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Japan Olympic chief facing corruption probe to step down

Japan Olympic chief facing corruption probe to step down

The head of Japan's Olympic Committee said Tuesday he would step down in June, as French authorities probe his involvement in payments made before Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Summer Games.

Paris ties Singapore, Hong Kong as world's priciest cities

Paris ties Singapore, Hong Kong as world's priciest cities

Paris has climbed to the top of the world's priciest city for expatriates, tied first with Singapore and Hong Kong according to a survey Tuesday that named the capital of strife-torn Venezuela as the cheapest.

Football-mad French parents barred from naming baby 'Griezmann Mbappe'

Football-mad French parents barred from naming baby 'Griezmann Mbappe'

A football-mad couple in south-west France have been barred from naming their son "Griezmann Mbappe" after two of the stars of France's World Cup-winning team.

Investigators start studying Ethiopia jet cockpit recorder

Investigators start studying Ethiopia jet cockpit recorder

Investigators seeking the cause of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed all 157 people on board have begun studying the cockpit voice recorder, France's BEA air accident investigation agency said on Saturday.

Yellow vest 'ultimatum' rally turns violent in Paris

Yellow vest 'ultimatum' rally turns violent in Paris

After weeks of declining participation, France's ‘yellow vest’ protest movement attempted to rebound on Saturday with a major rally in Paris which quickly turned violent.

French investments in Qatar on the rise: envoy

French investments in Qatar on the rise: envoy

The growing bilateral trade between Qatar and France got a further boost with the opening of MGallery’s Alwadi Hotel Doha recently, French ambassador Franck Gellet has said.

Boeing black boxes flown to France as jets grounded worldwide

Boeing black boxes flown to France as jets grounded worldwide

The black box flight recorders from the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft that crashed in Ethiopia were flown to France Thursday for analysis as the ban on the model went worldwide ...

Third night of anti-police violence in France's Grenoble

Third night of anti-police violence in France's Grenoble

Rioters in the French city of Grenoble set fire to 65 cars and targeted security forces with fireworks and Molotov cocktails, officials said Tuesday, after a third night of violence sparked by the death of two teenagers during a police chase.

Migrants scramble aboard Calais ferry, sparking police sweep

Migrants scramble aboard Calais ferry, sparking police sweep

Migrants hoping to reach Britain scrambled aboard a cross-Channel ferry in the northern French port of Calais, sparking a vast police sweep of the ship, officials said Sunday.

Macron says 'time has come' for British to make Brexit choices

Macron says 'time has come' for British to make Brexit choices

French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that the ‘time has come’ for British leaders to decide on how the country will leave the EU, amid indications that London might seek to delay Brexit ...

Nobel figure quits after Swedish body's #MeToo scandal

Nobel figure quits after Swedish body's #MeToo scandal

Sara Danius resigned Tuesday from the Swedish Academy that selects the Nobel Prize in Literature, almost a year after she was forced out as permanent secretary by a #MeToo scandal.

France's Macron welcomes US reversal on keeping troops in Syria

France's Macron welcomes US reversal on keeping troops in Syria

French President Emmmanuel Macron on Monday welcomed the United States' decision to leave American troops in Syria, a reversal by US President Donald Trump ...