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Covered on the catwalk: modest fashion struts its stuff in Paris
26 January 2018 - Models in brightly colored pant suits and ankle-length dresses graced a Paris catwalk this week in what organizers said was the city's first show of modest fashion that highlights styles popular with Muslim women. The event was part of the Oriental Fashion show held on the sidelines of the city's haute couture fashion week, which showcases designers from Asia and the Middle East. (more)

French startup launches hydrogen-powered bicyles
16 January 2018 - A French start-up has become the first company to start factory production of hydrogen-powered bicycles for use in corporate or municipal fleets. Pragma Industries, which is based in Biarritz, France and makes fuel cells for military use, has sold some 60 hydrogen-powered bikes to French municipalities including Saint Lo, Cherbourg, Chambery, and Bayonne. (more)

French convent to host dozens of resettled African refugees
14 December 2017 - Dozens of African refugees, including some that had been stranded in Libya, will arrive next week in a small eastern French village as part of efforts to resettle asylum seekers whose requests have been examined directly in Africa. The refugees, who come from countries including Eritrea, Sudan and Ethiopia, will live in the small village of Thal-Marmoutier, in Alsace, near the border with Germany, after nuns offered to house them in their convent, mayor Jean-Claude Distel told Reuters. (more)

L'Oreal turns to plant-based hair dye as natural cosmetics thrive
13 December 2017 - L'Oreal is launching its first wholly plant-based hair dye as cosmetics companies look to win over customers who are becoming increasingly wary of chemical ingredients. The French company, the world's biggest maker of skincare and beauty products, said on Wednesday (13 December) the new range based on ingredients such as henna would be aimed at professionals for use in salons across Europe from May 2018. The organic cosmetics boom has been driven by rising numbers of younger consumers rejecting chemical-based products in favor of plant-based ones. (more)

Thriving French organic food market needs domestic supply boost - study
12 December 2017 - Farmers need to boost organic food production in France to meet fast-growing demand or consumers will turn to imports at the expense of some environmental benefits, credit insurer Coface said on Tuesday (12 December). Organic food sales are expected to reach 8 billion euros ($9.4 billion) in 2017, up 14 percent on last year, and the pace of growth should continue at 10-15 percent for the foreseeable future, it said. (more)

France: EDF announces big push into solar, sees cost at 25 billion euros
11 December 2017 - French state-owned utility EDF announced on Monday (11 December) plans for a big push into solar energy in France that is likely to cost around 25 billion euros as the government tries to meet its climate goals. Speaking a day before Paris hosts a climate summit, , the company's CEO said EDF aimed to build 30 gigawatt (GW) of solar capacity from 2020 to 2035 ... France wants to reduce the share of nuclear in power generation from 75 percent today to 50 percent by around 2035 and wants to massively boost renewables investment. (more)

French, Polish leaders start to mend strained ties
23 November 2017 - French President Emmanuel Macron and Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo took a first, key step Thursday (23 November) toward mending differences that are weighing on the whole European Union. After talks in Paris, the two leaders remained at odds over their main dispute -- workers from Eastern Europe posted by their employer in richer EU countries -- but said they were looking for compromise. (more)

French health regulator withdraws license for Bayer weedkiller
26 October 2017 - French health and environment regulator ANSES said on Thursday (26 October) it had withdrawn the license for Bayer's Basta F1 weedkiller made with glufosinate-ammonium, citing uncertainty over its effect on health following a review. Glufosinate is an alternative to glyphosate ... (more)

Paris plans to banish all but electric cars by 2030
12 October 2017 - Paris authorities plan to banish all petrol- and diesel-fueled cars from the world's most visited city by 2030, Paris City Hall said on Thursday, 12 October. The move marks an acceleration in plans to wean the country off gas-guzzlers and switch to electric vehicles in a city often obliged to impose temporary bans due to surges in particle pollution in the air. (more)

France: Environmentally sustainable rooftop farming takes hold in Paris
26 September 2017 - An urban agriculture initiative to make Paris more environmentally sustainable, mainly through farming on the capital's rooftops, has been such a success that the mayor is unveiling a new round of projects this week. By 2020, the French capital will host more than 100 hectares (0.39 square mile) of rooftop gardens and planted walls, the Paris City Hall said. Of this, one third will be devoted to urban farming. (more)


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Filmmaker David Lynch recommends Transcendental Meditation to solve problems in schools
22 December 2012 - On a tour of Europe and other countries, film director David Lynch spoke often about the power of Transcendental Meditation to improve creativity and reduce stress in the individual and society. Many of his statements during this tour several years ago are featured in the recently released documentary, Meditation, Creativity, Peace. Some presaged the deep concerns now echoing throughout the US and the world following the Newtown, Connecticut school tragedy. Mr Lynch described how Transcendental Meditation, giving the effortless, direct experience of the fundamental field of consciousness--a field of 'creativity, intelligence, love, power, and bliss'--unfolds one's 'full potential as a human being', offering a solution to the stress and violence plaguing schools. (more)

France: French culture, Vedic gardens featured in women's programmes
26 November 2012 - Women in France have been enjoying programmes this year including presentations on French culture and Maharishi Vedic Gardens, in-residence assemblies and special conference calls, and the inauguration of a new club in Paris where people can enjoy practising Transcendental Meditation together. (more)

David Lynch on the Unified Field: 'Everything emerges from a field of no-thing'
6 November 2012 - What is beneath the surface of the mind and matter? Film director David Lynch explains his understanding of the Unified Field, the source of creation, underlying all existence--first from the scientific perspective of quantum physics, and then from the perspective of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Vedic science and technologies of consciousness. The Unified Field is 'the unity of all the particles and all the forces of matter,' Mr Lynch said. Not only did scientists discover the Unified Field, 'but they found that everything that is a thing emerges from this field of no-thing . . . . It is no-thing, but all things come from it.' (more)

How to experience the Unified Field: David Lynch
6 November 2012 - Scientists have developed theoretical knowledge of the Unified Field from which everything in the universe emerges, but they don't know how to experience it directly, said film director David Lynch. 'It is unmanifest. You can't walk into this field. But any one of those scientists could practise a technique, Transcendental Meditation.' Mr Lynch described the technique, which one learns from a certified teacher in a systematic course of instruction, and which 'turns the awareness within'. In this natural process, 'each deeper level of mind and each deeper level of intellect has more happiness. . . . At the borderline of intellect, you transcend. Transcend is the key word. It means to go beyond. You're going beyond the field of relativity, duality, experiencing oneness . . . . pure, unbounded, infinite consciousness.' (more)

Transcendental Meditation increasingly popular in France
23 July 2012 - During the past year the number of people who learned Transcendental Meditation in France increased substantially, by almost 50 per cent. Another new development was the opening of the Veda Club in the centre of Paris. With its proper orientation according to Maharishi Vastu architecture, the Veda Club has become a central hub for Parisians to practise Transcendental Meditation together regularly. This group practice has been shown through scientific research to reduce negative trends and create an influence of coherence and harmony in society. (more)

France: Spring 2011 tour inspires interest in Transcendental Meditation and advanced programmes
23 July 2011 - Six cities in different regions of France--Paris, Narbonne, Bordeaux, Nantes, Lyon, and Strasbourg--hosted presentations during a tour this spring on the benefits of the Transcendental Meditation Programme for the individual and society. Highlighted in the presentations was scientific research documenting positive results in many areas including development of mental potential and improved brain functioning, better health, and business success and productivity. (more)

Vastu community planned in France
13 July 2011 - Interest in the programmes of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in France has inspired potential plans for a Vastu community constructed according to principles of Maharishi Vedic Architecture, and has drawn hundreds of people to celebrations and lectures throughout the country. (more)

Consciousness-Based Education, Vedic architecture and music offered in France
13 July 2011 - Special programmes and courses have been offered this year in France in Consciousness-Based Education, Maharishi Vastu architecture, and Gandharva Veda music. (more)

Expansion of holistic health programmes in France
13 July 2011 - Last year, hundreds of people in France enjoyed natural holistic health programmes including Maharishi Ayur-Veda consultations, spa treatments, and Maharishi Light Therapy with Gems. (more)

France: Information about Transcendental Meditation becoming widely available
13 July 2011 - Several new websites, a blog, a brochure and other printed materials are making information about the Transcendental Meditation Programme, as well as programmes for Vedic architecture and Consciousness-Based Education, widely available in France. (more)


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France sees worst rains in 50 years, floods peak in Paris
29 January 2018 - Floodwaters reached a peak in Paris on Monday (29 January) and were threatening towns downstream along the rain-engorged Seine River as it winds through Normandy toward the English Channel. Rivers swollen by France's heaviest rains in 50 years have engulfed romantic quays in Paris, swallowed up gardens and roads, halted riverboat cruises -- and raised concerns about climate change. (more)

France: River Seine levels rise further as Paris braces for flood risk
27 January 2018 - The levels of the River Seine in Paris rose further on Saturday and were set to hit a peak this weekend, according to official estimates, and French authorities were on standby for any major flooding risk. The Seine's overflowing waters have already engulfed riverside walkways in Paris and led the Louvre museum to close a basement display of Islamic art. It has also resulted in ... swans swimming in places where there are usually pavements ... (more)

Rising temperatures and acidification threaten Mediterranean sea species
23 June 2017 - Water temperatures in the northwestern Mediterranean are increasing much faster than global averages, threatening the survival of several species, French researchers said. The researchers, who believe their findings apply to an area that includes Spain, France, and Italy, also said in a note summarizing their study that the water's acidity has increased by nearly seven percent. (more)

Many factors make France the top IS terror target in Europe
26 July 2016 - When militants loyal to the Islamic State group seek to inflict pain on Europe, France is their preferred target. Since January 2015, IS-inspired attackers have killed at least 235 people in France, by far the largest casualty rate of any Western country. French citizens or French-speaking residents have committed the overwhelming majority of strikes. Analysts agree that Islamic State propagandists particularly target France as a land anchored in secular values, liberal freedoms, and life's pleasures. But its colonial history, demographic tensions, and interventionist policies against militant Muslims abroad point to deeper reasons why anti-Western killers seek so ruthlessly to bring grief to France's door. (more)

The other Nice: hotbed for French jihadi recruiting
16 July 2016 - Best known as a Riviera tourist destination, Nice has been struggling to get a grip on its less prized distinction as France's prime recruiting ground for would-be jihadis. The hinterlands beyond the smart streets of the old city have seen dozens of its Muslim residents head to Syria in recent years to fight. 'Nice is the city which has been most hit by the jihadist phenomena,' said David Thomson, an expert on radicalization in France. 'There is one main reason behind it: since 2010, a charismatic character, known as one of the main recruiters of French jihadists, has been hugely active preaching in poor neighborhoods,' Thomson said. (more)

France: 84 dead, 202 hurt as truck hits Bastille Day crowd in Nice
15 July 2016 - French leaders extended the country's 8-month-old state of emergency Friday and vowed to deploy thousands of police reservists on the streets after a Tunisian man drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing 84 people and wounding 202 others. The assault on revelers rocked a nation still dealing with the aftermath of two attacks in Paris last year that killed 147 people and were claimed by the Islamic State extremist group. French President Francois Hollande's government, whose popularity has plumbed record lows, has recently been buffeted by allegations that France's intelligence services have failed to get a handle on the country's jihadist threat. France has known for years that it is a top Islamic State target, and it is the biggest source for European recruits for IS, with more than 1,000 fighting in Syria or Iraq. (more)

Rain pummels France; Seine overflows its banks in Paris
1 June 2016 - Floods devastated regions across France on Wednesday -- in some areas, the worst seen in a century or more. The Seine River overflowed its banks, one French town was evacuated, travelers trapped on a submerged highway were rescued by soldiers, and boat cruises in Paris were cancelled. Meteorologists said more bad news is coming -- the waters are expected to keep rising for days. In neighboring Germany, floods hit an area of Bavaria near the Austrian border, inundating some small towns. (more)

1 man brain dead, 5 others hospitalized in French drug trial
15 January 2016 - One man was brain dead and three others faced possible permanent brain damage after volunteering to take part in a drug trial for a painkiller based on a natural brain compound similar to the active ingredient in marijuana, French authorities said Friday. French Health Minister Marisol Touraine said that in addition to treating pain, the drug was intended to ease mood and anxiety troubles as well as motor problems linked to neurodegenerative illnesses by acting on the endocannabinoid system. In 2006, Britain saw a similar incident, when six previously healthy men were treated for organ failure only hours after being given an experimental drug targeting the immune system. The six men in Britain now apparently have a higher risk of cancer and autoimmune diseases tied to their exposure to the experimental drug. (more)

120 dead in Paris attacks, worst since WWII
14 November 2015 - A series of attacks targeting young concert-goers, soccer fans, and Parisians enjoying a Friday night out at popular nightspots killed at least 120 people in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. The death toll was at least 120 people at six sites, including the national stadium and a circle of popular nightspots, Paris prosecutor's spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said. (more)

Death toll in Paris attacks hits 129; 352 hurt
14 November 2015 - Three teams of extremists carried out the coordinated gun-and-suicide bombing attacks across Paris that left 129 people dead and 352 injured, a French prosecutor said Saturday. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said the attackers in the Bataclan concert hall, where 89 people died, mentioned Syria and Iraq during their deadly rampage. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks Friday night. Officials raced to piece together information on the seven attackers. Officials said one was a young Frenchman known to the authorities. In addition, a Syrian passport found near the body of another attacker was linked to a man who entered the European Union through a Greek island last month. (more)

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