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28 Apr 2021
The UK's Electoral Commission says it has launched a formal investigation into the financing of a lavish makeover of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Downing Street apartment.
20 Jan 2021
The "salle des fêtes" of France's Élysée Palace is a place of power, pageantry and prestige. As well as press conferences and official dinners, it's here that the French president is sworn in. This ceremonial reception room has barely changed for more than a century and recently began to show signs of age. To give it a makeover, 150 French craftspeople were chosen for an exceptional job lasting two months. Tapestries, chandeliers, curtains and gilding: nothing was left to chance. We went behind the scenes.
26 Sep 2020
Polish artist Jerzy Kalina has unveiled an unusual sculpture of Saint John Paul II in Warsaw. Meanwhile, thieves had stolen a vial containing a few drops of the late pontiff's blood from an Italian cathedral.

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