fri, 2016-08-26 14:11
For the first time, Donald Trump is making a direct pitch to African-American and Hispanic voters, but will it work?
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I’m 46. Is That Too Old to Play the Ingénue?

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Fri, 2016-08-26 13:52
The Broadway actress Melissa Errico on portraying an innocent one more time, and the lack of rich roles for women in musicals.
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Addicted to pawn

BBC News - Fri, 2016-08-26 13:52
As designer handbags receive record prices at auction, women are increasingly taking them to pawn shops to borrow money against them.
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Remembering an icon of the French fashion world: Sonia Rykiel dies, age 86 - PRI

Google News French - Fri, 2016-08-26 13:30

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Remembering an icon of the French fashion world: Sonia Rykiel dies, age 86
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Within the French fashion industry, Rykiel will be remembered as a visionary who helped cement Paris and, in particular, the Left Bank, as the capital of couture. She described her philosophy as "la Demode," a contraction of "deconstruction" and "mode.".

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French artists battle burkini ban - BBC News

Google News French - Fri, 2016-08-26 13:30

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French artists battle burkini ban
BBC News
Artists in France have been protesting against the French burkini ban by drawing cartoons that have been shared widely on social media. The bans were imposed on some French resorts as a measure to protect public order, but one French court has already ...
French mayors protest suspension of burkini ban as debate turns 'political'RT
French mayors dismiss suspended burqini banThe Local.fr
French mayors vow to continue burkini beach ban even after court rulingDaily Mail
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High-energy worship

BBC News - Fri, 2016-08-26 13:04
Twice a week, Muslims from the North Caucasus region of Russia pray using a unique group movement. BBC Pop Up asked them what Zikr means to them.
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On the Brink: The Story of One French Teenager Who Almost Joined ... - ABC News

Google News French - Fri, 2016-08-26 12:47

On the Brink: The Story of One French Teenager Who Almost Joined ...
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Omar, whose identity ABC News has concealed for protection, was recruited to join ISIS across the street from his family's home in a Paris suburb. He left the ...

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Court Overturns ‘Burkini’ Ban in French Town

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Fri, 2016-08-26 11:14
The court ruled that the prohibition in Villeneuve-Loubet violated civil liberties, in a warning that could affect other communities that have banned the swimwear.
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Overturning the Burqini Ban - The Atlantic

Google News France - Fri, 2016-08-26 11:09

The Atlantic

Overturning the Burqini Ban
The Atlantic
NEWS BRIEF Authorities in the town of Villeneuve-Loubet do not have the right to ban the burqini, France's highest administrative court ruled Friday in a landmark decision. Though it only applies to the French Riviera town, the ruling from the State ...
Burqini bans 'dividing France's Muslim women'The Local.fr
Top court in France rejects burqini ban, saying it insults 'fundamental freedoms'UPI.com
French burqini bans face legal challenges as tension mountsFox News
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Migrants Aid Victims of Italy Earthquake

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Fri, 2016-08-26 10:58
Migrants from Africa have volunteered to help residents in areas of central Italy that were struck by a deadly earthquake this week.
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Review: After a Hiatus, a Chef's (Mostly) French Revival - New York Times

Google News French - Fri, 2016-08-26 10:34

New York Times

Review: After a Hiatus, a Chef's (Mostly) French Revival
New York Times
Not only did he sandblast, repaint and refinish the country French-style furnishings in the main dining area, but with the help of Danielle Ubhaus, his wife, co-owner and house manager, he reupholstered the banquettes inherited from the previous tenant ...

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Ranking 5 Pop Divas on Their French Accent - Out Magazine

Google News French - Fri, 2016-08-26 10:10

Out Magazine

Ranking 5 Pop Divas on Their French Accent
Out Magazine
Call it whatever, the mother tongue of Brigitte Bardot and Céline Dion fascinates entertainers, and the likes of Patti LaBelle, Prince, and Stevie Wonder have all turned a few French words into pop gold. Here, we read five major pop divas on their ...

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French ‘Burkini’ Bans Provoke Backlash as Armed Police Confront Beachgoers

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Fri, 2016-08-26 10:02
Some politicians began backpedaling as an outcry grew on social media over the apparent public humiliation and ostracism of Muslim women dressed in modest attire.
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The Burkini Debate: Muslim Modesty vs. French Norms - New York Times

Google News French - Fri, 2016-08-26 09:59

The Burkini Debate: Muslim Modesty vs. French Norms
New York Times
There's something ironic and insupportable about the French ordinance to get people to take their clothes off at the beach. How does wearing a burkini infringe on the human rights of others? I've seen Amish women swimming in their ankle-length dresses.

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French Authorities Denied Help to Kids Travelling to Crimea's Artek Camp - Sputnik International

Google News French - Fri, 2016-08-26 09:42

Sputnik International

French Authorities Denied Help to Kids Travelling to Crimea's Artek Camp
Sputnik International
"There was pressure from French associations, and also the French authorities. I was personally told that if we wanted to go to a French consulate regarding any issues, we could forget about it bearing in mind that those children who travel with French ...

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10 Things

BBC News - Fri, 2016-08-26 08:42
Woody Allen spends $100 a week on lottery tickets, and more news nuggets.
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No hiding

BBC News - Fri, 2016-08-26 08:34
During her year of breast cancer, Sydney woman Alison Habbal occupied hours of nausea and exhaustion by planning for her post-sickness rebirth.
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Ultra marathon runner's reunion with stray dog

BBC News - Fri, 2016-08-26 08:26
Their story had already captured hearts across the world - the marathon runner and the stray dog that stuck by his side through a gruelling desert race in China.
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News Analysis: ‘Brexit’ Vote Feeds Scotland’s Alienation

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Fri, 2016-08-26 08:11
The vote for a British exit from the European Union felt crushing to the Scots. But despite everything, another independence referendum feels far away.
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