French police arrests one of suspected killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

French police on Tuesday arrested a suspected member of the hit squad that killed Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as the man was about to board a flight from Paris to Riyadh, French law enforcement sources said. Khashoggi’s fiancee welcomed the detention of the suspect and said he should be prosecuted for his role in the… Read More French police arrests one of suspected killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

France introduces new measures to tackle school bullying

French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Thursday the launch of a new app against school bullying as well a change to the law aiming to widen parental control on all electronic devices used by children. “Unfortunately, today, bullying still goes on in schools, on social media, without any moment of peace for the victims,” Macron… Read More France introduces new measures to tackle school bullying

France officially signs over looted colonial artefacts to Benin

Benin’s President Patrice Talon signed an agreement on Tuesday to take back from France 26 artworks seized from the former French colony in the 19th century, and said he hoped it would pave the way for more cultural treasures to be handed back. The 26 artworks were taken in 1892 from Benin’s Palaces of Abomey… Read More France officially signs over looted colonial artefacts to Benin

UK PM Boris Johnson meets with French President Emmanuel Macron over post-Brexit fishing dispute

Britain and France clashed again in a post-Brexit fishing row on Sunday, with London denying it had shifted its position and Paris insisting it was now up to Britain to resolve a dispute that could ultimately hurt trade. The two sides painted different pictures of a meeting between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and President Emmanuel… Read More UK PM Boris Johnson meets with French President Emmanuel Macron over post-Brexit fishing dispute

UK PM Boris Johnson to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron amid post-Brexit fishing row

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet French President Emmanuel Macron this weekend amid a row over post-Brexit fishing rights in which France has seized a British boat and London has threatened to board French trawlers. The flare-up is part of a wider dispute over post-Brexit trade arrangements between Britain and the European Union that… Read More UK PM Boris Johnson to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron amid post-Brexit fishing row

Looted artefacts returned to West African nations by Cambridge college, Paris museum

A Cambridge University college and a Paris museum on Wednesday handed back cultural artefacts looted from West Africa during the colonial era, setting a precedent that will pressure other Western institutions to return similarly stolen works. Jesus College, Cambridge, returned a sculpture of a cockerel taken by British troops in 1897, one of hundreds of… Read More Looted artefacts returned to West African nations by Cambridge college, Paris museum

France cancels defence meeting with UK over submarine deal row

France has cancelled a meeting between Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly and her British counterpart planned for this week after Australia scrapped a submarine order with Paris in favour of a deal with Washington and London, two sources familiar with the matter said. Parly personally took the decision to drop the bilateral meeting with British… Read More France cancels defence meeting with UK over submarine deal row

France recalls envoys from U.S., Australia over submarine deal row

France plunged into an unprecedented diplomatic crisis with the United States and Australia on Friday after it recalled its ambassadors from both countries over a trilateral security deal which sank a French-designed submarine contract with Canberra. The rare decision taken by French President Emmanuel Macron was made due to the “exceptional gravity” of the matter,… Read More France recalls envoys from U.S., Australia over submarine deal row