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  • French parliament passes reform to ease prison overcrowding

    PARIS (Reuters) - France's parliament adopted a law on Thursday calling for more use of probation and other measures to reduce overcrowding in a creaking prison system which Justice Minister Christiane Taubira says does little to cut reoffending. The...
  • Russia's Novatek says major projects to go ahead despite sanctions

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's No.2 natural gas producer Novatek said on Thursday its key projects would go ahead despite new U.S. sanctions imposed over Moscow's actions in Ukraine. It said the sanctions did not hurt the company's production and commercial...
  • Microsoft to buy power from a new Illinois wind farm

    Microsoft to buy power from a new Illinois wind farm
    Microsoft Corp. will buy wind power from a new Illinois wind farm for the next 20 years to offset its power needs, part of a plan by the technology company to become offset its carbon output. The 175-megawatt wind farm is under construction 60 miles...
  • Contravia, Bredok, Cine-Sud Team on William Vega's 'Sal'

    BOGOTA - A driving force behind arthouse production in Colombia, Cali-based Contravia Films is teaming with Germany's Bredok Film Production and France's Cine-Sud Promotion to produce "Sal," the next film by William Vega. Bredok co-produced Nuri Bilge...
  • Marcel Kittel wins fourth stage of Tour de France

    Marcel Kittel wins fourth stage of Tour de France
    LILLE, France --- Marcel Kittel won the fourth stage of the Tour de France — his third of the race — in a sprint as the tour returned home from England on Tuesday. Crashes ensnared some big names, but Vincenzo Nibali of Italy retained the...
  • European shares extend losses on Malaysian plane crash

    LONDON (Reuters) - European shares slumped on Thursday, sharply extending losses at the end of the trading day on news that a Malaysian passenger plane had crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index...
  • Tour De France Stage 12 To Norway's Kristoff

    ST ETIENNE, France — Norway's Alexander Kristoff beat Peter Sagan in a sprint to win the 12th stage of the Tour de France, a 185.5-km ride from Bourg en Bresse on Thursday. Katusha ride Kristoff timed his effort perfectly to win with a...
  • Air France decides to avoid east Ukrainian air space

    PARIS (Reuters) - Air France on Thursday it had decided to avoid east Ukrainian air space after a Malaysia Airlines flight crashed in a field in Ukraine near the Russian border. An adviser to the Ukrainian interior ministry said all the 280 passengers...
  • French MPs pass welfare cuts, unions boycott labor forum

    PARIS (Reuters) - France's parliament approved a series of welfare cuts on Tuesday despite abstentions by left-wing deputies, while a major teachers' union became the third group to boycott a labor forum hosted by President Francois Hollande. With 33...
  • The alien patriot

    Americans have many blessings to count, not least among them the foreigners who come here to learn from us and wind up teaching us. The most insightful of them understand us better than we do ourselves, can see us more clearly than we see ourselves, and...
  • U.S., China Drive Cannes' Market Attendance To All-Time Record

    MADRID - Hikes in attendance from the U.S and China swelled the ranks of the 2014 Cannes Market to 11,806 participants, an all-time record. In all, U.S. execs represented 18% of total attendance, up 4% on 2013, and the single biggest Market contingent....