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    L’Oreal sales recover from pandemic

    | Updated at 11:33pm on April 16, 2021

    Quarterly sales by the French cosmetics group L’Oreal exceeded their pre-pandemic levels for the first time in the first three months of this year, according...

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    World’s priciest painting may be a Leonardo after all

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:52pm on April 12, 2021

    The world’s most expensive painting, the ‘Salvator Mundi’, may be the work of Leonardo da Vinci after all, with several media reports contradicting doubts raised...

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    UN temporarily halts evacuation flights in north Mozambique

    Agence France-Presse . Pemba | Updated at 12:29am on April 05, 2021

    The UN agency World Food Programme said Saturday it has suspended evacuation flights from northern Mozambique’s Afungi peninsula over security concerns, a day after French...

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    French theatres occupied as protesters demand reopening

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:40pm on March 10, 2021

    French protesters occupied three national theatres on Wednesday to demand an end to the ban on cultural activities imposed due to the pandemic as frustration...

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    Sarkozy convicted for corruption

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:21pm on March 01, 2021

    Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty of corruption on Monday and handed a three-year prison sentence after a court in Paris convicted him...

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    Gerard Depardieu charged with rape

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:47pm on February 24, 2021

    French film giant Gerard Depardieu has been charged with rape and sexual assault, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday, the latest in a string...

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    Lawrence of Arabia’s motorcycle makes French comeback

    Agence France-Presse . Saint-Jean | Updated at 11:08pm on February 08, 2021

    Brough motorcycles, favourites of the writer, spy and gentleman adventurer T.E. Lawrence, are making a comeback -- not in their former home in England, but...

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    French government warns restaurants after secret openings

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:25pm on February 01, 2021

    French finance minister Bruno Le Maire warned restaurant owners Monday they risked losing COVID-19 financial aid if they open in defiance of the pandemic shutdown,...

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    Lotus looks to an electric future with Alpine deal

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:33pm on January 20, 2021

    A co-operation deal between British sports car maker Lotus and Alpine, owned by French giant Renault, is driven by a need to share supply chains...

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    19th Dhaka International Film Festival begins

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 10:58pm on January 16, 2021

    The 19th Dhaka International Film Festival began on Saturday with the screening of Suzanne Lindon-directed French film Spring Blossom. The inaugural ceremony of the event...