Primary School Teacher Stabbed to Death by Pupil’s Parent

A primary school teacher died in her classroom on Friday morning after being stabbed by the mother of one of her pupils, according to police. The attack happened in front of her class of five and six year old students on the last day of school. Fabienne Terre-Calmes, 34, was a teacher at the Edouard […]

Chinese Miniature of Paris is a Ghost Town

While tourists from around the world spend great amounts to visit the City of Lights, those living in China now have a cheaper option available than the long flight across two continents. They can simply come to Tianducheng, a gated community near the city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Povince made to look exactly like Paris. […]

Auction House Cancels Nazi Memorabilia Sale

A French auction house, Vermot de Pas, has cancelled a Nazi memorabilia sale on April 26 after Jewish groups objected to the sale, calling it “obscene,” reported the BBC. The influential French organization of Jewish groups, the CRIF, said the event was, “harming the memory of victims of Nazi barbarity.” Another group, the National Office […]

Has France Banned Work Emails After 6 PM?

Anglo press reported last week that the French government had supposedly made it illegal for company employees to contact staff after 6 PM. “No emails after 6pm please, we are French,” quipped endgadget.com. Publications including The Guardian and The Australian originally reported that the new French reform would affect over one million workers and crackdown […]

François Hollande Backs Allegations of Toxic Chemical Use in Syria

Paris. – The U.S. is investigating allegations that a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, was used against rebels in Syria earlier this month. The claims gained traction when the French government said it had “information” of toxic gases being used against opposition targets. The U.S. State Department is examining if the Syrian government was responsible. This […]

Onion Domes on the Seine: Tension over New Russian Orthodox Church in Paris

PARIS. – The famous skyline on the banks of the river Seine is about to be changed for good. Soon, Gustave Eiffel’s iron tower, jutting above the 19th century Haussmann buildings, will be joined by five, shiny, onion shaped domes. The construction of a new Russian Orthodox church might seem complementary to Putin’s recent agenda […]