Tag: FRANCE

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...

Macron win sends EURO on seven-month high

FXTM Chief Market Strategist Hussein Sayed said the Emanuel Macron massive win in the French presidential elections which has sent the Euro on a seven-month is indicative of a reversal from the recent rise of 'populism' in the west. "French say “no” to populism and...