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French priest commits suicide in church after assault claim

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

A 38-year-old French priest in a northern French town committed suicide in his church after being accused of molesting a young woman, local prosecutors and police sources told AFP on Wednesday.Jean-Baptiste...

French police seize 20 tonnes of miniature Eiffel Towers

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

French police have seized 20 tonnes of miniature Eiffel Towers as part of a crackdown on the souvenirs which are offered illegally to tourists at visitor hotspots around Paris, security sources told AFP.The...

Terror suspects 'close to attack', Dutch prosecutors say

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

Two terror suspects arrested in June were close to carrying out attacks including at an iconic Rotterdam bridge and in France, Dutch prosecutors revealed Wednesday at the men's first court appearance.The...

French priest kills himself in church amid assault claim

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

A 38-year-old French priest in a town in northern France committed suicide in his church after being accused of molesting a girl, local prosecutors and police sources told AFP on Wednesday.Jean-Baptiste...

Morocco radio ban urged for singer accused of rape

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

A social media campaign has been launched to ban the songs of Moroccan pop star Saad Lamjarred on the country's radio stations after he was charged in France in a third case involving rape charges.The...

Macron to meet Trump, Iran's Rouhani at UN in New York

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

President Emmanuel Macron will separately meet his US and Iranian counterparts, Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani, during the UN General Assembly in New York next week, the French presidency said Wednesday.The...

Energy giants, banks launch new blockchain platform

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

Fifteen multinationals including energy behemoth Royal Dutch Shell and banking giant Citi on Wednesday announced the launch of a new blockchain platform to facilitate oil and gas deals.Dubbed komgo SA,...

Frenchman at centre of Nobel scandal on trial for rape

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

The man at the centre of a sexual assault scandal that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone this year's Nobel Literature Prize denied two counts of rape as his first hearing ended on Wednesday.Frenchman...

Assault-accused Macron bodyguard braces for Senate grilling

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

The disgraced former bodyguard at the centre of the biggest scandal of Emmanuel Macron's young presidency is due to appear Wednesday before a Senate committee which will quiz him over his close ties to...

Fluid flamboyance: French star Christine and the Queens becomes Chris

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

Heloise Letissier, the million-selling French pop singer who became a global star as Christine and the Queens, cannot stop shape-shifting.For her second album, which is out Friday, Christine has morphed...

French appeals court to rule on topless Kate Middleton photos

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

A French court is set to rule Wednesday on an appeal by two senior editors of celebrity magazine Closer against hefty fines imposed over their 2012 decision to publish pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge...

Brother of Paris attacks suspect facing jail for theft

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

Belgian prosecutors called Wednesday for the brother of jihadist Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, to be jailed for four years for aggravated robbery.Mohamed Abdeslam is...

Filmmaker Loridan-Ivens, Auschwitz companion of Simone Veil, dies

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

French writer and filmmaker Marceline Loridan-Ivens, a lifelong friend of Simone Veil after the pair met in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp, died Tuesday aged 90, the late French minister's son...

Chinese actress has high hopes for her Bordeaux vineyard

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

A Chinese film star got her hands dirty Tuesday to kick off the harvest at her Bordeaux vineyard, which she aims to propel into the ranks of top estates as demand for French wines grows back home.Zhao...

Napoleon's imperial barge on the move again

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

A barge built secretly for Napoleon Bonaparte in 1810 to inspect his imperial fleet had its crown removed in a delicate museum operation Tuesday ahead of the vessel's move to a new home on the coast of...



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