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(MENAFN - AFP) The boot boys are back. And they have never looked so elegant.

Dior, the French fashion house known for the dreamy beauty of its clothes, showed a new much tougher side in its Paris menswear show Saturday.

It's wasn't quite skinhead chic but it wasn't far from it with every trope in the punk wardrobe from string vests to dangling trouser braces referenced, ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Around 1,000 people took to the streets of Bucharest on Saturday for a gay pride march as participants demanded equal rights in a country where same sex marriage remains illegal.

Supporters of Bucharest Pride, an event celebrating diversity and the LGBT community, want to overturn a constitutional ban on same sex unions.

But they face opposition after ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) An Italian consumer group said Saturday it suspected artist Christo's popular floating walkway on a lake had involved an unreasonable waste of public money.

The organisation Codacons said it would be filing a complaint to the Lombardy region's spending watchdog on Monday.

"The Floating Piers" has been a smash hit with the public with visitors flocking ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Business groups in France and Germany on Sunday said EU nations should respond to Britain's decision to quit the bloc by working even more closely together to limit the "turbulence" caused by the Brexit shock.

In an joint appeal published in the French Journal du Dimanche, the heads of Germany's powerful BDI and BDA industry groups and the president of France's ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) TransCanada has formally filed a $15 billion suit against the US government for blocking its controversial project for an oil pipeline linking Canada with the Gulf of Mexico, legal documents show.

The company first announced its intention to sue in January, but then sought negotiations toward "an amicable settlement of the dispute" surrounding the Keystone ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) It consists of just five short, vaguely worded paragraphs, but Article 50 of the European Union's 2007 Lisbon Treaty will decide how Britain leaves -- and it is already causing problems.

The short section buried in the laws that govern the EU has never been used before and was written at a time when the prospect of any member state leaving seemed very unlikely.

The ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Financial authorities in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Saturday downplayed the impact of Britain's vote to leave the European Union on their banks.

Authorities in both countries, whose currencies are pegged to the US dollar, said they were keeping an eye on the impact of the Brexit vote, but that their banks' exposure is limited.

"Due to ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Rattled by the Brexit shock, major US companies are seeking more clarity about the future of the British market, their preferred entry port to Europe.

From clothing chain stores to automakers, the big names of "Corporate USA" have long flocked to Britain, attracted by its tax advantages and a common language, and by the prospect of accessing the European Union ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Britain's European Commissioner Jonathan Hill, a eurosceptic convert to the EU who announced his resignation Saturday, is a pragmatic dealmaker given a plum job as an olive branch to London by his boss Jean-Claude Juncker.

A member of Britain's House of Lords, officially styled The Lord Hill of Oareford, the 55-year-old was sent to Brussels by David Cameron ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Panama is preparing to officially open its canal this weekend to far bigger cargo ships after nearly a decade of expansion work aimed at boosting transit revenues and global trade.

On Sunday, a VIP ceremony will be held on the banks of the canal to inaugurate the completion of the works.

President Juan Carlos Varela will unveil the new locks and third ...

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