Hundreds rally in Bordeaux to protest against climate change | AFP

Hundreds of people rally in the southwestern French city of Bordeaux to protest against climate change, the day after children skipped school in a global strike for the environment. IMAGES

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Vinexpo: Chinese liquor Baiju targets European market

Turkey and Vietnam are represented for the first time at Vinexpo in Bordeaux. The world wine and spirits exhibition welcomes a total of 1,600 exhibitors from some 30 countries. Among them, China, which is trying to convert Europe to Baiju, the alcohol most consumed by the Chinese.

Bordeaux unveils rainbow-coloured pedestrian crossing

The French city of Bordeaux unveils a rainbow-coloured pedestrian crossing, specially created to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia as a “symbol in the fight against discrimination”. It is part of a series of initiatives by city authorities to promote awareness of the discrimination suffered daily by the LGBTQ community. A recent study of greater Bordeaux revealed that 83% of the community claimed to have suffered discrimination or aggression in the past 12 months.

RAW: Toulouse police fires tear gas at Yellow Vest protesters

Sporadic clashes with police marred Yellow Vests protests in Toulouse, the city chosen as the ‘capital’ of this week’s anti-government marches in France. Act 22 is the first since a controversial anti-rioting law took effect.

This Saturday marked the 22nd consecutive week of the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ movement as France once again saw anti-government protests, which were held in cities such as Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseilles, and Strasbourg. In the French capital of Paris alone, some 5,000 demonstrators took to the streets, according to the French Interior Ministry.

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Fuel protests continue in France: ‘Yellow vests’ set toll booths on fire

The ‘yellow vests’ protests against fuel prices in France continued as demonstrators set alight toll booths on the A10 Highway in Virsac, close to Bordeaux, on Tuesday night. Toll booths, gates and lights were heavily damaged during Tuesday’s action, with the A10 currently blocked.

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Tall-ship gathering for 20th wine festival in Bordeaux

To mark its 20th wine festival, the French southwestern town of Bordeaux welcomes tall ships from around the world, including Hermione, Kruzenshtern, Belem, and Galion, along with a number of racing ships which have just completed the tall ship regatta after sailing from Dublin.

Iran in Iraq & Dying on the Vine | VICE on HBO Season 6 Ep. 6 (Trailer)

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Iran and Iraq fought one of the longest and bloodiest wars of the 20th century, which cost the lives of more than a million people and cemented the two countries’ rivalry in the decades that followed. But after the Islamic State took over wide swaths of Iraq, it was Iran that came to Iraq’s aid. Now, after the defeat of ISIS, VICE correspondent Isobel Yeung travels to Iraq to see how Iran is exerting its growing influence over the war-torn country ahead of parliamentary elections.

Dying on the Vine:
From sinking cities to species extinction, the effects of climate change are expected to be disastrous. These shifting weather patterns will directly impact our food supply. One beloved crop, the grape, is already facing threats due to its extreme sensitivity and these changes threaten the grape’s main byproduct: Wine. In the vineyards of Napa during historic wildfires and the wine laboratories of Bordeaux, Gianna Toboni explores the dangers facing viticulture, and what they mean for agriculture everywhere.

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Seven chateaux and counting: Chinese billionaire big in Bordeaux

Over the past decade Chinese investors have conquered dozens of chateaux in Bordeaux, France’s famed wine-growing region. Some left after seeing their investments wither on the vine, but Peter Kwok, who has no fewer than seven vineyards to his name, says he is here for the long haul.

VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – October 6, 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: tens of thousands rally against IVF and surrogacy in France, Mexican authorities discover mass graves in Guerrero state, Somali troops recapture coastal town from Al Shabaab, and former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier dies of a heart attack aged 63.

FRANCE
Thousands Protest in Two Cities for ‘Traditional Family Values’
Group ‘La Manif Pour Tous’ organized rallies in Paris and Bordeaux against surrogacy and medically assisted conception for gay and lesbian couples.

MEXICO
Mass Graves Found in Guerrero State
DNA tests will determine if the remains belong to some or all of the university students who went missing in the area more than a week ago.

SOMALIA
Coastal Town Recaptured From Militants
Soldiers backed by African Union forces seized control of the town, which served as a key supply route for Al Shabaab fighters.

HAITI
Ex-Dictator ‘Baby Doc’ Dies Aged 63
After 25 years in exile, Jean-Claude Duvalier returned to the country in 2011, where he was accused of human rights crimes during his brutal 15-year rule.

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