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Trump: the art of the political rally

13 February 2016 | 0 comments

Agence France-Presse has launched a weekly series of reporters' blogs taking readers behind the scenes of the 2016 US election for a look at the events and attitudes shaping the White House race. The...

Paris attacks suspect's DNA 'not found on suicide belt'

12 February 2016 | 0 comments

No DNA from fugitive Salah Abdeslam, a key suspect in November's Paris attacks, has been found on a suicide belt discovered in the French capital, a source close to the inquiry said Friday.The explosive...

Lourdes is for lovers, gays included, French 'miracle' town says

12 February 2016 | 0 comments

Shopping around for a Valentine's Day weekend made in heaven?Married or not, straight or gay, you and your sweetheart will be welcome in Lourdes, the town in southwestern France that has attracted "miracle"...

Transcript of exclusive AFP interview with Syria's Assad

12 February 2016 | 0 comments

In the following AFP interview with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, the questions were asked in French and he replied in Arabic.Question 1: How do you feel when you see tens of thousands of your citizens...

Merkel's liberal refugee policy 'unsustainable in long-term': French PM

12 February 2016 | 0 comments

Germany's liberal refugee policy which ushered in 1.1 million asylum-seekers last year is not sustainable, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned Friday, as Chancellor Angela Merkel said a group of...

Renault profit up but headlights on struggling Russian unit

12 February 2016 | 0 comments

Renault said Friday net profit for 2015 was up nearly 50 percent to 2.96 billion euros ($3.3 billion) despite a hit from its Russian subsidiary which Renault said it may recapitalise and take over to...

Facebook defeated in French court ruling

12 February 2016 | 0 comments

The Paris appeal court on Friday upheld a ruling that Facebook can be sued under French and not Californian law.The ruling applies to a case in which a French teacher wants to sue the US social media...

Plans to move up to 1,000 from French migrant camp

12 February 2016 | 0 comments

Local French government authorities said Friday they want to move up to 1,000 migrants living in the notorious "Jungle" camp in the port town of Calais.The presence of thousands of migrants in the camp...

French left scratching heads over baffling government posts

12 February 2016 | 0 comments

France's freshly reshuffled government left some puzzled Friday over the role of new ministries such as that of "real equality", while another linking "family, children and women's rights" has irked feminists.French...

Bulgaria, France break up sex trafficking ring

12 February 2016 | 0 comments

Bulgarian and French police broke up a gang who brought Bulgarian women to France for sexual exploitation, the interior ministry in Sofia announced Friday.The alleged ringleader, a 36-year-old man, was...

Renault profit up but headlights on struggling Russian unit

12 February 2016 | 0 comments

Renault said Friday net profit for 2015 was up nearly 50 percent to 2.96 billion euros ($3.3 billion) despite a hit from its Russian subsidiary which Renault said it may recapitalise and take over to...

Expat currency news — Pound softens on poor UK data as stock market rout boosts safe-haven currencies

Expat currency news — Pound softens on poor UK data as stock market rout bo...

12 February 2016 | 0 comments

If you have a foreign currency transfer coming up, securing a competitive exchange rate can make a big difference on how much you receive. [Contributed by TorFX]

France warns Britain on eurozone veto

12 February 2016 | 0 comments

France warned Britain on Friday it could not expect to win veto powers over closer integration of the eurozone single currency area in talks on its own future in the EU.Negotiations on Britain's demand...

Plans to move up to 1,000 from French migrant camp

12 February 2016 | 0 comments

Local French government authorities said Friday they want to move up to 1,000 migrants living in the notorious Jungle camp in the port town of Calais."The time has come to move on, no one must live in...

L'Oreal wants Google executive on its board to boost web sales

12 February 2016 | 0 comments

L'Oreal, the world's biggest cosmetics company, said Friday it wants a leading Google executive to join its board to help the company boost online sales.If L'Oreal's annual shareholders meeting on April...

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