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Slimane revolution at Celine as Paris fashion week starts

24 September 2018 | 0 comments

Paris women's fashion week starts Monday with fashionistas waiting with bated breath to finally see Hedi Slimane's debut at Celine.The superstar designer, who pioneered the skinny look at Dior and Saint...

French retailer Carrefour denies seeking Casino merger

24 September 2018 | 0 comments

French supermarket giant Carrefour on Monday denied approaching rival Casino with a tentative offer for a tie-up, as the pair became the latest chains to be swept up in Europe's retail wars.The development...

France fears damage after Hollande fans controversy over India arms deal

23 September 2018 | 0 comments

The French government said Sunday it feared damage to its relations with India after former president Francois Hollande stirred controversy about a major deal to sell fighter jets to New Delhi.Hollande,...

French writer Houellebecq finds 'happiness' in third marriage: friend

23 September 2018 | 0 comments

Michel Houellebecq, the enfant terrible of French literature whose descriptions of swingers' clubs, anonymous sex and misogynistic men have made him a global star, has married for the third time in secret,...

Macron's popularity at record lows

23 September 2018 | 0 comments

The popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron has hit its lowest level since the start of his term, according to a major tracker poll published on Sunday, with just 29 percent of respondents satisfied...

France fountains protest against Total's Brazil oil project

22 September 2018 | 0 comments

Fountains were tinted black in several French towns Saturday during protests against plans by oil giant Total to drill near a coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon.The protesters insist the plan threatens...

India's Modi mauled over French defence deal

22 September 2018 | 0 comments

India's Narendra Modi was under fire Saturday after French ex-president Francois Hollande added fresh fuel to corruption allegations in a bilateral defence deal, with the prime minister branded a traitor...

Hollande fuels Rafale fighter jet controversy in India

22 September 2018 | 0 comments

Former French president Francois Hollande has fuelled controversy over India's multi-billion-dollar 2016 purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets, saying that France was given no choice on the Indian partner...

Macron honours Algerians who fought for colonial France

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron announced honours on Friday for Algerians who fought alongside French troops in Algeria's war of independence, part of fresh moves to confront France's painful legacy...

French Muslim rapper calls off shows at Bataclan after protests

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

A French rapper known for his provocative pro-Muslim lyrics said Friday that he would cancel two upcoming concerts at the Bataclan, where 90 people were shot dead when jihadist gunmen stormed the venue...

Police probe anti-semitic graffiti on Paris apartment door

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

French police said Thursday they had launched an investigation after anti-semitic graffiti was scrawled on the door of a Paris apartment building."Jewish scum live here," read the graffiti, on a building...

Macron mocks Britain's Brexiteer 'liars'

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday mocked the British politicians he says falsely claimed Brexit would be easy and then resigned to avoid having to deliver on their promises.Macron was speaking...

Farmers fume as France stands firm on more Pyrenees bears

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Dozens of farmers and local officials stormed out of a meeting with France's new environment minister on Friday as he confirmed two more bears would soon be released into the Pyrenees mountains.Around...

Action! France tackles screen sexism with subsidy for women

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

France is to give movies made by women a special subsidy bonus in a bid to counter sexism in the film industry, its culture minister said Wednesday.Francoise Nyssen, who helped launch the 50/50 pledge...

French 'rogue trader' Kerviel loses bid for retrial

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Jerome Kerviel, the former French investment banker whose trades cost his employer Societe Generale 4.9 billion euros, lost a legal bid Thursday to force a retrial following his 2010 conviction, lawyers...



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