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Lactalis offers salmonella compensation, French government says probe continues


PARIS France welcomed dairy group Lactalis' pledge to compensate victims of a Salmonella contamination in its baby milk on Sunday, but said a judicial investigation to determine who was responsible would continue. | Video

France expects UK to pay up, take more refugees to keep border: official

PARIS France expects Britain to agree to take more asylum seekers and pay more for border security in order to maintain a frontier on the French side of the Channel, a French government official said.

World, Jan 15 2018

German parties offer Macron first response on Europe

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats pledged on Friday to work closely with France to strengthen the euro zone, in Berlin's first substantive response to President Emmanuel Macron's ambitious EU reform proposals.

World, Jan 12 2018

France blames Lactalis, retailers in deepening baby food scare

PARIS France, seeking to limit reputational damage to its agri-business industry, threatened on Thursday to impose sanctions after the country's big supermarkets said recalled baby foods made by Lactalis had still found their way onto shop shelves.

Health, Jan 12 2018

European powers urge Trump to preserve Iran nuclear deal

BRUSSELS Britain, France and Germany called on Donald Trump on Thursday to uphold a pact curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions on the eve of a sanctions ruling by the U.S. president they fear could torpedo an accord he has relentlessly criticized. | Video

World, Germany Jan 11 2018

Migrants risk death crossing Alps to reach France

BARDONECCHIA, Italy It took Abdullhai almost three years to get from his home in Guinea to a rocky, snow-covered Alpine mountain pass in the dead of winter, for what he hopes will be the final stage of his journey into France. | Video

World, Congo, Africa Jan 11 2018

Thursday Morning Briefing

Canada is growing increasingly concerned that Trump will pull out of NAFTA, South Korea reveals plans to ban cryptocurrency trading and a special report explores how U.S. courts help companies keep sexual misconduct under cover.

Global business jet market starting to recover: Dassault Aviation chief

PARIS The global business jet market, which had been bruised by the 2007-08 financial crisis, has started to show signs of recovery, the head of France's Dassault Aviation said on Thursday.

Aerospace & Defense Jan 11 2018

Wednesday Morning Briefing

Judge blocks Trump move to end DACA, Kodak goes for cryptocurrency and U.S. oil hits a high sparking worries of an overheated market.

France worried by Syrian army offensive in Idlib, wants Astana deal respected

PARIS France said on Wednesday it was "extremely concerned" by a Syrian government offensive in the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib and demanded that commitments made at an international deal in Astana to reduce hostilities be respected.

World, Syria Jan 10 2018