UN rights staff fear for jobs amid CAR sex abuse case

2015-05-29 08:37

The UN's poor handling of child sexual abuse claims against French soldiers in the Central African Republic has human rights staffers fearing for their jobs.

France says Britain EU referendum 'very risky'

2015-05-28 10:08

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said a British referendum on whether to leave the EU was "very risky", ahead of a visit by Prime Minister David Cameron to Paris.

Child sex abuse: CAR, French leaders hail judicial co-operation

2015-05-27 13:28

France and Central African Republic justice authorities are co-operating in ongoing investigations, the leader of the two countries say, amid allegations that French soldiers sexually assaulted children while stationed in CAR.

Paris climate talks may reverse Copenhagen failure

2015-05-26 16:59

A breakthrough international accord to curb global warming is within reach but major hurdles still loom including resistance to a legally binding accord.

Fighter jets scrambled for French flight to NY

2015-05-25 18:39

An Air France jetliner heading from Paris to New York was escorted by fighter planes for the last stretch of the trip because of a threat against the flight, the airline says.

French immigrant drama Dheepan wins Palme d'Or

2015-05-24 20:31

A French thriller spotlighting the plight of traumatised refugees building new lives, Dheepan , has captured the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes race wide open on awards eve

2015-05-23 15:45

The competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival wraps up with a clutch of favourites jockeying for one of global cinema's most coveted prizes.

Nicaragua denies entry to French cartoonist

2015-05-21 12:29

Nicaraguan officials have denied entry to a French cartoonist who had been scheduled to speak on a panel paying homage to the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

Con man sentenced in absentia in France for million-euro hoax

2015-05-20 22:26

A con man who swindled dozens of French banks and businesses into giving him millions of euros, has been sentenced in absentia to seven years in jail.

French, German leaders appeal for end to use of fossil fuels

2015-05-19 13:34

The leaders of France and Germany urged the world to 'decarbonise', to completely phase out use of fossil fuels this century as pressure grows to end carbon-dioxide emissions.


France wants Europe to do more to fight ISIS

2015-05-28 14:07

France’s foreign minister wants European countries to do more to fight the ISIS group, and is seeking support from Russia in international talks about defeating the group.

Barman sentenced after Frenchman does 56 shots and dies

2015-05-27 19:56

A French barman got a suspended jail sentence after he was convicted of manslaughter for letting a man do 56 shots during a drinking contest that led to his death.

France suspends security co-operation with Burundi: diplomat

2015-05-26 20:58

France has suspended its security co-operation with the crisis-hit central African nation of Burundi.

World's least-polluting nations aim to set Paris climate bar high

2015-05-26 12:45

The Gambian government is already working on its contribution to a new global deal to tackle climate change, due to be hammered out in Paris at the end of this year.

French baker accused of trying to kill girlfriend with rolling pin

2015-05-25 15:42

A baker has been arrested near the southern French city of Nice for allegedly attempting to kill his waitress girlfriend with a rolling pin, prosecutors say.

Rooney Mara, Emmanuelle Bercot share Cannes best actress award

2015-05-24 20:03

In a surprise decision, the Cannes jury has split the best actress award between up-and-coming Hollywood star Rooney Mara and France's Emmanuelle Bercot, bypassing bookies' favourite Cate Blanchett.

Eiffel Tower shut as staff walk out over pickpockets

2015-05-22 14:03

Paris's iconic Eiffel Tower has been shut to tourists as staff walked off the job to protest a surge in gangs of pickpockets roaming around the monument.

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Luz publishes 'Catharsis' album

2015-05-21 11:24

Luz, one of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists to survive January’s Islamist attack on the French satirical magazine, has published an album recounting his life after the massacre.

All 150 Germanwings crash victims identified

2015-05-19 20:50

Investigators have identified the remains of all 150 people aboard a Germanwings flight that was deliberately crashed into the French Alps, a prosecutor says.

Al Gore confident in global climate deal

2015-05-18 21:21

Al Gore is confident about the global deal to fight climate change at the landmark Paris conference.

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