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US policy on Iran puts region in 'further danger': France

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Wednesday that the United States risks further destabilising the Middle East after Washington warned Iran faced the "strongest sanctions in history"."The...

Macron presses tech giants on taxes, working conditions

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday urged Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the bosses of other tech companies accused of hoovering up personal data while avoiding taxes to use their clout for...

Kagame, Macron meet to ease tensions over Rwanda genocide

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

Rwandan President Paul Kagame will meet French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace on Wednesday as they seek to improve bilateral ties after two decades of tension over the 1994 Rwandan genocide.France...

Macron and Putin: 'frenemies' reunited

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

With relations between the West and Russia at historic lows, French President Emmanuel Macron travels to St Petersburg Thursday to seek common ground with Russian President Vladimir Putin.The talks between...

Chinese vase, left in attic, worth at least half a million: Sotheby's

22 May 2018 | 0 comments

A Chinese vase discovered in a battered shoebox stuffed in an attic in France is set to be the star of a Sotheby's auction next month.Experts have identified the find as an exquisite porcelain vessel...

Now's the time: three bottles of 1774 vintage wine on sale in France

22 May 2018 | 0 comments

Tucked away in a vaulted cellar of eastern France for eight generations, they may be the oldest bottles of wine available for purchase: three bottles of "Vin Jaune" (yellow wine) dating from 1774 which...

France says Maduro no longer 'legitimate' for most Venezuelans

22 May 2018 | 0 comments

France's foreign ministry added its voice to a chorus of criticism over Venezuela's election which gave President Nicolas Maduro a new six-year term, saying he had neither "legitimacy nor credibility"...

Marauding monkeys injure tourists at India's Taj Mahal

22 May 2018 | 0 comments

Indian officials on Tuesday urged tourists to steer clear of monkeys after two French visitors were attacked by apes while taking selfies at the Taj Mahal.The tourists were left with bloody scratches...

Macron lays out 'new method' to tackle urban poverty

22 May 2018 | 0 comments

President Emmanuel Macron outlined what he called a "new method" for improving lives in neglected and poverty-wracked areas of French cities on Tuesday after a series of shockingly violent incidents thrust...

French public sector workers strike against Macron's reforms

22 May 2018 | 0 comments

From air traffic controllers and street sweepers to librarians and teachers, French public-sector employees Tuesday joined rail workers in striking to protest reforms planned by President Emmanuel Macron,...

Tariq Ramadan loses appeal for release ahead of rape trial

22 May 2018 | 0 comments

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, detained in France over rape allegations by four women, has lost an appeal for early release ahead of his trial, the Paris appeals court said Tuesday.Judges had earlier...

France to test major companies for discrimination: Macron

22 May 2018 | 0 comments

France's biggest companies will be tested in the next three years to see if they discriminate against ethnic minorities as part of government efforts to combat poverty and exclusion, President Emmanuel...

Ukraine court jails Frenchman over Euro 2016 attack plot

21 May 2018 | 0 comments

A Ukrainian court on Monday sentenced a Frenchman to six years in jail after finding him guilty of planning a terror attack in France during the Euro 2016 football championship. "The court today sentenced...

Total aims to expand Cyprus energy search despite Turkish threat

21 May 2018 | 0 comments

French energy giant Total wants to expand its search for oil and gas off the coast of Cyprus, despite threats by Turkey over exploration, a senior company official said Monday.After joining forces with...

Monet sister paintings reunited in US for first time

21 May 2018 | 0 comments

For the first time since they were painted more than a century ago, two oil paintings of Claude Monet's garden in Vetheuil have been reunited, in Washington.Monet moved to this village in the Paris suburbs...



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