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Muslim woman who refused handshake denied French citizenship

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

France's highest administrative court has upheld a decision to deny a French passport to an Algerian Muslim who refused to shake hands with officials during her citizenship ceremony, according to a ruling...

EU parliament demands independent probe into Slovak reporter's murder

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

The European Parliament called Thursday on Slovakia to ensure a full and independent investigation into the murder of an investigative reporter while demanding better protections for all journalists in...

EU Parliament tightens rules on money-laundering, terror finance

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

The European Parliament on Thursday tightened rules to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing, partly spurred by a wave of jihadist attacks in Brussels and Paris.The new rules make it easier...

European MPs urge US not to scrap Iran nuclear deal

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

About 500 lawmakers from Germany, France and Britain on Thursday urged the US Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal which President Donald Trump has threatened to abandon."It is the US's and Europe's...

Suspected Brussels Jewish museum killer to stand trial: lawyer

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Frenchman Mehdi Nemmouche was ordered Thursday to stand trial in Brussels for allegedly killing four people at a Jewish museum four years ago in a jihadist attack, his lawyer said.Judges decided there...

Lars von Trier returns to Cannes after Hitler comments

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

The Cannes Film Festival announced Thursday that Danish director Lars von Trier will return to the event this year for the first time since he was expelled in 2011 for saying he "sympathised" with Hitler.Festival...

Falling numbers at French anti-Macron protests

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Striking rail workers, civil servants and students demonstrated across France on Thursday against Emmanuel Macron's public sector reforms but in markedly lower numbers than a month ago as unions struggle...

Macron, Merkel differ on fiscal policy in EU reform push

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday stressed their common will to reform the EU, but without bridging their fundamental differences on economic and fiscal...

France, Britain, US want to regain 'prestige' with Syria strikes: dissident

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Far from "saving Syrians from brutality", the United States, France and Britain were likely only trying to regain international "prestige" when they attacked Bashar al-Assad's regime, prominent Syrian...

France immigration bill sows seeds of dissent in Macron party

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

The French parliament votes Friday on a tough immigration bill that has sparked rumblings of revolt within President Emmanuel Macron's party, with several MPs openly challenging his plans to speed up...

Saudi anti-extremism centre hosts French cardinal

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

Saudi Arabia's anti-extremism Etidal centre hosted French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran on Wednesday, authorities said, a rare visit as the crown prince pushes for inter-religious exchange in the ultra-conservative...

Rape suspect Tariq Ramadan has multiple sclerosis: doctors

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, in detention in France over rape allegations, is suffering from multiple sclerosis, but could be treated behind bars, according to judicial medical opinion.The...

Russian aircraft provider stops doing business with NATO

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

Russian airline Volga-Dniepr announced Wednesday it will stop providing cargo planes to NATO at the end of the year, dealing a blow to the transatlantic alliance and France in particular which rely heavily...

EU parliament demands Zuckerberg answer questions in person

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

The European Parliament on Wednesday demanded Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg appear in person to answer questions about the Cambridge Analytica scandal, rejecting his offer to send a more junior executive...

EU says US tariffs distorting global trade

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

US steel and aluminium tariffs are already distorting global trade and could undermine the world economic recovery, the EU's top trade official Cecilia Malmstroem warned Wednesday.Malmstroem said the...



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