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Poland says eurozone budget could spell 'end of EU'

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

Poland on Thursday warned that a eurozone budget proposed by France and Germany to bolster the 19-member currency bloc could spell the end of the European Union should it drain resources from the shared...

Electric scooters launch in Paris, to spread in Europe

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

The boulevards of Paris, already bustling with a dizzying range of transport devices, are set to feature a new shared electric scooter system that has swept the US and is now heading for Europe.California-based...

MSF aid workers in Africa 'used prostitutes': BBC report

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

Aid workers for charity Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) used prostitutes in Africa, a BBC report said Thursday citing anonymous whistleblowers who also reported boasts of trading medicine for sex.The NGO...

Trump forcing Europe to deepen defence integration: France

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

Uncertainty over US President Donald Trump's commitment to the NATO alliance requires European nations to bolster efforts to forge a common defence policy, France's defence minister said Thursday."At...

Fashion's man of the moment Abloh reigns over Paris shows

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

Fashion's designer of the moment Virgil Abloh channelled James Dean and the graffiti legend Dondi White at his Off-White Paris show.The American creator's hype machine had pretty much hijacked the opening...

EU 'won't limit strike rights' in air traffic control row

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

The EU on Thursday vowed not to limit air traffic controllers' right to strike, after Ryanair and IAG demanded action to end crippling stoppages that they say are bringing misery to hundreds of thousands...

Kanye West cries as his muse makes debut at Louis Vuitton

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

Rapper Kanye West and his friend and muse Virgil Abloh cried in each other's arms Thursday after the US designer made his Paris debut for Louis Vuitton.The pair embraced after Abloh -- who worked hand...

French crystal maker Baccarat joins Chinese magnate's collection

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

A Chinese businesswoman who is an avid buyer of Baccarat glassware added the famed French crystal maker to her collection of business assets on Thursday in a 164-million-euro ($189 million) deal.Coco...

UN losing patience with Mali as peacekeeper death toll rises

20 June 2018 | 0 comments

The Security Council is considering a French-drafted resolution that would extend the peacekeeping mission in Mali, considered the UN's deadliest, for a year but demand progress in peace efforts, according...

ECB's Draghi 'welcomes' France-Germany eurozone reform plan

20 June 2018 | 0 comments

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said Wednesday a plan for reform of the 19-nation eurozone agreed by Paris and Berlin this week was "encouraging" although "vague"."The recent document produced...

EU leaders to hold crisis talks on migration

20 June 2018 | 0 comments

The leaders of ten EU countries including Germany and France will hold crisis talks on migration in Brussels on Sunday to try to find answers ahead of a major summit next week.European Commission chief...

EU tells Luxembourg to recover 120 mn euros from French energy giant

20 June 2018 | 0 comments

The EU on Wednesday ruled that Luxembourg had given illegal tax breaks to energy giant Engie and ordered it to recover 120 million euros from the company, whose biggest shareholder is the French state.An...

JCDecaux announces bid for Australia's APN Outdoor

20 June 2018 | 0 comments

French advertising giant JCDecaux on Wednesday announced a non-binding proposal to acquire Australia's APN Outdoor, a leader in the billboard publicity market, for 700 million euros ($809 million).Investors...

Benetton condemned for using rescued migrants in adverts

20 June 2018 | 0 comments

French charity SOS Mediterranee has lashed out at clothing giant Benetton over an advertising campaign featuring a photograph of migrants being rescued at sea."SOS Mediterranee fully dissociates itself...

Hardline ally in new attack against Merkel over eurozone budget

20 June 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's hardline allies on Wednesday took aim at her backing for a new eurozone budget, opening up another front after an attack against her on immigration.Merkel's Bavarian...



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