Rooftop beehives create buzz above French parliament
PARIS (Reuters) - The roof of France's National Assembly is ready to buzz with activity after the arrival of three large bee hives this week as part of a project to promote pesticide-free honey.
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Update: Corinne Narassiguin’s Election to French Parliament Is Invalidated
Corinne Narassiguin, a New Yorker who won election to the French National Assembly eight months ago, must step down because she and two other candidates violated French campaign-finance law.
Égalité: French Lawmakers Back Gay Marriage Bill
France is one step closer to legalizing gay marriage after the lower house of parliament voted on Tuesday to support a marriage-for-all law. The National Assembly passed the law, which affords equal marriage and adoption rights to same-sex couples, by a 329 to 229 vote. It now heads to the upper house, the left-wing-controlled Senate, in April, where it is expected to pass.
France to Back Palestinian Bid to Raise UN Status
France will support a Palestinian bid for non-member observer state status at the UN, the country announced on Tuesday. "This Thursday or Friday, when the question is asked, France will vote yes," French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told his country's National Assembly.
Haiti’s National Palace Being Demolished
The white French Renaissance palace, which ended up as little more than a symbol of the stalled recovery from the 2010 earthquake, will be ripped apart over the coming months and carted off.