Category Archives: News from France

Political blackout so 3 Franglais freebies

A campaign blackout covers France today – no news of tomorrow’s elections in the media. I could write my friends info from here but that wouldn’t be kosher (catholique en français).  Plus, I hope CNN and the web are still … Continue reading

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Will the French Vote for a Trump Equivalent? One week to the answer.

The tension is growing in pre-election France.  Stephen “Etienne” Roop, a political scientist, expert in polling, tries to enlighten us here. Subject: One week out, is the French first round turning into a photo finish? The French media are breathless … Continue reading

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Update from Etienne on French elections

Francois Fillon, the candidate of the center-right Républicains, got some good news today, and some bad news. The bad news was an investigation underway by the French government into possible wrongdoing has now been extended by its assignment to three … Continue reading

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French Elections – a Cheat Sheet

A cheat-sheet to help understand the French elections. Continue reading

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July 14 terror in Nice, France

This post has 3 items, all relating to the horrific attack on Nice, France, yesterday. 1) your basic French vocabulary about terrorism 2) graphic showing love for France 3) my response to the horror of yesterday’s attack Basic French vocabulary about terrorism: … Continue reading

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They caught the last terrorist!

Ils l’ont eu  vivant – finally! We won’t have to wait any longer for that shoe to drop. Some tension will be lessened. But there are so many other shoes around the world! (This refers to Salah Abdeslam, the final … Continue reading

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Why French regional elections are important

For all of us who’ve tried to understand French elections, Stephen “Etienne” Roop is taking them on for us to help. He has been a senior government official who has worked with many activist groups. We can see here the … Continue reading

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“They might have guns but we have flowers”

Regardez cette vidéo sur YouTube: The little boy is so articulate. His love and trust in his father is so moving. His father is so patient and determined to teach Peace. How can we not reverberate to the difficulty of … Continue reading

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Immediate reactions from Paris

Michèle nous envoie ses réactions aux attaques contre sa ville. Susan, c’est une bonne idée de faire le relais au dessus de l’Atlantique. Il y a eu, pour moi et pour beaucoup d’entre nous, une nuit entière passée à regarder … Continue reading

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My Paris friends react to the horror

My friends in Paris have all been touched by the horror in their city. Here are some of their reactions the day after the attacks: ====== Merci infiniment, Susan. Tes pensées font du bien. C’est l’horreur absolue, nous étions dehors … Continue reading

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