French truck driver is latest Francophone to fail Quebec’s language exam
07 April 2021 | 2:34 pm
Emmanuel Macron's former prime minister Édouard Philippe is on a media blitz, prompting speculation he'll challenge Macron with a presidential bid in 2022. In the UK, The Times reports that a record number of people have been quietly stripped of their royal honours in the past decade, prompting calls for more transparency. In Quebec, a French truck driver has become the latest francophone to fail Quebec's notoriously difficult proficiency test. Finally, papers mourn the closing of Yahoo Answers, a "haven for the confused".
The French region of Burgundy is packed full of treasures of the palate. It's best known for its wine, which is made with passion and know-how, right down to the production of oak barrels to preserve it.
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Officials in several French cities are announcing that they will not be organizing public viewing areas for World Cup matches. There won't be any of the usual big screen broadcasts in the plazas, parks, and promenades of Paris, Marseille, Lille, Bordeaux, Reims, and Strasbourg.
From the Lumière Brothers to the New Wave, cinema in France has long been a source of national pride and a favourite pastime. But the French film industry is in a multifaceted crisis. Movie theatres simply aren't drawing the crowds they used to.
The Great Mosque of Paris or Paris Central Mosque is the most visited mosque in France. Its construction began in 1922, with the aim of thanking Muslim soldiers who fought for France in World War I. Back then, the state financed the building of the edifice.
Former Germany captain and World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger told DW he's not sure the current crop are good enough to win in Qatar. He also said the controversial World Cup hosts should be judged post-tournament.
A devastating new report has revealed that Catholic priests and lay church members sexually abused more than 300,000 children in France over seven decades. The landmark investigation alleges the church showed total and cruel indifference to victims.
Forests cover almost a third of French territory. While part of this wood is protected, a growing share is transformed into timber or used for heating. The teams from France's National Forestry Office help manage this essential resource. More than simple lumberjacks, they roam the forests every day to ensure the development of this "green gold".
Japanese comics and graphic novels have long enjoyed a huge following in France. The majority of those mangas are Asian imports, but a few European artists have ventured into the genre. Our reporters went to meet Frenchman Reno Lemaire, whose series "Dreamland" has sold over 700,000 copies worldwide.
From the new wave of French language sci-fi movies to Paris's immersive movie experience bringing you face-to-face with an Arnold Schwarzenegger lookalike, plus a visit to an exhibition commemorating 100 years since the death of French literary giant Marcel Proust, join Eve Jackson for a look at the week's culture news.
Humanitarian groups are warning that the situation in Mali risks deteriorating rapidly after Bamako announced a ban on NGOs financed by France. The move came in response to France's decision to cut off public funding to Mali because of its alleged involvement with the Russian paramilitary group Wagner.
The European Space Agency (ESA) unveiled its new class of career astronauts on Wednesday, selecting France's Sophie Adenot and four other candidates from a list of more than 22,500 applicants.
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