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Elizabeth Pineau

Sarkozy tells campaign finance trial the 'cost of flags' was not his affair

Jun 15 2021

PARIS (Reuters) -Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy denied wrongdoing on Tuesday at his trial over the illegal financing of his failed 2012 re-election campaign, saying its expenses were not his responsibility.

The candidate and her hijab: identity matters in French elections

Jun 08 2021

MONTPELLIER, France Laboratory technician Sara Zemmahi was running to be a local councillor backed by President Emmanuel Macron's ruling party until last month when it withdrew its support. Her transgression: wearing her hijab in a campaign poster. | Video

France's Macron commemorates Napoleon's 'ode to political will'

May 05 2021

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron laid a wreath at Napoleon Bonaparte's tomb on Wednesday, commemorating the bicentenary of the death of an emperor who overthrew the nascent Republic before expanding France's empire in bloody battles across Europe. | Video

France's Macron charts way out of third COVID-19 lockdown

Apr 29 2021

PARIS (Reuters) -France will start relaxing a nightly curfew and allow cafes, bars and restaurants to offer outside service from May 19, as President Emmanuel Macron charts a way out of a third COVID-19 lockdown.

Senses dulled by COVID-19, French wine tasters fear for livelihood

Apr 20 2021

PARIS The exotic fruits and fresh citrus notes leapt out of the Pyrenean white wine, but wine-taster Sophie Pallas said the delicate undertones of pineapple were harder to detect than they would have been before she fell ill with COVID-19. | Video

Ukraine pushes for four-way talks including Russia to restore ceasefire in east

Apr 16 2021

PARIS Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday pressed for four-way peace negotiations that included Russian President Vladimir Putin to ease tensions following the build-up of Russian troops along their shared border.

France's Macron closes elite ENA school in equal opportunity push

Apr 08 2021

PARIS (Reuters) -President Emmanuel Macron announced on Thursday the closure next year of France's Ecole Nationale d'Administration, an elite postgraduate school that has produced many of the country's presidents, ambassadors and business leaders.

Pandemic lends modern twist to French vintage fashion sales

Apr 07 2021

PARIS In Artcurial's auction house overlooking the shuttered boutiques of the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, vintage fashion expert Clara Vivien is overseeing the sale of hundreds of Chanel jackets, shoes and jewelled accessories - all online.

'Oh no, not again!' - Parisians shudder at new COVID lockdown

Mar 19 2021

PARIS Camila Campodonico was at work in Paris on Thursday evening when the government announced the city was entering a new lockdown to combat COVID-19, and she knew her plans for a get-together with friends this weekend were over.

'Oh no, not again!' - Parisians brace for new COVID lockdown

Mar 19 2021

PARIS, March 19 Camila Campodonico was at work in Paris on Thursday evening when the government announced the city was entering a new lockdown to combat COVID-19, and she knew her plans for a get-together with friends this weekend were over.

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