Back to his roots: Hockney landscapes adorn Van Gogh Museum

Entertainment 02/27/19, 11:54

A new exhibition at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum highlights the influences of the tormented Dutch master on the later landscape works of one of the world's greatest living artists, David Hockney.The exhibition "Hockney - Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature" opens Friday and runs through May 26. It features both ...

Lanvin makes a comeback at designer’s debut show in Paris

Entertainment 02/27/19, 11:51

After several years in the creative wilderness, Lanvin is back on form.There was a palpable sense of relief — as well as praise — as noisy applause erupted at the end of the French couture house's catwalk show Wednesday, a debut from Bruno Sialelli, Lanvin's fourth designer in four years.Some ...

Air France-KLM: Macron wants clarification from Dutch state

Europe 02/27/19, 10:13

French President Emmanuel Macron says the Dutch government must clarify why it bought more than 12 percent of shares in the holding company for the Air France-KLM airline alliance.Speaking at a news conference in Paris, Macron said the French government hadn't been informed ahead of time of the Dutch move. ...

Dellacamera, Wagner Fox’s lead team for Women’s World Cup

Sports 02/27/19, 09:28

JP Dellacamera and former U.S. midfielder Aly Wagner will be Fox's lead broadcast team for the Women's World Cup.Making its announcement 100 days before the tournament opens June 7 with a matchup of France and South Korea, Fox said Wednesday that 22 matches will be broadcast on the main Fox ...

Macron, Merkel to hold talks on Brexit and other EU issues

Europe 02/27/19, 05:33

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading to Paris to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss Brexit, relations with the United States and other European issues.Wednesday's meeting comes one day after British Prime Minister Theresa May said Parliament would get the chance to vote to delay Britain's scheduled March ...

The Women’s World Cup is 100 days out

Sports 02/27/19, 02:16

The Women's World Cup countdown has begun in earnest.Wednesday marks 100 days until kickoff for the game's biggest tournament, opening on June 7 in Paris. The 24-team event will be played at nine stadiums in France over the course of a month, with the final set for July 7 in ...

France criticized for its handling of yellow vest crisis

Europe 02/26/19, 04:03

A top European official is criticizing French authorities for their handling of the anti-government protests that have rocked the country in recent months, urging them to "show more respect for human rights."Following a visit to Paris last month, Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic wrote a memorandum released ...

France: Lack of evidence for rape claim against Luc Besson

Entertainment 02/25/19, 12:14

The Paris prosecutor's office says an investigation failed to turn up evidence to support a woman's rape allegation against filmmaker Luc Besson and the case has been dropped.The woman filed a complaint in May 2018 accusing the 59-year-old director of drugging and raping her at Le Bristol Paris hotel.The prosecutor's ...

Iraq’s president in Paris; will discuss French IS detainees

Europe 02/25/19, 07:53

Iraq's president is on a two-day visit to France with a focus on the country's security and the fight against the Islamic State group in the region.Barham Saleh has a working lunch Monday with French President Emmanuel Macron, followed by a joint news conference. They are expected to discuss the ...

French yellow vest protesters seek momentum on 15th week

Europe 02/23/19, 08:34

Yellow vest protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday for a 15th straight weekend of demonstrations, trying to re-energize supporters while tamping down on the violence and anti-Semitism in the movement's ranks.Hundreds gathered at the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris for a march through well-off neighborhoods to ...

Macron visits French farm fair amid rural anger, decline

Europe 02/23/19, 04:29

President Emmanuel Macron pledged Saturday to protect European farming standards and culinary traditions threatened by aggressive foreign trade practices that see food as a "product like any other."Macron's speech at his country's premier agriculture fair was aimed at assuaging French farmers' anger at government policies seen as favoring urban elites ...

Hundreds of students march in Paris for climate action

Europe 02/22/19, 09:59

Hundreds of French students have taken to the streets of Paris to call for more action to fight climate change, one day after a similar march in Brussels.Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl who is being hailed as her generation's voice on climate change, joined the Paris march Friday.Young protesters ...

Get hip to this: Paris wants Olympic debut for breakdance

Sports 02/21/19, 10:03

From the streets of New York to the Olympic podium: Breakdancing's conquest of the globe seemingly knows no bounds.Getting hip to breakdancing's appeal with young audiences, organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics want the dance sport that spread from New York in the 1970s to become a medal event at ...

France to adopt international definition of anti-Semitism

Europe 02/20/19, 18:05

The French government will adopt an international organization's definition of anti-Semitism and propose a law to reduce hate speech from being circulated online, French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday.Macron, speaking at the annual dinner of a Jewish organization, said France and other parts of Europe have seen in recent years ...

French senators: Macron security affected by ex-aide’s acts

Europe 02/20/19, 09:12

French senators say they think French President Emmanuel Macron's security has been affected by the conduct and actions of an ex-aide at the center of a political scandal.A Senate commission released a report Wednesday about the former security aide, Alexandre Benalla. He was fired in August after a video surfaced ...

French court hits Swiss bank UBS with $4.2 billion fine

Europe 02/20/19, 08:40

A French court ordered Swiss bank UBS to pay more than 3.7 billion euros ($4.2 billion) in fines for helping wealthy French clients evade tax authorities, wrapping up one of France's biggest-ever tax evasion trials.The Paris court convicted Zurich-based UBS AG on Wednesday of aggravated money laundering and illegal bank ...

Lagerfeld’s legacy: Youthful designs, elaborate showmanship

Europe 02/19/19, 16:24

Karl Lagerfeld once created a Walmart-sized "Chanel Shopping Center" to show off his ready-to-wear collection. It featured aisle upon aisle of luxury foods labeled "one for the price of two."Immediately after it had been showcased by models, guests raided the shelves. Rihanna posed in a shopping cart, and Keira Knightley ...

Update: Israeli PM calls vandals ‘wild anti-Semites’

Europe 02/19/19, 12:55

The Latest on events condemning anti-Semitism in France(all times local):6:15 p.m.Israel's prime minister is urging European leaders to speak out against anti-Semitism after what he called the "shocking vandalism" of Jewish graves in France.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement released by his office on Tuesday that "Eighty Jewish ...

Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld dies in Paris

Entertainment 02/19/19, 09:35

Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's iconic couturier whose designs had an unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry, died Tuesday in Paris, prompting an outpouring of love and admiration for the man in the trademark white ponytail, high starched collar and dark enigmatic glasses who dominated high fashion for the past 50 ...

Update: LVMH CEO pays tribute to Karl Lagerfeld

Europe 02/19/19, 07:57

The Latest on the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (all times local):2 p.m.Bernard Arnault, the chairman and CEO of luxury house LVMH, says the world has lost "a creative genius" with the death of Karl Lagerfeld.In a statement released by LVMH, Arnault says "we owe him a great deal: ...

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