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Macron takes power as French president

PARIS — Emmanuel Macron became France’s youngest-ever president on Sunday, promising at his inauguration to restore the country’s lost confidence and relaunch the flagging European Union. Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, took the reins of power from Socialist Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace a week after his resounding victory over far-right leader Marine Le Pen […]

Posted: May 16th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Macron wins French election

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PARIS — French President-elect Emmanuel Macron is laying the groundwork for his transition to power, with plans for a visit to Germany, a name change for his political movement and an appearance Monday with the man whose job he assumes. Macron defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen handily in Sunday’s presidential vote, and now must […]

Posted: May 8th, 2017 in World | Read More »

French line up abroad to vote

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LONDON – From London to Berlin, Washington to Tel Aviv, French voters lined up at polling stations abroad at the weekend to cast ballots for one of the closest presidential elections in years back home. Around 1.3 million French people abroad are registered to vote – representing around two percent of the total electorate. In […]

Posted: April 24th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Fire destroys Grande-Synthe migrant camp

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GRANDE-SYNTHE, France — A huge fire, apparently started deliberately, tore through the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near the northern French city of Dunkirk late Monday, reducing it to “a heap of ashes,” the regional chief said. Firefighters said at least 10 people had been injured in the blaze at the camp, which was home to some […]

Posted: April 11th, 2017 in World | Read More »

Cybercriminals focusing on data-rich smartphones

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Smartphones have become a mine of personal information, holding bank data, credit card information and addresses, making them the preferred target for cybercriminals, experts warn. “Cybercriminals go where there is value, and they have understood that the smartphone has become the preferred terminal for online shopping and payment,” said Tanguy de Coatpont, head of the […]

Posted: March 2nd, 2017 in World | Read More »

GROWING NICHE MARKET

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French executives wooing religious tourists in Cebu French tourism executives are looking into Filipinos, especially Cebuanos, as a possible market to grow further its religious tourism sector. Morad Tayebi, regional director for Southeast Asia of Atout France, the promotions arm of the French Ministry of Tourism, said that France has a niche market in the […]

Posted: February 27th, 2017 in Enterprise | Read More »

THE FINEST OF THE FLAVORS

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The Barenaked Ladies, my favorite Canadian rock/folk band, called Vanilla just that in their breakout single “One Week” from the 1998 album “Stunt.” I sang through it and nodded with everything in agreement. The song played not so silently in my head when I was digging into my vanilla-infused soup, of course, which explains why […]

Posted: February 20th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Chef Benoit’s luscious French pastries

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ÉCLAIRS. Tarts. Meringues. Choux. Let Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino take you on a culinary journey to France as they unraveled Chef Benoit’s Classic and Traditional French Patisseries at the Lobby Lounge last Feb. 2. Chef Benoit lets you experience the Parisian life with his flair and skill in creating luscious pastries that would […]

Posted: February 20th, 2017 in Cafe | Read More »

Kitchen Stories : French Cuisine at Café Marco

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FRENCH cuisine is renowned for being the finest in the world. It is extremely diverse and consists of the cooking traditions and practices of different regions of France. It is also the foundation of culinary discipline. Any good chef is trained in the classic French cooking techniques. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu flew in the French […]

Posted: October 1st, 2016 in Kitchen Stories,Life | Read More »

French firemen train Mandaue residents on basic firefighting

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FRENCH firefighters conducted a training for the residents and fire volunteers of Barangay Tipolo, Mandaue City on Wednesday (June 22) afternoon. According to Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) Community Relations Manager Charmaine Rodriguez-Kara, the activity was in line with the “pro-poor” water supply project, a five-year project grant that MCWD received from the government of […]

Posted: June 24th, 2016 in Community | Read More »