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Paris mayor slams 'unfriendly' Trump over safety row

27 February 2017 | 0 comments

The mayor of Paris Monday slammed disparaging comments by Donald Trump about the French capital and immigration policies in Europe, suggesting the US president should focus on issues closer to home.Trump...

French election turns ugly as political attacks mount

27 February 2017 | 0 comments

Journalists accused of bias. Judges said to be taking orders from the president. The country in a state of "near civil war."This isn't America's especially bitter presidential election campaign last year,...

French Holocaust-era scholar nearly deported from US

26 February 2017 | 0 comments

An Egyptian-born French Jewish scholar on his way to a Texas university was nearly deported recently from the United States when he landed in Houston."I have been detained 10 hours at Houston International...

France sends backup to Niger after 16 troops killed

26 February 2017 | 0 comments

France is to send a contingent of counterterror forces to help the army in Niger after militants ambushed a military patrol killing 16, the defence ministry said. The decision, announced late Saturday,...

Rare Japanese woodblock prints on display in Poland

26 February 2017 | 0 comments

Polish-French art enthusiast Jerzy Leskowicz is obsessed with first-edition Japanese woodblock prints, and Katsushika Hokusai's iconic 19th-century "The Great Wave Off Kanagawa" is only one of many in...

No legal let up as French candidates face probes

26 February 2017 | 0 comments

France's presidential frontrunners Francois Fillon and far-right leader Marine Le Pen can expect no pause in legal investigations targeting them ahead of elections in April, the justice minister said...

Two Britons charged in France over illegal medicines trade

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

Two Britons were charged in northwest France Saturday of participating in an illegal drug network that advertised and sold unlicensed medicines advertised as able to heal cancer and other medical conditions,...

Two suspects charged in France over possible terror plot

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

Two men who had been arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack in France were charged on Saturday, legal sources said.The suspects, one 19-year-old and the other a 27-year-old, were arrested Tuesday...

French presidential candidate Macron to meet Merkel

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

France's centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in March, his team said Saturday.The exact date has not yet been fixed, they said.The 39-year-old...

Confidant of France's Le Pen charged over loan

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

A confidant of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been charged with making an illegal loan to her far-right National Front party, judicial sources said Saturday.It is the second fraud case...

Hollande hit backs at Trump over Paris criticism

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

French President Francois Hollande on Saturday hit back at Donald Trump after the US president criticised France in a veiled attack on its immigration policies and those of its European allies."It is...

'It's like tripping', says French artist entombed in rock

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

An artist entombed inside a 12-tonne rock for nearly three days has described the experience as like "tripping", insisting he would stick it out for a week.Speaking to AFP through a crack in the limestone...

French legal probe ratchets up pressure on Fillon election bid

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

A French prosecutors' decision to launch a full judicial inquiry into claims that presidential candidate Francois Fillon paid his family for fake jobs leaves him facing a fraught two months before elections,...

Clooney blasts Trump as Huppert's 'Elle' wins at 'French Oscars'

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

Isabelle Huppert and her hit thriller "Elle" were the big winners late Friday at the "French Oscars" -- the Cesars -- in a highly political ceremony marked by Hollywood star George Clooney warning that...

Russia to veto Syria sanctions over chemical weapons

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

Russia vowed Friday to use its veto to block a proposed UN resolution drafted by the United States, France and Britain that would impose sanctions on Syria for the use of chemical weapons.The trio are...



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