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France to host 140 foreigns CEOs for pre-Davos summit

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

Nearly 140 chief executives from companies around the world will gather at the Versailles Palace outside Paris on Monday, as the French government steps up its efforts to attract more foreign investors.President...

Second face transplant for Frenchman in world-first

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

A man whose body rejected a face transplant he received seven years ago has been given a second donor face after living nearly two months without one, French medical agencies said Friday.It is the first...

Galliano bares his scars in return to Paris men's catwalk

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

John Galliano made a regal comeback to the Paris men's catwalk Friday with his first men's show for Margiela since he took over the brand three years ago.With minions in white coats ushering fashionistas...

Boris Johnson floats idea of bridge between UK and France

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

Foreign minister Boris Johnson floated the idea of building a bridge between Britain and France, during a meeting with President Emmanuel Macron, the French leader's office said Friday.Johnson made the...

Macron sees IS military defeat in Syria, Iraq within 'weeks'

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq would be defeated militarily "in the coming weeks," as he laid out plans for bolstering France's defence capabilities."Today,...

'A Year In Provence' author Peter Mayle dies aged 78

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

Peter Mayle, who wrote the best-selling memoir "A Year In Provence", has died at the age of 78, his publishers announced.Following a short illness, the British author died on Thursday in a hospital near...

French police scuffle with striking guards at Europe's largest jail

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

French police fired tear gas to break up a picket line of striking prison guards outside Europe's biggest prison on Friday as unions pressed a fourth day of strikes across France over security concerns.The...

May, Macron strike border security deal at UK summit

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

Prime Minister Theresa May and her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed a new border security deal on Thursday, through which the UK will pay more to France to stop migrants trying to reach British...

Million-euro bill for firm behind Paris bike-share chaos

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

Paris's public cycle hire company said Friday it would hit its contractor with a one-million-euro bill for a chaotic rollout of new bikes that has infuriated cyclists.The grey Velib bikes -- usually ubiquitous...

France's 'Black Widow' gets 22-year jail term

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

A French woman dubbed the "Black Widow of the Riviera" was jailed for 22-years Thursday for poisoning four wealthy elderly men, two of whom died.Patricia Dagorn, 57, was convicted of killing two men found...

Sudan holding AFP journalist arrested while covering protests

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Authorities in Sudan were holding an Agence France-Presse journalist on Thursday after he was arrested a day earlier while covering demonstrations against rising food prices that were dispersed by police.Abdelmoneim...

Tillerson, not Trump, to visit London next week

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he hopes to visit the new US embassy in London next week, shortly after President Donald Trump refused to attend its opening ceremony.Tillerson will be in Britain...

Wave of resignations hits governing Alliance Francaise Foundation

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

More than a third of senior administrators at the governing foundation of France's Alliance Francaise, a worldwide network promoting French language and culture, announced on Thursday their resignation...

French #MeToo founder being sued for slander

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

The woman behind France's answer to the #MeToo campaign said Thursday she was being sued for slander by the man she accused of lewd remarks in a post that triggered a deluge of similar harassment accounts.Sandra...

Experts give one in the eye to Bayeux Tapestry loan offer

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

The Bayeux Tapestry will not be lent to Britain until major conservation problems are overcome, French experts said Thursday as they voiced their opposition to the historic treasure ever crossing the...



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