Preliminary results show Merkel’s Bavarian allies losing absolute majority

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies are heading for their worst state election result in more than 60 years in a regional vote on Sunday that is likely to increase tensions within Germany’s fragile coalition government.

French prosecutors move to drop probe into 1994 downing of Rwandan president’s plane

French prosecutors have requested the dismissal of a probe into the deadly 1994 attack on former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana, which sparked the country's genocide, according to legal papers seen by AFP Saturday.

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

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.


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