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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • French economy minister says austerity measures sapping growth

    PARIS (Reuters) - Austerity measures being pursued by France and elsewhere in the euro zone are quashing growth, French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg was quoted saying on Saturday, renewing his attacks on policies he sees as negative for the economy....
  • Wines for sipping away the dog days of summer

    Wines for sipping away the dog days of summer
    Old man alert. I'd always thought that the phrase "dog days of summer" referred to the way dogs lazed around on the front porch most of the day come July and August. I got the time period right, just not the allusion. "Dog days," it turns out, is a term...
  • 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...
  • 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...