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Theresa May, Prince William mark centenary of key World War 1 battle

8 August 2018 | 0 comments

Britain's Prince William and Prime Minister Theresa May will join over 3,000 guests at a service Wednesday marking the centenary of the Battle of Amiens, which heralded the beginning of the end of World...

Heat brings relief for French vineyards

7 August 2018 | 0 comments

Torrid temperatures across much of France have made the past few weeks unbearable for many, but with grape harvests kicking off this week, the country's winemakers say the heat could not have come at...

French chef Joel Robuchon to be honoured at public ceremony

7 August 2018 | 0 comments

The multi-starred French chef Joel Robuchon, who died on Monday aged 73, will be honoured with a public ceremony next week near his hometown in central France, a spokeswoman for his family told AFP on...

Father, twin daughters die in light plane crash in France

6 August 2018 | 0 comments

A father and his twin teenage daughters died on Monday when their light aircraft crashed in central France in as yet unexplained circumstances, the rescue services said. "The accident occurred at 12:30...

Vandals deface plaque to executed French gay couple

6 August 2018 | 0 comments

Vandals defaced a Paris plaque to the last gay couple to be put to death in France in 1750, painting it black and covering in it posters suggesting only heterosexuals should have children, city officials...

Let them eat potatoes! Robuchon's recipe for the perfect mash

6 August 2018 | 0 comments

Mashed potatoes were to Joel Robuchon, the star French chef who died on Monday at 73, what a madeleine sponge cake dunked in tea was to novelist Marcel Proust: a powerful, sensuous reminder of his youth.And...

Iraq sentences two Europeans to life for IS membership

6 August 2018 | 0 comments

An Iraqi court on Monday sentenced a French man and a German woman to life in prison in the latest punishments handed down for belonging to the Islamic State jihadist group. Frenchman Lahcen Gueboudj,...

Carrefour, Tesco seal purchasing deal

6 August 2018 | 0 comments

Carrefour and Tesco, two of Europe's largest retailers, said Monday they had finalised a purchasing alliance to increase their leverage with suppliers in the fiercely competitive supermarket sector. The...

Spanish hiker falls to death in French Pyrenees

5 August 2018 | 0 comments

A 26-year-old Spanish hiker suffered a fatal fall while hiking on the French side of the Pyrenees mountains, rescue workers said Sunday.The accident occurred on Saturday near the Pic de Pinede summit...

Last survivor of famed immigrant French Resistance group dies at 101

5 August 2018 | 0 comments

The last surviving member of a group of immigrant workers that courageously resisted the Nazi occupation of France during World War II has died at the age of 101, his family said Sunday.Arsene Tchakarian,...

Colourful parade opens 10th Gay Games in Paris

4 August 2018 | 0 comments

A colourful parade of athletes and supporters in a Paris stadium on Saturday launched the 10th edition of the international Gay Games, a week of sporting events and cultural meetings.More than 10,000...

Fire shuts highway between France and Spain

4 August 2018 | 0 comments

A fire in northeastern Spain on the French border forced authorities to shut a highway linking the two countries for several hours on Saturday at the height of a heatwave, firefighters said."We're working...

Belgian wins inaugural France to China solar bike race

4 August 2018 | 0 comments

A Belgian cyclist rode 12,000 kilometres (7,500 miles) from the French city of Lyon to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in just 49 days to win an inaugural solar-powered electric bike race aimed...

Rappers in Paris airport brawl to remain in custody for a month

4 August 2018 | 0 comments

Two of France's biggest rap stars were on Friday ordered to spend a month in custody after a brawl between them and their entourages delayed flights and forced a partial shutdown of a Paris airport.The...

Texas indicts Arkema over 'toxic cloud' during Harvey flooding

3 August 2018 | 0 comments

French chemical manufacturer Arkema was indicted Friday in Texas over the release of a "toxic cloud" at its plant near Houston during historic flooding last year caused by Hurricane Harvey. The storm...



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