US-NKorea crisis tests Cold War's nuclear deterrence doctrine

Paris, Aug 14 The doctrine of nuclear deterrence, put to the test in the standoff between Washington and Pyongyang, dates to the Cold War when the world's two superpowers seemed hellbent on...

Aug 15, 2017 1:59 AM | Newsscroll

UN-backed Libya PM to meet eastern strongman near Paris

Paris, Jul 24 Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj will hold talks near Paris tomorrow with Khalifa Haftar, the powerful military commander based in the country's east, the French...

Jul 24, 2017 1:53 PM | Newsscroll

Macron to slash France's MPs by a third as part of political

shake-upVersailles, Jul 3 President Emmanuel Macron today promised a "profound transformation" of French politics, proposing to slash by a third the number of MPs, and telling lawmakers he would...

Jul 04, 2017 1:44 AM | Newsscroll

French government fires opening salvo on labour reforms

Paris, Jun 28 French President Emmanuel Macron's cabinet today approved his ambitious plans to relax the country's rigid labour laws, the main plank of his bid to bring down stubbornly high...

Jun 28, 2017 10:57 PM | Newsscroll

Vatican confirms Mali to get its first cardinal

Vatican City, Jun 27 The creation of Mali's first cardinal is to go ahead as planned, the Vatican said today, quashing rumours that Jean Zerbo's appointment was at risk following reports of...

Jun 27, 2017 6:45 PM | Newsscroll

Algeria leader drops Panama Papers libel suit vs Le Monde

Paris, Jun 20 Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika today dropped a libel suit against Le Monde after the influential French daily apologised for running a photo linking him to the Panama Papers...

Jun 20, 2017 10:42 PM | Newsscroll

Paris attacker, on terror watchlist, had gun licence

Paris, Jun 20 Questions arose today over how a known radical Islamist who rammed a car into a police van on Paris's Champs-Elysees was able to hold a gun licence.Adam Djaziri, a 31-year-old who had...

Jun 20, 2017 5:13 PM | Newsscroll

Greece seeks bailout, debt breakthroughs

Luxembourg, Jun 15 Eurozone finance ministers will try to overcome months of differences with the IMF today and unlock sorely needed bailout cash for Greece to avert a fresh crisis.IMF chief...

Jun 15, 2017 9:56 AM | Newsscroll

Greece pushed to take bailout deal without debt relief

Brussels, Jun 14 Greece faced pressure today to accept a bailout deal with no new debt relief so that it can meet huge repayments and avert a fresh crisis this summer.After months of bickering,...

Jun 14, 2017 7:51 PM | Newsscroll

Macron faces early tensions with French media

Paris, May 19 The French presidency attempted to defuse early tensions with the media today after handpicking journalists to accompany newly-elected Emmanuel Macron on a trip to west...

May 19, 2017 10:48 PM | Newsscroll