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'Food for the spirit': French 106-year-old pianist to release sixth album

Feb 05 2021

PARIS Colette Maze says she began playing the piano when she was four years old to find in music the warmth absent in her strict upbringing. | Video

French truckers brace for disruption as Britain restores hard border with Europe

Dec 30 2020

CALAIS, France Red tape, new "smart borders" that don't talk to one another and ill-prepared traders threaten border chaos, French truckers warned a day before Britain restores a hard frontier with Europe.

Ex-French minister sneers at Amazon executive's justification of tax bill

Dec 10 2020

PARIS An ex-French minister told the head of Amazon France that he was "taking the piss" after the executive told a parliamentary committee that the company paid the French state 420 million euros ($508 million) in 2019 and had sales of 5.7 billion euros.

Ex-French minister sneers at Amazon executive's justification of tax bill

Dec 10 2020

PARIS, Dec 10 An ex-French minister told the head of Amazon France that he was "taking the piss" after the executive told a parliamentary committee that the company paid the French state 420 million euros ($508 million) in 2019 and had sales of 5.7 billion euros.

Paris boulevards deserted as lockdown claims Christmas shopping trade

Nov 14 2020

PARIS, Nov 14 Boarded-up windows outside flagship branches of department stores Galeries Lafayette and Printemps bore testimony on Saturday to the impact of a COVID-19 lockdown in Paris.

French 'yellow vests' tussle with police as Paris protests resume

Sep 12 2020

PARIS French police fired tear gas and arrested more than 250 people in Paris on Saturday as they tussled with "yellow vest" protesters seeking to revive an anti-government movement curbed by a coronavirus lockdown this year. | Video

Let me die in dignity: terminally ill man's plea to French leader

Aug 21 2020

DIJON, France In exactly two weeks, Alain Cocq says he will begin his own slow and agonising death by refusing the round-the-clock medical care that is keeping him alive.

Hard cheese? French chef loses court case over lost Michelin star

Dec 31 2019

PARIS A French chef who said he had contemplated suicide after the prestigious Michelin guide removed one of his restaurant's stars on Tuesday lost a legal attempt to force the guide's inspectors to justify their decision. | Video

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