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Gabriel Garzon-Montano, finding escape in magical funk

21 July 2018 | 0 comments

Gabriel Garzon-Montano's career trajectory a few years ago sounded, to his friends at least, to be the envy of a musician on the make. Still in his mid-20s, the Brooklyn-born singer and multi-instrumentalist...

Poetry in motion: enter the world of the 'scrap metal poet'

21 July 2018 | 0 comments

With its fairytale towers, quirky animated sculptures, fantastical constructions and musical fountains, the inventive world crafted out of discarded junk by the man known as the "Scrap Metal Poet" is...

France, Russia to jointly deliver humanitarian aid to Syria

20 July 2018 | 0 comments

France and Russia will jointly deliver humanitarian aid to the former Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, the French Presidency said in a statement with Russia on Friday.A Russian cargo plane arrived...

Marseille woman questioned over burning dead dogs

20 July 2018 | 0 comments

Police and animal rescue services said Friday they found malnourished cats and dogs in a flat in Marseille, as well as the dead bodies of two dogs that had been burned.Three undernourished dogs and cats...

G5 Sahel force licks wounds after HQ attack

20 July 2018 | 0 comments

On June 29, a suicide attack shook the headquarters of the Sahel's five-nation anti-terror force, failing to inflict major damage but exposing the fragility of the much-trumpeted scheme.Countries in the...

French court denies request by Tariq Ramadan to drop rape charges

20 July 2018 | 0 comments

French judges have rejected a request by lawyers for Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan to drop charges of raping two women, a source close to the inquiry told AFP on Friday.Ramadan, a Swiss citizen and Oxford...

Hermes bags strong sales growth in Q2

20 July 2018 | 0 comments

French luxury goods giant Hermes on Friday posted strong sales growth in the three months to June, driven by "positive momentum" in Asia.Known for its signature Birkin bags named after the British singer,...

French rail strike cost SNCF nearly 800 million euros: report

20 July 2018 | 0 comments

An unsuccessful strike by rail workers this year against President Emmanuel Macron's reform plan for the heavily indebted state operator SNCF cost the company 790 million euros ($920 million), according...

Macron aide who struck protester to be fired

20 July 2018 | 0 comments

The office of French President Emmanuel Macron told AFP on Friday that it has begun dismissal proceedings against a top security aide who violently struck a protester during a demonstration in Paris in...

Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire: study

19 July 2018 | 0 comments

Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire by striking stone to create sparks, researchers said Thursday after analysing several tools found at sites in France dating from 50,000 years ago.It was already...

French navy defuses WWII shell on Riviera beach

19 July 2018 | 0 comments

French navy divers on Thursday defused an unexploded World War II shell found in the sea near a popular beach in the southern city of Cannes, police said.The 122-mm Italian shell was discovered by a metal...

France to seek 190 mn euros of public broadcasting cuts

19 July 2018 | 0 comments

The French government said Thursday that it would demand 190 million euros of spending cuts at its public broadcasting operations by 2022 as part of President Emmanuel Macron's pledge to improve state...

France to send two Canadair planes to Sweden to help combat wildfires

19 July 2018 | 0 comments

France is to send two Canadair planes to Sweden to help put out the wildfires raging across the country as a result of the current drought, Swedish authorities said on Thursday.Firefighters are currently...

Macron unveils new face of France's 'Marianne'

19 July 2018 | 0 comments

Flowing curls of hair swept back from a resolute gaze under her phrygian cap: President Emmanuel Macron presented on Thursday a distinctively modern face for France's traditional symbol of its revolutionary...

France closes in on phone ban in schools from September

19 July 2018 | 0 comments

French lawmakers have secured a deal on a bill that would outlaw the use of mobiles phones in schools starting in September, one of Emmanuel Macron's pledges during last year's presidential campaign.Senators...



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