L'Est Républicain was established in 1889 by Léon Goulette, a French Republican. The newspaper was founded on the grounds of anti-Boulangisme. It was closed down in 1941 when France was under the German occupation during World War II. In 1946 it was restarted. The paper is headquartered in Nancy and has its primary market in the régions of Lorraine and Franche-Comté.
L'Est Républicain has a conservative stance. The paper belongs to Societe du Journal l'Est Republicain SA, who also owns the newspapers La Liberté de l'Est and Les Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace among others. The publisher of L'Est Républicain is Est Bourgogne Rhône Alpes.
The circulation of the daily was 180,000 copies in 2009.
The 1994 France rugby union tour of Canada and New Zealand was a series of matches played in June and July 1994 in Canada and New Zealand by France national rugby union team.2018 Territoire de Belfort's 1st constituency by-election
The first round of a by-election was held in Territoire de Belfort's 1st constituency on 28 January 2018, with a second round on 4 February because no candidate secured a majority of votes in the first round. The by-election was called due to the invalidation of the election of Ian Boucard, candidate of The Republicans (LR), in the June 2017 legislative elections by the Constitutional Council on 8 December 2017, due to the distribution of misleading electoral leaflets by Boucard's campaign between the two rounds.
The by-election was the first since the election of Emmanuel Macron as president, and marked the first confrontation between The Patriots and the National Front (FN) since Florian Philippot quit the FN to found his own party.
In the first round on 28 January, Ian Boucard of The Republicans and Christophe Grudler of the Democratic Movement (MoDem) advanced to the second round, as they did in June 2017, with Boucard securing a far higher percentage of votes amid low turnout. Boucard won the second round of the by-election on 4 February by a margin of nearly 18 points.Damien Nazon
Damien Nazon (born 26 June 1974) is a former French racing cyclist. He finished in last place in the 1998 Tour de France. Nazon took a total of 33 victories during his career, including stage wins in the Dauphiné Libéré, the Grand Prix du Midi Libre, the Critérium International and the Tour of Belgium. Nazon rode for the Castorama team as a stagiaire in the autumn of 1995, before turning professional with Banesto in 1996. He then rode for Française des Jeux for three years, Bonjour for four and ended his professional career in 2005 after two years with Crédit Agricole.He is the brother of former racing cyclist Jean-Patrick Nazon.Disappearance of Ophélie Bretnacher
The disappearance of Ophélie Bretnacher, a French student, was a complex criminal case and it remains a mystery until today. It also involved diplomatic friction between France and Hungary, particularly with respect to the outcome of the subsequent investigations and the involvement of prominent political figures.Front Comtois
The Front Comtois is a French small political group, located in France, in the region Franche-Comté. Its ideologies include racism, islamophobia, antisemitism, historical revisionism, homophobia, opposition to the legalization of abortion and neo-nazism. It was created in 2008. Members degraded a mosque with blood and a pig's head and racist inscriptions. Now Front Comtois has between 30 to 100 members, and make a lot of demonstrations in Montbéliard, Belfort and Besançon and many other small cities. The organisation was condemned and fined in 2011 for incitement to racial and religious hatred, at 6400 euros of penalty.Gare de Lorraine TGV
Lorraine TGV is a railway station located in Louvigny, France, on the LGV Est, a high-speed rail line running from Paris to Strasbourg. Opened in 2007 as part of the first phase of the new line, it is situated near Metz–Nancy–Lorraine Airport, between the cities of Metz and Nancy. As the two other new LGV Est stations (Gare de Champagne-Ardenne TGV and Gare de Meuse TGV) it is used by classical TGV and Ouigo services.When built, it was criticised for being too far from any of the towns to be useful. There have been many political disputes since the 1990s to decide if it should be rebuilt at Vandières, Meurthe-et-Moselle, connected with the Metz–Nancy railway line (TER Lorraine).Grand Est
Grand Est (French pronunciation: [ɡʁɑ̃t‿ɛst] (listen);
English: Great East, German: Großer Osten—both in the Alsatian and the Lorraine Franconian dialect), previously Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine (ACAL or less commonly, ALCA), is an administrative region in eastern France. It superseded three former administrative regions—Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne, and Lorraine—on 1 January 2016, as a result of territorial reform which was passed by the French legislature in 2014. Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine was a provisional name, created by hyphenating the merged regions in alphabetical order; its regional council had to approve a new name for the region by 1 July 2016. France's Conseil d'État approved Grand Est as the new name of the region on 28 September 2016, effective 30 September 2016. The administrative capital and largest city is Strasbourg.Ian Boucard
Ian Boucard (born 5 May 1988) is a French politician who served as deputy for Territoire de Belfort's 1st constituency from June to December 2017, with the invalidation of his election triggering a by-election in early 2018 in which he was re-elected. He is a member of The Republicans.Jean-Patrick Nazon
Jean-Patrick Nazon (born 18 January 1977 in Épinal) is a French former professional road bicycle racer who turned professional in 1997. He is the brother of former racing cyclist Damien Nazon.Kingdomino
Kingdomino is a 2016 board game for 2-4 players designed by Bruno Cathala and published by Blue Orange Games. In this 15-20 minute, family-oriented game, players build a five by five kingdom of oversized domino-like tiles, making sure as they place each tile that one of its sides connects to a matching terrain type already in play.
In 2017 Kingdomino won the Spiel des Jahres award for the best board game of the year.Le Progrès
Le Progrès is a regional daily newspaper which is based in Lyon, Rhône.Magali Villeneuve
Magali Villeneuve (born 1980) is a French illustrator, freelance fantasy artist, and fantasy author. Her art has been used for official games and products set in many large fantasy universes and franchises, including Magic: The Gathering, A Song of Ice and Fire, Star Wars, Warhammer, The Lord of the Rings, and Call of Cthulhu.Miss France 2017
Miss France 2017 was the 87th edition of the Miss France pageant, held on December 17, 2016 at Park&Suites Arena in Montpellier.It was the first time that the pageant took place in Montpellier and in the Languedoc-Roussillon region.
The ceremony was held at TF1, and was presented by Jean-Pierre Foucault and the national director Sylvie Tellier.
The winner was Miss French Guiana, Alicia Aylies, who gave to her region its first ever Miss France title. The winner succeeded Iris Mittenaere, Miss France 2016 from Nord-Pas-de-Calais.Mylène Farmer en concert
Mylène Farmer en concert is Mylène Farmer's 1989 concert tour in support of her second studio album, Ainsi soit je.... It was the first tour of the singer.Nadir Sedrati
Nadir Sedrati (born 1938) nicknamed "The Cutter of the Canal", is a French serial killer born to Algerian parents. He was sentenced for the murders of three people committed in 1999. The various pieces of two bodies (the third body was never found) were thrown into the Marne-Rhine Canal near Nancy. In his judicial career, he was involved in five disappearances and sentenced for three murders.Odette Drand
Odette Drand (11 March 1927 – 6 January 2019) was a French fencer. She competed in the women's individual foil event at the 1952 Summer Olympics.Pape Diakhaté
Pape Malickou Diakhaté (born 21 June 1984) is a retired Senegalese professional footballer who played as a central defender.The Divine (graphic novel)
The Divine is a New York Times best selling graphic novel, a Hugo Award nominee and the gold medal winner of the 9th International Manga Award. It was illustrated by Asaf Hanuka and Tomer Hanuka, written by Boaz Lavie, and produced by Ron Propper.Vincenzo Aiutino
Vincenzo Aiutino (born March 10, 1970, in Zofingen, Switzerland) is a Swiss-born French serial killer nicknamed "The man with the fifty affairs". Convicted of three murders which occurred in the Longwy commune, he was sentenced to life imprisonment on March 6, 1998, plus 18 years of security period (which does not allow him to apply for parole).