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Google to pay $1 billion in France to settle fiscal fraud probe

12 Sep 2019

PARIS Google agreed to pay close to 1 billion euros ($1.10 billion) to French authorities to settle a fiscal fraud probe that began four years ago in a deal that may create a legal precedent for other large tech companies present in the country.

Saudi princess complicit in beating up worker in luxury Paris flat - French court

12 Sep 2019

PARIS The daughter of the King of Saudi Arabia was complicit in beating up and briefly kidnapping a workman in her luxury flat Paris, a French court ruled on Thursday, sentencing the princess to a 10-month suspended prison sentence.

Paris prosecutor opens inquiry into whether Epstein committed crimes in France

24 Aug 2019

PARIS The chief prosecutor in Paris has opened a preliminary inquiry to determine whether late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein committed any sex crimes on French territory or against any underage French victims, prosecutor Remy Heitz's office said on Friday.

As G7 leaders arrive, barricaded Biarritz leaves swimmers out in the cold

23 Aug 2019

BIARRITZ, France Come rain or shine, every morning of the year Biarritz's White Urchin swimmers' club take a one kilometer swim around the Bay of Biscay. But today as they crawl to their favorite spot, the wail of a police speedboat sends a clear message: stay away.

France opens criminal probe into death of Irish girl in Malaysia

14 Aug 2019

PARIS/SEREMBAN The Paris prosecutor's office has opened a criminal probe into the death of an Irish-French girl, whose body was found near a jungle stream in Malaysia, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

Greta Thunberg to French MPs: you can ignore children, not scientists

23 Jul 2019

PARIS Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said on Tuesday it was ok for some members of the French parliament to ignore her and other children's warnings about global warming but she implored them to listen to scientists. | Video

French court finds Bayer's Monsanto liable for farmer's sickness

12 Apr 2019

PARIS/LYON A French court has ruled that Monsanto was liable for the sickness of a farmer who inhaled one of its weedkillers, in another legal setback for the Bayer-owned business over health claims. | Video

French 'yellow vest' protests largely peaceful as Macron wraps up debate

06 Apr 2019

PARIS Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris and other French cities on Saturday for a 21st straight weekend of anti-government "yellow vest" protests, but turnout was sharply lower than last week and the marches were largely peaceful.

Shunned by banks, France's Le Pen seeks to crowdfund EU election campaign

02 Apr 2019

PARIS Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's far-right party, said on Tuesday she would raise funds from the public for next month's European Parliament elections, after her party failed to secure a multi-million-euro bank loan.

French violence flares as yellow vest protests enter fourth month

17 Mar 2019

PARIS Rioters set fire to a bank and ransacked stores on Paris's Champs Elysees avenue on Saturday, in a new flare-up of violence as France's yellow vest protests against President Emmanuel Macron and his pro-business reforms entered a fourth month. | Video

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