By Adam Satariano and Elian Peltier Published 2:51 pm PST, Friday, December 14, 2018 Yacine Saidi, 14, participates in a workshop on recognizing online misinformation at College Henri Barbusse in Vaulx-en-Velin, France — one of the world’s largest national internet literacy efforts. Yacine Saidi, 14, participates in a workshop on recognizing online misinformation at College Henri Barbusse in Vaulx-en-Velin, France — one of the world’s largest national internet literacy efforts. Photo: Photos By Matthew Avignone / New York Times Photo: Photos By Matthew Avignone / New York Times Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Yacine Saidi, 14, participates in a workshop on recognizing online misinformation at College Henri Barbusse in Vaulx-en-Velin, France … [Read more...] about In France, school lessons ask: Which tweets should you trust?
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close Video Notable Quotables: Trump-Macron bromance in Washington Recapping the best things said on camera this week. President Trump touched down in France on Friday and immediately took a shot at President Emmanuel Macron for his recent call for a "European army," calling the idea "very insulting" and renewing pressure on the country to contribute more to NATO. "President Macron of France has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the U.S., China and Russia," Trump tweeted. "Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of NATO, which the U.S. subsidizes greatly!" Trump was reacting to remarks Macron made earlier this week when he said Europe was “the main victim” of Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. “We will not protect the Europeans unless we decide to have a true European army,” Macron said, according to … [Read more...] about Trump rips Macron after landing in France over ‘insulting’ call for European army
PRINCE William and Theresa May joined world leaders in France today to pay tribute to the brave soldiers who fought in the Battle of Amiens, which changed the course of the First World War. Relatives of soldiers who served and died in the conflict also spoke of their pride and sadness as they joined the Prime Minister and the Duke of Cambridge for the poignant event. The Battle of Amiens, later known as the Hundred Days Offensive, ultimately brought an end to the global conflict. Allied troops from Britain, France, Australia and Canada combined forces to claim many miles of territory from the Germans, battering their morale until they were convinced they could not win. Mrs May was again mocked for curtsying awkwardly to Prince William outside Amiens Cathedral in northern France. Many on social media pounced on her extremely low and bounding dip, branding it "grotesque". Meanwhile, the story of the battle was told through contemporary letters, diaries and poems read by guests from the … [Read more...] about 100th anniversary of the Battle of Amiens marked by Theresa May and Prince William as they join world leaders in France
BASTILLE Day is one of the most important dates in the French calendar and is celebrated with parades, parties and plenty of food – and it's TOMORROW. Its origins hark back centuries - so what's the significance and why is it marked every year? Here's all you need to know... When is Bastille Day 2018? Bastille Day is being celebrated across France tomorrow (Saturday July 14). Many people attend large public events, including parades, performances and firework displays. In Paris, there is a big military parade called the the Fete de la Federation held along the Champs-Elysee, where personnel march, ride and drive while military aircraft fly over the route. It's the oldest military parade in the world and thousands of people line the streets to watch. The event is usually opened by the French president, who addresses the troops, and attended by world leaders. People also mark the occasion with communal meals filled with traditional French dishes and street parties. The words … [Read more...] about When is Bastille Day, what does it mark and why is it such a huge celebration in France?
Each year Unesco's list of World Heritage sites around the world expands, with France now up to a grand total of 44 after the addition of the stunning Chaîne des Puys volcanoes in the Auvergne region. But there are scores of attractions across the country on Unesco's waiting list, with only a certain number from each country able to be added each year. Some may not make the cut at all because the competition is so stiff. We've narrowed down a selection of 15 from the full waiting list of sites in France (which is available here) that we think you have to check out now, before treasured World Heritage status brings in floods of tourists - although if we are honest many of them will already be known to frequent visitors of France. Although it's fair to say that tourists have already discovered a fair few of the sites below, but still, better to go sooner rather than later. 1. Mercantour National Park Photo: Mercantour Tourism One of ten of national parks in France, this … [Read more...] about 15 special sites to visit in France before the world finds out