Billionaire pledges 100 million euros to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral

French billionaire pledges 100 million euros to help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral as President Macron launches a national fundraising campaign to restore the building to its former glory Visibly upset Macron said outside the Notre Dame he was planning to rebuild Firefighters battled for hours on Monday to stop the blaze at the gothic cathedral Billionaire Francois Henri-Pinault has pledged 100 […]

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French to get first crack at Eels No.1 jersey in secret trial

Bevan French will get the first chance to stake a claim for the contentious fullback jersey when the league trials unofficially start on Thursday night. Parramatta will take on South Sydney in a pre-season clash between their Intrust Super Premiership teams, although Eels coach Brad Arthur will use the match to assess the progress of several first-grade candidates. Josh Hoffman, […]

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Basketball fans sing French national anthem during Strasbourg shooting

Moving moment 5,000 basketball fans sing the French national anthem in Strasbourg after they were locked in during Christmas market shooting Fans were kept inside Rhenus Sport arena during Tuesday night’s fatal shooting  SIG Strasbourg basketball club recorded a video of the fans singing together The 5,034 fans at the game can be heard singing the rousing closing refrain   Thousands […]

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French protesters clash with police in Paris as 107 arrested

Paris: Protesters angry about rising taxes clashed with French police for a third straight weekend and more than 100 were arrested on Saturday. Pockets of demonstrators built makeshift barricades in the middle of streets in central Paris, lit fires, sprayed graffiti on the Arc de Triomphe and threw rocks at officers. Protesters, including some wearing black hoods, piled up large […]

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French couple in legal fight to name baby ‘Griezmann Mbappe’ after World Cup stars

France's prohibitive naming laws are preventing a couple naming their newborn Griezmann Mbappe in honor of the country's soccer stars Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe. According to La Montagne, the registrar in Brive, France, decided that the name is "against the child's best interests or infringing on the rights of third parties to protect their family name." Since 1993, the French have the […]

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Dominic Raab blasts French President Emmanuel Macron as 'un-statesmanlike' for branding Brexiteers 'liars'

The Brexit Secretary ramped up Britain’s diplomatic row with France by tearing into the pint-sized President for calling Brexiteers liars. Mr Macron said Brexit had been “pushed by those who predicted easy solutions”, adding: “Those people are liars. They left the next day so they didn’t have to manage it.” But The Leave heavyweight branded the rant “not the sort […]

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