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Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire: study

19 July 2018 | 0 comments

Neanderthal man knew how to make a fire by striking stone to create sparks, researchers said Thursday after analysing several tools found at sites in France dating from 50,000 years ago.It was already...

French navy defuses WWII shell on Riviera beach

19 July 2018 | 0 comments

French navy divers on Thursday defused an unexploded World War II shell found in the sea near a popular beach in the southern city of Cannes, police said.The 122-mm Italian shell was discovered by a metal...

France to seek 190 mn euros of public broadcasting cuts

19 July 2018 | 0 comments

The French government said Thursday that it would demand 190 million euros of spending cuts at its public broadcasting operations by 2022 as part of President Emmanuel Macron's pledge to improve state...

France to send two Canadair planes to Sweden to help combat wildfires

19 July 2018 | 0 comments

France is to send two Canadair planes to Sweden to help put out the wildfires raging across the country as a result of the current drought, Swedish authorities said on Thursday.Firefighters are currently...

Macron unveils new face of France's 'Marianne'

19 July 2018 | 0 comments

Flowing curls of hair swept back from a resolute gaze under her phrygian cap: President Emmanuel Macron presented on Thursday a distinctively modern face for France's traditional symbol of its revolutionary...

France closes in on phone ban in schools from September

19 July 2018 | 0 comments

French lawmakers have secured a deal on a bill that would outlaw the use of mobiles phones in schools starting in September, one of Emmanuel Macron's pledges during last year's presidential campaign.Senators...

US host spars with French envoy over 'African-ness' of World Cup champs

19 July 2018 | 0 comments

The host of America's late-night TV program "The Daily Show" has drawn the ire of France's ambassador to the US after joking that "Africa won the World Cup."Earlier this week Trevor Noah, a prominent...

Macron security official filmed hitting protester

19 July 2018 | 0 comments

One of President Emmanuel Macron's top security officers was at the centre of an escalating scandal for the French leader on Thursday after being filmed assaulting a protester during a May Day demonstration.Le...

French automaker PSA confirms plans to re-enter US market by 2026

19 July 2018 | 0 comments

French automaker PSA confirmed Thursday its plan for a gradual return to the US market even if Washington follows through on a threat to impose tariffs of up to 25 percent on auto imports.PSA, which manufactures...

Airbus fetes first flight of its new 'whale in the sky'

19 July 2018 | 0 comments

European aerospace giant Airbus conducted Thursday the first test flight of the giant new Beluga XL, an even bigger version of the company's workhorse transport plane which has been in service since the...

French fans sentenced for World Cup robberies, violence

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

A French court gave two men suspended sentences Wednesday and fined a third for robbery and violence on the sidelines of France's World Cup victory celebrations. One fan, wearing a shirt of the French...

French far-right party's appeal of cash freeze set for August

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

A Paris court will hear on August 6 an appeal by France's far-right National Rally of a decision to withhold two million euros of euros in public subsidies for the party as part of an EU funding inquiry.Party...

France World Cup win triggered spike in hate speech in Poland: NGO

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

A Polish anti-racism NGO said Wednesday that it has filed several dozen hate speech complaints with prosecutors after a spike in racial posts by Polish internet users against members of France's winning...

Paris police urge women to report World Cup sexual assaults

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

Paris's police chief urged women on Wednesday to report any cases of sexual assault during the celebrations of France's World Cup win, after dozens of accounts by victims were posted on social media in...

French actors protest as Russian director's house arrest extended

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

Actors protested at one of the world's biggest theatre festivals in support of Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov as judges in Moscow on Wednesday extended his 11-month-long house arrest.Artists wearing...



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