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War against IS in Syria will be won by February: France's Macron

17 December 2017 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday predicted the Islamic State group would be crushed in Syria by February, pushing for the Syrian government and opposition to come together for fresh peace talks...

Saudi crown prince 'buyer of $300 mn French chateau'

17 December 2017 | 0 comments

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been revealed as the owner of a French chateau described as the world's most expensive home, according to a report in the New York Times.The purchase of the...

French aerospace giant Thales acquires SIM maker Gemalto

17 December 2017 | 0 comments

French aerospace and defence group Thales said Sunday it has bought European SIM manufacturer Gemalto in a bid to become a global leader in digital security.The aerospace giant paid 51 euros ($60) a share...

Top Iranian official says Macron 'apprentice' of Trump

17 December 2017 | 0 comments

A senior adviser to Iran's supreme leader on Sunday accused French President Emmanuel Macron of being the political "apprentice" of his American counterpart, Fars news agency reported."If France is trying...

Mammoth skeleton sells for nearly 550,000 euros at French auction

16 December 2017 | 0 comments

The nearly intact skeleton of a woolly mammoth that lived at least 10,000 years ago was sold at auction for more than a half million euros Saturday in the southeastern French city of Lyon.The giant skeleton...

Switzerland expels French-Tunisian man over terror fears

16 December 2017 | 0 comments

Swiss police said Saturday they had expelled a person facing criminal charges in Switzerland for suspected links to a terrorist group, over fears he poses a threat to national security.Federal police...

Macron to celebrate 40th birthday in royal style

16 December 2017 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron will celebrate his birthday Saturday at the iconic chateau of King Francois I, a choice that could feed into perceptions of a "president of the rich".Macron, who turns...

Le Pen, Wilders to meet European far-right leaders amid protests

16 December 2017 | 0 comments

Europe's far-right leaders including Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders will gather for a controversial conference in Prague on Saturday held under tight security amid protests planned to counter groups...

Lafarge ex-CEO denies knowing of Syria payments until late

16 December 2017 | 0 comments

A former CEO of French-Swiss cement maker LafargeHolcim said he was made aware of payments to the Islamic State group in August 2014, contradicting an account by another top executive, a source close...

Another person charged in Nice hotelier 'kidnapping' case

15 December 2017 | 0 comments

Another person has been charged over the suspected kidnapping of a millionaire French hotel magnate, who was found tied up in the back of a van in 2016, the prosecutor in Nice said on Friday.Jacqueline...

France, Germany to unveil eurozone reforms in March

15 December 2017 | 0 comments

Germany and France will offer their joint vision for reforming the eurozone by March, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, in an effort to bridge divisions over the future of the single currency.Meeting...

French school bus crash toll rises to 6: police source

15 December 2017 | 0 comments

The death toll from a crash between a school bus and a train in southern France rose to six Friday as two 11-year-old girls succumbed to their injuries, a police source said.Four teenagers had died on...

Airbus shakes up management as corruption clouds gather

15 December 2017 | 0 comments

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus announced a major shakeup of top management Friday as it seeks to move on from a corruption probe.The firm said German chief executive Tom Enders would not seek reappointment...

France mourns deadly school bus crash

15 December 2017 | 0 comments

French authorities were investigating Friday how a train was able to smash into a school bus, killing five children and ripping their vehicle in half in an accident that has devastated the local community.Four...

With top-end videos, Quincy Jones opens 'Netflix of jazz'

14 December 2017 | 0 comments

Calling it the "Netflix of jazz," legendary producer Quincy Jones is rolling out Qwest TV, a first global platform dedicated to on-demand jazz videos.The site launches Friday evening with some 400 titles...



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