Articles by: Audrey Kabilova

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 Herriot primary school in the town of Albi in the south of France. She was a mother herself, of two[Read More…]

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. Tianducheng comes complete with a 354-foot high Eiffel Tower, a miniature duplicate garden of the Champs de Mars, and 12[Read More…]

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 of Vigilance against Anti-Semitism also joined calls for the sale to be blocked. French Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti joined the[Read More…]

by May 1, 2014 0 comments Domestic, Up To The Minute

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 on laptops and smartphones in the workplace. French press criticized Anglo media for promoting worn-out stereotypes of the French and[Read More…]

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 investigation could reveal that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has violated an international agreement to destroy Syria’s lethal chemical stockpiles. “We[Read More…]