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Celebrated French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière dies aged 89

Prolific French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, whose celebrated work includes Cyrano de Bergerac, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The Tin Drum, and The Return of Martin Guerreand, who was awarded an honorary Oscar for his life’s work of around 80 screenplays and who also won acclaim as an actor, has died at his Paris home aged 89.

Former French president Jacques Chirac dies at 86

Jacques Chirac in December 2010. © Reuters Jacques Chirac in December 2010. © Reuters

Former French president Jacques Chirac, the Gaullist conservative who served two terms as head of state and twice as prime minister, who was for 18 years mayor of Paris and who was convicted of corruption after leaving office, has died at the age of 86. Graham Tearse reports.