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Strikes in France Ruin Another Summer Tourist Event

The show did not go on at the Avignon Festival on Friday, as theater workers voted for a one-day strike that hits the prestigious arts festival’s …

Ukraine's new defence minister promises Crimea victory

<b>New Ukrainian Defence Minister Valeriy Heletey has promised that the army would retake Crimea, restoring the country's territorial integrity.</b><p>Addressing parliament in Kiev, he said: "There will be a victory parade... in Ukraine's Sevastopol."<p>Russia annexed the peninsula - which has a …

British Council & Pathé archives, now available online

Last month the British Council digitised its collection of 1940s public-information films, more than 100 of which are now available to view on its website. It's an impressive archive, albeit one that pales when measured against the 85,000 newsreel clips – some dating back as far as 1896 – that …

Egyptians hit by drastic rise in fuel price

Egypt raised mainstream fuel prices by up to 78 percent, following on a promise to cut subsidies that eat up nearly a quarter of the government's budget, state news agency MENA reported.<p>The price increases were in effect as of Friday midnight. The decision follows Cabinet approval this week after …

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