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Gerard Depardieu feels 'practically Russian'

MOSCOW, June 29 (UPI) -- French actor Gerard Depardieu said Saturday he feels "practically Russian" after President Vladimir Putin gave him a Russian passport this year.
Gerard Depardieu fined for drunk driving, loses license

Gerard Depardieu fined for drunk driving, loses license

PARIS, June 21 (UPI) -- French film star Gerard Depardieu has been fined $5,294 and his was license revoked for six months for driving his motor-scooter while drunk, officials say.
Depardieu to play Russian alpine ski coach in film

Depardieu to play Russian alpine ski coach in film

MOSCOW, June 20 (UPI) -- French actor Gerard Depardieu has signed on to star in the big-screen comedy "Sports Without Borders," the film's producers said Thursday.

Actor Depardieu wants to add Algerian passport to his collection

NICE, France, June 16 (UPI) -- French actor Gerard Depardieu said he wants a passport from Algeria and eventually to have seven countries' passports so he wouldn't need to request visas.
Prosecutors want Gerard Depardieu to pay $5,200 fine and lose license

Prosecutors want Gerard Depardieu to pay $5,200 fine and lose license

PARIS, May 24 (UPI) -- French prosecutors want Gerard Depardieu's driver's license suspended after the actor failed to appear for a fourth time at a hearing on a drunken driving case.

Movie starring Depardieu, Hurley filming in Chechnya

GROZNY, Russia, May 18 (UPI) -- A thriller starring Gerard Depardieu and British actress Elizabeth Hurley began filming Saturday in Chechnya, Russian officials said.
Depardieu misses court date for DWI charge

Depardieu misses court date for DWI charge

PARIS, April 6 (UPI) -- A drunken driving trial in Paris for French actor Gerard Depardieu was pushed back for a third time while he works on a movie in New York, his lawyer said.

40-story high-rise burns in Chechnya

GROZNY, Russia, April 4 (UPI) -- Fire destroyed much of a 40-floor high-rise apartment building in Grozny, Chechnya, Wednesday, authorities said. There were no injuries.

Hollande proposes payroll tax on wealthy

PARIS, March 29 (UPI) -- French President Francois Hollande said he would try a new approach to raising taxes on the wealthiest wage earners with a 75 percent payroll tax.

Depardieu says 'France is sad'

NECHIN, Belgium, March 17 (UPI) -- French actor Gerard Depardieu says he left his home country for Belgium because "France is sad, and the people have had enough of it."

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Depardieu announces restaurant plans

SARANSK, Russia, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- French actor Gerard Depardieu has announced plans to open a restaurant in central Russia where he has recently been granted residency, officials said.

Court to decide fate of elephants

LYON, France, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The highest French court is set to decide on whether to order a stay of execution for two elephants diagnosed with tuberculosis.

Hollande's problems loom despite Mali gain

PARIS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- French President Francois Hollande earned acclaim for his strike into Mali to crush militants but domestic problems have crept back onto French national agenda.

Official says insults to France should end

PARIS, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- A senior politician is pleading for an end to the insults France has endured since the government announced plans for a 75 percent tax rate on millionaires.
Russia grants French actor passport

Russia grants French actor passport

MOSCOW, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- French film actor Gerard Depardieu was issued a Russian passport after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, officials said Sunday.
Bardot might leave France over elephant euthanization

Bardot might leave France over elephant euthanization

PARIS, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- French actress Brigitte Bardot says she will apply for Russian citizenship if French authorities euthanize two sick elephants at a Lyon zoo as planned.
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Russia grants actor Gerard Depardieu citizenship

Russia grants actor Gerard Depardieu citizenship

MOSCOW, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has offered Russian citizenship to actor Gerard Depardieu, who is leaving France for tax reasons.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.
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Chechnya says it would welcome French actor Gerard Depardieu

Chechnya says it would welcome French actor Gerard Depardieu

PARIS, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov has invited Gerard Depardieu to move to the eastern European country now the actor confirms he is leaving France.
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French actor Depardieu moving to Belgium

French actor Depardieu moving to Belgium

PARIS, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The mayor of the Belgian village of Nechin says French actor Gerard Depardieu has bought a house and plans to settle there.
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