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Elysee plays down opulence of Macron birthday at Loire chateau

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron celebrates his 40th birthday this weekend in the grounds of a former royal palace, in what some opponents called another tactless show of wealth.<p>Rivals have branded former investment banker Macron "president of the rich" for policies such as the …


Donald Trump’s Awful 2017 Handshakes, Ranked

The 45th president had some pretty cringe-worthy handshakes this year—but some were just a little more grimace-inducing than others. Vanity Fair ranks these hand-to-hand interactions.<p><b>Donald Trump</b> has been president for nearly one whole year, a time he has used to, among many other things, work to …

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Brigitte Macron Continues Her Romance with Vuitton

The French First Lady Brigitte Macron enjoys body-skimming clothes. In recent weeks, Macron has donned minidresses from Louis Vuitton and paired tailored jackets from Alexandre Vauthier or Balmain with leggings and leather jeans. Last night at the Grand Palais, Macron, joined by her husband …


7 World Leaders Who Hated on Trump in 2017

For the most part, 2017 has been a rough year for foreign policy. The Trump administration has instituted travel bans for majority Muslim countries, …


Fashion in 2017: the five biggest developments on and off the catwalk, the biggest names, and the creations that caught our eye

<b>1. Fashion’s revolving door policy keeps on going</b><p>The turnover at luxury brands keeps going (it’s a wonder that Karl Lagerfeld is still at the helm of …

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The Week in Pictures: Dec. 1 - 8

Wildfires scorch Southern California, a celebration in Australia, a panda gets a name and more of the best pictures of the week.

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France's Outrageously Cute Panda Cub Now Has a Name

The United Kingdom is celebrating the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but another European country has a — dare we say it — more …

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23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

Here are the most moving and breathtaking pictures from the past week.

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Brigitte Macron: France’s most popular first lady ever?

France's first baby panda has a name: Yuan Meng was named by his “godmother” Brigitte Macron this week at a ceremony held at the Beauval Zoo, south of Paris. Also, Laurent Wauquiez, the protégé of former president Nicolas Sarkozy, is favorite in the running for the leadership role of French Party …


Grumpy baby panda takes a swipe at France’s first lady

<b>France’s first baby panda really could not be bothered for his big introduction.</b><p>Yuan Meng took a swipe at first lady Brigitte Macron during a naming …


Brigitte Macron gets a fright as she baptises growling baby panda

Named "godmother" to France's first panda cub in August, French First Lady Brigitte Macron helped baptise her fluffy charge on Monday in one of her most high-profile outings since her husband's election.<p>The male cub was the first ever born in France where its mother has been on loan from China …


Brigitte Macron Steps Out in Her Boldest Look Yet

Brigitte Macron visited the Beauval zoo earlier today to name the new panda cub, Yuan Meng, in Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher. And the French First Lady relied upon a familiar ensemble to mark the occasion. Macron dressed in a tailored topper, slick blazer, and skinny trousers, but instead of jeans or …


Carla Bruni interview: Missing the Elysée, moi?

Anyway, she had her revenge shortly afterwards, setting the record straight in a Vanity Fair interview. Then “he sent me a little note, ‘How can you …

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Evening Brief: Back-up plans and riled up bears

<b>Tonight’s Evening Brief is brought to you by The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC). In the New Year, the MHCC will continue to support the</b> …


10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:<p>1. HIGH COURT RULES ON TRAVEL BAN<p>The Supreme Court allows the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to U.S. by residents of six mostly Muslim countries, though challenges to the …

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Brigitte Macron names France's first baby panda

Brigitte Macron got a shock when she went to name the first panda born in France.<p>The wife of the French president is also the panda's "godmother".<p>In a speech, she later said France had been "proud and happy" to host the pandas from China and that the cub was a symbol of the countries' historic ties.


Brigitte Macron Wears Balmain for World AIDS Day in France

Brigitte Macron joined her husband Emmanuel Macron in raising awareness for World AIDS day yesterday, visiting a hospital in Saint-Denis, France. The First Lady donned a Balmain tweed jacket, a marked departure from the modish Louis Vuitton minidresses that she has relied upon for public appearance …


France’s baby panda gets a fitting name, announced by first lady Brigitte Macron

France’s first baby panda has a name four months after his birth.<p>Chinese dignitaries and French first lady Brigitte Macron chose Yuan Meng, which …

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French teacher handed suspended sentence for sleeping with 14-year old pupil as Emmanuel Macron vows change to underage sex rules

A school teacher in France was handed a suspended sentence for sleeping with a 14-year-old pupil yesterday as the country grapples with changing the rules on underage sex.<p>The relatively lenient verdict - the prosecutor had asked for a prison term of five years in prison, two suspended - came two …

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Teacher who had 'affair' with 14-yr-old pupil avoids jail

Fontainebleau, France - A French teacher was handed a suspended jail sentence Monday for having sex with a 14-year-old pupil, the latest of several …


Teacher to be tried for sex with pupil aged 14

PARIS: A 31-year-old French teacher will go on trial Monday for sex with an underage pupil after being dragged to a police station by the girl’s …


French teacher avoids jail in underage sex case

FONTAINEBLEAU, France: A French teacher was handed a suspended jail sentence Monday (Nov 27) for having sex with a 14-year-old pupil, the latest of …


French teacher to be tried for sex with pupil aged 14

PARIS: A 31-year-old French teacher will go on trial Monday (Nov 26) for sex with an underage pupil after being dragged to a police station by the …

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On-the-spot fines for catcalling women in France

by AURELIEN BREEDEN<p>Calling French society "sick with sexism," President Emmanuel Macron said that promoting gender equality and combating violence …


France's Macron vows to combat 'shameful' violence against women

French President Emmanuel Macron (C), his wife Brigitte Macron and French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe arrive for the International Day for the …

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France to tackle violence on women; Italy grapples with same

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday launched an initiative to combat violence and harassment against women in France, aiming to erase a sense of shame that breeds silence among victims and changing what he said is the country's sexist culture.<p>In a nearly hour-long speech at …


France: Macron outlines plan tackling violence against women

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron has announced an initiative to address violence and harassment against women in France, with plans aimed at erasing the sense of shame that breeds silence among victims and changing France's sexist culture.<p>In a speech on Saturday marking the International Day …

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Lebanon's premier Hariri suspends resignation after return to Beirut

Lebanon’s prime minister has said he will not immediately leave his post after announcing his shock resignation more than two weeks ago in Saudi Arabia.<p>Saad Hariri landed back in Beirut on Wednesday after more than 17 days away, in time to take part in Lebanon’s independence day …

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Da Vinci in the Desert

Women walking outside the Louvre Abu Dhabi on Nov. 11.Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images The Louvre Abu Dhabi sits on one corner of an island called …

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‘Society is sick with sexism’: French President Emmanuel Macron announces new measures to confront violence against women

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday proposed a raft of measures to combat “horrific and shameful” violence against women, as leaders and …

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