France rules against burkini swimwear for religious reasons

France rules against burkini swimwear for religious reasons

France’s top administrative body ruled against allowing body-covering burkini swimwear in public pools for religious reasons.The Associated Press France’s top administrative court ruled Tuesday against allowing body-covering “burkini” swimwear in public pools for religious reasons, arguing that it violates the principle of government neutrality toward religion. While worn by only a small number of people … Read more

Heatwave: Western Europeans wilt in early summer, compounding climate change fears

Heatwave: Western Europeans wilt in early summer, compounding climate change fears

Reuters — Spain is seeing its hottest early summer temperatures, one area of ​​France banned outdoor events, and drought stalked Italian farmers as a heatwave sent Europeans hunting for shade and fretting over climate change. Such was the heat that England’s upscale Royal Ascot Racecourse even saw a rare change of protocol: guests were allowed … Read more

France’s far right sends shockwaves after electoral breakthrough

France’s far right sends shockwaves after electoral breakthrough

French far-right party Rassemblement National (RN) leader Marine Le Pen speaks to journalists after delivering a speech after the first results of the parliamentary elections in Henin-Beaumont, northern France, on June 19, 2022.DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images France’s far right scored a historic success in legislative elections on Sunday, increasing its number of lawmakers almost tenfold and … Read more

Europe heat wave: Firefighters in Spain, Germany struggle to contain wildfires – National

Europe heat wave: Firefighters in Spain, Germany struggle to contain wildfires – National

Firefighters in Spain and Germany struggled to contain wildfires on Sunday amid an unusual heat wave in Western Europe for this time of year. The worst damage in Spain has been in the northwest province of Zamora where over 25,000 hectares (61,000 acres) have been consumed, regional authorities said, while German officials said that residents … Read more

France to join NASA’s moon exploration mission

France to join NASA’s moon exploration mission

Issued on: 06/08/2022 – 04:25 France is set to sign a US-led multilateral agreement aiming to govern how countries behave in space and on the moon, according to two people familiar with the plans. France’s signing of the pact, called the Artemis Accords, will mark one of the most significant endorsements yet of Washington’s effort … Read more

French language authority bans English words used in gaming sector

French language authority bans English words used in gaming sector

Issued on: 06/01/2022 – 16:59 France’s linguistic watchdog, the Académie Française, has banned the official use of tech jargon borrowed from English to describe the world of video gaming. The Culture Ministry, which was involved in spearheading the changes, told AFP that anglicisms in the gaming sector could potentially act as an understanding barrier for … Read more

UEFA to investigate Champions League chaos | News

UEFA to investigate Champions League chaos |  News

European football body opens an ‘independent report’ into the security chaos before the Real Madrid and Liverpool game. UEFA announced on Monday it was opening an “independent report” into the security chaos before the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid at the Stade de France in Paris. European football’s governing body said the … Read more

Mona Lisa attacked with cake by disguised eco-activist | Arts and Culture News

Mona Lisa attacked with cake by disguised eco-activist |  Arts and Culture News

‘Think of the Earth, people are destroying the Earth,’ man dressed in a wig said as he was being led away from the Louvre Museum. The Mona Lisa was attacked but unharmed when a visitor to the Louvre in Paris tried to smash the glass protecting the world’s most famous painting before smearing cake across … Read more

Crypto exchange Binance wins regulatory approval in France

Crypto exchange Binance wins regulatory approval in France

Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao gave a keynote at a Paris crypto industry event in April 2022 to debut a new accelerator program for so-called “Web3” start-ups. Benjamin Girette | Bloomberg | Getty Images Binance has been granted approval from regulators to operate its cryptocurrency exchange in France. The company is now listed as a registered … Read more

French President Emmanuel Macron defeats far-right rival Marine Le Pen in runoff vote

French President Emmanuel Macron defeats far-right rival Marine Le Pen in runoff vote

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, celebrate after his victory in France’s presidential election, at the Champ de Mars in Paris on April 24, 2022.THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images France has re-elected its centrist President Emmanuel Macron with a comfortable margin after a closely fought campaign, handing a major defeat to the far-right populist … Read more