May 1968: The French general strike that changed the world

May 1968: The French general strike that changed the world

Posted May 12, 2018 07:00:00 Photo: Policemen during a demonstration in Paris, France, 7th May 1968. (Reg Lancaster/Daily Express/Hulton Archive) This month marks the 50th Anniversary of protests that saw around 10 million people take to the streets of Paris, sending shockwaves across the globe. The joint protests by students …

New Caledonia: What you need to know about the French territory’s independence referendum

New Caledonia: What you need to know about the French territory’s independence referendum

Posted May 04, 2018 05:54:20 Photo: New Caledonia is a Pacific French territory and is famous for its picturesque tropical beaches. (Flickr: Sekundo) Strategic ties and the “Indo-Pacific axis” were high on the agenda when French President Emmanuel Macron met with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney this week. to …

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in Sydney

French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Sydney ahead of bilateral talks with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Discussions between the two leaders are expected to focus on trade, defence and strategic issues as well as China’s growing influence in the South Pacific. Image: Twitter/ @FranceAustralia Source link

French museum dedicated to painter Etienne Terrus realises half of its art is fake

French museum dedicated to painter Etienne Terrus realises half of its art is fake

Updated April 29, 2018 15:47:41 Photo: An art historian alerted the museum some of its works might be forgeries. (Etienne Terrus via Wikimedia Commons) A museum in France that paid $256,000 for 82 works it believed were painted by Etienne Terrus, has discovered they are fakes. The Terrus museum in …

Chinese diplomats accused of illegally occupying a French Polynesian mansion

Chinese diplomats accused of illegally occupying a French Polynesian mansion

Updated April 26, 2018 08:25:25 Photo: The Chinese Consulate has rented Residence Taina since 2007. (Supplied: change.org) Chinese diplomats have been accused of illegally occupying a small mansion in French Polynesia that houses their consulate, amid claims local politicians are ignoring the dispute to placate China. Key points: The owner …

Anzac Day: Emotions run high as French PM pays tribute to diggers at Sir John Monash Centre opening

Anzac Day: Emotions run high as French PM pays tribute to diggers at Sir John Monash Centre opening

Updated April 25, 2018 11:43:25 Photo: Edouard Philippe and Malcolm Turnbull pose near the bust of a soldier as they attend the inauguration ceremony of the Sir John Monash Centre. (AP: Pascal Rossignol) Related Story: Messages of pride, love and sacrifice as Australia pauses to mark Anzac Day Related Story: …

Golden casket containing the heart of French queen consort Anne of Brittany rescued from thieves

Golden casket containing the heart of French queen consort Anne of Brittany rescued from thieves

Updated April 24, 2018 12:39:26 A priceless 16th-century casket containing the embalmed heart of a French queen consort has been found after it was snatched by thieves earlier this month. The theft of the 500g solid golden box containing Anne of Brittany’s heart had fuelled fears the relic would be …

Anzac graffiti ‘from the end of the world’ unearthed in ancient French cave city

Anzac graffiti ‘from the end of the world’ unearthed in ancient French cave city

Posted April 23, 2018 08:44:09 External Link: Diggers’ century-old graffiti found in Naours underground city Related Story: Digger’s relatives head to France to see school named after him Related Story: Diggers’ relatives rejoice as wind farm near WWI battlefield canned A heavy wooden door opens onto a long flight of …

French bakery’s decision to not sell macarons ends with complaint to Fair Trading

French bakery’s decision to not sell macarons ends with complaint to Fair Trading

Updated April 13, 2018 15:30:48 Photo: Eric Pernoud says the complaint “is just ridiculous”. (Supplied: Eric Pernoud) A popular Sunshine Coast patisserie is not French enough and does not have any macarons, according to a complaint made to the Office of Fair Trading. Sunshine Coast GP Corinne Aveline also lodged …

Workers flee powerful avalanche at French ski resort

Workers flee powerful avalanche at French ski resort

Posted April 13, 2018 13:30:56 A group of road workers have narrowly avoided a powerful avalanche at a French ski resort in Tignes. Dramatic footage of the workers fleeing as the snow swept down the mountain was captured on camera. The workers can be heard laughing as the snow cascades …