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Cantona the artist ponders sex, life and death in new book

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

Football legend Eric Cantona was a brooding artist on the field. Now he is proving that he is also one off it as a book of his drawings is published.The former Manchester United star muses on sex, death,...

Brigitte Bardot says Trump 'unfit' after permitting elephant trophies

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

French screen legend and animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot on Friday slammed US President Donald Trump as "unfit for office" after his administration's "shameful actions" in authorizing the import...

French wine country unveils its answer to kobe beef

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

As the unofficial capital of France's Burgundy region, Beaune is a town that thrives on wine -- and now even its cows are going to taste like grapes.This weekend will see luminaries of the wine-making...

French rocker Johnny Hallyday hospitalised

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

Veteran French rocker Johnny Hallyday, who has been battling lung cancer for several months, has been hospitalised with breathing problems, his entourage confirmed Friday.Celebrity magazine Voici had...

Iran says 'biased' French policy stoking Mideast crises

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

Iran said on Friday that "biased" French policy was stoking crises in the Middle East after Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accused it of "hegemonic" ambitions in the region."Unfortunately it seems...

What is the Paris Agreement?

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

On December 12, 2015, 195 countries gathered in the French capital to conclude the first truly universal climate treaty, the Paris Agreement, aimed at preventing worst-case-scenario global warming.The...

Hariri to arrive in France Saturday to meet Macron: presidency

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

Lebanese leader Saad Hariri will arrive in France on Saturday and meet President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace, the French presidency said Thursday.Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanon's...

France, Lebanon and the Hariri family have close ties

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

France under President Emmanuel Macron has played a lead role in trying to avert a fresh crisis in Lebanon amid claims that its prime minister Saad Hariri was being detained in Saudi Arabia.At the invitation...

French union protests fizzle against Macron

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

People protested across France on Thursday against President Emmanuel Macron's economic reforms but low turnout suggested that resistance to an agenda seen as too pro-business was losing steam.The demonstrations...

Tennis: Nadal wins doping defamation case against French ex-minister

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal won a defamation case against former French health and sports minister Roselyne Bachelot on Thursday after she accused him of doping on television.Bachelot was handed...

Novel on legacy of Algerian war wins France's richest prize

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

A powerful account of what happened to an Algerian "harki" family who sided with the French during the country's war of independence won France's most lucrative book prize Thursday."The Art of Losing"...

Top judge in EU's Kosovo mission quits with corruption warning

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

The top judge at the European Union's rule of law mission in Kosovo has announced his resignation while warning of corruption within the deployment in an interview with French daily Le Monde published...

Saudi Arabia says Hariri 'free to leave'

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Thursday he would travel to France "very soon" from Saudi Arabia, which rejected accusations the premier was detained in Riyadh following his shock resignation.Hariri,...

Lebanon's Hariri meets French FM in Riyadh: AFP

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri met the French foreign minister in Riyadh Thursday, the most senior Western official he has met publicly since his shock resignation announcement earlier this month.The...

Hariri free to leave Riyadh 'when he pleases': Saudi FM

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is free to leave Riyadh "when he pleases," the Saudi foreign minister said on Thursday, rejecting accusations from Beirut that the kingdom was "detaining" him.Hariri,...



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