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French fans sentenced for World Cup robberies, violence

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

A French court gave two men suspended sentences Wednesday and fined a third for robbery and violence on the sidelines of France's World Cup victory celebrations. One fan, wearing a shirt of the French...

French far-right party's appeal of cash freeze set for August

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

A Paris court will hear on August 6 an appeal by France's far-right National Rally of a decision to withhold two million euros of euros in public subsidies for the party as part of an EU funding inquiry.Party...

France World Cup win triggered spike in hate speech in Poland: NGO

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

A Polish anti-racism NGO said Wednesday that it has filed several dozen hate speech complaints with prosecutors after a spike in racial posts by Polish internet users against members of France's winning...

Paris police urge women to report World Cup sexual assaults

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

Paris's police chief urged women on Wednesday to report any cases of sexual assault during the celebrations of France's World Cup win, after dozens of accounts by victims were posted on social media in...

French actors protest as Russian director's house arrest extended

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

Actors protested at one of the world's biggest theatre festivals in support of Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov as judges in Moscow on Wednesday extended his 11-month-long house arrest.Artists wearing...

PSA eyeing Canada amid Trump auto tariff threat

17 July 2018 | 0 comments

French automaker Groupe PSA may turn to Canada rather than entering the US market if Washington follows through on threats to impose blanket tariffs on auto imports, the company's regional chief said...

Yemen rebel leader willing to give UN control of key port

17 July 2018 | 0 comments

Yemen's Huthi rebel chief says he is ready to hand over control of the key port of Hodeida to the United Nations if the Saudi-led coalition backing pro-government troops halts its offensive, a French...

Endangered leopard cubs born at French zoo

17 July 2018 | 0 comments

Two endangered clouded leopard cubs have been born at a zoo in eastern France, its director said Tuesday.The as-yet-unnamed pair were born on July 5 at Mulhouse Zoo near France's borders with Germany...

French World Cup victors show triumph of diversity: Obama

17 July 2018 | 0 comments

Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday singled out the African heritage of many players in France's World Cup-winning football team in a speech paying tribute to Nelson Mandela.Speaking in Johannesburg...

Four activists held in France for escorting migrants over border

17 July 2018 | 0 comments

Four people accused of illegally helping migrants cross the border into France were being questioned by police on Tuesday, the latest case over aid provided to refugees on the move through Europe.The...

Russia condemned by rights court over Politkovskaya, Pussy Riot

17 July 2018 | 0 comments

The European Court of Human Rights condemned Russia in two separate judgements Tuesday over its investigation into murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya and its treatment of the protest group Pussy Riot.In...

'Paris won't die': Scenes of joy at Paris bar targeted by terror

16 July 2018 | 0 comments

Striking images of World Cup celebrations at a Paris bar targeted in the deadly November 2015 attacks ricocheted around social media Monday, potent symbols of France's resolve to not live in fear despite...

France expels 'mentor' of 2015 jihadist attackers to Algeria

16 July 2018 | 0 comments

France on Monday expelled a radical Islamic preacher to Algeria after his release from prison, where he became a mentor to at least two jihadis who carried out deadly attacks on a satirical newspaper...

Renault scores new sales record driven by emerging markets

16 July 2018 | 0 comments

French car giant Renault on Monday reported a nearly 10 percent surge in sales in the first half of 2018, scoring a new 2.1 million vehicle sales record driven by gains in Russia, Argentina and Brazil."For...

Macron cheers from the stands -- then 'dabs' in the changing room

15 July 2018 | 0 comments

President Emmanuel Macron was pictured cheering from the stadium, got drenched in the rain on the pitch, then attempted to "dab" with the players in the changing room Sunday after France's victory in...



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