The latest figures on the world wine market confirm that the industry is undergoing considerable change, with European countries finding their positions and strategies challenged by the new world.
At a festival intertwined with France’s national identity, the tension of art, politics and commerce always looms.
With Hassan Rouhani re-elected, French President Emmanuel Macron has high hopes of better economic and cultural ties with Iran
President Macron’s election as president smashed decades-old left-right grip on politics with the conservative Republicans (LR) and Socialists in shock.
Macron undertakes his first trip as president to Mali where the security situation has worsened despite French intervention four years ago.
A Harris Interactive poll found that En Marche, together with allies, would win the largest share of vote in the first round of the elections on June 11.
Saqib Mir, a French-trained chef, returned to his homeland after 14 years in Paris to open a confectionery shop in the heart of conflict-ridden Kashmir.
The two world leaders met in Berlin to discuss the roadmap for the future, Eurobonds, and economic policies.
In a move meant to smash the left-right divide which has dominated France, Macron chose Philippe, broadening his political appeal and weakening his opponents.
Macron pledged to restore France’s global status, strengthen national self-confidence and heal divisions from the bitterly fought election campaign.
Poland has been the most vocal among eastern EU members fearing that their wealthier western neighbours will erode the single market that has been the biggest benefit of membership in the east.
Many of the candidates Macron’s party announced are young and half of them are women.
France’s president-elect made his name in the global arena, and has a diplomatic bent. Revitalising French foreign policy may well be among his early successes.
An Auschwitz survivor and activists gathered in front of the Eiffel Tower on May 8 to celebrate Emmanuel Macron’s victory. The day is also commemorated as the end of the Second World War in France.
Sunday’s election is seen as the most important in France for decades, with both candidates having opposed views on Europe and France’s place in the world.
Given Marine Le Pen’s stand on minorities, it is clear Emmanuel Macron will likely get the Sikh vote when France goes to polls on May 7.
For Le Pen, the debate was a last major chance to persuade voters of the merits of her programme, but 63% of viewers found Macron more convincing than her.
Even though parkour takes its toll on their bodies, these youths see it as an escape from the atmosphere of war and freedom from their pain and sorrow.
French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron launched a scathing attack against politicians who failed to endorse him against far-right rival Le Pen.
Once immunity is lifted , Le Pen, who is strongly anti-EU, will be investigated for allegedly misusing EU funds to pay for National Front party assistants.
Should France apologise for committing war-time atrocities?
With candidates from the extreme right and the socialist left in the fray, there are no clear indications who has the edge
Far-right candidate Le Pen’s hardline stance on security and immigration my resonate with voters after the attack on Champs-Elysees by ISIS.
The killing of a policeman by a suspected ISIS militant pushed national security to the top of French political agenda, with leading candidates clashing over how to keep citizens safe two days before the presidential election.
The incident came as French voters prepared go to the polls on Sunday in the most tightly-contested presidential election in decades.
The Kremlin wants to build strong alliances with “pro-Russian” forces in the West. In France’s upcoming election, Putin is placing his bets on two right-wing candidates for president.
Opinion polls have for months shown Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron qualifying for the May 7 run-off, but the gap with conservative Francois Fillon and far-leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon has been tightening.
As France heads to the polls ton April 23, citizens seem more confused than ever about just what is “left” and what is “right”.
Both Le Pen and Macron’s support dipped by half a point from Tuesday while conservative Francois Fillon was stable on 19% and Melenchon unchanged on 18.5%.
The Grande Synthe camp was 70% destroyed by a blaze on Monday night after clashes between Iraqi Kurd and Afghan migrants.
Former colonial power France intervened in 2013 to drive out al Qaeda-linked militants who seized northern Mali the year before.
Fillon, a 63-year-old conservative prime minister denies any wrongdoing. Le Pen defended herself by saying she was the victim of “political persecution.”
A government under Marine Le Pen’s presidency plans to take France out of the euro zone and bring back a national currency.
While France teeters on the brink of the far right, left parties elsewhere in Europe are showing surprising strength.
Le Pen, who leads the anti-European Union, anti-immigration National Front, faced strong criticism of her policies on Thursday from International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde, a former French economy minister.
“The Republicans are united around Francois Fillon,” Senate leader Gerard Larcher told reporters, after telling fellow party officials behind closed doors: “The debate is over”.
France’s conservatives appeared to be at war with themselves less than 50 days from the presidential election as Francois Fillon clung on to his struggling, scandal-tainted campaign and senior party members fought to oust him as their candidate.
After a string of resignations among advisers and backers, the 63-year old former conservative prime minister is banking on a rally of supporters in Paris on Sunday to show his detractors that he remains their best hope to win the presidency.
While the far right is on the march globally, there are signs progressives are stirring from their slumber.
A government official as well as EDF have said there is no associated nuclear risk.