News
Expatica's guides for all you need to know about: rss

Strasbourg gunman: violent criminal on extremist watchlist

14 December 2018 | 0 comments

The 29-year-old gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg before being shot dead by police after a two-day manhunt was a career criminal with convictions in France and several...

France's Houellebecq sings praises of Trump in US magazine

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

Tension-stirring French writer Michel Houellebecq on Thursday published a defense of US President Donald Trump, calling him "one of the best American presidents I've ever seen." In the essay printed in...

UN renews mandate for C.Africa mission

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

The UN Security Council on Thursday renewed its peacekeeping mission to the Central African Republic, after tough talks between the United States, France and Russia.Russia had slammed the French approach...

Briton accused of trafficking 1.3 tons of cocaine was 'big fish'

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

A British man charged with trafficking 1.3 tons of cocaine into France was on Thursday described in court as a "big fish" in the international narco-trade.Robert Dawes, 46, believed to have been one of...

Ford accused of 'treachery' in France over factory closure

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire accused Ford of "treachery" and "cowardice" on Thursday in a furious reaction to the US automaker's decision to shutter a factory near Bordeaux and snub a potential...

French court convicts seven of helping migrants cross Alps

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

A court in southeast France on Thursday sentenced seven people including three foreigners for illegally helping a group of migrants cross into the country over an Alpine pass from Italy.Two Frenchmen...

Iran urges West to end 'absurdities' on missiles

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

Iran on Thursday urged the United States and its allies to stop their "absurd" accusations about Iranian missile tests, a day after Washington urged the UN to adopt punitive measures against Tehran. "US...

Renault board maintains Ghosn as CEO, says pay was legal

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

The board of the French automaker Renault said Thursday that it was keeping Carlos Ghosn as its chief executive, after an internal review of his pay package found that it conformed with French law.Ghosn...

Germany opens probe against Strasbourg attack suspect

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

German prosecutors have launched an investigation into the suspect in the deadly gun attack at a Christmas market in eastern France, a spokesman for the service said Thursday.Cherif Chekatt, 29, is under...

MEPs urge action on Czech PM allegations

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

Lawmakers in European Parliament overwhelmingly called on the EU to delve deeper into allegations that Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has an illegal conflict of interest involving EU subsidies.The...

Fashion mogul Berge's radical chic library goes on sale

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

Revolutionary tomes by Karl Marx and the Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin from the library of one of richest men in fashion go under the hammer Friday in Paris.The fourth part of the sale of the late...

France's travel alert registry hacked

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

The French foreign ministry said Thursday its travel alert registry website had been pirated and citizens' personal data "could be misused".In a statement the ministry did not say how many people were...

Third person dies after Strasbourg Christmas market attack: government

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

A third person has died from wounds sustained during a shooting attack on a popular Christmas market in Strasbourg, French authorities said Thursday.Another 13 people are injured, with five still in critical...

Activist investor pushes Pernod to uncork profits

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

US activist investor fund Elliott is pushing Pernod Ricard, the world's second-largest drinks group, to improve its performance, including by considering a merger, but a top shareholder came to the defense...

French police sweep Strasbourg in hunt for gunman

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

Dozens of French police cordoned off an area in southern Strasbourg on Thursday where a gunman who opened fire at the city's popular Christmas market was last seen.An AFP reporter at the scene said police...



Expatica Offers