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World to miss 2020 climate 'turning point': analysis

Paris - The world is on course to miss its "best chance" of preventing runaway climate change by ensuring global greenhouse gas emissions peak in 2020, researchers warned Tuesday.

AFP to cut 95 jobs, CEO says, scaling back initial 125 target

Paris - Agence France-Presse will cut 95 jobs over the next five years, 30 fewer than announced in October, without affecting targeted savings, CEO Fabrice Fries said Monday.

Michelin boosts female chefs in 2019 guide

Paris - An unprecedented number of restaurants run by female chefs won plaudits in the new French edition of the Michelin food guide released Monday, as the guardians of haute cuisine sought to address a glaring gender imbalance.

Fashion rolls up for Dior's chic strongwoman circus

Paris - Italian designer Maria Grazia Chiuri took Christian Dior to the circus Monday with arguably her most sublime collection for the Paris haute couture label.

France summons Italian envoy over Di Maio Africa comments

Paris - France has summoned Italy's ambassador to protest against comments by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio, who accused Paris of continuing to colonise Africa and causing people to migrate from the continent, a government source told AFP.

France summons Italian envoy over Di Maio Africa comments

Paris - France has summoned Italy's ambassador to protest about comments by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio, who accused Paris of continuing to colonise Africa and causing people to migrate from the continent, a government source told AFP.

Four on trial in Paris over horsemeat scandal

Paris - Four people went on trial in Paris on Monday over a 2013 meat scandal in Europe that saw millions of meals withdrawn from supermarket shelves after they were found to contain horse instead of beef.

Two dead, 25 hurt in French ski resort fire

Lyon - Two people died Sunday and 25 more were injured, four seriously, in a fire at the ski resort of Courchevel in the French Alps, officials said.

Macron's rebound strategy tested as 'yellow vests' hold 10th protest

Paris - France's "yellow vests" took to the streets Saturday for a 10th straight weekend of anti-government protests, despite attempts by President Emmanuel Macron to channel their anger into a series of town hall debates.

Macron's debate put to test as 'yellow vests' stage tenth protest

Paris - France's "yellow vests" took to the streets on Saturday for a 10th straight weekend of anti-government protests, defying attempts by President Emmanuel Macron to channel their anger into a series of town hall debates.

Macron ex-aide Benalla charged over diplomatic passports

Paris - A former top security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron who was at the heart of a scandal this summer was charged Friday with illegal use of diplomatic passports.

French police under fire as 'yellow vests' casualty toll mounts

Paris - Twenty years ago Jean-Marc Michaud was a paratrooper who proudly marched with the army down the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on France's national holiday.

Wife of Chinese ex-Interpol chief seeks asylum in France: reports

Lyon - The wife of the former Chinese Interpol chief being held in his home country on corruption charges has applied for asylum in France, media reports said Friday.

Same old elite? Macron's 'revolution' fails with fed up French

Paris - Jean-Baptiste Moreau, a farmer who splits his time between parliament and his cow sheds, thought he would be part of the solution to France's political problems when he was elected.

France to try 14 people over Jan 2015 Paris attacks: judicial source

Paris - French anti-terror judges have recommended that 14 people be tried in connection with the January 2015 jihadist attacks in and around Paris, a judicial source told AFP Friday.

Rising French rap star MHD charged with murder over deadly gang brawl

Paris - French rapper MHD, who shot to fame with a catchy blend of west African music and southern US-style hip-hop, has been charged with murder over a brawl that led to a youth's death, in the latest case to rock the French rap scene.

WADA say 'successfully retrieved' doping data from Moscow lab

Paris - WADA said Thursday that they have "successfully retrieved" data from the Moscow laboratory at the heart of Russia's state-sponsored doping scandal which involved more than 1,000 athletes and 30 sports.

French rapper MHD charged with murder over deadly fight in Paris

Paris - French rapper MHD was on Thursday charged with murder over a fight that led to the death of a young man in July, his lawyer said in a statement.

Get your act together: Key anti-Brexit campaigner tells MPs

Paris - Gina Miller may be one of Britain's most prominent anti-Brexit campaigners, but even her enemies agree with her on one point: the woeful inability of British politicians to find a way out of this mess.

France will stay 'militarily engaged' in Mideast in 2019: Macron

Toulouse - France will remain "militarily engaged" in the Middle East through 2019 despite the announced US withdrawal from the coalition fighting Islamic State jihadists in Syria, President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday.
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