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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,...

French senators grill assault-accused Macron aide

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

French senators on Wednesday grilled President Emmanuel Macron's disgraced former security aide Alexandre Benalla over an assault scandal that tarnished Emmanuel Macron's reputation.Alexandre Benalla...

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 court upholds magazine fines over topless Kate photos

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

A French court Wednesday dismissed an appeal by the editors of gossip magazine Closer, who were fined 45,000 euros ($53,000) for publishing pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge sunbathing topless in 2012.The...

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...

France, Germany issue 'urgent warning' on Poland judicial crisis

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

France and Germany warned Tuesday that the crisis over Poland's controversial judicial reforms is "more urgent than ever", saying months of talks between Warsaw and the EU had made little progress.Brussels...

Flamenco star Galvan herds cats in new circus show

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

Israel Galvan, the brooding star of modern flamenco, is used to conjuring up miracles on stage.But in his new show Galvan has to herd cats.The Spanish dancer shares the stage with an extended family of...

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan faces rape accuser in court

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan faced one of his rape accusers for more than eight hours in a French court Tuesday as he seeks bail after seven months in custody on charges he furiously denies.Ramadan,...

Renault-Nissan alliance takes Google Android for a drive

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

Renault's alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi said Tuesday it would start equipping its cars with the Android operating system to make dashboards smart.Under a deal with web giant Google, the Renault-led...

US ranks low on commitment to development, France drops: report

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

The United States ranks near the bottom of the list of countries with the best commitment to global development, while France dropped several places, a report released Tuesday found.The rankings showed...

Jobless gardener says Macron remarks were 'hard to swallow'

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

The unemployed gardener who French President Emmanuel Macron said had only to "cross the road" to find a job described the controversial remarks Tuesday as "hard to swallow".Speaking publicly for the...

French interior minister to quit in further blow to Macron

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

France's Interior Minister Gerard Collomb announced Tuesday that he would stand down after next year's European Parliament elections, in yet another blow to President Emmanuel Macron.Collomb, one of Macron's...



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