Man throws egg at French President Macron in food trade fair

Aman threw an egg at French President Emmanuel Macron Monday during a visit to an international food trade fair in the French city of Lyon. A video of the incident, widely shared on social media, shows Macron walking through the crowd when an egg bounced off him without breaking. Two bodyguards ca

France: Restoring Confidence with US Will Require Time

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday it would take "time and actions" to restore confidence in relations after a crisis triggered by Australia's cancellation of a submarine contract with Paris. France was incensed by Australia's decision l

France in search of European backup after AUKUS submarine snub

Mortified France is attempting to rally its EU allies to bolster Europe's strategic independence in the aftermath of a major Indo-Pacific defense pact between the U.S., U.K. and Australia, which Paris views as a betrayal. Australia and Britain insisted Monday that the diplomatic crisis wouldn't a

Macron to hold call with US President Biden

French President Emmanuel Macron will have a call with US President Joe Biden in the next few days, the French government spokesman said on Sunday, amid a diplomatic crisis triggered by Australia’s cancelation of submarine contract with Paris.France said on Friday it was recalling its ambass

France in 'serious crisis' with 'lying' Australia, US: FM Le Drian

The row between France and Australia, the U.S. and the U.K. that emerged after a security pact that saw Canberra scrap a contract to buy French submarines in favor of American vessels resumed Saturday as Paris accused others of "lying" and described the situation as a "serious crisis." "There has

France suspends 3,000 health workers who refused COVID-19 vaccine

French Health Minister Olivier Veran on Thursday announced the suspension without pay of thousands of health workers, who refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of a deadline earlier this week. "Some 3,000 suspensions were notified yesterday to employees at health centers and clinics wh

France starts sacking unvaccinated COVID-19 health care workers

Health care workers in France face suspension from their jobs starting Wednesday if they haven't been vaccinated against COVID-19. With about 300,000 workers still not vaccinated, some hospitals fear staff shortages will add to their strain. Vaccines are now compulsory for medical care, home care

2 politicians launch bids to be France’s 1st female president

Two politicians have formally declared their intentions to seek to become France’s first female president in next year’s spring election.National Rally’s Marine Le Pen and Paris’ Socialist mayor, Anne Hidalgo, both officially launched their campaigns Sunday in what were wid

French student builds homemade bombs with uranium oxide from eBay

Police in northeastern France have arrested a student accused of building homemade bombs using uranium oxide allegedly purchased from auction site eBay, media reports said Wednesday. According to French humor magazine Canard, the 26-year-old man who suffers from psychiatric disorders was arrested

France begins marathon trial over November 2015 Paris attacks

The biggest trial in France’s modern legal history begins on Wednesday over the November 2015 attacks on Paris that saw 130 people killed at bars, restaurants and the Bataclan concert hall.The suicide bombing and gun assault by three teams of jihadists, planned from Syria and later claimed b

Monaco's Princess Charlene said to be stable after collapsing in South Africa

Princess Charlene of Monaco was in stable condition on Friday (Sept 3) after collapsing and being hospitalised in South Africa, her foundation said. "Her Serene Highness (HSH) Princess Charlene of Monaco was rushed to hospital by ambulance late on Wednesday night after collapsing due to complicat

Bond between France's Macron and ‘Madame Wing’: Too close?

French President Emmanuel Macron has a very intense bond with his wife, a new book published last week reveals, while many claim that the bond is too tight, as the French leader calls his partner every hour and a half. According to new biography titled "Tant Qu'on Est Tous Les Deux" ("As Long as

France deployed $283 billion in COVID-19 financial aid: Le Maire

The French government has extended 240 billion euros ($283 billion) in financial aid to businesses hammered by the coronavirus pandemic since March 2020, mainly in the form of state-guaranteed loans, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire announced Monday. President Emmanuel Macron vowed to protect Fren

160,000 protest in France against COVID-19 health pass rules

A total of 160,000 people protested across France on Saturday, the interior ministry said, angered at the country’s Covid health pass system which they say unfairly restricts the unvaccinated.By early evening the authorities had logged 222 separate protest actions, including 14,500 people wh

France’s COVID-19 hospitalizations highest in 2 months

French health authorities said on Monday the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 and those treated in intensive care units (ICU) stood at the highest levels in more than two months. The Delta variant of the disease has put a renewed strain on the health system.The daily new infections incr

Wildfire raging near French Riviera kills 2, injures 27

wildfire near the French Riviera killed two people and was burning out of control Wednesday in the forests of the popular region, fueled by wind and drought.Over 1,100 firefighters were battling the flames and thousands of tourists and locals were evacuated to safer areas.The fire started Monday e

French protest against 'health pass', as requirement extends to shopping centres

Protests against French restrictions aimed at curtailing Covid-19 took place across the country on Saturday, for a fifth successive weekend. Demonstrators have focused their anger on overturning the “health pass” introduced by President Emmanuel Macron to limit outbreaks as

France eases Covid-19 health pass rules

France will ease the rules for a Covid-19 health pass that is set to become compulsory for entry to restaurants and cafes from August 9. The pass, championed by President Emmanuel Macron, has triggered four weekends of protests against what critics say is a breach of civil liberties. It is