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Five held in France for urging attacks on G7 police

Biarritz - French authorities arrested five people for encouraging attacks on a hotel slated to accommodate police during this weekend's G7 summit, sources said Tuesday, as more than 13,000 members of the security forces prepared to deploy for the event.

French model tycoon at heart of Epstein scandal accusations

Paris - A formerly powerful French modelling tycoon has emerged as a key figure in the scandal surrounding US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who committed suicide in jail while facing charges of sexually trafficking minors.

Glitzy French resort braces for G7 lockdown

Biarritz - Surfers must stay out of the Atlantic waves, tourists will have to keep away from gleaming beaches at the height of the summer season and locals risk being unable to access the city centre.

Google, Facebook, Amazon decry French digital tax as 'discriminatory'

Washington - American tech giants Amazon, Facebook and Google joined forces on Monday to decry the French digital tax as retroactive and discriminatory.

Putin, Macron spar over 'yellow vest' protests

Bormes-les-mimosas - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday vowed to prevent the emergence of any mass demonstrations in Moscow like the "yellow vest" anti-government protests that erupted in France late last year.

Macron says 'real opportunity' for peace in Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday there was a "real opportunity" for peace in Ukraine following the election of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Macron presses Putin for Ukraine progress ahead of G7

Bormes-les-mimosas - French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday hosts Vladimir Putin for a rare bilateral visit by the Russian strongman to a major EU power, seeking to press the Kremlin to help end the conflict in Ukraine.

French hiker missing in Italy nine days found dead

Policastro Bussentino - The body of a French hiker who disappeared nine days ago south of Naples was found Sunday, local Italian authorities said.

Ukraine peace the prize as Macron hosts Putin

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron will attempt to convince Russia to accept Ukraine's overtures of dialogue when he meets Vladimir Putin for talks on Monday ahead of a G7 summit.

French waiter shot dead for being 'too slow with sandwich'

Bobigny - A customer shot a waiter dead at an eatery on the outskirts of Paris, apparently enraged at being made to wait for a sandwich, a source close to the investigation said Saturday.

Parents claim body of Franco-Irish teen found dead in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - The grief-stricken parents of a Franco-Irish teen found dead in Malaysia after she disappeared from a rainforest resort claimed her body Friday, police said, following an autopsy that showed no signs of foul play.

French triathlete 'treated for heatstroke' in Tokyo: report

Apo - French triathlete Cassandre Beaugrand was taken to hospital with suspected heatstroke after an Olympic test event Thursday, according to Japanese news agency Kyodo, despite organisers cutting the run to 5km due to stifling heat in Tokyo.

Russia releases French banker from jail into house arrest

Moscow - A Moscow court on Thursday released French banker Philippe Delpal from jail into house arrest, days before a summit between the Russian and French presidents.

Macron honours 'spirit of resistance' in WWII Provence landings

Saint-rapha - President Emmanuel Macron saluted Thursday a French army "that emerged from the shadows and exile" during the Allied landings on the Mediterranean coast 75 years ago, praising the sacrifices made by fighters from France's former colonies in Africa.

Starvation likely killed Franco-Irish teen in Malaysia, no sign foul play

Seremban - A Franco-Irish teen who disappeared from a Malaysian resort likely starved and died of internal bleeding after about a week in the jungle, with no immediate sign of foul play, police said Thursday.

'No suspicion of foul play' in Franco-Irish teen's death: Malaysian police

Seremban - A vulnerable Franco-Irish teen who disappeared from a Malaysian rainforest resort died from internal bleeding due to starvation and stress, and there is no suspicion of foul play, police said Thursday.

Notre-Dame cathedral 'still at risk of collapse' after fire

Paris - Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris is still at risk of collapse after being gutted by a fire in April, with more stonework falling during the recent heatwave in the French capital, the government said on Wednesday.

Secret Russia weapon project: gamechanger or PR stunt?

Paris - A deadly explosion at a Russian testing site has focused attention on President Vladimir Putin's bid to build a nuclear-powered missile that the Kremlin hopes would give Moscow the edge in a new arms race.

Franco-Irish girl's family mourn 'unbearable' loss as autopsy performed

Seremban - Malaysian authorities on Wednesday conducted a post-mortem examination on the body of a Franco-Irish teen found in the jungle after she disappeared from a resort, as her family mourned the "unbearable" loss.

Paris urges Putin to reply to Ukraine 'offers' ahead of Macron talks

Paris - France hopes President Vladimir Putin will respond positively to moves by his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky to end the five-year-old conflict in the country's east, a French presidency official said Tuesday.

Body of Franco-Irish teen found in Malaysia jungle

Seremban - The naked body of a vulnerable Franco-Irish teen who disappeared from a Malaysian resort was found in a jungle ravine Tuesday after a 10-day search involving a hundreds-strong team.

Malaysian shamans help in jungle hunt for missing teen

Seremban - Shamans conducted rituals in the Malaysian jungle Monday in the latest bid to find a missing Franco-Irish teen, as her family offered a reward for information leading to the girl’s return.

From D-Day beaches to the Champs-Elysees

Paris - It took less than three months of fighting from the Allied troop landings on France's Normandy beaches for Paris to be liberated from the Nazis, whose surrender in 1945 ended World War II in Europe.

AFP established in tumult of 1944 Paris uprising

Paris - Agence France-Presse was created in the tumult of World War II by a band of journalists who stormed a pro-Nazi newsroom and took over as Paris was in revolt.

75 years ago, Paris freed from Nazi occupation

Paris - In August 1944 ordinary Parisians rose up, led by resistance fighters supported by workers, women and even priests to throw off the Nazi yoke after four years.

Frenchman charged over deadly boat accident in Greece

Athens - A French man was charged in Greece on Sunday over a boat accident that left two dead and another person seriously injured, state TV ERT reported.

Hundreds search in Malaysia for missing teen despite major holiday

Seremban - A hunt for a Franco-Irish teen who disappeared from a Malaysian resort stretched into a second week Sunday, with hundreds of people scouring the jungle despite it being a major Muslim holiday.

French industry hits the beach to woo future recruits

Deauville - A few steps from the sea in the Normandy resort of Deauville, a group of curious holidaymakers in flip-flops and beach garb pepper a technician with questions as he extols the capabilities of a cutting-edge 3D modelling machine.

Missing teen's mother thanks Malaysia search team

Seremban - The mother of a Franco-Irish teenager who went missing from a Malaysian rainforest resort fought back tears Saturday as she thanked the hundreds-strong team hunting for the schoolgirl.

Restart of Notre-Dame restoration pushed back to August 19

Paris - Renovation work at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris could resume on August 19, a government official said Friday, after the clean-up was halted last month over fears that workers could be exposed to lead poisoning.
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