Renault’s new Ranger-fighter: Alaskan bakkie headed for SA

2017-09-19 09:02

'Renault’s first stab at a four-wheel drive, one-ton bakkie, the Alaskan, could not be more cosmopolitan,' writes Braam Peens. Can the new French bakkie take on Toyota's Hilux or Ford's Ranger?

Tourists attacked with acid in Marseille

2017-09-17 16:05

The Marseille prosecutor's office says four young female tourists have been attacked with acid in Marseille's main train station.

Knife-wielding man attacks Paris soldier - police

2017-09-15 08:53

A knife-wielding man has attacked a soldier on patrol as part of an anti-terror operation in Paris, police say.

Irma: International efforts in the Caribbean

2017-09-11 21:57

Britain, France, the Netherlands and the United States have ramped up relief efforts for their territories in the Caribbean after Hurricane Irma left devastation in its wake.

Bedridden paraplegic girl attacked by rats

2017-09-08 16:47

A paraplegic teenage girl was attacked in her bed by rats which bit and scratched her hundreds of times.

France seeks UN sanctions regime for Mali

2017-09-02 13:30

France is asking the UN Security Council to set up a sanctions regime for Mali to punish opponents of the 2015 peace deal as fears grow that the west African country is sliding back into turmoil, according to a draft resolution.

PICS: Car stolen in 1979, set to be reunited with owner 38 years later

2017-09-01 19:49

A blue Peugeot 104 stolen in 1979 is being reunited with its owner 38 years later. French police pulled it, in surprisingly good shape from a murky swamp.

France calls off probe into Gabon elite's wealth

2017-08-31 11:51

French judges have ended their investigation into the substantial assets of Gabon's late president Omar Bongo and his family, none of whom have been charged, sources close to the case say.

France tells Philippines' Duterte: human rights important

2017-08-30 12:43

France on Wednesday rejected claims by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that people were guilty until proven innocent in its legal system, as it emphasised the importance of human rights and rule of law.

France gets First Dog

2017-08-28 16:45

In keeping with time-honoured French presidential tradition, Emmanuel Macron has given the country a First Dog.


France says acid attack on 4 US students not seen as terror act

2017-09-18 06:14

French authorities are ruling out extremist motives for now in an acid attack on four American college students at a train station in the southern city of Marseille

BA flight security scare forces evacuation in Paris

2017-09-17 14:51

A London-bound British Airways flight was evacuated at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport on Sunday due to a security scare, but was later cleared for take-off, the airport's operator said.

Wow that's fast! Buggati Chiron reaches 0-400km/h-0 in less than 42 seconds

2017-09-13 11:08

Bugatti has broken yet another speed barrier in the automotive world, as its new Chiron reached 0-400km/h in less than 42 seconds.

French pranksters replace holy water with alcohol

2017-09-09 18:31

Tourists visiting a church in the picturesque French town of Chateau-Chalon were surprised to discover that local pranksters had replaced the fonts' holy water with alcohol, the local tourism office said Friday.

French FM in Tripoli vows to help resolve Libya crisis

2017-09-05 10:05

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has held talks in Tripoli, pledging his country's support for efforts to resolve Libya's political and security chaos.

Diplomats in Kenya hail democracy in vote ruling

2017-09-02 07:21

he US ambassador and other diplomats in Kenya say the Supreme Court ruling nullifying the presidential election "has demonstrated Kenya's resilient democracy and commitment to the rule of law".

In new shift, France urges Syria transition without Assad

2017-09-01 14:58

Bashar Assad "cannot be the solution" for Syria after six years of conflict, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said, returning to a position questioned by President Emmanuel Macron.

Sour grapes: Robbers empty Paris cellar of vintage wines

2017-08-30 18:26

A Paris wine collector has returned from holiday to a nasty surprise, finding a hole in his cellar and emptiness where his valuable collection of vintage wines had been.

Macron sets fighting 'Islamist terror' as top priority

2017-08-29 16:00

Fighting "Islamist terrorism" is France's top priority, President Emmanuel Macron has said in a key foreign policy speech.

French manufacturing propels economic growth as services slow

2017-08-23 11:15

French manufacturing has unexpectedly expanded at the fastest pace since 2011, underpinning a recovery in the eurozone’s second-largest economy.

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