France

Why does Emmanuel Macron’s presidential approval rating keep falling?

PARIS — At home and abroad, the name Emmanuel Macron elicits vastly different reactions.<p>In many countries, the 39-year-old French president remains a symbol of youthful dynamism, a darling of social democrats shocked by Brexit and the ascent of Donald Trump. But in France, the man whose landslide …

World News

French designer in costly dispute over Pitt-Jolie chateau

PARIS (AP) — A French lighting designer has won a $600,000 court ruling in a dispute with Brad Pitt over a grandiose re-design of the chateau in Provence that he and Angelina Jolie shared.<p>But designer Odile Soudant isn't stopping there. She says her business went under because of Pitt's refusal to …

Celebrity News

Quiet Epidemic of Suicide Claims France’s Farmers

KERLÉGO, France — A dairy farmer, Jean-Pierre Le Guelvout, once kept 66 cows at a thriving estate in southern Brittany. But falling milk prices, accumulating debts, depression and worries about his heath in middle age became too much to bear.<p>Just 46, Mr. Le Guelvout shot himself in the heart in a …

News

Police say cannot rule out that suspect in Barcelona attacks may have crossed to France | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Aug 20, 2017 10:00 pm | Updated Date: Aug 20, 2017 …

Europe

Barcelona van attack suspect may have crossed into France - police - Europe - RFI

Spanish police said security operations were under way in Catalonia and on the French border as they try to find Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, who they believe is the only one of 12 suspects still at large.<p>Others have been arrested, shot by police or killed in an explosion at a house in …

Terrorism

The summer of Brigitte

PARIS — If the spring of 2017 was all about Emmanuel Macron and his rise to power, it was his wife Brigitte who owned the summer.<p>From a controversy …

European News

Eagles Of Death Metal May Never Play Bataclan Horror Song Again

Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes doesn’t know if the band will perform their song “Kiss The Devil” ever again, because it was the one they …

Eagles of Death Metal

Neymar & the Parc des Princes: Brazil star already has a special relationship with PSG fans

Two weeks after arriving in France, the world's most expensive footballer will finally have his chance to impress on the field for his adoring public<p>Neymar was presented to the Paris Saint-Germain fans with incredible pomp. There was a DJ, a podium, fireworks and tifo in his image. No expense was …

Soccer

The Perfect 3-Day Weekend in Toulouse

Paris will always be a French classic. But if there’s anything we’ve learned over our decade of visiting France and our year of calling this country …

Paris

French conman arrested in Ukraine - Europe - RFI

French judicial sources and a lawyer for Gilbert Chikli, a 51-year-old Frenchman, said an extradition hearing would be held on Sunday after he was detained along with a French-Israeli man on Friday.<p>His arrest was initially reported by the French news weekly Le Point.<p>Chikli is the alleged mastermind …

European News

Technology: Macron thinks big in his vision for French unicorns

Last summer Michael Amar, a serial entrepreneur and investor, met Emmanuel Macron at a private networking event at the British Embassy in Paris. Mr …

Startups

Marseille - Angers en Direct | Résultats

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Sport

Catalonia Police Chief: Barcelona Attack Suspect May Be in France

Officials in Spain believe that the individual who drove the van that plowed into a crowd of people in Barcelona last week could have made his way into France. “We don't have any specific information on this but it cannot be ruled out,” Catalonia Police Chief Josep Lluis Trapero said during a press …

Catalonia

Thousands stranded after fire disrupts Nice-Marseille trainline - France - RFI

Around 1,300 people were stranded in Marseille, 1,700 in Toulon and 370 in Nice after the fire broke out in Aubagne, 20 kilometres (12 miles) east of Marseille, and ripped across the tracks, state railway company SNCF said.<p>About 10 trains were delayed for several hours on one of the busiest …

European News

New Orleans' Storied History Is Told in Its Storied Streets

New Orleans' storied history is told in its storied streets. As expected, the names of streets in New Orleans all have some sort of meaning. We can't …

History

French police arrest man carrying pistol at train station

Another major London tube station evacuated after train fills with smoke<p>Emergency services were called to attent the scene at a major London tube …

Train Stations

Nîmes train station closed briefly after security alert - France - RFI

The station was sealed off while police detained a man with a replica gun which fires blanks, the local prefecture told the AFP news agency.<p>Spanish media reported earlier that shots had been fired and social media users bombarded Twitter with worried messages, but the prefecture denied there had …

European News

France routes Montenegro in friendly, Evan Fournier leaves early with injury

VILLENEUVE D'ASCQ, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 17: Evan Fournier #10 of France tries to drive to the basket against Sergio Rodriguez #6 of Spain during the …

NBA

French weekly magazines review 20 August 2017 - France - RFI

The Charlottesville crisis took a turn for the worse after a neo-Nazi sympathizer rammed his car into a crowd protesting against them killing a young woman.<p>The Left-leaning French Observer <i>l'Obs</i> recalls the facts behind the crisis. It reports that the groups of far-right extremists including members …

European News

The drug that turns ISIS into ‘unforgiving killing machines’

ISIS fighters have been using a drug called Captagon, dubbed “chemical courage,” to stay alert in battle.<p>So what is the substance and what effect …

Charles de Gaulle

Macron's wife on 25-year age gap: 'We have breakfast together, me and my wrinkles'

French first lady Brigitte Macron is speaking out about the 25-year age difference between her and husband Emmanuel Macron, France's 39-year-old …

Brigitte Macron

Nimes station evacuated after ‘three armed men jump off train and open fire’

Nimes railway station in southern France has reportedly been evacuated after three armed men jumped off a train from Paris and opened fire.<p>The …

Europe

Reports of shooting in southern France

There are reports of a shooting near a train station in the city of Nimes in Southern France.<p>Reports say one person has been arrested.<p>More to come.

Europe

Macron has big plans for France and Europe

French president wants to turn the euro zone into a more integrated body

Europe

The Listings of the Week: A Modern Colorado Oasis, a 17th-Century French Chateau and More

Tour the five luxury homes featured in our Listing of the Day series this week<p>A video tour of homes in Santa Barbara, California; Sands Point, New …

Luxury Homes

Spain, France press manhunt for ringleader in dual attacks

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Authorities in Spain and France pressed the search Saturday for the supposed ringleader of an Islamic extremist cell that carried out vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a seaside resort, as the investigation focused on links among the Moroccan members …

Terrorism

Diana crash car 'handled badly at high speed' new book reveals

The 1997 car crash that killed Britain's Princess Diana spawned a host of conspiracy theories, but evidence that it was an accident only grows …

Charles de Gaulle

Nimes train station shooting: French town on lockdown over reports of three armed men opening fire on first day of Vuelta a Espana

Nimes railway station in southern France has been evacuated after reports that three armed men jumped off a train from Paris and opened fire - on the …

Bicycle Racing

Reims: A toast to the art and science of Champagne

What a special treat to ride the bubbly express with @GoBe_Travel to Reims for tasting in France’s Champagne area. The approximately two hour journey from metropolitan Paris takes you through the gently sloping fields of the famed region, which is simply beautiful.<p>Mumm Champagne house was the first …

Champagne

Hip-hop brunch on Canal de l'Ourcq, August 20

Canal de l'Ourcq is being taken over by hip-hop, dance offs, and brunch this Sunday, August 20.<p>Expect the sun to come out at Port de loisirs Bobigny, …

Rap & Hip-Hop