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Mar 18, 2015
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Controversial French comedian found guilty over anti-Charlie Hebdo joke

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(The front page of the satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo entitled “C’est Reparti” (“Here we go again”), is displayed at a kiosk in Nice February 25, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)

A French comedian was found guilty on Wednesday of condoning terrorism by posting a joke on his Facebook account after Islamist attacks in Paris that killed 17 people in January, but escaped a possible jail sentence.

Mar 10, 2015

Beauties in a brasserie for Chanel’s Paris fashion show

PARIS, March 10 (Reuters) – I’ll take a café, a croissant
and a black and ivory silk cocktail dress, s’il vous plait.

Under the soaring glass ceiling of the Grand Palais,
Chanel’s Winter 2015 show was staged in an elaborate pop-up
restaurant, complete with surly Parisian waiters in black
waistcoats and white shirts and a bar serving champagne and
coffee.

Mar 9, 2015

Apple’s watch hasn’t impressed the fashion world

PARIS/NEWYORK (Reuters) – Apple Inc. (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) has made every effort to convince the fashion world that the Apple Watch is the next chic accessory.

Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns became the timepiece’s  highest-profile advocate from the fashion world when she joined CEO Tim Cook onstage in San Francisco on Monday. And the company has made a big publicity push in Paris, giving style heavyweights Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour and model Karlie Kloss an advance preview ahead of a display last fall at the Paris boutique Colette.

Mar 9, 2015

Stella flowing and faux-furry at Paris fashion week

PARIS, March 9 (Reuters) – Loose but tailored, flowing but
structured – Stella McCartney presented a study in contrasts for
her Winter 2015 ready-to-wear show on Monday in Paris in a
collection both supremely luxurious and as relaxed as
sportswear.

McCartney’s affinity for freely moving pieces that skirt the
body without suffocating it found ample expression in the show
at the opulent Opera Garnier, where father Paul McCartney was on
hand, along with Kanye West and Woody Harrelson.

Mar 6, 2015

Lanvin is loved at Paris fashion week

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris fashion week was a Lanvin love-fest this season as designer Alber Elbaz showcased a tassel-laden collection inspired by Morocco and kicked off a retrospective of France’s oldest surviving couture house.

Lanvin’s Winter 2015 ready-to-wear show, which drew a newly blond Kim Kardashian to the front row on Thursday night, was a study in refined chic despite the liberal use of decadent velvets and satins and its pervasive Bohemian spirit.

Mar 4, 2015
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France issues int’l arrest warrants for suspects in 1982 Jewish restaurant attack

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(Jo Goldenberg restaurant in the Marais section of Paris, June 12, 2005/David Monniaux)

A French magistrate has issued international arrest warrants for three men living in Oslo, Ramallah and Jordan, suspected of carrying out an attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris in 1982 that killed six people, a judicial source said.

Feb 13, 2015

German growth vaults expectations, France remains in doldrums

BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) – Germany’s economy grew by a robust 0.7 percent in the last quarter of 2014, well above forecasts, while France continued to wallow, official data showed on Friday.

The revival of Europe’s largest economy followed stagnation over the previous two quarters. It had been expected to expand by 0.3 percent.

Feb 12, 2015

Paris mulling potential 6.2 billion euro bid for 2024 Games

PARIS (Reuters) – The mayor of Paris said the French capital had the “heart” for a potential 2024 Olympics bid but further reflection was needed as a feasibility study put the potential cost at 6.2 billion euros ($7.05 billion).

Paris, still smarting after a loss to London for the 2012 Games, is one of several cities mulling a candidacy for 2024, including Istanbul, Budapest, Berlin and Hamburg. Boston and Rome have already announced their candidacy.

Feb 10, 2015

Ex-IMF head Strauss-Kahn testifies in French sex ring trial

LILLE, France (Reuters) – Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former IMF chief who was tipped to become French president before being accused of sexual assault by a New York maid in 2011, will testify to a criminal court on Tuesday over his alleged role in sex parties with prostitutes.

The allegations that he participated in a French sex ring have dogged the once prominent Socialist ever since criminal charges were dropped against him in the New York case and he settled a civil case with chambermaid Nafissatou Diallo.

Feb 2, 2015

Special Report – For French investors, a Euro Disney nightmare

PARIS (Reuters) – When Edith Zemirou bought Euro Disney stock two decades ago, she expected a decent return and her own small share in Mickey Mouse magic.    In 1989, the Walt Disney Company announced a public share offering of its young European arm. It was the continent’s largest-ever IPO to that point and analysts said Euro Disney stock promised “good long-term returns.”

    Zemirou bought in, and has regretted it ever since. Her original 1992 investment would have lost 95 percent of its value by now. “It’s too bad they didn’t give us paper share certificates,” said the grandmother and former high school principal, who still has 100 shares worth about 3 euros ($3.4)each. “At least we could have framed them, as souvenirs.”

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      "Alexandria covers general news in the busy Paris bureau, focusing on politics, courts, crime and terrorism. When not covering political crises in the French government, criminal investigations, high-profile trials or visits by foreign diplomats, she can be found writing about fashion, culture and style at Paris Fashion Week or the Cannes Film Festival. Before Paris, Alexandria wrote about the business side of the apparel industry and e-commerce in San Francisco and Los Angeles. She has been with Reuters since 2004. Earlier assignments have included the Michael Jackson molestation trial, Louisiana's BP oil spill, marijuana legalization in California and polygamy in ..."
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