A Briton's one-man campaign for a litter-free Marseille

Apr 8, 2016

A Briton's one-man campaign for a litter-free Marseille

Most people are resigned to a little litter in their lives. Not Eddie Platt, a British expatriate who single-handedly took on the scourge in Marseille, the southern French city where he took up residence in 2010. The 38-year-old launched his quirky campaign last September ...

France passes law that punishes prostitutes' clients

Apr 7, 2016

France passes law that punishes prostitutes' clients

French lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill against prostitution and sex trafficking that bans buying sex, not selling it. Customers will face fines and be made to attend awareness classes on the harms of the sex trade. The legislation, which passed 64-12 in the ...

Panama Papers fallout claims Iceland leader

Apr 6, 2016

Panama Papers fallout claims Iceland leader

Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson will resign, his party said on Tuesday, becoming the first casualty of leaked documents from a Panamanian law firm that have shone a spotlight on the finances of an array of politicians and public figures worldwide. The “Panama ...

Belgium to hand Paris attack suspect Abdeslam over to France

Apr 1, 2016

Belgium to hand Paris attack suspect Abdeslam over to France

Belgian authorities said Thursday they will extradite Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam to France, as bomb-damaged Brussels airport said it was ready to reopen although flights would not immediately resume. Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the November terror attacks in Paris in which ...

France charges man linked to 'unprecedented' bomb trove with terrorism

Mar 31, 2016

France charges man linked to 'unprecedented' bomb trove with terrorism

Paris authorities filed preliminary terrorism charges Wednesday against a 34-year-old Frenchman for allegedly plotting an imminent attack and operating an explosives arsenal of what prosecutors called “unprecedented scale.” Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said Wednesday that the suspect, Reda Kriket, is accused of participating in ...