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Swathes of France set to become winter wonderland New! 2019-01-21 04:55:13Large parts of France will be covered in up to 10 cm of snow on Tuesday and Wednesday, the heaviest snowfall of this winter so far. *French language l

French Expression of the Day: la vache! New! 2019-01-21 03:45:10Don’t know what this expression means? La vache! It’s time you found out.

Courchevel blaze: 'There were people in tears... it New! 2019-01-21 03:10:44Two people died Sunday and 25 more were injured, four seriously, in a fire at the ski resort of Courchevel in the French Alps, officials said.

France nears implementation of digital tax 2019-01-20 11:53:29France will push ahead with its own tax on large internet and technology companies by introducing a bill that would be retroactive to January 1st, its

Video images show devastating blaze at Courchevel 2019-01-20 03:58:31Images have been posted on social media showing the devastation as a fire raged at the Courchevel ski resort.

Renault-Nissan merger 'not on the table': French minister 2019-01-20 03:41:18French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire on Sunday dismissed talk of a merger between Renault and Nissan, despite Japanese media reports that France was

Macron's debate put to test as 'yellow vests' 2019-01-19 12:27:45France's "yellow vests" took to the streets on Saturday for a 10th straight weekend of anti-government protests, despite attempts by President Emma

Macron ex-aide Benalla charged over diplomatic passports 2019-01-19 04:11:07A former top security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron who was at the heart of a scandal last summer was charged Friday with illegal use of di

French police under fire as 'yellow vests' casualty 2019-01-19 03:59:00Twenty years ago Jean-Marc Michaud was a paratrooper who proudly marched with the army down the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on France's national h

French sailor found after weeks adrift: Israeli army 2019-01-19 03:44:19A French sailor lost in the Mediterranean for weeks has been rescued by the Israeli military off the Gaza coast, the army said Friday.

Wife of Chinese ex-Interpol chief seeks asylum in 2019-01-19 03:25:05The wife of the former Chinese Interpol chief being held in his home country on corruption charges has applied for asylum in France, media reports sai

Renault posts record sales as Ghosn successor sought 2019-01-19 03:05:44French carmaker Renault unveiled record sales Friday of nearly 3.9 million vehicles last year, even as it prepares to turn the page on the era of chie


Growing gap between rich and poor is fuelling New! 2019-01-21 03:13:42The world's 26 richest people own as much wealth as the poorest half of humanity, Oxfam said Monday. In France, a third of the country's wealth is i

France steps up pressure on Japan over Renault-Nissan 2019-01-20 07:44:33France is pushing for a merger between Renault and Nissan, according to Japanese media, following the arrest of the former Nissan chairman, Carlos Gho

Two dead in French ski resort fire 2019-01-20 05:12:59Two people have been killed in a major fire at the ski resort of Courchevel in the French Alps. The pre-dawn blaze Sunday forced the evacuation of som

Yellow Vests Act Ten: massive rejection of Macron’s 2019-01-19 10:37:48For the tenth Saturday in a row, Yellow Vest demonstrators gathered in Paris to express their anger with French President Emmanuel Macron’s refo

Journalists protest against Yellow Vest attacks on media 2019-01-19 08:50:32Dozens of journalists have gathered in central Paris to protest against attacks on reporters covering the Yellow Vest demonstrations. The rally at Pla

As it happened: Yellow Vests unwavering after Macron's 2019-01-19 05:43:56Yellow Vest protesters returned to the streets for Act 10 of Saturday of nationwide protests. 84,000 braved chilly temperatures in a snub to President

Macron ex-bodyguard Benalla charged for use of diplomatic 2019-01-19 04:33:57A former top security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron has been placed under formal investigation for the illegal use of diplomatic passports

French police brace for 10th Yellow Vest Saturday 2019-01-18 14:27:53French police are mobilising for more yellow vest protests throughout the country on Saturday, after the ministry of the Interior said some 80,000 pro

Protests welcome French president's 2nd Great Debate address 2019-01-18 12:39:43French President Emmanuel Macron has addressed some 600 mayors in Souillac, a town of 3,750 inhabitants in the southwest, on the second leg of his Gre

Eye on France: Is there anybody out there? 2019-01-18 11:43:37I know we don’t need any more bad news, but there’s a shocking report on the Science pages of today’s Le Monde...

French presidential ex-bodyguard could face formal inquiry after 2019-01-18 09:56:36Alexandre Benalla, the former top security aide to the French president, has been taken into custody over his use of diplomatic passports after his di

Post-explosion in Paris's historic 9th 2019-01-17 21:00:00In the aftermath of an explosion in Paris's 9th district, some 300 people remain without housing. The city of Paris has prevented people from returni

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Former Macron aide Benalla returns before Senate investigative New! 2019-01-21 03:20:27A former top security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron returns Monday before a Senate committee investigating how Alexandre Benalla continued

PM Theresa May to present Brexit 'Plan B' New! 2019-01-21 02:45:30British Prime Minister Theresa May unveils her Brexit "Plan B" to parliament on Monday after MPs shredded her EU divorce deal, deepening the politic

ELN rebels claim responsibility for car bomb attack New! 2019-01-21 02:07:17Colombia's leftist ELN rebels have claimed responsibility for a car bomb at a police academy in Bogota that killed at least 20 people as well as the

Exclusive: Civilians pay the price for war in New! 2019-01-21 00:55:44Exactly four years ago, Yemen's presidential palace was taken over by Houthi rebels, a decisive day for the country that has since sunk into a deadly

Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn vows to stay in Japan New! 2019-01-20 23:59:17Carlos Ghosn, the ousted Nissan boss detained in Tokyo on charges of financial misconduct, on Monday vowed to remain in Japan if granted bail and agai

Report: World's 26 richest own as much as New! 2019-01-20 22:37:59The world's 26 richest people own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity, Oxfam said Monday, urging governments to hike taxes on the wealthy

Israel says strikes launched against Iranian targets in New! 2019-01-20 19:53:48In an extraordinary statement, the Israeli military confirmed early Monday that it attacked Iranian military targets in Syria, hours after carrying ou

Taking universal out of university: Why foreign student 2019-01-20 12:04:11France’s decision to hike tuition fees for international students more than tenfold has triggered a standoff with universities and revived a deb

Federer to play France's Roland Garros for the 2019-01-20 11:19:12Swiss great Roger Federer announced Sunday he will return to the clay for another crack at the French Open this year for the first time since 2015, af

Peacekeepers killed in attack on UN northern Mali 2019-01-20 08:35:43Gunmen killed at least 10 Chadian UN peacekeepers and injured 25 others in an attack Sunday on a base in northern Mali, UN Secretary-General Antonio G

Israel and Chad renew diplomatic ties decades after 2019-01-20 06:09:41Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Chad on Sunday for what he called a "historic" trip, during which he announced renewal of diplomat

Qatar’s emir in Beirut for Arab economic summit 2019-01-20 05:36:13Qatar’s ruler arrived at the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit as the regional bloc debates Syria’s readmission. Lebanese Presid

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