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Craft and tech mingle at French couture house Fournie

At his Paris workshop, haute couturier Julien Fournie is surveying the final tucks and tweaks to his outfits as models try on his hand-stitched silk gowns, bringing to life creations he first sketched on a tablet.

British bookmakers' shares fall on fears of govt clampdown

Shares in British gambling companies William Hill and Ladbrokes Coral, which run retail betting shops, fell by more than 12 percent on Monday on reports that Britain is set to lower the limit on betting shop terminals to 2 pounds ($2.77) from 100 pounds in a move that could hit their revenue.

LIVE MARKETS-Opening snapshot: STOXX 600 flat

Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Julien Ponthus. Reach him on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: julien.ponthus.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net OPENING SNAPSHOT: STOXX 600 FLAT (0813 GMT) European shares have opened little changed with the broader pan-regional STOXX 600 stuck at Friday's level and sectoral indexes also showing small moves. G

Razzie 'worst film' nods is an Oscar-studded affair

Adventure movie "Transformers: The Last Knight" led nominations on Monday for the annual Razzie Awards for the worst films on a list packed with previous Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence, Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson and Russell Crowe.


U.S. government workers awake to shutdown, Senate vote looms

WASHINGTON Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will wake up on Monday with the U.S. government still shut down and the Senate expected to try again to restore federal funding, if only temporarily, and work on resolving a dispute over immigration. | Video