French artist spending a week entombed in rock

Feb 26, 2017

French artist spending a week entombed in rock

An artist entombed inside a 12-ton rock for nearly three days has described the experience as like “tripping,” insisting he would stick it out for a week. Speaking through a crack in the limestone boulder late Friday, Abraham Poincheval said he had been buoyed ...

Feb 24, 2017

China overtakes U.S., France as Germany's biggest trading partner

China for the first time became Germany’s most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking the United States, which fell back to third place behind France, data showed on Friday. German imports from and exports to China rose to €170 billion ($180 billion) last year, ...

France blames election cyberattacks on Moscow

Feb 19, 2017

France blames election cyberattacks on Moscow

Suspected Russian cyberattacks on the French presidential campaign are “unacceptable,” France’s foreign minister said Sunday, adding it was clear that pro-Europe candidate Emmanuel Macron was being targeted. A spokesman for Macron, who is currently riding high in the polls, has accused Moscow of being ...

In court, Chilean denies killing Japanese student in France

Feb 15, 2017

In court, Chilean denies killing Japanese student in France

A Chilean accused of killing a 21-year-old Japanese woman in France told Chile’s Supreme Court on Tuesday that he is innocent, his lawyer said. Nicolas Zepeda Contreras appeared in court accompanied by his lawyer, responding to a summons issued after France asked to have ...

France claims team title at skiing worlds

Feb 14, 2017

France claims team title at skiing worlds

France edged Slovakia by just 0.08 seconds to win the team event at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships on Tuesday. The final finished level at 2-2 after Alexis Pinturault and Mathieu Faivre won their races for the French, and Veronika Velez Zuzulova and ...

France edges Scotland for hard-fought Six Nations victory

Feb 13, 2017

France edges Scotland for hard-fought Six Nations victory

France needed two late penalties from flyhalf Camille Lopez to beat Scotland 22-16 in a hard-fought Six Nations match on Sunday, after the Scots had clawed back to draw level heading into the last 10 minutes. Scotland won its opening game last weekend against ...