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Editors' Picks: Places to Visit
By Samantha Leal | 06/08/2012 - 17:00

Satisfy your wanderlust and let our editors' favorite vacation spots inspire your own travels.


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 Shakira knighted in France, receives top prize at NRJ Music Awards
Shakira Knighted in France
By Jill Pankow | 01/31/2012 - 10:37

International superstar Shakira certainly shook things up this past weekend in France. The Colombian beauty was awarded the Knight of the Order of the Arts and Letters by France’s Minister of Culture and Communication Frederic Mitterand for her contributions in the world of music according to Zap2it.com.


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Salma Hayek Will Be "Knighted" in France!
By Adriana Rivera | 01/03/2012 - 13:47

Salma Hayek has been added to French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s list of recipients of those to be honored with the grade of Chavalier or “Knight.” According to People.com, the 45 year-old Mexican Puss In Boots actress will receive a formal induction at the Élysées Palace within the next two months.


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WATCH: J.Lo Performs in France While Marc Anthony is in Puerto Rico
By Mariela Rosario | 06/15/2011 - 09:18

While Marc Anthony was in Puerto Rico taking in President Obama's recent speech (the first visit by a sitting president in 50 years), his wife Jennifer Lopez was busy on a recent whirlwind promotional tou


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Shakira, Enrique Iglesias Win Big at France's NJR Awards
Shakira Wins Big at France's NJR Music Awards
By Mariela Rosario | 01/24/2011 - 15:30

Not that we are at all surprised, but Shakira totally stole the show at the 12th annual NRJ Music Awards this weekend in Cannes, France. She won the awards (think: French GRAMMY) for international female artist of the year and international song of the year for her World Cup hit, Waka Waka.

It was a great outcome for the international pop star who was making her first public appearance since announcing her split from longterm boyfriend Antonio de la Rua.


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Manuel Noriega Extradited from US Into French Custody
By Elayne Fluker | 04/27/2010 - 16:24

Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega, 76—who recently completed his US sentence for drug racketeering and money laundering—has been fighting extradition to France since early last year. Reportedly, the former Panamanian president laundered $25 million in cocaine profits through various major French banks and pruchased three lavish Paris apartments using drug money. Now, it seems like the French may finally get their chance to prosecute Noriega.


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Debris and Bodies from Air France Flight 447 Recovered
By Mariela Rosario | 06/08/2009 - 10:05

After incorrectly identifying "sea trash" as debris from Air France flight 447 last week, the Brazilian Air Force was hesitant to confirm that wreckage found over the weekend was indeed from the plane that mysteriously disappeared May 31, 2009, with 228 aboard.


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Brazilian Authorities: Debris Found in Atlantic Ocean Does Not Belong to Air France Flight 447
By Mariela Rosario | 06/05/2009 - 13:15

Brazilian officials confirmed this morning that, contrary to initial reports, the debris picked up by their Air Force from the Atlantic is "sea trash" and not from the missing Air France Flight 447.


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Manuel Noriega Completes Prison Term, Awaits Extradition
By Dorkys Ramos | 01/08/2009 - 16:47

Although Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega has completed his U.S. sentence for drug racketeering and money laundering, his trials are far from over.

Now France wants to try him on charges of laundering $25 million in cocaine profits through three major French banks and investing in three lavish Paris apartments with drug cash. But Noriega refuses to go down without a fight.

On January 14, a federal appeals court will hear arguments on Noriega’s claim that as a POW he should be sent back to Panama, 19 years after a U.S. invasion removed him from power.


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