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Organic tampons, cups no safer against toxic shock: study

20 April 2018 | 0 comments

Organic cotton tampons are often advertised as safer alternatives, but a study Friday said they are not better than regular tampons at preventing toxic shock syndrome.Menstrual cups can also raise the...

Greece to lease French warships amid Aegean tensions with Turkey

20 April 2018 | 0 comments

Greece will this summer lease two state-of-the-art French warships, the defence ministry said Friday, as Athens seeks to bolster its defences in the Aegean Sea amid growing tensions with Turkey.Confirming...

Western powers amend UN draft resolution on Syria

20 April 2018 | 0 comments

France, the United States and Britain have amended a draft resolution on Syria, seeking UN Security Council support for a political and humanitarian response to the conflict that has so far met resistance...

France rejects 'vain and pointless' trade fight with China

20 April 2018 | 0 comments

France criticized Washington's trade tactics on Friday, demanding Europe be permanently exempt from US steel tariffs, while refusing to be drawn into a "vain and pointless" trade fight with China."We...

Western air strikes in Syria illegal: German parliament experts

20 April 2018 | 0 comments

The air strikes unleashed in Syria by Western allies in mid-April were a violation of international law, jurists at the German parliament said in a report Friday."The use of military force against a state,...

France deports Salafist preacher accused of hate speech

20 April 2018 | 0 comments

France on Friday deported an influential Islamic preacher whose mosque in the southern city of Marseille was shut down last year over accusations of hate speech.The expulsion of Algeria-born El Hadi Doudi...

Air France CEO threatens to resign if strikes continue

20 April 2018 | 0 comments

The embattled CEO of Air France-KLM, Jean-Marc Janaillac, threatened Friday to resign if Air France staff continue to reject his wage proposals following nine days of strikes in the past two months.Staff...

French police evict student protesters from flashpoint French campus

20 April 2018 | 0 comments

French riot police raided a university in Paris Friday to force out dozens of students who shut down the campus for a month in protest over President Emmanuel Macron's higher education reforms.Around...

London nanny murder suspect accuses partner of drowning victim

20 April 2018 | 0 comments

A man on trial over the alleged murder of a French au-pair in London accused his partner on Friday of killing the woman by drowning her in their bathtub, shouting at her "you did it!"The 40-year-old Frenchman,...

France urges immediate access for Syria chemical inspectors

20 April 2018 | 1 comment

France urged the Syrian regime and its ally Moscow on Friday to grant weapons inspectors immediate access to the site of an alleged chemical attack, accusing them of "obstruction" aimed at eroding the...

Brazil prosecutor recommends denying Total oil license near Amazon

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

A Brazilian prosecutor warned of "ecocide" in recommending against a drilling license for French oil major Total close to a huge coral reef near the mouth of the Amazon River.The prosecutor's office for...

Syria hands back Assad award to US 'slave' France

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Syria returned to France the prestigious Legion d'Honneur it gave to President Bashar al-Assad, saying Thursday he would not wear the award of a "slave" to America.Assad was decorated with the Legion's...

French MPs roast 'misleading' soya steaks, vegan sausages

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Soya steaks, vegan sausages and other vegetable-based products marketed as meat substitutes have been skewered by French lawmakers, who agreed Thursday to ban them for "misleading" consumers.Under the...

Muslim woman who refused handshake denied French citizenship

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

France's highest administrative court has upheld a decision to deny a French passport to an Algerian Muslim who refused to shake hands with officials during her citizenship ceremony, according to a ruling...

EU parliament demands independent probe into Slovak reporter's murder

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

The European Parliament called Thursday on Slovakia to ensure a full and independent investigation into the murder of an investigative reporter while demanding better protections for all journalists in...



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