Diners mistakenly served nearly $6,000 bottle of rare French wine

In a nearly $6,000 mistake, a couple dining at a British restaurant drank the wrong bottle of wine when a manager meant to serve them a $300 red instead. The mixup happened Wednesday night when a couple ordered a 2001 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, listed at £260, a little more than $330, at Hawksmoor restaurant in Manchester, a spokesperson said. “It […]

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Wine-loving French turn to British beer due to love of UK’s craft ales

ALES d’Angleterre! Wine-loving French turn to British beer as micro-breweries triple in eight years due to love of UK’s hipster craft ale trend Number of French breweries has tripled in eight years from 387 in 2010 to 1,100 Loire valley micro-brewery launched by French man and his British neighbour They are making British-inspired India pale ale and extra pale ale […]

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Sexual assault survivors exhibit the clothes they were wearing

Sexual assault survivors reveal what they were wearing when they were attacked as part of a harrowing exhibition – including military uniform, a child’s sundress and a fairy costume ‘What were you wearing?’ recreates outfits of sex assault and rape survivors It aims to challenge the stereotype that a victim’s clothes is to blame for attacks Heartbreaking exhibit includes children […]

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France Televisions to Sub-License Olympic Games for Beijing 2022 and Paris 2024 From Discovery

France Télévisions has signed a deal with Discovery to sub-license exclusive free-to-air French broadcasting rights to the Olympic Games for Beijing 2022 and Paris 2024 from Eurosport, Discovery’s leading sports brand. Under the deal, France Télévisions will broadcast the 2022 and 2024 Olympic Games, as well as extended coverage, including dedicated streams covering every sport, event and gold medal across […]

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Brie Larson fangirls over Oprah and shows her how to 'French tuck'

Brie Larson is a renowned actress with millions of fans across the globe, but even she still gets a little starstruck sometimes. The 29-year-old “Captain Marvel” actress recently shared a hilarious clip of an exchange she had with Oprah at the 10th annual Women in the World Summit in New York City on Wednesday. In the clip, Oprah compliments Larson […]

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Far-right French politician Le Pen charged over grim ISIL photos

In 2015, Marine Le Pen sent out several tweets showing graphic images of deadly violence carried out by the armed group. French authorities have filed preliminary charges against far-right politician Marine Le Pen on Thursday for the “distribution of violent images” on social media website Twitter. If convicted, Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front party, could potentially face […]

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French minister: UK faces choice between smooth or brutal EU exit

PARIS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal offers the best solution on Brexit, said French European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau on Tuesday, ahead of a crucial vote in the British parliament on May’s proposal. “The withdrawal agreement that Theresa May is putting before the House of Commons is the best solution for Brexit. The European Union has brought over […]

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Hundreds march in Paris as childminders join 'yellow vest' protests

PARIS (Reuters) – Hundreds of “yellow vest” protesters began marches in Paris on Saturday, marking the 17th straight weekend of anti-government demonstrations despite attempts by French President Emmanuel Macron to quell discontent with a nationwide series of debates. Protesters wearing the neon high-visibility vests that have come to symbolize the movement were joined by others donning pink tops, as child-care […]

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Missing French woman's body found in shallow grave in London

LONDON (Reuters) – British police said on Thursday they had launched a murder investigation after the body of a woman was found in a shallow grave in southwest London. Laureline Garcia-Bertaux, 34, originally from France, had been missing since Monday after not turning up for work. Her body was found in a garden in Kew on Wednesday evening. “Although formal […]

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