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WC 2018:’Immense pride’ at Mbappé’s old club after historic goal

At just over 19-years-old, Kylian Mbappé has become the youngest French goal scorer in World Cup history. His former sports instructor at AS Bondy reacts to the goal he scored against Peru, which qualified France for the round of 16 of the 2018 World Cup-2018.

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World Cup: France, Peru arrive at stadium for Group C match

France and Peru arrive at Yekaterinburg Arena for their second Group C match. A successive victory in Russia will effectively put the French into the knockout phase, but Didier Deschamps’s men, who laboured against Australia in their tournament opener, are also under pressure to put on a better performance. IMAGES

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Fighting For Drug Peace Across The Globe, Cannabis University 2018

An International debate about the future of cannabis.
With:
Jules Stobbs, Myrtle Clark (The Dagga Couple), Dana Larsen (Canadian activist, politician, writer) Ben Wise (Filmmaker), Ben Dronkers (founder Sensi Seeds), Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli (FAAAT)

Jules Stobbs and Myrtle Clarke
…better known as The Dagga Couple, have been fighting for the legalization of cannabis in South Africa since 2010. Through the courts they hope to enforce the lifting of the ban. In 2017 their long-awaited trial against the state, ‘The Trial of the Plant’, took place, with a leading role for the English professor David Nutt. With their organizations Fields of Green for All and Join the Queue, they stand up for compatriots who are being persecuted for cannabis.
Jules Stobbs en Myrtle Clarke, beter bekend als The Dagga Couple, strijden sinds 2010 voor legalisering van cannabis in Zuid Afrika. Via de rechter hopen ze opheffing van het verbod af te dwingen. In 2017 vond hun langverwachte proces tegen de staat, ‘The Trial of the Plant’, plaats, met een hoofdrol voor de Engelse professor David Nutt. Met hun organisaties Fields of Green for All en Join the Queue komen ze op voor landgenoten die wegens cannabis worden vervolgd.

Dana Larsen (Canada)
Dana is one of Canada’s best known cannabis activists, the country that legalizes recreational cannabis on a national level this summer. He wrote for years for Cannabis Culture, the magazine of Marc Emery, and was co-founder of the Marijuana Party of Canada, the BC Marijuana Party and the Vancouver Seed Bank. Larsen wrote several books about the plant, including ‘Hairy Pothead and the Marijuana Stone’ and ‘The Pot Puzzle Fun Book’ and gave away millions of cannabis seeds for free. He founded the Vancouver Dispensary Society and leads Sensible BC, the largest Canadian grassroots organization for the legalization of cannabis.
Dana Larsen is een van de bekendste cannabis activisten van Canada, het land dat deze zomer recreatieve cannabis op landelijk niveau legaliseert. Hij schreef jarenlang voor Cannabis Culture, het tijdschrift van Marc Emery, en was medeoprichter van de Marijuana Party of Canada, de BC Marijuana Party en de Vancouver Seed Bank. Larsen schreef meerdere boeken over de plant, waaronder ‘Hairy Pothead and the Marijuana Stone’ en ‘The Pot Puzzle Fun Book’ en gaf miljoenen cannabiszaden gratis weg. Hij richtte de Vancouver Dispensary Society op en leidt Sensible BC, de grootste Canadese grassroots organisatie voor legalisering van cannabis.
Ben Dronkers
Founder of Sensi Seeds, Hempflax, the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, Cannabis Culture Awards and sponsor of hundreds of demonstrations, events, action groups, campaigns and organizations in the field of cannabis. Ben Dronkers is a pioneer, a visionary and one successful entrepreneur. His contribution to the international cannabis culture cannot be overstated.
Oprichter van Sensi Seeds, Hempflax, het Hash Marihuana & Hennepmuseum, de Cannabis Culture Awards en sponsor van honderden demonstraties, evenementen, actiegroepen, campagnes en organisaties op het gebied van cannabis. Ben Dronkers is een pionier, een visionair en een succesvolle ondernemer. Zijn bijdrage aan de internationale cannabiscultuur is niet te overschatten.
Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli
Kenzi is a French drug policy reform advocate and researcher at FAAAT (Foundation for an Alternative Approach to Addiction and Substance Dependence) who lives in Barcelona, Spain. He is involved in local campaigns in the Occitania (southern France) and Catalonia (northeastern Spain) regions and is a regular at the CND meetings at the United Nations in Vienna and Geneva and the World Health Organization. He focuses primarily on harm reduction issues as they relate to cannabis and on the cannabis social club model as a health-based approach to cannabis policies.
Kenzi is een Franse activist voor hervorming van het drugsbeleid en onderzoeker bij FAAAT (Foundation for an Alternative Approach to Addiction and Substance Dependence). Hij woont in Barcelona en is betrokken bij campagnes in Occitanië (Zuid-Frankrijk) en Catalonië (Noordoost-Spanje). Kenzi is regelmatig op de CND-bijeenkomsten van de VN in Wenen en Genève en de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie. Hij richt zich op harm reduction in relatie tot cannabis en op het Cannabis Social Club model als een op gezondheid gebaseerde benadering van cannabisbeleid.

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EU calls on Luxembourg to recover Engie’s taxes

The European Commission asks Luxembourg to recover 120 million euros of illegal tax benefits granted to the energy group Engie, of which the French State is the main shareholder. SOUNDBITE

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Emmanuel Macron welcomed by Angela Merkel in Meseberg

German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts French President Emmanuel Macron to hammer out reforms that can stop the “disintegration” of the European Union, torn by populist forces and deep discord over immigration. IMAGES / REFILING WITH BETTER QUALITY IMAGES

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Emmanuel Macron welcomed by Angela Merkel in Meseberg

German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts French President Emmanuel Macron at Meseberg castle near Berlin to hammer out reforms that can stop the “disintegration” of the European Union, torn by populist forces and deep discord over immigration. IMAGES

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Prix de Diane: Race for elegance in the hat contest

Classic, extravagant or coloured…more than 300 competitors take part in the Prix de Diane, at the racecourse of Chantilly near Paris, to be the winner of elegance at the prestigious racecourse, a symbol of French chic.

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Cyclists set off from France to China on solar bikes

Dozens of brave participants on solar bikes set off from the French city of Lyon for a marathon 7,456 miles trip to Guangzhou in China, a journey expected to take them 100 days.

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Fans celebrate birthday of late French rockstar Johnny Hallyday

It would’ve been his 75th birthday, and fans of French rocker Johnny Hallyday didn’t forget. Hundreds gathered for a mass at the Church of the Madeleine in Paris to celebrate with ecclesiastic renditions of his classic songs. IMAGES(completes VID1197604_EN)