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Provence & Côte d'Azur: The UMP won the majority in 25 out of 27 Alpes Maritimes constituencies

Local elections: UMP comes out top in second round

The second round of departmental elections took place at the weekend, with the UMP making big gains in constituencies across the country, dominating the votes at the expense of the Socialists. The Alpes Maritimes was no different, with the UMP winning a huge majority in the department while the Left claimed just two townships. Read more …

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Monaco: Mission Control Centre in Monaco is coordinating world’s first solar flight

Si2’s guardian angel

It was an historic day on 9th March as the Solar Impulse 2 set off on its record-breaking attempt to fly around the world. The solar powered plane kicked off the epic adventure in Emirates, Abu Dhabi, as a very excited team watched on at the Mission Control Centre in Monaco. Among the engineering experts, meteorologists and air traffic controllers was Prince Albert II, a strong supporter of the environmental project.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Nice’s MAMAC celebrates a quarter of a century

25 years of modern art

This year, Nice’s Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC) celebrates its 25th birthday. And, to commemorate the milestone, the museum is breathing new life into some of its existing works with the exhibition ‘Collectors’. The aim? To enhance its permanent collection while renewing public interest in modern and contemporary art.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: A Niçois professor may have unlocked the secret to a deadly killer

Medical breakthrough by Niçois professor

Professor Paul Hofman’s blood test for lung cancer has made headlines across the globe. He spoke to RT Magazine about his team’s exciting research and the future of cancer treatment. Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Autopsies will soon be carried out to determine the causes of death

British man found dead in sea near Èze

It was a tragic weekend in the Riviera, with the body of a British cyclist found floating in the waters off the coast of Èze. Just one day earlier, another body washed up on a Nice beach.Read more …

30.03.2015 0

Monaco: Karl Lagerfeld directed the event while singer Lily Allen gave an exclusive performance

61st Bal de la Rose

The famous Bal de la Rose took place at the weekend, welcoming members of the princely family of Monaco as well as other exclusive invitees including Karl Lagerfeld and Lily Allen. Guests celebrated in style at the 1920s-themed annual ball, which raises money for the Princess Grace Foundation.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: The samples will be identified in the coming days

Plane crash latest: DNA of 78 victims recovered

DNA from around half of the Germanwings plane crash victims has been found. As investigations continue at the crash site in the southern Alps, more information about co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has been revealed, including apparent eyesight problems and claims that his girlfriend was pregnant.Read more …

27.03.2015 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: Michel Sapin has predicted a further drop of 0.2% in 2015

France cuts public deficit

France has announced better-than-expected figures concerning its public deficit. The figures for 2014 show a 0.4% improvement compared to previous estimations, while the country’s finance minister has predicted that the good news will be mirrored in 2015.Read more …

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Gourmet: The restaurant gained a Michelin star just three years after opening

Keisuke Matsushima: Inconspicuous Michelin star dining

Keisuke Matsushima isn’t the kind of restaurant you walk into off the street. In fact, from the exterior on rue de France, it’s hard to recognise that this even is a restaurant. But once inside you will be treated to the creative cuisine of Keisuke Matsushima, a Japanese native who has adopted Nice and Provencal cuisine whole heartedly.Read more …

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Provence & Côte d'Azur: Since February 2014, unemployment in the PACA region has increased by 5.7%

Jobseekers on the rise in the region

Unemployment has increased in the Alpes Maritimes and the Var. In February, the number of jobseekers rose in both departments and, as the news follows 2014’s historic high in unemployment, it seems that the situation is far from improving.Read more …

26.03.2015 0

Provence & Côte d'Azur: Passengers were only aware of what was happening in the seconds leading up to the crash

Co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing plane

The prosecutor in Marseille has revealed the shocking news that a German co-pilot is believed to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane into the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 on board. Voice recordings from the black box appeared to show that the 28-year-old had "a desire to want to destroy" the plane.Read more …