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World's only particle accelerator for art revs up in Paris

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

The world's only particle accelerator dedicated to art was switched on at the Louvre in Paris Thursday to help experts analyse ancient and precious works.The 37-metre (88-foot) AGLAE accelerator housed...

French business confidence at near 10-year high: survey

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

French business confidence hit a near 10-year-high in November, French statistics agency INSEE said on Thursday, providing a boost for President Emmanuel Macron. The confidence indicator, based on a survey...

Twin saves brother's skin in transplant first

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

A man who had suffered burns over 95 percent of his body, putting him on the verge of death, was saved by a skin transplant from his identical twin in a world-first operation, French doctors said Thursday.The...

Paris scraps Big Wheel attraction

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Paris councillors on Wednesday voted to axe the city's prominent riverside Ferris wheel, the French capital's version of the London Eye.Run by "fairground king" Marcel Campion who has also seen his Christmas...

Shareholders open legal front against Altice

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Shareholders unhappy with the plunge in the value of shares in Altice plan to sue the French and US telecoms firm, which said Wednesday it is the victim of a malicious PR attack.A lawyer specialising...

Family of tragic artist Claudel sell last of her work

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

An "unprecedented" trove of sculptures by the brilliant but tragic French artist Camille Claudel are to go under the hammer in Paris next week.Claudel, whose life and tortured love affair with fellow...

Cannes film festival to end decades of tradition

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

The Cannes film festival is to end decades of tradition next year by awarding its top Palme d'Or prize on a Saturday rather than a Sunday, its organisers said Wednesday."The festival is beginning a new...

Russia summons French envoy over arrest of oligarch Kerimov

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Moscow summoned a senior French diplomat on Monday over the arrest of Russian oligarch and senator Suleyman Kerimov in Nice in connection to a tax evasion case."I confirm that (the chargé d'affaires Paul-Bertrand...

France calls UN Security Council meeting over Libya slavery

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

France on Wednesday called an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council over slave-trading in Libya as President Emmanuel Macron blasted the auctioning of Africans as a crime against humanity."France...

Russian anger as oligarch held in France over taxes

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Moscow on Wednesday protested at the arrest of billionaire senator Suleyman Kerimov in France, where he faced a second day of questioning over alleged tax evasion involving the purchase of luxury properties.The...

French central bank calls for more cross-border mergers

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

The Banque de France wants it to be easier for European banks to merge, the central bank's chief Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Wednesday."We have to stop putting the brakes on the cross-border consolidation...

French asset manager Tobam launches Europe's first bitcoin fund

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Tobam, a Paris-based asset management firm, said Wednesday it has launched Europe's first mutual fund investing in bitcoin, as the virtual currency continues to rise in value.Tobam, set up in 2005 and...

Le Pen takes HSBC, Societe Generale to court for 'banking fatwa'

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Wednesday said she would take banking giants HSBC and Societe Generale to court for discrimination after they moved to close her personal and party accounts.Le...

Macron's first budget sparks EU warning

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

The EU warned Wednesday that French President Emmanuel's first budget risked breaking its tough spending rules, despite his efforts to lower the deficit and earn credibility for his ambitious reform plans...

Romanian truck driver admits to murdering German jogger

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

A Romanian truck driver confessed to the murder of a female jogger as his trial opened in Germany Wednesday, after also coming under suspicion for the 2014 killing of a French exchange student in Austria.The...



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