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Rare skull of elephant ancestor unveiled in France

12 July 2018 | 0 comments

A French farmer kept quiet for years after stumbling across the skull of an extinct ancestor of the elephant near the Pyrenees mountains, the Natural History Museum of Toulouse has told AFP.The farmer...

France victory to prove expensive for Chinese sponsor

12 July 2018 | 0 comments

A Chinese corporate sponsor of the France football team, who promised its customers a "total refund" of their purchases if Les Blues win the World Cup, has seen its stock dive 50 percent in just one...

Trump claims victory in NATO spending dispute

12 July 2018 | 0 comments

Donald Trump said NATO leaders agreed Thursday to a big boost in defence spending after crisis talks in Brussels, but France's Emmanuel Macron appeared to contradict the US president.Trump claimed victory...

Turkey frees three French held over alleged PKK links: source

12 July 2018 | 0 comments

Turkish authorities on Thursday released three French nationals after they were briefly detained in the Kurdish-majority southeast over alleged ties to outlawed Kurdish militants, a judicial source told...

France's Macron says NATO allies stuck to spending commitments

12 July 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that NATO's spending commitments remained the same despite US counterpart Donald Trump saying he had forced allies to increase them at a tense summit.Macron...

German charged over Nazi memorial found in French field

12 July 2018 | 0 comments

A suspected German neo-Nazi accused of erecting a headstone in a French field to honour a Nazi tank division has been charged with glorifying crimes against humanity, French prosecutors said Thursday.The...

French carmaker PSA sales speed up on Opel takeover

12 July 2018 | 0 comments

French carmaker PSA on Thursday said its global car sales jumped in the first half by over 38 percent, driven by its takeover last year of Opel and Vauxhall.PSA, which also owns the Peugeot, Citroen...

French, US armies 'very close', says French armed forces chief

12 July 2018 | 0 comments

The French army is "very close" to the US military, which recognises its efforts in fighting jihadists in Africa, the head of the French armed forces said Thursday, after US President Donald Trump lashed...

Europol reveals 'most wanted' football team

12 July 2018 | 0 comments

France may be facing Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday, but Europe's anti-crime agency is footing its own squad of a somewhat different kind in the run-up to the big match.From Thursday, Europol...

France pays tribute to 'Shoah' director Claude Lanzmann

12 July 2018 | 0 comments

France paid a national hommage Thursday to revered filmmaker Claude Lanzmann, whose nine-hour documentary "Shoah" is regarded as the best ever made about the Holocaust.The director and writer, who died...

New AFP chief wants big video push

12 July 2018 | 0 comments

Fabrice Fries, the new head of Agence France-Presse, said Thursday he wants to increase revenue by 30 million euros ($35 million) over five years by rapidly expanding its video production.He said boosting...

Suspect in 'plot' to bomb Iran opposition in Paris handed to Belgium

11 July 2018 | 0 comments

A French court on Wednesday gave the green light for a suspect in an alleged bomb plot against an Iranian opposition rally to be handed over to Belgium.The suspected plan to target a gathering of the...

Macron, Putin to mix football and diplomacy at World Cup final

11 July 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday during his trip to Moscow to watch the World Cup final, a presidential aide told AFP.It is not yet decided...

Brussels metro blares French World Cup anthem after defeat

11 July 2018 | 0 comments

Sleep deprived Belgians were not having a bad dream Wednesday morning: Brussels metros resounded with a French football anthem after Les Bleus qualified for the final of the World Cup. The STIB transport...

French film legend Deneuve wins Japan's top art prize

11 July 2018 | 0 comments

The veteran French actress Catherine Deneuve was awarded one of the world's most lucrative arts prizes Wednesday.The star of such classics as "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and "Belle de Jour", who made...



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