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23/04/2017 07:42

Star Wars' Hamill goes to dark side in Cannes festival comedy

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Star Wars legend Mark Hamill -- Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy -- goes over to the dark side in a new offbeat comedy to be shown at next month's Cannes film festival.

21/04/2017 12:02

Civil war flick set in Trump's US set for Cannes film festival

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A tongue-in-cheek action movie about a Trump-era civil war between redneck Texans and East Coast liberals will feature in the Director's Fortnight sidebar at next month's Cannes film festival, organisers said Thursday.

20/04/2017 03:23

France says will «prove» Damascus behind Syria «chemical attack»

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France will produce proof «in a few days» that the regime of Bashar al-Assad launched a chemical strike on a Syrian village that killed 87 people earlier this month, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Wednesday.

15/04/2017 16:19 Video

Kitesurf, the stunted stunts in France

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Spectacular stunts in France during the first leg of the Kitesurf frestyle world cup. In Leucate, the acrobatic figures of the sports professionals born in the nineties have attracted an ever-more passionate audience.

11/02/2017 08:23 Video

Snowboarding, spectacular descent of Anne-Flore Marxer freeride

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The spectacular performance of Anne-Flore Marxer, the Franco-Swiss snowboarder who won the first stage of the Freeride World Tour 2017 in Andorra. A daredevil downhill at full speed from the top of the mountain, avoiding trees and rocks, in deep snow.

13/01/2017 17:08 Video

France, Amnesty activists demanding clemency for Snowden

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Former CIA computer technician, in prison on charges of being the deep gorge of the so-called Datagate scandal of 2013, for revealing details about mass surveillance of American citizens by the government.

18/12/2016 01:55

Iconic French chateau garden restored thanks to US billionaire

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The chateau of Chambord, the biggest in France's Loire Valley, will see its French formal garden restored thanks to a 3.5 million euro ($3.6 million) donation from a super-rich American financier.

17/12/2016 00:24

France, US push for Aleppo observers

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The United Nations Security Council could vote as early as this weekend on a French-drafted proposal to allow international observers in Syria's Aleppo and ensure urgent deliveries of aid, the US envoy said Friday.

20/11/2016 06:27

French priest reveals IS child jihadist training

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Islamic State group may be teetering on the brink of collapse but the jihadists are creating an entire new generation of would-be terrorists, according to a book written by a French Catholic priest describing the daily lives of three young boys.

20/11/2016 01:23

Australia bring France down to earth in thriller

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Australia gave France a reality check on Saturday by claiming a third win in their November tour with a thrilling 25-23 victory in Paris.

03/11/2016 10:18

Timeless Deneuve says age no barrier to success

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At 73, French film goddess Catherine Deneuve is plenty busy -- acting, scooping up awards, dipping a toe in social causes. But one thing she is not fussing over? Ageing.

01/11/2016 21:09

Louvre could house treasures from Iraq, Syria: Hollande

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French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday said the Louvre could house threatened treasures from Iraq, Syria and other war-torn countries at a secure site in northern France.

30/10/2016 04:46

France ends military mission in CAR after abuse allegations

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France's Operation Sangaris will formally end on Monday, almost three years after the military mission was launched in December 2013 to quell inter-ethnic unrest in Central African Republic (CAR).

11/10/2016 15:08

Lab-grown stem cells regenerate monkey hearts

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In a step forward for organ regeneration, stem cells grown from a single monkey's skin cells revitalised the damaged hearts of five sick macaques, scientists reported Monday.

11/10/2016 14:58

President Vladimir Putin cancels Paris visit

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President Vladimir Putin has cancelled a planned visit to Paris, the Kremlin said Tuesday, after French President Francois Hollande accused Syrian troops of committing a «war crime» in Aleppo with Russia's support.

06/10/2016 12:08

Mini «Pepper» robots start new jobs in Taiwan

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A shiny new cohort joined the workforce in Taiwan Thursday -- a troop of mini robots all going by the name «Pepper», enlisted to entertain customers and give them the hard sell.

20/09/2016 11:29 Video

Macao has its Eiffel Tower Casino «The Parisian»

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Lights, colors, music and the inevitable fireworks. Macau so welcoming to its Eiffel Tower. Sheldon Adelson, the Sands China patron second global gambling company, has presented at the Casino «The Parisian» icon, the symbol of the French capital.

12/09/2016 16:29

Sanofi, Google launch diabetes joint venture

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Google and French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi have announced a new joint venture focused on diabetes care. The tie up between the drug maker and Verily, the health subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, will focus on treatments for people living with the chronic disease.

28/08/2016 22:37

German minister says talks on EU-US trade deal have «failed»

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Germany's vice chancellor and economy minister Sigmar Gabriel said Sunday that negotiations on a massive trade between the European Union and the United States were effectively dead in the water.

28/08/2016 07:38

Jebet record alights Paris meet, Schippers wins

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Kenyan-born Olympic champion Ruth Jebet obliterated the 3000m steeplechase world record Saturday as Dafne Schippers got back to winning ways in the 200m at the Paris Diamond League.

17/05/2016 17:00 Video

De Niro «climbs back» into the ring and back to Cannes

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Robert De Niro is back at Cannes with «Hands of Stone» by Jonathan Jakubowicz film in which the American actor back in the ring after his epic portrayal of «Jack La Motta», but this time in the shoes of a coach. The film tells the story of Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran, nicknamed «Hands of Stone».

17/05/2016 12:16 Video

Shia Labeouf and Kristen Stewart to rap rhythm on the red carpet

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It has become involved in the dances also usually shy Kristen Stewart on the red carpet to support her friend actress Riley Keough, with whom she starred in the movie «The Runaways» (2010). The British filmmaker Andrea Arnold competing for the Palme d'Or was presented Monday on the Croisette.

16/05/2016 11:37 Video

Cannes 2016, parading the «Nice Guys» Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe

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On the red carpet spotlight mainly on Ryan Gosling, considered one of the new sex symbol of Hollywood, which has almost overshadowed the catwalk Russell Crowe, his copratogonista in the film. And the «Gladiator» has not missed an opportunity to click some selfies on the red carpet in front of fans.

31/03/2016 15:41

Ibra not out of PSG yet, says agent

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Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has not ruled out remaining with the French champions despite a wealth of offers from around the world including three from clubs in Serie A, his agent said Thursday.

31/03/2016 15:17

Paris suspect Abdeslam «wants to cooperate», fresh raid in Belgium

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Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam wants to cooperate with French authorities once he is extradited from Belgium, his lawyer said Thursday, as Belgian police carried out a raid linked to a foiled French terror plot.

30/03/2016 22:38

Will it hurt? Uncertainty is worst of all, says study

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Not knowing if a decision will provoke pain is more stressful than correctly anticipating the outcome, even when that outcome hurts like hell, according to a study released Tuesday.

30/03/2016 19:54

Hollande scraps plan to strip terror convicts of nationality

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French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday scrapped contested constitutional reforms he proposed after the Paris attacks, in an embarrassing U-turn for his already beleaguered government.

28/03/2016 22:15 Video

French on the snow of freestyle skiing champions

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Les Arcs - In Les Arcs, in France, are staged spectacular stunts of freestyle champions. Among them the star Candide Thovex who wowed the audience with his performance.

28/03/2016 10:00

Brussels police clash with far-right mob at attacks shrine

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Belgian riot police fired water cannon to disperse far-right football hooligans who disrupted mourners at a shrine for victims of the Brussels attacks, as police arrested several suspects in a series of new raids.

25/03/2016 18:24

Belgian police arrest three linked to foiled French plot: prosecutor

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Three men have been arrested in Brussels over links to a French terror plot foiled by police outside Paris late on Thursday, the Belgian federal prosecutor said.

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