Macron hosts Brazil's Lula at French presidential palace in apparent dig at Bolsonaro

PARIS (REUTERS) – President Emmanuel Macron hosted former Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for a meeting at the Elysee palace on Wednesday (Nov 17), a rare honour signalling support for a rival of Brazil’s far-right incumbent with whom the French leader has traded barbs. Lula, a former union

UK, French leaders to meet amid flare-up in post-Brexit fishing row

LONDON/LE HAVRE, France (Reuters) -British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet French President Emmanuel Macron this weekend amid a row over post-Brexit fishing rights in which France has seized a British boat and London has threatened to board French trawlers. The flare-up is part of a wider dispute over post-Brexit

Lionel Messi arrives in France ahead of his move to Paris Saint-Germain on two-year contract after leaving Barcelona

Lionel Messi has been greeted by football fans in the French capital after he agreed to join Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year contract. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has chosen to move to the French club on a deal worth £25m per year after tax, plus bonuses, following his Barcelona

A Wine Worth Waiting For

The 2005 Bordeaux vintage will require decades to evolve and develop. Is that better than wines that are terrific sooner, but not as majestic? By Eric Asimov It’s only 2021, and we’ve already had possibly seven red Bordeaux vintages of the 21st century. Depending on which critics you pay attention

France snubs World Rugby’s guidance to allow transgender women to play in all domestic competitions

The French rugby federation will let transgender people take part in all domestic competitions from next season. The move goes against guidance from World Rugby, which last year recommended that transgender women should not play in women’s elite or international teams for safety reasons. However, the governing body’s guidelines were

France attack: Female police worker stabbed to death inside station in Rambouillet, near Paris

An administrative worker has been stabbed to death inside a police station in France and her attacker shot and killed nearby. A police source said the woman was stabbed in the throat during the attack just inside the station in Rambouillet, a town southwest of Paris home to a former

French police shut down rave party defying COVID-19 restrictions

PARIS (Reuters) -Several hundred French police on Saturday shut down an illegal rave party in northwestern France that had been underway since New Year’s Eve in defiance of a curfew and coronavirus restrictions on large gatherings, officials said.FILE PHOTO: French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, wearing a protective face mask, leaves

France terror attack: 47-year-old ‘decapitated’ in Paris suburb named as teacher Samuel Paty

The teacher killed in a suburb of Paris in an Islamist terror attack was a teacher named Samuel Paty, Sky News has confirmed. Mr Paty, 47, was “assassinated”, France’s president has said. The history teacher, who is said to have discussed images of the Prophet Muhammad with his pupils, was

Coronavirus: France declares state of emergency as night-time lockdown imposed on Paris and eight other cities

A state of emergency has been declared in France, and President Emmanuel Macron has announced a curfew between 9pm and 6am for the areas worst-affected by coronavirus. Ile-de-France and eight metropolitan areas – including Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Aix-Marseille, Saint Etienne and Toulouse – will face the curfews for four weeks,

France plane crash horror: Five killed in mid-air collision involving two tourist aircraft

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. A small microlight carrying two people crashed in mid-air with a DA40 tourist plane with three passengers onboard in central France. The shocking incident took place at