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Leading Socialist faces inquiry for anti-semitic Macron tweet

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

A top official in France's Socialist Party is facing a legal inquiry after tweeted an image with anti-Semitic overtones against President Emmanuel Macron, sources close to the inquiry said Monday.Gerard...

Family ends row over legacy of artist Arman

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

A decade-long row between the heirs of the sculptor Arman, whose works were once some of the most expensive in the world, has been resolved, lawyers said Monday.The French-American artist, one of the...

Man faces French trial for 'complicity' in Rwanda genocide

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

A Rwandan man accused of transporting militiamen to the scene of a massacre during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda will face trial in France for "complicity" in crimes against humanity.Rwandan authorities...

Swiss nuclear plant finds defective tubes from France's Areva

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

Tubes supplied by French nuclear energy giant Areva to a plant in northern Switzerland are defective and will be replaced, Swiss nuclear safety inspectors and the company said Monday."The nuclear power...

French choke up over proposal to ban smoking in films

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

A proposal to ban smoking in French films has been met with splutters of indignation in a land raised on images of puffing, pouting silver-screen stars.The idea was floated last week by a senator from...

Apple Pay in first deal with major French bank

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

Apple has reached its first agreement with a major French bank on Apple Pay, as Societe Generale said Monday it would offer its clients the chance to use the smartphone payment system.In a brief statement,...

Goldman Sachs eyes two eurozone sites post-Brexit: CEO

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

Goldman Sachs is looking at Frankfurt and Paris as bases for its European activities after Britain quits the EU, its chief executive said in a French newspaper interview published on Monday.Brexit is...

Macron says German political crisis 'not in our interest'

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron expressed concern on Monday about Germany's political deadlock after talks to form a new government under Chancellor Angela Merkel failed."It is not in our interest that...

Alibaba takes $2.9 billion stake in food retailer

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

Alibaba said on Monday it would take a major stake in one of China's top food sellers for $2.9 billion as the e-commerce giant expands further into the retail world.China's largest e-commerce platform...

France to take in refugees rescued from Libya by UN

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

France will be the first to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to NIger by the United Nations refugee agency, French officials announced Monday.After experiencing appalling living conditions...

Supermodel leads mourning for fashion's 'King of Cling'

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

Supermodel Naomi Campbell and Tunisia's president led mourners in a final tribute Monday to French-Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaia, who died this month aged 77 after winning a worldwide following.Campbell...

Gold leaf from Napoleon's crown fetches 625,000 euros

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

A gold laurel leaf removed from the crown Napoleon Bonaparte wore to his coronation sold for 625,000 ($735,000) euros at an auction in Paris on Sunday. The sale price far exceeded the estimate of between...

France to 'prevent' Muslim street prayers in Paris suburb

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

French authorities will stop Muslims from praying in a street north of Paris, the country's interior minister said Sunday, after a series of protests by lawmakers and locals over what they view as an...

Netanyahu to meet France's Macron on Lebanon crisis

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris in early December for talks expected to include developments in Lebanon, Netanyahu's office said on Sunday.In...

French police officer kills three before committing suicide

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

A 31-year-old French police officer shot three people dead before turning the gun on himself, in a killing spree sparked by a row with his girlfriend, authorities said Sunday.The news comes with France...



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