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France hopes to replace Notre-Dame's spire by the end of 2023

France, Feb. 3 -- Notre-Dame cathedral, badly damaged by fire in 2019, should reopen by the end of 2024, according to France's Culture Ministry- too late for the Paris Olympics. The cathedral's distri... Read More


EU promises continued support for Ukraine at Kyiv summit

France, Feb. 3 -- The EU on Friday pledged to support Ukraine "every step of the way" in its quest for bloc membership as top officials gathered in Kyiv for a summit to discuss the extension of milita... Read More


War of words marks 80th anniversary of Russian victory in Stalingrad

France, Feb. 2 -- As Russian President Vladimir Putin attends World War II commemorations in southern Russia, on the 80th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in Stalingrad, Eur... Read More


Pope Francis urges Congolese youth to work towards a better future

France, Feb. 2 -- In a speech to tens of thousands of young people in a stadium in the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, Pope Francis urged them to work towards a better future ... Read More


European Parliament waives immunity of two MEPs suspected of corruption

France, Feb. 2 -- The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to lift the immunity from prosecution of two elected representatives who Belgian investigators want to question in connection with ca... Read More


Somalia hosts regional summit to discuss fight against Al-Shabaab

France, Feb. 1 -- Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Wednesday hosted a summit of leaders from several neighbouring countries to discuss the regional fight against islamist insurgents Al-Sha... Read More


On third anniversary of Brexit, British PM hails departure as 'huge opportunity'

France, Jan. 31 -- British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has defended Brexit, insisting that leaving the European Union had brought significant achievements and offered a "huge opportunity," three years ... Read More


France faces second wave of strikes in protest against pension reform

France, Jan. 30 -- France is bracing for another day of mass protests and strikes on Tuesday over proposed pension reforms championed by President Emmanuel Macron. The government and the political opp... Read More


France braces for further upheaval as second round of pension protests begin

France, Jan. 30 -- France is bracing for another day of mass protests and strikes on Tuesday over proposed pension reforms championed by President Emmanuel Macron. The government and the political opp... Read More


No time to party as Djokovic injury casts shadow over Australian Open triumph

France, Jan. 30 -- Novak Djokovic says he hopes to return to action in a month's time but is "not sure" how quickly his injured hamstring will heal. Roger Federer has been among those hailing Djokovic... Read More