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Fashion's 'creative genius' Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85

19 Feb 2019

PARIS Haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director at Chanel and an icon of the fashion industry with his extravagant outfits and striking catwalks, has died aged 85.

Enough! French want an end to 'yellow vest' protests

14 Feb 2019

PARIS More than half of French people want the "yellow vests" to end their sometimes violent anti-government protests, with many believing demonstrators still marching through cities each weekend no longer reflect the group's early demands.

Alstom-Arbeiter weinen Siemens keine Träne nach

13 Feb 2019

Belfort Bis vor fünf Jahren war Alstom in Belfort der größte Arbeitgeber. Dann verkaufte der Konzern sein Turbinen-Geschäft an den US-Rivalen General Electric.

Exposure of bullying 'boys club' brings #MeToo to French media

12 Feb 2019

PARIS A secret "boys club" of journalists in France has been accused of harassing women writers and feminists during a near-decade long campaign of online bullying.

Few tears shed by French workers after Macron's Alstom dream is blocked

12 Feb 2019

BELFORT, France After four decades on the production line at French trainmaker Alstom, Claude Gemino had little sympathy for Emmanuel Macron when Brussels scotched the French president's hopes of creating a European rail champion.

French food law will not squeeze household budgets - minister

01 Feb 2019

PARIS France's agriculture minister sought to reassure households that food shopping bills would not jump dramatically as a rise in minimum food prices aimed at raising farmers' incomes came into effect on Friday.

Bill targeting 'yellow vest' 'hooligans' ignites French freedom debate

31 Jan 2019

PARIS French lawmakers have backed a bill banning protesters from hiding their faces during demonstrations, reinforcing President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to push back against violent members of the "yellow vest" movement.

France's 'yellow vests' suffer early European election setback

29 Jan 2019

PARIS France's "yellow vests" suffered the first setback to their ambitions to contest May's European elections after one of 10 candidates and their campaign director quit following a barrage of attacks from within the divided protest movement.

Splits among French 'yellow vests' deepen as some eye EU elections

25 Jan 2019

PARIS A decision by a small group of "yellow vest" protesters to contest May's European Parliament elections has exposed deep splits within their amorphous anti-government movement about whether and how to become a more organised political force.

Hopes fade for football star Sala as rescuers suspend search

23 Jan 2019

LONDON/PARIS Rescuers said there was almost no chance of Premier League football player Emiliano Sala being found alive after a recording emerged of a fearful voice message he apparently sent from his stricken plane before it disappeared over the English Channel.

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