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Alibaba takes $2.9 billion stake in food retailer

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

Alibaba said on Monday it would take a major stake in one of China's top food sellers for $2.9 billion as the e-commerce giant expands further into the retail world.China's largest e-commerce platform...

France to take in refugees rescued from Libya by UN

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

France will be the first to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to NIger by the United Nations refugee agency, French officials announced Monday.After experiencing appalling living conditions...

Gold leaf from Napoleon's crown fetches 625,000 euros

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

A gold laurel leaf removed from the crown Napoleon Bonaparte wore to his coronation sold for 625,000 ($735,000) euros at an auction in Paris on Sunday. The sale price far exceeded the estimate of between...

France to 'prevent' Muslim street prayers in Paris suburb

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

French authorities will stop Muslims from praying in a street north of Paris, the country's interior minister said Sunday, after a series of protests by lawmakers and locals over what they view as an...

Netanyahu to meet France's Macron on Lebanon crisis

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in early December for talks expected to include developments in Lebanon, Netanyahu's office said on Sunday.In...

French police officer kills three before committing suicide

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

A 31-year-old French police officer shot three people dead before turning the gun on himself, in a killing spree sparked by a row with his girlfriend, authorities said Sunday.The news comes with France...

Victoria's Secret to charm China with fashion gala

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

The star-studded, super-hyped Victoria's Secret lingerie show hits the catwalk in Shanghai on Monday, the first time the US brand is holding its self-described "sexiest show on earth" outside the United...

Museum seeks to convince Indians that toilets are not dirty

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

A throne with a built-in commode for a French monarch takes pride of place at a New Delhi museum trying to break taboos surrounding toilets in a country where such convenience remains a sensitive issue.The...

Hariri announces return to Lebanon as crisis simmers

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he will return to Lebanon for Wednesday's Independence Day celebrations and explain his situation, after his shock resignation announcement in Saudi Arabia sparked political...

Spanish police shoot Frenchman who 'shouted Allahu akbar'

18 November 2017 | 0 comments

Police in Spain shot and injured an unarmed Frenchman on Saturday at a toll station near the French border, who officers said was shouting 'Allahu akbar'.The officers mistakenly suspected he had a weapon,...

Sharing Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin finds voice in symphony

18 November 2017 | 0 comments

For 50 years Jane Birkin's breathy voice has interpreted her legendary late partner Serge Gainsbourg. But she feels his songs may sometimes be better off without her.Birkin has revived live performances...

Tintin and Snowy drawing sells for 500,000 euros

18 November 2017 | 0 comments

A colour drawing of Tintin and his faithful canine companion Snowy sold at a Paris auction on Saturday for more than half a million euros.The India ink and watercolour image, which went under the hammer...

Fashion giant Azzedine Alaia dies at 77

18 November 2017 | 0 comments

French-Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia, whose timeless gowns won an army of devotees around the world, has died at the age of 77, his couture house said, sparking an outpouring of tributes from across...

Lebanon PM confirms he will return to Beirut for Wednesday

18 November 2017 | 0 comments

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri confirmed he will return to Beirut in time for Independence Day celebrations Wednesday, as political turmoil rocks his country following his resignation announcement...

Macron welcomes Lebanon's Hariri to Elysee Palace: AFP

18 November 2017 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Saad Hariri for talks Saturday, an AFP reporter said, hours after the Lebanese premier arrived from Saudi Arabia in the midst of a political crisis.Hariri, who...



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