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Key proposals by frontrunners in French election

23 April 2017 | 0 comments

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and hard-right leader Marine Le Pen will contest the May 7 runoff for the French presidency, according to early projections published after first-round voting closed on Sunday.Here...

'Human hen' artist condemned after hatching nine eggs

20 April 2017 | 0 comments

A French artist who hatched nine eggs after sitting on them for three weeks has been condemned by an animals rights group for depriving the chicks of a mother.Abraham Poincheval hardly slept in the 23...

France arrests two over attack plot days before vote

18 April 2017 | 0 comments

Police arrested two men in Marseille Tuesday on suspicion of planning an "imminent" attack, finding guns, explosives and an Islamic State jihadist flag just days before the first round of France's presidential...

Cannes: Films in the running in 2017

18 April 2017 | 0 comments

From the tale of a mysterious giant beast to a family drama set against the European migrant crisis, here are the movies appearing in the main competition at next month's Cannes film festival:- 'The Beguiled'...

EU to end mobile roaming charges in June

18 April 2017 | 0 comments

The EU will abolish mobile phone roaming charges from June 15 following a vote in the European Parliament on Thursday.MEPs backed a deal between operators and European Union member states that will mean...

Hollywood's French film showcase gets high-tech

18 April 2017 | 0 comments

The world's largest festival of French film hits Hollywood this month with an innovative line-up embracing the latest technology to showcase the best of the country's filmmaking talent.

Frontrunners Le Pen, Macron hold rival Paris rallies

17 April 2017 | 0 comments

The two frontrunners in the French presidential election, far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron, were staging rival rallies in Paris Monday, seeking to stay ahead of a fast-chasing...

First female French president? Far-right heir Le Pen aiming to take down EU

16 April 2017 | 0 comments

Marine Le Pen was a daddy's girl growing up, and she wept for joy when her father -- the bogeyman of French politics -- beat his Socialist rival for a spot in the final of the 2002 presidential election.But...

Macron, 39-year-old French prodigy eyeing presidency

16 April 2017 | 0 comments

"Neither of the right, nor the left" in his own words, Emmanuel Macron is a 39-year-old former banker hoping to convince the French to take a chance on his brand of youthful optimism.He has never been...

Melenchon, France's 'unbowed' hard left candidate

16 April 2017 | 1 comment

Jean-Luc Melenchon, a fiery Communist-backed eurosceptic vowing to return "power to the people" as France's next president, says he has mellowed after years spent giving the establishment a tongue-lashing."I'm...

French presidential hopefuls battle for votes with a week to go

16 April 2017 | 0 comments

A week before France's presidential election, the four top candidates began a final push Sunday to woo undecided voters who will determine the outcome of a tight race between the hard left, centre, right...

'HELP': French farmer's desperate message in wheat field

13 April 2017 | 0 comments

A French farmer has mown the word "HELP" in giant letters into his wheat field, hoping to push presidential candidates to address the crisis in France's agricultural sector."Political leaders do not listen...

Murdered French priest Hamel on path to sainthood

13 April 2017 | 0 comments

The French Catholic priest who was murdered by two teenage jihadists in his Normandy church last year could soon be beatified, a first step toward being declared a saint, church officials said Thursday.Father...

Kidman, Huppert to grace 70th Cannes filmfest

13 April 2017 | 0 comments

Nicole Kidman and Isabelle Huppert will top the bill at the Cannes Film Festival next month as the world's flagship movie showcase celebrates its 70th anniversary.The Australian megastar features in Sofia...

France sees wider-than-expected deficits in coming years

12 April 2017 | 0 comments

France's public finances will be deeper in the red than initially anticipated in the next few years, due to slower growth and increased government spending, the finance ministry said on Wednesday.The...

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