France opens probe into BNP Paribas over its role in Sudan

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris prosecutors have opened an investigation into French bank BNP Paribas over allegations of complicity in crimes against humanity in Sudan, a lawyer and Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) said on Thursday.Slideshow ( 2 images

Who took centre stage on Lebanon's centenary? A French man

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon marked its centenary this week and one man dominated broadcasts from planting a cedar tree, the Middle East state’s national emblem, to visiting Beirut’s devastated port. But it wasn’t a powerful Lebanese leader or a local

Coronavirus: France could be next on UK’s quarantine list – but other countries have higher infection rates

France could become the next nation to be added to the UK’s list of countries where travellers have to quarantine on their return. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said his government will be “absolutely ruthless” in deciding whether travellers from

Amid tensions with Turkey, Greece in joint manoeuvres with France

ATHENS (Reuters) – The French military conducted training exercises with Greek forces off the southern island of Crete on Thursday, defence sources said, as tension persisted with Turkey over disputed waters in the eastern Mediterranean. Thursday’s exercise was the first