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Ten on trial over mafia-style killing of Monaco heiress

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

The imprisoned son-in-law of a murdered Monaco billionaire goes on trial Monday with nine other people suspected in the brazen daylight killing of the heiress, a case which prosecutors say bears all the...

Israel court halts expulsion of French-US academic seized at demo

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

An American-French law professor arrested while protesting against the demolition of a Palestinian village in the West Bank says an Israeli court has revoked a deportation order against him.Frank Romano,...

French, UK fishermen agree 'Scallop Wars' truce

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

French fishermen said they had reached an agreement with their British counterparts on Monday over access to scallop-rich waters in the English Channel, after the long-simmering "Scallop Wars" flared...

Swiss open rape case against Tariq Ramadan

16 September 2018 | 0 comments

Prosecutors in Geneva have opened a rape and sexual misconduct investigation against Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who has been detained in France since February on separate rape charges, Swiss media...

Macron walks back on pledge to end 'exit tax' on high earners

16 September 2018 | 0 comments

France will keep a less restrictive version of its "exit tax" on wealthy people who take assets out of the country, and not completely scrap it as President Emmanuel Macron pledged earlier this year.The...

Made in Limoges? Don't be a mug, French potters fume

15 September 2018 | 0 comments

France's Elysee presidential palace moved swiftly Saturday to protect one of the nation's historic brands after discovering mugs stamped "Limoges porcelain" and destined for its souvenir shop were likely...

Paris, Brussels call for car-free day in Europe

15 September 2018 | 0 comments

Europe should hold an annual car-free day in a bid to ease air pollution, the mayors of Paris and Brussels said Saturday on the eve of a vehicle-free day in their cities.The call came in a joint statement...

French ex-skinheads jailed for killing leftist teenager in brawl

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

Two former skinheads were handed seven- and 11-year jail terms by a Paris court Friday for killing an 18-year-old antifascist in a 2013 brawl.The heaviest sentence went to Esteban Morillo, who admitted...

Chanel moves staff to global hub in London

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

Legendary French fashion house Chanel said Friday it had moved staff from New York to its global hub in London, a welcome change for the British capital which has been under threat of companies pulling...

Seven Britons testify in French insider trading inquiry

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

Seven Britons including a now-retired journalist appeared at a hearing summoned by France's market regulator on Friday as part of an inquiry into suspected insider trading of Paris-listed stocks.AMF board...

Ex-IAAF chief Diack faces fresh charges

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

French authorities have added to former IAAF president Lamine Diack's legal problems by charging him with favouring his son in negotiations over sponsorship and TV rights, sources close to the case told...

EU nations mull clearing house to avoid Iran sanctions: reports

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

Germany, France and Britain are mulling setting up a new financial institution to allow EU trade with Iran to continue despite American sanctions renewed by US President Donald Trump, German media reported...

Greek Supreme Court approves Russian request for bitcoin suspect

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

Greece's Supreme Court on Friday said a Russian held in Greece for allegedly laundering $4 billion using the bitcoin digital currency should be extradited to Russia, a court source said.Alexander Vinnik,...

Man drives car into crowd in southern France, wounding two

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

A man drove into a crowd of patrons gathered outside a bar in the southern city of Nimes early Friday, slightly wounding two before hitting a security barrier and being arrested, witnesses and local officials...

French central bank trims 2018 growth forecast

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

The French economy is expected to expand by 1.6 percent this year, the country's central bank said Friday, well short of the 2 percent goal originally set by the government for this year.The slower growth...



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