|Saint Sylvestre fires|
If the elephants are put to death over her objections, she said she will leave France for Russia. It is not sure that Russia, where she is not as well known as flamboyant Depardieu, will be inclined to give any special consideration to her application for citizenship.
PUTIN AND CYPRUS
|Berlusconi and ex-wife|
Scrappy fighter Berlusconi has won numerous battles in his day, but at least one victory seems to have gone to his former wife Veronica Lario who won a divorce settlement of $36 million per year against her former husband, making this divorce settlement the most expensive one on record. Berlusconi called the three female magistrates in Milan feminists and communists. Veronica Lario, who married Berlusconi in 1990, filed for divorce in 2009. They have three children.
The court in Versailles has now ordered Mr. Dominique Desseigne to submit himself to a paternity test so as to establish with certainty whether or not he has fathered Ms. Dati's child. Are we holding our breath?
The inauguration of Marseille-Provence 2013 Capitale Européenne de la Culture - in short MP13 - took place on Saturday 12 January in the presence of Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, Jean-Marc Ayrault, French Prime Minister, and French Minister of Culture Aurélie Filippetti. Numerous events in cities from Marseilles to Arles marked this opening with joyous parades, acrobats, tightrope walkers, musicians, fireworks and artistic contributions by an international range of artists. For example, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who has had recent retrospectives of her work at the Tate Modern in London, the Whitney in New York, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, dressed the winter-bare plane trees on the Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence in colorful cloth. Forty kilometers of polka-dotted fabric was used to wrap sixty plane trees along our main avenue, to great effect. Judge for yourself: joli, non?