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  • Review: 'Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944' by Jean Guéhenno

    Review: 'Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944' by Jean Guéhenno
    Paris in August is a city turned over to visitors. The locals are on vacation, their numbers replaced by sunburned tourists taking selfies at the Eiffel Tower and, perhaps, ordering a "Cheese Max" burger or two from the nearest Quick fast-food joint....
  • Iran's Asghar Farhadi to Head Busan Festival Jury

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - SEOUL -- Iranian filmmaker, Asghar Farhadi ("A Separation") will lead the main competition jury at October's Busan film festival (Oct. 2-11, 2014) Fellow jurors who will award a $30,000 prize to the winner of the New...
  • Chavanel to ride Tour of Britain

    LONDON (Reuters) - Treble Tour de France stage winner Sylvain Chavanel will make his Tour of Britain debut next month, adding to an already strong line-up for the nine-day race. Frenchman Chavanel, who rides for the Swiss IAM team, will be joined by team...
  • Iran denies report linking Iraq cooperation to nuclear talks

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran denied a report that it is ready to help counter Islamic State insurgents in return for progress in negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program. France, one of the six nations in nuclear talks with Tehran, said on...
  • 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....
  • Around Town: Anti-Semitism rears its head in Europe

    Here's a confession to our readers. For the past 45 days, I've written about fluff, forth and anything but the subjects which truly concern me. For the last month or so, I've been concerned about the resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe. Political views...
  • 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...