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Jobless gardener says Macron remarks were 'hard to swallow'

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

The unemployed gardener who French President Emmanuel Macron said had only to "cross the road" to find a job described the controversial remarks Tuesday as "hard to swallow".Speaking publicly for the...

French interior minister to quit in further blow to Macron

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

France's Interior Minister Gerard Collomb announced Tuesday that he would stand down after next year's European Parliament elections, in yet another blow to President Emmanuel Macron.Collomb, one of Macron's...

Ex-Sarkozy aide charged with bribery in election financing probe

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Judges probing the financing of Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign, allegedly with cash from Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi, charged the French ex-president's former right-hand man Monday with taking...

Germany rolls out world's first hydrogen train

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Germany on Monday rolled out the world's first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology.Two...

New Air France-KLM chief vows to invest half of salary in airline

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Air France-KLM's new boss said Monday that he would invest half of his fixed salary into the company's stock as a gauge of his "confidence" in returning the strike-prone airline to a more solid footing.Benjamin...

EU 'to do everything possible to avoid hard Brexit,' says Austria

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

The European Union should do "everything possible to avoid a hard Brexit," Austria's chancellor said on Monday ahead of a summit of EU leaders where Britain's exit from the bloc will be top of the agenda.EU...

French slaughterhouse workers on trial accused of cruelty

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Five slaughterhouse workers went on trial in southern France on Monday over footage showing abuse of livestock at the site which prompted widespread outrage as well as inspections at abattoirs nationwide."We...

EU has 'too many tensions' ahead of summit, says Austria

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

The European Union is riven with "too many tensions", Austria's chancellor said on Monday before hosting EU leaders later this week to try and close a major rift on immigration policy.Sebastian Kurz,...

Ten on trial over mafia-style killing of Monaco heiress

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

The imprisoned son-in-law of a murdered Monaco billionaire goes on trial Monday with nine other people suspected in the brazen daylight killing of the heiress, a case which prosecutors say bears all the...

Israel court halts expulsion of French-US academic seized at demo

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

An American-French law professor arrested while protesting against the demolition of a Palestinian village in the West Bank says an Israeli court has revoked a deportation order against him.Frank Romano,...

End of the 'Scallop Wars': French and UK fishermen agree truce

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

French and British fishermen agreed Monday to end their battle over access to scallop-rich waters in the English Channel, three weeks after the long-simmering conflict flared into a high-seas confrontation.The...

Swiss open rape case against Tariq Ramadan

16 September 2018 | 0 comments

Prosecutors in Geneva have opened a rape and sexual misconduct investigation against Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who has been detained in France since February on separate rape charges, Swiss media...

Macron walks back on pledge to end 'exit tax' on high earners

16 September 2018 | 0 comments

France will keep a less restrictive version of its "exit tax" on wealthy people who take assets out of the country, and not completely scrap it as President Emmanuel Macron pledged earlier this year.The...

Made in Limoges? Don't be a mug, French potters fume

15 September 2018 | 0 comments

France's Elysee presidential palace moved swiftly Saturday to protect one of the nation's historic brands after discovering mugs stamped "Limoges porcelain" and destined for its souvenir shop were likely...

Paris, Brussels call for car-free day in Europe

15 September 2018 | 0 comments

Europe should hold an annual car-free day in a bid to ease air pollution, the mayors of Paris and Brussels said Saturday on the eve of a vehicle-free day in their cities.The call came in a joint statement...



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