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FRANCE: Fifth-century tomb containing Greek, Etruscan relics found in eastern France

2015-03-05
0 French archaeologists have unearthed an iron-age tomb dating back to the fifth century BC containing Greek and Etruscan objects showing that the local Celtic prince traded with the cities of the Mediterranean. The head of the river god Acheolos on the wine kettle discovered at Landau, east France © Denis Gliksman, Inrap Standard

INTERVIEW: FRANCE - IRAN: Obama must stand up to ‘extremists” over nuclear talks, Iran vice-president

2015-03-05
0 US President Barack Obama must stand up to “extremists” who oppose a deal over Iran’s nuclear capacity, Iranian vice-president Massoumeh Ebtekar told RFI this week. There is little opposition in her to negotiations in her own country, she said. Iranian Vice-President Massoumeh Ebtekar AFP Standard

FRANCE - SYRIA - IRAN: Assad not credible partner in fighting IS, Hollande at meeting with Syrian opposition chief

2015-03-05
0 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is not a “credible” partner in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) armed group, French President François Hollande said Thursday after meeting a Syrian opposition leader. Iran’s ambassador called for France to adopt a “more realistic” approach to fighting IS. French President Francois Hollande (R) with Syrian opposition leader Khaled Khoja at the Elysée Palace in Paris Reuters/Philippe Wojazer Standard

FRANCE - LUXEMBOURG - EUROPEAN UNION: France ordered to raise VAT on e-books

2015-03-05
0 France has been ordered to raise sales tax on e-books from 5.5 per cent to 20 per cent. The European Union’s top court also ordered Luxembourg to raise its VAT, arguing that the lower rate on e-books was unfair competition with other member states. A Kindle, you'll have to pay 20 per cent VAt to read books on it now Flickr/Creative Commons/alienratt Standard

: French press review 5 March 2015

2015-03-05
0 China's growth slows. Nuclear giant Areva loses billions and there's debate about the reasons and who should foot the bill. Iran joins Iraq in fighting the Islamic State armed group and there are questions about whether that's good news. Standard

FRANCE: Dieudonné DVD banned for anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial

2015-03-05
0 A Paris court has banned the sale of a DVD of a show by controversial stand-up comedian Dieudonné on the grounds that it is anti-Semitic, condones the Holocaust and condones “collaboration with the enemy”. Dieudonné M'Bala M'bala leaves the Paris court on Wednesday AFP Standard

FRANCE - UNITED STATES: Court to rule that Facebook can be judged in France in vagina painting case

2015-03-05
0 A Paris court was to rule on Thursday on whether US-based social-media site Facebook is answerable to French law. The case was brought by a user whose account was blocked because he posted an image of a 19th-century painting depicting a vagina. The Origin of the World, 1866, by Gustave Courbet Wikimedia Commons Standard

FRANCE - MIDDLE EAST: French judge issues arrest warrants over 1982 Palestinian attack on Paris Jewish restaurant

2015-03-04
0 A French anti-terror judge has issued international arrest warrants for three suspects in France’s most deadly anti-Semitic attack since World War II 32 years acter the event. The move comes less than two months after the murder and hostage-taking in a Paris kosher supermarket that followed the Charlie Hebdo attack. The scene after tha attack in the rue des Rosiers in 1982 AFP Standard

FRANCE - RUSSIA - KAZAKHSTAN: French appeal court backs extradition for Kazakh oligarch Ablyazov

2015-03-04
0 France’s top appeals court has rejected an appeal against extradition by Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, an opponent of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, opening the way to his being sent to Russia or Ukraine. Mukhtar Ablyazov presstv.ir Standard

US - IRAN - FRANCE: Kerry to discuss Iran nuclear talks with Fabius, British, German FMs in Paris on Saturday

2015-03-04
0 US Secretary of State John Kerry is to discuss negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme with the French, British and German foreign affairs ministers in Paris on Saturday, a US official said on Wednesday. US Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif (R) in Montreux on Monday Reuters/Evan Vucci/Pool Standard

FRANCE - EUROPE: France ruled in breach of rights treaty on smacking children

2015-03-04
0 The Council of Europe has ruled that France is in violation of a European rights treaty because it has not completely banned the smacking of children. The Strasbourg-based body says France’s law on corporal punishment of minors is not "sufficiently clear, binding and precise". The Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg Conseil de l'Europe/Ellen Wuibaux Standard

: French press review 4 March 2015

2015-03-04
0 War boosts illegal immigration to Europe. There are varied reactions to Benjamin Netanyahu's speed to the US Congress. And French MPs want to tighten up the law on racist hate-speech. Standard

FRANCE: Job cuts in pipeline as French nuclear giant Areva posts record losses

2015-03-04
0 French nuclear giant Areva suffered record losses of 4.8 billion euros in 2014, it confirmed on Wednesday. Bosses said job cuts were possible but said they would try to avoid compulsory lay-offs. Areva's headquarters in Paris's La Défense business district Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes Standard

FRANCE: France pledges to track down and punish mystery drone flyers

2015-03-04
0 France’s government on Wednesday swore it would find and punish those responsible for drone flights over Paris and several nuclear power stations, following about 10 flights over the capital on Tuesday night. The Invalides, which has been overflown by drones repeatedly, and the Arc de Triomphe in Paris Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes Standard

FRANCE : French farmers square off with protesters at contested dam project

2015-03-03
0 Tensions were high at a controversial dam project near Sivens in southern France on Tuesday as farmers in favour of the project blocked activists from entering the site ahead of a crucial meeting on Friday.   A protester pays tribute to the memory of Rémi Fraisse at Sivens in October 2014. Reuters/Regis Duvignau Standard

When in Paris: Kim Kardashian goes platinum for Fashion Week

2015-03-05
2015 in Paris, France. Kim Kardashian leaves Balmain's ready-to-wear Fall-Winter 2015/2016 fashion collection, part of the Paris Fashion Week, Thursday March 5, 2015 in Paris, France. U.S singer Solange Knowles leaves Carven's ready-to-wear fall-winter ...

When in Paris: Kim Kardashian and Jared Leto go platinum

2015-03-05
U.S actress and singer Solange Knowles, center, laughs as she attends Carven's fall-winter 2015-2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection as part of the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France, Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)The Associated Press

When in Paris: Kim Kardashian and Jared Leto go platinum for Fashion Week

2015-03-05
Paris, France, Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)" PARIS - Kim Kardashian made a fashion statement of her own at Balmain's show Thursday, showing off newly platinum locks. But the reality star wasn't the only one proving her blond ambition ...

Human rights body scolds France for allowing spanking

2015-03-04
Paris — Scolding France like a wayward child, Europe's top human rights body says French laws aren't clear enough that spanking is a big no-no. The 47-member Council of Europe said Wednesday that France is violating the European social charter because ...

Kim Kardashian dyes hair platinum blond, shows off new look in Paris

2015-03-05
Kim Kardashian has gone platinum! The 34-year-old reality starlet was spotted rocking bleached blond tresses in Paris, France Thursday just ahead of fashion week. When Kardashian first arrived to the City of Light she attempted to keep her dramatic new ...

So late Solange holds up Paris Fashion Week

2015-03-05
in Paris, France, Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) PARIS (AP) — Solange Knowles had top fashion editors grumpily peering at their watches at Carven's morning show — sauntering in 30 minutes late Thursday. The stylish U.S. singer's ...

France Televisions Inks Deal With Universal: Report

2015-03-04
PARIS– French pubcaster France Televisions has inked a first look deal with Universal, according to Gaul’s news website BFMTV. Under the deal, France Televisions, which operates five free-to-air channels, has a first look right on new series produced ...

J Crew Opens Latest International Store in Paris

2015-03-05
March 5 -- On “Movers & Shakers,” Bloomberg’s Betty Liu reports on J Crew CEO Mickey Drexler discusses the company’s expansion in Paris, France on “In The Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg) 58:16 - Feb. 12 -- Russia and Ukraine have agreed to a cease ...

France uses food to lure you to Paris

2015-03-04
The French Consulate in Vancouver is investing to encourage British Columbians to vacation in France by helping to host a dinner at Le Crocodile in the lead-up to Air France launching new scheduled nonstop flights between Vancouver and Paris later this month.

Kim Kardashian Divorce: Kris Jenner Distracts Kanye West In Paris With North West – Kim Proceeds With Break-Up (Photos)

2015-03-04
Kanye West arrives at the Gare du Nord train station in Paris, France with his daughter North and his mother-in-law Kris Jenner on March 4, 2015. The family is in town to take in Paris Fashion Week. FameFlynet