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French energy giant Total has officially quit its multi-billion-dollar gas project in Iran, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Monday, following the reimposition of the first phase of US sanctions.
Posted: August 20, 2018, 9:04 am
A fire in a residential building near Paris on Sunday left seven people with serious injuries including five children who were in a "life-threatening" condition, firefighters said.
Posted: August 19, 2018, 8:10 pm
Several French unions have expressed dismay over the choice of former Air Canada executive Benjamin Smith to head Air France-KLM, citing the need for a CEO to defend “our national airline's interests” as well as fears he will seek to lower wages.
Posted: August 18, 2018, 3:09 pm
Three French nationals were killed in the bridge collapse in the Italian city of Genoa, the French foreign ministry said Wednesday, as the death toll rose to 39 and Italy blamed the company in charge of the country's motorways for the disaster.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 9:57 am
French film director Jacques Audiard, alongside Ken Loach and David Cronenberg and over a hundred others from the film world, called Monday for the release of Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, who is on hunger strike in a Russian jail.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 4:23 pm
French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot said Sunday he hoped the verdict against Monsanto for failing to inform the public about the risks of its product would put an end to political indifference to the danger of pesticides.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 10:06 am
A glass of blue, sir? It is a question that may dismay purist winemakers in France, where wine is a way of life rather than simply a drink, but in the southern town of Sete consumers cannot get enough.
Posted: August 11, 2018, 3:41 pm
A study by the European Transport & Environment association published on Friday confirmed that spending a few days in various popular European capitals is equivalent to smoking between one and four cigarettes.
Posted: August 10, 2018, 3:06 pm
French President Emmanuel Macron discussed jailed Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, who has been on hunger strike since May, with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Friday, said Macron's office.
Posted: August 10, 2018, 11:34 am
Rescuers backed by helicopters evacuated about 1,600 people, most of them campers, in southern France on Thursday as heavy rain caused flash flooding and transformed rivers and streams into torrents, the interior minister said.
Posted: August 9, 2018, 10:56 pm
While Britain braces for its exit from the EU in March 2019, HSBC announced on Monday that seven of its Europe-focused offices will move from London to Paris early next year.
Posted: August 7, 2018, 5:20 pm
Smutty postcards with pictures of women wearing bikinis are a typical if often maligned feature of French seaside resorts. But in the wake of an anti-sexual harassment movement sweeping France, their days may be numbered.
Posted: August 7, 2018, 9:09 am
Joël Robuchon, the chef with the most Michelin stars in the world, has died from cancer in Geneva, Switzerland, aged 73.
Posted: August 6, 2018, 10:22 am
Paris is hosting the 10th Gay Games, a sport contest modelled after the Olympics aimed at promoting the rights of the LGBT community.
Posted: August 6, 2018, 7:56 am
A month after Simone Veil was interred in the Panthéon, an association is campaigning for French Resistance fighter and trade unionist Martha Desrumaux to also be inducted, saying that she too deserves recognition.
Posted: August 4, 2018, 3:35 pm
France’s first baby panda celebrates his one-year anniversary Saturday with a birthday cake composed of bamboo, honey, apples, oranges, strawberries and lemons.
Posted: August 4, 2018, 12:15 pm