Macron to host Austria’s Kurz ahead of EU talks on terror response

Macron and Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will be joined in a phone call by the leaders of Germany and the European Commission among others, the French presidency said. The meeting comes... Read more »

Russia, China hold off on congratulating Biden for US election win

Russian President Vladimir Putin has remained silent on the issue since Democrat Joe Biden clinched the presidency on Saturday, four days after the Nov. 3 election, clearing the threshold of 270... Read more »

Five French doctors die from coronavirus

Photo: AFP A total of five doctors have now died in France after contracting the coronavirus, the government confirmed on Monday, as concern grows over the welfare of medical... Read more »

France sets up online advice site for people worried they have coronavirus

France has launched a new website with advice for people worried they may have coronavirus. The site, approved by the French health ministry, offers a way for people to... Read more »

Coronavirus deaths in France rise by 186 as minister insists ‘confinement is essential’

The number of deaths in France linked to the coronavirus rose to 860 on Tuesday after another 186 fatalities were recorded in 24 hours. The victims now include five... Read more »

France reported a daily jump of 112 coronavirus deaths on Sunday taking the nationwide death toll since the start of the pandemic to 674.

The French director general of health Jérôme Salomon on Sunday evening told a press conference that the number of confirmed infections in France now stood at 16,018, compared to 14,459 from... Read more »

Strikes: Will any French train services be running over Christmas?

As mass transportation strikes in France continue with no end in sight, thoughts have turned to the Christmas holidays and what level of services can be expected on the... Read more »

Transport in France improves slightly on Thursday as crippling strikes enter third week

Despite some positive gestures from the French government and a slight improvement in rail transport and Paris Metro services on Thursday, the strikes in France enter their third week... Read more »

Pilots and air crew threaten to join French pension strikes in January

Flights to and from France could be disrupted in early January as air crew and pilots threaten to join in mass transportation strikes against the government’s planned pension reforms.... Read more »

Iran, France to hold nuclear talks on Friday

*We already have points of agreement, says Zarif President Emmanuel Macron will on Friday hold talks on Iran’s contested nuclear programme with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the French... Read more »