Bus passengers from Italy blocked in France in coronavirus scare

2020-02-24 18:30

A bus that arrived in the French city of Lyon from Milan in Italy was sealed off for several hours on Monday after the driver showed symptoms of possible coronavirus infection, security sources say.

Russian activist under investigation over France sex-video scandal

2020-02-18 18:00

French prosecutors have placed a Russian artist and his girlfriend under official investigation over the leaking of a sex video that brought down a close ally of President Emmanuel Macron.

Macron's candidate for Paris mayor says withdrawing over sex video

2020-02-14 12:43

Emmanuel Macron's candidate for Paris mayor, Benjamin Griveaux, has withdrawn from the race over a leaked sex video, in a blow for the French president's party ahead of March local elections.

French teen's anti-Islam rant revives debate on free speech

2020-02-04 20:39

An outspoken French teenager has reignited a polarising debate over free speech in the country after an expletive-laden Instagram rant against Islam that has forced her to stay home from school on safety fears.

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.


German doctor who killed step-daughter released from jail

2020-02-21 21:00

An octogenarian German ex-doctor imprisoned in France for killing his 14-year-old step-daughter 38 years ago has been freed for medical reasons, a source close to the case has said.

France confirms first coronavirus death outside Asia

2020-02-15 14:10

An 80-year-old Chinese tourist has died from the new coronavirus in France, the first death confirmed outside of Asia, French Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said on Saturday.

Space record holder down to Earth | Cruise ship waits to dock: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-02-13 07:14

Record-setting female astronaut talks life on Earth | US cruise ship arrives in Cambodia waters, waits to dock; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

Brexit day | Trump anger at impeachment: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2020-01-31 07:17

50p coins to mark Brexit Day | Trump rails against impeachment at Michigan plant; here are the top world news videos. WATCH.

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.

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