French envoy to Japan vows not to serve under Le Pen

/ Mar 9, 2017

French envoy to Japan vows not to serve under Le Pen

France’s ambassador to Japan has pledged not to serve under far-right leader Marine Le Pen if she becomes president, saying her policies are at odds with French principles. Thierry Dana, writing in Le Monde newspaper, became the first high-ranking French diplomat to state publicly ...

Poachers kill white rhino — at French zoo

/ Mar 8, 2017

Poachers kill white rhino — at French zoo

Intruders at a French zoo shot dead a white rhino and hacked off its horns in a grisly overnight poaching incident, police and the zoo said Tuesday. The zoo in Thoiry outside Paris said it was the first such incident in Europe. The perpetrators ...

France's Le Pen loses EU immunity over IS tweets

/ Mar 3, 2017

France's Le Pen loses EU immunity over IS tweets

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was stripped of her European Parliament immunity Thursday, paving the way for her prosecution over images she tweeted of Islamic State atrocities. Prosecutors launched a probe in December, 2015 over the graphic pictures that the French National Front ...

French artist rocked by his week inside boulder

Mar 2, 2017

French artist rocked by his week inside boulder

A French artist emerged “a little stunned” on Wednesday from a week entombed inside a 12-ton rock and thanked it for having made him feel “so welcome.” Abraham Poincheval, 44, had difficulty walking as he was helped from the stone onto a chair before ...