Heatwave: Ice cream for apes, blackouts for humans

2015-07-01 19:22

A blistering heatwave sweeping through Europe has brought blackouts to France and fears of heat stroke for Wimbledon tennis fans, but meant a range of interesting ice creams for the continent's zoo animals.

Western Europe enjoys unusual heat wave

2015-07-01 16:10

Commuters bared lots of skin, temperatures broke records in cities and towns, and millions gulped down water or splashed away in it as Western Europe sweltered in a heat wave.

Beware of animal diseases used as biological weapons

2015-07-01 10:55

The World Health Organisation, animal health and national defense officers called for wider international cooperation to avoid the spread of animal diseases that could be used as biological weapons.

Striking French ferry workers block Eurotunnel

2015-06-30 16:38

Striking ferry workers have invaded the rail road tracks leading to the Eurotunnel linking France and England, and train service across the Channel has been suspended until further notice.

French woman accused of poisoning 4 men

2015-06-30 14:31

A French woman has been charged and remains in custody for allegedly seducing and killing an elderly man and poisoning three others on the French Riviera.

France: Israeli-Palestinian conflict volatile

2015-06-29 20:58

France's foreign minister is warning that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can explode "at any moment" and the Islamic State extremist group can interfere at any time.

Nibali ready for Tour despite injury

2015-06-29 06:51

Embattled Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali has revealed an Achilles tendon injury curtailed his winter schedule but says he's ready to defend his yellow jersey.

Confession in French beheading attack

2015-06-28 13:08

The man suspected of decapitating his boss in an attack on a gas factory in France has confessed to the grisly crime, sources close to the investigation say.

French police grill suspect after grisly beheading

2015-06-27 18:30

French police are grilling a suspected Islamist about an attack in which the man displayed his boss's severed head, in what appeared to be the second jihadist attack in the country this year.

French police quiz delivery man suspected in beheading

2015-06-27 11:00

French authorities are questioning a 35-year-old delivery man of North African origin suspected of a macabre Islamist attack involving the beheading of his boss and an attempt to blow up a US-owned chemicals plant in south-eastern France.


Calais strike clogs UK road with 3 000 trucks

2015-07-01 17:37

British police have closed off sections of a motorway to park about 3 000 trucks waiting to board ferries to France as striking ferry workers blocked the port of Calais for a third consecutive day.

France to seek deal with Greece before referendum

2015-07-01 14:16

France will still try to reach a goal with Greece before a referendum on Sunday, hours before eurozone finance ministers hold their second conference call to discuss Greece.

2 French soldiers suspended over Burkina child sex claims

2015-07-01 08:58

France has suspended two of its soldiers over allegations they sexually abused children, including a five-year-old girl, in the west African country of Burkina Faso, the defence ministry says.

France announces terrorism charge against gas plant attacker

2015-06-30 16:16

France's chief public prosecutor says a man arrested on suspicion of beheading his boss and trying to blow up an industrial gas plant would be kept behind bars pending an inquiry on terrorism charges.

War on Uber: Executives detained in France

2015-06-30 08:07

The war on Uber has intensified as French police have detained two executives from the ride-sharing company.

France: No new target date for Iran nuclear talks

2015-06-29 18:53

France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says Iran nuclear talks will go past their June 30 target date and the negotiators have deliberately decided not to set a new date to conclude negotiations.

France attacker's selfie sent to Syria - legal source

2015-06-28 18:58

The gruesome "selfie" taken by the man suspected of beheading his boss during an attack on a gas factory in France has been sent to Syria, sources close to the investigation have said.

French terror suspect took selfie with beheaded victim

2015-06-27 20:00

Officials say the top suspect in the beheading of a French businessman took a "selfie" photo with the slain victim and sent the image to at least one recipient.

Police release 1 of 4 suspects held over France attack

2015-06-27 14:30

A spokesperson for the Paris prosecutor's office says one of the four suspects detained over an explosion and beheading in southeast France has been released, while the suspected assassin isn't speaking to investigators.

French PM warns of more attacks after man decapitated

2015-06-27 07:20

Prime Minister Manuel Valls has warned that France faces more attacks to come after a grisly killing in which a suspected Islamists pinned the severed head of his boss to the gates of a gas factory.

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