The Paris premiere of the new Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” was canceled Friday after a gunman killed at least a dozen people at a Colorado opening of the same film.
The event at a movie theater on the French capital’s famed Champs-Elysees Avenue was supposed to include director Christopher Nolan and stars like Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine.
But on Friday afternoon, workers were pulling down the red carpet display. Some could be seen carrying away a large mask that had adorned the facade of the theater.
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French schools were rationing ketchup in their cafeterias to help children keep their cultural identity, under a new government decree.
The rule came into force in most primary and secondary schools Monday and restricts how often the condiment can be served.
School lunchrooms can serve dressings such as ketchup and mayonnaise only with certain dishes, such as fries, which are now allowed only once a week. The decree also bans schools from serving ketchup with traditional French meals, such as beef bourguignon and roast veal with blue cheese sauce.
The edict aims to ensure that the pupils stay connected to their cultural heritage — and to prevent them from being lured by fattening junk food. View full article »