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Canadian set to be new Air France boss despite union opposition

Canadian Ben Smith looks set to be named the new CEO of Air France, despite trade union opposition to a foreigner heading the national carrier. Smith …

Air Canada

Rodin gift to Monet sold for 108,000 euros

A small sculpture given by Auguste Rodin to Claude Monet was sold at auction in Cannes on Wednesday for 108,000 euros. The two 19th-century artists …

France

Djokovic beats stomoach bug as Mugaruza loses in Cincinnati

Novak Djokovic battled a stomach bug during a three-set victory against Adrian Mannarino.<p>The reigning Wimbledon champion won 4-6 6-2 6-1 to progress …

Atleti beat Real in Madrid Super Cup clash

Saul Niguez and Koke scored in extra time as Atletico Madrid fought back to beat Spanish capital rivals Real Madrid 4-2 and win the Uefa Super Cup in …

France opens inquiry into Genoa bridge collapse

Four French nationals are reported dead in the Genoa bridge collapse, the foreign affairs ministry has announced, leading the authorities to open an …

Emergency Medicine

Marikana massacre police were not in danger, report

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has published a new report into the killing of 34 striking miners on the 16 August 2012.The South African …

African press review 16 August 2018

Have Ethiopian Airlines missed the runway in their bid to land the job of setting up and managing Nigeria's new national carrier? Is Nigeria on the …

Africa

French press review 16 August 2018

The Genoa bridge disaster continues to dominate the French front pages, as the search for survivors continues.<p>The French papers continue to focus on …

Cambodia opposition cries foul as ruling party takes all seats in election

Cambodia's National Election Committee has confirmed the ruling party's clean sweep of last month's election. The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won …

Lisbon Web Summit cancels Marine Le Pen invite after outcry

Organisers of what claims to be the world's largest technology conference have cancelled an invitation to French far-right leader Marine Le Pen to …

Europe

France to accept 60 migrants as Aquarius docks in Malta

The migrant-rescue ship <i>Aquarius</i> docked in Malta on Wednesday afternoon following an agreement by France and four other European countries to take in …

Emmanuel Macron

Croatian star Mandzukic retires from international football

Croatian World Cup hero and star striker Mario Mandzukic has announced his retirement from international football.<p>“I think the time has come for me …

Soccer

Alonso to retire from Formula One

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso said he will retire from Formula One at the end of the 2018 season. “After 17 wonderful years in this amazing …

Motor Racing

French cities offer help after Genoa bridge collapse

French cities have offered help and condolences to the city of Genoa after the collapse of a road bridge cost at least 38 lives. The Italian …

Emmanuel Macron

Rescuers search for survivors after deadly Italy bridge collapse

Italian rescuers on Wednesday continued their search for survivors after the collapse of a motorway bridge in the northern city of Genoa, in which at …

France

African press review 15 August 2018

Is South Sudan planning to let all war crimes suspects off the hook? How the war in eastern DRC is helping the spread of Ebola. More jobs are to be …

Africa

French press review 15 August 2018

The Genoa bridge disaster dominates the French front pages, even if very little is known about the causes of the collapse. In the absence of real …

English Premier League

England cricketer Stokes not guilty of affray

The England cricketer Ben Stokes was found not guilty of affray in a unanimous decision by a jury after less than three hours of deliberation at the …

Cricket

Syria says refugees can return - but to what?

Syrian government officials vowed on Monday to ensure the safe return of refugees to the country, while urging Western countries to help by lifting …

Middle East

Asylum-seeker injures 4 in knife attack in south-west France

A 19-year-old Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested after stabbing four people in a drunken attack in the French south-western town of Périgueux. …

Extremism

Malta to allow Aquarius migrant boat to dock

Malta on Tuesday said it would allow the rescue boat <i>Aquarius</i> to dock with the 141 migrants it has picked up in the Mediterranean. Earlier political …

French Government

Body found where German disappeared in French floods

The body of a man has been found in a stream near a campsite in the south of France where a 66-year-old German man disappeared during storms last …

Floods

African press review 14 August 2018

Zimbabwe's president wants the country to move on from post-election violence. The South Sudan peace negotiations enter their final and most delicate …

Africa

French press review 14 August 2018

The French are eating differently. Some rich supporters of the move to take Britain out of the EU are stashing their cash in Europe. Is the Turkish …

Andrew Brunson

Serena Williams back from Konta thrashing with comfortable win

Serena Williams returned from the worst loss of her career two weeks ago, to thrash Daria Gavrilova 6-1 6-2 in the first round of the Cincinnati …

Tennis

Fabrice Miguet dies from Ulster GP crash injuries

French motorcyclist Fabrice Miguet has died following a crash at last weekend's Ulster Grand Prix.<p>The 49-year-old was being kept on life support …

Isle of Man TT

China rejects accusations of internment camps in Xinjiang

The Chinese authorities on Monday rejected a UN panel's allegations that it is detaining one million Uighurs from the Muslim-majority Xinjuang …

Human Rights

French minister joins call to save Ukrainian filmmaker from Russian jail

French Culture Minister Françoise Nyssen has joined over 100 actors and cinema directors in a call to free Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who has …

France

Air France shares fall after new strike threat

Shares in Air France slumped on Monday morning after a pilots' union leader threatened new strikes if the company's new boss refuses to negotiate a …

Indian confesses to killing, chopping up French lover

An Indian student has confessed to killing a 68-year-old French tourist and dismembering his body, police in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu …

Tamil Nadu