Tag: FRANCE

Russia not an enemy? Macron’s Moscow strategy faces first test

by Valerie LEROUX and Laurence BENHAMOU French President Emmanuel Macron this week faces the first major test of his policy of directly engaging with Russia that has disturbed some European allies, as he hosts a summit seeking progress in ending the Ukraine conflict. Joined by German...

Suspect swallows poison after verdict in French murder case

by Elia VAISSIERE and Clement MELKI The suspect for the rape and murder of a young woman in northern France almost two decades ago was under guard in hospital Saturday after he swallowed  pesticide in an apparent suicide bid following his conviction. Willy Bardon, on trial...

Cut down on meat? Top French butcher says less is more

by Olga NEDBAEVA Romain Leboeuf knows red meat is in the crosshairs of both health experts and environmentalists, and that's why the Paris butcher thinks this is a prime time to encourage people to make the most of it. "Right now the old rules on meat...

French ducks allowed to keep quacking… for now

A French court has allowed a group of ducks in the southwest of the country to keep on quacking after complaints from neighbours over their noisy behaviour, at least pending a detailed investigation of noise levels. The case of the ducks in the southwestern Landes...

Women killed by their partners: confronting the horror

by Marie DHUMIERES and Emmanuel DUPARCQ with Anne LEC'HVIEN On April 22, a barge picked up the body of a woman stuffed into a suitcase floating in the Oise River in Neuville north of Paris. The woman was Marie-Alice, 53, a consultant who investigators believe was...

France’s yellow vests seek show of strength for anniversary

by Alexandre HIELARD and Stuart WILLIAMS French "yellow vest" protesters are planning a series of nationwide demonstrations this weekend in a bid to show the government they can still muster support on the first anniversary of their movement. Numbers attending the protests and levels of violence...

Thais, Frenchman could face firing squad in Bali drug cases

Two Thai women and a Frenchman could face the death penalty after they were caught smuggling drugs into Bali, the Indonesian holiday island's customs agency said Monday. The Thai nationals -- identified as Kasarin Khamkhao and Sanicha Maneetes -- arrived last week on a flight...

Paris showgirls ride out feminist wave with fitness tips

Pictures by Christophe Archambault Video by Natalie Handel by Rana MOUSSAOUI How can Paris cabarets, with their near-identical lines of statuesque, scantily-clad showgirls and cancan dancers, adapt in the age of #MeToo? With yoga, body positive imagery and a new emphasis on what is known as wokeness -- or...

75 years ago, Paris freed from Nazi occupation

by Juliette Baillot In August 1944 ordinary Parisians rose up, led by Resistance fighters supported by workers, women and even priests to throw off the Nazi yoke after four years. Following six days of street clashes, random attacks and armed barricades, they were joined by French and...

France to Iraq: Don’t execute ISIS French citizens

France said Tuesday it was stepping up efforts to stop Iraq executing four French citizens convicted of fighting alongside the Islamic State (IS) group. An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced three French nationals to death for joining the Islamic State group, the first IS members...