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By ELLEN GOODMAN | April 1, 1994
There I am, nibbling my croissant and sipping my cafe au lait at the Au Bon Pain, when the terrible news flashes before my American eyes.The French are convinced that we are making a bid for the hostile takeover of their language. So they are trying to put up trade barriers against imported English words.The protectionists of Paris seem to be suffering from what is known among the young and hip in their land as le stress. They do not like the fact that cars in France are equipped with les air bags or that their monetary system is suffering le cash flow.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2014
An Ellicott City resident has spent this past week in Normandy, taking an unique perspective on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion during World War II. Scott Gray, 48, a member of the Maryland-based Round Canopy Parachute Team, is taking part in commemorative parachute jumps over Normandy and other locations in France to commemorate the events that led to the end of Nazi occupation of France. "What we do [is] a humble act of remembrance that takes very little courage compared to the bravery of those heroic lads during the invasion of Normandy," Gray said in an email from France.
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December 9, 1993
"France could not be France without greatness," said Charles de Gaulle. And in pursuit of "greatness," France is relishing its role as potential deal-breaker in feverish negotiations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.Having squeezed the Americans to make concessions on agriculture that the European Commission trade negotiator, Sir Leon Brittan, said he would not have anticipated, it is now testing U.S. nerves on film and TV exports and making new demands on its EC partners.
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By DIANA JEAN SCHEMO and DIANA JEAN SCHEMO,Diana Jean Schemo is The Sun's Paris correspondent | November 10, 1991
Paris. -- At the Neuilly Bridge, French policemen shot Muslims at point-blank range. At the Place de la Concorde subway, they lined up in double rows, alternately beating their sticks against .. the ground and against Muslims who walked between them. At the Canal St. Martin the next day, the bodies of Muslims drowned by police floated on the surface.That was 30 years ago, when the battle pitting French against Algerian over the North African colony boiled over into the streets of Paris. Algerians turned out en masse to protest a nighttime curfew imposed on them in Paris and its suburbs 12 days earlier.
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By AUDREY SINGER AND GREGORY MICHAELIDIS | November 20, 2005
WASHINGTON -- It took more than two weeks after rioting by young people in more than 300 French cities and towns for President Jacques Chirac to address his nation. He argued that a "deep malaise" was at the root of the violence tearing through low-income, heavily Muslim neighborhoods and that greater economic integration was needed to combat the unrest. American critics have derided Mr. Chirac's slow response to the crisis and pointed to what they see as the irony of the French reaction to the images of Hurricane Katrina when their own record on equality appeared to be going up in flames on nightly television.
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By WILLIAM PFAFF | October 18, 1993
Paris. -- France is forcing a confrontation between the United States and Europe on trade issues. The Balladur government in Paris has hardened its public position on GATT disputes in recent days, despite German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's offer last week to mediate between Mr. Balladur and the equally obdurate American trade negotiator, Micky Kantor.Why is Paris doing this? The idea, fondly received abroad, that all this is about French peasants, or even French movies, explains nothing. It is a caricature.
NEWS
January 14, 1992
Having made a mess of things during his auto-salesman's trip to Japan, President Bush is trying to rescue his faltering re-election campaign by bashing France and the European Community that seems to do its bidding. This is excellent targeting. While Japan is insular and xenophobic by reason of its island geography and its homogenous population, France's brand of protectionism is relatively gratuitous, a triumph of political timidity over principle.If France has its way, the international trade system the world has known and hopes to improve will go by the wayside.
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By Alice Steinbach and Alice Steinbach,SUN STAFF | June 25, 1996
In a minute, we'll get to the new book and the new movie deal but first, let's clear up the matter of where exactly Peter Mayle, the best-selling author of "A Year in Provence" and "Toujours Provence," currently resides.Is it true that the Pied Piper of Provence, the British expatriate whose last five blockbuster books have celebrated the glories of living in the south of France, is now residing in the east of Long Island? That he has abandoned -- after stirring up the desire in millions of us to pick up and move to Provence -- the charming, remote village of Menerbes for the ever-so-chic village of Amagansett in the Hamptons?
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | April 4, 2008
Geneva France, a former boutique sales associate and active church member, died Monday of heart failure at Northwest Hospital Center. The longtime Edmondson Village resident was 87. She was born in Staunton, Va., and moved with her family to a home near Druid Hill Avenue in West Baltimore. She was a 1938 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. Mrs. France worked for more than 20 years with her sister, Pauline Brooks-Amis, who owned Pauline Brooks Boutique in the Belvedere Hotel. She retired in the late 1980s.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | February 16, 1996
Baltimore Police Maj. Wendell M. France, head of the homicide unit, has been elected chairman of the National Black Police Association, which represents 35,000 officers in 35 states.Major France, a 26-year veteran who is commander of the crimes against persons section, will serve two years as chairman, a job he will perform in his spare time. He is a past president of the Vanguard Justice Society, which represents black Baltimore officers.The police association was organized in 1972 to create a network among minority officers.
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