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French press review 18 September 2014

The French papers have eyes only for Scotland this morning . . .  as the Scots vote in a referendum on ending 307 years of union with their English and Welsh neighbours.

American literature festival takes place in Paris
16/09/2014 - On-the-spot France

American literature festival takes place in Paris

The Festival America, a literary festival bringing authors to France for discussions and exchange took place in Paris this weekend.
Netflix, the American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media
15/09/2014 - France

Online streaming Netflix hits French screens

US online streaming Netflix launched its move into the French market on Monday and put local operators under pressure. 

President Hollande greets Iraqi president Fouad Massoum before today's conference
15/09/2014 - France - Iraq - world

Hollande calls for urgent action on Islamic State at Paris conference

French President Francois Hollande on Monday urged swift action against the Islamic State group, warning there was "no time to lose" as he opened an international conference in Paris for ...

French press review 13 September 2014

Ebola is a wound that will not heal in west Africa. Hollande visits Iraq. A new war in the Middle East promises to be tough-going. And there’s good news and bad news for French sport.


French press review 12 September 2014

America’s coalition of the willing against the hard-line insurgents close to achieving their goal of carving out an Islamic fundamentalist regime in Iraq and Syria attracts the most comments in ...
Pioneering Parkinson's disease neurosurgeon professor Alim-Louis Benabid, Grenoble, France. Files 2013.
09/09/2014 - France - United States

French scientist wins 'American Nobel'

A French scientist was awarded a top science prize, for his work on brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease.

US farmers reduce food waste using social media
09/09/2014 - International report

US farmers reduce food waste using social media

The UN says a third of the world's food supply is wasted. Over in the United States about 40 per cent of product doesn't make it to the dining table and the problem is quite severe.
Life-size replica of the Hermione in the French port of Rochefort, set to sail to Boston, 8 September 2014.
08/09/2014 - France - United States

Replica of 18th century navy frigate Hermione tests French waters

A life-size replica of the Hermione, the French navy frigate that shipped General Lafayette to America to fight in the US war of independence, tests French waters on Sunday.

Police brutality in the US
08/09/2014 - International report

Police brutality in the US

Michael Brown, Ferguson, St. Louis and Eric Garner, Staten Island, New York: they are the most recent victims and locations of police brutality in the United States. Both were black. U.N.