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...Friday to win its months-long fight to acquire the power generation business of France's Alstom SA after the French government dropped its objections and threw its support behind the American offer.The final decision rests with Alstom's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-20/business-news
Officials trip to France under scrutiny

...expenses of almost $9,400, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The state agency initially said the French government covered the costs. When asked for details of the French payment such as when it was made, officials said the money...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-09-13/officials-trip-france-un
Georgia Department of Education officials take trip to France

...expenses of almost $9,400, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The state agency initially said the French government covered the costs.When asked for details of the French payment such as when it was made, officials said the money...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-09-13/georgia-department-education-
On the Other Side of the Tracks (De L'Autre Cote Du Periphe)

Now Playing Synopsis: Hoping to provide an insider's view of the horrible conditions endured by residents (most of them North African immigrants) of Paris' notorious suburban housing projects, noted filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier and his son and co-director Niles Tavernier lived in one of them for several months. The inspiration for their action came from the Paris housing minister who -- in response to several French filmmakers' call for civil disobedience after the French government passed the controversial immigration sanction, the Debre Act in 1997 -- suggested that Tavernier move into a project and to experience life on the "other side of the tracks" for himself. The director and his son, who did most of the filming, chose the neighborhood known as Grand Pechers ("The Big Peach Trees) located in Montreuil outside of central Paris. It took the two helmers quite a while to earn the trust of the locals, but eventually they succeeded. Interviewing educators, residents and officials, including cops, the Taverniers paint an unforgettable portrait of poverty, racism, violence and an inspiring sense of determination and perseverance from people who outwardly have very little hope of improving their lives. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Metric system use on the rise in the U.S.

...Units reign.The metric system, developed in France during the French Revolution, was officially adopted by the French government on April 7, 1795.Use in the United States is more widespread than some would think.Consumer products from shampoo...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/life-style/2013-04-04/metric-system-use-rise-u
EU, US begin free trade talks at G-8 summit

...deal in history. ... This is a once-in-a-generation prize, and we are determined to seize it."Yet the French government of President Francois Hollande has already illustrated the many speed bumps on the road to such a deal as each nation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-06-17/eu-us-begin-free-trade-tal
Nuclear fuel reprocessing strikes out

...justification for going forward with this program at anything approaching a commercial scale." As for France, the French government has yet to establish a disposal site for the large amount radioactive detritus piling up at its reprocessing facility...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2008-11-25/nuclear-fuel-rep
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Romance and culture without spending a fortune

...fashion shows. If You Go... PARIS: For help in planning a trip to Paris, visit www.parisinfo.com or call the French Government Tourist Office in New York at (212) 838-7800.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/25/liv_6339.shtml
Life & style
French vintners hope to destroy their surplus stocks

...Cooperatives - which represents 110,000 winemakers who account for half of France's wine production - would require the French government to ask the EU's executive commission for a "crisis distillation." The measure is designed to partly finance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/28/bus_441104.shtml
Business
Pepin's fast food is in a league of its own

...Culinary Institute in New York City, and an adjunct faculty member at Boston University. Recently, he was awarded the French government's highest honor, Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur. In "Jacques Pepin Fast Food My Way...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/08/foo_436663.shtml
Food