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Berlusconi takes comeback bid to Europe rights court

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Italy's scandal-plagued former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Wednesday takes his comeback bid to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, asking it to weigh in on his ban from holding elected...

UK made grave errors over Hinkley nuclear project: MPs

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Britain made "grave strategic errors" in its handling of the Franco-Chinese Hinkley Point nuclear project, a critical parliamentary report concluded Wednesday.The House of Commons' Public Accounts Committee...

Kardashian heist suspect freed for medical reasons

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

A key suspect in the robbery at gunpoint of US reality star Kim Kardashian in Paris last year has been released for medical reasons, his lawyers said Tuesday.Didier Dubreucq -- nicknamed "Blue Eyes" --...

Lebanon's Hariri in Egypt ahead of return home

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri stopped in Egypt for talks on Tuesday on his way back from France to his country, which is reeling from his surprise resignation amid an escalating regional crisis.Minutes...

French luxury group LVMH bags top Californian vineyard

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

French luxury group LVMH on Tuesday announced it was adding to its stock of fine wines and spirits by taking over Colgin Cellars, a deluxe vineyard in California's Napa Valley. Current owners Ann Colgin...

Airbus gets certification for A350-1000

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

Airbus said Tuesday that its A350-1000 widebody aircraft had received certification from US and European aviation authorities, clearing the way for its delivery and entry into service.A longer version...

French trucks block borders over east Europe competition

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

Hundreds of truckers blocked France's borders with Italy and Belgium on Tuesday, angry at EU rule changes that they say fail to protect them from low-cost eastern European competition.Drivers began blocking...

PM quashes bid to make French less macho

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has clamped down on attempts to make French more female-friendly, issuing a ban on so-called "inclusive writing" in official texts, according to a memo seen by AFP...

Rouhani tells Macron Iran 'not seeking to dominate' Mideast

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

Iran is not seeking to "dominate" the Middle East, President Hassan Rouhani told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, according to the Iranian presidency."Our presence in Iraq and Syria...

Lebanon's PM Hariri to return, but what next?

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, whose resignation from Saudi Arabia earlier this month caused widespread consternation, is set to return to Beirut this week as part of a deal brokered by France.But...

Egypt confirms Sisi to meet Lebanon's Hariri

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will on Tuesday meet Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Cairo confirmed, before the premier returns to Lebanon to face the political crisis over his resignation.Hariri,...

Top French Socialist axed from party over anti-semitic tweet

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

A top official in France's Socialist Party was expelled on Tuesday days after tweeting an image with anti-Semitic overtones against President Emmanuel Macron.Gerard Filoche, a member of the Socialists'...

Relief in Australia as French group scraps war grave wind farm

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

Canberra Tuesday welcomed as "very touching" the scrapping of a planned French wind farm on the site of a World War I battlefield where thousands of Australian soldiers died.French energy company Engie...

French MPs back Macron's cost-cutting first budget

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

French lawmakers approved Emmanuel Macron's first annual budget with a thumping majority Tuesday, as the president fends off accusations that his spending plans favour the wealthiest.France's National...

Family ends row over legacy of artist Arman

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

A decade-long row between the heirs of the sculptor Arman, whose works were once some of the most expensive in the world, has been resolved, lawyers said Monday.The French-American artist, one of the...



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