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Macron mocks Britain's Brexiteer 'liars'

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday mocked the British politicians he says falsely claimed Brexit would be easy and then resigned to avoid having to deliver on their promises.Macron was speaking...

Farmers fume as France stands firm on more Pyrenees bears

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Dozens of farmers and local officials stormed out of a meeting with France's new environment minister on Friday as he confirmed two more bears would soon be released into the Pyrenees mountains.Around...

Action! France tackles screen sexism with subsidy for women

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

France is to give movies made by women a special subsidy bonus in a bid to counter sexism in the film industry, its culture minister said Wednesday.Francoise Nyssen, who helped launch the 50/50 pledge...

French 'rogue trader' Kerviel loses bid for retrial

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Jerome Kerviel, the former French investment banker whose trades cost his employer Societe Generale 4.9 billion euros, lost a legal bid Thursday to force a retrial following his 2010 conviction, lawyers...

France's Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests over IS tweets

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen expressed outrage Thursday after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for tweeting pictures of atrocities committed by the Islamic State group.Le Pen shared...

European court faults Poland over exhumations of 2010 crash victims

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

The European Court of Human Rights ruled against Poland on Thursday for exhuming the bodies of victims of a 2010 plane crash which killed the country's president, saying it violated their families' right...

French police seek 4 men over gang-rape posted online

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

French police were searching Thursday for four men seen raping a woman outside a nightclub in southern France in videos that were shared on social media.Prosecutors in Toulouse opened an inquiry late...

China arrests suspect for customer data leak at Accor partner

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Shanghai police have arrested a man in connection with a data leak at NASDAQ-listed Chinese hotelier Huazhu Group after the suspect failed to sell the information online.The 30-year-old suspect had hacked...

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,...



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