A French woman celebrated on Thursday her 20th year in Saudi Arabia, reported Al Arabiya News Channel. Originally from Paris, Marjuite Bastermadjan chose to live in the kingdom after she married a Syrian man and converted to Islam, a religion she called “clean, pure and true.” The French citizen, who moved...
Joachim Gauck and his French counterpart Francois Hollande will make a historic visit on Wednesday to a ghost village in west-central France where 642 people were massacred by Nazi soldiers in one of the worst atrocities during World War II. Gauck is the first German leader to visit Oradour-sur-Glane, where...
French President François Hollande said Friday that the UK parliamentary vote against taking military action in Syria would not affect France’s will to act alongside the United States in “punishing“ Syria for an alleged chemical weapons attack. France has not changed its position on a possible military intervention in Syria,...
At least six people died and dozens others were injured when a packed commuter train derailed at a station in the Paris suburb of Brétigny-sur-Orge on Friday evening, in what is France’s deadliest train crash in 25 years. Six people died and several dozen were injured when a packed commuter...
France has reacted with indignation to EU Commission head José Manuel Barroso’s accusation that countries – such as France – are “reactionary” for wanting to keep cultural subsidies off the table in forthcoming free trade talks with the US. The French media on Wednesday accused European Commission President José Manuel...
A pregnant Muslim woman who was allegedly attacked in the suburbs of Paris by two ‘skinheads’ for wearing an Islamic face veil has suffered a miscarriage, it was reported on Tuesday. A young pregnant Muslim woman, who was allegedly attacked in the street for wearing a veil has lost her...
It is an odd sight: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is wearing a jacket and tie, but no shoes. Then again, if you have not stepped outside Ecuador's London embassy for a year, shoes are largely pointless. In an interview with AFP to mark this strange anniversary, the man behind the...
France’s conservatives have chosen tough-talking moderate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet as their candidate in the Paris mayoral election in 2014, when Socialist Bertrand Delanoë stands down. Former energy and ecology minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet will represent France’s conservative UMP party in the 2014 mayoral election in Paris, members decided on Monday in a primary poll. Kosciusko-Morizet, who is...
France’s justice minister has said she supports land reform in the country’s overseas territories to help the descendents of slaves, two days after President Hollande declared reparations for slavery impossible. Justice Minister Christiane Taubira has called on the French government to consider ways to redistribute land in its Caribbean overseas territories to...
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday after an appeals court in Milan upheld his conviction for tax fraud in a case involving his media company, Mediaset.  A Milan appeals court upheld former prime minister and centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi’s four-year sentence...
Paris-The city of Paris is to begin an experiment this April using sheep as a replacement for lawnmowers. Ultimately, it may result in some of the French capital’s most famous parks and open spaces being tended by sheep rather than mechanical means. Under the scheme, designated “Eco-paturage” — meaning ‘ecopasture’...