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France refuses to return cultural artifacts to Benin

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Fillon Insists the President is Leading a 'Secret Cell' to Tarnish Him

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Mass graves bear witness to growing violence in DR Congo

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French far-right leader Marine Le Pen meets French troops in Chad

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Westminster attack: What response to parliament rampage? (part 2)

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Westminster attack: What response to parliament rampage? (part 1)

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A day in the life of an Indian entrepreneur

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US department store Sears faces possible closure

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Haute Couture: the hand-stitched clothing made in Paris that sells for the price of small yachts

Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron and Sean Penn were among the A-listers at the Haute Couture fashion shows this week. This 150 year-old Parisian tradition of making unique, astronomically-priced gowns is going strong. Major houses like Dior and Chanel were joined by some exciting, lesser known labels like Dice Kayek. One of the brand’s designers, Ece Ege, joins Eve Jackson and fashion critic Jessica Michault in the studio to talk about the week’s collections.

By Eve JACKSON

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2017-03-23 culture

French sculptor Rodin's Centenary exhibition

From a preview of Paris's hot new blockbuster exhibition for Auguste Rodin’s centenary to Iran's hidden art treasure trove and the official opening of Banksy's Walled Off hotel...

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2017-03-22 culture

Film show: 'Midwife', 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'Girl Asleep'

From the censorship issues of "Beauty and the Beast" to two of France's favourite actresses, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot, facing off in "Midwife", plus "A Life...

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2017-03-21 culture

Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh finds freedom in music

When the Syrian uprising began six years ago, Damascus-born clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh couldn't score a single note. Now, on his most recent album “Songs For Days To...

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2017-03-20 culture

Canadian band Bleeker talk burgers, booze and Paris

A band of brothers, with one from another mother: Canadian rock outfit Bleeker have hit a career high, picking up a nomination for Breakthrough Group of the Year at the Juno...

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2017-03-17 culture

Whose Line is it Anyway? Funnyman Greg Proops in the Hotseat

One of the funniest men around has written "The Smartest Book in the World". Comic, actor and podcast star Greg Proops is best known for his quick-fire wit on the hit improv...

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