Keyword: Cannes

Toxic tyre reef project dismantled in southern France

A 1980s project that dumped 25,000 tyres into the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of the French Riviera to create an artificial reef is being dismantled after researchers found the tyres were leaking chemicals, including dangerous heavy metals, into the environment.

Harvey Weinstein accused of beating up French chauffeur in Cannes

Mickaël Chemloul spoke of driving around tearful aspiring actresses after their encounters with him, and also said film producer beat him up.

Hotel owner freed after dramatic abduction on French Riviera

Jacqueline Veyrac was found in a car parked in a district of Nice, bound and with minor injuries, 48 hours after she was kidnapped.

French Muslim woman 'fined for wearing scarf' on beach in Cannes

The woman, 34, told French media she was fined by police for dressing in hijab, leggings and tunic and suffered verbal abuse from some beachgoers.

Second French Riviera resort announces 'burkini' ban

Following Cannes ban, mayor of Villeneuve-Loubet says that in France 'one does not come to the beach dressed to display religious convictions'.

French mayor bans 'burkinis' from beaches over ‘security’ fears

Mayor of popular resort of Cannes, David Lisnard, has issued order forbidding beachwear that doesn't respect 'good morals and secularism'.

Film director Ken Loach stuns at Cannes 2016 with Palme d'Or win

The 79-year-old Briton triumphed at the French film festival for the second time with his welfare state drama 'I, Daniel Blake'.

France floods: search continues for missing on Riviera

President announces state of 'natural disaster' in region, forecasters face criticism over weather alerts, police arrest 9 people for looting.

French Riviera flooding UPDATE: 17 dead and 4 missing

President François Hollande visited the region and expressed the 'solidarity of the nation' to those affected by the flooding tragedy.

Heavy flooding in French Riviera leaves more than a dozen people dead

Death toll could rise to 19 after violent storms sent water cascading through Antibes, Cannes and Nice.

Three French Riviera cities among world’s ‘least friendly’

Travel magazine survey put Marseille, Cannes and Nice in the top 30 of the world’s least tourist-friendly destinations on the planet.

French immigration thriller wins Cannes Palme d'Or

'Dheepan' by French director Jacques Audiard about plight of traumatised refugees building new lives won film festival's top prize.

Cannes film festival 'turned away amputee in flat shoes'

Stewards initially refused entry to film producer Valeria Richter, who has part of her left foot amputated, for wearing flat shoes but later relented.

Man carrying pump-action shotguns arrested in Cannes market

The man, carrying two shotguns and a knife, was detained just days after separate incidents of random street attacks in Nantes and Dijon.

Lavish Riviera villa of jailed Chinese Politburo member 'up for sale'

Bo Xilai’s 400-square-metre hilltop mansion in Cannes was once managed by British businessman Neil Heywood, who Bo's wife murdered.