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France charges man allegedly linked to Barcelona attack

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

A man has been charged in France over alleged links to a suspect in last year's deadly jihadist attacks in Barcelona and a nearby seaside resort, a French legal source said Friday.The man, in his early...

Jihadist group claim Mali attack that killed 2 French soldiers

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

A powerful jihadist alliance has claimed an attack on a French military vehicle in Mali that left two soldiers dead, Mauritanian media reported on Friday.Two soldiers from France's counter-terrorism force...

Apple loses bid to ban protests by French tax campaign group

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

A French court on Friday threw out a complaint by Apple demanding a ban on protests at its stores by the tax campaign group Attac.Attac had staged a sit-in at Apple's flagship Paris store on December...

Merkel, Macron ask Putin for Syria E.Ghouta ceasefire: French presidency

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel wrote to Russia's Vladimir Putin on Friday urging him to back a UN Security Council resolution for a ceasefire in Syria, France's presidency...

France clamps down on radical Islam in prisons, schools

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

The French government said Friday said it would seal off extremists within prisons and open new centres to reintegrate returning jihadists into society as part of a plan to halt the spread of radical...

EU-South America deal 'could kill 20,000 French farms': union

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

Over 20,000 French farms could go bankrupt if the European Union concludes a major trade deal with four South American countries, France's biggest farm union warned Friday.Christiane Lambert, head of...

French group in bid to ban young children watching 'Fifty Shades Freed'

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

A Catholic group which succeeded in having Lars von Trier's ultra-violent film "Antichrist" banned from French cinemas, is now taking a case against the erotic romance "Fifty Shades Freed".The traditionalist...

More than 1 in 10 French women raped: poll

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

More than one in ten French women have been raped at least once, according to a study on sexual violence published Friday as the global abuse scandal widens.Twelve percent of the 2,167 women polled by...

Earliest cave art belonged to Neanderthals, not humans: study

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

The world's oldest known cave art was crafted by Neanderthals more than 20,000 years before modern humans arrived in Europe, showing that our extinct cousins were capable of symbolic thinking just like...

All the wild horses are extinct: study

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

All the world's wild horses have gone extinct, according to a study Thursday that unexpectedly rewrites the horse family tree based on a new DNA analysis of their ancestry.What most people thought were...

Le Pen niece to US conservatives: 'France first' for the French

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

Hardline former French MP Marion Marechal-Le Pen told American conservatives Thursday that her nation's far-right movement was "standing side by side" with the supporters and nationalist policies of President...

French court denies rape-accused Ramadan's release

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

A French court on Thursday dismissed a bid by Tariq Ramadan, the prominent Islamic scholar detained on rape charges, to be released on health grounds, legal sources said.Ramadan's lawyers had pushed for...

Depardieu hooks up with French provocateur Blier for new film

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

French acting legend Gerard Depardieu has teamed up again with director Bertrand Blier, the veteran provocateur behind some of his greatest hits, his producers said Thursday.Their new film, a tragi-comedy...

Far-right targets France's mixed-race Joan of Arc

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

The French city of Orleans has for the first time named a mixed-race teenager to play folk heroine Joan of Arc for annual festivities, prompting a torrent of racist abuse from far-right social media users....

Macron eyes action against Chinese farm buyers

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

President Emmanuel Macron promised measures Thursday to help prevent foreign investors buying French farms amid concern that Chinese businesses are taking advantage of low land prices and distressed rural...



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