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French journalists charged with bid to blackmail Morocco king

French journalists charged with bid to blackmail Morocco king

29 August 2015 | 0 comments

Two French investigative journalists were charged with blackmail for demanding two million euros ($2.2 million) from the king of Morocco not to bring out a book purportedly containing damaging revelations...

Europe ministers call for more train patrols, named tickets after France attack

Europe ministers call for more train patrols, named tickets after France at...

29 August 2015 | 0 comments

European ministers called on Saturday for more multinational patrols and tickets marked with passengers' names on major continental trains in the wake of last week's foiled jihadist attack. The group...

Ministers call for more patrols, named tickets on European trains

Ministers call for more patrols, named tickets on European trains

29 August 2015 | 0 comments

European ministers on Saturday called for more multinational patrols on major continental rail journeys as well as tickets marked with passengers' names, in the wake of last week's foiled jihadist attack...

Hollande, Merkel, Putin call for fresh summit on Ukraine

Hollande, Merkel, Putin call for fresh summit on Ukraine

29 August 2015 | 0 comments

The leaders of France, Germany and Russia discussed the Ukraine crisis over the phone on Saturday and agreed to hold a new summit in the coming weeks, said the French presidency.Francois Hollande, Angela...

French journalists charged with bid to blackmail Morocco king

French journalists charged with bid to blackmail Morocco king

29 August 2015 | 0 comments

Two French investigative journalists have been charged in Paris with trying to blackmail the king of Morocco out of two million euros ($2.2 million) in hush money, legal sources said Saturday. Eric Laurent...

French thieves posed as Gulf tourists to steal hotel safes

29 August 2015 | 0 comments

Two men have been arrested in France suspected of stealing safes out of a dozen hotel rooms by posing as wealthy Gulf tourists, armed with a chisel and a stethoscope, police said Saturday. The thefts...

French soldier killed in friendly fire in Mali

29 August 2015 | 0 comments

A French soldier has been killed by a colleague in "accidental fire" in an army camp in Mali, the army said on Saturday. Marine Baptiste Truffaux was shot by a fellow soldier on Thursday at a camp in...

EU ministers to talk security in Paris after train attack

EU ministers to talk security in Paris after train attack

29 August 2015 | 0 comments

European ministers gathered in Paris on Saturday to discuss beefing up security on public transport following last week's foiled jihadist attack on a high-speed train.Prosecutors have charged 25-year-old...

French journalists charged with bid to blackmail Morocco king

French journalists charged with bid to blackmail Morocco king

29 August 2015 | 0 comments

Two French investigative journalists have been charged in Paris with trying to blackmail the king of Morocco, legal sources said Saturday. Eric Laurent and Catherine Graciet, who have been held since...

Conmen impersonate French defence chief in fake ransom scam

Conmen impersonate French defence chief in fake ransom scam

28 August 2015 | 0 comments

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has taken legal action after conmen impersonated him in a series of phonecalls with African leaders in a bid to obtain money, his office said Friday.According...

European ministers to talk security in Paris after train attack

European ministers to talk security in Paris after train attack

28 August 2015 | 0 comments

European ministers gather in Paris Saturday for security talks following last week's "targeted and premeditated" jihadist attack on a high-speed train that was foiled by passengers.Prosecutors have charged...

After Uber and Airbnb, meal-sharing sites under fire in France

After Uber and Airbnb, meal-sharing sites under fire in France

28 August 2015 | 0 comments

First taxis rose up against Uber, then hotels challenged Airbnb and now, restaurants in France are taking on meal-sharing sites they believe create unfair competition and could sap jobs.The websites,...

Troubled Finnish nuclear reactor to enter test phase in 2016

Troubled Finnish nuclear reactor to enter test phase in 2016

28 August 2015 | 0 comments

Finland's much-delayed EPR nuclear reactor is to begin testing in February next year, French atomic energy giant Areva and its Finnish counterpart TVO announced Friday.Areva, together with German engineering...

Migrant drama hits European screens in film 'Mediterranea'

Migrant drama hits European screens in film 'Mediterranea'

28 August 2015 | 0 comments

As migrant tragedies overflow in the news cycle, especially in Europe, a new movie opening in France puts a human -- and artistic -- face on the phenomenon up on the big screen."Mediterranea", a first...

France's economy minister stumbles on 35-hour-week, again

France's economy minister stumbles on 35-hour-week, again

28 August 2015 | 0 comments

France's divisive economy minister has once again made waves among Socialists by criticising the country's sacrosanct 35-hour week just as the ruling party gathers for its annual conference.Emmanuel Macron,...

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