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French appeals court to rule on topless Kate Middleton photos

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

A French court is set to rule Wednesday on an appeal by two senior editors of celebrity magazine Closer against hefty fines imposed over their 2012 decision to publish pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge...

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...

Ex-Sarkozy aide charged with bribery in election financing probe

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Judges probing the financing of Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign, allegedly with cash from Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi, charged the French ex-president's former right-hand man Monday with taking...

Germany rolls out world's first hydrogen train

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Germany on Monday rolled out the world's first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology.Two...

New Air France-KLM chief vows to invest half of salary in airline

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Air France-KLM's new boss said Monday that he would invest half of his fixed salary into the company's stock as a gauge of his "confidence" in returning the strike-prone airline to a more solid footing.Benjamin...

EU 'to do everything possible to avoid hard Brexit,' says Austria

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

The European Union should do "everything possible to avoid a hard Brexit," Austria's chancellor said on Monday ahead of a summit of EU leaders where Britain's exit from the bloc will be top of the agenda.EU...



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