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France Urges Women to Report World Cup Sexual Assaults

France Urges Women to Report World Cup Sexual Assaults

French officials on Wednesday urged women to report any cases of sexual assault during the celebrations of France’s World Cup win, after dozens of accounts by victims emerged on social media. “These cases must be brought to our attention so that investigations can be carried out,” Paris police chief Michel Delpuech said on Europe 1 […]

France Beat Croatia to Win 2018 FIFA World Cup

France Beat Croatia to Win 2018 FIFA World Cup

France has won its second World Cup championship, defeating Croatia 4-2 Sunday at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium France led 2-1 at halftime, thanks to an own-goal by Croatian Mario Mandzukic, who headed a free kick into his own team’s net, and a penalty kick by Antoine Griezmann. Croatia’s Ivan Perisic briefly leveled the game around 30 […]

Seychelles President Shocks G7 Meeting With Ocean Trash Photos

Seychelles President Shocks G7 Meeting With Ocean Trash Photos

The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, shocked the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations with photographs of the damage being done to the island nation’s Aldabra atoll by plastic pollution and other types of litter coming from the rest of the world, State House said on Sunday. Faure told the roundtable of small […]

France warns US it has one week to avoid trade war

France warns US it has one week to avoid trade war

Finance leaders of US allies have vented their anger over the Trump administration’s metal import tariffs but ended a meeting in Canada with no solutions. US President Donald Trump still has time to avoid a trade war over tariff hikes aimed at Canada, the European Union and Mexico, G7 finance ministers says after a meeting […]

More Evidence Pins France On 1994 Rwanda Genocide

More Evidence Pins France On 1994 Rwanda Genocide

Recent reports in the French media have been awash with damning evidence about France’s complicity in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. New revelations have, among others, shone a spotlight on a French bank, BNP Paribas, which is being sued for financing the Genocide as well as top French officials for issuing re-armament orders for […]

France Says Troops Killed 20 Militants in Northern Mali

France Says Troops Killed 20 Militants in Northern Mali

France’s defense ministry has said its troops took several combatants “out of action” in operations against jihadist groups in Mali this week. The assault also resulted in the seizure of weapons and other equipment. Soldiers taking part in France’s counterterror mission in northern Mali clashed with Islamist militants this week, taking out around 20 fighters, […]

With Africa in spotlight at G7 summit, Secretary-General Guterres urges investment in youth

With Africa in spotlight at G7 summit, Secretary-General Guterres urges investment in youth

At the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Italy, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called world leaders to invest in young people, with stronger investment in technology and relevant education and capacity building in Africa. Speaking at a session on reinforcing the partnership between the G7 and Africa, the Secretary-General noted that the international […]

Emmanuel Macron ‘defeats Marine Le Pen to become president’

Emmanuel Macron ‘defeats Marine Le Pen to become president’

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has decisively won the French presidential election, projected results say. Mr Macron defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen by about 65% to 35% to become, at 39, the country’s youngest president, the results show. If confirmed, he will also become the first president from outside the two traditional main parties since […]

French Prosecutors Want CAR Child-Rape Case Dropped

French Prosecutors Want CAR Child-Rape Case Dropped

Prosecutors in Paris have called for the case to be dropped against French soldiers facing allegations they raped children in the Central African Republic while on a peacekeeping mission. What happens next is up to investigating judges in France, but as no one has been charged a trial appears unlikely. France opened a first probe […]

Armed teenager arrested after school shooting in French town of Grasse

Armed teenager arrested after school shooting in French town of Grasse

A 17-year-old pupil has been arrested after a shooting at a high school in the southern French town of Grasse, in which several people were wounded. The teenager, who was armed with a rifle, two handguns and two grenades, was a student at the Alexis de Tocqueville high school, where he allegedly opened fire, targeting […]

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