Cannes

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

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

Cannes beach officials ban selfies

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Sections of the Riviera beach are designated a 'No Braggies Zone', a haven for those weary of seeing beachgoers taking shots of their own faces.

French riviera: private beach clubs at risk under demolition plans

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Authorities are serving notice to owners of 'private beaches' on France's coastline that buildings must be pulled down once permit comes to an end.

French police dismantle illegal Bitcoin exchange

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Two people in Cannes and Nice arested after police seized 388 virtual currency units worth €200,000 euros in the first such operation in Europe.

DSK-inspired Depardieu movie gets Cannes premiere

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Movie inspired by scandal that brought down IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn got its world premiere in Cannes to mixed reviews.

Films by four French directors short-listed for Cannes' top prize

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Jeran-Luc Godard’s 'Adieu au Langage' (Goodbye to Language) and Bertrand Bonnello’s 'Saint Laurent' among films competing for top prize.

Jane Campion to head jury for Cannes 2014

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Director of The Piano to take prestigious role as jury president for this year's edition of the leading European film festival.

Pink Panther 'jewel thief' held in France

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Police said the man, in his 40s, of Montenegrin origin, was arrested at his home in southern France as he tried to escape through a window.

Officials up value of French Riviera jewellery heist to 102 million euros

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A lone gunman reportedly carried out the theft at a jewellery show at the Cannes Carlton hotel, backdrop to the Hitchcock movie 'To Catch a Thief'.

Cannes crowns 'Love' as Europe sweeps awards

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French film festival gives Palme d'Or to "Love" by Austria's Michael Haneke, the wrenching tale of a man and his dying wife.

G20 big picture: leaders and their economic woes

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The BBC presents a group photo of G20 leaders meeting in Cannes with a 'click on' guide to the economic troubles each one faces.

The final communiqué from G20 summit in Cannes

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The final communqué issued by the G20 summit in Cannes outlines the results of the talks, and icludes boosting powers of the IMF.