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Mark Karpèles, former head of Tokyo-based MtGox, is being held and questioned by Japanese authorities
21/08/2015 - Japan - France

French head of failed Bitcoin exchange faces theft charges in Japan

The French former head of major Bitcoin exchange MtGox faces fresh criminal charges in Tokyo over allegations he stole money from clients before the exchange collapsed last year.


French press review 6 August 2015

The inauguration of the expanded Suez Canal opens a new era in global trade, and Americans feel no remorse 70 years after the Hiroshima nuclear bomb that ended World War II.


French press review 5 August 2015

Egypt is amid a huge PR operation, as world leaders troop to Suez for the inauguration of the expanded Canal.
Jules Bianchi died at a hospital in Nice nine months after his accident at the Japanese Grand Prix
18/07/2015 - France

French F1 driver Jules Bianchi dies from crash injuries

French Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi died Friday night at a hospital in Nice near his parents' home, nine months after suffering from a head injury in a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Aya Miama struck Japan's first goal against England from teh penalty spot.
02/07/2015 - football

Japan defeat England to reach women's football World Cup final

Japan advanced to their second consecutive women's football World Cup final on Thursday, following a 2-1 victory over surprise semi-finalists England in Edmonton.
Coach Mark Sampson has guided England to their first semi-final at the Women's World Cup.
28/06/2015 - football

England end Canada's World Cup dream

England advanced to the semi-final of the World Cup for the first time after beating hosts Canada 2-1.
Tyson Gay will compete in his first World Championships since 2011.
27/06/2015 - athletics

Gay's wisdom sees off young pretenders on his road to redemption

Tyson Gay claimed experience was the key to his victory on Friday night in the US trials for the World Championships in Beijing in August.
Magnus Carlsen (right) scored a win in the eight round of the Norway Chess tournament on Wednesday
25/06/2015 - Chess

Norway chess tournament goes down to the wire

This year's Norway chess tournament was thrown open following Wednesday’s matches that saw Viswanathan Anand narrow overnight leader Veselin Topalov's lead to just half a point.
Reviving the lost art of classical improvisation
18/06/2015 - World music matters

Reviving the lost art of classical improvisation

US-Japanese classical pianist Alexander Kato-Willis is the only person since Beethoven to give a full recital of improvised music "making up every note on the spot for the sake of the ...
Ong Keng Sen's Lear Dreaming mixes Asian traditions and modern style
17/06/2015 - Culture in France

Ong Keng Sen's Lear Dreaming mixes Asian traditions and modern style

King Lear wears different robes but is just as blind in Ong Keng Sen's multi-cultural stage play which condenses one of William Shakespeare's most famous,and most internationally appreciated ...