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Banksy admits shredding stunt didn't go as planned

19 October 2018 | 0 comments

Banksy has admitted that one of his biggest pranks yet didn't really go according to plan.The British street artist created an art world sensation by sending one of his paintings through a shredder hidden...

France to send aircraft carrier to Indian Ocean next year

19 October 2018 | 0 comments

France said Friday it would send its aircraft carrier to the Indian Ocean next year, to defend freedom of navigation at a time of growing Chinese assertiveness in disputed waters.The Charles de Gaulle,...

Air France, unions reach deal to end costly pay dispute

19 October 2018 | 0 comments

Air France management and unions announced Friday that they had reached a deal aimed at ending months of strikes that set the airline back hundreds of millions of euros.Five unions representing 76.4 percent...

Marie Antoinette's jewels go on show before auction

19 October 2018 | 0 comments

Marie Antoinette's dazzling jewellery, unseen in public for two centuries, went on show in London on Friday before going on sale next month in a rare auction of such treasures.The collection, held by...

Turkey to host four-way Syria summit Oct 27 in Istanbul

19 October 2018 | 0 comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host a summit on the Syria conflict with the leaders of Russia, Germany and France on October 27 in Istanbul, his spokesman said Friday, the first such gathering...

Four injured in helicopter accident on French assault ship: military

19 October 2018 | 0 comments

Four French marines were injured in an accident involving a helicopter on an assault ship in the North Sea, the armed forces said Friday.The accident took place about 70 nautical miles (about 130 kilometres)...

Wife of Interpol ex-chief fears for his life -- and her own safety

19 October 2018 | 0 comments

The wife of fallen former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei has expressed fears for his life and her own safety, lashing out at what she called the "cruel" and "dirty" Chinese government that arrested him in...

French MP proposes 'glottophobia' law after southern accent mocked

19 October 2018 | 0 comments

A French MP on Thursday announced the tabling of a bill to outlaw regional linguistic discrimination, "glottophobia", after a prominent politician mocked a journalist's southern accent."Do we speak French...

France's Remy Cointreau in good spirits as cognac sales surge

19 October 2018 | 0 comments

French spirits group Remy Cointreau said Friday its sales grew by five percent in the first half of its 2018-19 financial year driven by its popular Remy Martin cognac.The group, which has distilled the...

Eurozone stocks retreat on mounting woes in Italy, China

19 October 2018 | 0 comments

Eurozone equities slid Friday after Brussels slammed Rome over its 2019 budget plans, with sentiment hurt also by weak Chinese growth data, poor French corporate news and rising global interest rates,...

French rock fans queue up for posthumous Hallyday album

18 October 2018 | 0 comments

Fans of French rocker Johnny Hallyday, whose death last year sparked a nationwide outpouring of emotion, queued outside record stores on Thursday night to get their hands on his posthumous album.Some...

Friends of French star Benzema suspected of attempted kidnapping

18 October 2018 | 0 comments

Associates of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema are suspected of involvement in an attempted kidnapping with the aim of recuperating money owed to the star player, French news site Mediapart reported...

French pensioner lived with father's dead body for 10 years: police

18 October 2018 | 0 comments

French police have found the mummified body of a man who died a decade ago in the flat of his deceased 79-year-old son, the police said on Thursday.A police source said the gruesome discovery three days...

New TV football shows hope to score with fans

18 October 2018 | 0 comments

Just when non-fans thought it was safe to turn the television back on again, a new wave of football shows are about to the hit the small screen.A raft of dramas, documentaries and children's shows based...

Summer drought may shrink supplies of French spuds

18 October 2018 | 0 comments

It's harvest time and the chips are down for potato producers in northern France where a long summer drought could see French spuds shrink in size and volume.The potatoes "first lacked water and then...



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