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French ex-minister cleared of raping two former employees

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

A French court on Thursday acquitted former government minister Georges Tron of raping two employees during foot-massaging sessions in his office.Tron, who served as junior minister for the civil service,...

France says indictments in Khashoggi case 'a step in right direction'

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

France on Thursday welcomed Saudi Arabia's indictment of several suspects over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, calling it a "step in the right direction" in an investigation being watched by...

Fashion legend Kenzo lifts veil on colourful legacy

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

Kenzo Takada, the Franco-Japanese designer who retired at the height of his colourful career nearly 20 years ago, wants to show the world how he came up with the pathbreaking designs that helped catapult...

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...

Russia's arrests of Navalny aimed to 'suppress political pluralism': Europe...

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that Russia's repeated arrests of opposition leader Alexei Navalny were politically motivated and violated his rights.Focussing on two of the arrests,...

Macron in Morocco for opening of high-speed railway

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Morocco on Thursday to take part in the inauguration of a high-speed railway line that boasts the fastest journey times in Africa or the Arab world.The French...

EU 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...

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...

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...

'Loving mother' on trial in France for hiding baby in car trunk

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

Relatives of a woman who hid her baby in the maggot-infested trunk of a car insisted Wednesday that they had no idea of her secret, at a trial that has drawn horror in France.Rosa Maria da Cruz, 50, faces...

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...



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