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  • Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders

    Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders
    The remarkable thing when this tiny nation legalized same-sex marriage in June wasn't that the conservative-leaning prime minister, Xavier Bettel, supported the new law. It was that he might be among the first to take advantage of it. Bettel and his...
  • Foreign assisted suicide cases in Switzerland double in four years

    ZURICH (Reuters) - The number of foreigners traveling to Switzerland to commit assisted suicide doubled over a four-year period, a study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics said on Thursday. In 2012, 172 foreigners took their lives in Switzerland,...
  • Juppe joins race for French presidency in challenge to Sarkozy

    PARIS (Reuters) - Former prime minister Alain Juppe joined the race to be the presidential candidate of France's centre-right on Wednesday, posing a potential challenge both to a 2017 comeback bid by Nicolas Sarkozy and to the rise of the extreme right....
  • Meilutyte grabs second gold of Youth Games

    NANJING China (Reuters) - London Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte finished more than two seconds ahead of her nearest rival in the women's 100 meters breaststroke final on Wednesday to claim her second gold medal of the Youth Olympic Games. Meilutyte will...
  • Go Away With ... Georgia Pellegrini

    Go Away With ... Georgia Pellegrini
    Before becoming known as a "Girl Hunter" (also the name of one of her books), Georgia Pellegrini trained as a chef at the French Culinary Institute and worked at the Gramercy Tavern and La Chassagnette in the South of France. The chef, hunter and author...
  • France to host 2015 track world championships

    (Reuters) - Paris will host the 2015 track cycling world championships, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Wednesday. It will be hosted at France's new National Velodrome in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines on Feb. 18-22. "We were very impressed...
  • France wants Arabs, Iran, Security Council members to tackle Islamic State

    PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Wednesday it wanted the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and regional countries, including Arab states and Iran, to coordinate action against the Islamic State, the insurgents who control parts of Iraq and...
  • 'The Good Lie' and 'A Most Wanted Man' Set To Play at Deauville

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - HAUGESUND, Norway- Deauville will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a strong competition lineup of U.S. indies, leading up with Anton Corbijn's "A Most Wanted Man" and Reese Witherspoon starrer "The Good Lie." The Normandy-...
  • France urges Israel, Palestinians to talk after ceasefire ends

    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande called on Israel and the Palestinians to resume truce talks after a Gaza ceasefire collapsed and said the demilitarization of the enclave and a lifting of a blockade should be part of a deal....
  • France's Hollande says to speed up reforms, ease tax on poorest

    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday he would accelerate reforms while at the same time giving tax breaks to poorer households as he tries to win back confidence from voters who do not trust he can lift the country out of...
  • France seeks international meeting to tackle Islamic State -Le Monde

    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande called on Wednesday for an international conference to discuss ways of tackling Islamic State insurgents who have seized control of territory in Iraq and Syria. Hollande did not say when such a...