Chilean who killed a Japanese student will face trial in France

A plane carrying a Chilean man accused of murdering a Japanese student in France took off from Santiago's airport Thursday bound for Paris, where he will face trial for the alleged 2016 slaying. Nicolas Zepeda, 29, had been under house arrest at his mother’s apartment in the Chilean resort of Viña del Mar since the … Continue reading Chilean who killed a Japanese student will face trial in France

French officers’ wives slam government for negligence

Several dozen women protested in support of French police in central Paris on Saturday as discontent within the country's law enforcement agencies swells over what they feel is the government's unfair treatment of officers over racism. Police have been holding wildcat protests everyday in towns and cities across France at government attempts to change their … Continue reading French officers’ wives slam government for negligence

Renault to lay off nearly 20,000 workers

French car maker Renault has announced nearly 15,000 job losses globally, including 4,600 in France in a two-billion-euro, three-year cost-cutting plan. Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron said that authorities intend to send 8 billion euros to support the automotive industry. "This plan is essential," CEO Clotilde Delbos said in a statement. Renault doesn't plan to … Continue reading Renault to lay off nearly 20,000 workers

French govt approves national lockdown

France is imposing a national lockdown on its citizens for 15 days, reports the Independent. The move, which goes into effect at noon Tuesday, comes after the nation's coronavirus cases escalated dramatically over the weekend, reports the Washington Post. More than 5,000 people are now infected there, and more than 120 have died. Only trips to the … Continue reading French govt approves national lockdown

How Louis Vuitton and famous designers intend fighting the coronavirus

It's difficult to find hand sanitizer during the novel coronavirus outbreak, but France may soon see some relief thanks to a major luxury-goods maker. The BBC reports that LVMH—owner of the Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Tiffany, and Christian Dior lines, among others—will "use the production lines of its perfume and cosmetic brands ... to produce large quantities of hydroalcoholic gels" … Continue reading How Louis Vuitton and famous designers intend fighting the coronavirus

PSG set to destroy Mbappe’s career

PSG have reportedly moved to block Kylian Mbappé from playing for France at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. According to L’Équipe, the Parc des Princes board have contacted the France Football Federation to confirm they will not release Mbappé for a non-FIFA tournament, despite the player’s insistence he wants to lead Les Bleus’ bid for … Continue reading PSG set to destroy Mbappe’s career

Macron’s candidate disgraced with leaked sex tape

Rivals from across France's political spectrum joined in a chorus of alarm and dismay Friday and warned that French democracy is in danger after an online leak of graphic sexual images led an associate of President Emmanuel Macron to pull out of the race for mayor of Paris. Rapid expressions of support for Benjamin Griveaux … Continue reading Macron’s candidate disgraced with leaked sex tape

Macron taking bold steps to reposition France as Europe’s economic hub

French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting 180 international business leaders at the Palace of Versailles in a bid to promote France’s economic attractiveness despite more than six weeks of crippling strikes over his government's planned pension changes. Top executives from Google, Netflix, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Samsung and General Electric were among those attending the annual event … Continue reading Macron taking bold steps to reposition France as Europe’s economic hub

French activists march to end violence against women

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Paris and other French cities on Saturday to protest against domestic violence, after more than 130 women are believed to have been killed by their partner or ex-partner in France this year. In Paris, the mostly female activists chanted “Abuser, you’ve had it, women are … Continue reading French activists march to end violence against women

Avalanche hits France and Germany

  A five-meter-high avalanche reached the streets of the Bavarian community of Marktschellenberg, Focus reported, citing police. Police, fire and mountain rescue services arrived at the scene. No one was hurt. A specially-trained dog was used to look through the debris. "Until now, there was no threat of avalanches in this area, we were somewhat taken aback," a police spokesman … Continue reading Avalanche hits France and Germany