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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...

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...

Leader of 'angry police' in France found dead in suspected suicide

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

A French officer who warned that growing anti-police violence was undermining morale in the force has been found dead at her home in a suspected suicide, the authorities said Tuesday.Maggy Biskupski,...

EU 'no-deal' Brexit plan has bad news for travellers

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

The EU published contingency plans for a "no-deal" Brexit on Tuesday, outlining a host of travel rights Britons would lose, from recognition of driving licences to loss of pet passports.The European Commission,...

Macron advisor says Trump tweets 'written for Americans'

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

An advisor to Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday dismissed a flurry of angry tweets from US President Donald Trump about his French counterpart, saying they were "written for Americans".Macron's office declined...



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