Current Affairs

Current Affairs

18 Key Changes in France That Affect your Pocketbook and Lifestyle in 2020

What changes in France can you hope for in 2020? The start of the New Year may bring some important changes to our French laws and pocketbooks.
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American in Paris Reflects on Today’s Meaning of Thanksgiving

This moment of gratitude is the ideal time to be inspired by the true meaning of Thanksgiving and consider how we can work together for a better future.

The 5 Dangers of Being a Native Anglophone Who Speaks English Only

It makes every last member of the Académie Française fly into a panic, but the truth, hélas, is that English, not French, is today’s universal language. Tongue of technology, patois of the 20th and 21st centuries, dominant more than any other language in history, English is omnipresent in the mouths and minds of much of humankind. You’d think that would put native Anglophones at a huge advantage. But I'm here to tell you that it does not.
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Should I Cancel My Trip to France?

Wondering whether it's safe to visit France after a series of terrorist attacks? Here's a reassuring reality check from our security consultant.
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Terrace and Take Out Dining are the New Normal in Paris

As lockdown eases in Paris, restaurants and vendors must find creative new ways to provide fine dining while respecting safety measures.
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Refugees in Need: How We Can Help in Paris

Looking for a concrete way to help people in need, including refugees in Paris? Why not donate your gently used, unwanted clothing and shoes to the Centre Corot?

How a Single Mom in Paris Covers War, Conflict and Human Lives

Many women choose to alter or give up their careers when they have children. Not Janine di Giovanni. An award winning war correspondent and Middle East Editor of Newsweek, this single mother feels the call of duty each time an opportunity arises to slip into battle zones to put a human face on war.
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D-Day Normandy: A Normand’s Special Connection to America

As the anniversary of the June 6th D-Day Normandy invasion approaches, Normand Danielle Duboscq recounts with fondness growing up around American Allied soldiers who helped to rebuild her country after the end of World War II.
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Expat Women Unite to Create “Pantsuit Nation France”

Expat women united in Paris to form a Facebook group called "Pantsuit Nation-France" to connect like-minded people over post-US election concerns and issues that matter to them.
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Boosting Your Spirits in Solo Lockdown

An American alone in Paris offers her tips for getting through a solo lockdown while keeping your mood lifted and your connections strong.