APRNEWS - A top French court on Friday rejected an appeal by former president Nicolas Sarkozy to avoid facing charges of illicit financing for his failed 2012 re-election bid, with a trial of the ex-head of state now appearing inevitable.
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APRNEWS - France's interior minister is backing off allegations that anti-government protesters carried out an "attack" on a hospital during a chaotic May Day protest that saw marchers scale a fence and enter the hospital grounds.
APRNEWS - Shards of stained glass from priceless medieval windows, and a gaping hole above the choir area where the spire crashed down: daylight reveals the extent of damage at Notre-Dame cathedral on Tuesday morning as firefighters put out the last smouldering remains of the fire.
APRNEWS - The leaders of France and Kenya have given their support to calls by scientists for urgent action to be taken to address some of the serious environmental issues people the world over are confronted with.
APRNEWS - French president Emmanuel Macron, who is currently on an East African tour of Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya, on Tuesday called for a ‘reasonable duration’ to the transition period in Algeria.
Macron, who on started his tour in Djibouti, said president Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to abandon his quest for a fifth term in power opened a new chapter in Algeria’s history.
APRNEWS - French prosecutors on Monday sought a seven-year prison sentence against Congolese music star Koffi Olomide.
The 62-year-old musician is standing trial for allegedly sexually assaulting four former dancers who say they were held against their will at a villa outside Paris.
APRNEWS - France said on Thursday its defence cooperation with Cameroon was continuing a day after the United States said it was halting some military assistance to the West African country over allegations of human rights violations by its security forces.
APRNEWS - France has put in motion a contingency plan to deal with a possible “hard Brexit”, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe said on Thursday. This includes €50 million of investments to assist ports and airports.
APRNEWS - French President Emmanuel Macron faced a battle Monday to convince the sceptical French of his latest move to quell “yellow vest” anger as he kickstarted a two-month national debate on his policies.
REUTERS - Security forces were searching across northeastern France on Wednesday for a gunman who killed two people and wounded 12 others at a Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg.