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Another French Intellectual Falls After Comments on Abuse Accusations

Another French Intellectual Falls After Comments on Abuse Accusations

Another French Intellectual Falls After Comments on Abuse Accusations Another French Intellectual Falls After Comments on Abuse Accusations PARIS — A leading French television news network has fired Alain Finkielkraut, one of the country’s most prominent public intellectuals, for suggesting there may have been a rush to judgment in the downfall this month of a leading political scientist accused of …

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With ‘I Hate Men,’ a French Feminist Touches a Nerve

With ‘I Hate Men,’ a French Feminist Touches a Nerve

With ‘I Hate Men,’ a French Feminist Touches a Nerve With ‘I Hate Men,’ a French Feminist Touches a Nerve PARIS — If it hadn’t been for a man, Pauline Harmange’s literary debut, “I Hate Men,” might have gone unnoticed. The feminist essay, which makes a case for shunning men as a legitimate defense mechanism against widespread misogyny, was initially …

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Albert Roux, Chef Who Brought French Cuisine to London With Le Gavroche, Dies at 85

Albert Roux, Chef Who Brought French Cuisine to London With Le Gavroche, Dies at 85

Albert Roux, Chef Who Brought French Cuisine to London With Le Gavroche, Dies at 85 Albert Roux, Chef Who Brought French Cuisine to London With Le Gavroche, Dies at 85 Albert Roux, the French-born chef whose London restaurant Le Gavroche was the first in Britain to earn three Michelin stars, died on Monday. He was 85. His death was confirmed …

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U.S. Democracy, European Vaccinations, French Scandal: Your Wednesday Briefing

U.S. Democracy, European Vaccinations, French Scandal: Your Wednesday Briefing

U.S. Democracy, European Vaccinations, French Scandal: Your Wednesday Briefing U.S. Democracy, European Vaccinations, French Scandal: Your Wednesday Briefing (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering a test of U.S. democracy, Europe’s struggle to roll out coronavirus vaccines and the growing realization that the struggles of 2020 are not over. The testing of democracy …

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Prominent French Intellectual Steps Down Amid Accusations of Incest

Prominent French Intellectual Falls to Accusations of Incest

Prominent French Intellectual Steps Down Amid Accusations of Incest Prominent French Intellectual Steps Down Amid Accusations of Incest Last year, Vanessa Springora, a publisher, accused Gabriel Matzneff, a prizewinning author, of abusing her when she was a minor. He had never hidden having sex with girls and boys in their teens but long enjoyed the complaisance of his literary entourage. …

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Prominent French Intellectual Falls to Accusations of Incest

Prominent French Intellectual Falls to Accusations of Incest

Prominent French Intellectual Falls to Accusations of Incest Prominent French Intellectual Falls to Accusations of Incest Last year, Vanessa Springora, a publisher, accused Gabriel Matzneff, a prizewinning author, of abusing her when she was a minor. He had never hidden having sex with girls and boys in their teens but long enjoyed the complaisance of his literary entourage. In 2019, …

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Pierre Cardin: How iconic French designer left his mark on Back to the Future

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Pierre Cardin: How iconic French designer left his mark on Back to the Future Pierre Cardin: How iconic French designer left his mark on Back to the Future The pioneering French designer died on Tuesday at the age of 98, prompting homages across the world. Among the messages memorializing Cardin on social media, some can be found, written in French, …

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At French Resorts, Skiing Has Become an Uphill Sport

At French Resorts, Skiing Has Become an Uphill Sport

At French Resorts, Skiing Has Become an Uphill Sport At French Resorts, Skiing Has Become an Uphill Sport CHAMONIX, France — Last Saturday morning, dozens of skiers dotted the slopes above the Alpine hamlet of Le Tour. The cloud-snarled peak of Mont Blanc loomed above the Chamonix valley. The snow conditions were mediocre. The sky was blue. There was only …

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3 French Gendarmes Killed After Responding to Reports of Domestic Abuse

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3 French Gendarmes Killed After Responding to Reports of Domestic Abuse 3 French Gendarmes Killed After Responding to Reports of Domestic Abuse PARIS — A gunman killed three police officers who were responding early Wednesday to reports of an episode of domestic violence in central France, the authorities said. The officers had been called to the scene in an isolated …

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French Court Finds 14 People Guilty of Aiding Charlie Hebdo and Anti-Semitic Attacks

French Court Finds 14 People Guilty of Aiding Charlie Hebdo and Anti-Semitic Attacks

French Court Finds 14 People Guilty of Aiding Charlie Hebdo and Anti-Semitic Attacks French Court Finds 14 People Guilty of Aiding Charlie Hebdo and Anti-Semitic Attacks PARIS — A French court on Wednesday found all 14 defendants guilty in a landmark trial for the terrorist attacks that killed 17 people in January 2015, including 10 staff members of the satirical …

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