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France's Macron speaks to Trump, warns over N Korea escalation

12 August 2017 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday warned against an "escalation of tensions" over North Korea amid a growing war of words between Washington and Pyongyang.Macron also spoke by phone with US...

Fines surge in crackdown on Airbnb owners in Paris

11 August 2017 | 0 comments

Fines imposed against owners renting their Paris apartments out on Airbnb surged more than tenfold in the first half of 2017 thanks to more rigorous monitoring, city authorities said Friday.Thirty-one...

250,000 contaminated eggs sold in France since April: minister

11 August 2017 | 0 comments

Nearly 250,000 insecticide-contaminated eggs have been sold in France since April, but the risk for consumers is "very low," French Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert said Friday.A first batch of 196,000...

Hundreds flee as fire rages in southern France

10 August 2017 | 0 comments

A forest fire raged in parched southern France on Thursday, forcing 400 campers and residents to flee, firefighters said.The blaze has been contained after ravaging 500 hectares (1,250 acres) of pine...

Deadly heatwaves to kill 150,000 Europeans per year by 2080s, new study war...

8 August 2017 | 0 comments

The elderly, sick and in particular the poor will be biggest hit.

Petition against French First Lady garners 160,000 signatures

6 August 2017 | 0 comments

More than 160,000 people have signed an online petition against the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron being given a formal position as the country's First Lady.The petition on change.org began...

Knifeman arrested at Eiffel Tower 'wanted to kill soldier': source

6 August 2017 | 0 comments

A man arrested at the Eiffel Tower after brandishing a knife in front of tourists and security forces has told investigators he wanted to kill a soldier, sources close to the case told AFP on Sunday.The...

French farmers, breeders demand action against wolves

5 August 2017 | 0 comments

Hundreds of farmers, shepherds and politicians rallied in Aveyron, southern France, on Saturday calling for action to halt the slaughter of livestock by packs of wolves. The demonstrators gathered more...

Macron's popularity slumping, poll shows

3 August 2017 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron's popularity has slumped less than three months since he took office, according to a YouGov poll published Thursday.Macron has slipped seven points with just 36 percent...

Trump names businesswoman Jamie McCourt ambassador to France

2 August 2017 | 0 comments

President Donald Trump has nominated California businesswoman Jamie McCourt to become the US ambassador to France, the White House said in a statement Wednesday. Jamie McCourt, 63, is described on her...

France remains world's favourite tourism destination

2 August 2017 | 0 comments

France retained its position as the world's favourite tourism destination in 2016, the UN's World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said Wednesday, defying concerns over terror attacks.The United States came...

French parliament approves Macron's labour reform drive

2 August 2017 | 0 comments

France's parliament on Wednesday adopted a bill allowing the government to fast-track changes to the labour code, the first major reform of Emmanuel Macron's presidency which aims to slash unemployment.After...

Archaeologists uncover 'little Pompeii' in southeast France

1 August 2017 | 0 comments

A "little Pompeii" is how French archaeologists are describing an entire ancient Roman neighbourhood uncovered on the outskirts of the southeastern city of Vienne, featuring remarkably preserved remains...

France to open two new shelters for Calais migrants

31 July 2017 | 0 comments

France announced Monday it would open two shelters for migrants sleeping rough around the port of Calais, relenting to pressure to improve the lot of hundreds of people hiding from police.The centres...

Macron MP punched in face on French market

30 July 2017 | 0 comments

An MP from French President Emmanuel Macron's party was punched in the face by a government critic at a market on Sunday, the second such attack on a female MP in as many months.Laurianne Rossi, one of...



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