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Hollande, Merkel remember WWI dead 100 years after Verdun battle

29 May 2016 | 0 comments

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will on Sunday stand shoulder to shoulder on the battlefield of Verdun to remember those killed 100 years ago in one of the bloodiest...

Arab League chief denounces Israel at peace talks meeting

28 May 2016 | 0 comments

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi blasted Israel as a bastion of "fascism and racial discrimination" on Saturday at a meeting of Arab foreign ministers that backed France's Middle East peace initiative.The...

One dead, several injured as lightning storms hit Europe

28 May 2016 | 0 comments

One man was killed and several people, including children, were injured Saturday as lightning strikes hit parts of Europe, including a park in Paris and a football pitch in Germany.In southern Poland...

Children hurt as lightning strikes Paris park, German football pitch

28 May 2016 | 0 comments

Dozens of people including many children were injured on Saturday as freak lightning strikes hit a Paris park and a football pitch in Germany.In Germany, 35 people were injured in the western village...

11 injured in Paris lightning strike, 6 seriously: official

28 May 2016 | 0 comments

Eleven people including 10 children were hurt Saturday when lightning struck a Paris park, a local official said, adding that six of the victims were seriously injured."There are currently 11 injured...

Arab League chief denounces Israel at peace talks meeting

28 May 2016 | 0 comments

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi blasted Israel as a bastion of "fascism and racial discrimination" on Saturday at a meeting of foreign ministers to discuss a French Middle East peace initiative.The Arab...

11 injured as lightning strikes Paris park

28 May 2016 | 0 comments

Eleven people, most of them children, were injured Saturday when lightning struck a birthday party in a Paris park, officials said, adding that six of the victims were seriously injured.Police said eight...

Private firm hired to hunt for EgyptAir black boxes

28 May 2016 | 0 comments

Egypt has hired a private firm to help find EgyptAir MS804's black boxes in an area narrowed down by an emergency signal sent when it hit the Mediterranean last week.The Egyptian-led investigative committee...

French govt keeps up tough line as petrol shortages ease

28 May 2016 | 0 comments

The French government maintained a hard line Saturday ahead of a fresh wave of protests over a bitterly-disputed labour law that has seen demonstrators blockading oil refineries and strikes paralysing...

Merkel hails Franco-German relations after Verdun invite

28 May 2016 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday hailed Franco-German ties as she prepared to attend centenary commemorations for the Battle of Verdun at the invitation of French President Francois Hollande."To...

Afghan migrant killed by lorry in Calais

28 May 2016 | 0 comments

A 25-year-old Afghan migrant was killed by a lorry on a motorway near the French port city of Calais in the early hours of Saturday, according to officials.The man, who lived in the city's ramshackle...

Hollande to push for European unity on major WWI battle centenary

28 May 2016 | 0 comments

French President Francois Hollande will underline the need for European unity at a ceremony Sunday in Verdun to honour those killed in one of the bloodiest battles of World War I 100 years ago.To mark...

Private firm hired to hunt for EgyptAir black boxes

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

Egypt hired a private firm Friday to help in the hunt for the black boxes from the EgyptAir plane that crashed last week en route from Paris to Cairo, authorities said.Egyptian civil aviation officials...

How labour reforms pushed France into crisis

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

France's Socialist government is locked in a standoff with trade unions over a proposed labour law that has sparked strikes and protests across the country.Two weeks before France hosts the month-long...

French government hits back against striking workers

27 May 2016 | 0 comments

The French government fought back Friday in a bitter labour dispute with unions, sweeping away blockades at fuel depots after President Francois Hollande vowed to "stand firm" over the reform that sparked...

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