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Eiffel Tower closed for fourth day as staff continue strike

France, Feb. 22 -- France's iconic Eiffel Tower was closed for a fourth day on Thursday as employees extended a strike over the monument's management, unions said. The stoppage at one of the world's ... Read More


Macky Sall to address Senegal, as calls to set election date intensify

France, Feb. 22 -- Senegalese President Macky Sall has promised he will address the nation on Thursday evening in a bid to quell rising anger over the delay in setting a new election date. The opposit... Read More


EU approves new round of sanctions against Russia

France, Feb. 21 -- European Union members gave a provisional all-clear to a 13th package of Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia on Wednesday. It covers bans for nearly 200 organisations and indiv... Read More


Tracing the history of France's hallowed Pantheon temple for national heroes

France, Feb. 21 -- Armenian Resistance hero Missak Manouchianwill be laid to rest Wednesday in France's Pantheon on the 80th anniversary of his killing by a Nazi firing squad. So-called pantheonisatio... Read More


France launches anti-corruption push ahead of 2024 Paris Olympics

France, Feb. 21 -- Ahead of the Paris Olympics in July and August, French prosecutors are working on four enquiries into possible wrongdoing, but are the investigations a sign of problems or of genuin... Read More


European satellite set for fiery tumble into Earth's atmosphere

France, Feb. 21 -- The European Space Agency's (ESA) European Remote Sensing 2 (ERS-2) satellite will takean uncontrolled, fiery plunge into the atmospheresometime on Wednesday. Its planned re-entry ... Read More


French PM seeks to avert fresh farmer protests with bill of change

France, Feb. 21 -- French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal outlined a package of measures on Wednesday aimed at reassuring farmers that agriculture remained a top priority for the government. Attal's att... Read More


French PM seeks to avert fresh farmer protests with bill promising change

France, Feb. 21 -- French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal outlined a package of measures on Wednesday aimed at reassuring farmers that agriculture remained a top priority for the government. Attal's att... Read More


Armenian Resistance hero Manouchian to join France's Pantheon luminaries

France, Feb. 21 -- The ashes of Armenian genocide survivor and hero of the French Resistance, Missak Manouchian, will on Wednesday be inducted into the Paris Pantheon- 80 years after he and his comrad... Read More


Armenian Resistance hero Manouchian joins France's Pantheon luminaries

France, Feb. 21 -- The ashes of Armenian genocide survivor and hero of the French Resistance, Missak Manouchian, are on Wednesday being inducted into the Paris Pantheon- 80 years after he and his comr... Read More