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Macron says was ready to out-Trump Trump in handshake

28 May 2017 | 0 comments

France's new President Emmanuel Macron says he was ready for his "moment of truth" with US counterpart Donald Trump -- when they shook hands for the first time."You have to show you won't make little...

Football: French Cup 'losers train' in long ride home

28 May 2017 | 0 comments

A high-speed overnight train whisking 800 Angers fans home to Brittany after their last-gasp own-goal 1-0 French Cup final defeat to Paris Saint Germain instead broke down and stopped for four hours....

French hostage freed in DR Congo

28 May 2017 | 0 comments

A Frenchman who was abducted nearly two months ago in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been freed, the office of President Emmanuel Macron announced Sunday.A French diplomat said the freed hostage...

Last 10 winners of Palme d'Or at Cannes

28 May 2017 | 0 comments

The Cannes film festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or prize, will be awarded late Sunday. Here's list of the previous 10 winners:2016: "I, Daniel Blake" by Ken Loach (Britain) 2015: "Dheepan" by Jacques...

Films in the running for Palme d'Or at Cannes

28 May 2017 | 0 comments

From the tale of a mysterious beast to a migrant who finds he can levitate after being shot on a border fence, these are the movies in the running for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival, which...

General de Gaulle's grave vandalised, say French police

27 May 2017 | 0 comments

The grave of General Charles de Gaulle, France's World War II hero and post-war president, was vandalised on Saturday, police said.A man aged in his thirties stepped onto the grave and kicked the base...

Dissident Iranian director wins top Cannes prize

27 May 2017 | 0 comments

An Iranian film-maker who was jailed for "anti-regime propaganda" won the top prize at the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes film festival Saturday.Mohammad Rasoulof won for "Lerd" about a man working...

Joaquin Phoenix electrifies Cannes in 'feminist' action movie

27 May 2017 | 0 comments

Hollywood actor Joaquin Phoenix wowed Cannes Saturday as a hammer-wielding hitman tasked with saving a young girl from an elite prostitution ring, in a thriller he said had a feminist twist."You Were...

Ukrainians appeal to Macron over Putin's 'political' prisoners

27 May 2017 | 0 comments

Relatives of Ukrainians jailed by Russia in cases they call "political" have appealed to French President Emmanuel Macron to demand their release when he meets Vladimir Putin on Monday.In a letter published...

G7 urged to douse Libyan inferno

27 May 2017 | 0 comments

G7 nations including France and Britain came under pressure Saturday from Libya's neighbours to help put out the fires of a conflict that is already causing trouble further afield.The world's most powerful...

French photojournalist held in Turkey ends hunger strike: RSF

27 May 2017 | 0 comments

A French photojournalist held in Turkey for nearly three weeks has ended a week-long hunger strike, press freedom body Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Saturday.Photographer Mathias Depardon was detained...

Putin, Macron to air tough issues at Versailles meet

27 May 2017 | 0 comments

France's new President Emmanuel Macron will hold delicate talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday with the two countries harbouring longstanding differences over Ukraine and Syria.Coming...

The Cannes effect: from unknown to star in one day

27 May 2017 | 0 comments

The Cannes film festival -- the world's greatest movie showcase -- celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.AFP asked actors and directors who made their names at the festival to recount their highs...

France to scrap prison terms for cannabis users

26 May 2017 | 0 comments

France will introduce a law by year's end that will end prison terms for cannabis use, although consuming the drug will remain a criminal offence, a government spokesman said Friday.French President Emmanuel...

Bulgaria busts major antiquities smuggling ring to France

26 May 2017 | 0 comments

Bulgarian officials said Friday they had recovered over 5,600 smuggled antiquities and arrested 22 members of two international smuggling rings in a joint operation with Turkey and France.A tip-off by...



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