Eye on France: How religiously radical are French public servants?

Centrist Le Monde and right-wing Le Figaro both devote prime space today to a report prepared for the National Assembly on how the French public services are dealing with the threat of the Islamic radicalisation of their staff.

Cigarette, electric fault among possible causes of Notre-Dame fire

A badly stubbed-out cigarette or an electrical fault could have started the devastating fire that ripped through Notre-Dame cathedral in April, Paris prosecutors said on Wednesday, ruling out any criminal intent.

Senegal to Paris suburbs and dressing PSG stars, Correa has done it all

Designer and entrepreneur Dwen Correa was struggling to make a living when he got a call from a Paris Saint-Germain executive in 2015 asking if he would design a collection for the club. Now he is sought after by football stars in France and beyond.

French restaurant run by Argentine chef crowned world's best

France's Mirazur restaurant -- whose Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco draws inspiration from the sea, the mountains, and his own garden -- was crowned on Tuesday the world's best by an influential trade list, beating contenders from Denmark and Spain.

Africa Cup of Nations: Egypt and DRC seek redemption

Egypt and Democratic Republic of Congo enter their second Group A match on Wednesday with points to prove after disappointing performances in their opening games.

Macron Japan visit overshadowed by Ghosn fallout

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Japan on Wednesday for bilateral talks amid strains in their alliance over the...

Africa Cup of Nations: Five things we learned on Day 4

Cameroon's Indomitable Lions finally roar while Ghana's Black Stars lose their glitter. Nice one squirrels.

Cameroon start Cup of Nations defence with victory as Ghana and Benin draw

Cameroon began their quest for back-to-back Cup of Nations titles on Tuesday night with a workmanlike victory over Guinea Bissau in Group F at the Ismailia Stadium.

Boris lobs letter to Hunt on Brexit, but Hunt taunts on Twitter

Former British foreign secretary and mayor of London Boris Johnson challenged prime minister contender Jeremy Hunt on Tuesday to commit to leaving the European Union by 31 October, but Foreign Secretary Hunt took to Twitter to taunt Johnson, calling...

Lebanon MP urges France to see beyond 'mask' of corruption

"No more business as usual," that's the message from one of Lebanon's top business leaders and lawmakers to France. Fouad Makhzoumi has appealed to the French government not to turn a blind eye to corruption in Lebanon, as the Arab state battles to...

Cameroon start defence of Cup of Nations title

Cameroon start the defence of their Africa Cup of Nations crown on Tuesday in Ismailia against Guinea-Bissau with a sense of loss after Joel Tagueu was ruled out of the tournament. The 25-year-old striker was sent home by team doctors after tests revealed...

French public auditors warn over rising debt

France's public auditor has criticized president Emmanual Macron’s decision to loosen the country’s purse strings to try to end months of yellow vest protests.

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