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Don’t blame 2024 Olympics for France’s social problems, says sports minister
Amélie Oudéa-Castéra steps into row over suggestion homeless people to be moved out of Paris region for Games

Kim Willsher in Paris

31, May, 2023 @1:39 PM

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Anger over plan to persuade homeless people to leave Paris before Olympics
Moving people including asylum seekers to temporary regional centres would free up accommodation

Angelique Chrisafis and Kim Willsher in Paris

24, May, 2023 @4:21 PM

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Developing country voices will be excluded at UN plastic talks, say NGOs
Limits on numbers at Paris summit mean some of those ‘most needing to be heard’ will not be in attendance

Karen McVeigh

18, May, 2023 @5:19 PM

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French court’s approval of Olympics AI surveillance plan fuels privacy concerns
Rights groups including Amnesty and Human Rights Watch call proposals ‘a dangerous precedent’ in open letter

Lisa O'Carroll

18, May, 2023 @11:19 AM

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De Humani Corporis Fabrica review – gruesome surgery film gets under the skin
The latest film by the directors of Leviathan combines disorientating, brutal surgery closeups with doctors’ candid chats to powerful effect

Peter Bradshaw

15, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Moulin Rouge forced to drop ‘cruel’ underwater act that used snakes
Cabaret club acts after city hall warning and protests by animal rights groups

Angelique Chrisafisin Paris

10, May, 2023 @2:50 PM

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Fathers of forgiveness: the extraordinary friendship formed in the shadow of the Bataclan
Both Azdyne Amimour and Georges Salines have children who died in the attack that day – but Amimour’s son was one of the terrorists. They describe what brought them together and why their bond is so important

Steve Rose

10, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Vive la révolution! But is France ready to establish a Sixth Republic?
Raising the age to retire, in the face of public dissent, might be president Macron’s last stand in an outdated constitution

Jon Henley in Paris

06, May, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Canadian professor convicted in absentia of 1980 Paris synagogue bombing
Paris court jails Hassan Diab, a Lebanese-Canadian living in Canada, for life after attack in which four people died

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris and Leyland Cecco in Toronto

21, Apr, 2023 @5:09 PM

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Poem of the week: The Bin-Men Go on Strike by Raymond Queneau
Discovering treasure in what the world has discarded, this freewheeling reverie carries with it radical ideas about art

Carol Rumens

17, Apr, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Three Colours: Red review – Kieślowski’s absorbing exploration of the lives of others
In what was to be his last film, the final chapter of the director’s trilogy considers our incurious habits by brooding on coincidence and fate

Peter Bradshaw

11, Apr, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Paris exhibition to tell story of eccentric acting pioneer Sarah Bernhardt
Petit Palais show celebrates breadth of belle epoque theatre star’s creative talents with 400 exhibits

Kim Willsher in Paris

09, Apr, 2023 @11:44 AM

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