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To boost tourism, France encourages its citizens to travel within the country

Aug 31, 2020
French vacationers are helping to blunt the downturn brought on by the pandemic.
The beach at the western port city of Saint-Malo, which saw an increase in French travelers in July compared to a year earlier.
Rebecca Rosman

To boost hand sanitizer production, France uncorks a novel solution

Jul 28, 2020
Some local officials have turned to their wine producers that have distilleries to tackle a sanitizer shortage.
Pharmacists use what’s called pomace brandy to make the sanitizer.
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Some Parisians consider leaving the city permanently in the wake of COVID-19

Jul 21, 2020
Realtors see an increase in demand for homes outside the city.
The the deserted Place de l'Etoile and the Arc de Triomphe  along the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris.
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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

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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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