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Gerard Depardieu becomes Orthodox

The famous French actor, a citizen of Russia, Gerard Depardieu converted to Orthodoxy, the baptism ceremony took place in the Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky in the historic part of Paris, the church informs. "The baptism …

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Jean-Paul Gaultier retires from fashion

The renowned French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier has announced his retirement from the runway after a 50-year career in the fashion industry. The designer said his Paris show on January 22 will be his last. But he …

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Louvre reopens after strike

The Louvre in Paris, the world's most visited museum, has reopened after being shut down by workers striking over government plans to overhaul France's pension system, RFI reports. It was the first time since the strike began on …

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Child found dead in plane's undercarriage in Paris

The body of a child aged about 10 has been found in the undercarriage of a plane that had arrived in Paris from Abidjan, sources close to the investigation have told French media. Air France confirmed that "the lifeless body of a …

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Marriott opens hotel for next generation travelers

Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s experiential hotel brand, has opened Moxy Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport designed for the next generation travelers. Positioned between both terminals, guests will be able to take the …

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Merkel to meet Putin in Paris

German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to have bilateral meetings with Presidents of Russia Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Normandy-format summit in Paris, German government spokesperson …

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Azerbaijani artist to present her works in Paris

An artist from Azerbaijan, Nigar Narimanbekova, will take part in an international exhibition in the largest exhibition hall of the Russian Spiritual and Cultural Center at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Paris. According to the artist, the …

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Theotokos Vladimir not damaged in Notre-Dame fire

The Russian icon kept in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris was not damaged by fire, the representative of the Russian Orthodox Church at the Council of Europe and the Father Superior of the Parish of All Saints in Strasbourg, Abbot Philip …

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Cause of Notre Dame fire revealed by French police

Investigators think an electrical short-circuit was the most likely cause of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire, according to a French judicial police official. Investigators made an initial assessment of the cathedral on April 17 but …

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