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Associated Press: French minister says Brexit move 'lifts taboo'.

The foreign minister of France says Britain's decision to exit the European Union “has lifted a taboo” against what he called “the irreversibility” of the EU. The post Associated Press: French minister says Brexit move 'lifts taboo' appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Marine Le Pen on why the EU wants Brexit to be painful.

Though the French presidential candidate still thinks Great Britain will negotiate a good deal.

- BBC - UK

A decorated raven bone discovered in Crimea may provide insight into Neanderthal cognition.

The cognitive abilities of Neanderthals are debated, but a raven bone fragment found at the Zaskalnaya VI site in Crimea features two notches that may have been made by Neanderthals intentionally to display a visually consistent pattern, according to a study by Ana Majkic at the Universite de Bordeaux and colleagues, ...

- PhysOrg - NL

What happened today in France's presidential election.

Less than a month to the first round of the French presidential election, the wife of onetime frontrunner Francois Fillon as charged with complicity in his fake jobs scandal and far-right contender Marine Le Pen said the EU was "crumbling".

- TheCitizen - TZ

China, EU 'still committed' to Paris climate deal.

BEIJING/OSLO - Nations led by China and the European Union rallied around a global plan to slow climate change on Wednesday after US President Donald Trump began undoing Obama-era plans for deep cuts in US greenhouse gas emissions.

- BangkokPost - TH

The Latest: French minister says Brexit move 'lifts taboo'.

LONDON — The Latest on Brexit :5:50 p.m.The foreign minister of France says Britain's decision to exit the European Union...

- Townhall.com - US

Officials find the body of a 25-year-old farmer in the stomach of a python.

Officials have found the body of a 25-year-old farmer in the belly of a 23-foot-long python in Indonesia, French news agency AFP reports. The snake was described as "bloated and slithering awkwardly," which tipped off the villagers of Salubiro after Akbar went missing nearby. "We were immediately suspicious that the snake ...

- The Week - US

Former PM Valls endorses Macron for French presidency.

Paris, France, Mar 29 - France's former prime minister Manuel Valls endorsed the presidential bid of centrist Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday, becoming the most high-profile Socialist to back the ex-banker over the party's own nominee. His support was seen as a mixed blessing for Macron, giving him the backing of a leading ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Family of Chinese man killed by Paris police calls for calm.

Paris, France, Mar 28 - The family of a Chinese man shot dead by French police called for calm Wednesday following two nights of violent protests over his killing. Liu Shaoyo was shot on Sunday by a police team that was called to his apartment in northeast Paris over a suspected domestic dispute. The police

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Daughter disputes police account of Paris raid that left father dead.

The daughter of a Chinese man killed in a police raid in Paris says her father "never had a chance" against the officers who broke down their door and shot him.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Britain seeks divorce from European Union.

French President Francois Hollande has warned that Brexit "will be painful for the British".

- Daily Nation - KE

Court declares Security Service phone intercepts inadmissible after no authorisation warrants are produced

A court has declared inadmissible phone intercepts by the Security Service after no authorisation warrants were produced.  The declaration was made by Magistrate Francesco Depasquale in a criminal case instituted against Noel Xuereb and Pierre Mercieca in relation to a contract for IT services at Mater Dei hospital.  In ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Brexit request can be revoked, draft EU Parliament position paper says | Reuters

By Francesco Guarascio | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS The European Parliament said in a draft position paper on Wednesday that Brexit can be revoked.The draft, seen by Reuters on the day that Article 50 on Britain's leaving the European Union was invoked also said there should be transitional arrangements to smooth the divorce but no ...

- Firstpost - IN

2nd night of protests in Paris

TEN people were arrested in a second night of protests in Paris over the killing by police of a Chinese father of five. Around 400 members of the Asian community and supporters of anti-racism groups gathered outside a police station in the northeast of the French capital to again denounce the fatal shooting of Liu Shaoyao ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Nations united as Trump rows back on climate

NATIONS led by China and the European Union yesterday rallied around a global plan to slow climate change after US President Donald Trump began undoing Obama-era plans for deep cuts in US greenhouse gas emissions. Trump’s order on Tuesday, keeping a campaign promise to bolster the US coal industry, strikes at the ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

French artist hatches up a cracking idea

THE French artist who spent a week entombed inside a rock began an even more bizarre feat yesterday — sitting on a dozen eggs until they hatch. Abraham Poincheval aims to become a “human hen” by sitting and laying on the eggs inside a glass case at a Paris modern art museum until the chicks emerge. The ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

The director behind 'The Fifth Element' has waited over a decade to make his latest sci-fi epic

STX EntertainmentDirector Luc Besson has been responsible for some of the most memorable movies ever made, including La Femme Nikita,' Léon: The Professional,' and The Fifth Element,' but this summer he's out with a movie that's been on his mind most of his life. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' is based on the ...

- Business Insider - US

Ryanair Makes Its Case For a Special Brexit Aviation Deal

Ryanair and the aviation industry has every right to be terrified about a post-Brexit future. Given the impending elections in France and Germany the two-year negotiating period doesn't look long enough. -Patrick Whyte

- Skift - US

French efforts to stop Muslim youths turning to extremism flailing

Lawmaker says government rushed moves just to show something,' as France and other EU nations grapple with radicalization

- CBS NEWS - US

Thank Alyssa Mastromonaco for that White House tampon dispenser

Talking to the former White House Deputy Chief of Staff about her new book.In her book, Mastromonaco says she was going over plans for a fundraiser at Paris Fashion Week in 2012, where Kanye West would be, and this photo captures the moment at which she told President Obama she was going to get to the bottom of whether he ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Slain man's daughter disputes police account of Paris raid

The adult daughter of a Chinese man killed in a police raid in Paris says her father never had a chance against the officers who broke down their door and shot him.

- FOX News - US

Paris and London mayors announce scheme to gauge car emissions

PARIS - The mayors of Paris and London announced a new scheme for monitoring emissions from vehicles on Wednesday, aimed at improving air quality in the two capitals.

- Reuters - US

The Paris Climate Treaty Is Already Failing

Shocker! Who could have imagined?

- The American Interest - US

Breaking Glass Takes North American Rights to 'The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis'

Breaking Glass has acquired North American rights to The Long Night of Francisco Santis,' a Cannes hit that established Argentine first-time directors Andrea Testa and Francisco Márquez as emerging talents. Breaking Glass is planning a limited theatrical opening, followed by a VOD and DVD release in the third quarter of ...

- Variety - US

Image of the Day

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet performed routine maintenance outside the space station during his second spacewalk on Friday . Here, Pesquet uses an extended foot restraint to reach the Dextre robotic hand.

- Space.com - US

French Candidate Macron Wins New Supporter: Former PM Valls

French centrist presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has won the backing of Socialist former prime minister Manuel Valls.    Valls said on BFM television Wednesday he will vote for Macron in the two-round presidential vote on April 23 and May 7 "because I think we must take no risk for the Republic".    Valls considers ...

- Voice of America - US

France election: Ex-PM Valls backs Macron for president

Instead of backing his own party's candidate, Manuel Valls throws his weight behind Emmanuel Macron.

- BBC - UK

China calls on US to honour climate commitments

BEIJING, March 29 — China today called on the US to honour its commitments to tackle climate change, after President Donald Trump moved to roll back American emissions targets set by his predecessor Barack Obama. The Paris Agreement was...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Paris arrests after fresh clashes over police killing of Chinese man

PARIS, March 29 — Ten people were arrested in a second night of protests in Paris over the killing by police of a Chinese father of five, an incident that has caused tensions with Beijing. Around 400 members of the Asian community and...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Deulofeu and video technology help Spain tame France

Spain's Gerard Deulofeu scored one and created another but had to share the limelight with the video assistant referee in a 2-0 friendly win over France in Paris on Tuesday.

- BDNews24 - BD

Cannes Film Festival Unveils 70th Edition Poster With Dancing Claudia Cardinale

The 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival kicks off 7 weeks from today, and while speculation continues to swirl around the movies that will make the cut in Official Selection, the fest has just twirled out the Official Poster for the landmark anniversary. Legendary actress Claudia Cardinale graces this year's affiche as ...

- Deadline.com - US

What a Study of French Auditors Shows About Homophobia at Work

Many felt pressure to lie about their personal lives.

- Harvard Business Review - US

Fillon's wife Penelope charged over fake job scandal

The wife of France's conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon was charged Tuesday with complicity in the abuse of public funds in a scandal that has engulfed her husband's campaign.

- The Local - INT

Who is Penelope Fillon, the Welsh woman at the centre of a political scandal in France?

British-born Penelope Kathryn Fillon, the extremely publicity-averse wife of presidential favourite François Fillon, is now at the centre of a scandal in France, dubbed "PenelopeGate". Here's what you need to know about her.

- The Local - INT

Macron earns backing from Valls but vows to 'renew faces' in French politics

France's former prime minister Manuel Valls endorsed the presidential bid of centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday, saying he would vote for him in the election first round on April 23.

- The Local - INT

Dubai princess gifts lakeside French town one million dollars

The small lakeside town of Excenevex, which lies on the border with Switzerland is set to receive a $1 million donation from a Dubai princess.

- The Local - INT

Paris bans sexist ads from billboards around the capital

Paris has said au revoir to all sexist ads on public billboards around the city, following outrage over a "porno chic" fashion campaign.

- The Local - INT

French 'human hen' artist has a crack at hatching eggs

The French artist who recently spent a week entombed inside a rock will attempt an even more bizarre feat on Wednesday - sitting on a dozen eggs until they hatch.

- The Local - INT

France anaesthetist investigated for poisoning patients

The doctor denies poisoning seven patients - two of whom died - between 2008 and 2017.

- BBC - UK

Trump tears down US climate policy, but America could lose out as a result

US President Donald Trump has followed through on his promise to undo Barack Obama's climate policies, signing an executive order to review his predecessor's Clean Power Plan and any other regulations that burden the development or use of domestically produced energy resources'. The move potentially paves the way for the ...

- The Conversation - UK

Paris snubs French-Swiss company over Trump's border wall

The city of Paris on Tuesday dumped French-Swiss group LafargeHolcim as supplier of sand for the makeshift "Paris Plages" beach over the company's readiness to supply cement for US President Donald Trump's controversial border wall.

- The Local - INT

Police killing exposes anguish of France's Chinese community

Chinese immigrants and the Chinese government have reacted angrily to a police killing in Paris that prompted violent street clashes and exposed the fears and frustrations of France's large Asian community.

- France24 - FR

Former Socialist PM Valls backs centrist Macron for French presidency

French former Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Wednesday he would vote for centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron rather than Socialist contender Benoît Hamon, who had trounced him in a left-wing primary earlier this year.

- France24 - FR

French elections, the manufacture of consent

By openly supporting Macron's candidacy, mainstream media in France is failing ethical standards of objectivity.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Paris voted to ban 'sexist and discriminatory' outdoor ads

REUTERS/Charles PlatiauThe Council of Paris – the assembly responsible for governing the city – voted on Tuesday for a new contract for outdoor advertising in the French capital, which includes a ban onany "sexist and discriminatory" ads appearing across the city. The new contract, effective January 1, 2018, calls on ...

- Business Insider - US

China is calling on the US to honor climate commitments after Trump moved to roll back Obama-era regulations

© GETTY/AFP/File George FREYBeijing - China on Wednesday called on the US to honor its commitments to tackle climate change, after President Donald Trump moved to roll back American emissions targets set by his predecessor Barack Obama. "The Paris Agreement was hard-earned. All parties of the international community, ...

- Business Insider - US

World Bank priority gas field in Ghana gets support

French engineering company TechnipFMC said it secured a contract to help develop the Sankofa natural gas field offshore Ghana, a field backed by the World Bank.

- UPI - US

France pledges $2.6 billion for Indonesia as Hollande visits

JAKARTA, Indonesia " France pledged $2.6 billion in investments for Indonesia and affirmed deepening ties with Southeast Asia's biggest economy during a visit Wednesday by President Francois Hollande.Indonesian President Joko...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Paris, London, Seoul to 'grade' cars based on emissions

PARIS " The mayors of Paris, London and Seoul are creating a system to grade vehicles based on their emissions in real-life conditions, after growing uncertainty about automakers' efforts to skirt rules intended to limit pollutants.Meeting...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

French candidate Macron wins new supporter: former PM Valls

PARIS — French centrist presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron has won the backing of Socialist former prime minister Manuel Valls, a...

- Townhall.com - US

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