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1720, an unsettled group of investors gather on the Rue Quincampoix in Paris during John Law's infamous financial administration.

The man behind an 18th century financial bubble

Jan 16, 2014
John Law was one of the first people to distribute paper money. It didn't end well.
Posted In: history, France, bubble

France gets the NSA treatment

Oct 21, 2013
The new revelation is part of Edward Snowden's latest leak.
Posted In: NSA leaks, nsa, Edward Snowden, France

U.K. announces first nuclear power plant in a generation

Oct 21, 2013
Using Chinese and French financing, the U.K. will build its first new nuclear power plant in 20 years. But the decision is not without controversy.
Posted In: nuclear energy, United Kingdom, China, France

Job Wanted: French Turn Resumes into Street Art

Sep 3, 2013
A group of unemployed workers in France developed a new tactic to put themselves in front of potential employers.
Posted In: France, resume, street art, art, Unemployment

France shrugs as the government promises jobs

Aug 21, 2013
France is emerging from recession, but struggling to reduce unemployment.
Posted In: France, Unemployment

French man one-ups couch fort with 737 cockpit simulator

Jul 30, 2013
France's best dad? Laurent Aigon, a waiter in France, has built a giant 737 simulator, complete with the airplane's full cockpit, in his son's bedroom.
Posted In: France, airplanes, 737

French workers strike for the right to work on Sundays

Jul 26, 2013
As France is weighed down with economic trouble, a new group of employees from two large hardware store chains is demanding to work more.
Posted In: France, strike, labor

On Bastille Day, what's to celebrate?

Jul 12, 2013
The French Revolution -- and much of the France we know today -- was born at a time of economic crisis and famine.
Posted In: France, Europe, Europe debt crisis, Unemployment

In France, resistance to restaurants' ready-made meals

Jul 5, 2013
Lawmakers in France's lower house have voted to ban restaurants from passing off dishes cooked off-site as freshly prepared on the premises.
Posted In: France, Food, cooking, restaurants

How the Tour de France might keep us watching

Jul 5, 2013
Will the Tour lose viewers after seven-time winner Lance Armstrong admitted to widespread doping last year?
Posted In: France, tour de france, lance armstrong, Sports

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