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Women seen needing 60+ years to get equal with men in EU
Pandemic risks slowing women’s progress still further as unpaid caring duties grow and paid work shrinks
Bold feminist poster campaign strikes a chord in Paris and beyond
Posters give women a new forum and change the way they relate to public spaces, says activist Marguerite Stern
Will coronavirus change tourism in Europe's hotspot cities?
Residents in Amsterdam, Venice and Barcelona hope pandemic will spur action on mass tourism
France to put domestic abuse victims in hotels after jump in numbers
As billions of families are on lockdown, concerns of domestic abuse have risen worldwide
A future without snow? French ski resorts adapt to warming climate
A few resorts have already moved beyond skiing to attract tourists with alternative activities like wellbeing, food and culture tours, snowshoeing and snow mountain biking
Flight shaming hits air travel as 'Greta effect' takes off
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in five travelers is flying less as “flight shaming” propels travelers to shun air travel for the sake of the planet, according to a survey of 6,000 Western travelers.
INTERVIEW-She beat the BBC, now reporter tackles FTSE pay gap
Award-wining journalist Carrie Gracie, who left the BBC over pay discrimination, says she hopes her book with give both men and women the tools to challenge the gender pay gap
Sicily lures visitors with 'ethical tourism' free of mafia taint
Challenging the stereotypical portrayal of Sicilians as mobsters, social enterprises are steering visitors toward mafia-free hotels, restaurants and shops
Companies urged to clean up their act on plastic as study shows deadly impact
Between 400,000 and one million people a year die in developing countries from illnesses caused by uncollected rubbish dumped or burned near their homes
What’s It Like to Dine at a Master Chef’s Home in Paris? Finding Out Is Easier Than You Think
A gastronomic dinner at a master chef's home in Paris
French butchers say 'militant' vegan activists using 'terror' tactics to destroy culinary culture
PARIS — France’s world-famous butchers are sharpening their knives — but the target this time isn’t lamb chops and pork loins but a brigade of growing and increasingly confrontational vegetarians.
In June, the French Federation of Butchers sought the help of the government against the rising number of attacks from what it called “militant” vegan activists, who have been targeting shops with anti-meat graffiti, fake blood and protest stickers.
The French still love their cigarettes. But the once chic image is going up in smoke
PARIS – The glamorous image of cool Parisians lighting up Gauloises while lingering at an outdoor cafe may soon go up in smoke. The French government is stubbing out the country’s love affair with tobacco.
"In France, tobacco kills 200 people every day,” Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said in May. “We need to continue this fight against one of the biggest scourges of public health.”
In recent years, France has moved to feature gruesome photos of diseased lungs on cigarette packs, among other det...
'Le doggie bag,' s'il vous plaît: French restaurants may have to embrace leftovers
Most French people don't take home leftovers, but a proposed law could change what they do with uneaten food.
Normandy wants to lure 'hot entrepreneurs' worried about Brexit
France's Normandy region is famous for the D-Day landings and Camembert cheese, but now it longs for another kind of invasion: British entrepreneurs escaping Brexit.
Forget the Baguette: One Writer’s Case for the Parisian Doughnut
In the land of haute pâtisserie, doughnuts are supplanting traditional French pastries. The iconic American confections have become a favorite sweet treat.