October Potpourri: Criminals, Choreography, Coronavirus, and more

Paris Halloween, 1997, AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT

At the end of each month, I select a handful of fun and informative Francophone news items that have come across my screen. Here are my picks for October 2021. Champagne Wars Last summer, Russian President Vladimir Putin introduced a new law stating that only Russia’s homegrown Shampanskoye can be…

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Pandemic News from France: Setbacks, Incentives, Skeptics, and Celebrations

July 14 Fireworks

As pre-pandemic activities slowly return, I’m beginning to think about when I might travel again to France. However, the pace of life is busier than ever. Last week, we hosted a graduation party for our daughters. At the end of next month, they will be heading off to different colleges.…

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