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France storms leave two dead, thousands homes with electricity

PEYREHORADE: Two pensioners have been killed and tens of thousand of homes left without electricity as gale force winds and flooding hit southwestern France. Eleven departments remained on orange alert weather warnings late Saturday. A 70-year-old man died in the Pyrenees-Atlantique in the Basque Country on Friday when his vehicle …

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Muslims march against Islamophobia in France

PARIS: A national anti-Islamophobia demonstration was held in Paris, as France is in the throes of another fabricated wave of anti-Muslim scapegoating. With the one-year anniversary of the Yellow Vest movement a week away and the government trying to force through a deeply unpopular raising of the retirement age, France’s …

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NATO ’Brain Dead’, Europe on ’Edge of Precipice’: Macron

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron says he believes NATO is now experiencing “brain death”, citing a lack of coordination between Europe and the US and unilateral actions in Syria by Turkey. In an interview with The Economist magazine published on Thursday, Macron warned that European countries were “on the edge …

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France says suspends weapons sales to Turkey

PARIS: France said on Saturday it has suspended all weapon sales to Turkey and warned Ankara that its offensive in northern Syria threatened European security. “In expectation of the end of this offensive, France has decided to suspend all plans to export to Turkey weapons that could be used in …

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France: Iran nuclear deal can still be saved

PARIS: France says there is a window of opportunity between now and July 8 — when Iran has warned it could be forced to suspend more of its nuclear obligations — to save the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world countries. “We will do all we can with …

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One dead, dozens injured in fuel tax protests around France

PARIS (Web Desk) One protester was killed and 47 other people were injured on Saturday at roadblocks set up around France by citizens angry at rising fuel taxes, posing a new challenge to embattled President Emmanuel Macron. Police officers lobbed tear gas canisters at demonstrators on the famed Champs-Elysees Avenue in …

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France is US’ ally, not its vassal state, Macron tells Trump

Paris (Web Desk) French President Emmanuel Macron has hit back at his US counterpart Donald Trump’s recent Twitter attacks, saying France is an ally of the US, not its vassal state. “What I want you to understand is simply that the United States is our historic ally and will continue …

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France Says Not Aware of Khashoggi Tapes

Paris (Web Desk) French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday said France was not in possession of recordings related to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as far as he was aware, contradicting remarks by Turkey’s president. Khashoggi was killed in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate last month in …

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Flash floods in southern France kill at least 12 people

VILLEGAILHENC (Web Desk) At least 12 people died in southwestern France on Monday when some of the worst flash floods in a century turned rivers into raging torrents that engulfed homes and swept away cars.Up to seven months’ rain fell in just a few hours overnight, local officials said, catching …

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