French parliament approved a law allowing same-sex couples to marry and to adopt children, a flagship reform pledge by president François Hollande which sparked often violent street protests and a rise in homophobic attacks.
Wed, 24 Apr, 2013
Charlize Theron is in talks to star in crime thriller 'Dark Places'.
Tue, 05 Feb, 2013
As part of my diligent parenting programme, I will, as soon as there is any sense to be got out of the twins, invite Gilles Simon round to impart some valuable life lessons.
Sat, 30 Jun, 2012
Jacques Villeneuve is understood to have received death threats in the wake of a tirade against Montreal’s protesting students.
Sat, 09 Jun, 2012
Fernando Alonso feels there is a lack of respect amongst Formula One drivers these days that did not exist many years ago.
Wed, 09 May, 2012
A French mayor’s plan to erect a statue of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s former supermodel wife Carla Bruni in worker’s attire has angered the opposition and embarrassed the first lady.
Tue, 14 Feb, 2012
Ninth seed Tomas Berdych became the 17th singles player to pull out of this year’s US Open during his third-round match against Janko Tipsarevic today.
Sat, 03 Sep, 2011
IRELAND’S U20s face an uphill struggle to qualify for the semi-finals of the IRB Junior World Championships after suffering injury-time heartbreak in their opener against France in Rosario.
Mon, 07 Jun, 2010
A Black Hawk helicopter believed to be carrying 12 people crashed in northern Iraq and killed everyone aboard, while five US Marines were slain in separate weekend attacks, the military said today.
Sun, 08 Jan, 2006
Francois Ozon’s 5x2 (Pathé) is an unconventional love story which starts at the end and then works its way back.
Fri, 09 Sep, 2005
Ralf Schumacher was happy to put an end to his enforced “holiday” with an impressive performance on his return to Formula One in Shanghai today.
Fri, 24 Sep, 2004
MICHAEL SCHUMACHER celebrated a sixth Canadian Grand Prix victory in Montreal yesterday to seize the lead in the World Championship for the first time this season.
Mon, 16 Jun, 2003
World Rally Championship favourite Marcus Gronholm admitted he was happy to settle for second in the San Remo Rally as team-mate Gilles Panizzi stormed to victory.
Mon, 23 Sep, 2002
Jacques Villeneuve admitted today that he would consider driving for Ferrari one day - but only if Michael Schumacher is not there.
Tue, 04 Jun, 2002
Jacques Villeneuve has branded as ‘‘crazy’’ critics who claim his crash-marred record in Canada is due to his desperation to impress the local fans.
Sat, 09 Jun, 2001
Jacques Villeneuve today labelled his critics as a 'bunch of babies' as he hit back at claims he caused the accident that led to a marshal’s death in Australia last week.
Thu, 15 Mar, 2001
Sheffield Wednesday's Gilles de Bilde is set to quit Hillsborough for a loan deal to an unnamed Spanish outfit.
Mon, 29 Jan, 2001