Macron welcomes Lebanon's Hariri

2017-11-18 15:02

French President Emmanuel Macron has welcomed Saad Hariri for talks, hours after the Lebanese premier arrived from Saudi Arabia .

Lebanese PM Hariri accepts invitation to France

2017-11-16 22:24

French president's office says Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accepted an invitation to come to Paris.

Voting against the recommended RWC host 'is quite a statement' - SA Rugby president

SA Rugby said it was “bitterly disappointed” at the decision by the World Rugby Council to overturn a recommendation that South Africa should host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, and called the final weeks of the process "opaque". Watch.

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New planet could support life: ESO observatory

2017-11-15 18:27

A new extrasolar system planet can be added to a handful of fellow exoplanets which could theoretically support life, the European Southern Observatory says.

6 months on, France's Macron unpopular but still in control

2017-11-13 13:00

In his first six months in power, French President Emmanuel Macron has chalked up one reform after another in a whirlwind that has nevertheless seen his poll numbers plummet.

France charges 8 suspects after counter terrorism sweep

2017-11-12 12:05

A French official says eight people have been charged with terrorism offences after a joint counter terrorism sweep with Switzerland.

11th day of 11th month: War dead honoured

2017-11-11 17:04

Millions of people in Britain and France have paused to remember victims of war on Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of World War I.

France still hunting for suspects in 2015 Paris attacks

2017-11-10 17:07

France's top counterterrorism prosecutors says authorities are still hunting for suspects in the 2015 attacks that killed 130 people.

French woman 'faked kidnapping' to be with lover

2017-11-10 11:41

A French court hands a six-month suspended jail term to a woman who claimed to have been kidnapped - sparking a massive search - in order to be with her lover.

Opel reveals its 2020 vision: Return to profit, new models for SA

2017-11-09 11:13

Opel unveiled its plan to jump start its financial performance with a return to profit in 2020 without factory closures or forced job cuts. What about South Africa?


France uncorks this year's batch of Beaujolais Nouveau wine

2017-11-17 11:02

This year's Beaujolais Nouveau has been uncorked in France in the famous wine event that spawns nationwide celebrations _ and plenty of hangovers.

France sexual consent law under spotlight over sex with 11-year-olds

2017-11-16 11:18

In most developed countries, the age of sexual consent is a fairly straightforward matter, but not so in France, which is in the midst of a furious debate over the issue after a man in his twenties was acquitted of raping an 11-year-old girl.

France says Lebanon's Hariri will arrive 'in coming days'

2017-11-15 20:28

Lebanon's former prime minister Saad Hariri will come to France "in the coming days", a source at the French presidency says.

France eyes setting age for sexual consent at 13

2017-11-14 22:44

A bill being prepared by the French government could set a minimum legal age for sexual consent for the first time.

Iran tells France nuclear deal 'not negotiable'

2017-11-12 14:07

Iran's nuclear deal is "not negotiable", Iran's foreign ministry has said, in response to remarks by the French president.

US and France express strong support to Lebanon amid crisis

2017-11-11 19:42

The United States and France have expressed their support to Lebanon's sovereignty and stability amid heightening tensions between Beirut and Saudi Arabia

Under Trump, US to fall short of Paris climate targets

2017-11-11 17:00

A report released at UN negotiations in Bonn shows that the US will fail to meet its commitments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris climate treaty.

Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate

2017-11-10 13:28

The failure of wealthy nations to deliver on short-term climate commitments could hinder the rollout of a landmark treaty, a bloc of 134 developing countries, including India and China, has warned at UN negotiations in Bonn.

Macron warns looming military defeat of ISIS 'not the end'

2017-11-09 22:37

French President Emmanuel Macron has said that the Islamic State group faced complete military defeat in Iraq and Syria within months, but warned the battle against jihadism would go on.

Cars to drive oil demand growth - OPEC

2017-11-09 10:19

The outlook looks bright for oil-producing nations and automakers, OPEC said on Tuesday, as the cartel expects a surge in car ownership in the developing world to far outweigh the adoption of electric vehicles over the coming two decades.

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