Mary Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, has been named as Canada’s next governor general — the first Indigenous person to serve in the role.
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Which languages get to “count” as bilingual in Canada? And who gets to be the “right” kind of bilingual?
Tom Shannon’s Drop.
Of all the places to be right now, picking your way between sculptures in the French countryside, with a glass of wine to finish, sounds ideal.
A new Russian law forces French champagne producers to label their products as ‘sparkling wine’.
The Fête de la Fédération at Champ de Mars on July 14, 1790. Woodcut by Helman, from a picture by C. Monet, Painter of the King.
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The French celebrate Quatorze Juillet, not Bastille Day. In fact, the English-language name hides much of the surprisingly complex history of the day.
Haitian police patrol outside the presidential residence in Port-au-Prince on July 7, 2021, after President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated.
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Expert background on Haiti, where President Jovenel Moïse’s July 7 killing is the latest in the Caribbean nation’s long list of struggles.
Une approche moins militarisée pourrait aboutir à une plus grande sécurité dans la région.
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La surmilitarisation de la crise dans la région du Sahel n'a guère contribué à sa stabilité.
French president, Emmanuel Macron: trapped in an endless cycle of crisis.
Sky-high abstention rates reveal the weakness of Emmanuel Macron’s political project.
A less militarised approach could lead to greater security in the region.
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The over-militarisation of the crisis across the Sahel region has done little to foster stability.
La Havre, France, at sunset, with the port in the background.
Carbon emissions from maritime shipping and port activities are on the rise. But city ports are finding ways to reduce their carbon footprints and reconnect with nearby cities.
We built an economic model to predict the prices of the 2020 vintage in France’s most prestigious wine region – here’s what we found.
Two members of the G-7 exchange an elbow bump.
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The G-7 nations, which include the US and UK, form the foundation of the modern global economy.
Protesters took to the streets in Poland to protest the country’s crackdown on abortion access.
Some countries made abortion access easier during the pandemic. Others used it as an excuse for a crackdown.
Naomi Osaka keeps her eye on the ball as she prepares to serve.
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The high-profile athlete’s struggles raise questions about society’s views on mental health, as well as the effects of race, gender and fame on well-being.
President Ndaw, centre, as Vice-President Goïta (in uniform) looks on, during his inauguration ceremony on September 25, 2020.
Mali’s president and prime minister have just been arrested and dismissed by the military junta which brought them to power in the first place a few months ago. How did this happen?
Le Petit Trianon.
A queen with a reputation for scandal, Marie Antoinette enjoyed her private spaces with a small circle of friends. A mirrored room kept the judgments of the outside world at bay.
Multiple incidents prove that borders in Europe are often as clear as mud.
By the end of April, 19 EU member states, including France, had approved the text paving the way for the launch of the recovery plan.
National procedures for approving the financing of the European recovery plan are delaying its implementation. But the horizon seems to be clearing.
It sounds too good to be true, a vaccine that can protect against future virus variants. But governments around the world are keen to learn more.
Boundaries aren’t just treaties. They’ve been built from rivers, oral history and newspaper notices — and rocks in the way of farmers.
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Commemorations have slowly become more muted over the years due to the racist and misogynistic aspects of his rule