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China says is no threat to EU, after Macron army call

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

China said on Wednesday that it had never posed a threat to Europe as it responded to a proposal by French President Emmanuel Macron for a "European army" to defend the bloc against China, Russia, and...

Paris tries to put brakes on diesel protests

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

The French government on Wednesday attempted to head off planned protests over rising fuel costs by announcing a series of measures to help poorer families pay their bills. A surge in the price of diesel...

Wolves at the door, Alpine shepherd can't imagine any other life

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

He sleeps fully dressed, dreading a midnight wolf attack on the flock of sheep penned in close by his hut, high up in the French Alps."The fears of last year came back," says Gaetan Meme, after his third...

Marie Antoinette's jewels up for auction in Geneva

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

Marie Antoinette's diamonds and pearls, not seen in public for two centuries, go under the hammer in Geneva Wednesday in what has been billed as one of the most important royal jewellery auctions in history.Ten...

Fact-check: Does France put steep tariffs on US wine?

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

President Donald Trump accused France on Tuesday of unfairly hindering US wine exports by imposing higher tariffs on the American product than those the United States places on imports of French wine.The...

Merkel calls for a 'real, true' European army

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday made a clear call for a future European army, in an apparent rebuke to US President Donald Trump who has called such proposals "very insulting".Addressing European...

Benzema associates in police custody over extorsion bid

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

Three acquaintances of Real Madrid star Karim Benzema were in French police custody Tuesday over suspected extorsion, sources close to the case confirmed to AFP.The arrests follow a complaint by a former...

Macron the latest US ally insulted by Trump

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

President Donald Trump's Twitter-lashing of his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron is only the latest insult by the US leader against longstanding allies.Here are some memorable barbs from Trump, who...

Trump lashes Macron as Europe moves on defense without US

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

Donald Trump on Tuesday unleashed an extraordinary attack on Emmanuel Macron, mocking the French president's approval rating and lashing him over European defense proposals which enjoyed a crucial new...

Merkel calls for a 'real, true' European army

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday made a clear call for a future European army, in an apparent rebuke to US President Donald Trump who has called such proposals "very insulting".Addressing European...

Leader of 'angry police' in France found dead in suspected suicide

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

A French officer who warned that growing anti-police violence was undermining morale in the force has been found dead at her home in a suspected suicide, the authorities said Tuesday.Maggy Biskupski,...

EU 'no-deal' Brexit plan has bad news for travellers

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

The EU published contingency plans for a "no-deal" Brexit on Tuesday, outlining a host of travel rights Britons would lose, from recognition of driving licences to loss of pet passports.The European Commission,...

Macron advisor says Trump tweets 'written for Americans'

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

An advisor to Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday dismissed a flurry of angry tweets from US President Donald Trump about his French counterpart, saying they were "written for Americans".Macron's office declined...

EU says Romania has backtracked on court reforms

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

The European Commission complained Tuesday that Romania has gone back on court reforms, urging Bucharest to revive efforts immediately to fight corruption and ensure judicial independence.The European...

Trump criticizes Macron again over European defense remarks

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

Donald Trump on Tuesday launched another attack against Emmanuel Macron over the French president's call for a European army, a proposal the US leader earlier had dubbed "insulting.""Emmanuel Macron suggests...



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