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Corsica refuses to drop burkini ban, becomes the third French town to do so
Corsica refuses to drop burkini ban, becomes the third French town to do so
A Corsican seaside resort has become the third French town to ban full-body swimsuits worn by some Muslim women after scuffles on the beach.
Jewels worth $53m stolen in Cannes
Jewels worth $53m stolen in Cannes
Authorities said the hold-up took place in broad daylight at the Carlton Hotel on the promenade in Cannes, famous for its annual film festival that...
First glimpse at 'kick-ass' Mandela biopic
First glimpse at 'kick-ass' Mandela biopic
Award-winning English actor Idris Elba, from American Gangster and The Wire fame, featured on the poster of director Justin...
Love or loathe criticism marks Cannes's top prize entries
Love or loathe criticism marks Cannes's top prize entries
Japanese director Takashi Miike got the final week of the Cannes film festival off to an explosive start on Monday, with big budget cop thriller...
Chinese pandas travel to France for ten-year stay
Chinese pandas travel to France for ten-year stay
Two Chinese pandas landed in Paris on Sunday for a new life in a French zoo in a loan sealed after years of top-level negotiations between China...
Lars von Trier at Cannes 'sympathises' with Hitler
Lars von Trier at Cannes 'sympathises' with Hitler
Danish director Lars von Trier said Wednesday he sympathised "a little bit" with Adolf Hitler when asked about his German roots at the Cannes film...
This year's Cannes line-up: A festival hall of fame
This year's Cannes line-up: A festival hall of fame
It could be the script for a high-concept Hollywood blockbuster. Down on the Riviera, the Cannes film festival is braced for its bloodiest year in...
French push to tighten EU borders
French push to tighten EU borders
France this week jolted Europe into establishing common policies on immigration, refugees and asylum, unveiling a European immigration pact as its...
Cannes's late surprise
Cannes's late surprise
In 1987 France won the Palme d'Or with Under the Sun of Satan by Maurice Pialat, the story of a possessed priest set in 1926 rural France....
Indy goes old-school
Indy goes old-school
While a frenzy was building amid the sea of fans massed to glimpse Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford and the rest of the stars at the world premiere...
Emotional Cannes triumph for French classroom film
Emotional Cannes triumph for French classroom film
The director of Entre les Murs, the French classroom drama that won the main Cannes film prize said on Sunday he had been deeply moved by...
Cannes critics cool as film competition nears end
Cannes critics cool as film competition nears end
A lack of memorable movies mean the 2008 Cannes film festival is unlikely to live long in the minds of many critics, who argue that after a solid...

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