Charlie Hebdo awarded special prize at French comics festival

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 Award at festival in Angoulême was created after January 7th attack which claimed lives of some of France’s best-loved cartoonists.

Strike lowers curtain on debut night of France's high-profile Avignon festival

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Union says 71 percent of employees, from actors to stage hands, voted for opening night stoppage in ongoing row over unemployment benefits.

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.