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In-form Rennes rises to 5th with 2-0 win at Bordeaux

PARIS (AP) - Rennes made it six games unbeaten, climbing to fifth place in the French league, with a 2-0 win at Bordeaux on Saturday. Forward Ismaila Sarr put Rennes ahead in the 49th minute with his fifth goal of the season, netting from close range after winger Wahbi Khazri's shot came back off th

USA TODAY - 2018-03-17 21:38:04

Mayotte unrest: French island residents round up 'foreigners'

A group of residents from the Indian Ocean French island of Mayotte has been rounding up suspected illegal migrants and taking them to local police. The move targeted around 100 "foreigners, Comorans and Africans", a member of the group told AFP. Protests against the economic crisis and illegal imm

BBC - 2018-03-17 19:29:48

Wales scramble into second spot after Liam Williams try subdues France

Liam Williams dives in to score a try for Wales against France. Photograph: Gareth Everett/Huw Evans/Rex/Shutterstock Rarely have a side clinched second place in the Six Nations with less conviction. Wales were outplayed for vast tracts of this game, but are indebted to France for allowing them no

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-03-17 19:07:39

Wales v France: Six Nations – live!

The Six Nations comes to a close in Cardiff, but the tournament's final match may lack a true sense of occasion. That's unusual for any game under the lights at the Principality Stadium, and any involving Wales and France, two nations with 20 grand slams and plenty of epic battles between them. Stil

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-03-17 16:00:38

French fury as celebrity chef adds forbidden ham and mozzarella to pan bagnat

A celebrity chef has provoked outrage in Nice by adding honey chicken, ham and mozzarella cheese to a cherished local speciality, the "pan bagnat", a bread roll traditionally filled with tuna, olives and egg. Thierry Marx, a Michelin-starred exponent of molecular gastronomy, was accused of desecrati

TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-17 15:43:00

U.K., Land of 'Brexit,' Quietly Outsources Some Surgeries to France

Serge Orlov, 62, talking to a doctor at Calais Hospital in northern France a day after knee replacement surgery.Credit Jose Sarmento Matos for The New York Times CALAIS, France - Serge Orlov, a 62-year-old Briton, likes to rail against what he calls the tyranny of the European Union. Like most supp

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-17 07:01:12

The Rise of Euro-Putinism

There aren't many certainties in politics, but here's one: Vladimir Putin will be re-elected to a fourth presidential term in Sunday's sham ballot. The larger question is what other elections can Putin win in the coming years. He's on a roll. The big winners in Italy's election this month - the anti

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-17 01:08:22

French impressionism: masterpieces chart the revolution of colour – in pictures

From Claude Monet's radiant water lilies to PaulCezanne's rendering of the verdant French countryside to the rosy pigments of Auguste Renoir, more than 65 masterpieces on loan from Paris's Musee d'Orsay celebrate the 19th century's most important art movement. Tony Magnusson, coordinating curator a

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-03-17 00:09:20

French food retailer Leclerc takes on rivals to crack Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - French supermarket chain Leclerc, which launches a home delivery service in Paris this month, also aims to open click and collect stores and hypermarkets in the capital. Michel-Edouard Leclerc, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of French retailer E. Leclerc SA, attend

REUTERS - 2018-03-16 23:35:08

England Women miss out on Six Nations glory as France seal Grand Slam

France beat Wales 38-3 in Colwyn Bay to claim the women's Six Nations title in Grand Slam fashion as England missed out. After defeating fierce rivals England last weekend, the French delivered another impressive display, taking charge through early tries from half-backs Pauline Bourdon and Caroline

STANDARD.CO.UK - 2018-03-16 21:06:00

France to increase investment in AI for future weapon systems

PARIS - France's armed forces minister has announced a plan to increase spending over time to an annual 100 million (U.S. $123 million) on artificial intelligence as part of an innovation drive to develop future weapon systems. Florence Parly made the announcement March 16 at the launch of the gov

DEFENSENEWS.COM - 2018-03-16 18:52:47

Exclusive: European powers propose new Iran sanctions to meet Trump ultimatum

BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. The joint paper, seen by Reut

REUTERS - 2018-03-16 23:29:44

Macron, Merkel promise EU reform roadmap by June

Angela Merkel's talks in Paris with Emmanuel Macron drew a sharp response from Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte who told Berlin and Paris not to ignore the concerns of other EU states. AFP LUDOVIC MARIN French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday they would come u

24MATINS.UK - 2018-03-16 17:54:02

After Social Media Outcry, French Museum Removes Video of Burning Chickens

Adel Abdessemed's "Spring" was withdrawn from an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon, France, after an outcry by animal rights activists.Credit Blaise Adilon/Adagp, Paris A video work by the Algerian artist Adel Abdessemed that showed chickens ablaze and hanging by their feet was r

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-16 17:32:03

We have to see through Putin’s fog of lies, and take action now

Vladimir Putin training with the Russian national judo team in Sochi, 2016. Photograph: Sputnik/Reuters In the Vladimir Putin showreel, doubtless given repeat airings in the run-up to Sunday's presidential faux election, there's usually a place among the shirtless poses and horseback shots for ima

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-03-16 17:19:25

Putin Is Poisoning Prague

Investigators collate forensic samples near the Maltings shopping center in Salisbury, England, on March 16, as investigations continue after a former Russian spy and his daughter were apparently poisoned in a nerve agent attack on March 4. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images) In President Vladimir Put

FOREIGN POLICY - 2018-03-16 16:33:52

Marine Le Pen's Self-Negating 'Rebrand'

When former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon took the stage before a crowd of National Front (FN) members in the northern French city of Lille, he was prepared to give France's far-right a pep talk. "Let them call you racist," he told FN party faithfuls over the weekend. "Let them call you

THE ATLANTIC - 2018-03-16 16:26:48

Russia opens probe into poisoning of Skripal's daughter

Russia on Friday opened a probe into the "attempted premeditated murder" of Yulia Skripal, who along with her father was poisoned by a nerve agent in Britain. The Investigative Committee has also begun a separate probe into the suspected murder of a Russian living in London, Nikolai Glushkov, even t

FRANCE 24 - 2018-03-16 16:17:44

Warren Gatland calculates risks as Wales look to absorb France blows

Mathieu Bastareaud returns to captain France against Wales after missing the first two Six Nations matches because he was serving a ban for making a homophobic remark. Photograph: Kieran McManus/BPI/Rex/Shutterstock Points make prize money in the Six Nations. The title may have gone west but the c

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-03-16 15:49:17

France's foreign ministry tells reporters to stop all travel to Syria

PARIS (Reuters) - France's foreign ministry urged reporters not to travel to Syria given an escalation of violence, in particular in eastern Ghouta and the Afrin region. The rare official letter sent to all French media comes at a time when Paris has grown increasingly frustrated by Russia's failur

REUTERS - 2018-03-16 15:36:09