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From torture to high school, a refugee's tale of survival

26 September 2018 | 0 comments

Adam Osman is making a new life for himself with the help of a French company, but his young face tenses when he describes what brought him here: the killing of his family, and torture.Every morning the...

Europe's Ariane 5 rocket blasts off for 100th time

26 September 2018 | 0 comments

A European-made rocket has blasted off from French Guiana for the 100th time, in a symbolic landmark for its manufacturer as it comes under increasing pressure from Elon Musk's SpaceX programme.The Ariane...

France's Le Pen wins back 1 million euros in seized subsidies

26 September 2018 | 0 comments

France's far-right National Rally on Wednesday won back half of the two million euros in public subsidies that had been withheld as part of an EU funding probe, in a boost for beleaguered party leader...

Ending decades of doubt, 'biggest bird' dispute put to nest

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

After more than a century of conflicting evidence, Anglo-French animosity and a H.G. Wells novella involving murder most fowl, scientists said Wednesday they have finally solved the riddle of the world's...

Saint Laurent walks on water at Paris fashion week

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

Anthony Vaccarello made a splash by having his models walk on water for his Saint Laurent Paris fashion week show Tuesday.The Belgian designer may have divided opinion since he took over from the "Sultan...

Macron urges 'dialogue and multilateralism' on Iran

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron called Tuesday for "dialogue and multilateralism" on Iran, in a thinly veiled response to President Donald Trump's push for tough, US-led sanctions.Speaking at the UN...

Paris says France, Spain, Germany, Portugal to share Aquarius migrants

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

France, Germany, Spain and Portugal will take in the 58 migrants aboard the Aquarius rescue ship, the French government said Tuesday, confirming another deal to share out migrants rescued in the Mediterranean.France...

Voting and running for election in another EU state

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

France's ex-prime minister Manuel Valls on Tuesday became the most high profile beneficiary of European Union rules under which its citizens can vote and stand in local elections in other EU states.Here...

Frenchman gets first fine for street harassment

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

A French court has fined a man for insulting a woman during an assault on a bus, the first conviction under a new law that punishes sexual harassment in public spaces, judicial sources said Tuesday.The...

Father of boy saved by Paris 'Spiderman' convicted for negligence

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

The father of the little boy who was rescued dangling from a fourth-storey Paris balcony by a Malian migrant dubbed Spiderman received a three-month suspended jail sentence Tuesday for leaving the child...

France suggests Aquarius migrant ship dock in Malta: presidential source

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

France is pushing for the Aquarius rescue ship to dock in Malta and unload the 58 migrants on board, a source in the presidential office said on Tuesday."We are clear on the fact that it shouldn't spend...

Ex-French PM Valls to run for Barcelona mayor

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

France's combative former prime minister Manuel Valls announced Tuesday that he will run for mayor of Barcelona, in what will be an unprecedented bid for political power in another European country."After...

Father of boy saved in Paris 'Spiderman' drama in court

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

When a Malian illegal immigrant rescued a child dangling from a Paris balcony, he was hailed worldwide as a hero -- but the little boy's father will appear in court Tuesday charged with negligence.Mamoudou...

Aquarius rescue ship migrants head for Malta after deal reached

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

Fifty-eight migrants aboard the Aquarius rescue ship will be taken to Malta and from there to France, Germany, Portugal and Spain, after a deal was reached to defuse the latest row over the fate of people...

French far-right symbol Jean-Marie Le Pen in hospital

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

The founder of France's far-right National Front, 90-year-old Jean-Marie Le Pen, was hospitalised Tuesday with a persistent fever, his entourage told AFP.The measure was taken to prevent potential complications,...



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