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France 'deeply concerned' over health of Mali hostage

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

The French government said Wednesday that it was "deeply concerned" over Sophie Petronin, a 73-year-old hostage in Mali, after a new video in which her kidnappers say her health has deteriorated.A seven-minute...

EU to curb phone costs, set up emergency alert system

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

The European Parliament voted Wednesday to limit prices for phone calls and text messages between EU countries and to set up an alert system during natural disasters or terror attacks.Under the new law,...

France, Russia, US wrangle at UN over C. Africa

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

France, Russia and the United States were locked in negotiations Wednesday to overcome differences over peace efforts in the Central African Republic ahead of a deadline for renewing the mandate of the...

'Loving mother' on trial in France for hiding baby in car trunk

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

Relatives of a woman who hid her baby in the maggot-infested trunk of a car insisted Wednesday that they had no idea of her secret, at a trial that has drawn horror in France.Rosa Maria da Cruz, 50, faces...

French govt spokesman slams Trump's lack of 'common decency'

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

A French government spokesman on Wednesday accused US President Donald Trump of a lack of "common decency" for attacking his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Twitter on the third anniversary of a...

China says is no threat to EU, after Macron army call

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

China said on Wednesday that it had never posed a threat to Europe as it responded to a proposal by French President Emmanuel Macron for a "European army" to defend the bloc against China, Russia, and...

Paris tries to put brakes on 'yellow vest' diesel protests

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

The French government on Wednesday attempted to head off planned protests over rising fuel costs by announcing a series of measures to help poorer families pay their bills. A surge in the price of diesel...

Wolves at the door, Alpine shepherd can't imagine any other life

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

He sleeps fully dressed, dreading a midnight wolf attack on the flock of sheep penned in close by his hut, high up in the French Alps."The fears of last year came back," says Gaetan Meme, after his third...

Marie Antoinette pendant fetches $36 million, shattering estimate

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

A pearl and diamond pendant owned by Marie Antoinette before she was beheaded during the French Revolution sold for $36 million at an auction on Wednesday, shattering its pre-sale estimate of up to $2...

Fact-check: Does France put steep tariffs on US wine?

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

President Donald Trump accused France on Tuesday of unfairly hindering US wine exports by imposing higher tariffs on the American product than those the United States places on imports of French wine.The...

'Allies owe each other respect,' Macron says of Trump tweets

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that "allies owe each other respect", after he was assailed on Twitter by US President Donald Trump after his visit to France for World War I commemorations."I...

Nine migrants picked up in a boat off British coast

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

British officials have picked up nine migrants who were trying to cross the English Channel aboard an inflatable boat, French authorities said Wednesday, a day after 17 others succeeded in reaching Britain...

Merkel calls for a 'real, true' European army

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday made a clear call for a future European army, in an apparent rebuke to US President Donald Trump who has called such proposals "very insulting".Addressing European...

Macron the latest US ally insulted by Trump

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

President Donald Trump's Twitter-lashing of his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron is only the latest insult by the US leader against longstanding allies.Here are some memorable barbs from Trump, who...

Trump lashes Macron as Europe moves on defense without US

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

Donald Trump on Tuesday unleashed an extraordinary attack on Emmanuel Macron, mocking the French president's approval rating and lashing him over European defense proposals which enjoyed a crucial new...



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