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Eagles of Death Metal play Stockholm gig ahead of return to Paris

14 February 2016 | 0 comments

American rockers Eagles of Death Metal took to the stage in Stockholm Saturday, ahead of their return to Paris next week to "finish" the fateful November concert that ended with jihadi gunmen killing...

Eagles of Death Metal frontman feels 'sacred duty' to finish Paris gig

13 February 2016 | 0 comments

Exactly three months after 90 people were massacred by Islamists at an Eagles of Death Metal concert in Paris, the band resumed its European tour Saturday, with frontman Jesse Hughes saying he felt "a...

'No time to lose' to install Libya unity government: French FM

13 February 2016 | 0 comments

There is "no time to lose" to put in place a unity government in Libya, where the Islamic State group is rapidly expanding its presence, the new French foreign minister said Saturday."There is no time...

'No time to lose' to install Libya unity government: ministers

13 February 2016 | 0 comments

Foreign ministers put pressure on Libya Saturday to finalise its unity government and head off the growing threat from the Islamic State group."There is no time to lose for the national unity government...

Off-piste skier killed in French Alps avalanche

13 February 2016 | 0 comments

An off-piste skier was killed in an avalanche Saturday in the French Alps, the authorities said, bringing to at least 15 the number of people killed in snow slides since the start of the season.The avalanche...

Kurds protest in French city to demand Ocalan release

13 February 2016 | 0 comments

Thousands of Kurds demonstrated Saturday in the French city of Strasbourg calling for the release of jailed PKK founder Abdullah Ocalan, who has been behind bars since February 1999."Down with the fascist...

France's 104-year-old twins say closeness is the secret

13 February 2016 | 0 comments

When they were born premature in 1912, doctors gave Paulette and Simone the slimmest chance of survival. But 104 years later, the French twins say there's a simple secret to their longevity: sticking...

More major attacks in Europe 'a certainty': French PM

13 February 2016 | 0 comments

More major attacks in Europe are a "certainty", French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told an audience at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. "We have entered -- we all feel it -- in a new era characterised...

Survivors torn as Eagles of Death Metal return to Paris

13 February 2016 | 0 comments

As Eagles of Death Metal return to Paris on Tuesday to 'finish' their fateful November rock concert that ended with jihadi gunmen killing 90 of their fans, survivors are torn over whether to go to the...

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...

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