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  • Adele Haenel, Anais Demoustier and Reda Kateb Among Unifrance's 10 Talents To Watch

    PARIS- Adele Haenel ("Love at First Fight"), Anais Demoustier ("The New Girlfriend") and Reda Kateb ("Lost River") are among the 10 Talents to Watch selected by Unifrance, the French film promotion org. The other actors and directors selected by...
  • Philippine de Rothschild dies at 80; grande dame of Bordeaux wine

    Philippine de Rothschild, an energetic and self-certain grande dame of Bordeaux wine who halted an acting career to run vineyards owned by the family dynasty, has died, her company said. She was 80. She died Friday night in Paris "from the effects of...
  • 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...
  • Olympics-Australia win women's rugby, France take men's gold

    NANJING China (Reuters) - Unbeaten Australia claimed women's rugby sevens gold in the sport's debut at the Youth Olympic Games on Wednesday after a hat-trick from flying winger Dominique du Toit helped them to a 38-10 win over Canada. In the men's...
  • In case of slain journalist, negotiations, silence, then a chilling warning

    WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - After months of silence from the captors of American journalist James Foley, on the night of Aug. 13, his family received a chilling message: Foley would be executed in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes on the militant group...
  • 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...
  • Best-sellers: Hardcover fiction and nonfiction, plus Chicagoland hits

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage" by Haruki Murakami (Knopf, $25.95). A man attempts to find out why his four friends abandoned him in their teenage years. Last week: — 2. "Love Letters" by Debbie...
  • Exclusive: France forced to import wheat as rain hits crop quality

    PARIS (Reuters) - France's rain-hit wheat crop has delivered the first shock of the 2014/15 season: the EU's top grower and exporter is buying Lithuanian and British milling wheat to mix with its unusually poor-grade crop to meet contracts signed before...
  • 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,...