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Under pressure Sahel jihadists resort to soft targets: French commander

1 May 2016 | 0 comments

The commander of a French anti-jihadist force in Africa's northern Sahel says Islamist insurgents are hitting soft targets elsewhere after losing the initiative in the region.General Patrick Brethous...

Original Tintin 'King Ottokar's Sceptre' art sells for $1.2 mn

1 May 2016 | 0 comments

The orginal artwork for the last two pages of the Tintin comic book "King Ottokar's Sceptre" sold for a total of 1.046 million euros ($1.2 million) at auction Saturday in Paris."This is only the second...

French PM heading to Australia after mega subs contract

1 May 2016 | 0 comments

France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls will make a surprise visit to Australia for talks with Malcolm Turnbull after a French shipbuilder won a huge submarine contract, officials said Sunday.Contractor...

Germany says to host fresh Ukraine talks

30 April 2016 | 0 comments

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier Saturday said he had invited his Russian, Ukrainian and French counterparts to talks in Berlin on May 11 intended to smooth differences between Moscow and...

French tourist dies in Madeira fall

30 April 2016 | 0 comments

An 81-year-old French tourist died Saturday after falling into a ravine on the Portuguese island of Madeira, emergency service officials said."The tourist was walking with a group and when he stopped...

Fire ravages Muslim prayer hall in Corsica

30 April 2016 | 0 comments

A Muslim prayer hall in the French island of Corsica was ravaged by fire on Saturday in what prosecutors said was probably a criminal attack.The blaze occurred just months after the island, popular with...

Copyright expires on Bolero, world's most famous classical crescendo

30 April 2016 | 0 comments

Almost 90 years after it was first performed in Paris, the copyright runs out on Sunday on one of the most popular and unique pieces of classical music, Ravel's "Bolero"."We are accustomed to say that...

Fire ravages Muslim prayer hall in Corsica

30 April 2016 | 0 comments

A Muslim prayer hall in the French island of Corsica was ravaged by fire on Saturday in what prosecutors said was probably a criminal attack.The blaze occurred just months after the island, popular with...

Janaillac proposed to head Air France-KLM: report

30 April 2016 | 0 comments

Jean-Marc Janaillac, head of French transport group Transdev, is likely to be nominated to head Air France-KLM on Tuesday following the surprise resignation of CEO Alexander de Juniac, French economic...

France says it will increase forces in Ivory Coast

30 April 2016 | 0 comments

France will increase the number of its troops in Ivory Coast, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday on a trip to the African nation which hosts a regional base for French forces."This summer...

Top wine critic Parker to retire as Bordeaux rater

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

American wine guru Robert Parker, whose ratings could make or break Bordeaux vintages for the past 38 years, is to turn his power over to a successor on Sunday, his magazine told AFP.It will be the end...

Divided UN council votes to bring back full W. Sahara mission

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

The UN Security Council on Friday voted to restore the UN mission in disputed Western Sahara but was divided over the steps demanded from Morocco to bring the peacekeeping force back to full operations.A...

French drug giant Sanofi vows hostile bid for US prey

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi vowed to open a hostile takeover battle Friday after its $9.3 billion (8.2 million-euro) offer for US cancer drug maker Medivation was dismissed for being too cheap....

Divided UN council votes to bring back full W. Sahara mission

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

The UN Security Council on Friday voted to restore the UN mission in disputed Western Sahara but was divided over the steps demanded from Morocco to bring the peacekeeping force back to full operations.A...

Delta orders 37 Airbus A321 for $4.2 bn

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Delta ordered on Friday 37 of Airbus' medium-haul A321 aircraft with a catalogue price $4.2 billion (3.7 billion euros) as the US airline seeks to quickly retire older planes."The order for the A321s...

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