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WRC | Neuville puts Ogier, world champ Tanak in shade in Monte Carlo opener

2020-01-24 11:15

Belgium's Thierry Neuville grabbed the lead to edge out six-time world champion Sebastien Ogier and 2019 series winner Ott Tanak on the first day of the Monte Carlo Rally.

OPINION: Why the German and French ambassadors are swapping jobs

2020-01-21 10:41

The political ties between our two countries are extraordinary. What's crucial though, is that our partnership is not something bureaucratic or abstract. It has been built by millions of people on both sides of the river Rhine, writes Martin Schäfer and Aurélien Lechevallier.

SEE | Some of the fastest-ever speeds reached at the 24 Hour of Le Mans

2020-01-10 07:00

The iconic Circuit de la Sarthe's Mulsanne 'kinked' straight is 6km long, and has seen some of the fastest speeds recorded at Le Mans over the years.

French ex-president Sarkozy to stand trial in Oct on graft charges

2020-01-08 20:25

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy will stand trial from October 5 to 22 on corruption charges over alleged attempts to obtain information from a judge about an investigation against him, a Paris court has decided.

Dismembered 83-year-old woman found in freezer on New Year's Day in France

2020-01-03 06:18

Firefighters responding to a house fire in central France found the dismembered body of an 83-year-old woman in her freezer on New Year's Day, sources close to the investigation told AFP on Thursday.

More South African tourists heading to the French Alps

2019-12-28 18:36

More South Africans are choosing to visit the French Alps during European summer and winter, according to the 2019 Club Med Southern Africa French Mountain Holiday Report.

West Africa monetary union to reform CFA franc, keep euro peg

2019-12-22 11:21

The West African Economic and Monetary Union has agreed with France to a number of changes to the CFA franc currency, says Ivory Coast's president.

Death toll in Europe from storm rises to eight

2019-12-22 08:39

The death toll from a storm that battered Spain, Portugal and France rose to eight on Saturday as the region braced for more violent winds and heavy rain.

French President Macron to visit Niger to honour massacred soldiers

2019-12-18 18:26

French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Niger to pay homage to 71 soldiers massacred in a jihadist attack earlier this month, the president's office announced Tuesday.

From protests to Paris - the year that was 2019

2019-12-06 05:56

The year 2019 saw an explosion of demonstrations across the world as people demanded an overhaul of entrenched political systems and action on climate change.

 

UK to extradite businessman wanted in French fraud probe

2020-01-23 21:01

A British court has ordered the extradition of a Franco-Algerian businessman wanted in France as part of a probe into alleged Libyan financing of ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign, the National Financial Prosecutor's office has said.

Teargas, arrests in new anti-Macron demo in Paris

2020-01-19 13:33

French police have fired teargas under a rain of projectiles and arrested dozens of people as thousands of "yellow vest" anti-government protesters returned to the streets of Paris.

Stowaway child found dead in plane at Paris airport

2020-01-08 22:56

A child stowaway has been found dead in the undercarriage of a plane at a Paris airport, officials said, having probably frozen to death or asphyxiated on the flight from Ivory Coast.

Survivors tell of France's 'dirty war' in Cameroon independence

2020-01-04 14:55

It was a "dirty war" waged by French colonial troops but it never made headlines and even today goes untold in school history books.

Ex-Nissan boss who skipped trial Japan 'had second French passport'

2020-01-02 12:08

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, who fled to Lebanon to avoid a Japanese trial, had a second French passport, a source said, as authorities raided his Tokyo residence as part of a probe into the embarrassing security lapse.

Scores suffer poisoning at Christmas mass in France

2019-12-25 19:52

Twenty-one people have been hospitalised in northern France, two in a serious condition, after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning during Christmas mass.

France's Macron says colonialism was 'grave mistake'

2019-12-22 10:40

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday said "colonialism was a grave mistake," and called for "turning the page" on the past during a visit to Ivory Coast, a former French colony in West Africa.

French surgeon may have molested 349 children: prosecutor

2019-12-20 21:00

A retired French surgeon may have raped or sexually abused as many as 349 children over his near 30-year career, a prosecutor investigating what could be France's biggest-ever paedophilia case said Friday.

France extradites 'butcher' of Argentine dictatorship

2019-12-16 09:44

An Argentine ex-police officer linked to the murder of hundreds of people during the country's "dirty war" was on a plane to Buenos Aires on Monday, after France extradited him to face trial over the disappearance of a student.

France braces for shutdown as Macron clashes with unions

2019-12-04 20:12

France is preparing for one of its biggest nationwide strikes in years with stoppages by transport workers and teachers expected to paralyse the country in an intensifying showdown between President Emmanuel Macron and unions.

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