French farmers look to urban workers to help in the orchards during COVID-19

May 20, 2020
People who were confined at home in cities are signing up to help pick fruit for minimum wage.
Farmers at a vineyard in southern France.
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The world can't agree on how to tax big tech companies

Jan 17, 2020
Will the U.S. get into trade fight after trade fight with every country that tries to tax big tech?
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In midst of transit strikes in France, carpooling surges

Jan 6, 2020
As the transit strike continues in France, residents are turning to alternative transportation arrangements.
The Arc de Triomphe  along the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris.
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French startups take advantage of unsold food rules

Oct 21, 2019
France passed a law three and a half years ago requiring supermarkets to donate unsold food to the needy instead of throwing it away, making it a leader in the fight against food waste.
Chef Solène Gallard at Refettorio.
John Laurenson

A new museum of economic theory for Paris

Jul 9, 2019
Art, sculpture ... economic theory? The Central Bank of France is behind the capital's latest museum.
One of the exhibitions at Citéco.
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Police say pickpocketing is on the rise in Paris

Jun 28, 2019
City of Light ... fingers?
French police officers detain a man suspected of pickpocketing in Paris during a 2015 crackdown on pickpockets and street scammers targeting mostly tourists.
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The master craftsmen tasked with repairing Notre Dame

May 9, 2019
The specialist skills have been passed down from generation to generation.
Apprentice Enzo Degouet learns old metal roofing skills.
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Running a seafood business on the eve of Brexit

Nov 23, 2018
Brexit could make waves in the seafood industry. But for now, it's a waiting game.
Ronald Scordia, of Angelbond, posing with crawfish.
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Miami man sues France — the country — for seizing his domain name

Aug 21, 2018
Domain names are hot property for countries. Israel.com sold for almost $6 million in 2008. Korea.com went for $5 million in 2000. Now, a Miami man is suing France – the country – for seizing his domain name: France.com. France’s…
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Rosé is becoming a year-round trend

Aug 20, 2018
Rosé wine was long dismissed by wine buffs as cheap and cheerful. But the popularity of rosé is surging in the United States, where sales doubled in 2017. The biggest rosé region is in Provence, France. The French still tend to…
Rosé: You can drink it past Labor Day.
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