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Marie Antoinette's jewels on display ahead of Sotheby's auction

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 19:16
Marie Antoinette's dazzling diamonds and pearls, unseen in public for two centuries, went on display in London on Friday before going on sale next month in one of the most important royal jewellery auctions in history.

French MP seeks ban on 'glottophobia' after Mélanchon mocks journalist's accent

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 16:42
A French member of parliament has proposed that mockery of accents be outlawed, after an irate politician derided a journalist's southwestern pronunciation before asking if anyone had a question in "understandable French".

Air France, unions reach deal to end costly pay dispute

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 16:18
Air France management and unions announced Friday that they had reached a deal aimed at ending months of strikes that set the airline back hundreds of millions of euros.

France to allow congestion charges in bid to reduce traffic jams

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 08:32
France plans to make it easier for cities to introduce congestion pricing in a bid to reduce traffic jams and air pollution, the transport minister said on Thursday.

Post-Brexit visas for Brits? 'Fake news' says Macron

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 07:06
Visas for visitors from Britain after Brexit? "Fake news!" insisted President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, scoffing at the idea that France would ever impose such a demand on its neighbour.

French fans queue up for posthumous Hallyday album

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 06:05
Fans of French rocker Johnny Hallyday, whose death last year sparked a nationwide outpouring of emotion, queued outside record stores on Thursday night to get their hands on his posthumous album.

French leftist leader Mélenchon questioned over EU 'fake jobs' claims

Fri, 19/10/2018 - 05:30
French police on Thursday questioned leftist leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon for five hours in connection with two funding probes after raids on his home and party headquarters this week which he loudly protested.

France rejects Amnesty criticism of arms exports to Egypt

Thu, 18/10/2018 - 11:46
France’s government on Wednesday denied reports it had broken its own rules over arms exports by equipping Egypt with weapons used for the internal repression of civilians.

‘I’m the Republic!’ French leftist leader under fire for violent outburst

Thu, 18/10/2018 - 05:48
French prosecutors on Wednesday announced they were investigating leftist firebrand Jean-Luc Mélenchon after he shoved a prosecutor and an officer in a fit of rage over police raids on his home and party headquarters.

French World Cup hero Mbappé returns to hometown cheers in Bondy

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 20:53
France's World Cup star Kylian Mbappé was feted as a conquering hero on Wednesday when he returned to Bondy, the Parisian suburb where his fairytale footballing career began.

French World Cup hero Mbappé returns to hometown

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 20:51
French World Cup hero Mbappé returns to hometown

French leftist leader reacts furiously to anti-corruption raids

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 05:27
Anti-corruption investigators on Tuesday raided the home and party headquarters of French hard-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who broadcast the raids live from his mobile phone.

France prepares to introduce checks in Channel Tunnel in case of 'no deal' Brexit

Tue, 16/10/2018 - 17:44
France is making urgent preparations for Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal, including imposing checks at the Channel Tunnel, a senior minister warned Tuesday.

After much ado, luckluster French reshuffle leaves Macron's 'second wind' in doubt

Tue, 16/10/2018 - 14:17
The longest French cabinet reshuffle saga in decades reached a relatively unspectacular denouement by palace communiqué on Tuesday with an Emmanuel Macron loyalist, Christophe Castaner, named interior minister.

Macron reshuffles cabinet, names ruling party chief interior minister

Tue, 16/10/2018 - 07:48
French President Emmanuel Macron reshuffled his government on Tuesday, naming loyalist and head of his ruling party Christophe Castaner to the sensitive post of interior minister.

Monaco hire France's all-time top scorer Thierry Henry as new manager

Mon, 15/10/2018 - 15:00
France's all-time leading scorer and Arsenal great Thierry Henry landed his first managerial job on Saturday after Monaco hired him as a replacement for Leonardo Jardim, who was dismissed last week.

Deadly flash floods hit southwest France

Mon, 15/10/2018 - 09:31
Flash floods killed at least six people in southwest France, with roads swept away and streams become raging torrents as the equivalent of several months of rain fell overnight in the space of hours, authorities said Monday.

Macron due to announce French cabinet reshuffle

Mon, 15/10/2018 - 08:46
Two weeks after the hasty departure of France’s interior minister Gérard Collomb, Emmanuel Macron's long-awaited government reshuffle is expected to be announced Monday.

The world’s first 'fully recycled' road is made in France

Sun, 14/10/2018 - 14:22
French company Vinci has built the world’s first stretch of motorway made entirely from recycled road materials.

Photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand is auctioning his celebrty friends – for ecology

Sat, 13/10/2018 - 15:04
Time with luminaries is the newest commodity for sale at French auctions. Instead of Old Master paintings and Ming Dynasty porcelain, you can bid for private moments with world-famous footballers, chefs and violinists.