Tag: France

French police free man questioned over Nantes cathedral fire

French police cleared a 39-year-old Rwandan refugee of all suspicion on Sunday and released him after questioning the man about a fire at the 15th-century cathedral in the French city of Nantes.

Fire breaks out at Nantes cathedral in western France

TV images showed smoke coming out of the 15th-century structure. The blaze comes a just over a year after a major fire at the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, which destroyed its main spire.

France arrests six over stolen Banksy artwork – source

The mural, which shows a veiled female figure staring mournfully downwards, was found at a farmhouse in central Italy earlier this month, nearly a one-and-a-half years after it was removed.

France’s Macron says he plans to travel to Russia soon

Macron and Putin held a video call on Friday. Macron has called for Europe to re-examine its strategic partnership with Russia, saying that a policy of defiance towards Moscow in recent years had failed.

Turkey says Macron suffers ‘eclipse of the mind’ over Libya

Turkey hit back on Tuesday at French criticism of its intervention in Libya.

France wants talks about ‘aggressive’ Turkish role in Libya

France wants talks with NATO allies to discuss Turkey's increasingly "aggressive" role in Libya, a presidential official said on Monday, and the foreign ministry accused Ankara of thwarting truce efforts by breaking a U.N. arms embargo.

Life won’t be normal after May 11, Macron tells French

"May 11 will not be the passage to normal life. There will be a recovery that will need to be reorganised," Macron said in a speech at the presidential palace after a meeting with horticulturists. "There will be several phases and May 11 will be one of them."

Macron visits Marseille doctor working on COVID-19 drug touted by Trump

President Emmanuel Macron visited a French doctor in Marseille on Thursday whose work on an anti-malaria drug has been promoted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a potential weapon against COVID-19 but has split medical opinion.

France is fourth country to pass 10,000 coronavirus deaths

During a news conference Jerome Salomon, head of the public health authority, said number of people who died from the disease in French hospitals had risen by 9% in a day to a cumulative total of 7,091, versus 10% on Monday

Two killed in a knife attack in south-east France

France's anti-terrorism prosecutor's office will investigate a knife attack in the southeastern French town of Romans-sur-Isère on Saturday in which a man killed two people and wounded five.