FILM FESTIVAL IN CANNES
French actors Cecile de France and Gerard Depardieu arrive on the red carpet before a screening of the film "Quand J'etais Chanteur (The Singer)" at the 59th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 26, 2006. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
A thriller starring Gerard Depardieu and British actress Elizabeth Hurley began filming Saturday in Chechnya, Russian officials said.
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.
Fire destroyed much of a 40-floor high-rise apartment building in Grozny, Chechnya, Wednesday, authorities said. There were no injuries.
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.
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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French actor Gerard Depardieu has announced plans to open a restaurant in central Russia where he has recently been granted residency, officials said.
The highest French court is set to decide on whether to order a stay of execution for two elephants diagnosed with tuberculosis.
French President Francois Hollande earned acclaim for his strike into Mali to crush militants but domestic problems have crept back onto French national agenda.
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.
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