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MSF workers in Africa ‘used prostitutes’, ‘traded medicine for sex’

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 17:03
Some senior staff working for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Africa have allegedly used prostitutes and in some cases traded medicine for sex, the BBC reported on Thursday, citing former staff of the renowned charity.

Is it the end of the road for France’s car sharing system Autolib’?

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 16:32
Autolib’, a popular yet unprofitable electric car-sharing system in Paris, could be on the brink of shutting down after running up major losses that neither the local authorities, nor private operator Bolloré are prepared to absorb.

Napoleon’s hat, dropped at Battle of Waterloo, sells for €350,000 at auction

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 18:57
A two-cornered military dress hat thought to have been worn by Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo went for €350,000 ($406,000) at auction on Monday, the latest sale to highlight the endless fascination for all things associated with the emperor.

Merkel, Macron agree on eurozone budget

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 17:55
France and Germany have agreed to set up a common budget for the eurozone, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday, announcing a key reform proposal to bolster the bloc.

‘No, No! It's Mr President,' Macron snaps at rebellious French teen

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:56
French President Emmanuel Macron has carefully cultivated a youthful modern image, a leader who enjoys casual walk-abouts and posing for selfies. Just don't mock his name.

EU court confirms Marine Le Pen must repay €300,000 to European Parliament

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:43
The EU's second highest court on Tuesday upheld a decision by the European Parliament to recover 300,000 euros ($347,550.00) from far-right politician and former French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.

Half of Aquarius migrants want to seek asylum in France

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:55
Almost half of the 630 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean who arrived at Spain's port of Valencia at the weekend want to seek asylum in France, the Spanish government said Monday.

Half of Aquarius migrants want to seek asylum in France

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:55
Almost half of the 630 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean who arrived at Spain's port of Valencia at the weekend want to seek asylum in France, the Spanish government said Monday.

'Is all truth final?': French baccalaureate kicks off with philosophy exam

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:41
On Monday, as the final-year baccalaureate exam kicks off in France, thousands of students poured into schools throughout the country to sit one of the most demanding – and perhaps dreaded – exams of all: philosophy.

'Is all truth final?': French baccalaureate kicks off with philosophy exam

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:41
On Monday, as the final-year baccalaureate exam kicks off in France, thousands of students poured into schools throughout the country to sit one of the most demanding – and perhaps dreaded - exams of all: philosophy.

Renault to remain in Iran despite risk of US sanctions, CEO says

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 21:48
French carmaker Renault will maintain its presence in Iran while taking measures to avoid the risk of penalties for breaching renewed US sanctions, CEO Carlos Ghosn said Friday.

Renault to remain in Iran despite risk of US sanctions, CEO says

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 21:48
French carmaker Renault will maintain its presence in Iran while taking measures to avoid the risk of penalties for breaching renewed US sanctions, CEO Carlos Ghosn said Friday.

Ten spots to watch the World Cup in and around Paris

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:35
The city of Paris has put the nix on fan zones for security purposes, but there are still plenty of places to watch the World Cup. Here’s a helpful guide to get you started.

Ten spots to watch the World Cup in and around Paris

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:35
The city of Paris has put the nix on fan zones for security purposes, but there are still plenty of places to watch the World Cup. Here’s a helpful guide to get you started.

Macron calls for solidarity, urges 'profound reform' of EU asylum rules

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 17:29
French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to Paris Friday amid a row over the migrant crisis. In remarks following the talks, Macron called for greater solidarity and "profound reforms" of EU asylum rules.

Macron calls for solidarity, urges 'profound reform' of EU asylum rules

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 17:29
French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to Paris Friday amid a row over the migrant crisis. In remarks following the talks, Macron called for greater solidarity and "profound reforms" of EU asylum rules.

French union to extend rail strike into summer

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:47
The head of France's main rail union on Friday announced it would extend months of rolling strikes into July even though the reforms it is protesting have been adopted by parliament.

French union vows to extend train strike into summer

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:47
The head of France's main rail union on Friday announced it would extend months of rolling strikes into July even though the reforms it is protesting have been adopted by parliament.

Migrant row on the agenda as Macron hosts Italian leader

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:52
French President Emmanuel Macron will meet Italy's new premier Giuseppe Conte for a working lunch Friday, just days after sparks flew between the two leaders over Rome's rejection of a rescue ship carrying hundreds of migrants.

Migrant row on the agenda as Macron hosts Italian leader

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 08:52
French President Emmanuel Macron will meet Italy's new premier Giuseppe Conte for a working lunch Friday, just days after sparks flew between the two leaders over Rome's rejection of a rescue ship carrying hundreds of migrants.

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