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Hijab model pulls out of L'Oreal campaign over Israel tweets

23 January 2018 | 0 comments

British model Amena Khan, who had been chosen by L'Oreal to appear in an advertising campaign in Britain, has pulled out over accusations she made anti-Israeli comments in a series of old tweets.The French...

Google to open AI research centre in Paris

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

Google on Monday announced it will open a research centre in Paris devoted to artificial intelligence, following a meeting between the tech giant's boss and French President Emmanuel Macron."The different...

France says it fell short on greenhouse gas emissions

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

France failed to meet its targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in 2016, the government said Monday, just a month after President Emmanuel Macron warned that "we are losing the battle" against...

SAP unveils big push into French tech start-ups

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

Europe's biggest software company SAP on Monday said it will spend up to two billion euros investing in and nurturing French start-ups as part of its push into cutting-edge technologies like artificial...

Dior channels surrealist chic in Paris haute couture show

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

Fashion house Christian Dior went all surrealist in the first big show of Paris haute couture week Monday with a collection that was a feast for the eyes as well as the imagination.On a chequerboard set...

Seine tops its banks as heavy rain batters France

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

The Seine burst its banks in some places in central Paris on Monday and officials in eastern France prepared emergency measures for the Rhine following torrential rain that has led to widespread flood...

Sudan frees AFP, Reuters reporters detained covering protests

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

Sudan on Monday freed Agence France-Presse's reporter in Khartoum, Abdelmoneim Abu Idris Ali, and a Reuters journalist who were arrested last week while covering protests.Idris Ali, a 51-year-old Sudanese...

French court throws out tax fraud case against JP Morgan

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

A French appeals court on Monday dropped a case against JPMorgan Chase for allegedly aiding tax fraud at the Wendel investment group, citing clerical errors, sources at the prosecutors office said.Prosecutors,...

Alps chalets evacuated due to extreme snow

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

More than 100 chalets in one of France's best known ski resorts near Mont Blanc were evacuated Monday and hundreds of people were told to stay indoors because of avalanche risks."The situation is extraordinary:...

German, French MPs urge closer bond on friendship anniversary

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

German and French lawmakers on Monday marked the 55th anniversary of a friendship treaty between their countries with a plea for closer cooperation as Paris seeks Berlin's backing for ambitious EU reforms."France...

French resistance rises to 'tulip' gift from Jeff Koons

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

A year after the terror attacks that struck Paris in November 2015, Jeff Koons said he would give the city a monumental sculpture meant to honour the victims -- but critics of the project are saying 'no...

French prison guards vow to continue strike after govt talks

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

A strike by French prison guards entered its second week on Monday, with union officials vowing to continue the movement after holding talks with the government over demands for better security and pay...

Pair to share UK rail project after Carillion collapse

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

British builder Kier and French peer Eiffage have agreed to share partial construction of a UK high-speed rail link after the collapse of their partner Carillion, the pair said Monday.The British government...

Escape of jailed Frenchman triggers Madagascar outrage

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

It's a tale worthy of a John le Carre novel.A French security expert who went to Madagascar to advise the island nation's president but subsequently fell out with his political master was jailed for three...

France says Trump Iran deal demands are like 'ultimatums'

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

US President Donald Trump's demands for changes to the Iran nuclear deal are like "ultimatums", France's foreign minister said Monday as European powers mull how preserve the landmark 2015 agreement.Iran...



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