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France's Luc Besson seeks cash as film studio stumbles

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

French filmmaker Luc Besson's production studio said Friday that it was considering "different options" to raise cash and cut costs after sinking to record losses.The announcement comes after the underwhelming...

Paris circus personnel kill escaped tiger: police

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

A tiger that escaped from a circus in Paris on Friday was shot dead by the owner, who was then taken into custody, police said.Firefighters were called shortly before 1700 GMT by people who saw the 200-kilogramme...

France halts sales of two Dow pesticides over bee fears

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

A French court on Friday halted sales of two pesticides made by US chemicals giant Dow after an environmental group raised fears that the substances could be harmful to bees.The two products, Transform...

Hong Kong lights up for Lumieres festival

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

Glowing cartoon Inuits tumbled down Hong Kong's post office building and a forest of illuminated bamboo rods lit up the city centre as part of a visit by France's famous Lumieres festival.Local and international...

France's Macron nods to the left with cabinet mini-shuffle

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron named a Socialist lawmaker to a top budget post as part of a cabinet shuffle unveiled Friday, following grumblings from leftists who accuse his centrist government of...

EU working without 'letup' to help migrants in Libya

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

The EU said Thursday it is working without "letup" for a durable solution to the plight of migrants in Libya, adding it shared French President Emmanuel Macron's anger over slave markets there.The US...

France brushes off EU worries over Macron's budget

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

France insisted Thursday that it was on course to wrestle its deficit back within European Union limits, after Brussels expressed concern that Paris might not meet the bloc's tough spending rules.President...

France, Poland try to patch things up after fights

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron and Poland's Prime Minister Beata Szydlo sought to repair ties Thursday after squabbles over everything from EU regulation to a statue of pope John Paul II.The two leaders...

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...

Russian billionaire Kerimov charged in France following Moscow protest

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

Russian billionaire senator Suleyman Kerimov was charged Wednesday with tax fraud in Nice, hours after Moscow protested his arrest in the French Riviera resort.Kerimov was detained upon arrival at 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...



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