Happy New Year, big tech! France starts taxing Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon

Tech giants will now pay more tax in France, after the country decided not to wait for the rest of the EU to introduce the measure. The so-called GAFA tax targeting major digital firms comes into force on January 1. The French government hopes to raise €500 million ($ 572 million) with levies specifically aimed […]

France to stay in Syria after Trump orders US troops home – minister

France will maintain its participation in the coalition fight against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) forces in Syria, a government minister said on Thursday. European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau made the statement on CNews television after President Donald Trump surprised Washington’s allies by ordering US troops home. “For now of course we remain in Syria,” […]

France is the 'sick man of Europe' while Poland is its 'bright spot', says Polish foreign minister

France is the new “sick man of Europe,” the foreign minister of Poland has said, citing Yellow Vest unrest and the recent jihadist attack in Strasbourg. Poland, on the other hand, is a “bright spot” of the continent, he said. France’s problems are hurting the whole region, Jacek Czaputowicz told TV channel Polsat News on […]

Russian women’s handball team slip to defeat against France in Euro final

Russia’s women’s handball team had to settle for second at the European Championship in Paris as they went down to defeat against the French hosts in the final. The teams were meeting in a match-up of the 2016 Olympic final, in which Russia had sensationally won gold. ‘World’s most beautiful team’: Russian women’s handball stars […]

RT France reporter struck in face covering Yellow Vest protest

An RT France reporter has been hit in the face during Yellow Vest protests in Paris. She has been taken to a nearby hospital. Nadège Abderrazak was hit near Place de l’Opéra in the French capital, resulting in a bloody cut on her face and a swollen mouth. RT’s editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan tweeted a photo […]

RT France reporter struck in face covering Yellow Vest protest

An RT France reporter has been hit in the face during Yellow Vest protests in Paris. She has been taken to a nearby hospital. Nadège Abderrazak was hit near Place de l’Opéra in the French capital, resulting in a bloody cut on her face and a swollen mouth. RT’s editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan tweeted a photo […]

More than 1,300 were arrested and dozens injured after violent anti-government protests engulfed France — here’s how the clashes unfolded

Associated Press/Rafael Yaghobzadeh Yellow vest protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday, in what quickly devolved into violent clashes with police. The demonstrators began by protesting a planned fuel tax hike weeks ago, but participants have continued even after the French government canceled the increase. The protesters continue to be outraged over French […]

100+ injured in Paris & over 1.7k detained across France in latest Yellow Vest chaos (VIDEO)

The number of those detained in France’s nationwide Yellow Vest protests on Saturday, has reached a staggering 1,723. In Paris, the major hotspot of unrest, scores were injured as rallies continued even after sunset. Film from Ruptly news agency in the capital shows police facing off with demonstrators, who vented their anger well into the […]

Color of outrage: Yellow Vests rallies sweep across France and abroad

France has been gripped by rallies as Yellow Vests demand new concessions from the government. Hundreds of protesters, including the movement’s leader, were detained during the demonstrations. Yellow Vest mayhem has hit the country for the 4th consecutive weekend. Protests in the capital this Saturday resulted in clashes between demonstrators and police, with officers resorting […]

Images of students’ arrests ‘shocking’, France in ‘exceptional violence’ – education minister

French education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer admitted that the images of students on their knees, while being arrested by baton-wielding officers are “shocking.” The controversial video from Mantes-la-Jolie released late Thursday has been a hot topic of discussion on social media. Depicting rows of education reform protesters on their knees, hands on heads, with helmeted police […]