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Hollande fuels Rafale fighter jet controversy in India

22 September 2018 | 0 comments

Former French president Francois Hollande has fuelled controversy over India's multi-billion-dollar 2016 purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets, saying that France was given no choice on the Indian partner...

Macron honours Algerians who fought for colonial France

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron announced honours on Friday for Algerians who fought alongside French troops in Algeria's war of independence, part of fresh moves to confront France's painful legacy...

French Muslim rapper calls off shows at Bataclan after protests

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

A French rapper known for his provocative pro-Muslim lyrics said Friday that he would cancel two upcoming concerts at the Bataclan, where 90 people were shot dead when jihadist gunmen stormed the venue...

Police probe anti-semitic graffiti on Paris apartment door

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

French police said Thursday they had launched an investigation after anti-semitic graffiti was scrawled on the door of a Paris apartment building."Jewish scum live here," read the graffiti, on a building...

Macron mocks Britain's Brexiteer 'liars'

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday mocked the British politicians he says falsely claimed Brexit would be easy and then resigned to avoid having to deliver on their promises.Macron was speaking...

Farmers fume as France announces more bears for the Pyrenees

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Dozens of farmers and lawmakers stormed out of a meeting Thursday with France's new environment minister after he confirmed that two more bears would soon be released into the Pyrenees mountains.Some...

France offers bonus to back women filmmakers

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

France is to give a major cash bonus to movies made by women in a bid to try and bring gender parity to the film industry, its culture minister said Wednesday.Francoise Nyssen, who helped persuade the...

French 'rogue trader' Kerviel loses bid for retrial

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Jerome Kerviel, the former French investment banker whose trades cost his employer Societe Generale 4.9 billion euros, lost a legal bid Thursday to force a retrial following his 2010 conviction, lawyers...

France's Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests over IS tweets

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen expressed outrage Thursday after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for tweeting pictures of atrocities committed by the Islamic State group.Le Pen shared...

EU court faults Poland over exhumations of 2010 crash victims

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

The European Court of Human Rights ruled against Poland on Thursday for exhuming the bodies of victims of a 2010 plane crash which killed the country's president, saying it violated their families' right...

French police seek 4 men over gang-rape posted online

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

French police were searching Thursday for four men seen raping a woman outside a nightclub in southern France in videos that were shared on social media.Prosecutors in Toulouse opened an inquiry late...

China arrests suspect for customer data leak at Accor partner

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Shanghai police have arrested a man in connection with a data leak at NASDAQ-listed Chinese hotelier Huazhu Group after the suspect failed to sell the information online.The 30-year-old suspect had hacked...

French priest commits suicide in church after assault claim

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

A 38-year-old French priest in a northern French town committed suicide in his church after being accused of molesting a young woman, local prosecutors and police sources told AFP on Wednesday.Jean-Baptiste...

French police seize 20 tonnes of miniature Eiffel Towers

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

French police have seized 20 tonnes of miniature Eiffel Towers as part of a crackdown on the souvenirs which are offered illegally to tourists at visitor hotspots around Paris, security sources told AFP.The...

Terror suspects 'close to attack', Dutch prosecutors say

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

Two terror suspects arrested in June were close to carrying out attacks including at an iconic Rotterdam bridge and in France, Dutch prosecutors revealed Wednesday at the men's first court appearance.The...



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