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France faces suit over no-sex rule for blood donations by gay men

22 June 2018 | 0 comments

A Frenchman has filed a discrimination suit at Europe's top rights court over a rule that requires gay men to refrain from having sex for a year before they donate blood, his lawyer said Friday.Laurent...

French police bust major Marseille drug ring

22 June 2018 | 0 comments

French police said Friday that they had smashed a major drug trafficking ring in the southern city of Marseille, a key hub in the trans-Mediterranean cannabis and cocaine trade where several people are...

France eases rules on wine stocks to mitigate weather risks

22 June 2018 | 0 comments

French vineyards will be allowed under new rules to hold back more of their production each year to protect them in case harvests are damaged by extreme weather including storms and drought.The move comes...

Baron Empain, survivor of brutal 1978 kidnapping, dies at 80

22 June 2018 | 0 comments

Leading Franco-Belgian industrialist Baron Edouard-Jean Empain, whose brutal kidnapping in France in 1978 made headlines, has died at the age of 80, a relative said.Empain, who headed the Empain-Schneider...

Nationalist 'disease' spreading in Europe: Macron

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday likened rising nationalism and anti-migrant sentiment in Europe to a kind of "disease".On a visit to Brittany three days before a meeting of European leaders...

Rights court dismisses Breivik's complaint about jail conditions

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday dismissed a complaint by Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik over his prison conditions, ending a long-running saga that kept him in the public...

Poland says eurozone budget could spell 'end of EU'

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

Poland on Thursday warned that a eurozone budget proposed by France and Germany to bolster the 19-member currency bloc could spell the end of the European Union should it drain resources from the shared...

Electric scooters launch in Paris, to spread in Europe

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

The boulevards of Paris, already bustling with a dizzying range of transport devices, are set to feature a new shared electric scooter system that has swept the US and is now heading for Europe.California-based...

MSF aid workers in Africa 'used prostitutes': BBC report

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

Aid workers for charity Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) used prostitutes in Africa, a BBC report said Thursday citing anonymous whistleblowers who also reported boasts of trading medicine for sex.The NGO...

Trump forcing Europe to deepen defence integration: France

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

Uncertainty over US President Donald Trump's commitment to the NATO alliance requires European nations to bolster efforts to forge a common defence policy, France's defence minister said Thursday."At...

Fashion's man of the moment Abloh reigns over Paris shows

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

Fashion's designer of the moment Virgil Abloh channelled James Dean and the graffiti legend Dondi White at his Off-White Paris show.The American creator's hype machine had pretty much hijacked the opening...

EU 'won't limit strike rights' in air traffic control row

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

The EU on Thursday vowed not to limit air traffic controllers' right to strike, after Ryanair and IAG demanded action to end crippling stoppages that they say are bringing misery to hundreds of thousands...

Rapper Tommy Cash swaps the stage for Paris catwalk

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

The outrageous post-Soviet rapper and conceptual artist Tommy Cash -- best known for his wacky hits "Leave Me Alone" and "Winaloto" -- made his catwalk debut Thursday as a model in Rick Owens' dramatically...

French crystal maker Baccarat joins Chinese magnate's collection

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

A Chinese businesswoman who is an avid buyer of Baccarat glassware added the famed French crystal maker to her collection of business assets on Thursday in a 164-million-euro ($189 million) deal.Coco...

UN losing patience with Mali as peacekeeper death toll rises

20 June 2018 | 0 comments

The Security Council is considering a French-drafted resolution that would extend the peacekeeping mission in Mali, considered the UN's deadliest, for a year but demand progress in peace efforts, according...



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