Wife of missing ex-Interpol chief claims asylum in France
20 January 2019 | 9:06 am
Grace Meng's lawyer says she has formally requested refuge from French authorities as she is afraid she may be kidnapped. Her husband, Meng Hongwei, went missing in September after traveling to his native China.
Jeff Woodke, an American aid worker who was held hostage by militants in Niger for more than six years, has been released, along with French journalist Olivier Dubois, who was kidnapped by militants in 2021 in neighboring Mali. Woodke and Dubois appeared together before reporters in Niger's capital Niamey on Monday.
Viral videos on social media claim to show law enforcement officials in France lowering their helmet, allegedly in sign of support of pension reform demonstrators. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
French financial prosecutors on Tuesday raided several of France's biggest banks, including Société Générale and BNP Paribas, as part of a multicountry investigation into what authorities say is one of Europe's biggest tax thefts.
The French Caribbean overseas department of Martinique has a large agricultural sector, with banana and sugar plantations stretching as far as the eye can see. But the island also relies heavily on food imports.
Russian lawmakers move to make it virtually impossible for eligible citizens to flee conscription, with new penalties and an electronic tracking system. In other news: French actor Gérard Depardieu is accused of sexual violence by multiple women and Libération issues a warning about insect populations being decimated.
We take you to discover rare French firms where master craftspeople with a golden touch keep alive traditional know-how to create the wonders of today. Tours, in the Loire Valley, is home to the Offard workshop, where printers design exceptional new wallpapers and recreate those from the past. Meanwhile, the Auto Classique Touraine garage specialises in restoring the most prestigious pre-war cars by hand.
An internal investigation by French security forces has cleared two police officers who fired rubber bullets at environmental protesters last month, saying the officers acted in self-defence. In recent years, there has been increased scrutiny of police tactics in France, particularly the use of rubber bullets that can break limbs and even cause blindness.
Emmanuel Macron's comments on Taiwan caused a stir. They also drew attention to EU strategic autonomy, a pet project he has promoted for years. But how realistic is it?
France's President Macron has won the day after the Constitutional Council gave him the go-ahead for the key points of his pension reform. But he might struggle to win back French hearts, analysts say.
The law was published in France's official journal after the Constitutional Council endorsed key provisions in the reforms. The controversial increase in the age of retirement triggered months of nationwide protests.
France's Constitutional Council has upheld President Macron's controversial plan to raise retirement age in the country by two years, from 62 to 64. The decision comes after months of violent street protests and strikes.
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