French left seeks candidate after Hollande bows out

Dec 2, 2016

French left seeks candidate after Hollande bows out

French President Francois Hollande’s dramatic decision not to seek a second term next year leaves the left-wing field open in an election that is proving increasingly unpredictable. Hollande announced Thursday he would not seek re-election next April, bowing to historic low approval ratings. “I ...

Conservative Fillon wins French presidential primary

Nov 28, 2016

Conservative Fillon wins French presidential primary

Francois Fillon, a conservative reformist promising to shrink the French state, clinched the right-wing nomination for next year’s presidential election on Sunday with a resounding victory over his rival Alain Juppe. Ex-prime minister Fillon, 62, will now become a favorite to be France’s next ...

All Blacks end year with hard-fought victory over France

Nov 27, 2016

All Blacks end year with hard-fought victory over France

New Zealand absorbed long spells of pressure to beat France 24-19 in clinical style at the Stade de France on Saturday. A year after being humiliated by the All Blacks 62-13 at the Rugby World Cup, the French put the world champions on the ...

Killing at religious retirement residence brings manhunt in France

Nov 25, 2016

Killing at religious retirement residence brings manhunt in France

French police searched Friday for a masked gunman suspected of stabbing an elderly woman to death in a retirement home for Catholic missionaries in southern France, authorities said. An unusually large police operation was launched to search for the suspected attacker, believed to be ...

Nov 14, 2016

Turkey expels French reporter

A French reporter was expelled from Turkey on Sunday after being detained near the Syrian border in the country’s southeast, his employers said. “Our journalist, Olivier Bertrand, is free, he is on the plane for Paris,” the online news media Les Jours announced on ...