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The feisty Breton defender of fed-up French motorists

17 November 2018 | 0 comments

Jacline Mouraud, an accordionist whose YouTube tirade over rising fuel prices propelled her to the fore of a French motorists' revolt, hopes Saturday's blockade of roads will be the beginning of something...

France braces for travel turmoil as 'yellow vests' take on Macron

17 November 2018 | 0 comments

French drivers seething over high fuel prices have vowed to snarl traffic across the country Saturday in a widely supported protest that could prove the trickiest so far for President Emmanuel Macron.The...

Paris, Berlin agree on future eurozone budget: French ministry source

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

France and Germany have agreed on the broad outlines of a proposed eurozone budget which they will present to EU finance ministers in Brussels on Monday, a French finance ministry source said.The common...

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan released from French jail

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

Tariq Ramadan, a leading Islamic scholar held in France since February on charges of raping two women, was released on bail Friday after he persuaded judges he was not a flight threat.The 56-year-old...

Macron and Merkel unite in struggle for Europe

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

Beleaguered at home, belittled abroad, Emmanuel Macron of France and Germany's Angela Merkel will use a Berlin meeting on Sunday to bolster their alliance as champions of a united Europe fraught with...

'Cold War' in US-Chinese trade risks heating up, says France

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire on Friday urged an end to the "Cold War in trade" between the United States and China, warning the world was just a step away from a globally destructive, full-blown...

France, Germany 'jumping the gun' on EU army: Dutch PM

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

France and Germany are jumping the gun with calls for a European army, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday, asserting that the continent's safety could be guaranteed only through NATO."The idea...

Mother who hid baby in car boot jailed in France

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

A French court on Friday sentenced a mother who kept her baby hidden in the maggot-infested boot of her car to a five-year jail term, three years of which were suspended.Rosa Maria Da Cruz, a Portuguese-born...

Accept EU deal or face 'economic disaster', French minister warns Brexiters

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said Friday that Brexit advocates must choose between accepting the deal negotiated by London and Brussels for leaving the EU or risk "economic disaster"."The choice...

PNG paves way towards new natural gas project

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

Papua New Guinea Friday signed a deal with energy giants Total and ExxonMobil on a proposed new project that would significantly boost the natural gas exports from the poor Pacific Island nation.The parties...

CORRECTED: Fashion legend Kenzo lifts veil on colourful legacy

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

Kenzo Takada, the Japanese designer who retired at the height of his colourful career nearly 20 years ago, wants to show the world how he came up with the pathbreaking designs that helped catapult a wave...

Mother who hid baby in filthy car boot jailed in France

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

A French court on Friday sentenced a woman who kept her baby hidden in the maggot-infested boot of her car to two years in jail for negligence causing mental disability.Rosa Maria Da Cruz, a mother of...

China Southern airline to exit SkyTeam alliance

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

China Southern, Asia's biggest carrier, is to exit the SkyTeam airline alliance founded by Air France and Delta, both the company and the grouping announced on Thursday.The departure will take effect...

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan wins bail in France rape case

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

Tariq Ramadan, a leading Islamic scholar held in France since February on charges he raped two women, on Thursday won conditional release after testifying in an appeals court.A Paris court ruled in favour...

Verdict in USB's French fraud trial set for Febraury

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

French judges said Thursday they would deliver their verdict on February 20 in the trial of Swiss banking giant UBS, which is suspected of orchestrating a scheme which let thousands of clients avoid taxes...



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