France http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/18788/all en France http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/france <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-section-nav-icon"> <div class="field-label">Navigation Icon:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_section_nav_icon" width="300" height="127" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/nav-icons/nav-icon-france.png?1294164102" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-section-article-icon"> <div class="field-label">In-Article Icons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_section_article_icon" width="97" height="97" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/section-icons/section-icon-france.png?1294164114" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-seo"><legend>SEO</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-metatitle"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> France News - Breaking News and Headlines from GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-metadesc"> <div class="field-label">Meta Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> France News Online at GlobalPost. 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Learn more about becoming a <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/members">GlobalPost member</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-sectionrss"><legend>RSS</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-rsstitle"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost — France </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-sponsor"><legend>Sponsorship</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-sponsored-section"> <div class="field-label">Sponsored Section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> France Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 5615914 at http://www.globalpost.com Mildrade Cherfils http://www.globalpost.com/bio/mildrade-cherfils <div class="field field-type-text field-field-biofirstname"> <div class="field-label">First Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mildrade </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-biolastname"> <div class="field-label">Last Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cherfils </div> </div> </div> <p>Mildrade Cherfils is a Paris-based correspondent for GlobalPost. Before moving to France in 2003, Cherfils worked in New York and Miami for the Associated Press, where she documented the plight of mostly Spanish-speaking immigrant workers who toil on the "backstretch" of the lucrative racetrack industry, covered the Elian Gonzalez saga in Miami, and reported extensively on immigration issues that affect the Cuban-American and Haitian-American communities. An alumna of Boston Latin School and of Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, Cherfils speaks French, Spanish and Creole.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-biophoto"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/all/modules/contrib/filefield/icons/image-x-generic.png" /><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/mcherfils_headshot.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=187546">mcherfils_headshot.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-bioglobalblog"><legend>Global Blog</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-bioblogenable"> <div class="field-label">Enable:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-syndication"><legend>Syndication</legend><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-striphtml"> <div class="field-label">Strip HTML:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/bio/mildrade-cherfils" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 4192 at http://www.globalpost.com Calais: A lace-making town frayed by immigration http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/081223/calais-lace-making-town-frayed-immigration <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For a long time immigrants, and smugglers, have made Calais their destination in continental Europe. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mildrade Cherfils </div> </div> </div> <p><em>[Editor's note: This story was originally published in 2008 prior to GlobalPost's launch.]</em></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/081223/calais-lace-making-town-frayed-immigration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France Europe Tue, 23 Dec 2008 18:16:29 +0000 Mildrade Cherfils 4463 at http://www.globalpost.com Calais: Two sides of the same street http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/081223/part-i-two-sides-the-same-calais-street <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One side's plight is the other side's cause in this small French city where migrants gather in hopes of reaching the United Kingdom. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mildrade Cherfils </div> </div> </div> <p><em>[Editor's note: This story was originally published in 2008 prior to GlobalPost's launch.]</em></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/081223/part-i-two-sides-the-same-calais-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France Europe United Kingdom Tue, 23 Dec 2008 18:29:23 +0000 Mildrade Cherfils 4466 at http://www.globalpost.com Calais: Evidence of a broken immigration system http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/081223/part-ii-broken-immigration-system <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It is why people travel from Africa, Asia and the Middle East all the way to the edge of France and then stop. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mildrade Cherfils </div> </div> </div> <p><em>[Editor's note: This story was originally published in 2008 prior to GlobalPost's launch.]</em></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/081223/part-ii-broken-immigration-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France Europe United Kingdom Tue, 23 Dec 2008 18:52:01 +0000 Mildrade Cherfils 4467 at http://www.globalpost.com Discovering France beyond the berets and baguettes http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/france/090104/discovering-france-beyond-the-berets-and-baguettes-0 <!--paging_filter--><p>What was supposed to be a four-month travel abroad experience, using Paris as a base, is now going on a more than five-year adventure. And it all started with the books that transported me as a 10-year-old to anywhere in the world I wanted to go, which I read by flashlight under the covers. While my friends were getting into trouble for poor grades or talking back, I was being grounded for not sleeping enough or for falling asleep with the lights on. From an early age, I knew I would end up in a profession that involved travel, storytelling and people.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/france/090104/discovering-france-beyond-the-berets-and-baguettes-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France Europe Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 7171 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: European Union http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090106/which-it-stands-european-union <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Europeans hope Obama will see — and need — them as an equal partner. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Teri Schultz </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS &mdash; When Barack Obama ran on a platform of &ldquo;Change We Can Believe In,&rdquo; Europeans quickly counted themselves among the &ldquo;we.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090106/which-it-stands-european-union" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan BeNeLux Asia-Pacific Diplomacy France Europe Germany Thu, 08 Jan 2009 22:23:40 +0000 Teri Schultz 8582 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: France http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090108/which-it-stands-france <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Obama's election makes the French ask: Why not here? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mildrade Cherfils </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, France &mdash; Throughout the 20th century, prominent black Americans came to France to escape the racism they found at home. Josephine Baker, Richard Wright, James Baldwin and Nina Simone fled the U.S. for the acceptance of France where their artistic careers thrived.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The experiences of these famous Americans, among others, buttressed the utopian view of a colorblind France where everyone is equal under the law and where race is not recognized.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/america-and-the-world/090108/which-it-stands-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France Europe Thu, 08 Jan 2009 20:57:15 +0000 Mildrade Cherfils 10054 at http://www.globalpost.com Barack’s ambassador emeritus in Paris http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/090109/barack%E2%80%99s-ambassador-emeritus-paris <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> John Morris has seen 16 presidents come and go. To him, Obama stands apart. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mildrade Cherfils </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS &mdash; A short walk from the square where the Bastille prison once stood, at the end of a long cobblestone driveway, more than 80 people, mainly Americans, packed John G. Morris&rsquo; high-ceilinged living room.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/090109/barack%E2%80%99s-ambassador-emeritus-paris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France Europe Sat, 17 Jan 2009 00:44:50 +0000 Mildrade Cherfils 10689 at http://www.globalpost.com For Which It Stands: France http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/090111/which-it-stands-france <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Opinion: Once again, it's good to be an American in Paris. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Janine DiGiovanni </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS &mdash; The surrealness of it struck me the other day at the upscale Paris department store, Bon Marche.</p> <p>The man at the exchange counter, usually so surly, asked me my nationality. I got ready for the usual routine: bowing my head with shame and whispering so no one could hear: &ldquo;Americaine.&rdquo;</p> <p>Then it hit me. I no longer needed to feel ashamed! Barack Obama had liberated me and my fellow expats from humiliation.</p> <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m American!&rdquo; I practically shouted, loud enough for the Japanese at the next desk to look up and grin.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/090111/which-it-stands-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France Europe Mon, 26 Jan 2009 17:39:52 +0000 Janine DiGiovanni 12562 at http://www.globalpost.com Backgrounder: The EU presidency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/european-union/090111/backgrounder-the-eu-presidency <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bruce I. Konviser </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>It sounds like the opening line of a bad joke: &quot;When a European Union delegation travels abroad on a foreign affairs mission (such as the one to the Middle East last week) who's in charge?<br /> &nbsp;<br /> A reasonable person could be forgiven for thinking it's the External Relations and European Neighborhood Policy Commissioner. It's not.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> How about: the High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union? Even with that lofty title, this office holder is not in charge either.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/european-union/090111/backgrounder-the-eu-presidency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BeNeLux Czech Republic France Europe Mon, 12 Jan 2009 00:32:29 +0000 Bruce I. Konviser 16534 at http://www.globalpost.com Let them eat Galette! http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/france/090111/let-them-eat-galette <!--paging_filter--><p>Flaky, buttery, almond paste-filled goodness is back. French bakeries are again selling the galette des rois, which usually makes its appearance every year in time to celebrate Epiphany, around Jan. 6. A traditional &ldquo;kings&rsquo; cake&rdquo; is made of layers of puff pastry filled with frangipane, but in other parts of the country, it can be filled with a fruit paste or adorned with candied fruits, like the jewels of a king&rsquo;s crown.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/france/090111/let-them-eat-galette" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France Europe Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 16639 at http://www.globalpost.com Sales season starts with a frenzy but how will it end? http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/france/090111/sales-season-starts-frenzy-how-will-it-end <!--paging_filter--><p>On virtually every shop window: Les soldes! Les soldes!</p> <p>Sales season in Paris runs until Feb. 10, but are retailers doing good business or are they just selling out of hats, scarves and gloves?</p> <p>To help guide and encourage consumers, the tourism office has created five suggested routes with a listing of specific stores to appeal to a variety of shoppers: Trendy, bobo chic, classic, creative&nbsp;and worldly.&nbsp;</p> France Europe Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 16740 at http://www.globalpost.com A city hall fete for "His Excellency Monsieur Barack Obama" http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/france/090120/city-hall-f%C3%AAte-his-excellency-monsieur-barack-obama <!--paging_filter--><p>Elation, amazement, overwhelmed and speechless were just some of the words people used to describe what they were witnessing on the large screens at Paris&rsquo; City Hall.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/france/090120/city-hall-f%C3%AAte-his-excellency-monsieur-barack-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France Europe Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 131415 at http://www.globalpost.com Chic Biarritz makes an elite game accessible http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/090121/chic-biarritz-makes-elite-game-accessible <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After a dismal decade, golf gains popularity in France. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> William Echikson </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BIARRITZ, France &mdash; My first stop each morning was to the boulangerie to buy fresh, buttery croissants. After breakfast, my destination was a golf course.</p> <p>Although the British exported their game to this southwestern tip of France more than a century ago, the game has only gained traction here in the past few years. Now France is turning the elite, exclusive pastime into democratic pursuit. French golf courses are financially stable, the number of golfers is growing, and most of the best layouts are open to the public and charge reasonable green fees.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/france/090121/chic-biarritz-makes-elite-game-accessible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France Europe Thu, 22 Jan 2009 14:21:09 +0000 William Echikson 148660 at http://www.globalpost.com