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Thousands protest in France against Macron's labour reforms

21 September 2017 | 0 comments

Tens of thousands of French protesters demonstrated Thursday against an imminent overhaul of national labour law, hoping to build pressure on President Emmanuel Macron days before his flagship reforms...

School segregation in Europe 'form of discrimination'

12 September 2017 | 0 comments

School segregation in Europe is "one of the worst forms of discrimination", the region's top rights watchdog said in a report published Tuesday.Many European countries continue to exclude disabled children,...

EU parliament chiefs say not enough Brexit progress

12 September 2017 | 0 comments

European Parliament Brexit chief Guy Verhofstadt warned Tuesday there had not been enough progress in talks so far to move on to negotiations on a future EU-Britain trade deal.European Union leaders are...

One French farm found with tainted eggs: minister

11 September 2017 | 0 comments

French health inspectors have found one poultry farm with eggs tainted by the insecticide fipronil out of 2,900 which have been checked in the wake of the Europe-wide scandal, France's farm minister said...

France's Macron says 'not interested in journalists'

4 September 2017 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron accused French journalists of being "too interested in themselves" on Monday amid criticism by some media groups of his decision to give few interviews."I'm not interested...

Macron dismisses doomsayers as his ratings slide

28 August 2017 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron urged his government to ignore the doomsayers on Monday and concentrate on implementing his agenda following a sharp fall in his approval ratings.Macron, a 39-year-old...

'Not retired' ex French president Hollande jabs at Macron

23 August 2017 | 0 comments

Former French president Francois Hollande said Wednesday he has not turned his back on politics, after criticising his successor and former protege in the Elysee Palace, Emmanuel Macron."Even when I decided......

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...

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...



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