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  • French president Francois Hollande is embroiled in sex scandal

    French president Francois Hollande is embroiled in sex scandal
    PARIS -- French President Francois Hollande is expected to use his traditional new year’s news conference Tuesday to announce reforms to kick-start the country’s economy, combat widespread unemployment and boost his lamentable popularity...
  • French President Hollande refuses to discuss affair allegations

    French President Hollande refuses to discuss affair allegations
    PARIS -- French President Francois Hollande faced the press for nearly three hours on Tuesday but refused to answer questions about reports of an affair with an actress. Hollande said only that he and his partner, France’s official First Lady...
  • Painting thought to be by Delacroix discovered in Santa Barbara

    Painting thought to be by Delacroix discovered in Santa Barbara
    SANTA BARBARA -- Eik Kahng, curator at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, believes she has identified a previously unknown painting by Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863). Given the stature of the French Romantic innovator, that's no small thing. The painting...
  • Asghar Farhadi of the Oscar-winning 'A Separation' looks to 'The Past'

    Asghar Farhadi of the Oscar-winning 'A Separation' looks to 'The Past'
    Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation" not only won the foreign-language Oscar, it was also the rare foreign-language film to break through to a nomination in a more mainstream category, earning a nod for original screenplay. After also picking up multiple other...
  • A classic by Zola comes to screens

    A classic by Zola comes to screens
    American readers will be reminded of the works of Émile Zola, one of France's great novelists, when "In Secret" comes to screens next year. "In Secret" is based on "Thérèse Raquin," first published in 1867; some consider it Zola's first significant...
  • Wine dealer accused of fraud that drove up prices worldwide

    Wine dealer accused of fraud that drove up prices worldwide
    NEW YORK — Wine expert Michael Egan eyed the six bottles of purported 1966 Montrachet sitting at the front of the courtroom. "They wouldn't look out of place in the urology department at Mt. Sinai," Egan said as he noted the cloudy liquid's sickly...
  • High-living wine collector who ran fake factory convicted of fraud

    High-living wine collector who ran fake factory convicted of fraud
    NEW YORK -- A federal jury convicted a former high-living wine collector of fraud Wednesday for using his Los Angeles home as a fake wine factory and running a counterfeit operation that prosecutors said victimized wine drinkers, collectors, and producers...
  • DVD picks of the week: A bit of England, a touch of France

    DVD picks of the week: A bit of England, a touch of France
    Two new boxed sets feature splendid work from Britain, and a new single DVD presents a classic view of France. "The Hollow Crown" had the fine idea of uniting Shakespeare's key historical dramas -- "Richard II," "Henry IV" (Parts 1 and 2) and "Henry V"...
  • Review: Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past' a potent, intricate family drama

     Review: Asghar Farhadi's 'The Past' a potent, intricate family drama
    As he demonstrated in his Oscar-winning "A Separation," Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi has a passion for drama and a gift for the realistic depiction of intense emotional situations, a talent he takes full advantage of in his new film, "The Past."...
  • 'The Hunt,' 'Grandmaster,' 'Great Beauty' make Oscar foreign shortlist

    'The Hunt,' 'Grandmaster,' 'Great Beauty' make Oscar foreign shortlist
    The Motion Picture Academy on Friday released the shortlist of nine foreign-language films that will pass to the next round of the race, and it contained the category's characteristic mix of favorites and surprises. While some of the films making the...
  • Neanderthals put time and effort into burying their dead, study finds

    Neanderthals put time and effort into burying their dead, study finds
    Stocky, sturdy and strong, Neanderthals may also have been sentimental. A new study suggests our closest, extinct human relatives took the time to bury their dead as much as 50,000 years ago. The findings, published in the journal PNAS,  add to a...