French Life - Page 13
Large areas of France are heading for drought conditions this year, as a result of lower than average rainfall since last September.
The French National Statistical Office has postponed publication of jobless figures until after the presidential elections. The decision has provoked a major row between politicians of left and right, with reports that the figures due to be reported were higher than the government's own figures.
20 Feb 2007
Wines from the Gascony area of Gers in South West France are the healthiest in the world, according to a study published in the scientific journal ‘Nature’. The beneficial effects of moderate drinking of wine (especially red wine) have been known for many years, but what intrigued the researchers, was to determine whether different wines varied in their impact.
The government in France has banned the use of modern teaching methods of French in all primary schools, insisting on a return to a more orthodox teaching of the language.
15 Nov 2006