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Suspect device at Manchester United stadium ‘not viable’

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 10:53
Army experts blew up a suspect device at Old Trafford on Sunday after tens of thousands of fans were evacuated ahead of Manchester United's final English Premier League game of the season.

Cannes 2016: a scuzzy road movie and more heartache for Cotillard

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 10:39
The race for the Palme d’Or stumbles with a French tale of sexual urge and unhappy marriage starring the ever-suffering Marion Cotillard, and a visually bold but indulgent non-story of a road movie presented by British director Andrea Arnold.

Egyptians sentenced over deadly 2013 beating of jailed Frenchman

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 09:40
An Egyptian court on Sunday handed down seven-year prison sentences to six men convicted of beating to death jailed Frenchman Eric Lang in 2013.

World’s newest, largest cruise ship leaves French port city

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 09:11
The 120,000-tonne “Harmony of the Seas” on Sunday sailed out of the western French port city of Saint-Nazaire, where it was built following 32 months of construction at the STX France shipyard.

Cannes review: 'Hissein Habre: A Chadian Tragedy'

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 08:41
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's new documentary on Hissène Habré's grim legacy, which premieres at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, is a sober and sobering account of the enduring suffering the Chadian dictator inflicted on his people.

Dozens of police recruits killed in IS group suicide bombing in Yemen

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 07:24
A suicide bomber killed at least 25 new recruits inside a police compound in the southern Yemeni city of Mukalla on Sunday in an attack claimed by Islamic State, medical and security sources said.

French female ex-ministers say 'non' to sexual harassment

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 05:54
A group of 17 former French ministers denounced the systemic sexism and sexual harassment in society, calling for an end to impunity for offenders in a letter published in a weekly newspaper Sunday.

Netanyahu questions France’s impartiality in Israeli-Palestinian peace process

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 03:44
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he told the French foreign minister that Paris's support of a UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem cast doubt on the impartiality of a peace initiative it is promoting.

Ex-London mayor Boris Johnson compares EU to Hitler

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 02:00
Boris Johnson, who is leading the “Out” campaign ahead of Britain’s European Union membership referendum, said in an interview that the bloc was following the path of Adolf Hitler and Napoleon by trying to create a European superstate.

Venezuela’s Maduro threatens to seize closed factories, jail owners

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 00:46
President Nicolas Maduro threatened Saturday to take over idle factories and jail their owners following a decree granting him expanded powers to act in the face of a deep economic crisis.

Ibrahimovic bids ‘adieu’ to Parc des Princes with PSG scoring record

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 23:27
Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed home a minute from time to break Paris Saint-Germain's single-season Ligue 1 scoring record in a 4-0 rout of Nantes on Saturday.

Ukraine’s Jamala wins 2016 Eurovision Song Contest

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 23:03
Ukraine’s Jamala struck a surprise gold in the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with a song “1944” about war-time deportations of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union in one of the most controversial winners in the competition’s history.

Blake Lively shines in Cannes

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 16:03
Blake Lively first shot to international fame thanks to the international TV hit “Gossip Girl”. Her career has exploded since then, spiced up by her movie star glamour and her Hollywood romance with actor-husband Ryan Reynolds. The actress told us more about her new shark film “The Shallows” and being a working mother.

Leaders at Nigeria summit urged to do more in fight against Boko Haram

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 15:06
Regional and Western powers were on Saturday urged to do more to stop the threat from Boko Haram, as the UN voiced concern about the militants' ties to the Islamic State group and threat to African security.

Barcelona seal 24th La Liga title

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 11:38
Barcelona sealed their 24th La Liga title as Luis Suarez took his tally for the season to 59 goals with a hat-trick in a 3-0 win at Granada to hold off Real Madrid’s late-season surge.

German pranksters and killer donuts tickle Cannes Film Festival

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 09:13
Maren Ade has a first shot at the Palme d’Or with a funny and deeply moving father-daughter story in her acclaimed film “Toni Edermann”, while a walk through the Cannes film market reveals a new batch of outrageous horror comedies.

Hollande: Boko Haram ‘still a threat’ despite military gains

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 07:40
Boko Haram remains a threat despite "impressive" military gains against it, French President François Hollande said on Saturday, as regional and Western leaders gathered in Nigeria for talks on the Islamist terror group.

FIFA audit chairman Scala quits in protest at Infantino

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 07:10
FIFA audit and compliance chairman Domenico Scala has resigned in protest against a power grab by President Gianni Infantino over control of independent panels that monitor the scandal-hit soccer body.

Inmates ‘treated like wild animals’ as Belgian prison guards strike

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 06:45
A strike by prison guards in parts of Belgium has led to inmates being “treated like wild animals” as conditions inside jails rapidly deteriorate, a group of intellectuals have warned in an appeal for the authorities to take urgent action.

France cancels rap show at WWI centenary after far-right objects

Sat, 05/14/2016 - 04:06
French authorities have pulled the plug on a popular rap star’s show during war commemorations in the town of Verdun after a clamour of criticism, notably from far-rightists who said the singer’s presence was inappropriate.