Tag: France

Macron’s Comments on Algeria Resonate as Elections Loom

PARIS — President Emmanuel Macron of France, addressing a community that has been fertile ground for the far right ahead of presidential elections this spring, on Wednesday acknowledged the suffering of the French and European colonists who fled Algeria after the 1954-62 war of independence and of their descendants. “The 1962 exodus is a tragic […]

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After Coup in Burkina Faso, Protesters Turn to Russia for Help

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — The morning after the coup in Burkina Faso, a crowd of revelers celebrating the military takeover in the dusty main plaza of the capital had two messages for the outside world: No to France, and yes to Russia. “We want a partnership with Russia,” said Bertrand Yoda, a civil engineer who […]

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French Adventurer Attempting to Row Solo Across the Atlantic Is Missing

On Jan. 19, Mr. Savin posted his last diary entry on Facebook. “I’ve run into some problems in the last 10 or so days,” he wrote. “The solar collector (which should recharge the battery of my water desalination system) has stopped working. I have been forced to use my manual desalinator, but that takes all […]

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French Adventurer Dies Attempting to Row Solo Across the Atlantic

The French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin was found dead in his boat on Saturday after it overturned near the Azores, the Portuguese archipelago, as he was attempting to row solo across the Atlantic, according to a statement from his support team. Mr. Savin, 75, activated distress beacons on Thursday night and early Friday, according to the […]

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A ‘High Priestess of Satanic Art’? This Organist Can Only Laugh.

When Anna von Hausswolff, an acclaimed Swedish songwriter and organist, first heard that a conservative Roman Catholic website was calling her a satanist and demanding a concert boycott, she and her team laughed it off. “We thought it was hilarious,” von Hausswolff, 35, recalled in a recent interview. “The whole day we were laughing,” The […]

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The New EU Presidency: Une Certaine Idée de l’Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron at an EU summit in Brussels, Belgium July 19, 2020. European Union Presidencies are always short and intense, but we’re in for an unusually intense first couple of months of EU politics.  One of the two traditional, large, core member states of the Europe Union–France–has assumed control of the Council of […]

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