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Macron faces new embarrassment from ex-bodyguard

Macron faces new embarrassment from ex-bodyguard

PARIS: The French presidency on Monday accused ‘s disgraced ex-bodyguard of being bent on revenge after he claimed to be in regular with the centrist leader despite being sacked in July. Alexandre caused the biggest scandal to date of Macron‘s presidency after he was caught on video roughing up protesters […]

Small French yellow vest protests in Paris, after violence

Small French yellow vest protests in Paris, after violence

PARIS: Yellow vest protesters are turning out in small groups in Paris and elsewhere in France, even as momentum for their movement appears to be waning. A few dozen gathered on Saturday on the elegant Champs-Elysees, scene of rioting earlier this month. Police are watching carefully, but both police and […]

‘Yellow vest‘ protesters target Emmanuel Macron‘s vacation hideaway

‘Yellow vest‘ protesters target Emmanuel Macron‘s vacation hideaway

NICE (FRANCE): If is hoping for some holiday respite from the anti-government protests which have rocked France, he might want to avoid the presidential retreat along the Mediterranean coast. Around 40 “yellow vest” demonstrators on Thursday tried to storm the medieval fort of Bregancon that serves as Macron‘s summer retreat […]

Turkey warns France ‘no benefit‘ in protecting Kurd militia

Turkey warns France ‘no benefit‘ in protecting Kurd militia

ANKARA: France will not gain in any way by retaining forces to protect a Kurdish militia in Syria, ‘s foreign minister said on Tuesday, after Paris announced it would maintain a presence despite an imminent US withdrawal. Washington‘s decision to pull out 2,000 of his ground forces from Syria has […]

Strasbourg attacker pledged allegiance to Islamic State: Judicial source

Strasbourg attacker pledged allegiance to Islamic State: Judicial source

PARIS: A man who shot dead five people and wounded 11 others at a famed in the eastern French city of had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in a video, a judicial source said on Saturday. The video was found in a USB key belonging to , 29, […]

French police defend actions after clashes with protesters

French police defend actions after clashes with protesters

PARIS: French authorities are defending police actions to contain protest violence after a policeman was seen briefly brandishing a gun at a surging crowd in Paris. French President called for “the most severe” legal repercussions against violent protesters. Speaking during a visit to , Macron called for “order, calm and […]

2018 hottest year for a century in France

2018 hottest year for a century in France

PARIS: 2018 was the hottest year in France since began in 1900, the French meteorological service said Friday. “This year was the hottest France has known since modern meteorological measures came into use in 1900,” Meteo-France said. The average temperature of 14 degrees centigrade (57.2 ) was 1.4 degrees above […]

Army joins drone hunt after London airport shutdown

Army joins drone hunt after London airport shutdown

(UNITED KINGDOM): Britain called in the army Thursday after dozens of drone sightings grounded all flights from London‘s Gatwick airport for more than 24 hours, leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded on one of the busiest days of the year. The airport, which closed its only runway Wednesday night […]

Travelers face chaos as drones shut London‘s Gatwick airport

Travelers face chaos as drones shut London‘s Gatwick airport

LONDON: Thousands of passengers were delayed, diverted or stuck on planes Thursday as the only runway at Britain‘s remained closed into a second day after were spotted over the airfield. The airport south of London _ Britain‘s second-busiest by passenger numbers _ closed its runway Wednesday evening after two drones […]

France to slap digital tax on Google, Apple, FB, Amazon from January 1

France to slap digital tax on Google, Apple, FB, Amazon from January 1

PARIS: France will push ahead with its own tax on large internet and technology companies from January 1, finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday, as the struggles to finalise a new EU-wide levy. France has been driving hard for a new so-called “Gafa tax” – named after , […]