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    ‘The Sisters Brothers’ wins big at Paris film awards

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 04:37pm on February 05, 2019

    ‘The Sisters Brothers’ was the big winner at the Paris foreign press film awards late Monday, taking best film, best director, and best...

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    ‘French spiderman’ held after scaling Manila skyscraper

    Agence France-Presse . Manila | Updated at 03:14pm on January 29, 2019

    French urban free climber Alain Robert was arrested on Tuesday, police said, after he scaled one of Manila’s tallest towers in his latest high-risk ascent....

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    Yellow vests, welfare state crisis and socialism

    Michèle Brand | Updated at 12:00am on January 29, 2019

    Far from dying down after the holidays, France’s yellow vest movement is continuing to blaze throughout the country....

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    France tops welfare scales, US 2nd with pvt funds: OECD

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    While France’s attachment to welfare spending is no secret, the United States is not far behind when taking into account private money as well, data...

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    Malaysia could curb French buys if palm oil use restricted

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    Malaysia will consider laws to restrict imports of French products if Paris does not withdraw plans to curb the use of palm oil in biofuels,...

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    Singer Chris Brown detained in Paris

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 06:07pm on January 22, 2019

    American R&B star Chris Brown is being questioned by police in Paris after being accused of rape, sources close to the inquiry told AFP on...

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    Several injured in powerful blast at Paris bakery

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on January 13, 2019

    A powerful explosion destroyed a bakery in central Paris on Saturday morning, injuring several people and blowing out dozens of nearby windows after a suspected...

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    Vive la France in Black Africa!

    Ann Garrison | Updated at 12:00am on January 12, 2019

    Most westerners believe that the Rwandan Genocide was the simple story of good and evil told in the hugely successful film ‘Hotel Rwanda’, but there...

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    France’s Vinci in $3.7b swoop on UK’s Gatwick airport

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 08:28pm on December 27, 2018

    France’s Vinci is taking advantage of a Brexit hit to UK asset prices to buy a majority stake in Britain’s second-busiest airport, London’s Gatwick, for...

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    The implications of Macron implosion

    Peter Koenig | Updated at 12:00am on December 26, 2018

    THE ‘Gilets Jaunes’ will not let go. Not even — or especially not — after Macron’s half-hearted, rather cynical and grandstanding concessions of ‘too little...

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