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Sep 19, 2011

48 hours in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – The city of glamour, grande cuisine and the ghosts of the guillotined is one of Europe’s most beautiful. Welcoming some 28 million visitors a year, Paris offers everything from some of the most famous museums and restaurants in the world to charming cobblestone alleys and boutiques galore.

Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help visitors get the most out of a visit to the French capital. While 48 hours is not nearly enough for this beloved metropolis, it will whet your appetite for your next visit.

Sep 16, 2011

Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Paris

PARIS, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The city of glamour, grande
cuisine and the ghosts of the guillotined is one of Europe’s
most beautiful. Welcoming some 28 million visitors a year, Paris
offers everything from some of the most famous museums and
restaurants in the world to charming cobblestone alleys and
boutiques galore.

Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help visitors
get the most out of a visit to the French capital. While 48
hours is not nearly enough for this beloved metropolis, it will
whet your appetite for your next visit.

Sep 13, 2011

Exclusive: U.S. in criminal probe of eBay employees

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors have launched a criminal probe into whether eBay Inc employees misappropriated confidential information from classified ad service Craigslist, according to a copy of a grand jury subpoena obtained by Reuters.

The two companies have been feuding for years in civil court over allegations that online giant eBay used its Craigslist board seat to glean confidential information about the classified ad business as eBay prepared to launch a rival service.

Sep 13, 2011

U.S. in criminal probe of eBay employees

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 13 (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors have
launched a criminal probe into whether eBay Inc (EBAY.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
employees misappropriated confidential information from
classified ad service Craigslist, according to a copy of a
grand jury subpoena obtained by Reuters.

The two companies have been feuding for years in civil
court over allegations that online giant eBay used its
Craigslist board seat to glean confidential information about
the classified ad business as eBay prepared to launch a rival
service.

Aug 5, 2011

French duck fat puts gourmet spin on biodiesel

By Alexandria Sage

PARIS (Reuters Life!) – Duck fat has a rich history in French cuisine as the key ingredient in savoury cassoulets and confits, but now industrious farmers are turning the grease into biodiesel and biogas.

A farm cooperative based in St. Aquilin, a rural village in the southwestern region of the Dordogne, is powering a tractor and two other vehicles with biodiesel made from duck fat and hopes to convince others to do the same.

Aug 4, 2011

French court orders probe into IMF’s Lagarde

PARIS (Reuters) – A French court ordered an investigation on Thursday into the role of IMF head Christine Lagarde in a large settlement paid to a businessman friend of President Nicolas Sarkozy when she was finance minister.

The investigation will get under way at once into Lagarde’s alleged complicity in the misuse of public funds in her approval of a 285 million euro ($407 million) arbitration payout to Bernard Tapie in 2008, the court’s prosecutor said.

Aug 4, 2011

French court orders investigation into Lagarde

PARIS (Reuters) – A French court ordered an investigation Thursday into the role of IMF head Christine Lagarde in a large settlement paid to a businessman friend of President Nicolas Sarkozy when she was finance minister.

The investigation will get under way at once into Lagarde’s alleged complicity in the misuse of public funds in her approval of a 285 million euro ($407 million) arbitration payout to Bernard Tapie in 2008, the court’s prosecutor said.

Aug 4, 2011

French court orders Lagarde inquiry

PARIS (Reuters) – A French court ordered an investigation on Thursday into the role of IMF head Christine Lagarde in a large settlement paid to a businessman friend of President Nicolas Sarkozy when she was finance minister.

The investigation will get under way at once into Lagarde’s alleged complicity in the misuse of public funds in her approval of a 285 million euro (249 million pounds) arbitration payout to Bernard Tapie in 2008, the court’s prosecutor said.

Jul 8, 2011

Madame Gres Paris exhibit is ode to draped fashion

PARIS (Reuters) – A pleat is just a pleat — unless, of course, your name was Madame Gres.

For this celebrated couturier, who pleated and draped her way through a half-century career in fashion, the art of meticulously folding fabric over the body to create dramatic sculpted forms elevated craft to art.

Jun 29, 2011

Monaco seeks new golden era with princely wedding

MONACO (Reuters) – Tragedy and scandal have chipped away at the fairy tale principality of Monaco but locals hope a long-awaited wedding between Prince Albert and his South African fiancee will revive a faded gem on the Cote d’Azur.

His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, the 53-year-old ruler of the tiny city-state of Monaco and head of the centuries-old House of Grimaldi, will wed Charlene Wittstock, 33, this weekend in the palace courtyard during a lavish three-day celebration.

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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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