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Year in Provence author Peter Mayle dies, aged 78

Author Peter Mayle, who wrote A Year in Provence, has died aged 78, his publisher has said. The 1989 international bestselling book, which chronicled Mayle's move from England to France, was turned into a TV series and inspired a 2006 film. He wrote follow-ups Toujours Provence and Encore Provence,

BBC - 2018-01-19 01:06:09

France's 'black widow' jailed for 22 years after killing two elderly men

A French woman nicknamed the "Black Widow of the Cote d'Azur" has been jailed for 22 years for the murder of two elderly men. Patricia Dagorn was described as a "perverse narcissist" who was "venal and unscrupulous" in the Nice court where she was accused of killing two men she had seduced, and pois

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-18 22:59:45

British PM May says honored by French loan of Bayeux Tapestry

SANDHURST, England (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday she was honored that France will lend Britain the Bayeux Tapestry, an 11th century treasure that tells the story of William the Conqueror's invasion of England in 1066. "Our shared history is reflected in the loan of

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 19:11:06

What if H.R. McMaster Is Right About North Korea?

In the increasingly urgent, dramatic debate about the North Korean nuclear threat, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster stands out in the Trump administration as the strongest advocate of a hawkish position. But where do H.R. McMaster's views on North Korea really come from? Why, to pose a questi

THE ATLANTIC - 2018-01-18 19:47:28

'Be my guest' - France's Macron spells out reasons for Britain to stay in EU

SANDHURST, England (Reuters) - "Be my guest," French President Emmanuel Macron told Britain on Thursday, saying he would welcome any move by Prime Minister Theresa May to stay in the European Union's single market. But he added a warning - London's prized financial centre could not enjoy the same l

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 20:52:00

Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence, dies aged 78

Peter Mayle, the British author known for his books set in Provence, France, has died. Publisher Alfred A Knopf announced on Thursday that Mayle died in a hospital near his home in the south of France. He was 78, and died after a brief illness. Mayle's dozens of books included the best-selling A Yea

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-18 21:52:00

Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell reunite in epic fashion for Louis Vuitton show

Louis Vuitton's Spring 2018 show ended in epic fashion when two of the most iconic names in fashion -- Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell -- walked down the runway for the first time in years. Of course, madness ensued. The crowd went wild as everyone pulled out their phones and cameras to capture the epi

AOL CORP - 2018-01-18 19:13:05

Crude, Yes, but Not Like Weinstein: French Man Sues MeToo Accuser

Sandra Muller, a French journalist working in New York, started the hashtag BalanceTonPorc, or ExposeYourPig, last October.Credit Angela Weiss/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images PARIS - The journalist who started France's equivalent of the MeToo social media campaign against sexual harassment is b

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-18 20:32:55

If Theresa May enjoyed meeting the French president, she didn't show it

French president Emmanuel Macron and UK prime minister Theresa May during a press conference at Sandhurst. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA The timings could have been better. After lunch of dead duck - No 10 really should rethink its menus - in The Royal Oak gastropub near Maidenhead owned by Sir M

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-18 21:30:10

Pushback against authoritarian populism is working, human rights group says

Human Rights Watch: The rise of authoritarian populism seems "less inevitable than it did a year ago" Annual report is critical of China, Russia, US

CNN - 2018-01-18 20:16:31

France, Germany want joint eurozone reform position by June: Le Maire

PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany want to reach a joint position on euro zone reform, including tax convergence, capital markets and the banking union, between March and June this year, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday. Speaking after talks with his German counterpart in P

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 16:37:04

Brigitte Bardot unloads on 'hypocritical' #MeToo crusade

'60s sex symbol Brigitte Bardot is speaking out against the growing #MeToo movement, calling Hollywood's involvement "hypocritical" and "ridiculous." Bardot got candid in her interview with French magazine Paris Match, asserting that Hollywood actresses have a long history of using their sexuality t

AOL CORP - 2018-01-18 15:24:29

Don’t fixate on a second Brexit vote. Focus instead on trade

Simon Jenkins Of course it's possible to change our minds in a democracy. But we have to be realistic about what can and can't be achieved 'Two years ago, MPs voted 544 to 53 for a referendum. A year ago they voted 498 to 114 to honour that pledge ... a YouGov poll last year showed just 14% wanti

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-18 18:30:01

France Wants Joint Banking-Union Proposals With Germany in March

France and Germany aim to put forward joint proposals in March for completing Europe's union on bank regulation and capital markets, as well as a common corporate tax base, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday. The idea would then be to expand the agreement to all euro-area states by

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-18 18:46:48

Britain and France Discuss Deals to Limit Brexit Fallout

LONDON - President Emmanuel Macron of France arrived in Britain on Thursday for discussions with Prime Minister Theresa May on security, defense and cultural links, as the two nations sought to protect critical areas of cooperation from the inevitable fallout as British withdraws from the European U

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-18 16:38:17

Brigitte Macron, her teenage pupil and the making of the President of France

Just as furore over Michael Wolf's Fire and Fury - an expose of Trump's White House - had started to die down, another biography hits the shelves to keep the tongues wagging. This time, the focus has shifted from Washington to the small French town of Amiens. The subject not a President, but a presi

TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-18 18:24:00

Brigitte and Emmanuel Macron treated 'like plague victims' after meeting when he was a teen, says new biography

Brigitte Macron met her future husband Emmanuel when he was a teenager and was shunned by friends when they eventually formed a relationship, the first unofficial biography of the First Lady has revealed. Even before its release this week, Brigitte Macron, l'affranchie (Brigitte Macron, the Unfetter

TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-18 16:25:00

'Sandhurst Treaty': Britain and France agree new deal on border security

Ian Langsdon/Pool/AFP | British Home Secretary Amber Rudd and French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb sign border security accords as Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May look on at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on January 18, 2018. Britain and France on Thursday signed a new deal to boost borde

FRANCE 24 - 2018-01-18 18:59:13

With Emmanuel Macron, France is having its Tony Blair moment

The man who changed the world's view of France, Emmanuel Macron, has a lot in common with Blair What a difference two Channel-hopping decades make. When 44-year-old Tony Blair won the 1997 election, we in France bought into Cool Britannia in a big way. Our President, Jacques Chirac, then 65, had fi

TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-18 15:56:00

Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron dine at pub owned by Sir Michael Parkinson ahead of Anglo French summit

Theresa May chose a traditional 17th century English pub owned by Sir Michael Parkinson to entertain Emmanuel Macron - with a Masterchef winner cooking their lunch. The pair enjoyed a meal at the Royal Oak, Paley Street, in the village of Littlefield Green, just eight miles from the Prime Minister's

TELEGRAPH - 2018-01-18 15:23:00