In Last – Ditch Bid, Macron Talks Ukraine With Putin, Then Calls Zelensky

PARIS, France – French President Emmanuel Macron called Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Sunday about the situation in Ukraine in a last – ditch effort to avert a Russian invasion of Ukraine, his office said. The call, which lasted 105 minutes, came two weeks after Macron went to Moscow to persuade Putin to hold back … More In Last – Ditch Bid, Macron Talks Ukraine With Putin, Then Calls Zelensky

French Modelling Agent Who Founded Agency With Epstein Dies In Custody

PARIS, France – Jean – Luc Brunel, a longtime French modeling agent who was detained in December 2020 as part of an inquiry into allegations of rape, sexual assault and sexual harassement, was found dead in his cell on Saturday, the Paris prosecutor’s office said. The investigation, opened in August 2019, was a preliminary inquiry … More French Modelling Agent Who Founded Agency With Epstein Dies In Custody

Will Kering And Hermes Follow Louis Vuitton’s Lead On Princes?

PARIS, France – When Gucci – owner Kering and Hermes reports earnings this week, investors will be looking for signs that the big luxury fashion groups are confident that wealthy shoppers are willing to pay higher price tags for designer accessories. Rival Louis Vuitton, the world’s largest luxury label, said on Tuesday it would raise … More Will Kering And Hermes Follow Louis Vuitton’s Lead On Princes?

Saudi Arabia Donates $30M For Protection Of International Cultural Heritage

PARIS, France – Saudi authorities on Monday announced a donation of $30 million to support the work of the ALPH Foundation, the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas. Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, the Kingdom’s minister of culture, made the announcement during the foundation’s second donors’ conference, which took place … More Saudi Arabia Donates $30M For Protection Of International Cultural Heritage

France Awards Paris Contemporary Art Fair To Art Basel Organisers

PARIS, France – France has awarded one of the world’s top contemporary art fairs to the company behind the Swiss Art Basel fair for a seven – year period, in a process criticised as ‘expropriation’ by the local firm that had organised the event for the past 15 years. The controversy over the process, dubbed … More France Awards Paris Contemporary Art Fair To Art Basel Organisers

French Court Finds Former Top Sarkozy Aides Guilty In Polling Fraud Trial

PARIS, France – A French court on Friday sentenced two one – time aides to former president Nicolas Sarkozy to jail for their role in the misuse of public funds to finance opinion poll contracts. Five of Sarkozy’s former aides and allies from his time as president between 2007 and 2012 were on trial on … More French Court Finds Former Top Sarkozy Aides Guilty In Polling Fraud Trial

PSG Forward Messi Returns To Paris After Negative COVID Test

Paris, France – Paris St Germain forward Lionel Messi has returned to Paris after testing negative for COVID – 19 and will resume training in the coming days, the French Ligue 1 club said on Wednesday. Messi was among the four PSG players who returned positive results on Sunday. The 34 – year – old … More PSG Forward Messi Returns To Paris After Negative COVID Test

France Ups Pressure On Unvaccinated Amid Record Infections

PARIS, France – France’s government is forging ahead with efforts to increase pressure on unvaccinated people to get coronavirus shots, as the country reported 208,000 new COVID – 19 cases Wednesday – a record fueled by the omicron variant. Health Minister Oliver Veran on Wednesday defended a government plan to allow only the fully vaccinated … More France Ups Pressure On Unvaccinated Amid Record Infections

France Reports Record High Of 179,807 New Coronavirus Cases In One Day

PARIS, France – France reported a record high of 179,807 new confirmed coronavirus cases in a 24 – hour period on Tuesday, one of the highest one – day tallies worldwide since the start of the pandemic. It is highest number of new daily infections in Europe, according to data on Cocidtracker.fr. Since the start … More France Reports Record High Of 179,807 New Coronavirus Cases In One Day

UK Tourist Travel Ban A ‘Disaster’ For French Ski Resort

PARIS, France – In the French ski resort of Val d’Isere, staff had been hired, shelves fully stocked and everyone was looking forward to a good season until, this is, France banned British tourists due to fears over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The ban was announced on Thursday, just two days before the … More UK Tourist Travel Ban A ‘Disaster’ For French Ski Resort