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Mimi Marchand: From nightclub boss to Macron advisor

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

Nightclubs, paparazzi photos and several spells behind bars: Michele Marchand, better known as Mimi, has carved an unusual route to a role advising French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte.Better...

'Lebanese Connection' drug trial to open in Paris

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

Fifteen alleged members of a vast crime ring accused of laundering Colombian drug money through luxury jewellery and using shadowy middlemen from the Lebanese diaspora go on trial in Paris on Tuesday.The...

Lion cub found inside luxury car in Paris

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

A lion cub was found in a flashy car on the Champs-Elysees in Paris Monday evening, a police source said, the latest incidence of the fluffy-but-fierce animal apparently being kept as a pet.The baby lion...

France's Macron to visit Belgium at royal request

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron will visit the Brussels district of Molenbeek, home of Islamic State jihadists who carried out the 2015 Paris attacks, during a state visit to Belgium next week.The visit...

Rocket-maker ArianeGroup to cut 2,300 jobs

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

European aerospace and defence firm ArianeGroup is to cut 2,300 jobs by 2022 as orders tumble and development of a new rocket nears its end, management said Monday.The company said it faced tough competition...

Two Australian WWI soldiers laid to rest in France

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

Two Australian soldiers, killed over 100 years ago during World War I, were finally laid to rest in northern France on Monday as relatives stood by."He's not an unknown soldier anymore, we know where...

French, German defence ministers in Mali talks

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

French Defence Minister Florence Parly and German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen met in Bamako on Monday to discuss Mali's troubled peace accord and a planned five-nation anti-terror force for the Sahel.Von...

EU defence efforts musn't hurt transatlantic bond: NATO chief

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Europe against undermining transatlantic ties, following a defence spat between US President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron.Trump had tweeted on Friday...

Serbia leader upset by WWI ceremony treatment: media

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

Serbia's president was vexed by his treatment during World War I centenary commemorations in France, where Kosovo's leader was placed closer than him to other global dignitaries, media reported.Sunday's...

France seeks global talks on cyberspace security

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

The French government announced Monday a "Paris Call" for talks to lay out a common framework for ensuring internet security, following a surge in cyberattacks which has dented confidence in global networks.The...

Marie Antoinette's exquisite jewels go under the hammer

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

Marie Antoinette's dazzling diamonds and pearls, unseen in public for two centuries, will go on sale in Geneva on Wednesday in what is being billed as one of the most important royal jewellery auctions...

Frenchman in Nobel rape scandal declares innocence at appeal

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

A Frenchman jailed for two years for rape in a scandal that led to the postponement of this year's Nobel Literature Prize declared his innocence Monday at the opening of his appeal trial.Once an influential...

Turkey slams 'unacceptable' French comments over Khashoggi probe

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

Turkey on Monday lashed out at "unacceptable" comments by the French foreign minister who accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of playing a "political game" over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.Erdogan...

Kagame defends Rwanda courts as key dissident faces trial

11 November 2018 | 0 comments

President Paul Kagame insisted Sunday that Rwanda's courts will operate freely in the case of leading dissident politician Diane Rwigara, as prosecutors push for her to face 22 years in jail.Rwigara went...

Trump-style nationalism comes under fire at WWI commemorations in Paris

11 November 2018 | 0 comments

World leaders gathered in Paris on Sunday to mark 100 years since the end of World War I, with French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UN chief Antonio Guterres each warning...



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