BREAKING NEWS

France

News

Theo gives thanks for support

The 22-year-old man whose arrest in northern Paris sparked nights of protests across France has thanked his supporters. Theo posted the video message on Facebook after being discharged.

The 22-year-old man whose arrest in northern Paris sparked nights of protests across France has thanked his supporters. Theo posted the video message on Facebook after being discharged.

Sport

American sharp-shooter Bailey wins surprise biathlon gold

Lowell Bailey produced shock and awe at the World Championships in Austria by storming to victory in the men’s 20km biathlon.

Lowell Bailey produced shock and awe at the World Championships in Austria by storming to victory in the men’s 20km biathlon.

News

Where Eagles Dare: France trains birds to bring down drones

The French Air Force is training baby eagles to bring down remote-controlled drones that have strayed into restricted airspace.

The French Air Force is training baby eagles to bring down remote-controlled drones that have strayed into restricted airspace.

Business

French unemployment slips, still high

French unemployment remains high, but the rate has fallen for the second year running to 9.7% in mainland France, 10% including overseas territories.

French unemployment remains high, but the rate has fallen for the second year running to 9.7% in mainland France, 10% including overseas territories.

Europe

Trudeau seeks to reassure Europe over CETA deal

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given a robust defence of free trade as so-called populist parties make gains across Europe.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given a robust defence of free trade as so-called populist parties make gains across Europe.

Nocomment

Troubled Waters: Ceta protest

Demonstrators from Greenpeace protest in Strasbourg at the signing of CETA, EU’s free trade deal with Canada

Demonstrators from Greenpeace protest in Strasbourg at the signing of CETA, EU’s free trade deal with Canada

News

Hollande urges 'respect' in bid to calm Paris suburb violence

“Police, killers” were among the slogans shouted as French President Francois Hollande visited a gritty suburb of Paris on Tuesday as tensions continue to rise over alleged police…

“Police, killers” were among the slogans shouted as French President Francois Hollande visited a gritty suburb of Paris on Tuesday as tensions continue to rise over alleged police…

Business

France's PSA could buy GM's Opel/Vauxhall

In a move that could shake up the global auto industry, France's PSA Peugeot Citroen is talking to General Motors about buying Opel/Vauxhall.

In a move that could shake up the global auto industry, France's PSA Peugeot Citroen is talking to General Motors about buying Opel/Vauxhall.

News

French riots: wounds show no signs of healing soon

Over a decade after the infamous 2005 riots that rocked France, tensions between police and those living on the outskirts of society don't appear to be easing.

Over a decade after the infamous 2005 riots that rocked France, tensions between police and those living on the outskirts of society don't appear to be easing.

News

Macron seen winning French presidency in latest poll

France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen visited a migration hotspot on the country’s border with Italy on Monday.

France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen visited a migration hotspot on the country’s border with Italy on Monday.

News

France: Three family members killed in Alpine avalanche

Three members of the same family and their snowboarding instructor were killed in an Alpine avalanche on Monday – the worst such accident since the start of the ski-ing season in…

Three members of the same family and their snowboarding instructor were killed in an Alpine avalanche on Monday – the worst such accident since the start of the ski-ing season in…

News

Clashes in Paris suburb after 'police rape' of young man

Clashes have erupted in a Paris suburb, as anger boils over allegations that a young black man was raped with a baton and beaten as police detained him.

Clashes have erupted in a Paris suburb, as anger boils over allegations that a young black man was raped with a baton and beaten as police detained him.

News

Nice holds carnival amid tight security

Organisers wanted no repetition of the July terrorist massacre when Nice last had an open-air party, so the route was changed and security was extra-tight.

Organisers wanted no repetition of the July terrorist massacre when Nice last had an open-air party, so the route was changed and security was extra-tight.

News

French presidential hopeful Fillon seeks scandal respite in the sun

Embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon received the warmest of welcomes on Saturday – more than 9,000 kilometres from the mainland.

Embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon received the warmest of welcomes on Saturday – more than 9,000 kilometres from the mainland.

News

Dual citizenship for Europeans only, Le Pen says

National Front leader Marine Le Pen has outlined a policy where dual citizens from non-European countries would be forced to make a choice which they want to keep.

National Front leader Marine Le Pen has outlined a policy where dual citizens from non-European countries would be forced to make a choice which they want to keep.

Business

Renault profits move up a gear

French carmaker Renault's operating profit jumped 38 percent in 2016 as it increased market share in all regions boosted by a number of new models.

French carmaker Renault's operating profit jumped 38 percent in 2016 as it increased market share in all regions boosted by a number of new models.