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Lady Gaga’s French bulldogs found after being stolen by men who shot dog walker in chest

Lady Gaga’s French bulldogs found after being stolen by men who shot dog walker in chest

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Lady Gaga's French bulldogs have been found safe and unharmed - two days after being stolen at gunpoint in Los Angeles.Koji and Gustav were handed in at LAPD's Olympic Community Police Station on Friday evening by a woman who appears to be "uninvolved and unassociated" with the armed robbery. It isn't clear how she came to have the animals, but both dogs have now been safely reunited with the pop star's representatives. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Moment Lady Gaga's dog walker is shot "I can confirm that the...
French dance music duo Daft Punk split up after 28 years

French dance music duo Daft Punk split up after 28 years

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French dance duo Daft Punk have split up, after 28 years of making electronic music together.The band's long-time publicist Kathryn Frazier confirmed the split to Sky News but did not give a reason for the separation. Founded in Paris in 1993 by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter as part of the French house music movement, the pair have been notoriously press-shy since 1999.[embedded content] Well known for the use of headwear and helmets to protect their identities, TV appearances and interviews have been few and far between.They announced the breakup in an eight-minute video titled Epilogue, featuring footage from their 2006 sci-fi film Electroma. ...
Oversight board rules against Facebook on post criticizing French President Emmanuel Macron

Oversight board rules against Facebook on post criticizing French President Emmanuel Macron

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Feb. 12 (UPI) -- An international social media watchdog said Friday Facebook acted too hastily and should reinstate a post criticizing French President Emmanuel Macron and urging Muslims to possibly turn to violence. The 40-member Oversight Board, made up of human rights and legal experts around the world, said the post did not represent an imminent threat and deleting it was a disproportionate restriction. Advertisement The same board will decide whether Facebook was right in banning the account of former President Donald Trump, a ruling that could come next month. The post placed in a forum for Indian Muslims in October 2020 referred to Macron as a devil, called to boycott French products and included a meme that read in its English translation: "If the tongue of the kafir starts agains...
Post-Brexit trade: ‘If you don’t speak French, you’re stuffed’

Post-Brexit trade: ‘If you don’t speak French, you’re stuffed’

Business
PA MediaMore than a month after the UK's post-Brexit trade deal with the EU came into force, complaints from British importers and exporters continue to mount.Rules of origin for products that are imported into the UK, then exported to the EU are causing difficulty for some firms.Others are caught up in the complexity of VAT issues, while the time and trouble taken to get merchandise through customs remains a hassle.Small wonder, then, that according to a survey by the Road Haulage Association, Brexit-related problems caused the volume of exports passing through British ports to the EU to fall very sharply last month compared with a year ago.A government spokesperson admitted that some businesses are "facing challenges with specific aspects of our new trading relationship" and promised to ...
French archaeologists find ancient grave of child, pet dog

French archaeologists find ancient grave of child, pet dog

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Jan. 15 (UPI) -- French archaeologists said Thursday they discovered the grave of a small child with what appears to be a pet dog dating to the Roman rule of the region about 2,000 years ago. The researchers said they found the burial site during a dig at the Clermont-Ferrand Airport in central France. They believe the child was about a year old and buried with animal offerings along with the remains of the pet dog inside a coffin. Advertisement The coffin was found in a 6-by-3-foot grave. It was surrounded by 20 objects, including terra cotta vases, glass pots, half a pig, three hams and other pork cuts along with two headless chickens. "The graves of young Gallo-Roman children are often located outside the community funeral home and sometimes even buried near the family home," a stateme...