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Hong Kong lights up for Lumieres festival

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

Glowing cartoon Inuits tumbled down Hong Kong's post office building and a forest of illuminated bamboo rods lit up the city centre as part of a visit by France's famous Lumieres festival.Local and international...

EU working without 'letup' to help migrants in Libya

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

The EU said Thursday it is working without "letup" for a durable solution to the plight of migrants in Libya, adding it shared French President Emmanuel Macron's anger over slave markets there.The US...

France brushes off EU worries over Macron's budget

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

France insisted Thursday that it was on course to wrestle its deficit back within European Union limits, after Brussels expressed concern that Paris might not meet the bloc's tough spending rules.President...

France, Poland try to patch things up after fights

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron and Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo sought to repair ties Thursday after squabbles over everything from EU regulation to a statue of pope John Paul II.The two leaders...

World's only particle accelerator for art revs up in Paris

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

The world's only particle accelerator dedicated to art was switched on at the Louvre in Paris Thursday to help experts analyse ancient and precious works.The 37-metre (88-foot) AGLAE accelerator housed...

French business confidence at near 10-year high: survey

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

French business confidence hit a near 10-year-high in November, French statistics agency INSEE said on Thursday, providing a boost for President Emmanuel Macron. The confidence indicator, based on a survey...

Twin saves brother's skin in transplant first

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

A man who had suffered burns over 95 percent of his body, putting him on the verge of death, was saved by a skin transplant from his identical twin in a world-first operation, French doctors said Thursday.The...

Russian billionaire Kerimov charged in France following Moscow protest

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

Russian billionaire senator Suleyman Kerimov was charged Wednesday with tax fraud in Nice, hours after Moscow protested his arrest in the French Riviera resort.Kerimov was detained upon arrival at the...

Paris scraps Big Wheel attraction

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Paris councillors on Wednesday voted to axe the city's prominent riverside Ferris wheel, the French capital's version of the London Eye.Run by "fairground king" Marcel Campion who has also seen his Christmas...

Shareholders open legal front against Altice

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Shareholders unhappy with the plunge in the value of shares in Altice plan to sue the French and US telecoms firm, which said Wednesday it is the victim of a malicious PR attack.A lawyer specialising...

Family of tragic artist Claudel sell last of her work

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

An "unprecedented" trove of sculptures by the brilliant but tragic French artist Camille Claudel are to go under the hammer in Paris next week.Claudel, whose life and tortured love affair with fellow...

Cannes film festival to end decades of tradition

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

The Cannes film festival is to end decades of tradition next year by awarding its top Palme d'Or prize on a Saturday rather than a Sunday, its organisers said Wednesday."The festival is beginning a new...

Russia summons French envoy over arrest of oligarch Kerimov

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Moscow summoned a senior French diplomat on Monday over the arrest of Russian oligarch and senator Suleyman Kerimov in Nice in connection to a tax evasion case."I confirm that (the chargé d'affaires Paul-Bertrand...

France calls urgent UN meeting over Libya slavery

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

France on Wednesday called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council over slave-trading in Libya as President Emmanuel Macron blasted the auctioning of Africans as a crime against humanity."France...

French central bank calls for more cross-border mergers

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

The Banque de France wants it to be easier for European banks to merge, the central bank's chief Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Wednesday."We have to stop putting the brakes on the cross-border consolidation...



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