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Detached workers rule 'betrays European spirit': Macron

23 August 2017 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that an EU rule allowing companies to send temporary workers from low-wage countries to other member states without paying local social charges was a "betrayal...

France seeks UN force in Lebanon's extension with no change in mandate

23 August 2017 | 0 comments

France said Wednesday it wants the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon to stick to its current mandate, opposing US calls to strengthen the force's authority to deal with arms movements by Hezbollah, the...

'Humanitarian catastrophe' in Philippines: Aid groups

23 August 2017 | 0 comments

Fighting in the troubled southern Philippine region of Mindanao has combined with extreme weather events to create a "humanitarian catastrophe", French aid groups said Wednesday. Around one million people...

EU rule on detached workers is 'betrayal of European spirit': Macron

23 August 2017 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that an EU rule allowing companies to send temporary workers from low-wage countries to other member states without paying local social charges was a "betrayal...

RugbyU: Former All Black accused of assault in fight video

23 August 2017 | 0 comments

Former New Zealand international Jason Eaton has been accused of assault following a night-club brawl in France that was captured on video, a police source said on Wednesday.The 35-year-old La Rochelle...

All Germany's gold returned from French vaults

23 August 2017 | 0 comments

The Bundesbank, Germany's central bank, said Wednesday it had returned to German soil all of its gold kept in Paris and some reserves from the US, three years ahead of schedule.Some 374 tonnes of the...

France's Charlie Hebdo publishes provocative Islam cartoon

23 August 2017 | 0 comments

French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo published a provocative front-page cartoon about Islam and the recent terror attacks in Spain on Wednesday, sparking fears that it could encourage Islamophobia.The...

'Not retired' ex French president Hollande jabs at Macron

23 August 2017 | 0 comments

Former French president Francois Hollande said Wednesday he has not turned his back on politics, after criticising his successor and former protege in the Elysee Palace, Emmanuel Macron."Even when I decided......

20 injured in migrant brawls near French port of Calais

22 August 2017 | 0 comments

More than 20 migrants have been injured during mass brawls that broke out between Afghans and Africans near the French port of Calais, local officials said.The fighting involving up to 200 people began...

Macron seeks support for EU reform plans

22 August 2017 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron embarks on a three-country tour of central and southeast Europe on Wednesday, hoping to drum up support for his ambitious EU reform agenda as his ratings falter at home.The...

One-third of known French radicals are mentally disturbed: minister

22 August 2017 | 0 comments

Nearly a third of people on a French terror watchlist are believed to have psychiatric disorders, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Tuesday, a day after a mentally ill man went on a rampage in a stolen...

France lifts lid on contested labour reforms

22 August 2017 | 0 comments

The French government will begin Tuesday a final round of talks with trade unions and employer groups on liberalising the country's strict labour laws, taking President Emmanuel Macron a step closer to...

One dead after van hits people at Marseille bus stops

21 August 2017 | 0 comments

One person was killed and another seriously injured in the southern French city of Marseille on Monday after a convicted criminal with psychiatric problems drove a van into people waiting at two bus stops,...

France's Total to buy Maersk Oil for $7.45 billion

21 August 2017 | 0 comments

French oil giant Total said Monday that it would buy Maersk Oil, a unit of Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, for $7.45 billion (6.35 billion euros).The company said the deal would make Total the...

Brigitte Macron to work on charities as unofficial 'first lady'

21 August 2017 | 0 comments

Brigitte Macron, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, will represent the country and carry out charity work but not have the official status of First Lady, following opposition to giving her...



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