International

Final Day of EP Elections Arrives

400 million people can vote in the European Parliament (EP) election, taking place across the European Union from May 22 to May 25. The only democratically elected institution in the European Union, the EP brings together the 751 Members of Parliament (MEPs) from the 28 states, who will not only set the course of European policies for the next five years, but also elect the leader of the EU’s executive body, the European Commission President.[Read More…]

26-year-old French Photojournalist Found Dead in Central African Republic

Camille Lepage, a photojournalist from Anvers, France was found dead in western Central African Republic (CAR) on May 13. The 26-year-old had been living in Africa for about a year and a half, in Juba and South Sudan, before her last project in the CAR. According to her final Instagram post, about a week before her death, Lepage had embedded with Anti Balaka Christian militia. Her work has been featured in many publications, including the[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…]

France Sells Prestigious Ambassador’s New York Apartment to Meet Budget Cuts

France is currently undergoing a number of impressive cuts in order to bring its growing budget deficit down by 50 billion euros, to meet European Union regulations. One such recourse—selling the French ambassador’s 18-room duplex at 740 Park Avenue in Manhattan. Nicknamed the “Millionaire’s Building,” 740 Park Ave. is one of New York City’s most expensive properties, with the listing price for the French ambassador’s current home clocking in at 48 million dollars. France is[Read More…]

French Government Concerned with its Citizens’ Involvement in Syria

Following the release of a group of French journalists from a Syrian prison, the issue of French citizens leaving the country to “faire le djihad” has been brought to the public’s attention. The hostages were released on April 20 after 10 months of captivity. During a debriefing by the Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure (DGSE), to obtain more details on the timeline of captivity, conditions and location, jihadists, etc., it was discovered that the[Read More…]