Rachel Delacour is a star of the male-dominated French startup scene. She had to battle against countless cliches and patronizing attitudes along the way to found her own software firm in Montpellier.
Joel Robuchon was named one of four "chefs of the century" in 1990. He gained 31 Michelin stars since entering gastronomy at the age of 15.
On 21 June 1998, German hooligans went on the rampage through Lens in northern France, leaving local policeman Daniel Nivel in a coma. Two decades later, Nivel is still living with his disabilities.
Art collector Peggy Guggenheim, known for supporting the careers of some of modern art's biggest names — Picasso, Miro, Pollock — made her home in Venice after the war. A look at her Venetian debut, 70 years on.
France Gall, who achieved international fame when she won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1965, has died at the age of 70. She was particularly successful in Germany.
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