France express support for Georgia territorial integrity

Europe 02/19/19, 07:03

French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed France's support for Georgia's territorial integrity, as the former Soviet Republic seeks closer ties with the European Union.Macron met Tuesday in Paris with Georgia's newly-elected President, Salome Zurabishvili, who was born in France and once served as a French diplomat.He condemned the creation of ...

France’s yellow vests mark 3 months amid racist tensions

Europe 02/17/19, 04:26

French yellow vest protesters are marking three months since the kickoff of their anti-government movement, after anti-Semitic remarks by some demonstrators raised national concerns about the movement's ascendant radical fringe.Demonstrators called for multiple rallies around Paris and some other French cities Sunday, including a Paris march expected to start at ...

Scattered yellow vest protests against Macron, anti-Semitism

Europe 02/16/19, 05:58

Yellow vest protesters are holding scattered demonstrations around Paris and the rest of France amid waning support for their movement.A few hundred people gathered peacefully Saturday on the Champs-Elysees, the stage of past rioting. This marks the 14th straight weekend of demonstrations by a movement that started against fuel taxes ...

French yellow vest figure on trial, new protests planned

Europe 02/15/19, 10:48

A prominent figure of the French yellow vests has gone on trial in Paris for allegedly organizing illegal demonstrations, as the movement prepares for a 14th consecutive weekend of protests.Eric Drouet was arrested for organizing demonstrations on Dec. 22 and Jan. 2 in Paris without declaring them to authorities.He acknowledged ...

Vatican’s envoy to France facing ‘sexual aggression’ probe

World 02/15/19, 08:46

The Paris prosecutor's office has opened an investigation into alleged "sexual aggression" by Catholic archbishop Luigi Ventura, the Vatican's envoy to France, according to French officials.Confirming a report published by Le Monde newspaper on Friday, a judicial official and a spokesman at the Paris mayor's office said the police investigation ...

Yellow vest boxer goes on trial in France for police attack

Europe 02/13/19, 09:06

A former French boxing pro who was filmed attacking riot police officers during the yellow vest protests is going on trial in France.Christophe Dettinger, a former French champion in the light heavyweight category, could be sentenced to up to seven years in prison in Wednesday's trial.The videos from the Jan. ...

Artist restores graphitized portraits of Holocaust survivor

Europe 02/13/19, 08:40

Portraits of a prominent Holocaust survivor that were daubed with swastikas in Paris this week have been restored by the artist who made them.An unknown vandal was discovered Monday to have attacked images of Simone Veil, the survivor of Nazi death camps and a European Parliament president who died in ...

In France, footballers fight workplace bullying in court

Soccer 02/13/19, 03:04

As it does with many footballers, the day finally came when Anatole Ngamukol's club told the attacker it was time for him to move on.Embarking on a new season in the French league , Reims decided it had no further use for the player who had helped the French side ...

Anti-Semitic acts hit France amid anti-government protests

World 02/12/19, 06:23

Portraits of a Holocaust survivor stained with swastikas. A memorial in honor of a Jewish man vandalized. A bagel shop with the German word "Juden" sprayed on its front window.These are just a few of the hundreds of anti-Semitic acts that have been committed in France, which is home to ...

French minister warns Italian populist over diplomat recall

Europe 02/09/19, 08:43

France's Europe minister says she hopes the "message was understood" by Italy after this week's stunning recall of France's ambassador to Italy in the two EU countries' biggest diplomatic dispute since World War II.The main trigger for the crisis appeared to be Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio's meeting ...

Suspect in deadly Paris fire handed preliminary charges

Europe 02/09/19, 07:38

Paris prosecutor's office says the suspect in the fire that killed 10 people in the French capital this week has been handed preliminary arson charges.The suspect, a woman who prosecutors say has been hospitalized at least 13 times in the past decade for mental health issues, was placed in provisional ...

Scuffles at Paris yellow vest protests on 13th weekend

Europe 02/09/19, 07:17

Scuffles have broken out between French yellow vest protesters and police in a 13th consecutive weekend of demonstrations.Police fired tear gas in Paris to disperse demonstrators near the Champs-Elysees avenue on Saturday afternoon as scuffles broke out.The protest in the French capital has passed the National Assembly and will end ...

Iran opposition group calls for regime change in Paris march

Europe 02/08/19, 15:44

Several thousand supporters of an exiled Iranian opposition group marched through Paris on Friday, calling for an end to Iran's clerical regime 40 years after the Islamic revolution toppled Iran's monarchy. The Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, widely referred to in the West as the MEK, were joined at the rally by an array of ...

Suspect in Paris deadly fire to be presented to judge

Europe 02/08/19, 13:10

Paris prosecutor's office says the suspect in the fire that killed 10 people in the French capital this week is going before an investigative judge to face eventual charges of deadly arson.The suspect, a woman who prosecutors say has been hospitalized at least 13 times in the past decade for ...

France: Italy ambassador recall is an important warning

Europe 02/08/19, 07:02

France kept up pressure on Italy Friday amid their biggest diplomatic spat since World War II, as business leaders from both countries appealed to their leaders to restore calm.France's government spokesman said the recall of its ambassador to Italy is temporary, but sends an important signal to its historical ally ...

Pepe’s rise: From fighting relegation to Ligue 1’s new star

Soccer 02/07/19, 11:30

Lille forward Nicolas Pepe can tell by the way opponents react to him these days that his status in the French league has changed dramatically over the last year."It's in the attitude of defenders that I can see I've taken on a new dimension," Pepe said. "Some of those I've ...

Deadly mazes: Paris architecture complicate fire rescues

Europe 02/07/19, 10:48

The firefighters climbed one ladder, hand over hand, then shifted over to a second and sometimes a third ladder, hooked precariously from window ledges eight stories above bare concrete.The architecture typical of many Paris residences — hidden central stairwells and enclosed courtyards — may be charming to tourists, but it ...

France: Witnesses back women in post-MeToo defamation trial

Europe 02/07/19, 09:52

Former officials of France's Green Party say they should have acted earlier on reports of sexual misconduct by an ex-lawmaker accused by six women of harassment and abuse.The ex-politicians were testifying Thursday at a Paris trial prompted by Denis Baupin, a former Green Party politician and Paris city official who ...

Paris prosecutor: Fire suspect has history of mental issues

Europe 02/06/19, 13:32

The Paris prosecutor says a suspect detained in the fire that devastated a Paris apartment building and killed 10 people has been hospitalized at least 13 times in the past decade for mental problems.Prosecutor Remy Heitz told reporters Wednesday that the female suspect, who was quickly detained in a drunken ...

Paris crowns stellar season with super-G title at worlds

Sports 02/06/19, 08:43

Dominik Paris crowned what was already a stellar season by winning the super-G at the world championships on Wednesday.Despite a few wild turns on the lower section of a technical course, the Italian finished 0.09 seconds ahead of Johan Clarey of France and Vincent Kriechmayr of Austria, who tied for ...

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