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South Korean swaps bitcoins for 2 mln euros in fake notes

19 August 2018 | 0 comments

The deal sounded murky from the start: in exchange for bitcoin worth two million euros ($2.3 million), the wealthy buyer would hand over the equivalent sum in cash in a luxury hotel on the French riviera.The...

First satellite to measure global winds set for launch

19 August 2018 | 0 comments

A satellite designed to measure Earth's global wind patterns is set to be hoisted into orbit Tuesday from the Arianespace launch site in French Guiana.The European Space Agency's (ESA) Aeolus mission...

Armed robbers flee with luxury watches after Paris heist

18 August 2018 | 0 comments

Two armed men fled with several luxury watches after bursting into a branch of Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet in Paris's chic eighth arrondissement on Saturday, police said, the latest in a string of...

Namibian leader slams critics of African leaders

18 August 2018 | 0 comments

Namibian President Hage Geingob, who is hosting a summit of southern African leaders, on Saturday strongly rejected criticism of Africa by the West saying there was undue pressure on the continent."People...

US-backed forces repel IS attack in east Syria: monitor

18 August 2018 | 0 comments

US-backed forces have repelled a raid by the Islamic State group targeting barracks housing American and French troops in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday.The Syrian...

Macron, Merkel warn of 'humanitarian risks' in Syria's Idlib

17 August 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced concern Friday about the humanitarian situation in the rebel-held Syrian region of Idlib, which is shaping up be the country's...

French fishing trawler nets WWII bomb

17 August 2018 | 0 comments

A French fishing trawler netted a World War II bomb containing nearly a tonne of explosives off the coast of Normandy on Friday, prompting the emergency evacuation of the crew while the device was returned...

Lack of funding leaves world's roads in disrepair

17 August 2018 | 0 comments

In an age of austerity and budget cutbacks, the deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy, has put the spotlight clearly on the lack of public funding for road networks across the globe, from France and...

French cooking royalty mourns again at Robuchon memorial

17 August 2018 | 0 comments

Top names in French cooking, as well as foreign followers and hundreds of well-wishers, attended a memorial service Friday for Joel Robuchon, the world's most-starred Michelin chef who died earlier this...

Who are the victims of the Genoa bridge collapse?

16 August 2018 | 0 comments

A family setting off on holiday, young French nationals who came over for a music festival, a couple returning from their California honeymoon; two days after the horrific collapse of a bridge in Genoa,...

Ousted Eiffel Tower chef Ducasse sharpens knives for rivals

16 August 2018 | 0 comments

The French top chef who cooked for fast-food-loving US President Donald Trump atop the Eiffel Tower during his visit to Paris last year went to court Thursday to challenge his eviction from his lofty...

Erdogan, Macron vow to foster trade ties: Turkish presidency

16 August 2018 | 0 comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed in a phone call Thursday to foster trade ties, a Turkish presidential source said, after the lira's dramatic fall...

No Canadians: Air France unions want French CEO

16 August 2018 | 0 comments

Air France-KLM was tipped to name its first non-French chief executive on Thursday, with Canada's Ben Smith set to be unveiled despite resistance from the group's powerful trade unions.It was "inconceivable...

Intelligent Crows

Rubbish-collecting crows a star attraction at French theme park

16 August 2018 | 27 comments

Visitors to a theme park in western France this week have a new attraction to enjoy: six crows that have been specially trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish.The birds have been in action since...

French doctor offering 'homosexuality' cure faces Swiss probe

15 August 2018 | 0 comments

A French doctor claiming he can treat homosexuality using alternative therapies like homoeopathy was on Wednesday placed under investigation by the Swiss canton of Geneva where he has been practising.Regional...



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