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Brazil prosecutor recommends denying Total oil license near Amazon

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

A Brazilian prosecutor warned of "ecocide" in recommending against a drilling license for French oil major Total close to a huge coral reef near the mouth of the Amazon River.The prosecutor's office for...

Syria hands back Assad award to US 'slave' France

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Syria returned to France the prestigious Legion d'Honneur it gave to President Bashar al-Assad, saying Thursday he would not wear the award of a "slave" to America.Assad was decorated with the Legion's...

French MPs roast 'misleading' soya steaks, vegan sausages

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Soya steaks, vegan sausages and other vegetable-based products marketed as meat substitutes have been skewered by French lawmakers, who agreed Thursday to ban them for "misleading" consumers.Under the...

Muslim woman who refused handshake denied French citizenship

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

France's highest administrative court has upheld a decision to deny a French passport to an Algerian Muslim who refused to shake hands with officials during her citizenship ceremony, according to a ruling...

EU parliament demands independent probe into Slovak reporter's murder

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

The European Parliament called Thursday on Slovakia to ensure a full and independent investigation into the murder of an investigative reporter while demanding better protections for all journalists in...

EU Parliament tightens rules on money-laundering, terror finance

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

The European Parliament on Thursday tightened rules to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing, partly spurred by a wave of jihadist attacks in Brussels and Paris.The new rules make it easier...

European MPs urge US not to scrap Iran nuclear deal

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

About 500 lawmakers from Germany, France and Britain on Thursday urged the US Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal which President Donald Trump has threatened to abandon."It is the US's and Europe's...

Suspected Brussels Jewish museum killer to stand trial: lawyer

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Frenchman Mehdi Nemmouche was ordered Thursday to stand trial in Brussels for allegedly killing four people at a Jewish museum four years ago in a jihadist attack, his lawyer said.Judges decided there...

Lars von Trier returns to Cannes after Hitler comments

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

The Cannes Film Festival announced Thursday that Danish director Lars von Trier will return to the event this year for the first time since he was expelled in 2011 for saying he "sympathised" with Hitler.Festival...

Macron faces mass protests as opponents join forces

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron faces mass protests Thursday as trade unionists seek to galvanise angry students, public sector workers and striking train drivers into joining forces against him almost...

Macron, Merkel differ on fiscal policy in EU reform push

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday stressed their common will to reform the EU, but without bridging their fundamental differences on economic and fiscal...

France, Britain, US want to regain 'prestige' with Syria strikes: dissident

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Far from "saving Syrians from brutality", the United States, France and Britain were likely only trying to regain international "prestige" when they attacked Bashar al-Assad's regime, prominent Syrian...

France immigration bill sows seeds of dissent in Macron party

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

The French parliament votes Friday on a tough immigration bill that has sparked rumblings of revolt within President Emmanuel Macron's party, with several MPs openly challenging his plans to speed up...

Saudi anti-extremism centre hosts French cardinal

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

Saudi Arabia's anti-extremism Etidal centre hosted French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran on Wednesday, authorities said, a rare visit as the crown prince pushes for inter-religious exchange in the ultra-conservative...

Rape suspect Tariq Ramadan has multiple sclerosis: doctors

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, in detention in France over rape allegations, is suffering from multiple sclerosis, but could be treated behind bars, according to judicial medical opinion.The...



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