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Tensions rise as new inmate attack fuels French prison strikes

20 January 2018 | 0 comments

French police fired tear gas to break up a picket line of striking prison guards at Europe's biggest jail on Friday, as a fresh assault by inmates on staff at a facility in Corsica fuelled demands for...

Greenpeace activists face fine over Eiffel Tower protest

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

Greenpeace activists who hung a banner from the Eiffel Tower in protest against far-right leader Marine Le Pen should be given 500 euro fines and suspended sentences, French prosecutors said Friday.Demonstrators...

Global box office for French films doubles

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

French films doubled their global box office in 2017 thanks to the popularity in China of the sci-fi epic "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets", which was a flop in the West.The acclaimed low-budget...

UK to accept 260 unaccompanied minors: official

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

Britain will take in 260 unaccompanied migrant children from France under a deal struck at a summit between Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron, the British government said...

Drug crime concern mounts on Paris metro

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

Unions representing staff on the Paris metro staged strikes on Friday to denounce rising crime linked to crack and heroin use on the network.The CGT and SUD unions called for the walkout to protest the...

Simone de Beauvoir's 'passionate' love letters sold

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

Film-maker Claude Lanzmann has sold 112 passionate love letters sent to him by the legendary French feminist Simone de Beauvoir, Christie's auction house said Friday.The director of the acclaimed Holocaust...

France to host 140 foreigns CEOs for pre-Davos summit

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

Nearly 140 chief executives from companies around the world will gather at the Versailles Palace outside Paris on Monday, as the French government steps up its efforts to attract more foreign investors.President...

Second face transplant for Frenchman in world-first

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

A man whose body rejected a face transplant he received seven years ago has been given a second donor face after living nearly two months without one, French medical agencies said Friday.It is the first...

Galliano bares his scars in return to Paris men's catwalk

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

John Galliano made a regal comeback to the Paris men's catwalk Friday with his first men's show for Margiela since he took over the brand three years ago.With minions in white coats ushering fashionistas...

Boris Johnson floats idea of bridge between UK and France

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

Foreign minister Boris Johnson floated the idea of building a bridge between Britain and France, during a meeting with President Emmanuel Macron, the French leader's office said Friday.Johnson made the...

Macron sees IS military defeat in Syria, Iraq within 'weeks'

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq would be defeated militarily "in the coming weeks," as he laid out plans for bolstering France's defence capabilities."Today,...

'A Year In Provence' author Peter Mayle dies aged 78

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

Peter Mayle, who wrote the best-selling memoir "A Year In Provence", has died at the age of 78, his publishers announced.Following a short illness, the British author died on Thursday in a hospital near...

AFP and Reuters journalists detained covering Sudan protests

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

Journalists working for Agence France-Presse and Reuters were among three reporters being held by Sudanese authorities on Thursday a day after they were arrested covering demonstrations against rising...

May, Macron strike border security deal at UK summit

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

Prime Minister Theresa May and her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed a new border security deal on Thursday, through which the UK will pay more to France to stop migrants trying to reach British...

Macron boosts Merkel ahead of key coalition vote

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that his ambitious EU plans to reform the European Union need German backing, as Chancellor Angela Merkel gears up for a crucial vote on forming a new coalition...



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