Why have we chosen avoir rien à voir? This common expression has a few different meanings that make it a useful one to be able to throw into your French conversations. So, what does avoir rien à voirmean? Often misheard as avoir rien avoir (which...
On September 26 last year, French President Emmanuel Macron laid out his vision for a reformed European Union to blunt the rise of nationalism and ensure the bloc has a future as an independent actor on the world stage. AFP looks at how he...
'A Woman's Place' has generated over 9.6 million impressions on social media. Photo: Screenshot/The Local The Local has been shortlisted in the 'Best Use of Online Media' category in the Native Advertising Awards 2018 for its work on the...
The song at the heart of the outrage is called Pendez les Blancs in French ('Hang the Whites').   The video by Nick Conrad -- which controversial black comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala , a convicted anti-Semite, linked to on his Facebook...
US legislative midterm elections will take place November 6th - with every one of the 435 seats in the House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate seats up for election. In the context of an extraordinarily partisan atmosphere...
Bridges at risk   There was some worrying news about the state of France's bridges on Wednesday.    A report by the Ministry of Transport revealed that of the country's 164 largest bridges, 23 are in need of urgent construction work.    The report,...
The French are known for their love of food, famous for having sit down lunches that last several courses and their sense of pride in the country's culinary traditions.    But fast food is increasingly taking over France's tables, something...
The disused hospital earmarked for the project was firebombed, some 250 residents staged a protest and NGO workers assisting the group of Afghans had their car tyres slashed.   "At first people said we were terrorists... and that we were...
France is a country known for its fine dining, fresh produce and the slim waistlines of the locals, but the reality is quite different. Half of French adults are overweight and one in six is obese and it's mostly...
Lake Annecy in the Haute-Savoie region of France is fed by mountain springs and known for its clean water.    As a result, tourists flock there throughout the year to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and, weather permitting, to take a dip.    But...

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