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Primary School Teacher Stabbed to Death by Pupil’s Parent

A primary school teacher died in her classroom on Friday morning after being stabbed by the mother of one of her pupils, according to police. The attack happened in front of her class of five and six year old students on the last day of school. 223 more words

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European Court of Human Rights Orders France to Maintain Life Support for Tetraplegic

On Tuesday, June 24, the European Court of Human Rights suspended the decision made just a few hours before by French Council of State to end treatment for Vincent Lambert, a 38-year-old tetraplegic man who has been in coma for six years. 250 more words

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With Sizzling World Cup Scoring, France Shake Off 2010's Campaign of Shame

If the FIFA World Cup was purely a contest of cumulative goals scored, France would be able to toss a glance back at most of the competition with an appropriate shrug of French indifference after their first two matches. 878 more words

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Paris Bike Share Vélib Opens Child-Friendly Cycling Program

This past Wednesday, June 18, Paris rolled out a childhood cycling program—the first of its kind—enabling students as young as two to take advantage of… 331 more words

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Strong Far-Right Turnout Signals Presidential Possibilities for Le Pen

The surprisingly strong turnout of the Front Nationale (FN), France’s right-wing conservative party, in last week’s European Parliament elections has some asking a surprising question: could Marine Le Pen be the next president of France. 315 more words

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Nantes High School Students Demonstrate Against Sexism

The fight for gender equality took a surprising and touching turn on Friday, May 16 when hundreds of male students from 27 high schools in Nantes, France donned skirts in a show of solidarity for their female counterparts. 281 more words

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Emphasis on Computer Programming Education Gathers Steam in France and Abroad

As part of a global trend in the growing importance of the tech sector, France, along with many other European nations, is pushing for the inclusion of computer programming courses in public schools. 651 more words

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