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EU lawmakers optimistic about Brexit deal

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

European lawmakers received the draft Brexit deal on Thursday and expressed optimism that they will be able to ratify it, despite the political crisis brewing in London."I think it is the best agreement...

Putin critic claims victory after rights court condemns arrests

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

Europe's top rights court condemned Russia on Thursday over a series of arrests of the outspoken Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, calling them "politically motivated" attempts to curtail opposition to President...

Macron in Morocco for opening of high-speed railway

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday attended the inauguration in Morocco of a high-speed railway line that boasts the fastest journey times in Africa or the Arab world.The French leader and Moroccan...

CORRECTED: European rights court to rule on Russian opposition leader

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny heads Thursday to the European Court of Human Rights which will rule on whether his repeated arrests were politically motivated.The court in Strasbourg must decide whether...

Brexit deal 'good news for French economy', says minister

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

A proposed Brexit withdrawal agreement is "good news for the French economy", but Paris must keep an eye on its implementation, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday.The fact that an agreement...

Paris Mayor mulls plan to pedestrianise historic centre

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Mayor of Paris wants to pedestrianise the historic centre of the French capital, a member of her team has told AFP, an area encompassing famous landmarks like the Louvre museum and Notre Dame Cathedral.The...

Benzema associates charged over extortion bid: source

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

Two associates of scandal-dogged Real Madrid star Karim Benzema were charged by French police on Thursday over suspected extortion, sources close to the case told AFP.Police charged a 29-year-old man...

French PM says risk of no-deal Brexit 'still on the table'

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe warned Thursday that despite a draft accord between London and the EU on Britain's exit from the bloc, the prospect of Britain's crashing out without a deal was...

Jihadist leader 'very probably' killed by French forces in Mali

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

French forces operating in Mali killed seven suspected jihadists after a recent nighttime raid, possibly including a top leader in an alliance of insurgents linked to Al-Qaeda, the French army said Thursday.Al-Mansour...

France 'deeply concerned' over health of Mali hostage

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

The French government said Wednesday that it was "deeply concerned" over Sophie Petronin, a 73-year-old hostage in Mali, after a new video in which her kidnappers say her health has deteriorated.A seven-minute...

EU to curb phone costs, set up emergency alert system

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

The European Parliament voted Wednesday to limit prices for phone calls and text messages between EU countries and to set up an alert system during natural disasters or terror attacks.Under the new law,...

France, Russia, US wrangle at UN over C. Africa

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

France, Russia and the United States were locked in negotiations Wednesday to overcome differences over peace efforts in the Central African Republic ahead of a deadline for renewing the mandate of the...

French govt spokesman slams Trump's lack of 'common decency'

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

A French government spokesman on Wednesday accused US President Donald Trump of a lack of "common decency" for attacking his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Twitter on the third anniversary of a...

China says is no threat to EU, after Macron army call

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

China said on Wednesday that it had never posed a threat to Europe as it responded to a proposal by French President Emmanuel Macron for a "European army" to defend the bloc against China, Russia, and...

Paris tries to put brakes on 'yellow vest' diesel protests

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

The French government on Wednesday attempted to head off planned protests over rising fuel costs by announcing a series of measures to help poorer families pay their bills. A surge in the price of diesel...



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