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EU piles pressure on Macron after sounding alarm over 2018 budget - Europe News
EU piles pressure on Macron after sounding alarm over 2018 budget11 minutes ago
The EU warned Wednesday that France and five other countries were at risk of breaching the bloc's tough public spending rules, adding to the pressure on President Emmanuel Macron to push through tough reforms.
Food in the nude: Behind the scenes at Paris's first naked restaurant - Europe News
Food in the nude: Behind the scenes at Paris's first naked restaurant 11 minutes ago
Leave your coats, your pants and your inhibitions at the door: a Paris restaurant has begun serving up classic French fare to diners in the nude.
Italy's government representatives Giulio Veggi, left, Maria Giuliana Civinini, center, and Paola Accardo attend the hearing at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, eastern France, ... - Europe News
Italy's government representatives Giulio Veggi, left, Maria Giuliana Civinini, center, and Paola Accardo attend the hearing at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, eastern France, ... 46 minutes ago
Italy's government representatives Giulio Veggi, left, Maria Giuliana Civinini, center, and Paola Accardo attend the hearing at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The court examines former Ital
Italy's government representative Maria Giuliana Civinini attends a hearing at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The court examines former ... - Europe News
Italy's government representative Maria Giuliana Civinini attends a hearing at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The court examines former ... 46 minutes ago
Italy's government representative Maria Giuliana Civinini attends a hearing at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. The court examines former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi's appeal of a 2013
French far-right chief says party's bank shuts down accounts - Europe News
French far-right chief says party's bank shuts down accounts 46 minutes ago
Marine Le Pen, head of France's far-right National Front, says that the party's long-time bank, Societe Generale, has closed its accounts in what she says amounts to a "banking fatwa" to suffocate it
House Hunting in … Bordeaux, France - Europe News
House Hunting in … Bordeaux, France 2 hours ago
Thanks to increased demand, particularly from Parisian buyers, prices of luxury properties in Bordeaux have increased more than 50 percent since 2014.
Russian oligarch Kerimov questioned in France over tax evasion - Europe News
Russian oligarch Kerimov questioned in France over tax evasion 2 hours ago
Billionaire Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov faced a second day of questioning by investigators in France on Wednesday, two days after his arrest in Nice on suspicion of tax evasion.
Amnesty decries 'gruesome' torture tool find at Paris fair - Europe News
Amnesty decries 'gruesome' torture tool find at Paris fair 2 hours ago
Human rights group Amnesty International says its staff have found torture equipment for sale at a military and police trade fair in Paris in contravention of EU laws
Le Pen slams 'banking fatwa' against National Front after accounts closed - Europe News
Le Pen slams 'banking fatwa' against National Front after accounts closed 2 hours ago
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Wednesday said she would take banking giants HSBC and Societe Generale to court for discrimination after they moved to close her personal and party accounts.
Macron makes modest start in crackdown on French overspending - Europe News
Macron makes modest start in crackdown on French overspending 2 hours ago
French President Emmanuel Macron came into power promising to make France a leaner nation but so far progress has been modest.
The essential documents you will always need in France - Europe News
The essential documents you will always need in France 3 hours ago
French bureaucracy is notoriously difficult to navigate but organising your life in France will be made much simpler if you have the essential documents close to hand.
These are 'the best cities in France for growing old in' - Europe News
These are 'the best cities in France for growing old in' 3 hours ago
France is traditionally a country people flock to for their retirement years. But which French city is the best for growing old in?
Marine Le Pen claims she is target of 'banking fatwa' - Europe News
Marine Le Pen claims she is target of 'banking fatwa' 4 hours ago
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen accused banks on Wednesday of closing accounts that belong to her and her party, saying she has been the victim of a “banking fatwa” meant to silence her National Front.
HSBC closes Marine Le Pen bank account - Europe News
HSBC closes Marine Le Pen bank account 4 hours ago
French far-right leader says she and Front National are victims of ‘banking fatwa’ after Société Générale closes party’s accountsMarine Le Pen, the leader of France’s Front National, has claimed that she and her party are victims of a “banking fatwa” afte
A ban on smoking in French films? The idea makes me fume? The idea makes me fume | Stephen Leslie - Europe News
A ban on smoking in French films? The idea makes me fume? The idea makes me fume | Stephen Leslie 4 hours ago
The great directors have always understood that cigarettes and the screen are inextricably linked, like movement and mortalityThe French Socialist senator Nadine Grelet-Certenais has fired up a heated debate in France over the depiction of smoking in the
School pupils in France told to stop rubbing chillies in each other's eyes  - Europe News
School pupils in France told to stop rubbing chillies in each other's eyes 4 hours ago
Police in France have taken the step of asking parents to tell their children about the dangers of a new hazardous game being played by young people that involves spicy chilli peppers.
French MPs back Macron's cost-cutting first budget - Europe News
French MPs back Macron's cost-cutting first budget 5 hours ago
French lawmakers approved Emmanuel Macron's first annual budget with a thumping majority Tuesday, as the president fends off accusations that his spending plans favour the wealthiest.
French press review 22 November 2017 - Europe News
French press review 22 November 2017 6 hours ago
Angela Merkel's coalition woes. Judgement Day for the so-called Butcher of Bosnia and a relatively small helpings of Robert Mugabe in today's French newspapers.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, left, arrives to attend a military parade to mark the 74th anniversary of Lebanon's independence from France in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Nov. 22, ... - Europe News
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, left, arrives to attend a military parade to mark the 74th anniversary of Lebanon's independence from France in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Nov. 22, ... 6 hours ago
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, left, arrives to attend a military parade to mark the 74th anniversary of Lebanon's independence from France in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Hours after returning to the country following a
Question du jour: Why are mayors across France so angry right now? - Europe News
Question du jour: Why are mayors across France so angry right now? 6 hours ago
France's 36,000 mayors (or most of them) are up in arms at the moment. But why?
Top French Socialist axed from party over anti-semitic tweet - Europe News
Top French Socialist axed from party over anti-semitic tweet 7 hours ago
A top official in France's Socialist Party was expelled on Tuesday days after tweeting an image with anti-Semitic overtones against President Emmanuel Macron.