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African press review 20 January 2018 - World News
African press review 20 January 2018 26 minutes ago
How much longer can Jacob Zuma hold on to his job as South African president? Will Uganda reintroduce the death penalty in a bid to stop the current wave of crime? Are journalists hampering the return of peace to South Sudan? And how can Nigeria's...
White House blames Democrats for shutdown -World News
White House blames Democrats for shutdown 26 minutes ago
The US government is now officially in shutdown mode after senators failed to agree on a stopgap motion to temporarily fund its operations. The White House accused the Democrats of holding citizens hostage by refusing to vote for the budget.
French doctors perform 2nd face transplant on man in his 40s -World News
French doctors perform 2nd face transplant on man in his 40s 26 minutes ago
For the first time in transplant history doctors have replaced one donor face with another, according to Olivier Bastien of France's biomedicine agency.
Halep battles back to advance to last 16 at Australian Open -World News
Halep battles back to advance to last 16 at Australian Open 26 minutes ago
Top seed Simona Halep paid tribute to her new mental toughness after saving three match points on Saturday during an epic battle with the unseeded American Lauren Davis to reach the last 16 at the Australian Open.
French press review 20 January 2018 -World News
French press review 20 January 2018 1 hour ago
Presidents dominate this morning's front pages. There's the French leader Emmanuel Macron, calmly shouldering the burden of European leadership. And the one-year-old Donald Trump, barging his way across the world and domestic stage in a farce...
UK to accept 260 unaccompanied minors from France -World News
UK to accept 260 unaccompanied minors from France 6 hours ago
Britain will take in 260 unaccompanied migrant children from France under a deal struck at a summit between Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron, the British government said on Friday.
Second face transplant for Frenchman in world-first -World News
Second face transplant for Frenchman in world-first 6 hours ago
A man whose body rejected a face transplant he received seven years ago has been given a second donor face after living nearly two months without one, French medical agencies said on Friday.
Macron boosts Merkel ahead of key coalition vote -World News
Macron boosts Merkel ahead of key coalition vote 7 hours ago
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that his ambitious EU plans to reform the European Union need German backing, as Chancellor Angela Merkel gears up for a crucial vote on forming a new coalition government.
Greenpeace activists face fine over Eiffel Tower protest -World News
Greenpeace activists face fine over Eiffel Tower protest 7 hours ago
Greenpeace activists who hung a banner from the Eiffel Tower in protest against far-right leader Marine Le Pen should be given €500 fines and suspended sentences, French prosecutors said on Friday.
Merkel-Macron meeting shows the 'Franco-German couple is still functioning' -World News
Merkel-Macron meeting shows the 'Franco-German couple is still functioning' 15 hours ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to the Élysée presidential palace on Friday is an effort to show that Paris and Berlin remain united and determined to forge ahead on Europe.
A Year In Provence author Peter Mayle dies aged 78 -World News
A Year In Provence author Peter Mayle dies aged 78 17 hours ago
Peter Mayle, the British writer best remembered for his Provence-inspired books, has died in France at the age of 78.
'I'm tired of educating your kids': French porn star urges parents to get control of their teen sons -World News
'I'm tired of educating your kids': French porn star urges parents to get control of their teen sons 18 hours ago
French porn actress Nikita Bellucci has blasted parents saying they need to stop their sons accessing X-rated websites and teach them proper sex education after being inundated with lewd messages and abuse from underage boys.
Firm behind Paris bike hire chaos slapped with million-euro bill -World News
Firm behind Paris bike hire chaos slapped with million-euro bill 18 hours ago
Paris's public cycle hire company said Friday it would hit its contractor with a one-million-euro bill for a chaotic rollout of new bikes that has infuriated cyclists.
Despite Brexit, UK, France plan closer space cooperation -World News
Despite Brexit, UK, France plan closer space cooperation 18 hours ago
Britain may be leaving the European Union but it plans to reach for the stars with the French. The two countries' space agencies signed an agreement to work together on Mars exploration and monitoring climate change during President Emmanuel Macron
Latifa Ibn Ziaten: grieving mother, campaigner against radicalisation and Nobel nominee -World News
Latifa Ibn Ziaten: grieving mother, campaigner against radicalisation and Nobel nominee 18 hours ago
Latifa Ibn Ziaten, the French-Moroccan mother of a French soldier killed by a terrorist in 2012, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work in combating radicalisation.
What Peter Mayle taught us about France, the French and Provence -World News
What Peter Mayle taught us about France, the French and Provence 19 hours ago
Author of "A Year in Provence" Peter Mayle was famous for his witty, insightful observations about life in France. Here, on the day his publisher announced his death aged 78, are some of his best lines about life in France and in particular sunny Provence
10 of the best novels about life in rural France (apart from A Year in Provence) -World News
10 of the best novels about life in rural France (apart from A Year in Provence) 19 hours ago
We asked some writers to name the best novels about life in rural France apart from the classic A Year in Provence. Here's what they came up with. (And no, there are no books about Paris here.)
Macron hopes German coalition deal could boost eurozone reform  -World News
Macron hopes German coalition deal could boost eurozone reform 19 hours ago
The deadlock between France and Germany on reforming the eurozone might be easing, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel is negotiating a coalition with the pro-European Social Democrats (SPD). French President Emmanuel Macron is seizng the opportunity...
Life of Cyrille Regis to be honoured at Premier League matches -World News
Life of Cyrille Regis to be honoured at Premier League matches 19 hours ago
His best mate says he probably wouldn't have wanted it, but the life and times of the former striker Cyrille Regis will be honoured over the 24th round of Premier League games with one minute of applause before matches. Players will also wear black...
Seven things to know before you buy that house in France -World News
Seven things to know before you buy that house in France 20 hours ago
Buying a home in your own country can be daunting enough but when it comes to purchasing in France things can really get tricky. Here are seven tips to help you navigate the French property market with ease, from people who've done it.
Two French prison officers stabbed as strike enters fifth day -World News
Two French prison officers stabbed as strike enters fifth day 20 hours ago
Two French prison officers were seriously injured by three prisoners, one a suspected radicalised Islamist, on Friday as a strike sparked by a similar incident entered its fifth day. Police fired teargas at strikers who had blocked the entrance to...
French prison guards hurt in new 'extremist' attack as wardens clash with riot police -World News
French prison guards hurt in new 'extremist' attack as wardens clash with riot police 22 hours ago
Two French prison guards were attacked by knife-wielding prisoners on Friday, one of whom is believed to have been a radicalized Islamist. The latest attack comes as guards clashed with riot police during a strike over security concerns.
'A Year In Provence' author Peter Mayle dies aged 78 -World News
'A Year In Provence' author Peter Mayle dies aged 78 22 hours ago
Peter Mayle, who wrote the best-selling novel "A Year In Provence", has died at the age of 78, his publishers announced.
Ryanair plans huge expansion in France in bid to double passenger numbers -World News
Ryanair plans huge expansion in France in bid to double passenger numbers 22 hours ago
Ryanair plans to open four new hubs in France by 2019 in a bid to double its traffic in the country over the next "three or four years", the company has announced.
Why Parisians don't seem to want this Jeff Koons sculpture  -World News
Why Parisians don't seem to want this Jeff Koons sculpture 23 hours ago
A Jeff Koons sculpture given to Paris by the US artist himself in homage to the victims of the 2015 jihadist terror attacks is set to be installed in the city in the next few days. But no one in Paris appears to want it.