Feb 13, 2015

French TV, radio stations rapped for Charlie Hebdo attacks coverage

France’s major TV and radio networks were formally rapped by the French broadcast regulator Thursday for serious “breaches” in the way they covered last month’s Charlie Hebdo attack and subsequent bloody events. The warnings were issued for: showing two of the Islamist gunmen walking ...

Ceasefire agreed on for eastern Ukraine

Feb 12, 2015

Ceasefire agreed on for eastern Ukraine

The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine have agreed on a deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine, participants at the summit talks said on Thursday. The deal, reached after all-night negotiations in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, included a cease-fire that would ...

Widow of Paris gunman reportedly in Islamic State territory

Feb 12, 2015

Widow of Paris gunman reportedly in Islamic State territory

A magazine run by the Islamic State militant organization has published an interview with the French widow of a Paris hostage taker, its first official claim that Hayat Boumeddiene is in their territory, which spans parts of Syria and Iraq. France launched a search ...

Feb 11, 2015

France taking detailed look at terrorist recruitment propaganda

France is looking at the sophisticated propaganda, indoctrination and other methods used to recruit terrorists, including social media and video games, as part of its wide-ranging campaign to eradicate “the devastating force of terrorism,” Justice Minister Christiane Taubira said Tuesday. She told an open ...

French baby-swap families win €2 million in damages

Feb 11, 2015

French baby-swap families win €2 million in damages

Two French families whose babies were switched at birth more than 20 years ago won nearly €2 million in compensation on Tuesday. A court in the southern town of Grasse ordered the clinic at the center of the mix-up in the French Riviera city ...

Former IMF head Strauss-Kahn testifies in French sex trial

Feb 10, 2015

Former IMF head Strauss-Kahn testifies in French sex trial

Feminist activists threw themselves on Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s car in protest Tuesday as the ex-IMF chief, once tipped to become French president, arrived at court to testify over his alleged role in sex parties with prostitutes. Several topless protesters from the FEMEN group wore slogans ...

Feb 6, 2015

Japanese Ebola drug works: France

The French National Institute of Health and Medical Research said Thursday that clinical trials of the Japanese influenza drug Avigan Tablet, also known as Favipiravir, are showing encouraging results on Ebola patients in Guinea. The office of the French president was informed of the ...

Call girls help close business deals

Feb 6, 2015

Call girls help close business deals

The trial of former French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn and several businessmen on pimping charges has shone a light on the world of high-end prostitution in which sex is often used to sweeten business deals. “I was considered a VIP and offered as a ...