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Five things you never knew about French rock legend Johnny Hallyday - World News
Five things you never knew about French rock legend Johnny Hallyday 6 days ago
He was an enormous star in France, but Johnny Hallyday, the "French Elvis", whose death was announced by his wife Laeticia Wednesday, was almost unknown in the English-speaking world.
France to question Airbnb over possible tax avoidance scheme -World News
France to question Airbnb over possible tax avoidance scheme 6 days ago
The French government has summoned the managers of Airbnb to demand answers over a payment system suspected of facilitating tax avoidance.
Smoke at French nuclear site forces 200 to evacuate -World News
Smoke at French nuclear site forces 200 to evacuate 6 days ago
About 200 people working at the site of a cutting-edge nuclear reactor under construction in northern France were evacuated Tuesday after smoke was detected at the site, officials said.
French press review 6 December 2017 -World News
French press review 6 December 2017 6 days ago
French rock star Johnny Hallyday is dead. So is the writer and Le Figaro journalist Jean d'Ormesson. And so, while we're at it, is King Michael I of Romania. President Emmanuel Macron thinks the French public audiovisual sector can...
African press review 6 December 2017 -World News
African press review 6 December 2017 6 days ago
The South African economy is doing better than expected. The South African president perhaps less so. Washington has asked Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga to call off next week's planned alternative swearing-in ceremony. And the majority...
Corsican mobster 'Tony the Butcher' gunned down at French airport -World News
Corsican mobster 'Tony the Butcher' gunned down at French airport 6 days ago
A notorious Corsican mobster was killed and two people were wounded on Tuesday in an suspected tit-for-tat shooting at an airport on the French island of Corsica.
French rocker Johnny Hallyday dies, aged 74 -World News
French rocker Johnny Hallyday dies, aged 74 6 days ago
France's best-known rock star Johnny Hallyday has died at the age of 74 after a battle with lung cancer. Johnny, as he was affectionately known by his fans, had a career which spanned nearly six decades during which he sold more than 100 million...
Johnny Hallyday: Otherwise known as 'France's Elvis' -World News
Johnny Hallyday: Otherwise known as 'France's Elvis' 6 days ago
Johnny Hallyday, France's king of rock who has died aged 74 after a battle with lung cancer, was a leather-clad would-be Elvis who earned love and scorn over five decades spent belting out American rock 'n' roll.
American hit parade: Johnny Hallyday had it covered… in French -World News
American hit parade: Johnny Hallyday had it covered… in French 6 days ago
French rocker Johnny Hallyday, who died on Wednesday at age 74, spent a six-decade career imparting his love for US pop and rock music. Beyond his original hits, the so-called French Elvis’s repertoire includes hundreds of adapted cover songs.
‘French Elvis’ Johnny Hallyday dies aged 74 -World News
‘French Elvis’ Johnny Hallyday dies aged 74 6 days ago
Veteran French rocker, Johnny Hallyday, who achieved iconic status during a career spanning over half-a-century, has died following a battle with lung cancer, his wife said Wednesday. He was 74.
France in mourning as king of rock Johnny Hallyday dies aged 74 -World News
France in mourning as king of rock Johnny Hallyday dies aged 74 6 days ago
France's best-known rock star Johnny Hallyday has died aged 74 after a battle with lung cancer, his wife Laeticia said on Wednesday.
Renowned French writer Jean D'Ormesson is dead at 92 -World News
Renowned French writer Jean D'Ormesson is dead at 92 7 days ago
France loves its intellectuals and writers as perhaps no other country does, and one of its favourites has died. Jean D’Ormesson, once the youngest member of the Academie Française, passed away early Tuesday at the age of 92.
Saleh killing increasesYemen chaos -World News
Saleh killing increasesYemen chaos 7 days ago
Yemen's Houthi rebels on Tuesday moved to strengthen their grip on the capital, Sana’a, after the death of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
France's Macron visits Algeria Wednesday -World News
France's Macron visits Algeria Wednesday 7 days ago
French President Emmanuel Macron will be in Algeria on Wednesday for a one-day visit. The aim of his first visit to Algiers as head of state is to "reshape" the relationship between the two countries.
Paris police dismantle Airbnb prostitution ring  -World News
Paris police dismantle Airbnb prostitution ring 7 days ago
Three men have been arrested in Paris for running a prostitution ring in one of the capital’s most upmarket neighbourhoods.
French enjoy longest retirement in the developed world -World News
French enjoy longest retirement in the developed world 7 days ago
French pensioners enjoy the longest retirement in the developed world and also have some of the highest revenues, a study by the OECD economic think tank showed on Tuesday.
France launches its first guide for refugees -World News
France launches its first guide for refugees 7 days ago
A guide has been launched in France to help facilitate the lives of refugees who have been granted asylum there.
Football accused being 'institutionally racist' over lack of black managers -World News
Football accused being 'institutionally racist' over lack of black managers 7 days ago
Pressure is growing on English football to increase the number of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) coaches in the sport, after former Queens Park Rangers manager Chris Ramsey accused it of being "institutionally racist".
Hariri to return to Paris for Lebanon crisis talks -World News
Hariri to return to Paris for Lebanon crisis talks 7 days ago
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri will attend talks in Paris Friday on the crisis triggered by his recent resignation announcement to be attended by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, France said Tuesday.
Autopsy finds no foul play as brothers fight over Marquesa's fortune -World News
Autopsy finds no foul play as brothers fight over Marquesa's fortune 7 days ago
The preliminary findings of an autopsy on a wealthy Spanish woman living in France show no evidence of foul play, prosecutors in the French Basque country announced on Monday. The death of the Marquesa de Moratalla brought to a head a 20-year battle...
French 'dandy' writer Jean d'Ormesson dies aged 92 -World News
French 'dandy' writer Jean d'Ormesson dies aged 92 7 days ago
Jean d'Ormesson who was a member of the Académie Française, former head of conservative daily newspaper Le Figaro, aristocrat and prolific author, died on Tuesday of a heart attack in Neuilly-sur-Seine, west of Paris.
Lebanon's Hariri to return to France Friday after withdrawing resignation -World News
Lebanon's Hariri to return to France Friday after withdrawing resignation 7 days ago
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is to come to Paris on Friday for a meeting about his country, France announced on Tuesday shortly after Hariri withdrew his resignation, announced in Saudi Arabia on 4 November.
France's 'prince of letters' Jean d'Ormesson dies aged 92 -World News
France's 'prince of letters' Jean d'Ormesson dies aged 92 7 days ago
Jean d'Ormesson, an aristocrat and prolific author who was among France's most popular intellectuals, died early Tuesday, his daughter told AFP. He was 92.
Corsica airport shooting leaves one man dead and two injured -World News
Corsica airport shooting leaves one man dead and two injured 7 days ago
One man was killed and two people were injured on Tuesday in a shooting at an airport on the French island of Corsica, emergency service workers told AFP.
Hmong face military in Laos jungle in fallout from Vietnam war -World News
Hmong face military in Laos jungle in fallout from Vietnam war 7 days ago
Deep in the jungle in Laos, a small group of people tries to survive against all odds. Surrounded by Lao military camps, men, women and children keep themselves alive by eating roots and leaves and an occasional gibbon. They live in makeshift tents...