'She has only just come out of hospital - she should be resting' says source close to the president
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Friday 02 December 2011
Successful debt auctions in France and Spain brought some respite to European bond markets. Spain paid 5.19 to 5.54 per cent to sell bonds maturing in four to six years.
Cendrillon, Royal Opera House, London<br/>Le nozze di Figaro, Opera Holland Park, London<br/>Rinaldo, Glyndebourne, East Sussex
Sunday 10 July 2011
A picture-perfect production of Massenet's take on the enduring fairy tale brings the Royal Opera House season to a triumphant end
Saturday 09 July 2011
Thursday 12 May 2011
Saturday 26 March 2011
Sunday 20 March 2011
Friday 11 February 2011
National tennis federation delegates could vote on Sunday to move the French Open from Roland Garros out to the suburbs of Paris from 2016.
Tuesday 08 February 2011
The arrival of Vanessa Paradis, partner of Johnny Depp, actress, model and face of Chanel, in Camden Town is an event. As a singer, she's still best known for the 1987 hit "Joe le Taxi", so this was a rare chance to see her music live. The concert was pretty much a run-through of last Christmas's French-only CD Une Nuit à Versailles, a live, orchestrated, acoustic-leaning recasting of her back catalogue. Despite issuing ten albums since 1988, Paradis's oeuvre is slim – one is a "Best of" and four are live sets.
Monday 27 December 2010
As Britain succumbed to pantos and Nutcrackers, an arcane but significant cultural event was one of the hottest tickets in France. The little known baroque opera Bellérophon, a favourite of Louis XIV, returned to Paris for the first time since the 18th century and was put on in concert version in the newly restored Opéra Royal, the theatre in the palace of Versailles. It was premiered before Louis XIV in Paris in 1679.
Friday 29 October 2010
Monday 25 October 2010
A descendant of France's King Louis XIV is seeking a court order to halt a radical contemporary exhibition by Takashi Murakami in the royal apartments at Versailles because it sullied "supreme good French taste".
Saturday 16 October 2010
Friday 15 October 2010
Thursday 16 September 2010
The combination of depression and heart disease is more deadly than either factor alone, researchers say.
Tuesday 14 September 2010
Outraged traditionalists are due to demonstrate outside the Palace of Versailles tonight against an invasion of the gilded former home of French royalty by a radical contemporary art exhibition.
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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