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Macron criticised for marking 40th birthday at opulent chateau - World News
Macron criticised for marking 40th birthday at opulent chateau 10 hours ago
French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday celebrated his birthday at the iconic chateau of King Francois I, a choice denounced by critics as an example of how he is "cut off from the people".
No agreement with Ronaldinho, says Brazilian far-right party -World News
No agreement with Ronaldinho, says Brazilian far-right party 12 hours ago
The Brazilian far-right party Patriota has denied any agreement with star footballer Ronaldinho after a claim that the 2002 World Cup winner was to be one of its candidates in the Senate elections next year.
Former Lafarge boss denies knowing of Islamic State payments before mid-2014 -World News
Former Lafarge boss denies knowing of Islamic State payments before mid-2014 12 hours ago
The former boss of French cement-maker Lafarge has denied knowing about the company's payments to Syrian insurgents, including the Islamic State (IS) armed group, before August 2014, a claim contradicted by his second-in-command, according to sources.
Four police hurt in clashes with Saint-Etienne ultras -World News
Four police hurt in clashes with Saint-Etienne ultras 13 hours ago
Four French police officers were hurt during clashes outside Saint-Etienne's stadium after Monaco crushed the home team, police and local government said on Saturday.
Lafarge ex-CEO denies knowing of Syria payments until late -World News
Lafarge ex-CEO denies knowing of Syria payments until late 13 hours ago
A former CEO of French-Swiss cement maker LafargeHolcim said he was made aware of payments to the Islamic State group in August 2014, contradicting an account by another top executive, a source close to the case said on Saturday.
Former French minister's rape trial postponed -World News
Former French minister's rape trial postponed 13 hours ago
The trial of a French former minister on rape and sexual assault charges was postponed on Friday, following defence complaints about a TV documentary on the case and remarks made by the judge in confidence.
Macron to celebrate 40th birthday in royal style -World News
Macron to celebrate 40th birthday in royal style 14 hours ago
French President Emmanuel Macron will celebrate his birthday on Saturday at the iconic chateau of King Francois I, a choice that could feed into perceptions of a "president of the rich".
Australia in control as Smith hammers double ton -World News
Australia in control as Smith hammers double ton 14 hours ago
Steve Smith and Mitchell Marsh put Australia in complete command of the third Ashes Test against England after dominating England bowlers with an unbeaten 301 run partnership for the fifth wicket. Smith scored an unbeaten 229 while Marsh smashed 181...
Monaco brush aside Saint Etienne’s challenge -World News
Monaco brush aside Saint Etienne’s challenge 14 hours ago
Defending champions Monaco coasted to an easy 4-0 win over Saint Etienne to stay a close second to Paris Saint-Germain in the French league standings.
One-third of Macron's ministers are millionaires  -World News
One-third of Macron's ministers are millionaires 15 hours ago
Critics who have dubbed French President Emmanuel Macron a "president of the rich" will seise on his ministers' declarations of assets, which reveal that more than a third of his cabinet are millionaires, as proof their claim is true.
French Press Review 16 December 2017 -World News
French Press Review 16 December 2017 19 hours ago
Mickey Mouse gobbles up Rupert Murdoch's Fox and the European entertainment industry braces for tough times. Emmanuel Macron, a French president who likes symbols, is this weekend celebrating his 40th birthday in the royal château at Chambord...
African Press Review 16 December 2017 -World News
African Press Review 16 December 2017 19 hours ago
Who will be the next president of South Africa's ruling African National Congress? Did US soldiers knowingly kill unarmed civilians in a raid in Somalia last August? How much compensation should be paid to the former child soldiers forced to fight...
Austria's mainstream right, far-right to form anti-immigration government -World News
Austria's mainstream right, far-right to form anti-immigration government 19 hours ago
Austria's conservative People's Party has agreed to form a coalition government with the far-right Freedom Party, wrapping up a year that has seen success for Europe's hardline nationalists. If the coalition is ratified, Austria would become..
Another person charged in Nice hotelier 'kidnapping' case -World News
Another person charged in Nice hotelier 'kidnapping' case 20 hours ago
Another person has been charged over the suspected kidnapping of a millionaire French hotel magnate, who was found tied up in the back of a van in 2016, the prosecutor in Nice said on Friday.
Le Pen, Wilders to meet European far-right leaders amid protests -World News
Le Pen, Wilders to meet European far-right leaders amid protests 20 hours ago
Europe's far-right leaders including Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders will gather for a controversial conference in Prague on Saturday held under tight security amid protests planned to counter groups spreading xenophobia.
ICC orders compensation for DR Congo child soldiers -World News
ICC orders compensation for DR Congo child soldiers 1 day ago
Nearly 15 years after the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo's north-eastern region of Ituri, international war crimes judges on Friday awarded the child soldiers who fought for warlord Thomas Lubanga 10 million dollars in compensation....
Dutch-Ethiopian man jailed for life for Red Terror war crimes -World News
Dutch-Ethiopian man jailed for life for Red Terror war crimes 1 day ago
A 63-year-old Dutch-Ethiopian man was sentenced to life in jail on Friday. Dutch judges found Eshetu Alemu guilty of war crimes committed during the Red Terror in the late 1970s, when bloody purges were conducted under the Derg, the regime led by Marxist.
Do the French do Christmas better than Anglo countries? -World News
Do the French do Christmas better than Anglo countries? 1 day ago
With the festive season upon us, The Local has compared holiday traditions in France to those in English-speaking countries. Where do you think does it best?
Madrid seek consecutive titles at Club World Cup -World News
Madrid seek consecutive titles at Club World Cup 1 day ago
Just over six months after becoming the first team to retain the Uefa Champions League, Real Madrid will on Saturday attempt to pull off another exploit by successfully defending the Fifa Club World Cup.
Rwandan defence minister refuses to face French judge over Habyaramina death -World News
Rwandan defence minister refuses to face French judge over Habyaramina death 1 day ago
Rwanda's defence minister has refused to comply with a French examining magistrate's summons to face a witness who accuses him of involvement in the shooting-down of then-president Juvénal Habyaramina's plane, an event that is believed.
France and Germany to unveil eurozone reforms by March -World News
France and Germany to unveil eurozone reforms by March 2 days ago
Germany and France will offer their joint vision for reforming the eurozone by March, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, in an effort to bridge divisions over the future of the single currency.
Macron, Merkel express condolences for French bus crash victims' families -World News
Macron, Merkel express condolences for French bus crash victims' families 2 days ago
French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed the "solidarity of the nation" with the families of victims of Thursday's bus crash, in which four teenagers died and several others were injured. A legal inquiry into involuntary homicide...
OPINION: In the year of #MeToo it's time for the French to switch off Miss France  -World News
OPINION: In the year of #MeToo it's time for the French to switch off Miss France 2 days ago
Eight million French people will watch Miss France on Saturday night but surely in the year that Harvey Weinstein's scandalous behaviour emerged and the #MeToo hashtag took over Twitter, it's time the annual degrading beauty pageant was confined to histor
Macron meets new Polish prime minister amid tensions with EU -World News
Macron meets new Polish prime minister amid tensions with EU 2 days ago
French President Emmanuel Macron met new Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, in Brussels on Friday. The pair discussed Poland's judicial reform and migrant quotas, two subjects on which the European Union and Warsaw have clashed.
Why are level crossings in France so deadly? -World News
Why are level crossings in France so deadly? 2 days ago
Questions are once again being asked why so many people in France lose their lives at level crossings after a deadly collision between a school bus and a train.