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Renault makes concessions to striking workers in Turkey

Renault makes concessions to striking workers in Turkey

24 May 2015 | 0 comments

French car giant Renault has offered a cash payment to striking workers in western Turkey where a wage dispute has hit the thriving Turkish car sector ahead of June 7 elections. Oyak Renault factory,...

Frenchman makes false bomb alert to delay girlfriend's plane

Frenchman makes false bomb alert to delay girlfriend's plane

24 May 2015 | 0 comments

French police have arrested a man who called in a false bomb alert to an airport to delay his girlfriend's flight because she was in danger of missing it, prosecutors said Sunday.The 33-year-old called...

Cannes closes with jury deciding Palme d'Or prize

Cannes closes with jury deciding Palme d'Or prize

24 May 2015 | 0 comments

After nearly two weeks of stirring, sleek and thought-provoking movies -- and a couple of duds -- the Cannes Film Festival ends Sunday with an awards night to declare the winner of its coveted Palme d'Or.US...

Cannes readies Palme d'Or closing ceremony

Cannes readies Palme d'Or closing ceremony

24 May 2015 | 0 comments

After nearly two weeks of showing stirring, sleek and thought-provoking movies -- and a couple of duds -- the Cannes Film Festival ends Sunday with an awards night to declare the winner of its coveted...

Canadian journalist suspended over 'fabricated' stories

Canadian journalist suspended over 'fabricated' stories

24 May 2015 | 0 comments

A prominent journalist was suspended Saturday from several roles in Canada's French-speaking media after allegations that he made up or embellished reports from conflict zones over the last 20 years.Groupe...

Cate Blanchett lesbian love story wins Queer Palm at Cannes

23 May 2015 | 0 comments

A lesbian love story starring Cate Blanchett scooped the Queer Palm award on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.The unofficial prize went to "Carol" by director Todd Haynes, which tells...

Gay marriage around the world

23 May 2015 | 0 comments

Ireland has voted to legalise same-sex marriage, official results showed on Saturday, joining 18 countries which have made, or are in the process of making the change, 13 of them in Europe.Referendums...

Icelandic sheep-breeder comedy wins sidebar Cannes prize

Icelandic sheep-breeder comedy wins sidebar Cannes prize

23 May 2015 | 0 comments

A jury led by Italian-US actress Isabella Rossellini at the Cannes Film Festival awarded the best picture prize in the sidebar Un Certain Regard section Saturday to an Icelandic comedy, "Rams".The film...

Want to be a star? Young actors chase dreams at Cannes

Want to be a star? Young actors chase dreams at Cannes

23 May 2015 | 0 comments

Movie stardom is still just a fantasy for most young actors but those with the right stuff can still make their dreams come true at the Cannes Film Festival.The 12-day cinema showcase on the French Riviera...

Cannes race wide open on awards eve

Cannes race wide open on awards eve

23 May 2015 | 0 comments

The competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival wrapped up Saturday with a clutch of favourites jockeying for one of global cinema's most coveted prizes.A Cate Blanchett lesbian love story,...

Piece of film history up for sale in France a century later

Piece of film history up for sale in France a century later

23 May 2015 | 0 comments

As the Cannes Film Festival comes to a close, a more than century-old precursor to cinema's 'talkies', the Chronomegaphone, will soon be available in France to the highest bidder.The device, an essential...

Cannes closer is call to arms on climate change

Cannes closer is call to arms on climate change

23 May 2015 | 0 comments

The Cannes Film Festival's closing film on Saturday was a call to arms to tackle climate change featuring the scientific pioneer who spent decades in Antarctica proving the existence of global warming."I...

Fassbender, Cotillard in 'Macbeth' close Cannes race

Fassbender, Cotillard in 'Macbeth' close Cannes race

23 May 2015 | 0 comments

A version of "Macbeth" starring a "dream team" of Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard closed the Cannes Film Festival's competition on Saturday, with many critics swooning for the visceral blood-and-betrayal...

Cannes race wide open on awards eve

Cannes race wide open on awards eve

23 May 2015 | 0 comments

The competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival wraps up Saturday with a clutch of favourites jockeying for one of global cinema's most coveted prizes.A Cate Blanchett lesbian love story,...

French adventurer seeks Pacific record with 'flying' boat

French adventurer seeks Pacific record with 'flying' boat

23 May 2015 | 0 comments

Skimming across the surface of the vast Pacific, Alain Thebault scans the horizon with his blue Breton eyes. He is feeling good. A record is there to be broken."It's like a magic carpet," Thebault said...

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