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Rai star Cheb Mami arrested in France - 06/29/2009

PARIS, June 29, 2009 (AFP) - Rai star Cheb Mami was arrested at a Paris airport Monday after arriving from Algeria days before his trial on charges of forcing an ex-companion to attempt an abortion,...

Fashion legend Pierre Cardin 'to sell everything' - 06/29/2009

PARIS, Dominique Schroeder - Days before turning 87, French fashion legend Pierre Cardin is stripping off a large part of his China empire and told AFP he was "going to sell everything I own."...

African sun warms Paris men's fashion week - 06/28/2009

PARIS, Claire Rosemberg - Explorers in wide rumpled trousers hauling oversized bags sent the crowds of fashion buyers and critics at Paris Men's Fashion Week travelling from the banks of the Seine to...

Forking out a 'Fortuyn' for Dutch politician's artefacts - 06/26/2009

NIJMEGEN, Mariette le Roux - A lighter, pen and cellphone that Dutch far right politician Pim Fortuyn had on him when gunned down in 2002 are popular targets for an auction on Saturday. "We have a...

Briton cleared of attacking French designer Farhi - 06/24/2009

LONDON- A man was cleared by a court Wednesday of attacking fashion designer Nicole Farhi during a robbery outside her London home -- but convicted of mugging seven other women. Farhi was attacked...

A rapper with his own cognac? Ludacris - 06/24/2009

BORDEAUX, Suzanne Mustacich - Hip Hop icon Chris "Ludacris" Bridges has launched a new cognac, banking on his success on the record charts to shoot his latest project to the top of an extremely...

Bordeaux wine fair hopes to beat recession blues - 06/21/2009

BORDEAUX - The world's biggest wine fair opened Sunday in France's wine city of Bordeaux, with leading exporters and producers saying prospects for the sector looked bright despite the global...

Brazilian fashion gets racy -- and racial - 06/19/2009

SAO PAULO, Marc Burleigh - Top model Gisele Bundchen and Madonna's "toyboy" Jesus Luz opened Brazil's top fashion show this week, but the focus was just as much on race as the racy summerwear and...

Versace announces CEO's exit - 06/07/2009

MILAN - The Italian luxury group Versace announced its chief executive Giancarlo di Risio was leaving by mutual consent after a board meeting late Friday. "Gianni Versace SpA and Mr Giancarlo Di...

French Lacroix fashion house is put in administration - 06/03/2009

PARIS - French fashion house Christian Lacroix was placed under administration on Tuesday after filing for bankruptcy protection last week because of the global financial crisis, the company's lawyer...
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