Evaeverson Lemos da Silva Brandao leaves a hearing at the French Football Federation over his assault on Thiago Motta
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Bastia’s Brandao sentenced to month in jail for headbutting PSG’s Motta

Bastia striker Brandao has been jailed for a month and fined 20,000 euros for headbutting Paris Saint Germain footballer Thiago Motta after a match in August. Judges considered that the attack was premeditated.

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Arts centre in Pau
20/11/2014 - France

A new literary festival kicks off on Friday in the south western French town of Pau with “happiness” as its inaugural theme.

20/11/2014 - France

Thousands of Beaujolais wine lovers gathered at midnight on Wednesday night in the eastern French home town of Beaujeu to sample the Beaujolais 2014 vintage.

A black felt two-cornered hat belonging to French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte on display at the Osenat auction house in Paris
14/11/2014 - France
Napoleon’s hat will go under the hammer on Saturday.
'Je t'aime moi non plus' record sleeve
11/11/2014 - France - Britain - USA
A letter from Brigitte Bardot asking a record company not to publish her breathless duet with Serge Gainsbourg, Je t’aime moi non plus, is among more than 1,500 letters and writings to be ...
07/11/2014 - France
Luc Besson's Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman, has broken foreign box office records for a French film shown abroad, having been seen by 52.1 million people around the ...
Manitas de Plata in concert, June1983.
06/11/2014 - Farnce

Manitas de Plata, the gypsy guitarist of humble origins feted by Picasso and Dali, who enflamed flamenco-lovers the world over, has died aged 93, his daughter announced on
Thursday.

Ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris, where Sylvie Guillem began
06/11/2014 - France

French ballerina Sylvie Guillem, one of the greatest dancers of her generation, has announced that she is to retire at the end of 2015.

Goncort prize-winner Lydie Salvayre
05/11/2014 - France
Former psychiatrist Lydie Salvaire has won France’s top literary prize, the Goncourt, with Pas pleurer (Don’t Cry) a novel that mixes her mother’s account of the Spanish civil war ...
Yanick Lahens, Paris 3 Nov 2014
03/11/2014 - France - Haiti

An all-woman jury awarded France's prestigious Femina Prize to Haiti's Yanick Lahens on Monday for Bain de lune, a family epic interwoven with the challenges facing her home country.

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