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Filmmaker Loridan-Ivens, Auschwitz companion of Simone Veil, dies
French writer and filmmaker Marceline Loridan-Ivens, a lifelong friend of Simone Veil after the pair met in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp, died Tuesday aged 90, the late French minister's son...
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

Chinese actress has high hopes for her Bordeaux vineyard
A Chinese film star got her hands dirty Tuesday to kick off the harvest at her Bordeaux vineyard, which she aims to propel into the ranks of top estates as demand for French wines grows back home.Zhao...
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

Napoleon's imperial barge on the move again
A barge built secretly for Napoleon Bonaparte in 1810 to inspect his imperial fleet had its crown removed in a delicate museum operation Tuesday ahead of the vessel's move to a new home on the coast of...
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

France, Germany issue 'urgent warning' on Poland judicial crisis
France and Germany warned Tuesday that the crisis over Poland's controversial judicial reforms is "more urgent than ever", saying months of talks between Warsaw and the EU had made little progress.Brussels...
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

Flamenco star Galvan herds cats in new circus show
Israel Galvan, the brooding star of modern flamenco, is used to conjuring up miracles on stage.But in his new show Galvan has to herd cats.The Spanish dancer shares the stage with an extended family of...
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan faces rape accuser in court
Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan faced one of his rape accusers for more than eight hours in a French court Tuesday as he seeks bail after seven months in custody on charges he furiously denies.Ramadan,...
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

Renault-Nissan alliance takes Google Android for a drive
Renault's alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi said Tuesday it would start equipping its cars with the Android operating system to make dashboards smart.Under a deal with web giant Google, the Renault-led...
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

US ranks low on commitment to development, France drops: report
The United States ranks near the bottom of the list of countries with the best commitment to global development, while France dropped several places, a report released Tuesday found.The rankings showed...
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

Jobless gardener says Macron remarks were 'hard to swallow'
The unemployed gardener who French President Emmanuel Macron said had only to "cross the road" to find a job described the controversial remarks Tuesday as "hard to swallow".Speaking publicly for the...
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000)

French interior minister to quit in further blow to Macron
France's Interior Minister Gerard Collomb announced Tuesday that he would stand down after next year's European Parliament elections, in yet another blow to President Emmanuel Macron.Collomb, one of Macron's...
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000)