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France extradites PKK kidnap suspect to Germany

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

France has extradited to Germany a suspected member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) accused in the kidnapping and beating of a PKK defector, German prosecutors said Tuesday.The 31-year-old...

Opposition chief Navalny says barred from leaving Russia

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Tuesday he was prevented from flying out of a Moscow airport to travel to France and attend the European Court of Human Rights."Border guards are saying that...

Mimi Marchand: From nightclub boss to Macron advisor

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

Nightclubs, paparazzi photos and several spells behind bars: Michele Marchand, better known as Mimi, has carved an unusual route to a role advising French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte.Better...

'Lebanese Connection' drug trial to open in Paris

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

Fifteen alleged members of a vast crime ring accused of laundering Colombian drug money through luxury jewellery and using shadowy middlemen from the Lebanese diaspora go on trial in Paris on Tuesday.The...

Lion cub found inside luxury car in Paris

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

A lion cub was found in a flashy car on the Champs-Elysees in Paris Monday evening, a police source said, the latest incidence of the fluffy-but-fierce animal apparently being kept as a pet.The baby lion...

Iranian migrants steal French boat and sail to Britain

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

A group of Iranian migrants stole a fishing boat from a French port and sailed across the Channel to Britain, slipping past border officials to complete a journey attempted by thousands each year.Seventeen...

France's Macron to visit Belgium at royal request

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron will visit the Brussels district of Molenbeek, home of Islamic State jihadists who carried out the 2015 Paris attacks, during a state visit to Belgium next week.The visit...

Rocket-maker ArianeGroup to cut 2,300 jobs

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

European aerospace and defence firm ArianeGroup is to cut 2,300 jobs by 2022 as orders tumble and development of a new rocket nears its end, management said Monday.The company said it faced tough competition...

Two Australian WWI soldiers laid to rest in France

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

Two Australian soldiers, killed over 100 years ago during World War I, were finally laid to rest in northern France on Monday as relatives stood by."He's not an unknown soldier anymore, we know where...

French, German defence ministers in Mali amid concern over G5 Sahel force

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

The French and German defence ministers met in Bamako on Monday to discuss Mali's troubled peace accord, as the head of a beleaguered five-nation anti-terror force for the Sahel raised concerns over a...

EU defence efforts musn't hurt transatlantic bond: NATO chief

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Europe against undermining transatlantic ties, following a defence spat between US President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron.Trump had tweeted on Friday...

Serbia leader upset by WWI ceremony treatment: media

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

Serbia's president was vexed by his treatment during World War I centenary commemorations in France, where Kosovo's leader was placed closer than him to other global dignitaries, media reported.Sunday's...

51 states pledge support for global cybersecurity rules

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

Fifty-one states, including all EU members, have pledged their support for a new international agreement to set standards on cyberweapons and the use of the internet, the French government said Monday.The...

Marie Antoinette's exquisite jewels go under the hammer

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

Marie Antoinette's dazzling diamonds and pearls, unseen in public for two centuries, will go on sale in Geneva on Wednesday in what is being billed as one of the most important royal jewellery auctions...

Frenchman in Nobel rape scandal declares innocence at appeal

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

A Frenchman jailed for two years for rape in a scandal that led to the postponement of this year's Nobel Literature Prize declared his innocence Monday at the opening of his appeal trial.Once an influential...



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