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Macron, Merkel warn of 'humanitarian risks' in Syria's Idlib

17 August 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced concern Friday about the humanitarian situation in the rebel-held Syrian region of Idlib, which is shaping up be the country's...

French fishing trawler nets WWII bomb

17 August 2018 | 0 comments

A French fishing trawler netted a World War II bomb containing nearly a tonne of explosives off the coast of Normandy on Friday, prompting the emergency evacuation of the crew while the device was returned...

Lack of funding leaves world's roads in disrepair

17 August 2018 | 0 comments

In an age of austerity and budget cutbacks, the deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy, has put the spotlight clearly on the lack of public funding for road networks across the globe, from France and...

French cooking royalty mourns again at Robuchon memorial

17 August 2018 | 0 comments

Top names in French cooking, as well as foreign followers and hundreds of well-wishers, attended a memorial service Friday for Joel Robuchon, the world's most-starred Michelin chef who died earlier this...

Who are the victims of the Genoa bridge collapse?

16 August 2018 | 0 comments

A family setting off on holiday, young French nationals who came over for a music festival, a couple returning from their California honeymoon; two days after the horrific collapse of a bridge in Genoa,...

Ousted Eiffel Tower chef Ducasse sharpens knives for rivals

16 August 2018 | 0 comments

The French top chef who cooked for fast-food-loving US President Donald Trump atop the Eiffel Tower during his visit to Paris last year went to court Thursday to challenge his eviction from his lofty...

Erdogan, Macron vow to foster trade ties: Turkish presidency

16 August 2018 | 0 comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed in a phone call Thursday to foster trade ties, a Turkish presidential source said, after the lira's dramatic fall...

No Canadians: Air France unions want French CEO

16 August 2018 | 0 comments

Air France-KLM was tipped to name its first non-French chief executive on Thursday, with Canada's Ben Smith set to be unveiled despite resistance from the group's powerful trade unions.It was "inconceivable...

Intelligent Crows

Rubbish-collecting crows a star attraction at French theme park

16 August 2018 | 27 comments

Visitors to a theme park in western France this week have a new attraction to enjoy: six crows that have been specially trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish.The birds have been in action since...

French doctor offering 'homosexuality' cure faces Swiss probe

15 August 2018 | 0 comments

A French doctor claiming he can treat homosexuality using alternative therapies like homoeopathy was on Wednesday placed under investigation by the Swiss canton of Geneva where he has been practising.Regional...

Canadian tipped as new CEO for Air France-KLM

15 August 2018 | 0 comments

Air France-KLM may name its new chief executive during a board meeting on Thursday, French newspaper Liberation reported, tipping Air Canada's chief operating officer Benjamin Smith as the winning candidate.The...

Four injured, one seriously, in French knife rampage

14 August 2018 | 0 comments

An Afghan asylum-seeker was arrested after launching a drunken and frenzied knife attack in the sleepy southwestern French town of Perigueux, injuring four people including one seriously, police said...

French unemployment dropping too slowly for Macron government

14 August 2018 | 0 comments

French unemployment dipped by 0.1 percent in the second quarter, provisional figures showed Tuesday -- frustratingly slow progress for President Emmanuel Macron who has promised his economic reforms will...

EU faces fresh standoff over Aquarius migrant boat

14 August 2018 | 0 comments

European countries faced pressure on Tuesday to resolve a fresh standoff with the operators of the migrant rescue ship Aquarius which is stranded for the second time in the Mediterranean carrying 141...

In Paris, eco-friendly cubist urinals spark sniggers and seething

13 August 2018 | 0 comments

Paris's penchant for urban urinals has taken a new ecological turn with trialling of a new dry and allegedly odourless version known as the "uritrottoir". But the red-topped receptacle appears to have...



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