French court rules against French company in Saudi royal family porn film scandal

A French court has rejected a lawsuit filed by a French company reclaiming money for porn films allegedly commissioned by the late Saudi Prince Saud al-Fayçal. It ruled that email exchanges were insufficient proof of a contract. Atyla, a French…

Michelin returns stars to chef who didn’t want them

A French chef who shocked the culinary world in 2017 by handing back his Michelin stars says he’s most surprised to find himself back in the prestigious guide’s new edition. Sebastien Bras cited the “huge pressure” that came with Michelin…

Iranian Airline May Not Land In Germany Anymore

Earlier this month, the EU imposed sanctions on Iran. Now the federal government goes one step further. Background are serious allegations against Iran’s intelligence service. Germany has banned the Iranian airline Mahan Air with immediate effect the local operation. The…

The most depressing day in the year?

This, in case you’ve been feeling particularly down, is Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year. If that made you suddenly feel better, I’m afraid I have bad news. Le Monde reports that the third Monday in January…

The number of billionaires doubled in 10 years as poor got poorer

The number of billionaires around the world has doubled in the past ten years, and last year their wealth grew by about the same rate as it declined for the poorest half of humanity, anti-poverty group Oxfam said Monday. Oxfam’s…

French court rules against French company in Saudi royal family porn film case

A French court has rejected a lawsuit filed by a French company reclaiming money for porn films allegedly commissioned by the late Saudi Prince Saud al-Fayçal. It ruled that email exchanges were insufficient proof of a contract. Atyla, a French…

Macron urges business leaders to stick with France

As Emmanuel Macron prepares to pitch a dynamic new France to dozens of business leaders on Monday, many are wondering if the former banker can first win over his opponents. Macron is gathering 150 top executives at the Versailles palace…

May’s government survives no confidence vote

Theresa May has seen off a bid to remove her government, winning a no-confidence vote by 325 to 306. Rebel Tory MPs and the DUP – who 24 hours ago voted down the PM’s Brexit plan by a record margin…

Growing Gap Between Rich And Poor Is Fuelling Anger In France -Oxfam

The world’s 26 richest people own as much wealth as the poorest half of humanity, Oxfam said Monday. In France, a third of the country’s wealth is in the hands of just eight billionaires. The charity has urged governments to…

Kenya attack: 21 confirmed dead

The attackers, two of which are shown here, were caught on CCTV as they entered the complex At least 21 people were killed when Somali militants stormed a luxury hotel compound in Nairobi, Kenya’s government has confirmed. Hundreds were forced…