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Grand angle - The Queen and her corgis

1. It is no secret that Queen Elizabeth II loved her corgis. The late queen’s relationship with her dogs has ...

Au cœur de l'Histoire : The Normandy Landings

1. ~June 6, 1944: D-Day~  Allied forces land on the beaches of Normandy in northern France.Operation Overlord begins on five ...

Silhouettes of servicemen and women who died on D-Day installed

1. The giant silhouettes of 1,475 servicemen and two women who died on D-Day have been installed at the British ...

At Long Last, a Gold Medal for America’s World War II ‘Ghost Army’

1. For most of his life, Bernie Bluestein was not allowed to say anything about what he did during World ...

Sur le vif

1.~No more PFAS The U.S .has imposed its first nationwide limits on several harmful chemicals found in tap water across ...

What is screen time doing to children?

1. Two months ago, Daisy Greenwell and Clare Fernyhough set up a WhatsApp group to discuss how to stave off ...

Why the French are drinking less wine

1. French schools once prized the nutritional value of wine. So commonly was it served to children that in 1956 ...

Juneteenth: The History of a Holiday

1. Juneteenth, an annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War, has been ...

Focus

1.~Grandmother of Juneteenth Civil rights icon Opal Lee, often referred to as ‘the grandmother of Juneteenth’, campaigned for decades to ...

On parle d'eux

1.~John Swinney John Swinney has been confirmed as the next SNP leader and Scotland’s new First Minister. Swinney, 60, enjoyed ...

What is Rishi Sunak’s anti-smoking bill ?

1. Rishi Sunak’s tobacco and vapes bill aims to create the UK’s first smoke-free generation, in a landmark public health ...

À 360°

1.~The Pope’s protectors Do you know about the Swiss Guards at the Vatican? Since the early 16th century, when ...

Beauty giant Sephora has returned to the UK after nearly 20 years

1. Sephora, the French multinational retailer of personal care and beauty products, has made a comeback to the UK after ...

When Did Humans First Start Wearing Clothes?

1. The naked human is a vulnerable creature. Lacking the fur of our mammalian ancestors and relatives, we have bare ...

Unwrapping Plastic’s Grip on Produce

1. If it seems like plastic surrounds nearly every cucumber, apple and pepper in the produce aisle, it does. What ...

What Austin Butler had to tell us about 'The Bikeriders'

1. When Austin Butler and I first met, he had just caught a red-eye back to L.A. from Cincinnati, where ...

Zoom sur Chris Brookmyre

1.~Scottish Roots Chris Brookmyre was born on September 6, 1968, in Barrhead, Scotland. His Scottish upbringing and heritage have often ...

Les échos

1.~2024 Presidential Medal of Freedom President Joe Biden bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 19 recipients, including a handful ...

‘We’re the last bastion of rental’: the video stores resisting the rise of streaming

1. A man shuffles along a royal blue carpet and props himself up against a stacked shelf of videos. Reeling off a list ...

‘Joan Baez I Am a Noise’ captures voice of iconic artist

1. Executive produced by Patti Smith, “Joan Baez I Am a Noise” begins with the artist digging through a large ...

Plume à la loupe : Zadie Smith

1. ~Biography ~ Zadie Smith, born Sadie Smith on 25 October 1975, is an English novelist, essayist, and short-story writer. ...

Le dessin

1.~White coral reefs The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently announced that the planet is experiencing its fourth global ...

Carnet de voyage : Edinburgh

1. Founded: Before 7th Century AD Population: 540,000 (2021) Area: 119 km2 2. ~Auld Reekie~ Edinburgh is often referred to ...

La recette en V.O. : Summer Pudding

1. ~Ingredients~ 300g strawberries 250g blackberries 100g redcurrants 500g raspberries 175g golden caster sugar 7 slices day-old white bread, from ...