France ex-president Sarkozy goes on trial for corruption
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy goes on trial Monday for attempted bribery of a judge in what could turn into a humiliating postscript to a political career tainted by a litany of legal woes.
Lagos Goernment warns worship centres, religious leaders against second wave
The Lagos State Government has warned religious leaders in the state to intensify adherence to safety protocols in their worship centres to avert the second wave of coronavirus.
Russia promises sanctions on France, Germany over Navalny
Russia said Thursday it will soon introduce retaliatory sanctions on German and French officials over the poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny.
France condemns Erdogan's 'declarations of violence'
France on Thursday condemned "declarations of violence" by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and raised the possibility of new sanctions against Ankara.
France braces for tougher restrictions as virus cases soar
France could announce tougher measures later this week to bring the coronavirus under control after the number of daily cases topped 50,000 for the first time...
France expels Bosnians who shaved daughter's head over relationship
Five family members of a Bosnian teenager who forcibly shaved her head over her relationship with a Christian Serb man have been expelled from France, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said Saturday. Sources close to Darmanin told AFP those expelled were the girl's parents and three of her siblings. The 17-year-old's parents were arrested on Friday,…
Erdogan says Macron needs 'mental checks'
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday slammed his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, over his policies toward Muslims, saying that he needed "mental checks." "What can one say about a head of state who treats millions of members from different faith groups this way: first of all, have mental checks," Erdogan said in a televised…
More than 40 million coronavirus cases worldwide
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide passed 40 million on Monday, according to an AFP tally at 0715 GMT based on official sources.
France to rally in solidarity, defiance after beheading of teacher
People across France are expected to join rallies Sunday in a show of solidarity and defiance following the beheading...
Macron orders 9:00 pm-6:00 am curfew for Paris, eight other French cities
President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday ordered a nighttime curfew for Paris and eight other French cities to contain the rising spread of Covid-19 in the country. In a televised interview, Macron said residents of those cities would not be allowed to be outdoors between 9:00 pm (1900 GMT) and 6:00 am (0400 GMT) from Saturday,…