One of the suicide bombers behind Tuesday’s terror attack left a note on a computer claiming he was being “hunted everywhere”.
Thu, 24 Mar, 2016
Tue, 15 Dec, 2015
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is attributing her party’s historic gains in first-round regional elections to a people’s revolt against the political elite, as France’s mainstream parties seek to undo the National Front victories in six of the nation’s 13 regions before the final round.
Tue, 08 Dec, 2015
Soldiers patrolled the streets of Brussels on the third day of a security lockdown, as a suspected explosive belt was found dumped near Paris and the mobile phone of a fugitive believed to have taken part in the attacks on November 13 was detected in two locations in the city.
Tue, 24 Nov, 2015
A child’s body was discovered in the wreckage of a collision between a truck and bus in south-west France, increasing the death toll to 43.
Sat, 24 Oct, 2015
French president François Hollande has called for the Uber taxi service to be shut down and its vehicles seized.
Sat, 27 Jun, 2015
France supports a plan to distribute asylum-seekers among European countries by quota, the country’s top security official has said, saying the current system puts an unfair burden on a handful of nations.
Mon, 11 May, 2015
French security chiefs are investigating a spate of mysterious and illegal overflights of French nuclear power stations by tiny, unmanned drones.
Mon, 03 Nov, 2014
The body of a French climber who disappeared during a snowstorm in 1982 has been discovered on the slopes of Mont Blanc.
Thu, 10 Jul, 2014
INMATE HID IN LAUNDRY BASKET TO ESCAPE
Thu, 10 Jul, 2014
France’s Socialist government will not resign and will press forward with tax cuts and other reforms despite a record victory for the French far right in European parliament elections, the prime minister said today.
Mon, 26 May, 2014
Under pressure French president François Hollande has faced the media over accusations that he is having an affair but he coolly side-stepped giving any details on his personal life.
Wed, 15 Jan, 2014
Police raids across the south of France over the sale of horsemeat unfit for human consumption have led to the arrest of 21 people.
Mon, 16 Dec, 2013
The head of the French wholesaler at the centre of the storm over the sale of horse meat labelled as beef said today that he has proof his company is innocent.
Fri, 15 Feb, 2013
Three women have been shot dead at a Kurdish centre in Paris, police said, in what the French interior minister called an “execution”.
Thu, 10 Jan, 2013
Socialist François Hollande was on track to defeat right-wing incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy as France entered the final day of campaigning before its presidential election run-off tomorrow.
Sat, 05 May, 2012
French President Nicolas Sarkozy made a last-ditch appeal to far-right voters after failing to land a knockout blow in a heated televised debate with Socialist rival François Hollande before Sunday’s presidential run-off.
Fri, 04 May, 2012
FRENCH breast implant manufacturer PIP used a fuel additive in its now-banned implants which the company knew were defective as early as 2005, it was revealed yesterday.
Tue, 03 Jan, 2012
BELGIUM has warned France that it was not willing to foot the whole bill for rescuing Dexia as the two states started talks to divide up the Franco-Belgian lender’s assets.
Fri, 07 Oct, 2011
LEADERS of the Libyan uprising that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi sat down with world powers to map out the country’s rebuilding, 42 years to the day after the former strongman seized power in a coup.
Fri, 02 Sep, 2011
Financial officials from the Group of Seven industrialised nations will discuss how to coordinate action between their countries’ central banks, a source said today.
Sat, 06 Aug, 2011
A FRENCH fighter jet has destroyed a Libyan plane after it violated the no-fly zone over the country.
Fri, 25 Mar, 2011
FRANCE has stepped up its vigilance against terror threats, a top official announced yesterday amid reports of various new threats, including one against the Paris transport network.
Tue, 21 Sep, 2010
Thierry Henry has arrived for his lunchtime summit with French president Nicolas Sarkozy with Les Bleus’ abject failure at the World Cup the only subject on the agenda.
Thu, 24 Jun, 2010
LEADING economists said yesterday the decline in the euro is good news for the Irish economy because it will give a huge impetus to Irish exports.
Fri, 21 May, 2010
A YOUNG Frenchacademic flew home from Iran yesterday, 10 months after she was arrested and accused of spying, as France denied striking a secret deal with Tehran.
Mon, 17 May, 2010
SHAMEFUL. Disgusting. Outrageous. French fans were on the radio and the internet within moments of the end of the match on Wednesday night, and the condemnation of the way France qualified was continuing last night.
Fri, 20 Nov, 2009
A BID by the son of French president Nicolas Sarkozy for a plum job overseeing the country’s premier business district has sparked a huge row and accusations of nepotism.
Wed, 14 Oct, 2009
A bid by the son of French president Nicolas Sarkozy for a plum job overseeing the country’s premier business district has sparked a huge row and accusations of nepotism.
Tue, 13 Oct, 2009
French President Nicolas Sarkozy was recovering in the hospital today, a day after he collapsed while jogging in hot weather, his office said.
Mon, 27 Jul, 2009
French President Nicolas Sarkozy collapsed suddenly while jogging today on the lush grounds of the Chateau of Versailles, then was rushed by helicopter to a military hospital where he will remain overnight, his office said.
Sun, 26 Jul, 2009
AIR FRANCE said yesterday it would give about €17,500 as an advance to the families of the victims of the crash of Air France Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.
Sat, 20 Jun, 2009
AS Brazil and France disagreed last night about whether pieces of a downed Air France jet have been found in the Atlantic, investigators used the last messages from the plane to try to avoid future disasters.
Sat, 06 Jun, 2009
French forces have found no evidence of debris from an Airbus A330 airplane that vanished over the Atlantic with 228 people on board, France’s transportation minister said today.
Fri, 05 Jun, 2009
BRAZILIAN Defence Minister Nelson Jobim said last night a 5-kilometre path of wreckage found in the Atlantic is confirmation that an Air France jet that carried 228 people crashed in the ocean.
Wed, 03 Jun, 2009
FRANCE is deploying hundreds of extra police at busy public places in its main cities after dynamite was planted in a Paris department store, Interior Minister Michele Alliot-Marie said yesterday.
Thu, 18 Dec, 2008
France is calling for a Europe-wide cut in VAT to reduce fuel prices. President Nicolas Sarkozy said today the move would help offset high prices at the pump.
Tue, 27 May, 2008
A trader accused of causing huge losses at French bank Societe Generale is under police protection, the country’s finance minister said today, while the bank’s legal troubles have expanded to the United States.
Tue, 05 Feb, 2008
Accused French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel told police his Societe Generale bosses must have been aware of his massive risk-taking on markets but turned a blind eye as long as he earned money, a judicial official said tonight.
Tue, 29 Jan, 2008
Societe Generale bank’s chief executive took out newspaper ads today begging shareholders to accept his “apologies and deep regrets” after a trader at the bank was accused of fraud costing the company €4.96bn.
Fri, 25 Jan, 2008
Long-awaited negotiations with striking transport workers began today, the eighth full day of a walkout which has paralysed train services throughout France.
Wed, 21 Nov, 2007
Civil servants, from teachers to postal workers, began a mass walkout across France today, the seventh day of a transport strike that has caused havoc on French rails.
Tue, 20 Nov, 2007
The chief UN nuclear inspector today criticised talk of attacking Iran as “hype”, saying the use of force should only be considered as a last resort and only if authorised by the UN Security Council.
Mon, 17 Sep, 2007