Video: King Tut’s mask ‘not ruined’ by glued-on beardThe damage caused by a botched repair of the mask of King Tutankhamun that left dried glue on the priceless relic may be reparable, a German conservator said Saturday.
Video: Nigerian author's ‘Americanah’ comes to FranceNigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of Africa’s most feted writers. Her latest novel, “Americanah,” hit French bookstands this month.
Cannes darlings the Coen brothers to head festival juryThe Coen brothers, who won the 1991 Palme d’Or for “Barton Fink”, will jointly head this year's Cannes Film Festival jury, the organisers have announced.
‘Birdman’ and ‘Grand Budapest’ lead Oscar race“Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” led the Academy Award nominees on Thursday with nine nods apiece, while “Boyhood” was generally considered the favourite for best picture.
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Long wait for Paris symphony hall reaches frantic finaleThe Orchestre de Paris moves into its €390 million new home Wednesday after a hectic race to get the troubled behemoth ready in time. Architect Jean Nouvel has decided to snub…
‘Boyhood’ wins big at Golden Globes, stars salute FranceComing-of-age drama “Boyhood” emerged triumphant on Sunday at the Golden Globes, Hollywood’s first major awards show, where celebrities vowed solidarity with France following the…
‘La Dolce Vita’ actress Anita Ekberg dies at 83Anita Ekberg, the Swedish-born actress and sex-symbol of the 1950s and ‘60s who was immortalized bathing in the Trevi fountain in Fellini's “La Dolce Vita,” has died. She…
France’s Louvre keeps title as world’s most-visited museumThe famous Louvre in France received 9.3 million visitors last year, retaining its title as the most-visited museum in the world, the Paris attraction announced Tuesday.
A Muslim-run France? Novel sparks Islamophobia rowFamed French author Michel Houellebecq has insisted that his novel “Submission”, which envisions a France ruled by a Muslim government, is not a racist scare story. Nevertheless…
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Sex and art scandals: Have the French gone soft?France’s art scene in 2014 was marked by an upsurge of online attacks against sexually suggestive artworks, culminating in the destruction of an inflatable structure in Paris…
British singer Joe Cocker dies at 70Raspy-voiced singer Joe Cocker, perhaps best known for his rendition of The Beatles’ song “With A Little Help From My Friends,” has died at the age of 70, his agent said on Monday.
NY cinema scraps North Korea comedy after hackers invoke 9/11The New York premiere of "The Interview", a Sony Pictures comedy about an assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has been cancelled after chilling threats…
Hollande hails benefits of immigration in swipe at SarkozyFrench President François Hollande delivered a rare and passionate defence of the benefits of immigration as he formally inaugurated France’s first immigration museum, seven…
New James Bond script stolen in Sony cyber attackThe producers of James Bond films acknowledged Sunday that an early version of the screenplay for the new movie “SPECTRE” was among the material stolen in the massive cyber…