Five dead as French reconnaissance plane crashes in Malta

Oct 24, 2016

Five dead as French reconnaissance plane crashes in Malta

A French-chartered plane monitoring trafficking activity in the Mediterranean crashed in a ball of flames at Malta’s international airport Monday, killing all five people on board, officials said. The plane, which had been chartered by French customs, plummeted into the ground shortly after takeoff ...

Work begins to clear 'jungle' migrant camp in Calais

Oct 24, 2016

Work begins to clear 'jungle' migrant camp in Calais

France began clearing the sprawling “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais on Monday, with hundreds carrying suitcases queuing outside a hangar to be resettled in reception centres across the country. The first buses departed less than an hour after immigration workers started the operation and ...

France bestows Legion of Honor on film director Takeshi Kitano

Oct 19, 2016

France bestows Legion of Honor on film director Takeshi Kitano

The French government has named Japanese film director Takeshi Kitano as a recipient of the Legion of Honor for his impact on contemporary arts, his office said Tuesday. Kitano, 69, will be named an Officier, the fourth-ranked honor in the L’ordre National de la ...

Britain, France seek more EU sanctions on Syria, Russia over Aleppo

Oct 13, 2016

Britain, France seek more EU sanctions on Syria, Russia over Aleppo

Britain and France are leading EU efforts to impose more sanctions on Syrians close to President Bashar Assad in response to the devastating bombing of Aleppo, diplomats said, signaling that Russians may eventually be added to the list. German government sources say Berlin is ...

Putin postpones visit to France amid diplomatic tensions

Oct 11, 2016

Putin postpones visit to France amid diplomatic tensions

Amid a bitter rift over Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin indefinitely postponed a trip to France after Paris had revised its program for the visit and said it would talk about nothing else but the Syrian crisis. French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that ...