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Mother who hid baby in filthy car boot jailed in France

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

A French court on Friday sentenced a woman who kept her baby hidden in the maggot-infested boot of her car to two years in jail for negligence causing mental disability.Rosa Maria Da Cruz, a mother of...

China Southern airline to exit SkyTeam alliance

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

China Southern, Asia's biggest carrier, is to exit the SkyTeam airline alliance founded by Air France and Delta, both the company and the grouping announced on Thursday.The departure will take effect...

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan wins bail in France rape case

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

Tariq Ramadan, a leading Islamic scholar held in France since February on charges he raped two women, on Thursday won conditional release after testifying in an appeals court.A Paris court ruled in favour...

Verdict in USB's French fraud trial set for Febraury

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

French judges said Thursday they would deliver their verdict on February 20 in the trial of Swiss banking giant UBS, which is suspected of orchestrating a scheme which let thousands of clients avoid taxes...

Russia warns France over C. Africa peace role

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

Russia warned France on Thursday that it must put aside "parochial national interests" and recognize its peace efforts in the Central African Republic as negotiations continued on a contentious UN Security...

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...

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...

Putin critic claims victory after rights court condemns arrests

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

Europe's top rights court condemned Russia on Thursday over a series of arrests of the outspoken Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, calling them "politically motivated" attempts to curtail opposition to President...

Macron in Morocco for opening of high-speed railway

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday attended the inauguration in Morocco of a high-speed railway line that boasts the fastest journey times in Africa or the Arab world.The French leader and Moroccan...

CORRECTED: European 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...

Benzema associates charged over extortion bid: source

15 November 2018 | 0 comments

Two associates of scandal-dogged Real Madrid star Karim Benzema were charged by French police on Thursday over suspected extortion, sources close to the case told AFP.Police charged a 29-year-old man...

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...



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