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The Seine River is too polluted for swimming events at the Paris Olympics, city officials said. Paris invested $1.5 billion to clean the Seine, but heavy rainfall increased pollution levels. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementDespite a massive cleanup effort, Paris' Seine River remains too polluted to host swimming events for the upcoming Olympic Games, city officials have said. "Samples from the Seine do not meet the standards we will have this summer," Paris region official Marc Guillaume added on Friday.
Persons: , Marc Guillaume Organizations: Paris, Service, AFP, Business Locations: Paris, Seine
Matthieu Delaty | Afp | Getty ImagesFrance's election campaign kicked off in earnest Monday following a weekend of violent nationwide protests against the far-right National Rally, or RN, whose record European Parliament gains sparked the snap vote. Protesters gather during an anti far-right rally after French president called legislative elections following far-right parties' significant gains in European Parliament elections, in Paris on June 15, 2024. More likely, however, is a "messy" hung parliament, he said — part of Macron's gamble to discredit RN's legitimacy ahead of the 2027 presidential elections. French stocks gained on Monday, with Goldman Sachs' senior European strategist Sharon Bell saying that the sell-off may have been premature. Protesters gather during an anti-far-right rally after French President Emmanuel Macron called legislative elections following far-right parties' significant gains in European Parliament elections in Paris on June 15, 2024.
Persons: Matthieu Delaty, Jordan Bardella, France's Le, Lou Benoist, Emmanuel Macron's, Mujtaba Rahman, Mujtaba, Goldman Sachs, Sharon Bell, Bell, CNBC's, Emmanuel Macron Organizations: National Rally, Afp, Getty, France's Le Monde, CGT, CNBC, Union, Eurasia, CAC, Generale, Protesters Locations: Lyon, France, Paris, Europe
Left-leaning newspaper Liberation described the snap election call as an "extreme gamble," while the center-right Le Figaro ran a brief headline Monday: "Le choc" ("shock"). That happened well before the humiliation of the European election results, in which Macron's Renaissance party got less than half as many votes as the far-right Rassemblement National ... In the meantime, other commentators and newspapers, such as Les Echos, have characterized Macron's move as a game of poker. Macron's supporters defend the president as a self-made and ambitious man who has a direct way of speaking to voters. "First, he has interpreted the vote for the European Parliament as a personal insult, as a rejection of his domestic policy direction.
Persons: Emmanuel Macron, Xi Jinping, Ursula von der Leyen, Gonzalo Fuentes, Emmanuel Macron's, Macron, drubbing, Jordan Bardella, Le Figaro, Alexis Brézet, Fenoglio, Macron's, it's, Robert Ladrech, Chirac Organizations: Reuters, Macron's Renaissance Party, National Assembly, Le Monde, CNBC, Keele University Locations: Paris, France, what's, EU
Opinion: Why Julian Assange’s fate matters
  + stars: | 2024-05-19 | by ( Opinion Alan Rusbridger | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +7 min
A determined American journalist, let’s call her Gillian, is sleuthing away at a story about India’s nuclear weapons program. Though Gillian is based in London, when she finally gets to publish her story, the Indian government is bent on revenge. Is Washington going to stand idly by and meekly accept the possibility of an American journalist languishing in an Indian jail? The clue is in the inverted commas around “journalist.” To my mind, Julian Assange is in some ways recognizably a journalist. However, to many journalists Assange is not a proper “journalist,” and they can’t really see what his fate has to do with theirs.
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Accusers stepped forward in 2018, as the #MeToo movement was taking off. Victims of sexual violence, consequently, often say they feel less isolated than they used to. Join us on Twitter and FacebookThere is, perhaps, one way in which the detractors of the #MeToo movement have a point. All of them — colleagues, neighbors or blood relations — more often than not, are able to maintain their status and privilege of their professions, despite allegations of sexual violence. It remains unclear whether the French will at long last “cancel” Gérard Depardieu, even if one or both trials find him guilty of sexual violence.
Persons: Caroline Séquin, , Gérard Depardieu, Caroline Sequin, Depardieu, Jacques Chirac, “ Depardieu, , Le Figaro, it’s, ” Depardieu, Emmanuel Macron, “ I’m, he’s, , ” Macron, Carla Bruni, Nicolas Sarkozy, Harvey Weinstein’s, Sandra Muller, , she’s, Le, Catherine Deneuve, men’s, that’s, MeToo, Camille Kouchner’s, ” Gérard Depardieu Organizations: Lafayette College, CNN, CNN —, Legion, Mediapart, France, Le Monde, French Interior Ministry, Twitter Locations: Easton , Pennsylvania, France, French, Colonial Senegal, CNN — France, United States, Familia Grande
Here’s a look at some of the pro-Palestinian campus protests around the world. AustraliaOver the past few weeks, pro-Palestinian protest camps have appeared in at least seven universities across Australia. FranceIn Paris, pro-Palestinian protests erupted at the Sciences Po university and the Sorbonne university in late April. At McGill University in downtown Montreal, pro-Palestinian student protesters have set up an encampment on the front lawn. On May 2, a Quebec Superior Court judge rejected an injunction request that would have forced the pro-Palestinian protesters to leave their encampment.
Persons: Hilary Whiteman, , Owen Humphreys, Miguel Medina, Emmanuel Macron, ” Louise, ” Samuel Lejoyeaux, “ I’ll, , India Eric Garcetti, Christinne, Oliver Marsden, ” Ali Organizations: CNN, New York’s Columbia University, Portland State, UCLA, United Nations, The University of Queensland, Students for Palestine, Palestine, University of Sydney, Sydney, United, United Kingdom Pro, Newcastle University, Newcastle University’s, , Sciences Po, Sorbonne, . Riot, Sorbonne University, Getty Images Sciences, Columbia University, Columbia, Harvard, Yale, UNC, Vanderbilt, , Union of Jewish Students of France, Le Monde, CRS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jamia Milia Islamia University, BJP, Bharatiya Janata Party, Communist Party, ’ Federation of India, At McGill University, Palestinian, Israel . Mounted, McGill University's, University of Toronto’s, University of British, CBC News, Reuters, American University of Beirut, American University of, Getty Locations: Gaza, United States, Europe, Asia, Israel, Gaza’s Rafah, Australia, Brisbane, United Kingdom, Newcastle, England, Leeds, Bristol, Warwick, Britain, France, Paris, Palestine, AFP, de, India, New Delhi, Columbia, Jamia, Canada, Montreal, Quebec, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Lebanon, American University of Beirut, Beirut
Julian Assange leaves a Melbourne court after facing charges of computer hacking in 1995. WikiLeaks/ReutersUnder a global spotlightAs WikiLeaks continued its disclosures, Assange found himself the latest cause célèbre – his every movement intensely scrutinized. … He liked the fuss that (the disclosures) caused but he was oddly incurious actually about the documents.”Others offer alternative explanations for Assange’s eccentricities. There were mounting calls for Assange to leave WikiLeaks and, when he didn’t, many cut ties with it. Outside the confines of his diplomatic shelter, the world questioned whether Assange was trying to circumvent justice.
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CNN —Aya Nakamura was born in the former French colony of Mali, raised in France and is widely considered the most streamed female Francophone artist in the world. However, ahead of Paris 2024, Nakamura finds herself at the center of France’s culture wars. Aya Nakamura attends the Kenzo Menswear Fall-Winter 2023-2024 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 20, 2023 in Paris, France. “I think that the people who criticize her actually don’t accept that she embodies France,” French activist Rokhaya Diallo told CNN. Politicians such as Le Pen hailed the legislation as an “ideological victory” whilst French health Minister, Aurelien Rousseau resigned in protest.
Persons: Aya Nakamura, Nakamura, Edith Piaf, Piaf, , , I’m, Rachida, Kenzo, Pascal Le Segretain, Marion Maréchal, Marine Le, Rokhaya Diallo, ” Nakamura, , le, Geoffroy Van Der, Emanuel Macron, Nakamura “, Le Pen, Vincent Martigny, Thomas Samson, Marion Marechal, Emmanuel Dunand, Martigny, Diallo, Zinedine Zidane, ” Diallo, , Oliver Roy, Reynaud Julien, Macron, Aurelien Rousseau Organizations: CNN, France’s, of Culture, Rally, Blacks, Rassemblement National, Getty, Olympic Aquatics, France Inter, Science, University of Nice, National Assembly, soccer team, Paris Olympic, Le, Palais des Sports, EUI, of Transnational Governance, Twitter, APS, France, BMFTV, RMC Locations: Mali, France, French, Paris, Bamako, Europe, , Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt, AFP, Rassemblement, Ukraine, North, Carhaix
He is the author of six books on the politics of the Olympic Games, most recently “What Are the Olympics For?” The views expressed here are his own. France enacted an Olympic Games Law in May 2023 that legalized the use of AI-driven video surveillance this summer and allowed experimentation with intelligent video surveillance until March 31, 2025. The law made France the first nation in the European Union to greenlight biometric surveillance systems. She told me that the Olympic Law “infringes the right to privacy, the right to be anonymous in the streets.”“Everything in this is political,” Levain said. The French Ministry of the Armed Forces unveiled plans to use HELMA-P, an anti-drone laser weapon system prototype, at the Paris Games.
Persons: Jules Boykoff, Emmanuel Macron, Jules Boykoff Jessi, , ” Noémie, , ” Levain, , Gérald Darmanin, we’ve, Amelie Oudea, Macron, Natsuko Sasaki, Laurent Nuñez, Le, Danielle Simonnet, Thomas Bach Organizations: Pacific University, Olympic Games, CNN, Olympic, Games, ISIS, Stade de France –, Law, European Union, Amnesty International, European Civic Forum, Human Rights, Ministry of, France’s, French Ministry of, Armed Forces, Paris Games, Stade de France, Paris Police, Le Parisien, Paris, Patriotes, Palais Royal, National Assembly, France Insoumise Party Locations: Paris, Palestinian, Atlanta, France, Le, Europe, Moscow
Read previewElon Musk's free speech clash with Brazil's government is intensifying. On Sunday, the country's Supreme Court described his defiance of an order to take down several accounts on X as a "flagrant" obstruction. The accounts are believed to be linked to digital militias that have spread fake news and threats against Brazil's supreme court during the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro, The Associated Press reported . Brazilian Supreme Court judge, Justice Alexandre de Moraes, said Musk had launched a disinformation campaign against the Supreme Court, and that he should be investigated. When it comes to potentially aggravating China, it seems that Musk's commitment to free speech may be less absolute than he claims.
Persons: , Elon, Brazil's, Jair Bolsonaro, Alexandre de Moraes, Musk, Tesla Organizations: Service, Associated Press, Business, Supreme, Communist, The New York Times, Musk's, Monday Locations: Brazil, China, Shanghai
Travers, 26, is the founder and face of HugoDecrypte, a French media start-up that delivers news aimed primarily at young audiences. Travers' daily news round-ups, usually delivered from behind a desk, are very popular among younger French audiences. Joshua Berlinger/CNNThe first concerned the state of political coverage in French media. The HugoDecrypte channel launched with the mission to give young French audiences a fast, digestible way to understand the news. But he and editor-in-chief Aleberteau believe that, wherever there is social media, their model is viable.
Persons: Paris CNN — Hugo Travers, Travers, Le, , ” Travers, there’s, , Alice Antheaume, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, Gabriel Attal, Marie Flament, Francois Jost, Joshua Berlinger, Z, Travers ’, pander, “ You’ve, Benjamin Aleberteau, HugoDecrypte, Christopher Nolan, “ Oppenheimer, Omar Sy, Tahar Rahim, Virginie Efira, Jost, “ TikTok, , it’s, I’m, they’re, Xavier Niel, Vincent Bollore, Rupert Murdoch, Aleberteau, ” Aleberteau Organizations: Paris CNN, YouTube, CNN, Sciences Po Journalism School, Franco, Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Democratic, Sciences Po, Reuters Institute, Antheaume Locations: France, French, TikTok, Europe, Paris, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo
The ChatGPT maker announced this week it had struck partnerships with two major European media organizations: France's Le Monde and Spain's Prisa Media. This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. This is a "threat" to GooglePublishers who've signed agreements with OpenAI say they hope the partnerships will bring new life to their business. By wooing users with a better interface, OpenAI could threaten Google's dominance over online search, Zaman said. OpenAI did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.
Persons: , OpenAI, Brad Lightcap, Axel Springer, Roger Lynch, Condé Nast, Google Publishers who've, Le Monde, Tauhid Zaman, Zaman, Hugh Martin Organizations: Service, Prisa, Business, Politico, CNN, Fox Corp, Bloomberg, ChatGPT, Yorker, Wired, The New York Times, Microsoft, Google Publishers, Google, Facebook, Media, Yale School of Management, Publishers, Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University Locations: OpenAI
Finland's Foreign Minister says the West shouldn't rule out deploying troops against Russia. AdvertisementFinland's Foreign Minister Elina Valtonen said the West can't rule out the possibility of deploying troops against Russia, Politico reports. "We are not right now sending any troops and not willing to discuss that," she said. He again said that sending Western troops into Ukraine shouldn't be ruled out, though he said the current situation doesn't require it, AP reported. Despite the Biden administration's firm stance against sending US troops to Ukraine, National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby stressed on Friday that the decision ultimately lies with individual nations.
Persons: Elina Valtonen, Macron, , Valtonen, Emmanuel Macron, Le Monde, Olaf Scholz, Putin, Vladimir Putin, ALEXANDER NEMENOV, Ukraine shouldn't, Jonathan NACKSTRAND, Ivo Daalder, Kurt Volker, John Kirby Organizations: Finland's, Politico, Service, NATO, Stalin's Red Army, Getty, Reuters, AP, NATO Nordic, AFP, Biden, National Security Locations: Russia, Finland, Sweden, Soviet Union, Moscow, Paris, Ukraine, Russian, Swedish, AFP Ukraine, Avdiivka
Leaked German military discussions about sending Taurus missiles to Ukraine have caused discord. It's the latest diplomatic spat related to Germany and aid to Ukraine. After the US, Germany is the country sending the most military aid to Ukraine, at least in terms of volume. A mortifying leakPart of this anger was triggered by Russian state broadcaster RT publishing a 38-minute leaked recording of four German officials discussing how Ukraine could deploy German Taurus missiles. Taurus missiles are — very broadly speaking — Germany's equivalent to the Storm Shadow: powerful, long-range weapons with a strong ability to evade air defenses.
Persons: Olaf Scholz, , Emmanuel Macron, Le, Ben Wallace, Scholz, Germany —, Der Westen, Dmitry Medvedev, Vladimir Putin, It's, Edward Hunter Christie, — Scholz, Antoine Gyori, Macron, Le Monde, Rafael Loss Organizations: Taurus, Service, RT, German Taurus, Associated Press, Storm, France, Politico, MOD, government's Foreign, France's Ministry of Defence, NATO, Russian Security, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Macron, Ukraine Challenger, Ukraine, European Council, Foreign Relations Locations: Ukraine, France, Germany, allyship, German, Kerch, Crimea, Korea, Russia, Europe, Macron Germany
Pascal Le Segretain/Getty ImagesEqually at Rabanne, tartan blazers were given a grungier edge with leather-trimmed sleeves and fasteners. The rise of ‘Les People’Traditionally, showing interest in celebrities (“Les people” in Parisian slang) was a big no-no amongst the proudly snobby French fashion press. For busy women, multitasking women, women who can. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty ImagesStockman-style coats in colored, patent and soft leather were everywhere at Chloé, as were thigh-high boots and wafting, chiffon dresses. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty ImagesTraditional preppy skirt suits were given an edge with "Miss Dior" emblazoned in a graffiti style scrawling.
Persons: Saint Laurent, , Wim Wenders, , ” Balmain’s, Ester Manas, Nina Ricci, Kate Moss, Denise Ohnona, Serre, Arnel Dela, Alessandro Vigilante, , Coco, Kroes, Pascal Le Segretain, Chemena, Sienna Miller, Gaby Aghion, preppy Kristin Scott Thomas, Miu Miu, Farida Khelfa, Carine, Julia Roitfeld, Victoria Beckham, Anna, Pat Cleveland, Jerry Hall, Georgia Jagger, Kiernan Shipka, Georgia May Jagger, Julien de Rosa, ’ ’, Charles de Vilmorin, Aldama, Loewe, Dior ” —, Jackie O, Salma Hayek, Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, Penelope Cruz, Hari Nef, Emily Ratajkowski, Victor Aubry, Sipa, JM Haedrich, Alexandre Maras, Louise Trotter, Sophie Abriat, Valentino, Givenchy, Laurent, Demna, BFRND, scupltor, Jaanisoo, Rémy Brière, Nicolas Di Felice, Louis Sullivan, Justin Shin, McQueen, Seán, Ib Kamara’s, Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton, Stockman, Jonas Gustavsson, Coco Chanel, Casey Cadwallader's, Albert York, Dior, Victor Virgile, Kristin Scott Thomas, Miu, Olivier Rousteing, Ik Aldama, Chloe —, Miller's, Arnold Jerocki, Filippo Fior, Gonzalo Fuentes, Thierry Chesnot, Ester Manas's Organizations: CNN, Paris, Paris CNN —, Eiffel, Saint Laurent Museum, Chloé, Victoria, Getty, Loewe, Dior, Monde, Saint Laurent, The Washington Post Locations: Paris, Trocadero, British, Deauville, Normandy, Mugler, Chloé, Georgia, AFP, Balenciaga, Chanel, Estonian, Courrèges, Dior
I asked her excitedly in French, “What do you think about the abortion rights thing?”“C’est fou, hein?” she said. She continued, “Trump, he wants to reverse abortion rights. Unbelievable.”“Oh!” I said, “I meant about how France is writing abortion rights into the Constitution.”“Oh that?” she said, less excitedly. On the other hand, French women were allowed to open their own checking accounts in 1965 — horrific until you realize that their American counterparts were not granted that right until 1974. But compared to today’s America, France looks like the version of a feminist utopia that could only be dreamed of by Greta Gerwig’s Barbie universe.
Persons: Roe, Wade, Laurence Rossignol, Le Monde, Rossignol, fou, hein, , “ Trump, , Alexis De Tocqueville, America “, Barack Obama, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, , Congrès, I’ve, ” Claude Malhuret, she’d, Gabriel Attal, Greta Gerwig’s Organizations: CNN, CNN — America, US, Democracy, Communist, Minnesota, American, Equality, Fraternity Locations: Paris, America, France, French, Spain, Communist China, Versailles
One person said his brother had been promised a job in Dubai but ended up on the front lines in Ukraine. NEW LOOK Sign up to get the inside scoop on today’s biggest stories in markets, tech, and business — delivered daily. download the app Email address Sign up By clicking “Sign Up”, you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy . AdvertisementSome Indian nationals are being tricked into fighting for the Russian army after having been promised jobs in Dubai, Le Monde reported. About 20 Indians are thought to have fallen victim to similar schemes and are now caught on the front lines in Russia.
Persons: , Le Monde, Aazad Yousuf Kumar, Baba Vlogs, Faisal Khan, Kumar's, Sajad Ahmad Kumar, Le Organizations: Russian, Service, Telegraph, United Arab Emirates, Indian Embassy, India's Ministry, External Affairs Locations: Dubai, Ukraine, Le, Russia, India, Russian, Rostov, Donetsk, Moscow, New Delhi
Gold-leafed books with engravings, 200-year-old leather-bound books, books so rare and precious they are wrapped carefully in cellophane before being nestled into place inside an antique wooden box set on the Seine’s stony shoulder for students, intellectuals, power brokers and tourists to browse. For centuries, the wooden bookstalls have been a fixture in the heart of Paris, and so when the city’s police, citing security concerns, ordered them closed during this summer’s Olympic Games, an uproar ensued. Now President Emmanuel Macron has stepped in. In a decision that resounded across the city this week, Mr. Maron deemed the booksellers “a living heritage of the capital” and said they could stay. It began with a citation from Albert Camus: “Everything that degrades culture shortens the paths that lead to servitude.”
Persons: Emmanuel Macron, Maron, , Albert Camus, Organizations: Games, Le Monde Locations: cellophane, Paris, Le
Only 5.7% of the 1.3 million eligible voters cast ballots at the 39 voting stations around the city, the newspaper Le Monde said. Demur said heavier cars make congestion “even more complicated” and that ”one must consider the ecology, the parking issues." It’s about freedom.”The vote follows another City Hall consultation last year on whether to ban for-hire electric scooters. In a country of car-lovers, home to Renault, Citroen and Peugeot, Hidalgo has worked for years to make Paris less car-friendly. It’s become a central Paris haven for cyclists, runners, families and romantics since Hidalgo closed it to motor traffic in 2016.
Persons: Anne Hidalgo, Le, Hidalgo, , Demur, Hall's, Leicester Organizations: PARIS, Socialist, Le Monde, Renault, Citroen, Peugeot, Paralympic Games Locations: Paris ’, Paris, It’s, Hidalgo, Le Pecq, France
The unrest in France is also likely tied to how some French people feel about the country’s political atmosphere more broadly. The National Rally also garnered the highest percentage support among France’s political parties in a mid-December poll. In 2022, nearly half of France’s immigrant population had been born in Africa, with the top source countries being Algeria and Morocco, according to INSEE. The French president said in December that the immigration law is “what the French wanted.” And at least one recent poll appears to echo this. And nearly three-quarters (73%) thought the law was inspired by the ideas of the National Rally party.
Persons: Emmanuel Macron, Pen, , Élisabeth Borne, Le Pen’s, Macron –, , Macron Organizations: Republicans, National, Constitutional, Ministry, People, AP, Le, National Institute of Statistics, Economic Studies, National Rally Locations: France, Europe, Germany, Western Europe, Africa, Algeria, Morocco, North Africa
All three officers received suspended prison sentences. “It’s a decision ... that we take as a victory,” said Antoine Vey, Luhaka’s lawyer, according to the daily Le Monde. The incident was followed by a week of protests in suburbs around Paris, many degenerating into violence. In the case of Théo Luhaka, Le Monde reported that Castelain, the officer who used the “telescopic baton,” was also banned from carrying a weapon or patrolling the streets for five years. The other two officers received similar bans for two years.
Persons: Théo Luhaka, , , Antoine Vey, Luhaka, Marc, Antoine Castelain, ” Le, Thibault de Montbrial, Nahel, Le Monde Organizations: PARIS, Bois Locations: Paris, Aulnay, Bobigny, France
The plan in Paris would have cost €45 million, said a spokesman for the 2024 organizing committee. Visitors and tourists alike may still get at least one deal by buying the Paris 2024 pass, part of the proposed fare changes. That pass will cost €16 a day for unlimited rides in all five transit zones, down from €20.10 for an all-zone day pass, though a seven-day Paris 2024 pass will still be much more expensive than the current offering. Some of the Olympic events take place at venues in the suburbs, which are outside the main Metro zone. The Paris 2024 unlimited pass also includes trips to both airports.
Persons: Pécresse, David Belliard, , Laurent Nuñez Organizations: French, Olympic, Sports Committee, Visitors, Travelers, Paris Locations: Île, France, London, Paris, Paris bristled,
President Vladimir Putin is urging Russians to have more children. Russian birthrates are falling amid war in Ukraine and a deepening economic crisis. AdvertisementRussian President Vladimir Putin is urging women to have as many as eight children after so many Russians are dying in his war with Ukraine, worsening the country's spiraling population crisis. "Many of our grandmothers and great-grandmothers, had seven, eight, or even more children," said Putin. The war in Ukraine has led an estimated 900,000 people to flee the country.
Persons: Vladimir Putin, Putin, , Le Monde, Alexei Raksha Organizations: Service, Russian People's Council, UK's Ministry of Defence, Ukraine, AFP, RFE Locations: Ukraine, Moscow, Russia, Meduza, Rosstat
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo says she's leaving X after 14 years on the platform. AdvertisementParis Mayor Anne Hidalgo says she's leaving X after more than 14 years on the platform, formerly known as Twitter. "This platform and its owner intentionally exacerbates tensions and conflicts," she wrote in French, adding that the platform has "become a gigantic global sewer." "To remain true to my convictions and my commitment, I am leaving Twitter today," Hidalgo wrote on Monday. AdvertisementAn early proponent of Twitter, Hidalgo joined the platform in 2009 when she was the deputy mayor of Paris.
Persons: Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, she's, Elon Musk, , Anne Hidalgo, Hidalgo, cacmq4 — Anne Hidalgo, Ross Gerber, Dustin Moskovitz Organizations: Paris Mayor, Elon, Service, Twitter, de, Instagram, Facebook, Apple, IBM, Disney, The New York Times, Business Insider Locations: Paris, de Paris, @Anne_Hidalgo
The French do not like an Englishman’s rendition of Napoleon. Or at least, the French critics do not. Yet while British and American reviewers glowed, French critics considered it lazy, pointless, boring, migraine-inducing, too short and historically inaccurate. And that’s just to start. The critic for the left-wing daily Libération panned the film as not just ugly, but vacuous, positing nothing and “very sure of its inanity.” The review in Le Monde offered that if the director’s vision had one merit, it was “simplicity” — “a montage alternating between Napoleon’s love life and his feats of battle.”
Persons: Napoleon, Joaquin Phoenix glowers, Ridley Scott, deliciously, glowed, Organizations: Le Monde Locations: Paris
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