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On the Right Wing in France

  3 years ago     1339 Views     Leave your thoughts  

It's a well-worn phrase. "Politics and sport don't mix" At least one small football club in France would agree. Their budget has been cut by the Mayor who belongs to the right-wing National Front party. The club claim its because they have lots of ethnic minority players in their squad. So is it racist politics from far-right politicians, or just a necessary step, given the continuing economic uncertainty around the world?

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Wine Robots

  4 years ago     1194 Views     Leave your thoughts  

This week is the most important event in the French wine industry calendar. Hundreds of exporters and importers meet in Bordeaux to examine the latest wines and industry trends. The French wine industry is considered conservative but even in the traditional Bordeaux vineyards a technological revolution is underway that could transform the landscape. Chris Bockman reports from the famous wine growing area of St Emilion.

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