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France, New Zealand launch bid to end online extremism

5 hours 4 min ago
New Zealand and France will bring together global leaders at a Paris summit next month aimed at stopping social media being used to organise and promote terrorism, the countries' leaders announced Wednesday.

France blasts US for weakened UN resolution on sexual violence in conflicts

Tue, 23/04/2019 - 19:53
The UN Security Council on Tuesday approved a watered-down resolution on sexual violence in conflicts, eliminating language on providing survivors "sexual and reproductive health care" to get US support in a move criticised by France.

France to invest €6 million in free breakfasts at public schools

Tue, 23/04/2019 - 14:46
A number of French public schools have begun serving free breakfast to students as part of a new government programme aimed at improving student performance by combatting hunger.

Former French PM François Fillon to face trial over 'fake jobs' scandal

Tue, 23/04/2019 - 10:21
Former French Prime Minister François Fillon, whose 2017 bid for France’s presidency was torpedoed by a fake job scandal involving his wife, will face trial over the allegations, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday.

Macron, Abe meet to coordinate summits amid backdrop of Ghosn affair

Tue, 23/04/2019 - 09:33
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe visits French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday at the Élysée Palace in Paris. The leaders, presiding this year over the G20 and G7, respectively, meet against the unusual backdrop of the Carlos Ghosn affair.

Inquiry opened after Yellow Vests goad police to ‘commit suicide’

Mon, 22/04/2019 - 13:17
The Paris prosecutor’s office has launched an investigation into allegations that Yellow Vest protesters assailed police over the weekend with taunts urging officers to kill themselves.

Carlos Ghosn charged a fourth time for breach of trust

Mon, 22/04/2019 - 05:53
Japanese authorities on Monday hit former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn with a fresh charge of aggravated breach of trust, the fourth formal indictment against the auto sector tycoon.

Paris Saint-Germain crowned champions of France's Ligue 1 for eighth time

Sun, 21/04/2019 - 15:35
Paris Saint-Germain clinched the French league title without kicking a ball as second-place Lille could only draw 0-0 at Toulouse on Sunday.

Le Pen's National Rally goes green in bid for European elections votes

Sat, 20/04/2019 - 13:54
In its European election manifesto unveiled on Monday, Marine Le Pen’s National Rally (formerly the National Front) adopted an environmentalist approach in an attempt to woo French voters beyond its base.

France under pressure to come clean over Yemen arms exports

Sat, 20/04/2019 - 09:56
France’s lucrative arms exports to the Gulf came under renewed scrutiny this week following the release of a classified report showing that the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has made much wider use of French arms than officials in Paris acknowledge.

Last Notre-Dame artworks removed as officials head inside

Fri, 19/04/2019 - 12:12
The remaining paintings inside Notre-Dame in Paris are to be removed on Friday and stored, with fire service officials now satisfied the iconic cathedral is safe enough to go inside.

Week in Review: The world watches as Notre-Dame burns and Cannes announces its selections

Fri, 19/04/2019 - 10:04
FRANCE 24 reported from outside Notre-Dame in the wake of the blaze that threatened to destroy one of the world's most beloved landmarks. Also, the 72nd annual Cannes film festival announced its "romantic, political" selections.

Paris court rejects appeal, sentences brother of Toulouse attacker to 30 years

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 21:01
A Paris court of appeals on Thursday sentenced Abdelkader Merah to 30 years in jail for complicity in the murders committed by his brother, Mohamed Merah, in 2012.

Notre-Dame fire donations pour in, spark controversy

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 16:27
Monday’s calamitous fire at Notre-Dame elicited an unprecedented outpouring of generosity from donors near and far, great and small. But as the embers cooled, so have cracks appeared in the initial élan of unity and controversy flared over funds.

France holds day of tributes to Notre-Dame firefighters

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 08:29
France will pay tribute Thursday to the Paris firefighters who helped save Notre-Dame from collapse and rescued its treasures from the encroaching flames with ceremonies at the Élysée presidential palace and at Paris City Hall (Hotel de Ville).

French weapons not used against Yemeni civilians, says minister

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 07:02
French weapons are not being used against civilians in Yemen, France’s armed forces minister Florence Parly told Radio Classique on Thursday.

Iranian female boxer to stay in France over arrest fears

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 06:28
An Iranian woman, who became the country's first female boxer to win an international fight, intends to stay in France, her spokesperson said Wednesday, adding an arrest warrant had been issued against her in Iran.

Restoring Notre-Dame: Tough decisions ahead

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 17:34
French President Emmanuel Macron set an ambitious five-year timeline for the reconstruction of Paris’s famed Notre-Dame Cathedral. But architects and experts disagree about the feasibility of this plan.

France launches global contest to rebuild Notre-Dame spire

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 12:08
France will invite architects from around the world to submit their designs for rebuilding the Notre-Dame cathedral spire that toppled dramatically during a devastating blaze, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe said Wednesday.

'We will rebuild': Macron vows to retore Notre-Dame within five years

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 06:28
President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild Notre-Dame "even more beautifully" within five years, as all of France's cathedrals prepared to ring their bells on Wednesday to mark 48 hours since the colossal fire began.