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World Cup Pussy Riot pitch intruders jailed for 15 days


MOSCOW A Moscow court on Monday handed down 15-day jail sentences on four members of the Pussy Riot protest group who interrupted Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia when they ran onto the pitch wearing fake police uniforms. | Video


Casino strikes confident tone as Q2 sales beat forecasts 11:05am BST

PARIS Retailer Casino , which is battling to ease investor concerns about its high debt levels, posted stronger-than-expected second-quarter revenue, thanks to accelerating sales in France and Brazil, and predicted solid growth ahead.


Western Europe car sales up 5.1 percent in June - ACEA 7:07am BST

FRANKFURT Car sales in Western Europe rose 5.1 percent in June and reached their highest ever level in the European Union as strong sales in Germany, France and Spain helped offset a slump in demand in Britain and Italy, industry data showed on Tuesday.


Britain unveils fighter jet model to rival Franco-German programme 16 Jul 2018

FARNBOROUGH, England Britain unveiled a model of a sleek proposed fighter jet named Tempest on Monday, raising questions about the future of European defence cooperation, given that Germany and France launched their own fighter jet program a year ago.

France kicks off campaign for next chief of U.N. food agency 16 Jul 2018

PARIS France on Monday nominated a former head of the European Food Safety Agency as its candidate for the next director of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the international body coordinating efforts to fight hunger.

France expels Islamist to Algeria 16 Jul 2018

PARIS France on Monday expelled an Islamist suspected of being a spiritual tutor to one of the killers in the attack on Charlie Hebdo newspaper and to one of the attackers at a Jewish supermarket in 2015.


France, Germany call for stable EU farm budget post-Brexit 16 Jul 2018

PARIS France and Germany want the European Union's agriculture budget to be maintained at its current level once Britain leaves the bloc, the French and German farm ministers said on Monday.

France shuts trade agency in Russia on worsening conditions 16 Jul 2018

PARIS/MOSCOW France has decided to shut its Business France trade agency in Russia after what it said on Monday was a long period of negotiations with local authorities following Moscow's expulsion of its director.


Young France triumph and promise even more to come 16 Jul 2018

MOSCOW Energetic, disciplined and clinical, France won the World Cup on Sunday with a 4-2 victory over Croatia that, even in such a moment of achievement, still left the feeling there may be much more to come from Didier Deschamps' outstanding young team.


France lift second World Cup after classic final 16 Jul 2018

MOSCOW France won the World Cup for the second time in spectacular style on Sunday as a 4-2 victory over Croatia in one of the most entertaining and action-packed finals for decades ended the battling outsiders' dreams of a first title. | Video