The French are so rude! Or is it just a misunderstanding?

The French are so rude! Or is it just a misunderstanding?

The French are so rude! Or is it just a misunderstanding? FRANCE 24 brings you its brand new monthly show, French Connections Plus. In this first episode, Florence Villeminot and Genie Godula explore the ins and outs of French etiquette: why are French people considered so rude when there are so many rules governing how to behave? Is it all just a big misunderstanding? They share tips for how to […]

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The French are so rude! Or are they?

The French are so rude! Or are they?

The French are so rude! Or are they? FRANCE 24 brings you its brand new monthly show, French Connections Plus. In this first episode, Florence Villeminot and Genie Godula explore the ins and outs of French etiquette: why are French people considered so rude when there are so many rules governing how to behave? Is it all just a big misunderstanding? They share tips for how to rub French people […]

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Ex-UEFA president Platini says he has been cleared of graft

Ex-UEFA president Platini says he has been cleared of graft

Ex-UEFA president Platini says he has been cleared of graft © AFP file photo of Michel Platini Former European soccer chief Michel Platini has said he has been cleared by Swiss authorities of any criminal wrongdoing over payments he received from FIFA that resulted in a ban for ethics violations and that he now plans to return to the game. was banned from all soccer-related activities over a two million […]

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Macron looks for common ground with Putin on Russia trip

Macron looks for common ground with Putin on Russia trip

Macron looks for common ground with Putin on Russia trip © Christophe Archambault / AFP (file photo) | French President Emmanuel Macron meets with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at Versailles, France, on May 29, 2017. With relations between the West and Russia at historic lows, French President Emmanuel Macron travels to St Petersburg Thursday to seek common ground with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The talks between the two come […]

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A special relation: France’s love for Philip Roth

A special relation: France’s love for Philip Roth

A special relation: France’s love for Philip Roth © Timothy Clary / AFP | Philip Roth receives the Legion of Honour from then French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at the French consulate in New York in Sept. 2013. Decorated with a Legion of Honour, showered with French awards, American writer Philip Roth, who died Wednesday, was the object of great admiration in French literary circles. It was a love that […]

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Macron backs Rwandan candidate to head French language group

Macron backs Rwandan candidate to head French language group

Macron backs Rwandan candidate to head French language group © Ludovic Marin, AFP | Rwandan Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo at the Elysée presidential palace in Paris on May 23, 2018 President Emmanuel Macron, in a move likely to strengthen France‘s ties with Rwanda, on Wednesday backed the Rwandan candidate to head the world association of French-speaking nations. After meeting in Paris , Macron said he supported a bid to […]

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Macron shuns another ‘new’ plan, wants more jobs to tackle deprived suburbs

Macron shuns another ‘new’ plan, wants more jobs to tackle deprived suburbs

Macron shuns another ‘new’ plan, wants more jobs to tackle deprived suburbs © Ludovic Marin/ Pool/ AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech on his government‘s battle plan for deprived areas, on May 22, 2018. French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday said he would not announce a new plan to fix the country‘s poor suburbs but rather called on France’s biggest companies to do their part to combat […]

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