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Pete Doherty arrested in France for second time in a week


British singer Pete Doherty has been arrested in France for the second time in the space of a week. The Paris prosecutor’s office said the 40-year singer was placed in custody on Sunday for “violence by a person in a manifest state of intoxication”. Doherty is a former frontman for the Libertines and Babyshambles.

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Macron and Merkel try to showcase unity as Brexit looms


President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to demonstrate the solidity of the French-German relationship at a meeting in southern France, one day before a key EU summit that may approve a divorce deal with Britain.