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After Turkey attacks Syria, detained IS women await 'deliverance'

In a dusty camp in northeastern Syria, Umm Osama says she hopes a deadly Turkish offensive against her Kurdish jailers will allow Islamic State group supporters like her to escape.

Five men a week: Women spoilt for choice in new TV dating shows

Cannes - Women have never had the stakes stacked more in their favour in the television dating game, with a plethora of new shows turning gender tropes upside down.

French FM holds Iraq talks on IS prisoners in Syria

Baghdad - France's top diplomat held talks in Baghdad on Thursday on transferring foreign jihadists from northern Syria for trial in Iraq after a Turkish offensive triggered fears of mass jailbreaks.

Dior apologises for China map excluding Taiwan

Bejing - Luxury brand Dior has become the latest company to apologise to China over a perceived insult to national sovereignty, saying Thursday it "cherishes the feelings of the Chinese people".

France, Germany break impasse on arms exports

Toulouse - France and Germany agreed Wednesday on an accord governing the export of jointly developed weapons and defence equipment, removing a key stumbling block to their development of next-generation tanks and fighter jets.

French court hands 5-year term to mother who kept baby in car boot

Tulle - A French appeals court on Wednesday sentenced a woman to five years in prison for having kept her baby daughter hidden for nearly two years, mainly in the maggot-infested boot of her car.

Macron, Merkel meet to harmonise positions before EU summit

Paris - France's Emmanuel Macron will hold talks Wednesday with Germany's Angela Merkel for the second time in a week to chart a united front on issues ranging from Brexit to Syria ahead of this week's EU summit.

School trip hijab clash sparks new secularism row in France

Paris - A new row over secularism and the wearing of the Islamic hijab in public buildings has erupted in France after a far-right politician asked a woman accompanying her son and other children on a school trip to remove her headscarf.

French police hold five over deadly knife attack

Paris - French police on Monday detained five people linked to a radicalised employee at the Paris police headquarters who killed four colleagues in a knife attack earlier this month, sources said.

France's troubled rightwing Republicans elect new leader

Paris - France's rightwing Republicans (LR) on Sunday elected Christian Jacob, the current head of the troubled party's parliamentary group, to steer them to municipal elections in March.

Macron, Merkel call for end to Turkish offensive in Syria

Paris - The leaders of France and Germany called Sunday for an end to Turkey's offensive against Kurds in northern Syria, warning of dire humanitarian consequences and a boost for the Islamic State group.

France 'worried' after nearly 800 IS relatives escape Syrian camp

Paris - France said Sunday it was "worried" after Kurdish authorities reported that hundreds of relatives of foreign jihadists had escaped from a displacement camp in northern Syria in an area under Turkish assault.

Thousands in Europe march against Turkey's Syria offensive

Paris - Thousands of people, some shouting "Erdogan terrorist", took to the streets of Paris and other European cities on Saturday in protest at the Turkish assault on Kurds in Syria.

Thousands in Europe march against Turkey's Syria offensive

Paris - Thousands of people, some shouting "Erdogan terrorist", took to the streets of Paris and other European cities on Saturday in protest at the Turkish assault on Kurds in Syria.

Dutch police arrest 130 climate protesters in Amsterdam

Den Haag - Dutch police on Saturday arrested 130 climate change protesters who blocked a main bridge in central Amsterdam as Extinction Rebellion activists disrupted traffic in front of the French parliament in Paris.

Scotland releases man mistaken for French murder suspect

Glasgow - Scotland's police on Saturday released a man after he was mistaken for a French fugitive wanted for killing his wife and four children eight years ago.

French police arrest suspected family killer in Scotland

Paris - French police searching for a man on the run since allegedly killing his wife and children eight years ago arrested a suspect Friday in Scotland in connection with the case, an informed source said.

Blow to Macron as his EU top job pick sent home

Apo - European lawmakers on Thursday voted overwhelmingly against approving the candidacy of Sylvie Goulard, French President Emmanuel Macron's choice to join the European Commission as a top official.

Six months on, Notre-Dame's rebirth still years away

Paris - One day after the blaze that scarred Notre-Dame, President Emmanuel Macron addressed a nation in shock at the damage to one of its great cultural landmarks, with a promise that rang as clearly as the peal of the cathedral's bells.

New Nissan CEO brings global outlook but faces uphill task

Apo - Nissan's new chief executive Makoto Uchida is an insider with a global outlook, but he faces an uphill struggle to right the Japanese automaker still reeling from the Carlos Ghosn scandal.

Time is money: Paris thief swipes $840k watch from Japanese man's wrist

Paris - A Japanese man who stepped out of his Paris hotel for a cigarette was robbed of his $840,000 Swiss watch by a thief who snatched it off his wrist, police sources said Tuesday.

Crisis-hit Nissan names China unit head Makoto Uchida as new CEO

Kitakata - Crisis-hit Japanese automaker Nissan on Tuesday named Makoto Uchida as new chief executive, elevating the insider currently heading the firm's China unit as it overhauls its leadership after the Carlos Ghosn scandal.

Macron vows 'unrelenting fight' against Islamist terror after police killings

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron Tuesday vowed an "unrelenting fight" against Islamist extremists at a memorial ceremony for four Paris police staff stabbed to death last week by a colleague who had converted to a radical version of Islam.

Macron vows 'unrelenting fight' against Islamist terror

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron vowed an "unrelenting fight" against Islamist extremists on Tuesday as he paid tribute to the four Paris police staff stabbed to death last week by a radicalised colleague.

Global climate 'rebellion' sees mass arrests and blocked roads

New York - Climate protesters from Sydney to New York blocked roads Monday, sparking hundreds of arrests, as two weeks of civil disobedience demanding immediate action to save the Earth from "extinction" kicked off.

Global Extinction Rebellion protests begin in Australia

Sydney - Extinction Rebellion activists began gathering in cities across Australia and New Zealand on Monday to kick off a fortnight of global civil disobedience demanding governments take urgent action on climate change.

Tens of thousands protest French IVF law for single women, lesbians

Paris - Tens of thousands gathered in Paris on Sunday to protest the government's plan to let single women and lesbians become pregnant with fertility treatments, the country's first major social reform since France legalised gay marriage in 2013.

French to protest pro-IVF law for single women, lesbians

Paris - Thousands of people prepared to descend on Paris on Sunday to protest a government plan to let single women and lesbians become pregnant with fertility treatments, the first major social reform since France legalised gay marriage in 2013.

Paris police attacker had 'radical vision of Islam'

Paris - A staffer at Paris police headquarters who stabbed four colleagues to death in a frenzied attack adhered to "a radical vision of Islam", an anti-terror prosecutor said Saturday, amid a gathering political storm over security safeguards.

Paris police attacker had 'radical vision of Islam'

Paris - A staffer at Paris police headquarters who stabbed four colleagues to death seems to have adhered to "a radical vision of Islam", anti-terror prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said Saturday.
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