Tag Archives: France

France backs Lille as best choice to host EU drug agency after Brexit

PARIS: France offered the northern city of Lille as a candidate to host the European Union’s drug regulator to replace London after Britain leaves the bloc, the government said on Wednesday. The European Medicines Agency (EMA), Europe’s equivalent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is preparing to leave its London headquarters in the wake… Read More »

France tries Equatorial Guinea leader's son in absentia in corruption case

PARIS: The son of Equatorial Guinea’s president was put on trial in his absence on Monday in France, accused of buying palatial Parisian properties and exotic cars with money plundered from his native country, a small oil-rich state on Africa’s west coast. Teodorin Obiang, eldest son of President Teodoro Obiang and a vice-president himself, denies… Read More »

France starts moving out remaining 'Jungle' camp children

CALAIS: French authorities on Wednesday (Nov 2) started moving out the remaining 1,500 unaccompanied children living near the razed “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais to reception centres around the country. A first bus carrying 43 minors left the area around 8:30 am (0730 GMT), rapidly followed by a second one. More than 70 buses have… Read More »

Football: Pogba fires France as Belgium, Portugal run riot

AMSTERDAM: A searing first-half strike from Paul Pogba handed France a 1-0 win in the Netherlands as Belgium and Portugal clocked up 6-0 wins and Christian Benteke grabbed a slice of World Cup qualifying history. Criticised by coach Didier Deschamps for his performance in Friday’s 4-1 win over Bulgaria in Paris, the world’s most expensive… Read More »

France 'extremely concerned' over situation in Gabon

PARIS: Former colonial power France said Thursday (Sep 1) it was “extremely concerned” about post-election violence in Gabon and urged all sides to exercise “maximum restraint.” “There is no place for violence in an electoral process,” said Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault in a statement, after reports of deadly clashes following the re-election of President Ali Bongo… Read More »

Lacazette, Fekir return as France ring changes after Euro 2016

PARIS: France coach Didier Deschamps has named his first squad since reaching the European Championship final with left back Patrice Evra among several high-profile omissions. Olympique Lyonnais duo Alexandre Lacazette and Nabil Fekir have been recalled to the 23-man squad for a friendly against Italy in Bari on Sept. 1 and a World Cup qualifier… Read More »