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Oh la la! French chateau could be won for 11 euros

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

A French chateau worth around 1.7 million euros is up for grabs in an online raffle -- and tickets cost just 11 euros.British philanthropist Ruth Philips is donating all the profits from the sale of her...

US rejects calls for UN support to Sahel force

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

The United States on Wednesday rejected calls for stronger UN support for a West African force fighting jihadists in the increasingly volatile Sahel region. Backed by France, five countries of the region...

Macron backs Rwandan candidate for Francophonie group

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

President Emmanuel Macron, in a move likely to strengthen France's ties with Rwanda, on Wednesday backed the Rwandan candidate to head the world association of French-speaking nations.After meeting in...

British burglar caught after spending five months in French woods

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

A British ex-soldier suspected of around 40 burglaries in central France spent five months on the run in the woods before being caught this week, police said Wednesday.The 51-year-old suspect never strayed...

French PM cancels Israel trip: official

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

France's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has cancelled a planned trip to Israel early next month, citing "domestic agenda reasons", his office said on Wednesday.Philippe had been expected to visit Jerusalem...

First conviction in massive German tax fraud case

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

A German court has ordered French bank Societe Generale to pay lender Helaba millions in compensation, the first conviction in a massive tax fraud investigation, AFP learned Wednesday.Societe Generale...

Macron plan for French suburbs slammed as insufficient

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

French opposition parties and media on Wednesday slammed President Emmanuel Macron's plan for tackling urban poverty, saying the proposals unveiled a day earlier lacked ambition and were just for show.Macron's...

French gourmets cheesed off at new Camembert rules

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

From lawmakers to Michelin-starred chefs, gourmets across France are seriously cheesed off at new rules that they say could put the country's famed Camembert on the brink of extinction and destroy its...

EU hands France's Macron deficit victory

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

The EU officially recommended that France be removed from Brussels' public spending penalty box after more than a decade, handing a win to French President Emmanuel Macron in his push to gain the trust...

US policy on Iran puts region in 'further danger': France

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Wednesday that the United States risks further destabilising the Middle East after Washington warned Iran faced the "strongest sanctions in history"."The...

Zuckerberg to face pressure on taxes in meeting with Macron

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

Fresh from saying "sorry" to European lawmakers, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg holds talks with Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday where he will face renewed pressure over his company's tax policies.Zuckerberg...

Kagame, Macron meet to ease tensions over Rwanda genocide

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

Rwandan President Paul Kagame will meet French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace on Wednesday as they seek to improve bilateral ties after two decades of tension over the 1994 Rwandan genocide.France...

Macron and Putin: 'frenemies' reunited

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

With relations between the West and Russia at historic lows, French President Emmanuel Macron travels to St Petersburg Thursday to seek common ground with Russian President Vladimir Putin.The talks between...

Chinese vase, left in attic, worth at least half a million: Sotheby's

22 May 2018 | 0 comments

A Chinese vase discovered in a battered shoebox stuffed in an attic in France is set to be the star of a Sotheby's auction next month.Experts have identified the find as an exquisite porcelain vessel...

Now's the time: three bottles of 1774 vintage wine on sale in France

22 May 2018 | 0 comments

Tucked away in a vaulted cellar of eastern France for eight generations, they may be the oldest bottles of wine available for purchase: three bottles of "Vin Jaune" (yellow wine) dating from 1774 which...



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