AJ Impact

Air France meets labour reps over plans to cut 7,500 jobs

'It's scandalous, the government is putting in 7 billion euros and the company is destroying jobs,' a staff member said.

Air France meets labour reps over plans to cut 7,500 jobs

Europe

Jean Castex named French PM after Edouard Philippe resignation

The French president has tasked Jean Castex with forming a new government after Philippe's resignation, the Elysee says.

Jean Castex named French PM after Edouard Philippe resignation

Europe

France rejects new probe into killing of Rwanda's Habyarimana

The appeals court in Paris rejects a request to reopen a probe into the 1994 assassination of Rwanda's president.

France rejects new probe into killing of Rwanda's Habyarimana

Europe

EU court faults France over asylum seekers sleeping rough

The EU's rights court orders France to pay fines up to $13,970 to each of the three 'victims of a degrading treatment'.

EU court faults France over asylum seekers sleeping rough

NATO

France suspends role in NATO naval mission after Turkey tensions

France freezes its role in NATO naval operation off Libya's coast after a standoff with Turkish ship earlier this month.

 France suspends role in NATO naval mission after Turkey tensions

Africa

Macron says new tactics 'shifted the dynamic' in Sahel fight

Leaders from G5 Sahel bloc of nations and French president meet in Nouakchott to discuss campaign against armed groups.

Macron says new tactics 'shifted the dynamic' in Sahel fight

Europe

Healthcare workers protest across France in push for better pay

The rallies come as the government prepares to wrap up weeks of talks with health workers on hospital overhauls.

Healthcare workers protest across France in push for better pay

Libya

France's Macron slams Turkey's 'criminal' role in Libya

Turkey and France have engaged in a war of words in recent weeks over each others' role in war-torn Libya.

France's Macron slams Turkey's 'criminal' role in Libya

Arts & Culture

Auction of 'stolen' Nigerian treasures goes ahead in Paris

Christie's proceeds with sale of artifacts, says the transaction lawful given that objects were sold at past auctions.

Auction of 'stolen' Nigerian treasures goes ahead in Paris

Europe

France sentences ex-PM Fillon, his wife to prison in fraud trial

Fillon used a total of $1m in public funds to pay his wife and children for work they never performed, a court says.

France sentences ex-PM Fillon, his wife to prison in fraud trial

Europe

France ex-PM Fillon awaits verdict over corruption case

Judgement day for Francois Fillon, as the former French prime minister faces possible jail time for corruption.

Europe

French Greens make gains as Macron’s party falters in local polls

President Macron's party faces a setback but it is a good night for the Greens after local elections in France.

France

Greens projected to surge as Macron takes hit in local elections

The vote is set to deliver a dire verdict for president, who might end up not winning a single contest in a major city.

Greens projected to surge as Macron takes hit in local elections

France

France goes to the polls in second round of local elections

About 5,000 municipal councils, including key centres of Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, and Strasbourg, remain undecided.

France goes to the polls in second round of local elections

AJ Impact

Unilever drops 'fair' from 'Fair & Lovely' skin lightening cream

This is the latest makeover of a brand in response to a global backlash against racial prejudice.

Unilever drops 'fair' from 'Fair & Lovely' skin lightening cream