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G8 leaders meet to discuss Libya no-fly zone

Group of 8 powers gathered in Paris on Monday to thrash out a common line on possible intervention to ground the warplanes pounding Libya's rebels.

Gaddafi accuses France of 'interference'

Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi accused France of interference in the country's internal affairs and blamed Al Qaeda for the revolt against his regime, in an interview aired on Monday by France24 television.

Galliano gets Dior sack for remarks

French fashion house Dior said on Tuesday it is firing John Galliano after complaints were lodged with the police that their star designer made offensive and anti-Semitic comments.

G-20 reaches deal on ways to tackle ‘global imbalance’

The G-20 developed and developing countries reached a deal on Saturday on what indicators can be used to measure and tackle the economic imbalances at the heart of the global crisis, the French G-20 presidency announced.
French economy minister Christine Lagarde said the accord marked the “first step” towards correcting these problems — in trade and currencies — thereby putting the global economy on track to more balanced growth and prosperity.

‘Tsunami’ of obesity worldwide, says study

A “tsunami of obesity” is unfurling across the world, resulting in a near-doubling of the numbers of dangerously overweight adults since 1980, doctors warned on Friday.

Unity government feasible in Tunisia: Minister

A national unity government would be feasible and "totally normal" for Tunisia, its foreign minister Kamel Morjane said Friday, as the country looked to move on from weeks of deadly social unrest.

WikiLeaks 'cannot survive' further losses: Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said the besieged whistleblower website "cannot survive" if it continues to haemorrhage money, in an interview broadcast in France on Tuesday.

Music thrills trigger reward chemical

People who become euphoric over music unleash dopamine, a brain chemical that also induces the sense of reward that comes from food, psychoactive drugs and money, an unusual study says.

Paris Vogue top editor to resign

Paris Vogue says its editor-in-chief, Carine Roitfeld, has decided to leave after a 10-year tenure in which the French fashion monthly became “a worldwide reference and indispensable magazine.”

Jacko photos to go under the hammer

A collection of photo portraits of Michael Jackson, taken in Paris in 1999 as part of an image makeover for the legend, go up for auction on Monday along with hundreds of snaps from the photo shoot.

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