Recent News Headlines : France - France

BARCELONA IN LOCKDOWN AS POLICE SEARCH FOR TERRORISTS[1]


A manhunt was underway after a van ploughed into Barcelona's busiest tourist street, Las Ramblas, in what police are calling a terrorist attack... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 944

IN EUROPE, THERE MAY NOT BE ENOUGH BUTTER TO GO AROUND


The entire continent of Europe is running dangerously low on butter, causing some patisseries to consider raising their prices... READ MORE

14th August, 2017 295

YACHT OWNERS FLEE FRENCH RIVIERA OVER TAX CHANGES


They complained that the iconic port of Saint-Tropez has lost 30 percent of its business since the start of 2017, while Toulon has lost a whopping 40 percent... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 92

HOT STILL SILENT PARIS IS A GHOST TOWN IN AUGUST


Employees in France are entitled to five weeks of paid vacation every year, more than in other European nations... READ MORE

12th August, 2017 1250

PARIS CAR-RAMMING SUSPECT RECOVERING IN HOSPITAL BEFORE POLICE INTERVIEW


Between 7,000 and 10,000 soldiers along with several thousand gendarmes and police have been patrolling France since the attacks, half of them in and around Paris... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 28

EUROPES LEADERS CURTAIL SUMMER HOLIDAYS IN LIGHT OF CRISES


Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain and much of the European Union leadership in Brussels have, as in years past, decamped for extended getaways... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 429

FRANCE ORDERS NATIONAL INVESTIGATION AMID EUROPE TAINTED EGG SCANDAL


France has ordered a national investigation into all egg-product manufacturers in the wake of Europe's insecticide-tainted egg scandal, French Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert said on Wednesday... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 0

TERRORISM SUSPECTED AS MAN AMBUSHES FRENCH SOLDIERS IN CAR ATTACK, IS LATER ARRESTED AFTER CHASE


Heavily armed, masked police searched a building believed linked to the attacker in the Paris suburb of Bezons on Wednesday night... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 0

MAN AMBUSHES FRENCH SOLDIERS IN CAR ATTACK, LATER ARRESTED


Authorities said he deliberately accelerated his BMW into a cluster of soldiers in what prosecutors are investigating as a potential terrorist attack... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 0

FRENCH POLICE ARREST SUSPECT BEHIND ATTACK ON SOLDIERS IN PARIS


Prime Minister Edouard Philippe confirmed that police had arrested the suspect behind an attack on French soldiers in a Paris suburb on Wednesday... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 0

FRENCH POLICE ARREST SUSPECT BEHIND ATTACK ON SOLDIERS IN PARIS


Prime Minister Edouard Philippe confirmed that police had arrested the suspect behind an attack on French soldiers in a Paris suburb on Wednesday... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 0

VEHICLE SLAMS INTO SOLDIERS IN PARIS SUBURB, INJURING 6


Six soldiers were hit by a vehicle in the Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, French media reported Wednesday... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 1349

MACRON SET TO DITCH PLAN TO GIVE HIS WIFE FIRST LADY STATUS


Government spokesman Christophe Castaner said in a tweet Brigitte Macron plays a role, has responsibilities... READ MORE

9th August, 2017 0

NO 'FIRST LADY' TITLE FOR BRIGITTE MACRON AFTER PETITION OVER HER STATUS


Aides to Emmanuel Macron, the French president, insist his wife's role will be strictly public and not political... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 1206

CEDRIC HERROU CONVICTED OF HELPING REFUGEES OVER BORDER


The appeal court of Aix-en-Provence, in southern France, on Tuesday gave Cedric Herrou a suspended four-month prison sentence... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 895

FRENCH 'REBEL VALLEY' FARMER GIVEN SUSPENDED JAIL TERM FOR HELPING MIGRANTS


On January 7, a court acquitted researcher Pierre-Alain Mannoni, who had faced a six-month suspended jail sentence for aiding Eritrean migrants who entered France through the valley... READ MORE

8th August, 2017 253

ANALYSIS | MACRON WANTS HIS WIFE TO HAVE AN OFFICIAL ROLE. THE FRENCH AREN'T SO SURE.


At first, the French were charmed by Brigitte Macron, the 64-year-old wife -- and former high school teacher -- of France's new president, 23 years her junior... READ MORE

7th August, 2017 731

EUROPE SWELTERS UNDER A HEAT WAVE CALLED LUCIFER


Photo A fan spraying water at a restaurant in central Rome as temperatures reached more than 104 degrees Fahrenheit... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 11348

'FRANCE ORGANISED THIS': MACRON DENOUNCES STATE ROLE IN HOLOCAUST ATROCITY


French president facing people's revolt over proposal to give Brigitte Macron an office, staff and allowance from public purse... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 1945

FRENCH FARMERS, BREEDERS DEMAND ACTION AGAINST WOLVES


So far this year, wolves have killed 4,153 animals in France, according to an official government tally... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 0

EIFFEL TOWER KNIFEMAN HELD BY POLICE AMID TERROR FEARS


A man is being held by police in Paris after he tried to force his way into the Eiffel Tower brandishing a knife... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 301

POLICE AT EIFFEL TOWER STOP MAN WITH KNIFE WHO TRIED TO BREACH SECURITY


Police at Eiffel Tower stop man with knife who tried to breach security... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 536

MAN CARRYING KNIFE ARRESTED AT PARIS'S EIFFEL TOWER, SPARKS EVACUATION


The incident happened at 11 30 pm 2130 GMT Saturday night, about half an hour before the Tower normally stops admitting visitors... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 548

FRANCE HAS SEEN 271 JIHADI MILITANTS RETURN


Asked how many French jihadis had been killed in Iraq and Syria, Collomb told the Sunday newspaper that it was difficult to corroborate information... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 518

CAN POSTCARDS HELP CATCH EUROPE'S MOST WANTED CRIMINALS?


Each features one of Europe's most high-profile fugitives, who between them have committed serious crimes in 21 European Union countries... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 146

BRITAIN PUSHED FOR EXTRA SECURITY CHECKS BLAMED FOR HUGE QUEUES AT EUROPEAN AIRPORTS


Britain pushed for extra security checks in European airports which are being blamed for huge queues... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 407

850,000 REFUGEES IN TURKEY RECEIVING CASH ASSISTANCE, SAYS EU


Jane Lewis, head of the EU humanitarian aid office in Turkey, said the programme aims to assist 1.3 million refugees by the end of the year... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 1

TROUBLE COMES IN THREES FOR GERMANY'S DAX LOSING EUROPEAN CROWN


Germany has had its moment, said Michael Woischneck, senior equities manager at Lampe Asset Management in Dusseldorf, Germany... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 35

850,000 REFUGEES IN TURKEY RECEIVING CASH ASSISTANCE, SAYS EU


Jane Lewis, head of the EU humanitarian aid office in Turkey, said the programme aims to assist 1.3 million refugees by the end of the year... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 1

850,000 REFUGEES IN TURKEY RECEIVING CASH ASSISTANCE, SAYS EU


Jane Lewis, head of the EU humanitarian aid office in Turkey, said the programme aims to assist 1.3 million refugees by the end of the year... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 1

Trending News Headlines : France

TRUMP TELLS FRENCH FIRST LADY YOURE IN SUCH GOOD SHAPE


He then turned to the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, and said, She's in such good physical shape... READ MORE

14th July, 2017 163839

PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS FRENCH FIRST LADY IS IN 'SUCH GOOD SHAPE'


After repeating the comment to the president, Trump turned back to Brigitte Macron and said Beautiful... READ MORE

14th July, 2017 7941

DEFEND EUROPE BOAT TRIES TO BLOCK MIGRANT RESCUES


Defend Europe is a far-right organisation and comprises members of the Identitarian Movement, a pan-European conglomerate of activists who rally against Muslims and refugees... READ MORE

17th July, 2017 6131

BEAR CHASES 200 SHEEP OVER CLIFF EDGE TO THEIR DEATHS


French farmers hit out at reintroduction programme of brown bears in Pyrenees after incident on Spanish border... READ MORE

23rd July, 2017 6029

DONALD TRUMP TELLS BRIGITTE MACRON SHE'S 'IN GREAT SHAPE'


US President Donald Trump tells French first lady Brigitte Macron she is in such good shape during his first official visit to Paris... READ MORE

14th July, 2017 5139

5 STORIES FROM FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS WHO COVERED THE REFUGEE CRISIS


World Refugee Day 2017 5 stories from foreign correspondents who covered the refugee crisis... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 4863

FRANCE CALLS FOR LIFTING OF SANCTIONS ON QATAR CITIZENS


Le Drian also said France counted on reinforcing cooperation with Qatar in the fight against terrorism, particularly in combating terrorism financing ... READ MORE

15th July, 2017 4592

MAN TRIED TO RAM CAR INTO PEOPLE OUTSIDE FRENCH MOSQUE


One person was killed and at least 10 others wounded in the attack outside London's Finsbury Park mosque... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 4192

IN FRANCE, DONALD TRUMP TELLS BRIGITTE MACRON SHE IS IN 'SUCH GOOD SHAPE'


The president and the first lady, Melania Trump, landed at Paris Orly Airport on Air Force One to the reception of a 10-car motorcade... READ MORE

14th July, 2017 3656

CHAMPS-ELYSEES ATTACK CAR 'HAD GUNS AND GAS'


Police were reported to be searching the man's home in the Essonne area south of Paris... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 2731

AT LEAST 10000 PEOPLE WERE FORCED TO FLEE AFTER WILDFIRES RAGED IN SOUTHERN FRANCE


Var was hit hardest on Tuesday and Wednesday, but firefighters have been battling dozens of fires elsewhere in southeastern France... READ MORE

26th July, 2017 2454

FRENCH AIR FORCE CHIEF IN HOT WATER OVER SUSPECTED USE OF ATTACK JET FOR WEEKEND TRIPS


Last month, he assumed the duties of former commander of the French Air Force General Serge Soulet after he passed away on May 21... READ MORE

28th June, 2017 2097

DONALD TRUMP IN NEW SEXISM ROW AS HE TELLS BRIGITTE TROGNEUX SHE IS IN 'SUCH GOOD SHAPE'


Comment the united states will survive president trump can the republican party?... READ MORE

14th July, 2017 2092

EU-UK NAVAL MISSION ON PEOPLE-SMUGGLING LED TO MORE DEATHS, REPORT SAYS


Operation Sophia has failed to meet the objective of its mandate - to disrupt the business model of people smuggling... READ MORE

12th July, 2017 1346

BASTILLE DAY ATTACK: VICTIM'S DAUGHTER SAYS MUSLIMS FEAR VIOLENCE, TOO


After the Nice attack, Charrihi's family was called a band of terrorists and felt similar alienation and discrimination other young Muslims faced in France, she said... READ MORE

13th July, 2017 1334

EMMANUEL MACRON: HOT SPOTS FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS IN LIBYA


Emmanuel Macron says France will set up processing centres this summer in Libya for asylum seekers trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean Sea... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 1268

FRANCE'S BARGUIL WINS 13TH STAGE OF TOUR DE FRANCE


Sarah Lichtsztejn-Montard was one of the children who managed to escape... READ MORE

15th July, 2017 1243

EMMANUEL MACRON TO WELCOME TRUMP, AN UNLIKELY PARTNER, TO FRANCE


The visit could help establish Mr. Macron as President Trumps first point of contact in Western Europe... READ MORE

14th July, 2017 1183

DONALD TRUMP SAYS 'SMART' AND 'STRONG' EMMANUEL MACRON 'LOVES HOLDING MY HAND'A


Donald Trump has spoken out on his notorious handshake with French President Emmanuel Macron... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 1140

FRANCE: JEAN-LUC MELENCHON READY TO STAND UP TO MACRON


Pierre Gattaz, head of the French business leaders' organisation Medef, dismissed the idea of Melenchon leading any kind of credible opposition to Macron... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 1111

FRENCH DEFENSE MINISTER RESIGNS OVER INVESTIGATION INTO FAKE JOB ALLEGATIONS


French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is expected to announce the lineup of a new cabinet on Wednesday... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 1036

DONALD TRUMP'S VISIT TO FRANCE ENDS WITH BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATIONS IN PARIS


Donald Trump's visit to France ends with Bastille Day celebrations in Paris... READ MORE

14th July, 2017 1007

LEAKED UK MEMO ACCUSES PARIS OF WANTING TO SINK CITY OF LONDON


But we should nevertheless have our eyes open that France sees Britain and the City of London as adversaries, not partners ... READ MORE

17th July, 2017 900

JUSTICE MINISTER URGED TO ALLOW UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS EFFECTIVE AMNESTY


On wider issues of refugees and migrants, the committee also called for Direct Provision to be a short term measure... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 868

LIBYA - FRANCE


There are currently nine hotspots in Europe four in Italy and five in Greece... READ MORE

28th July, 2017 708

TRUMP HINTS AT CLIMATE DEAL SHIFT IN PARIS TALKS


French President Emmanuel Macron said he respected Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord but that France would remain committed... READ MORE

13th July, 2017 706

POLICE REMOVE 2,000 REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS SLEEPING ROUGH IN PARIS


It was the 34th police removal of large numbers of refugees and migrants sleeping rough in the French capital since 2015... READ MORE

8th July, 2017 663

MARINE LE PEN PLACED UNDER FORMAL INVESTIGATION OVER EU FUNDING SCANDAL


It was announced Le Pen had been placed under formal investigation after she appeared before judges on Friday... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 649

IN SHIFT TO 'REALPOLITIK', MACRON DROPS FRENCH CALLS TO OUST ASSAD


France didn't take part in the Iraq war and that was right... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 647

254 PERCENT SURGE IN BRITONS SEEKING FRENCH CITIZENSHIP AS BREXIT LOOMS


From Le Monde 254 percent surge in Britons seeking French citizenship as Brexit looms... READ MORE

20th June, 2017 590


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