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French school bus crash toll rises to 6: police source

15 December 2017 | 0 comments

The death toll from a crash between a school bus and a train in southern France rose to six Friday as two 11-year-old girls succumbed to their injuries, a police source said.Four teenagers had died on...

Airbus changes pilots as corruption clouds gather

15 December 2017 | 0 comments

Airbus announced Friday it was planning to change its top two executives as a corruption probe into the European aircraft manufacturer rumbles on.The firm said Tom Enders would not seek reappointment...

Four French children killed after train mows into school bus

14 December 2017 | 0 comments

At least four children were killed and 19 people injured, seven seriously, on Thursday when a train crashed into a school bus at a level crossing in southern France.The bus, which was carrying around...

With top-end videos, Quincy Jones opens 'Netflix of jazz'

14 December 2017 | 0 comments

Calling it the "Netflix of jazz," legendary producer Quincy Jones is rolling out Qwest TV, a first global platform dedicated to on-demand jazz videos.The site launches Friday evening with some 400 titles...

Lebanon approves first offshore oil and gas exploration

14 December 2017 | 0 comments

Lebanon on Thursday approved a first bid from an international consortium including France's Total, Italy's ENI and Russia's Novatek to explore for oil and gas off the country's Mediterranean coast.The...

Alstom says to sell stakes in joint ventures with GE

14 December 2017 | 0 comments

The head of Alstom said Thursday that the French rail company will excercise its options to sell its stakes in joint ventures with US industrial conglomerate General Electric.Alstom sold off its power...

London museum to honour fashion giant Alaia with 2018 show

14 December 2017 | 0 comments

French-Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaia will be honoured by London's Design Museum with a major exhibition next year following his death on November 18 at the age of 77. "Azzedine Alaia: The Couturier"...

Eurozone economy gains pace as France expands, says survey

14 December 2017 | 1 comment

Business activity in the eurozone accelerated in December, a key survey showed Thursday, as job creation held at its the fastest pace in 17 years on the back of solid growth in France and Germany.Analysts...

US, Britain, France seek details on Russian arms to C. Africa

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

The United States, Britain and France on Wednesday asked that a Russian request to send light arms to the Central African Republic be put on hold as they seek more information on the shipments, diplomats...

Jail terms for 4 ETA members upheld over French police killing

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

Four Spanish members of the Basque separatist group ETA had their prison sentences for the robbery and murder of a French policeman upheld on appeal, a Paris court ruled Wednesday.The three men and one...

Paris pledges ban on wild animals in circuses

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

The city of Paris on Wednesday pledged to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, in a move welcomed as a "small step forward" by animal welfare experts. Criticism has grown in France of the inclusion...

Sweet victory: French candymakers win China legal war

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

Revenge is sweet for the makers of France's traditional "calisson" candies, who have won a months-long legal battle with a businessman who trademarked the product's name in China.The lozenge-shaped sweets,...

Renault buys media stake to pave way for driverless future

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

French carmaker Renault said Wednesday it will buy a big stake in a French newspaper group as it prepares to give motorists reading material while they sit in driverless cars with time on their hands.The...

Gulf pours 130mn euros into Sahel anti-jihadist force

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

Oil-rich Gulf countries pledged 130 million euros Wednesday towards fighting jihadists in West Africa's Sahel region, as French President Emmanuel Macron hosted leaders in a bid to boost a fledgling...

EU Parliament fails to skewer kebab meat phosphates

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

The European Parliament on Wednesday narrowly failed to block a proposal to allow the use of phosphates in kebab meat, an additive which critics say is linked to heart disease.As a result, the European...



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