The Belly Of Paris

"Le Ventre de Paris," as French writer Émile Zola called it, has changed considerably during the past century. The Halles de Paris, this gigantic cast iron and glass food market right in the middle of the capital, was demolished in the early 1970s and replaced with the questionable Forum des Halles shopping mall. Today it is once again under reconstruction, with inauguration planned for 2016.

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''Ecocides'' can be read on a large banner in front of the Repsol headquarters.

Jane Herbelin and Anne-Sophie Goninet

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Welcome to Thursday, where China calls for Ukraine de-escalation, Moderna is developing an Omicron-specific booster and Australian astronomers are puzzled by a spooky spinning space object. Meanwhile, we look at Russia’s effort to redefine the legal notion of “torture” in a nation still plagued by the past and present abuses of the gulag.

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