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Chanel bids farewell to Karl Lagerfeld in last glitzy show

Mar 05 2019

PARIS Karl Lagerfeld's last collection for Chanel opened with a minute's silence for the late designer on Tuesday, as friends, collaborators and fans turned out in Paris to remember his 35 years as the creative force behind the French couture house. | Video

French 'yellow vests' march through Paris denouncing police violence

Feb 02 2019

PARIS Several thousand "yellow vest" protesters marched through Paris and other French cities on Saturday on the 12th weekend of action against the government, despite opinion polls pointing to a recovery in President Emmanuel Macron's popularity. | Video

Stena ferry boss worried over risk of hard Brexit

Jan 22 2019

DAVOS, Switzerland The head of Swedish ferry operator Stena AB fears major disruption in the event of a hard Brexit but is still hoping that politicians can come up with a solution that allows business as usual.

French bioethics body backs IVF for all women who want children

Sep 26 2018

PARIS Lesbian couples and single women who want to bear children should have access to medically assisted reproductive treatments such as in-vitro fertilization, France's highest bioethics body said on Tuesday.

French bioethics body backs IVF for all women who want children

Sep 25 2018

PARIS Lesbian couples and single women who want to bear children should have access to medically assisted reproductive treatments such as in-vitro fertilization, France's highest bioethics body said on Tuesday. | Video

French restaurants look to asylum seekers to fill jobs

Sep 13 2018

PARIS Restaurateurs in France want the government to speed up its asylum process and make it easier to identify suitable staff to help them fill thousands of jobs they say are increasingly snubbed by French workers.

New 'Mission: Impossible' ups the action with skydiving Tom Cruise

Jul 13 2018

PARIS A skydiving Tom Cruise returns this month for the latest stunt-packed installment of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise, which co-star Simon Pegg promises "ups the bar" for action.

Vanessa Paradis revels in gay porn director role in Cannes slasher

May 18 2018

CANNES, France Vanessa Paradis has come a long way from "Joe Le Taxi". The French actress, who shot to fame as a teenage pop singer, stars as a director of hardcore gay porn films in a movie that screened at the Cannes Film Festival this week. | Video

Belgian transgender ballet film wins Cannes Queer Palme

May 18 2018

CANNES, France "Girl", a film about a transgender teenage girl's quest to become a professional ballerina, won the Queer Palme award on Friday, selected as the best from a bumper field of movies with an LGBT theme playing at the Cannes Film Festival.

World News

Sri Lankan police hunt 140 people after Easter bombings

Sri Lankan police are trying to track down 140 people believed linked to Islamic State, which claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings of churches and hotels that killed 253 people, President Maithripala Sirisena said on Friday.