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Residents of flooded French village take stock of damage

A French town that was the scene of a jihadist shooting earlier this year has been swamped by floods. Residents recount the trauma of the flooding and the damage that followed.

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“Fears and hopes” among French fishermen as Brexit looms

Scallop fishermen in the Normandy region of France express hopes and fears about the future of their trade as Brexit threatens to redraw battle lines in the Channel.

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S. Korea’s Moon visits Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Europe tour

South Korean President Moon Jae-in attends a ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris ahead of a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. Moon is set to lobby for North Korea’s Kim Jong Un on a seven-day Europe tour that will see him also stop in Rome, Brussels and Copenhagen. IMAGES

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Climate change protesters march in Paris streets

(13 Oct 2018) Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through central Paris on Saturday calling on the French government and the international community to do more to tackle climate change. (Oct. 13)

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WWI took ‘Legion of Orient’ soldier across continents

Elizabeth Sonia Touloumdjian recalls the experiences of her father Sarkis Najarian in the Legion of the Orient, a mostly Armenian unit set up and run by the French to fight in the Middle East in World War 1 and afterwards.

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Marie Antoinette jewels to be auctioned

(12 Oct 2018) Sotheby’s says it’s auctioning a set of natural pearls that once belonged to the famed — or infamous — French queen Marie Antoinette, and have not been seen in public for two centuries. (Oct. 12)

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Knightley and West play ‘Kim and Kanye’ of the 1940s

(12 Oct 2018) Actors Keira Knightley and Dominic West premiere drama “Colette” – about French novelist Colette and her husband Henry Gauthier-Villars. (Oct. 12)

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French-speaking countries summit kicks off in Yerevan

French President Emmanuel Macron joins other international leaders at the opening ceremony of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF) summit in Yerevan, Armenia. IMAGES