Dismay in French Caribbean as Paris court dismisses pesticide case
Judges in Paris considering a case involving use of banned pesticide chlordecone in Martinique and Guadeloupe ruled that it’s too hard to determine who’s to blame for acts committed so long ago.
Macron to overhaul France's struggling health care system
French president Emmanuel Macron has announced an overhaul of France’s struggling health system, including new funding methods for doctors and hospitals, more hiring and other organizational changes.
Minister unveils sweeping plans to overhaul France's justice system
The recruitment of judges, simplifying the penal procedure, modernising civil law and the crisis in French prisons are just some of the contentious topics covered in justice minister Éric Dupond-Moretti's planned reforms.
Prosecutors call for France’s former spy chief to stand trial
Bernard Squarcini and ten others await magistrates’ decision on hearing charges including influence peddling and forgery.
Ukraine set to get French scout ‘tanks’
Ukraine is getting AMX-10RC armored vehicles from French stocks; the six-wheel AMX-10RC with its 105-millimeter gun looks like a tank, but without the tracks.
Iran warns France over ‘insulting’ ayatollah cartoons
The satirical weekly published dozens of caricatures depicting Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei being stoned by naked women or hung by the hair of unveiled women.
France’s bakers to get tax leeway to offset soaring energy bills
Many bakers producing France's famous baguettes and croissants say they risk going under after energy and crop prices have surged in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Next day postal delivery goes digital in France
Anyone wanting to send a simple letter will now be invited to write directly on the La Poste website for their document to then be printed and delivered the next day.
France signals flexibility in face of pension reform resistance
Prime minister Élisabeth Borne told French radio that raising the age of retirement to 65 was "not set in stone".
Burkina Faso's military junta asks France to recall ambassador
The move comes less than two weeks after the United Nations’ resident and humanitarian coordinator in Burkina Faso, Barbara Manzi, was also declared persona non grata.