French coffee culture offers us some insights into the way cultural omnivores appreciate different activities and products.
Cultural omnivores are economically and culturally privileged people who can enjoy both “highbrow” and “lowbrow” cultural products, like good and bad coffee, simultaneously.
Brazilian fans during the 2010 FIFA World Cup hosted by South Africa. The boost to tourism came later.
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The era of hosting mega-sport events because they increase tourism may be over.
Participants at a Paris-Saclay workshop on educational innovation work on ideas for teaching in a forest.
To think about new ways of transmitting science and to really innovate how we teach, the first step is creating an appropriate dialogue format. From there, everything becomes possible.
French President Emmanuel Macron.
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In Africa, French will only continue to embed itself - if speaking it is in the interests of Africans and not attached to French foreign policy interests.
Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault launches his campaign at the Montmorency Falls with candidates, Aug. 28, 2022 in Québec City.
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Signs in languages other than French could be seen as an outstretched hand in yet another episode of linguistic tensions, but also as an indicator that French is indeed losing ground.
President Emmanuel Macron (G) et Umaro Sissoco Embalo, president du Guinée Bissau (D).
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Les récentes visites de Macron en Afrique racontent une histoire
de la France qui fait acte de repentance pour ses crimes coloniaux tout en essayant de conserver son influence héritée du colonialisme.
French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and Guinea-Bissau’s President Umaro Sissoco Embalo (R) during Macron’s visit in July 2022.
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Macron’s recent visits to Africa tell a story in which France is doing penance for its colonial crimes while trying to maintain influence gained through colonialism.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland addresses the FBI’s recent search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, where classified information was reportedly seized.
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Both sweeping immunity and overzealous prosecutions of former leaders can undermine democracy. But such prosecutions pose different risks for older democracies like the US than in younger ones.
‘All things are possible,’ Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters said of the message contained in the band’s eighth album, ‘Dark Side of the Moon.’
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Stoicism can easily be misread as pessimistic because of its relentless focus on mortality and fragility. But its core message – contained in songs spanning generations – is profoundly empowering.
Improvements to the GB power market could help tackle the coming energy crisis.
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Britain’s households are facing a cold winter but its power market could learn something from neighbouring systems to avert a crisis
Demonstrators gather in support of women’s rights and equal justice in Tunis in June 2022.
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Former president Bourguiba’s standing as father of Tunisian feminism has come under scrutiny.
The women’s race began when the men’s ended, and runs until July 31.
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This year’s Tour was marked by near-40℃ temperatures, roads cooled with water, and heatstroke.
When speaking, Emmanual Macron is the champion of “en même temps” (at the same time), putting ideas that are normally opposed directly together.
Freshly re-elected in April, France’s president lost his parliamentary majority in June. So who is Emmanuel Macron and what defines his paradoxical politics?
France led the world in medical marijuana research in the 19th century.
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In the mid-1800s, France was at the epicenter of the international movement to medicalize hashish, a potent form of cannabis. Now the country’s medical marijuana research is making a comeback.
A cannabis ban has been in place in France since 1970, but there are ongoing demands to end it.
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France may be getting closer to legalizing cannabis. Still, arrests are rising quickly and often target Arab Muslim men.
The 2019 Tour, marked by the victory of Colombian Egan Bernal, can be classified as a “hard fought” edition.
Technology is often blamed for “locking down” major bike races and making them predictable. Yet data analysis shows that Tours in the “classic era” weren’t always thrill rides.
French Education and Youth Minister Pap Ndiaye speaks during a press conference following a weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysée Palace in Paris on June 14, 2022.
Considered a pioneer of “Black Studies à la française”, Ndiaye’s appointment comes at a time when issues in race and gender have divided the French political class and public opinion.
Rwanda has four official languages; Kinyarwanda, English, French and Swahili.
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Colonisation, genocide and changes in official languages have resulted in the hybridisation of languages. A mix of Kinyarwanda, French and English is dubbed kinyafranglais.
A man goes to the polling booth in Le Touquet for the second round of the legislative election on 19 June 2022.
The results of the second round resulted in a historic record of seats for the RN and an even greater polarisation of political life within the National Assembly itself.
The results of the first round of the legislative elections on 12 June from the headquarters of Ensemble! (presidential coalition) in Paris show the close finish with the left-wing coalition Nupes.
Amid record abstention, the left-wing NUPES coalition performed well against the presidential coalition.