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France summons Italian envoy after Di Maio's comments on Africa

France summons Italian envoy after Di Maio's comments on Africa

France's foreign ministry on Monday summoned Italy's ambassador following comments by Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio accusing Paris of making Africa poorer and suggesting the European Union should slap sanctions on France.

Italy says still hunting 30 'terrorists' abroad

Italy says still hunting 30 'terrorists' abroad

Italian authorities are still hunting 30 ‘terrorists’ on the run abroad, the interior ministry said Saturday, days after far-left activist Cesare Battisti was jailed ending 37 years as a fugitive.

Macron's debate put to test as 'yellow vests' stage tenth protest

Macron's debate put to test as 'yellow vests' stage tenth protest

France's ‘yellow vests’ took to the streets on Saturday for a 10th straight weekend of anti-government protests, defying attempts by President Emmanuel Macron to channel their anger into a series of town hall debates.

Wife of Chinese ex-Interpol chief seeks asylum in France: reports

Wife of Chinese ex-Interpol chief seeks asylum in France: reports

The wife of the former Chinese Interpol chief being held in his home country on corruption charges has applied for asylum in France, media reports said Friday.

Paris police arrest 24 as French Yellow Vest protesters gather anew

Paris police arrest 24 as French Yellow Vest protesters gather anew

Twenty-four arrests were made in Paris before the start of fresh protests from the so-called "Yellow Vest" movement on Saturday in the capital and further afield.

France investigates Japan's Olympics chief on suspicion of corruption

France investigates Japan's Olympics chief on suspicion of corruption

The president of Japan's Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, is under formal investigation in France for suspected corruption related to Japan's successful bid for the 2020 Olympic Games, a French judicial source said on Friday.

'Yellow vest' anger as French boxer who hit police denied bail

'Yellow vest' anger as French boxer who hit police denied bail

Supporters of the French boxer filmed punching police officers during a ‘yellow vest’ protest reacted angrily Thursday after he was denied bail at a court hearing where he expressed regret for his outburst.

French 'yellow vests' keep up pressure on unrepentant Macron

French 'yellow vests' keep up pressure on unrepentant Macron

French 'yellow vest' protesters marched through Paris and other cities on Saturday to highlight their struggle to make ends meet, a day after President Emmanuel Macron's government hardened its stance against them.

Arrest of French 'yellow vest' leader sparks outrage

Arrest of French 'yellow vest' leader sparks outrage

One of the leaders of the "yellow vest" demonstrations in France was detained by police in Paris, signalling a harder line from the government that sparked a wave of criticism from opponents on Thursday.

Design District to feature latest collections of top French, Indian designers

Design District to feature latest collections of top French, Indian designers

Shop Qatar’s Design District will feature the latest spring/summer collections from world-renowned French and Indian designers during January 5-12 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC).

12,000 police on duty in Paris as 'yellow vests' call protests

12,000 police on duty in Paris as 'yellow vests' call protests

Nearly 150,000 police are set to be on duty around France on New Year's Eve when "yellow vest" protesters have called for another round of anti-government demonstrations.

France's "yellow vest" protests rumble on in quieter mood

France's "yellow vest" protests rumble on in quieter mood

France's "yellow vest" demonstrators kept numerous roads across the country blocked on Saturday as groups of protesters gathered in city centres, but the anti-government backlash was more muted than in previous weeks.