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  • Williamsburg author's tale rich in medieval history

    Williamsburg author's tale rich in medieval history
    In 12th century France, women were generally regarded as useful only in the home – meant to run the household and raise children. It was men's work to handle politics and warfare. There have been exceptions to this unwritten rule throughout history,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz: World must speak out as anti-Semitism rises again

    From cafes in Belgium to streets in Paris to right here in South Florida, we have witnessed an alarming increase of horrific acts of anti-Semitism. áá áThis unabashed hatred of the Jewish people is manifesting itself in terrifying ways. Chants of...
  • NDM Acquires Ole Giaever's Toronto Player 'Out of Nature' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Broadening its slate of European films, NDM, the Paris/Mexico based sales company launched by Jaime Romandia's Mantarraya and Carlos Reygadas' Nodream Cinema, has acquired world sales rights to Norwegian Ole Giaever's mountains-set dramedy "Out of Nature....
  • Diaw cleared to play for France in FIBA

    The Sports Xchange Diaw cleared to play for France in FIBA Boris Diaw played an integral role for San Antonio as the Spurs won the NBA title this past season. Diaw parlayed his excellent play into a new three-year, $22.5 contract. No wonder the Spurs...
  • Newport News rabbi: 'All are welcome' at temple

    Last month, SÚverine Sokol took over as the rabbi at Temple Sinai in Newport News, the first woman to hold the role on a permanent basis there. She succeeded interim Rabbi Lawrence Forman, rabbi emeritus of Ohef Sholem Temple in Norfolk, who led the...
  • Andrew Simpson and Josephine de la Baume Board Abner Pastoll's 'Road Games'

    PARIS- Andrew Simpson ("Notes on a Scandal") and Josephine de la Baume ("Rush") have boarded Abner Pastoll's debut "Road Games," a French-English suspense thriller. Set in rural France, pic turns on a chance encounter between a young Englishman and a...
  • 'Hundred-Foot Journey' makes its way via the box office

    'Hundred-Foot Journey' makes its way via the box office
    In its opening weekend, when a film enjoys a bump in its business Saturday over Friday, something is working. The result may not skyrocket to the billion-dollar "Transformers" realm, where frenetic, around-the-world PG-13-rated slaughter rules the...