France

Vivendi pushes out Canal+ chief as profits shrink

Published 03/07/2015

PARIS French media group Vivendi pushed out Rodolphe Belmer as chief of its Canal Plus unit on Friday amid disappointment over what one source said [more…]

EU in last-ditch bid to Greece, urges ‘yes’ vote to bailout

Published 30/06/2015

ATHENS The head of the European Commission made a last-minute offer to try to persuade Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to accept a bailout deal [more…]

Iran’s Zarif returning to Vienna with Salehi for nuclear talks: IRNA

Published 30/06/2015

DUBAI Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, departed Tehran for Vienna with nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi and Hossein Fereydoon, a brother and close aide [more…]

EU in preliminary deal to scrap mobile roaming fees by mid-2017

Published 30/06/2015

BRUSSELS The European Union reached a preliminary deal on Tuesday to scrap mobile roaming charges across the 28-country bloc by June 2017 as part of [more…]

Froome buckled up for rocky Tour de France challenge

Published 30/06/2015

PARIS Chris Froome struggled for form, then crashed but the Briton looks ready just in time to compete for a second Tour de France title [more…]

Pinot hunting Tour de France glory

Published 30/06/2015

PARIS Thibaut Pinot owns a pet lamb but on his bike the French climber is more of the predator type and he is looking to [more…]

Barguil, Yates share common path towards the Tour

Published 30/06/2015

PARIS Hot prospects Warren Barguil and Simon Yates have been tipped to win the Tour de France one day, yet neither is riding for a [more…]

Anti-austerity protests in Greece as bank shutdown bites

Published 29/06/2015

ATHENS Tens of thousands of Greeks rallied on Monday to back their leftwing government's rejection of a tough international bailout after a clash with foreign [more…]

Serena and Djokovic up and running at Wimbledon

Published 29/06/2015

LONDON Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams made strong cases for the less is more approach to Wimbledon build-ups with resounding victories at a sunny All [more…]

France attack suspect admits killing, police make link to Syria

Published 28/06/2015

PARIS The suspected Islamist who attempted to blow up a French chemical plant on Friday has admitted killing his manager beforehand, a source close to [more…]