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French prosecutors move to drop probe into 1994 Rwanda presidential attack

13 October 2018 | 0 comments

French prosecutors have requested the dismissal of a probe into the deadly 1994 attack on former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, which sparked the country's genocide, according to legal papers...

New Angry Birds television series being hatched

13 October 2018 | 0 comments

Producers are laying plans for a new "Angry Birds" television series based on the cult video game, its distributors said Saturday.The game, about a furious flock of multi-coloured birds protecting their...

CORRECTED: Four jihadi suspects charged in Kosovo over terror plots

13 October 2018 | 0 comments

Four suspected jihadists have been charged in Pristina on suspicion of planning a series of attacks including at a church in Kosovo, two discos and unspecified assaults in France and Belgium, judicial...

Rwandan foreign minister elected Francophonie head

12 October 2018 | 0 comments

The world organisation of French-speaking nations on Friday elected Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo as its new head despite her country's shift to English a decade ago and controversy over...

Cool turn for Carven as Icicle takes over storied brand

12 October 2018 | 0 comments

China's Icicle, a fashion firm that focuses on using natural fibres, was selected Friday to take fashion label Carven out of bankruptcy, lawyers for the storied French firm told AFP.Carven was founded...

Macron says disappearance of Saudi journalist 'very serious'

12 October 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron said the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was "very serious", calling for an investigation to yield "complete clarity" on what happened to him. "What...

US fund gets green light to buy Ligue 1 club Bordeaux

12 October 2018 | 0 comments

Local French officials removed the last obstacle Friday to the sale of Ligue 1 club Bordeaux to an American investment fund in a deal worth 75 million euros ($86.6 million).The city's municipal council...

Rwandan foreign minister elected Francophonie head

12 October 2018 | 0 comments

The world organisation of French-speaking nations on Friday elected Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo as its new head despite her country's shift to English a decade ago and controversy over...

Ships locked together after Mediterranean collision break free

12 October 2018 | 0 comments

Two ships locked together after a collision in the Mediterranean that caused an oil spill have broken away from each other, easing recovery operations, French maritime officials said.The accident occurred...

An amputated arm, symbol of WWI horrors

12 October 2018 | 0 comments

As a child, Joachim Mohr recalls being "fascinated and terrified" by his beloved grandfather's missing left arm, the result of a grenade that exploded near Verdun during World War One."My grandfather...

Erased from history: Vietnam's shunned WW1 veterans

12 October 2018 | 0 comments

Just one photo is all that remains of Dang Van Con, a young Vietnamese repairman shipped to France at the outset of the First World War along with tens of thousands of colonial conscripts from Indochina.The...

French prosecutors up charges against Le Pen

12 October 2018 | 0 comments

French prosecutors investigating French far-right leader Marine Le Pen added to the charges against her on Friday over the alleged misuse of public funds at the European parliament.Le Pen had already...

Paris finds spot for controversial Jeff Koons tribute

12 October 2018 | 0 comments

A controversial art tribute to victims of the 2015 Paris attacks created by US artist Jeff Koons will be installed in central Paris at a site near the Champs Elysees, a city official said Friday.Koons...

Brexit-wary Ireland joins global francophone club

11 October 2018 | 0 comments

With an eye on Brexit, Ireland on Thursday joined the club of French-speaking countries -- part of its bid to develop new alliances as its main European trading partner prepares to quit the EU.Ireland...

Buyer of shredded Banksy work goes through with deal

11 October 2018 | 0 comments

The buyer of a work by street artist Banksy that was partially destroyed moments after it sold has gone through with the purchase, Sotheby's auction house said Thursday.The painting "Girl with Balloon"...



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