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Cancer, chaos, tragedy... French film legend Trintignant reaches for poetry
He is 88, has cancer and has had to endure the rock star who killed his daughter attempt a very public comeback earlier this year.Now Jean-Louis Trintignant, the French acting legend who at 83 had critics...
(Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

HNA exits French tourism group Pierre and Vacances
Pierre and Vacances said Wednesday that the sprawling Chinese conglomerate HNA was no longer a shareholder, marking the end of a two-year partnership that the French tourism group had hoped would help...
(Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

Germany opens negligent homicide probe in Mali Airbus chopper crash
German prosecutors said Wednesday they had opened a probe against three individuals for negligent homicide in the 2017 crash of a German military helicopter in a UN operation in Mali."A case on the suspicion...
(Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

Karl Marx 'Capital' contract makes a mint at Paris auction
A contract signed by Karl Marx for the publication of the French version of "Capital", his ground-breaking study of capitalism, sold at auction in Paris for a record 121,600 euros ($138,145), five times...
(Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

EU drifts toward rocks on populist tide
The European Union faces fresh existential doubts as 2018 comes to a close, with Germany and France gripped by leadership uncertainty and the bloc they anchor facing a rising populist tide.Britain leaves...
(Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

US military probes Niger crash that killed French soldier
The US military is investigating a car crash that killed a French soldier in Niger, including whether alcohol was a factor and whether an American service member was driving, a US official told AFP on...
(Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

Strasbourg killer was jailed in Germany but not known Islamist: officials
The suspect in the deadly shooting attack at a Christmas market in eastern France was jailed for burglary in Germany but was not deemed a potentially dangerous Islamist, German authorities said Wednesday."For...
(Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

Top French court rejects sentences for helping illegal migrants
A top French appeals court on Wednesday overturned the suspended prison terms handed to two activists for helping migrants who entered the country illegally.It was the first such ruling since the Constitutional...
(Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

Air France gets new CEO
Air France on Wednesday appointed a new chief executive, who will have the difficult task of piloting the airline out of difficult relations with its unions that have hobbled its performance.The airline,...
(Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

Cousin of jailed Ukrainian filmmaker accepts EU's Sakharov prize
A cousin of jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov accepted on Wednesday the European Parliament's Sakharov human rights prize on his behalf, saying the director remained committed to winning the release...
(Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0000)