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Germany opens negligent homicide probe in Mali Airbus chopper crash

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

German prosecutors said Wednesday they had opened a probe against three individuals for negligent homicide in the 2017 crash of a German military helicopter in a UN operation in Mali."A case on the suspicion...

Karl Marx 'Capital' contract makes a mint at Paris auction

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

A contract signed by Karl Marx for the publication of the French version of "Capital", his ground-breaking study of capitalism, sold at auction in Paris for a record 121,600 euros ($138,145), five times...

EU drifts toward rocks on populist tide

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

The European Union faces fresh existential doubts as 2018 comes to a close, with Germany and France gripped by leadership uncertainty and the bloc they anchor facing a rising populist tide.Britain leaves...

US military probes Niger crash that killed French soldier

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

The US military is investigating a car crash that killed a French soldier in Niger, including whether alcohol was a factor and whether an American service member was driving, a US official told AFP on...

Strasbourg killer was jailed in Germany but not known Islamist: officials

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

The suspect in the deadly shooting attack at a Christmas market in eastern France was jailed for burglary in Germany but was not deemed a potentially dangerous Islamist, German authorities said Wednesday."For...

Top French court rejects sentences for helping illegal migrants

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

A top French appeals court on Wednesday overturned the suspended prison terms handed to two activists for helping migrants who entered the country illegally.It was the first such ruling since the Constitutional...

Air France gets new CEO

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

Air France on Wednesday appointed a new chief executive, who will have the difficult task of piloting the airline out of difficult relations with its unions that have hobbled its performance.The airline,...

Cousin of jailed Ukrainian filmmaker accepts EU's Sakharov prize

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

A cousin of jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov accepted on Wednesday the European Parliament's Sakharov human rights prize on his behalf, saying the director remained committed to winning the release...

Trump notes Strasbourg shooting to press for US border wall

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

US President Donald Trump pointed Wednesday to the mass shooting at a Christmas market in France to bolster his demands for funding to build a US border wall with Mexico.Trump's tweet linking the issues...

C.Africa football boss held in France on war crimes charges

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

France on Wednesday arrested a member of Africa's top footballing body on war crimes charges in the Central African Republic, the International Criminal Court said.Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona, a former...

Airbus says improper settings played role in Mali helicopter crash

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Wednesday that an investigation had found improper settings to have been one factor behind the deadly 2017 crash of a German military helicopter in a UN operation...

Strasbourg gunman cried 'Allahu Akbar': prosecutor

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

The gunman who carried out a mass shooting in Strasbourg cried "Allahu Akbar" ("God is Greatest") as he opened fire, France's anti-terror prosecutor Remy Heitz said Wednesday, adding the attack was being...

Strasbourg gunman was jailed in Germany for burglary

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

The suspect in the deadly shooting attack at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg was jailed for burglary in Germany before being expelled to France, German authorities said Wednesday.The...

EU promises no special treatment for France over deficit

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

France and Italy will not be held to different standards on their budget deficits, European Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici told AFP on Wednesday, insisting that "the rules are the...

France can breach EU budget rules for short while: Moscovici

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Wednesday France could breach EU budget rules for a short while if necessary, after concessions to "yellow vest" protesters costing billions of euros...



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