Agosthino Bareto has stowed away his neon yellow vest and stopped occupying road junctions in protest against the burden of high French taxes. But the garage owner still seethes with anger at the mention of President Emmanuel Macron.
Pope Francis has appointed a fellow Jesuit to be the Vatican’s finance minister, filling a crucial position left vacant for more than two years after Cardinal George Pell left Rome to stand trial on sex abuse charges in his native Australia
Saudi Arabia is intensifying informal talks with the Iran-aligned Houthi movement on a ceasefire in Yemen, sources familiar with the discussions said.
The founder of Cirque de Soleil, Guy Laliberté, was released after being taken into police custody in French Polynesia for growing cannabis, Laliberté's investment firm said on Wednesday.
The alleged militant spent four days stuck between the Turkey and Greece borders.
Busy with a Brexit-focused election campaign, Britain will not nominate a representative for the new European Union executive until after its Dec. 12 vote, leaving the bloc seeking to hedge against any legal challenges arising from going without London.
Drop of 0.1% blamed on pre-Brexit concerns and declines in employment and wages growth
Britain’s shops suffered a surprise downturn in sales ahead of the busy run-up to Christmas after official figures showed a 0.1% drop in October.
City analysts had expected consumers to continue their sequence of month-on-month spending increases with a 0.1% rise, albeit largely built on heavy discounting by retailers.Continue reading...
The country narrowly avoids recession as it struggles with trade conflicts around the world.
Alibaba's Hong Kong listing will not only land it $13.4 billion, it will also garner goodwill from Beijing to help the Chinese e-commerce giant weather the fallout of a damaging trade war.
Advertising group WPP will consider making acquisitions to bolster its capabilities in faster growing segments such as technology and commerce after selling a majority stake in its research arm Kantar, Chief Executive Mark Read said on Thursday.
Qatar Airways has placed a $4 billion jet engine order with CFM International to power its 50 Airbus A321neos.
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Research suggests density of hairdressers in an area – and resulting human hair – affects rate of lost toes
For a long time scientists thought the fact that pigeons in urban environments often lost their toes was due to some form of infection, or was a reaction to chemical pollutants.
But now researchers in France believe they’ve stumbled upon the real culprit: human hair.Continue reading...
The meet-cute is neatly postponed in this entertaining story of two next-door neighbours, both seeing therapists and looking for love
Much like the process of psychotherapy itself, patience is required for results while watching this modestly entertaining slow-burn Parisian romance from Cédric Klapisch, who pulls off a neat trick by bumping the meet-cute to the end of the film.
What happens before his protagonists clap eyes on each other is a kind of emotional spring clean. Both of them, a man and woman in their early 30s, are struggling with anxiety and stress; they find their way to therapy and sift through their secrets and problems, and then, when they are emotionally shipshape … bang! Cupid strikes. It’s a nice idea – but the delay doesn’t do much for dramatic tension, and Klapisch’s shallow observations about loneliness and atomisation in the city don’t help.Continue reading...
Union calls for nationwide demonstrations follow Anas K gesture on poverty
Demonstrations have taken place across French cities in solidarity with a 22-year-old who set himself alight to highlight student poverty.
Unrest erupted at universities after the undergraduate, named only as Anas K, set himself on fire in the city of Lyon on Friday to highlight his financial difficulties and protest at the education policies of Emmanuel Macron.Continue reading...
French cyclist who achieved a record eight podium finishes in the Tour de France but never wore the leader’s yellow jersey
Raymond Poulidor, who has died aged 83, became France’s most popular cycle racer – and arguably its most best-loved sportsman – through his valiant, near-perennial failure to win the country’s national Tour over 15 years between 1962 and 1976, and in spite of the fact that he never wore the race leader’s yellow jersey.
As late as summer 2019, he was still travelling on the Tour, more warmly applauded than any of the current stars, and for the French at least, Poulidor became synonymous even outside cycling with any brave yet unrewarded effort to reach the highest honour.Continue reading...
"The Mandalorian" creator Jon Favreau and cast members debuted the "Star Wars" series on Wednesday at a red-carpet event for fans and promised more surprises following the reveal of an unexpected new character in the first episode.
Dressed in a bright red and blue robe and backed by a local band with an eclectic range of instruments, Helen Epega beats a steel drum as she declaims dramatically to an unseen audience.
Swedish-born Oscar winner Alicia Vikander performs in both English and Japanese in her new movie, thriller "Earthquake Bird", as she immerses herself in 1980s Tokyo.
The Virgin of the Rocks is being presented as a digital experience at London's National Gallery.
The actress discusses her film Last Christmas and why it's "just not helpful" to read her reviews.
Television fans welcomed a new queen on Wednesday as Olivia Colman and other stars of royal drama "The Crown" turned out for the world premiere of the Netflix show's third season.
The 400-year-old painting made its way from the studio of the Florentine master to Cardiff.
Kelly Clarkson's kids made a splash in their debut interview with "Aquaman" star Jason Momoa.
Iris van Herpen combines technology and handicraft to redefine dress. And most of it can go in the washing machine.
In 1975, the psych-folk musician vanished in Santa Rosa, N.M. A new reissue of his self-titled album only deepens the puzzle of his life and career.
In the scintillating third season of the Netflix drama, Olivia Colman becomes Elizabeth, determined to keep calm as the world carries on.
The writers’ conference is changing its aid offerings after attendees raised concerns ranging from sexual harassment to racism to the work cutting into the seminars they came for in the first place.
A new book on Queen Elizabeth II spills some even more surprising style secrets.
Several French theater productions are putting dark spins on everyday events.
Samantha Bee joked that the proceedings will confirm “things we already know,” “Like if, instead of a secret taping operation, Nixon had a TikTok.”
Two-time World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe has been at the forefront of the U.S. national women's team's fight for gender pay equity but the fiery forward has told Reuters she also hopes for more investment in the domestic league and better pay for club players.
Bob and Mike Bryan, the most decorated doubles partnership in tennis history, will retire at the end of next season.
He's made an impressive recovery from career-saving hip surgery, but Andy Murray says he questioned whether he wanted to return to tennis.
After the October blast at Lateiki in the Kingdom of Tonga, a larger island formed over a connected vent in the ocean.
China on Thursday successfully completed a crucial landing test in northern Hebei province ahead of a historic unmanned exploration mission to Mars next year.
Plastic waste from America, collected for recycling, is shipped to Indonesia. Some is burned as fuel by tofu makers, producing deadly chemicals and contaminating food.
China on Thursday successfully completed a lander test in northern Hebei province ahead of an unmanned exploration mission to Mars next year.
About 80 million people with diabetes around the world need the hormone, and half of them can’t afford it. Creating competition could help, the agency said.
Ford Motor Co will start taking reservations for its electric sport utility vehicle, Mustang Mach-E, starting Nov. 17, when the U.S. automaker unveils the vehicle at an event in Los Angeles, the company said on Thursday.
The French government signed on Thursday a three-year cybersecurity pact with eight of the country's leading companies, as major world nations step up security arrangements in the wake of recent high-profile hacking incidents.
“When you drive your collector car you want it to be able to have reliable air conditioning.”
Daimler has recalibrated its expectations about the potential business model from operating fleets of self-driving cars, Chief Executive Ola Kaellenius said on Thursday.
Toray Industries Inc will not produce carbon fiber parts for Mitsubishi Aircraft's SpaceJet because delays to the regional jet program mean the work is unlikely to be profitable, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Thursday.