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France's 'Black Widow' gets 22-year jail term

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

A French woman dubbed the "Black Widow of the Riviera" was jailed for 22-years Thursday for poisoning four wealthy elderly men, two of whom died.Patricia Dagorn, 57, was convicted of killing two men found...

Sudan holding AFP journalist arrested while covering protests

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Authorities in Sudan were holding an Agence France-Presse journalist on Thursday after he was arrested a day earlier while covering demonstrations against rising food prices that were dispersed by police.Abdelmoneim...

Tillerson, not Trump, to visit London next week

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he hopes to visit the new US embassy in London next week, shortly after President Donald Trump refused to attend its opening ceremony.Tillerson will be in Britain...

Wave of resignations hits governing Alliance Francaise Foundation

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

More than a third of senior administrators at the governing foundation of France's Alliance Francaise, a worldwide network promoting French language and culture, announced on Thursday their resignation...

French #MeToo founder being sued for slander

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

The woman behind France's answer to the #MeToo campaign said Thursday she was being sued for slander by the man she accused of lewd remarks in a post that triggered a deluge of similar harassment accounts.Sandra...

Experts give one in the eye to Bayeux Tapestry loan offer

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

The Bayeux Tapestry will not be lent to Britain until major conservation problems are overcome, French experts said Thursday as they voiced their opposition to the historic treasure ever crossing the...

Britain and France agree new border security deal

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Britain and France on Thursday signed a new deal to boost border security after a request by French President Emmanuel Macron, concerned at the number of migrants in Calais trying to reach British shores.The...

Bayeux Tapestry to be loaned to Britain in 2022: May

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

The Bayeux Tapestry will return to British shores in 2022, Prime Minister Theresa May announced Thursday at a summit with French President Emmanuel Macron.France has agreed to loan to Britain the fragile...

No cash? Paris church basket now taking bank cards

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

The passing around of collection baskets at Catholic mass usually leads to a collective digging through pockets and purses for loose change or small bills -- but a Paris church is testing a high-tech...

Stars give Vuitton designer Kim Jones rousing send-off

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

A galaxy of celebrities rose to their feet Thursday to cheer British designer Kim Jones as he presented his last show for Louis Vuitton at Paris men's fashion week.Supermodels Naomi Campbell and Kate...

Peugeot plans electric versions of all cars by 2025

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

French carmaker PSA, owner of the Peugeot, Citroen, Opel, Vauxhall and DS brands, will offer an electric version of all its models by 2025, CEO Carlos Tavares has said.Speaking on the sidelines of the...

Italy cracks Chinese mafia gang with European reach

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Police in Italy say they have cracked open a violent Chinese criminal group which had infiltrated the national transport sector and expanded into France, Germany and Spain.Thirty-three suspects were arrested...

Britain's May to welcome Macron after cash promise for Calais

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Prime Minister Theresa May welcomes her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Thursday for a high-profile summit, preceded by a British promise to pay more for border security in the migrant hot-spot...

May, Macron meet at UK summit as migrant crisis, Brexit loom large

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

British and French leaders aim to deepen cooperation in tackling terrorism and the migration crisis at a bilteral summit near London Thursday, as Britain tries to strenghten ties before leaving the European...

Britain and Italy to bolster troop presence in Africa's Sahel

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Britain is set to send helicopters to bolster a key French counter-terrorism operation in Mali in a package of measures to be agreed at a summit near London on Thursday.The commitment will come as Prime...



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