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Where is the compensation for victims of French nuclear tests?
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Where is the compensation for victims of French nuclear tests?

► What are we talking about?From 1960, France launched nuclear tests in the Algerian Sahara, first atmospheric then underground. Following the independence of Algeria, the tests moved to Polynesia, on the atolls of Mururoa and Fangataufa, from 1966 to 1996.In total, 210 nuclear tests were carried out by France. Most of the people exposed, soldiers, conscripts or local populations, denounce a serious lack of information on the dangers incurred.CRITICAL. Nuclear tests in Polynesia: the radioactive impact was underestimated, according to an investigationMid-March, the book " Toxic. Investigation into French nuclear tests in Polynesia » had gone through 2,000 pages of declassified documents. He concluded that "The French authorities have underestimated the impact of acute...
The Pope to French priests: “The priests "supermen" end badly, all ”
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The Pope to French priests: “The priests "supermen" end badly, all ”

By receiving the priests of the community of Saint Louis des Français, one of the French churches in Rome, Pope Francis once again developed, on Monday, June 7, his vision of the priest, encouraging them in particular to be invested in field."Do not go into the field to apply theories without taking into account the environment in which you find yourself, as well as the people in your care", thus exhorted Francis, while the majority of these priests are in Rome to pursue studies, at the request of their bishop in the pontifical universities "I wish you to be shepherds carrying the scent of sheep with them", he continued, using one of his favorite expressions, used regularly since 2013."Get rid of your preconceived ideas, your dreams of greatness, your assertiveness, to put...
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The French Jewish community in figures

According to a report released in October 2020 by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research, the number of Jews is estimated at around 450,000 in France.As the French population grows, conversely, this figure is declining. The proportion of Jews among the French as a whole is therefore decreasing. Over half a century, the share of French people of Jewish faith has halved to 0.7%.Structuring most of French Judaism, the consistory lists nearly 500 synagogues in the country. To these are added liberal communities and other Lubavitch - ultra-Orthodox. . Disclaimer: If you need to update/edit/remove this news or article then please contact our support team Learn more
The French landing in LaLiga.  A matter of style
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The French landing in LaLiga. A matter of style

The first French player to come to Spain was Raymond Kopa. In the 1950s soccer was nowhere near the most popular sport in France. With his cuts, with his joy to play, Kopa brought football closer to a sophisticated culture, more used to celebrating art, literature, freedom, than sport. He was the creator of football champagne, bubble football, football worth celebrating. He joined Real Madrid in 1956 and won three European Cups in a row, with teammates such as Alfredo di Stéfano and Paco Gento. Without knowing it, the elusive and technical Kopa had begun to sculpt the style of French footballer who would triumph in Spain for the next 70 years: Zidane, Henry, Benzema, Griezmann ... 153 players from that country have passed through the elite of Spanish football. France has been the la...
Frédéric Dabi: “For some of the French, voting has become futile”
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Frédéric Dabi: “For some of the French, voting has become futile”

La Croix: Can we expect, for these regional elections, an abstention as strong as in the last municipal elections (55% in the first round and 59% in the second)?Frédéric Dabi: It is always difficult to assess and often opinion polls overestimate abstention from reality. For these regions, we do not see an abstention lower than 55% (50% in the first round and 42% in the second during the regional 2015, Editor's note). At this level, it is a behavior that affects all profiles: in municipal elections, the proportion of elderly people who did not vote in the first round had increased by 30 points compared to 2014.→ PRACTICAL. Regional and departmental elections 2021: dates, voting method ... the information to knowHow do you explain such a high rate?F. D. : For part of the ...
Covid-19: French people over 18 may start to schedule vaccine
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Covid-19: French people over 18 may start to schedule vaccine

Vaccination for all people over 18 in France will start on May 31, but the appointments have already started today, at a time when the country approved in the National Assembly the exit from the state of emergency. The lack of confinement is accelerating in France with the possibility of all people over 18 years of age starting to make their appointments for the vaccination of the general population, which will start next week. In the National Assembly, deputies this Thursday approved the exit from the state of emergency. This law was adjusted by both deputies and senators, reducing the widespread use of unilateral curfew and local confinement, in case the pandemic gains dimension in different regions of the country. The numbers continue...
The great acceleration of French unicorns
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The great acceleration of French unicorns

The world of start-ups is in turmoil. In less than a month, three new young French shoots have entered the club of unicorns, these start-ups valued at more than a billion dollars. There was the online insurer Alan at the end of April; the publisher of insurance fraud software, Shift Technology, and finally, on May 18, the specialist in refurbished phones, Back Market, bringing the number of unicorns in France to 14 (see below).Why such an acceleration? " The French tech sector has reached a level of maturity that allows the creation of national champions, notes Thomas Houy, lecturer at Telecom Paris. At the same time, a fad has brought in talents who would never have entered this sector fifteen years ago. »To understand, we have to go back to 2012. The network of start...
The French Jews, a long story with an uncertain future recounted in two books
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The French Jews, a long story with an uncertain future recounted in two books

Happy as a Jew in France? Reflections from a committed rabbiby Yann BoissièreTallandier, 160 p., € 15.90The Jews, a blind spot in the national narrativeUnder the direction of Paul Salmona and Claire SoussenAlbin Michel, 304 p., € 21.90According to Yann Boissière, liberal rabbi and founder of the association Les Voices de la Paix, "The community of French Jews is at a crossroads". For this rabbi who has the particularity of being a convert to Judaism, those who are both his co-religionists and his co-nationals are at a crossroads: "The French Jews must now decide whether or not to continue their French history".If Yann Boissière makes this serious observation in his latest book, it is because, according to him, "Very difficult to live today as a Jew in France". And to ex...
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The French agrifood scale

The French agrifood scale. Disclaimer: If you need to update/edit/remove this news or article then please contact our support team Learn more
Five national butters that the French could envy
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Five national butters that the French could envy

Butter is love, and in these times that stumble rather than run, we are all quite lacking in affection. She has something of a motherly shelter, we lower our guard when we approach her: we become ointment. Not only do I say it: also Ottolenghi that when she needs a hug, she opens the fridge for a hug of animal fat. We resorted to it during confinement, during which the consumption of dairy products, including butter, increased in Spain by up to 45% according to data from the National Federation of Dairy Industries (FeNIL). In some countries such as Canada, conspiracy theories were unleashed around the strange firmness that their butters presented due to a production forced against the clock. They call him Buttergate (or A milk scandal as Warner Brothers would title it). In this matte...