Russia detects missile launches from French frigate off Syria’s coast in Mediterranean – MoD

Russian airspace control systems have registered missile launches from a French frigate in the Mediterranean on Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. The French Navy’s newest frigate, FS Auvergne, fired rockets around 8pm GMT Monday, the Russian military said. “Airspace control has recorded rocket launches from the French frigate Auvergne,” the ministry’s statement read. The Auvergne […]

Facebook Messenger assistant M can now translate French

Facebook Messenger today announced that intelligent assistant M can now translate conversations from English, French, and Spanish in France, Mexico, and the United States. M Translations in French is the latest intelligent assistant upgrade for France, following Google Assistant multilingual support in August for a number of languages including Fre…Read More

500 migrants moved from French camp infamous for riots & clashes with police (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Up to 500 migrants have been cleared from a camp, near the port city of Dunkirk in France, notorious for internal gangs and clashes with police. Officials say it was part of efforts to prevent the spread of “shantytowns.” As many as 200 officers oversaw the operation on Thursday, which took place at the camp […]

French schools welcome students with a nationwide ban on mobile phones

Hello, school. Goodbye, smartphone. Across France, kids marked the start of classes today. But this year, they have to leave their mobile phones behind. Adopted several months ago, France has put in a place a nationwide ban on mobile phones for students in middle school and younger. High schools have the option of putting in […]

Cargo cruising deep into Canada’s French First Nations territory

Tim Johnson August 30, 2018 Share this article The best way to navigate Canada’s mighty St. Lawrence river? By cargo ship, of course—Tim Johnson traces a shipping route that delivers essential goods to remote First Nations and Québécois Canadians. At this point, here on the south shore, it seems a little ridiculous to call the […]

‘You have to respect the game’: French Open bosses ban Serena Williams’ skin-tight catsuit

French Tennis Federation President Bernard Giudicelli says next year’s French Open at Roland Garros tournament will toughen up its dress code – prohibiting form-fitting catsuits such as those Serena Williams donned this year. READ MORE: ‘Like a queen from Wakanda’: Serena Williams says ‘superhero’ catsuit helped her to victory In an interview with Tennis Magazine, Giudicelli […]

Move Over Rosé, Blue Wine Is Sweeping the French Riviera

Move Over Rosé, Blue Wine Is Sweeping the French Riviera Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does […]

The Outrageous French Aristocrats Who Mocked the Reign of Terror

As with most Parisian high-society gatherings, the Bal des Victimes had a tough door policy. But unlike today, when exclusive party lists are made up of fashion glitterati and movie stars, the guests at this event all had just one thing in common: One of their relatives had been guillotined during the Reign of Terror. […]

Blogger challenges DisinfoLab NGO over Twitter users data abuse in ‘French Russophiles’ study

The NGO behind the infamous ‘Russophiles’ study has denied their research featured French users’ private data. The blogger who posted the data, however, insists they wiped the files that originally included sensitive information. France’s Twittersphere has been on fire since previously unknown EU DisinfoLab, a Brussels-based organization that says its mission is to “fight disinformation […]

French Chef Joel Robuchon Has Died — Here’s Where You Can Still Eat His Food

Star Chef Joel Robuchon Died, But You Can Still Eat His Food Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which ThePointsGuy.com receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This […]