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Facebook launches startup programme in Paris campus

17 January 2017 | 0 comments

Facebook launched its first ever startup support programme in Paris Tuesday, in a massive tech incubator funded by a French telecoms billionaire.The social media giant said it wanted to facilitate the...

France says UK 'improvising' on Brexit

17 January 2017 | 0 comments

The British government is "improvising" its handling of Brexit, France's finance minister said Tuesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May prepared to give a major speech on the issue.Michel Sapin said it...

French vote to enter Europe's 'super election year'

17 January 2017 | 0 comments

In two months' time starts a 'super election year' in three of Europe's leading economies: The Netherlands, France and Germany.

EU 'has no need' for Trump's advice, says Hollande

16 January 2017 | 1 comment

French President Francois Hollande replied bluntly to Donald Trump's criticism of the European Union and NATO as 'obsolete', saying the EU had 'no need for outside advice'.

Trump unleashes on NATO, Merkel, Russia and Brexit

16 January 2017 | 0 comments

NATO is 'obsolete', Germany's Angela Merkel made a 'catastrophic mistake' on refugees and Brexit will be 'great': Donald Trump unleashed a volley of broadsides to European media.

2016 a poor year for French cinema abroad

13 January 2017 | 0 comments

International cinemagoers lost their taste for French films last year, especially in Asia, French cinema promoter Unifrance said Friday.In 2016, French-made films sold 34 million tickets abroad, a fall...

Winter storm batters Europe

13 January 2017 | 0 comments

A powerful winter storm battered Europe on Friday, knocking power out for 330,000 homes in France, prompting the evacuation of thousands of seaside dwellers in Britain and disrupting travel.Britain issued...

Alleged mastermind of Kardashian heist charged in Paris

13 January 2017 | 0 comments

A French judge on Friday charged the alleged mastermind of the spectacular Paris heist, in which five masked men robbed US reality TV television star Kim Kardashian of jewellery worth millions, prosecutors...

US lifts French beef import embargo, France says

13 January 2017 | 0 comments

US authorities have lifted an embargo on French beef imports after 19 years, the French agriculture ministry said Friday.France is the fourth EU country to have its beef re-admitted to the US market...

Olympics candidate Paris boosts funds for Eiffel Tower upgrade

13 January 2017 | 0 comments

The city of Paris on Friday announced a 45 percent increase in funding to upgrade the Eiffel Tower as it gears up its bid to host the 2024 Olympics.The 15-year plan is now projected to cost 300 million...

Renault targeted in new 'dieselgate' scandal

13 January 2017 | 0 comments

A year and a half after Volkswagen's "dieselgate" erupted, Paris prosecutors are probing Renault over possible "cheating" in diesel emissions, sending the carmaker's shares sliding on the stock exchange.While...

'I'm not ashamed' says Paris attacks suspect

13 January 2017 | 0 comments

The main suspect in the Paris attacks said he was 'not ashamed' in a letter to a woman who wrote to him in prison, becoming 'talkative for the first time'.

French far-right leader Le Pen visits Trump Tower

12 January 2017 | 0 comments

The far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen visited Donald Trump's headquarters but left without meeting the US president-elect or any of his staff, aides said Thursday.The National Front...

British suspected paedophile fugitive caught in France

12 January 2017 | 0 comments

A British suspected paedophile who had been on the run for almost three years has been caught "by chance" in southern France following a car crash, British and French authorities said on Thursday."The...

Baboons make vowel-like sounds, similar to humans

11 January 2017 | 0 comments

Baboons make sounds that are similar to the vowels a,e,i,o and u, researchers said Wednesday, suggesting that some monkeys have had the physical capacity for language for millions of years.The findings...

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