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Vivendi paves way for Lagardere takeover, adding to media empire

Sep 15 2021

PARIS (Reuters) -Vivendi said on Wednesday it was set to purchase another stake in Paris Match magazine owner Lagardere, paving the way for a full takeover which would extend the influence of its controlling shareholder, Vincent Bollore, over France's media landscape.

Renault in talks to end Chinese van venture with Brilliance - source

Sep 09 2021

BEIJING/PARIS Renault is in advanced discussions to end its joint venture to build vans with China's state-backed Brilliance, a source close to the matter said, as the French firm overhauls its struggling Chinese operations.

Court blocks Lafarge bid to scrap Syria crime against humanity charge

Sep 07 2021

PARIS Lafarge lost a bid to dismiss a charge of complicity in crimes against humanity in Syria's conflict on Tuesday when France's highest court said the matter should be re-examined, overturning an earlier ruling.

France's TotalEnergies to buy back shares as fuel prices boom

Jul 29 2021

PARIS (Reuters) -France's TotalEnergies said on Thursday it would use part of its cash flow for share buybacks worth at least $800 million, as rising oil and gas prices boosted profit, offsetting the hit from selling out of one of its Venezuelan ventures.

Cannes awards pick wide open after film festival's crowded comeback

Jul 16 2021

CANNES, France A Moroccan film about hip-hopping youth in Casablanca, a hero's tale by Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, and a wildly imaginative French movie featuring sex with a car are among contenders for the top Cannes Film Festival award on Saturday, in one of the more unpredictable contests in years.

French film in Cannes follows a family's tussle with euthanasia

Jul 08 2021

CANNES, France French movie director Francois Ozon tackles the thorny issue of euthanasia in his latest movie at the Cannes Film Festival, with a story of two sisters grappling with their sick father's desire to end his life.

Marion Cotillard, Jodie Foster lead Cannes glamour in red carpet return

Jul 07 2021

CANNES, France Decked out in a shimmering silver Chanel gown, Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard helped kick off Cannes' comeback on Tuesday as movie stars from far and wide descended onto the red carpet for the French cinema showcase. | Video

Film fans, holidaymakers mingle for COVID-conscious Cannes comeback

Jul 06 2021

CANNES, France Armed with coronavirus tests and face masks, movie stars will start arriving in Cannes from Tuesday for the return of the world's biggest film festival, which aims to help cinema bounce back from the blow dealt it by the global pandemic. | Video

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