Europe

France convicts top Catholic official over sex abuse cover-up

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin found guilty of failing to report the abuse of a minor by Reverend Bernard Preynat.

Europe

France Catholic Church set for verdict on child sex abuse scandal

Court will decide whether Archbishop of Lyon is guilty of not reporting a priest to for sexually abusing boys.

Emmanuel Macron

EU leaders lukewarm on Macron's plea for reform

French president launches push for further EU integration, citing Brexit as a 'symbol' of the 'danger' facing Europe.

EU leaders lukewarm on Macron's plea for reform

Japan

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn gets bail after prolonged detention

Tokyo court sets bail at $9m, but prosecutors appeal decision with Ghosn facing charges of financial misconduct.

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn gets bail after prolonged detention

France

'We need change': Algerian expats join anti-Bouteflika rallies

Thousands protest in French capital to denounce Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's plan to seek a fifth term.

'We need change': Algerian expats join anti-Bouteflika rallies

Refugees

Sri Lankans risk it all to seek asylum on tiny island near Africa

Sri Lankans are paying smugglers up to $3,000 to reach Reunion, a paradisiacal French island of fewer than one million.

Sri Lankans risk it all to seek asylum on tiny island near Africa

Europe

France's Great Debate: National discussion goes behind bars

How successful have these debates been so far and what do inmates have to say?

Opinion

Criminalising anti-Zionism in France

If France indeed has high standards of freedom of expression, it should not be criminalising a political opinion.

Ali Saad

by Ali Saad

Ali Saad

Europe

Decathlon cancels plans to sell sport hijab in France

'Unprecedented wave of insults and threats' forces French retailer to stop introduction of runner's hijab in France.

Decathlon cancels plans to sell sport hijab in France

France

France criticised for its handling of 'yellow vest' crisis

Council of Europe's human rights commissioner urges Macron government to respect the right to freedom of assembly.

France criticised for its handling of 'yellow vest' crisis

Iraq

Iraq says it will prosecute French ISIL fighters

Iraq's president says all ISIL fighters who committed crimes against his country will be put on trial in Iraq.

Iraq says it will prosecute French ISIL fighters

Europe

France ISIL fighters: Repatriating fighters and families

France debates whether or not to bring back hundreds of young people who joined ISIL in Syria and Iraq to face justice.

France

French president plans measures to tackle anti-Semitism

Macron will introduce legislation and adopt a new definition of anti-Semitism following a resurgence in hate speech.

French president plans measures to tackle anti-Semitism

European Union

France-Italy railway construction exposes political rifts

Protesters and Italy's Five Star Movement may derail a massive project between France and Italy.

Europe

Israeli minister tells French Jews to 'come home' after vandalism

Dozens of graves have been smeared with swastikas at a Jewish cemetery in the French village of Quatzenheim.

Israeli minister tells French Jews to 'come home' after vandalism