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French lawmakers vote for 'right to make mistakes'

24 January 2018 | 0 comments

French lawmakers have voted for a flagship article in a new law which will give citizens the "right to make mistakes" in dealings with the government without being automatically punished.The article,...

'Daesh landlord' in the dock in first Paris attacks trial

24 January 2018 | 0 comments

The first trial stemming from the November 2015 Paris terror attacks opens Wednesday when Jawad Bendaoud appears in court, charged with harbouring two of the jihadists in the aftermath of the carnage.Bendaoud,...

CORRECTED: World powers step up pressure on Syria, Russia over chemical at...

24 January 2018 | 0 comments

Two dozen countries agreed Tuesday to push for sanctions against perpetrators of chemical attacks in Syria, with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson saying Russia "ultimately bears responsibility" for...

Turkey Syria campaign could extend beyond Afrin: foreign minister

23 January 2018 | 0 comments

Turkey's campaign to oust Kurdish militia from their enclave of Afrin in northern Syria could be expanded to include the town of Manbij and even areas east of the Euphrates River, Foreign Minister Mevlut...

Lagerfeld's 'scruffy' beard raises eyebrows in Paris

23 January 2018 | 0 comments

Legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld almost upstaged his Chanel haute couture show Tuesday when he turned up sporting a wispy white beard.The first radical change in the Kaiser's image in nearly...

Three French female jihadists risk death sentence in Iraq

23 January 2018 | 0 comments

Three French women who joined the Islamic State group before being captured by Iraqi forces could be facing the death penalty as they await trial in Baghdad, sources close to their cases told AFP.The...

Swollen Seine halts trains as France braces for floods

23 January 2018 | 0 comments

France braced for floods Tuesday as the Rhine threatened to overflow and the rapidly rising Seine forced Paris authorities to halt trains on a busy commuter line. Heavy rains have lashed France for days,...

RugbyU: French Federation raided in Laporte favouritism inquiry

23 January 2018 | 0 comments

Police were searching the headquarters of the French Rugby Federation on Tuesday as part of an investigation into suspicions of favouritism concerning supremo Bernard Laporte, a source close to the case...

France sanctions businesses linked to Syria chemical weapons

23 January 2018 | 0 comments

France announced Tuesday that it was sanctioning 25 people and companies over their links to Syria's chemical weapons programme, as diplomats met in Paris to push for action against perpetrators of the...

Microsoft to open 4 data centres in France

23 January 2018 | 0 comments

Microsoft is to open four data storage centres in France to meet strong customer demand for cloud computing, the head of the software giant's French operations told AFP on Tuesday."There's strong demand...

France's Carrefour revamps operations with job cuts, China deal

23 January 2018 | 0 comments

France's Carrefour group said Tuesday it is overhauling its business in a transformation plan involving thousands of job cuts, a product revamp and new partnerships in China.Carrefour, which was the world's...

Man jailed over plot to attack French naval base

23 January 2018 | 0 comments

A Paris court Monday sentenced a young Frenchman to 10 years in jail for plotting to attack military personnel at a major naval base.Hakim Marnissi, 27, was convicted of criminal conspiracy with terrorist...

Hijab model pulls out of L'Oreal campaign over Israel tweets

23 January 2018 | 0 comments

British model Amena Khan, who had been chosen by L'Oreal to appear in an advertising campaign in Britain, has pulled out over accusations she made anti-Israeli comments in a series of old tweets.The French...

Macron voices 'concern' over Turkey's Syria offensive

23 January 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday expressed "concern" over Turkey's cross-border offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia in a telephone call with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan."While...

Le Pen edges closer to stripping father of party role

23 January 2018 | 0 comments

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen took another step Tuesday towards booting her estranged father Jean-Marie from her National Front once and for all, as party leaders voted to axe his honorary position.In...



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