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Antonythasan Jesuthasan in Jacques Audiard's Dheepan
25/05/2015 - SRI LANKA - FRANCE

Sri Lanka government welcomes Cannes prize for Dheepan

Sri Lanka's government has hailed the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or award for Dheepan, a film about the bloody with Tamil Tiger (LTTE) separatists, hoping that it will draw attention to its ...
Journalists at the scene of the murders near Chevaline in the french Alps
25/05/2015 - FRANCE - United Kingdom - Iraq

French ex-foreign legionnaire named as suspect in Alps British-Iraqi murders

A former French foreign legion soldier is named as the prime suspect in the 2012 murder of an Iraqi-born British businessman and his family in the Alps in a book to be published in the UK next week.
Eudoxie Baboul's home town, Sinnamary
25/05/2015 - GUiANA - FRANCE

France's oldest woman lives in Latin America

France's oldest woman, who took the title on the death of her predecessor on 12 May, lives in French Guiana and is matriarch to five generations of her family.
24/05/2015 - France

Man arrested for delaying Bordeaux flight with fake bomb alert

French police have arrested a man who called in a fake bomb threat to the regional airport of Bordeaux-Merignac so that his girlfriend would not miss her flight.

Cate Blanchett, Todd Haynes and Rooney Mara before the screening of Carol at Cannes
24/05/2015 - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015

US film Carol wins Queer Palm at Cannes

A lesbian love story starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara won the independently sponsored 2015 Queer Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival Saturday night.

23/05/2015 - Chess

Arab Elite Chess Tournament to be hosted by Dubai

The third edition of the Arab Elite Chess Championship will kick off 26 May in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai.
Michael Schumacher
23/05/2015 - Formula 1

Formula 1 racing legend said to be recovering

Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher continues to make progress in recovering from a severe head injury, nearly a year-and-half after a skiing accident.

Helio Castroneves and Graham Rahal prepare for practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 14 May 2015
23/05/2015

Indy 500’s 98th edition to open after week of accidents

On Sunday, the Indianapolis 500 race is on. During three hours, 33 competitors will go for the biggest prize in car racing.

French supermarkets must now donate unsold edible foods
22/05/2015 - France

French parliament votes to ban food waste in supermarkets

France’s parliament has voted to ban destruction of unsold food products in big supermarkets, requiring that edible goods be donated to charity or for use as animal feed or farming ...
Xavi Hernandez will join the Qatari side Al Sadd on a two-year contract
21/05/2015 - Football

Xavi confirms Barcelona departure

Barcelona’s star midfielder Xavi Hernandez confirmed Thursday that he will leave Barcelona at the end of the season to join Qatari side Al Sadd.

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