Keyword: French

Minister rebukes Franco-Swiss company over Trump wall comment

French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault intervened after LafargeHolcim's boss said he was prepared to supply materials forUS/Mexico wall.

French air traffic controllers to strike

Four-day strike over hours and conditions, called by the UNSA union, will lead to cancelled flights between Monday 6th and Friday March 10th.

English versus French tensions in Cameroon turn deadly

Teachers join strike led by lawyers over official use of French in English-speaking part of the country where ten were killed in demonstrations.

2016 a poor year for French cinema abroad

Figures show French-made films sold 34 million tickets abroad last year, a fall of 70 percent compared to 111.4 million in 2015, a bumper year.

French citizen among victims of Turkish nightclub shooting

Foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said a woman with French and Tunisian dual citizenship died in deadly attack in Istanbul early on Sunday.

Hollande to visit French troops in Iraq Monday

In last New Year message of presidency, Hollande also paid tribute to those killed in terror attacks this year, including the 86 who died in Nice.

France, Germany to share military facilities post Brexit

Paris and Berlin announce plans to share air base and transport planes, probably at Orléans in central France, as part of a closer defence policy.

French poet Yves Bonnefoy dies

The 93-year-old wrote 100 books and was also a translator known for his French versions of Shakespeare's plays and the poetry of John Donne.

French astrophysicist who discovered Neptune's rings dies at 73

André Brahic was an expert on the solar system who in 1984 launched a programme which led to discovery of three of the planet's rings.

Top French fashion brands set to become Chinese-owned

Sandro, Maje and Claudie Pierlot’s parent company announces deal that underlines growing Chinese presence in French fashion industry.

French minister compares veil wearers to 'negroes who accepted slavery'

Laurence Rossignol sparked a row after she appeared on French TV and criticised fashion brands that market hijabs as 'irresponsible'.

Dutch police arrest French citizen over 'terror attack plans'

The 32-year-old was arrested in Holland at the request of the French authorities and is suspected of planning attacks in France.

French prime minister calls for tighter border security

Manuel Valls urged extra vigilance to stop people entering Europe on false passports as IS has 'stolen a large number of passports in Syria'.

French PM says 600-plus people have left France for Syria or Iraq

Figures show little let-up in numbers joining Islamic State despite bombing of IS strongholds and crackdown by authorities within France.

French, Belgian police in Brussels raids over Paris terror attacks

Three officers were reportedly wounded in shoot-out during raid to arrest November 13th Paris attacks suspects, while at least two men fled the scene.