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Tennis: Nadal wins doping defamation case against French ex-minister

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal won a defamation case against former French health and sports minister Roselyne Bachelot on Thursday after she accused him of doping on television.Bachelot was handed...

Novel on legacy of Algerian war wins France's richest prize

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

A powerful account of what happened to an Algerian "harki" family who sided with the French during the country's war of independence won France's most lucrative book prize Thursday."The Art of Losing"...

Top judge in EU's Kosovo mission quits with corruption warning

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

The top judge at the European Union's rule of law mission in Kosovo has announced his resignation while warning of corruption within the deployment in an interview with French daily Le Monde published...

Lebanon's Hariri meets French FM in Riyadh: AFP

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri met the French foreign minister in Riyadh Thursday, the most senior Western official he has met publicly since his shock resignation announcement earlier this month.The...

Hariri free to leave Riyadh 'when he pleases': Saudi FM

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is free to leave Riyadh "when he pleases," the Saudi foreign minister said on Thursday, rejecting accusations from Beirut that the kingdom was "detaining" him.Hariri,...

France worried by Iran's 'hegemonic' intentions: FM

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

France is worried by Iran's "hegemonic" intentions in the Middle East, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Thursday.At a press conference with his Saudi counterpart Adel al-Jubeir, Le Drian...

Hariri Paris trip is 'start of solution': Lebanon president

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri's decision to accept an invitation to Paris is the "start of a solution" to the crisis sparked by his resignation in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon's president said Thursday.Hariri...

Lebanon's Hariri to travel to Paris: French FM

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accepted an invitation to travel to Paris after Beirut accused Riyadh of detaining him following his shock resignation, the French foreign minister said Thursday."He...

Luc Besson to direct US detective show

15 November 2017 | 0 comments

French filmmaker Luc Besson is working on a pilot for a proposed police drama starring the Oscar-winning actor Jean Dujardin, a source at US television network ABC told AFP on Wednesday. "The French Detective,"...

Lebanon's 'detained' premier to travel to France

15 November 2017 | 0 comments

Lebanon's premier Saad Hariri will travel to France "in the coming days", a French presidential source said Wednesday, after Beirut accused Saudi Arabia of detaining him following his shock resignation.International...

France says Lebanon's Hariri will arrive 'in coming days'

15 November 2017 | 0 comments

Lebanon's former prime minister Saad Hariri will come to France "in the coming days", a source at the French presidency told AFP on Wednesday.The development came after the office of President Emmanuel...

France, Europe come to aid of UN climate panel

15 November 2017 | 0 comments

France's president promised funding Wednesday for the UN's IPCC climate science panel, which faces a budget shortfall as it prepares to bring out a major report next year on the planetary perils of global...

Canada's Trudeau urged to intervene in 1980 Paris bombing case

15 November 2017 | 0 comments

Artists, activists and politicians appealed to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday to intervene to free the chief suspect in a deadly 1980 attack on a Paris synagogue.Hassan Diab, 63,...

EU parliament toughens law to limit cheap Chinese imports

15 November 2017 | 0 comments

The European Parliament overwhelmingly passed a law Wednesday that gives the EU far more legal freedom to tighten trade barriers against cheap imports from China.The law, several years in the making,...

Altice says to halt acquisitions, reduce debt

15 November 2017 | 0 comments

Media and telecoms group Altice, which has seen its share price tumble in recent weeks, will hold off on further acquisitions and instead focus on cutting debt, executives said Wednesday.The company has...



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