France

Balotelli rails against alleged racist insults from Bastia fans

Italian football star Mario Balotelli has reacted on social media after claiming to be racially abused by Bastia fans in a French Ligue 1 match on Friday.

French airlines and tour operators expanding their services to Croatia

French low-cost airlines Volotea and Transavia and online travel agency Karavel plan to expand their services to Croatia this year, the Croatian Tourism Ministry said on Friday.

Boris Johnson compares French president to WWII prison guard

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Wednesday compared Francois Hollande to a World War II prison guard after warnings by the French president that Britain could be punished in Brexit...

France braces for cold; nearly all homes reconnected after windstorm

France was bracing for a cold snap on Sunday and preparing for a surge in power demand just days after a windstorm knocked out electricity for some 330,000 homes.

Diplomats call for direct talks on two-state solution in Middle East

Diplomats from nearly 70 countries called for a two-state solution in the Middle East in a joint statement Sunday, encouraging the Israelis and Palestinians to achieve peace by pursuing direct...

More than 32,000 without power in France following violent wind storm

Approximately 32,500 homes in France were without electricity on Saturday morning following a strong wind storm, a spokesman for electricity provider Enedis said.

Six charged in Kardashian West jewellery heist case in Paris

Six people were handed preliminary charges Friday in the armed robbery of reality television and social media celebrity Kim Kardashian West, the Paris prosecutor's office said.

Serbia requests Haradinaj's urgent extradition

Serbia on Friday announced that it will not withdraw its request for the extradition of former Kosovo prime minister and commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army Ramush Haradinaj, who was released...

Africa-France summit opens in Mali amidst strong security

French and African foreign ministers opened a summit in Mali on Friday to strengthen their cooperation on economic and security issues.

Wind storm knocks out power for hundreds of thousands in France

A fierce wind storm that struck France late Thursday and early Friday knocked out power for more than 330,000 people, electricity provider Enedis said.

France's Le Pen visits Trump Tower - but doesn't meet with Trump

French far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen did not meet Thursday with president-elect Donald Trump during a stop in Trump Tower in New York.

Netanyahu slams planned Paris Middle East conference as 'rigged'

A Middle East peace conference planned in Paris at the weekend is "rigged" slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, calling it the "last gasp of the past before the future...

Billionaire art dealer acquitted in French tax fraud case

A French court on Thursday acquitted Guy Wildenstein, the billionaire art dealer and businessman, in a tax fraud case over trusts holding millions of euros worth of assets.

Belgium charges two new suspects for 2015 Paris terrorist attack

Belgian authorities have charged two new suspects with providing assistance in the lead up to the November 2015 Paris terrorist attack, the Belgian federal prosecutor's office said in a statement...

Airbus sets record with 2016 commercial aircraft deliveries

Airbus delivered a record 688 commercial aircraft in 2016 on the back of strong operational performance and a robust market, the airline manufacturer said Wednesday.