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Western trio warns Syria over chemical weapons use

21 August 2018 | 0 comments

The United States, France and Britain on Tuesday threatened to respond if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uses chemical weapons in its offensive to retake Idlib province.In a joint statement, the three...

Four Canadian soliders killed in WWI to be buried in France

21 August 2018 | 0 comments

Four Canadian soldiers killed in the First World War will finally be laid to rest Thursday in northern France, a century after their deaths, local authorities said Tuesday. Reported missing in August...

Macron to continue reform push but questions grow

21 August 2018 | 0 comments

After a fortnight sunning himself in the south, French President Emmanuel Macron returns to work in Paris on Wednesday looking to dispel the clouds of a damaging summer scandal and push through a new...

ECB fines France's Credit Agricole over capital reserves

20 August 2018 | 0 comments

The European Central Bank said Monday it had fined French lender Credit Agricole a total of 4.8 million euros ($5.5 million) over past irregularities in the way it declared its capital reserves.The ECB...

Easy pickings: Champagne harvest starts early

20 August 2018 | 0 comments

Champagne's grape harvest kicked off on Monday, about two weeks earlier than usual, with the industry predicting a "very good" vintage of the prized bubbly thanks to ideal weather conditions.The first...

German prosecutors 'refuse to share dieselgate documents with France'

20 August 2018 | 0 comments

German investigators probing the "dieselgate" pollution scandal at Volkswagen have refused to share their findings with their French counterparts, according to a letter seen by AFP on Monday.German prosecutors...

Worst anthrax outbreak in 20 years hits French farms

20 August 2018 | 0 comments

More than 50 cows, sheep and horses have died in France's most serious outbreak of anthrax in two decades, according to officials who have warned of a vaccine shortage.Authorities in the mountainous Hautes-Alpes...

France's Total has officially left Iran: oil minister

20 August 2018 | 0 comments

French energy giant Total has officially quit its multi-billion-dollar gas project in Iran, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Monday, following the reimposition of US sanctions."Total has officially...

'Always in our hearts': Emotional ceremony for dead player kicks off French...

19 August 2018 | 0 comments

The emotion was tangible on Sunday as French club Aurillac kicked off their league season with a tribute to Louis Fajfrowski, who died after a collision in a pre-season game.There was a minute's applause...

South Korean swaps bitcoins for 2 mln euros in fake notes

19 August 2018 | 0 comments

The deal sounded murky from the start: in exchange for bitcoin worth two million euros ($2.3 million), the wealthy buyer would hand over the equivalent sum in cash in a luxury hotel on the French riviera.The...

First satellite to measure global winds set for launch

19 August 2018 | 0 comments

A satellite designed to measure Earth's global wind patterns is set to be hoisted into orbit Tuesday from the Arianespace launch site in French Guiana.The European Space Agency's (ESA) Aeolus mission...

Five children fighting for life after French blaze: firefighters

19 August 2018 | 0 comments

A fire in a residential building near Paris on Sunday left seven people with serious injuries including five children who were in a "life-threatening" condition, firefighters said.Some 16 people including...

Armed robbers flee with luxury watches after Paris heist

18 August 2018 | 0 comments

Two armed men fled with several luxury watches after bursting into a branch of Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet in Paris's chic eighth arrondissement on Saturday, police said, the latest in a string of...

Namibian leader slams critics of African leaders

18 August 2018 | 0 comments

Namibian President Hage Geingob, who is hosting a summit of southern African leaders, on Saturday strongly rejected criticism of Africa by the West saying there was undue pressure on the continent."People...

US-backed forces repel IS attack in east Syria: monitor

18 August 2018 | 0 comments

US-backed forces have repelled a raid by the Islamic State group targeting barracks housing American and French troops in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday.The Syrian...



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