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France to reciprocate Britainโ€™s quarantine

By Georgi Gotev

Britain's decision to impose a 14-day quarantine on all arrivals from France will lead to a reciprocal measure, French junior minister for European affairs Clément Beaune said late on Thursday (13 August).

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Second City Is Trying Not to Be Racist. Will It Work This Time?

By Melena Ryzik and Jake Malooley

For more than 60 years, the premier home for improv comedy was a bastion of whiteness where performers of color were consistently demeaned. Now it is trying to remake itself entirely.

UK, France agree to plan to stop illegal immigrant boats across English Channel

By Adam Shaw

The British immigration minister said Tuesday that the U.K. and France have agreed to a plan to stop a wave of illegal immigration that has seen hundreds of migrants making their way across the English Channel into Britain this month.

French privacy watchdog opens preliminary investigation into TikTok

By Georgi Gotev

France's data privacy watchdog CNIL said on Tuesday (11 August)  that it has opened a preliminary investigation into Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok after it received a complaint.

Migration flow rises across Channel to Britain as political tension rises

By Beatriz Rios

British border agents brought ashore migrants in the port of Dover on Monday (10 August) after picking them up from an inflatable boat as they crossed the Channel, the latest in a surge of crossings that is causing political tensions with France.

UK armed forces asked to help deal with migrant boats crossing Channel

By Georgi Gotev

Britain's armed forces have been asked to help deal with boats carrying migrants across the Channel from France, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday (8 August) after a spate of arrivals on the southern English coast.

Frances Allen, Who Helped Hardware Understand Software, Dies at 88

By Cade Metz

One of the few women in the computer industry in its early days, she paved the way for the efficient, lightning-fast apps of today.

Frances Allen, Who Helped Hardware Understand Software, Dies at 88

By Cade Metz

One of the few women in the computer industry in its early days, she paved the way for the efficient, lightning-fast apps of today.

In Beirut, Macron says Lebanese leaders need to hear โ€˜home truthsโ€™

By Georgi Gotev

Lebanon mourned on Thursday (6 August) the victims of the most powerful blast to hit a country that has already been struck down by an economic crisis, as rescuers searched for those missing since the explosion flattened Beirut port and devastated the city.

New Yorkโ€™s Sidewalk Prophets Are Heirs of the Artisans of Franceโ€™s Lascaux Caves

By Seph Rodney

A critic’s tour deciphers the signs and symbols of the street art adorning boarded-up storefronts. What it tells us about our shared political realities and the ways our stories are connected.

Paris Beehives Trace Notre-Dameโ€™s Toxic Fallout

By Elian Peltier

Bees can act as tiny pollution detectors, say researchers, who found higher but still safe lead levels in honey gathered downwind of the cathedral.

An Onslaught of Sports Set for August

By Victor Mather

The N.H.L., Champions League, U.S. Open Tennis and Tour de France are all slated to return this month … virus permitting.

EU clears creation of worldโ€™s second-largest trainmaker

By Sam Morgan

The European Commission on Friday (31 July) signed off on a merger between French trainmaker Alstom and the rail arm of Canadian firm Bombardier, setting a number of competition criteria in the process.

Report: โ€œCanal Plus refuses to pay its dues to French cinemaโ€

By Robert Briel

le Canard Enchaîné - CanalThe French satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaîné revealed on Wednesday that the Canal+ Group “refuses to pay its dues” to French cinema.

Since the arrival of Vincent Bolloré at the helm of the premium broadcaster, the group has been short €40m for the years 2017 and 2018.

The French media regulator CSA has to deal with this dispute between the Canal Plus group and the film industry.

Canal Plus is one of the biggest financial supporters of French cinema. By law, each year, the Canal+ Group (and not the channel) must pay 12.5% of its total revenues to European cinema, including 9.5% to French cinema.

The problem, according to the weekly, is that since the arrival of Bolloré, there is a shortfall of €40m for the years 2017 and 2018. Behind the scenes, the CSA is trying as best it can to get everything back in order, but without being too abrupt with Canal+, the satirical newspaper ironically points out.

For its part, the Canal Plus group is trying to justify itself, claiming that its revenues have been falling for several years. But Le Canard Enchaîné claims that Canal+ has decided, on its own initiative, to take into account only its channel’s TV turnover for 2017 and 2018, and no longer the turnover of the whole group.

An Onslaught of Sports Set for August

By Victor Mather

The N.H.L., Champions League, U.S. Open Tennis and Tour de France are all slated to return this month … virus permitting.

Bahrain Buys Stake in Paris F.C., Moving in on P.S.G.'s Turf

By Tariq Panja

The kingdom’s investment has made it the latest Gulf country to try to improve its nation’s image by attaching it to a European soccer club.

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