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May 26, 1755: Read His French Lips

Louis Mandrin was to France what Robin Hood was to England and Rob Roy to Scotland. Having served in the war of 1740 in a light brigade noted for undertaking dangerous missions to surprise the enemy, he was left idle and without income by peace, which made a remarkable appearance in 1748. 263 more words

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Dassault to triple Rafale production for any Indian summer

Dassault is set to double or even triple the rate at which it produces Rafale fighters, if India (which is planning to wave tax duties on the type) or other interested buyers place further orders for the type. 225 more words

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Man in custody in France for plotting church attack

An unidentified 24 year-old man in Paris, France, has been arrested after he called for an ambulance only for the French police to uncover “weapons, ammunition, and evidence of his plans to target churches” in his home. 242 more words

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Total SA details revamp, conversion plan for French refineries

Total SA, France

The investment decision comes as part of the company’s comprehensive plan to ensure long-term futures for the two refineries, both of which continue to suffer profit losses amid a decline in Europe’s demand for petroleum products and increased competition from refiners in the US, Asia, and Middle East for customers in nearby export markets, Total said. 405 more words

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Alarm still echoing in the offices of Charlie Hebdo

Three months after the Charlie Hebdo attack, the alarm in the street-level room of the magazine’s office building is still ringing.

“The alarm he is not permitted to turn off sits inside the small, street-level room occupied by caretaker Frederic Boisseau, who was shot dead by the Kouachis after they asked him how to find the offices of the newspaper they believed had offended Islam.”

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Anorexia. The universal taboo.

As of Friday, 3rd of April, the French government has voted against the promotion of anorexia and the retouching of photos that would end up being published in fashion magazines and articles. 656 more words

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A 47-Year Old Love Story Lives On After Charlie Hebdo Attacks

Georges Wolinski, one of the 12 victims of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks, would leave love notes for his wife on Post It notes throughout their home. 46 more words

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