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Bitter experience helps French ICUs crest latest virus wave

Bitter experience helps French ICUs crest latest virus wave

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/pandemics-ap-top-news-paris-coronavirus-pandemic-france-c47d52a99b97302bd1ef80195d723fe2Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/pandemics-ap-top-news-paris-coronavirus-pandemic-france-c47d52a99b97302bd1ef80195d723fe2Click to copyRelated topicsROUEN, France (AP) — Slowly suffocating in a French intensive care ward, Patrick Aricique feared he would die from his diseased lungs that felt “completely burned from the inside, burned like the cathedral in Paris,” as tired doctors and nurses labored day and night to keep gravely ill COVID-19 patients...

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Famed French designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98

Famed French designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98

John Leicester, The Associated PressPARIS - French fashion designer Pierre Cardin possessed a wildly inventive artistic sensibility tempered by a stiff dose of business sense. He had no problem acknowledging that he earned more from a pair of stockings than from a haute-couture gown with a six-figure price tag.Cardin, who died Tuesday at age 98, was the ultimate entrepreneurial designer. He understood the importance his exclusive haute couture shows played in stoking consumer desire and became an early pioneer of licensing. His name emblazoned hundreds of products, from accessories to home...

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French police quiz child apologists of teacher’s beheading

French police quiz child apologists of teacher’s beheading

Sign Inperson_outlinesearchedit_locationperson_outlinecloseedit_location This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To orderpresentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distributionto colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire aboutpermissions/licensing, please go to: LE PECQ, France - Police in France questioned four 10-year-olds who voiced support for the beheading of a schoolteacher and who said they would kill their own teacher if he lampooned Islam’s prophet, the government reported as the prime minister warned Saturday that Islamic extremists are recruiting in...

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First Native American racer blazes trail at Tour de France

First Native American racer blazes trail at Tour de France

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/tour-de-france-north-america-cycling-paris-france-4018380a934a72554893216955451fe6Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/tour-de-france-north-america-cycling-paris-france-4018380a934a72554893216955451fe6Click to copyRelated topicsLE PECQ, France (AP) — A late draft to the Tour de France, Neilson Powless didn’t have time to scramble together a turtle necklace, the spirit animal of his Native American tribe, or paint one of their wampum bead belts on the frame of the bike that he’s ridden for three punishing weeks, over 3,300 kilometers (2,000...

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Late but still going: The strangest Tour de France sets off

Late but still going: The strangest Tour de France sets off

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/34f215f80d54a04674f090c7534e67deClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/34f215f80d54a04674f090c7534e67deClick to copyRelated topicsNICE, France (AP) — Delayed but alive again and out on French roads, the strangest Tour de France ever set off Saturday in a bubble of anti-COVID protocols to try to keep the 176 riders virus-free for three weeks of racing through the country’s worsening epidemic.Only after riders peeled off their face masks and pedaled off from the start in the Mediterranean city of Nice, serenaded by a uniformed band playing “La Marseillaise,”...

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