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French Election: The U.S. Results

Les 119 773 électeurs français inscrits aux Etats-Unis se sont prononcés. Emmanuel Macron et Marine Le Pen s’affronteront au second tour de l’élection présidentielle, le 6 mai prochain. Voici les résultats du premier tour, circonscription par circonscription. Cette page sera mise à jour au fur et à mesure que nous recevons les résultats des dix consulats français aux Etats-Unis.

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French Election: Macron and Le Pen Will Face Off

Les Français se sont prononcés. Emmanuel Macron et Marine Le Pen s'affronteront au second tour de l'élection présidentielle, le 6 mai prochain. Le candidat d’En Marche ! a récolté 23,86% des suffrages et la présidente du Front National 21,43%. Avec 19,94% et 19.62% des suffrages, le candidat des Républicains François Fillon et l'élu de gauche Jean-Luc Mélenchon arrivent respectivement en troisième et quatrième position. Le...

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Who’s Your Favorite French Candidate?

Who would you vote for in the French presidential election? Pretend you're a French citizen and cast your ballot! Last Sunday, John Oliver appealed to French citizens, urging them to learn from the United States' experience and cast their ballots in what is an incredibly influential election. Considering the parallels between the recent American and French presidential elections, France-Amérique invites its American...

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French Citizens in the United States Rally for the Presidential Elections

Almost 120,000 French people living in the United States have registered to vote on Saturday, April 22, in the first round of the French presidential elections. The French embassy in Washington has called it an “unprecedented” turnout. Three days before the first round of voting, a queue has formed along Fifth Avenue in front of the French consulate in New...

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French Presidential Elections Under American Influence

Sponsored Content: Our American friends often ask if Donald Trump’s election has any repercussions for the French Presidential election. We are inclined to say no, because the elections in each country are mainly internal matters, little influenced by what is going on outside.  Still, the question is a bit more complicated, because we are seeing a slow and gradual increase...

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A Springboard for the French Open Makes a Stop in Florida

A selection stage for the Roland Garros Junior tennis tournament will be held in the United States for the first time this year. The event will bring together 32 American players under the age of 18, in Boca Raton, Florida, from April 19 through 22. Rendez-vous à Roland-Garros is a selection stage for the Roland Garros Junior tournament, and is held every year...

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Comedian John Oliver Warns French Voters Against Marine Le Pen

British comedian John Oliver went to great lengths on HBO last Sunday to explain the importance of the French election to an American audience. The comedian reminded us that, with Brexit and a wind of nationalism sweeping across the Old Continent, the French election may very well seal the fate of the European Union. “The fate of Europe rests in...

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The French-American Business Awards Return to the West Coast

California entrepreneurs take note! The 4th French-American Business Awards (FABA) will take place in San Francisco on May 25. Applications for the Start-up of the Year Award will be open until April 23. Created in 2013 by the French-American Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco (FACCSF), the French-American Business Awards (FABA) is an annual competition which rewards francophone businesses and...

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French Elections: Where Can You Vote in the United States?

For the upcoming French presidential elections, which will take place on Saturday, April 22 and May 6, forty-four polling stations will be open in the United States. Each person’s polling station depends on their place of residence recorded when they registered at their consulate. The exact polling station was sent to each voter via an email from the French Ministry of...

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French Artist Pierre Huyghe Receives the Nasher Prize for Sculpture

On Saturday April 1st in Dallas, Texas, French artist Pierre Huyghe received the Nasher Prize, the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in the world of sculpture. It’s not the first time Pierre Huyghe has found success in America. In 2010, he was the first French national to receive the annual Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Contemporary Artist Award. And in 2015,...

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French Elections: How Can You Vote From the United States?

Les dimanches 22 avril et 6 mai prochains, les Français des Etats-Unis seront invités à élire le prochain président de la République. Les Français expatriés pourront voter par procuration ou en personne à l’urne, en se déplaçant dans l’un des quarante-deux bureaux de vote de leur circonscription (répartis sur le territoire américain). Comment voter à l’urne ? Pour pouvoir voter...

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Les Oscars Parlent Français!

Francophone film stars will be in the spotlight in Hollywood this Sunday, as nine personalities from France, Switzerland, Quebec, Haiti, Algeria and Iran have been nominated at this year’s Oscars. The ceremony will be held on February 26 in Los Angeles, and shown live on ABC in the United States and on Canal+ in France. Sélim Azzazi / Enemies Within /...

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Applications Are Open for the FAEA Award

Young entrepreneurs, this is for you! You have until March 24 to apply for the French-American Entrepreneurship Award, an annual startup competition recognizing French entrepreneurs launching businesses in the United States. Applications are open to company founders who are 35 or less, who have been in business for three years or less, and who are fluent in both French and English. Eligible entries...

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Immigration Ban: Should French People in the United States Be Worried?

French people will theoretically not be affected by the immigration ban imposed on Iranian, Iraqi, Libyan, Somalian, Sudanese, Syrian and Yemeni citizens entering the United States, which was repealed on February 4. However, lawyers are telling French people with a dual nationality from any of these countries to stay alert. After two weeks of protests and chaos at the borders,...

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Facebook to Open a Startup Incubator in Paris

Facebook a annoncé son installation à la Station F, qui ouvrira ses portes en avril dans le XIIIe arrondissement de Paris et deviendra le plus grand campus technologique et incubateur de start-up au monde. Installé dans la Halle Freyssinet — un ancien bâtiment ferroviaire situé le long de la Seine à proximité de la Gare d’Austerlitz —, l’espace financé par...

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The Quebec City Gunman Supported Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen

A year ago, Alexandre Bissonnette wasn't interested in politics. The gunman, who killed six people at a Quebec mosque on Sunday night, seems to have started becoming radicalized as recently as last March. According to several of his classmates at the University of Laval, the 27 year-old student's first racist and xenophobic posts on social media coincided with the visit...

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US Team Wins Bocuse d’Or, the Olympics of Gastronomy

It's a first for the United States! On Wednesday, January 25, American chef Mathew Peters and commis chef Harrison Turone won the Bocuse d’Or — the equivalent of a Super Bowl or an Academy Award — at an international cooking competition held in Lyon, France, since 1983. Here is the first theme on plates dish from team USA ! #bocusedor #bocusedor30 pic.twitter.com/L7yaKqgcRJ — Bocuse...

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Where to Eat French Cuisine During New York’s Restaurant Week?

Ce lundi commence l’édition hivernale de la Restaurant Week new-yorkaise. Jusqu’au 10 février prochain, 381 restaurants proposent aux amateurs de gastronomie des menus à prix fixes : vingt-neuf dollars pour le déjeuner et quarante-deux dollars pour le dîner (boissons non-comprises). Parmi les trente-huit tables françaises participant à l’évènement, trois ont retenu notre attention. Nougatine : la cuisine ouverte de Jean-Georges Vongerichten Propriétaire de...

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Sempé, the Last Cover

Jean-Jacques Sempé is retiring. The Paris-based French cartoonist, 84, announced he would no longer grace the New Yorker's covers with his spirited drawings, ending a 38-year-long collaboration with the American weekly magazine.

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A Residency Program for French Artists in the US

Avis aux artistes français ! Les candidatures sont ouvertes jusqu’au 27 janvier 2017 pour participer à "Résidences Etant donnés", un programme de résidences artistiques aux Etats-Unis. Une initiative de l’Institut français, des Services culturels de l’ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis et de la French American Cultural Exchange Foundation (FACE), le programme a pour objectif de favoriser l’insertion aux Etats-Unis d’artistes contemporains...

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Jeff Koons Offers a Sculpture to the City of Paris

En hommage aux victimes des attentats de 2015, le sculpteur américain Jeff Koons a offert une de ses sculptures à la ville de Paris. Baptisée Bouquet of Tulips, la structure de bronze de douze mètres de haut représente une main tendue vers le ciel, inspirée de celle de la Statue de la Liberté, brandissant un bouquet de tulipes multicolores. Bleues, rouges,...