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World Cup ‘just the beginning’ for Mbappe-led France

While the 19-year-old is the poster boy for France's new crop of talent, the make-up of the squad suggests they have the youth and...

World Cup champion France: How much is the team worth?

As France basks in World Cup victory, we take a look at how much its talented players are worth.

World Cup win gives French something to bask in, if only...

France’s World Cup victory gave the country a much-needed morale boost after a decade of moroseness brought on by terrorist attacks and a lackluster...

The stomach prevails: France wins at World Cup on Russian cheese

DUBROVSKOYE, RUSSIA — Russian businessman Oleg Sirota thinks he knows why the French soccer team got off to a winning start at the World Cup: he is supplying their hotel with cheese and yoghurt from his dairy.

Syrian refugee launches luxury sneaker brand in France

LILLE, France — When Daniel Essa fled Syria in 2014, he faced an uncertain future as a refugee in France, where he knew few people and less French. Now he is selling his own brand of luxury sneakers to the wealthy of Paris and Hollywood.

Merkel offers Macron concessions on eurozone reforms

Berlin, Germany -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a long-awaited answer to French President Emmanuel Macron's call for ambitious European Union reforms Sunday, offering...

France weighs how to return Africa’s plundered art

PARIS — Half-man, half-beast, the tall African statues dominate a busy gallery in Paris’s Quai Branly museum. But few of the visitors are aware...

French museum’s collection mostly fake, but is it the only one?

ELNE, France — Over decades, the small museum of Elne in southern France built up a collection of works by local painter Etienne Terrus,...

Malbec: France’s gift to Argentina

A CELEBRATION of the Malbec wine varietal led guests on April 19 to pick their poison: red meat, or red wine. Slabs of Argentine roast...

Au revoir, baguette! France goes mad for le burger

PARIS — For the first time in history, hamburger sales in France have soared higher than the classic baguette jambon-beurre sandwich as French diners...

Goût de France: A feast for the senses

ENJOYING a few baguette slices, then a plate of boeuf bourguignon, followed by a plateau de fromage and crêpes suzette, accompanied with occasional sips...

Organic Champagne making a slow fizz into glasses

REIMS, FRANCE — A bubble it is not: the organic movement is only slowly taking root in France’s Champagne region, although its proponents believe...

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, first of its kind

ABU DHABI — The Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first museum to bear the Louvre name outside France, presents around 600 pieces in a modern,...

Story of Hitler’s rise wins French top book award

PARIS — Two books about the Nazis took France’s biggest literary prizes on Monday, with Eric Vuillard’s story of how German industry and finance...

PHL to sign new ODA loan deal with France

THE PHILIPPINES is set to sign a new official development assistance (ODA) loan agreement from France to support local government fiscal reforms. “The Philippines will...

As croissants go global, France’s butter shortages bite

RENNES, FRANCE – Gone are the days of the butter mountains when the EU had to step in to mop up surpluses. A newfound...

La La Land’s Chazelle partners with Netflix for TV musical

LOS ANGELES – Damien Chazelle, the Oscar-winning director of hit movie La La Land, has another musical in the works, this time a multilingual...

France disputes Duterte on human rights

FRANCE ON Wednesday rejected claims by Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte that people were guilty until proven innocent in its legal system, as it...

A hot time in Paris

Text and photos by Cathy Rose A. Garcia Summer is a great time to visit Paris. After all, the days are filled with sunshine, and...

The Paris Air Show

ONCE every two years, Paris becomes the center of the world’s aerospace industry. The International Paris Air Show, held at the Le Bourget airfield north...

French film legend Jeanne Moreau, 89

PARIS -- French actress Jeanne Moreau, who lit up the screen in Jules et Jim and starred in some of the most critically acclaimed...

Macron courts the stars; meets Rihanna

PARIS -- France’s Emmanuel Macron continued to reach for the stars Wednesday, hosting R&B icon Rihanna for what she called “incredible” talks at the...

France looks to Philippines as partner for developing legal framework to...

FRANCE has invited the Philippines to be its partner in developing a legal framework that would promote environmental justice, intended to protect those who...

Iconic French chateau garden restored thanks to US billionaire

CHAMBORD, FRANCE -- The chateau of Chambord, the biggest in France’s Loire Valley, will see its French formal garden restored thanks to a €3.5...

France to open first ‘shooting gallery’ for drug addicts

PARIS, FRANCE -- France’s health minister visited the country’s first “shooting gallery” for hard drug addicts on Tuesday as opposition politicians denounced the experiment...

France’s new ‘Disneyland of wine’ sets heads spinning

PARIS -- It has already been dubbed an “adult Disneyland” and “the amusement park of our dreams” by US college students. But the Cite du...

Religious tourism

By Zsarlene B. Chua WHILE FRANCE welcomes millions of tourists each year, many visit this center of culture as part of a more all-encompasing European...