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The Francophone Film Festival kicks off this Thursday

The Francophone Film Festival returns to Athens and Thessaloniki for a 17th year, featuring a wide range of interesting synergies. The annual event kicks off on April 7 at the Onassis Cultural Center (107-109 Syngrou), with the Greek premiere of the 2015 romantic drama “Mon Roi.” Director and actress Μaïwenn Le Besco also directed award-winning “Polisse” — a film that was ...

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World landmarks are lit up in Belgian flag colours after Brussels attacks

Landmarks around the world are expressing solidarity with the victims of the Brussels attacks by displaying the colours of the Belgian flag. Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, tweeted that the Eiffel Tower will be dressed up in black, yellow and red to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks on the international airport and metro system in Brussels, ...

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Valls: 600 left France for ISIS

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Sunday that 600 people have already left France to join Islamic State and approximately 800 more want to do so in the future despite the fact that ISIS has suffered battlefield defeats in recent months. “We are in a battle on our soil,” Valls told a gathering of his Socialist party supporters in ...

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Hollande: Many more terrorists to be arrested

Following the capture of the key surviving suspect in the November 13 Paris attacks, French president Francois Holande has revealed that many more people were involved in planning the atrocities in which 130 people were killed. “What we need to do is arrest all those who organized and facilitated these attacks. There are far more numerous people than we have ...

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Valls: We will not accept blackmail from Turkey on the refugee issue

France will defend an “effective partnership” with Ankara on the issue of reception and accommodation of refugees next Friday at the European Union-Turkey summit in Brussels, but “there cannot be the slightest of extortions” by Turkey, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said today. Besides, this cooperation cannot “lead to any additional commitment for France”, stressed the head of the socialist government ...

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Paris rocked by series of deadly shootings

Witnesses and survivors have described the scenes of horror and carnage as gunmen and suicide bombers killed at least 120 people in a wave of attacks across Paris on Friday night. “As we went to our car we saw dozens of people running out of the Bataclan,” local resident Caterina Giardino, an Italian national, said of the 19th century theatre-turned-music ...

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