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Hotline for attacks on fur wearers sparks animal rights fury

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

The French fur industry and animals rights activists have clashed over a new hotline for people who are insulted or attacked in the street for wearing fur.The French Fur Federation went on the attack...

Prosecutors urge trial for suspect in Paris synagogue bombing

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

French prosecutors have called for a Lebanese-Canadian academic suspected of the deadly 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue to be put on trial, sources close to the investigation told AFP on Wednesday.The...

Johnny Hallyday most Googled topic in France

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

Rocker Johnny Hallyday was the person most searched for on Google in France in 2017, the US internet giant said Wednesday.The singer, known as the French Elvis, was buried on the Caribbean island of Saint...

Shoemaker Robert Clergerie finally puts his feet up

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

Robert Clergerie, the maker of the luxury French shoes worn by Rihanna, Bella Hadid and Madonna, was never one to sit around kicking his heels. When the brand that bears his name almost went bust four...

Westfield shares soar after Unibail-Rodamco takeover

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

Shares in Australian shopping centre giant Westfield soared Wednesday after French property firm Unibail-Rodamco agreed to buy the group, with founder Frank Lowy congratulated on his "impeccable timing".In...

Africa, Europe hope to rally support for Sahel anti-terror force

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron hosts Germany's Angela Merkel and five African presidents Wednesday, hoping to bolster the fledging G5 Sahel force fighting jihadists in an area the size of Europe.Two...

Russia asks UN for green light to send arms to C. Africa

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

Russia has asked the UN Security Council for permission to supply light arms and ammunition to the struggling armed forces of the Central African Republic beginning next week, according to a request obtained...

Defects found at China nuclear reactor project

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

Defects were found in equipment for a third-generation nuclear reactor under construction in southern China with the problematic parts being replaced, the state-owned China General Nuclear Power Group...

Airbus CEO will not seek third term: report

12 December 2017 | 0 comments

Tom Enders will not seek a third term as CEO of Airbus, France's Le Figaro newspaper reported Tuesday, citing sources close to the matter.But Enders later told AFP that his term runs until April 2019,...

Ariane 5 rocket takes off with European GPS satellites

12 December 2017 | 0 comments

An Ariane 5 rocket took off from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana on Tuesday, taking with it four satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation project, Arianespace said.The European space workhorse...

Nobel prize winner's book turned down by 19 publishers

12 December 2017 | 0 comments

The French writer Claude Simon, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1985, would not be published today, according to an experiment conducted by one of his fans.Writer Serge Volle sent 50 pages of...

EU to tighten terror net by sharing more data

12 December 2017 | 0 comments

The EU unveiled plans Tuesday to streamline information-sharing across the bloc to reduce chances that a terrorist with multiple identities will slip through the net as happened in a series of attacks...

'We're losing the battle', Macron tells Paris climate talks

12 December 2017 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron issued a stark warning on climate change at a summit in Paris on Tuesday, telling world leaders "we are losing the battle" against global warming."We're not moving fast...

France's National Front charged over EU 'fake jobs'

12 December 2017 | 0 comments

France's far-right National Front (FN) has been charged with giving party members suspected fake jobs as assistants at the European Parliament, the party said Tuesday.Confirming a report in Le Monde newspaper,...

French FM says Iran trying to carve out regional 'axis'

12 December 2017 | 0 comments

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Tuesday hit out at Iran, accusing the Islamic Republic of trying to carve out an "axis" of influence stretching through Syria to the Mediterranean Sea.Speaking...



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