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Kim Willsher

Kim Willsher

    France celebrates singer Edith Piaf with exhibition for centenary of her birth
    France celebrates singer Edith Piaf with exhibition for centenary of her birth
    To the French, she was La Môme, the Little Sparrow who warbled her way off the streets of Paris and into international stardom. Edith Piaf had a...
    Charlie Hebdo survivor: 'I didn't want to stare death in the face'
    Charlie Hebdo survivor: 'I didn't want to stare death in the face'
    Sigolène Vinson, a writer at the satirical magazine, has described how she hid as Kalashnikov-toting brothers Chérif and Saïd Kouachi picked off...
    François Hollande insists 'affair' is private
    François Hollande insists 'affair' is private
    François Hollande faced the French and international press this...
    French steel industry goes soft
    French steel industry goes soft
    In a valley lashed by wind and rain in the industrial heartland of northeast France, steelworkers blockading the local foundry see their action as a...
    Trierweiler in it for love, not politics
    Trierweiler in it for love, not politics
    If Francois Hollande becomes president of France, it will be a job he has worked for and hankered after for most of his adult life. If his partner,...
    France warns Twitter users not to 'bugger' the election
    France warns Twitter users not to 'bugger' the election
    Millions of French Twitter and Facebook users have been warned: anyone who tweets or posts the results of exit polls in the first-round vote before...
    Gaddafi's phantom finger found in Sarkozy's presidential pie
    Gaddafi's phantom finger found in Sarkozy's presidential pie
    Damaging new claims have emerged about the funding of Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign and his links with former Libyan leader Muammar...
    Paris goes green with Bluecar
    Paris goes green with Bluecar
    Et voilà! Say bonjour to the electric Bluecar. Hot on the wheels of Paris's self-service bicycle scheme Vélib' comes Autolib, a car-sharing idea...
    Welcome for Baby Doc shows Haitians' desperation
    Welcome for Baby Doc shows Haitians' desperation
    An earthquake, hurricanes, cholera, political crises -- it seemed Haiti's woes could not get worse.
    Pampered players irk some
    Pampered players irk some
    While much of Europe groans under economic hardship, its footballers stand accused of basking in excessive luxury in South Africa.
    Priceless artwork stolen in Nice
    Priceless artwork stolen in Nice
    Armed robbers have stolen four priceless works of art -- including a Monet -- in a brazen daylight raid on a French museum.
    Denim can cost the Earth
    Denim can cost the Earth
    Want to save the planet? Wear your jeans two days a week, wash them every fifth day, and let them dry by themselves. Or better still, don't wash...