Yellow Vest leader out of custody, denies organising demonstration

Eric Drouet, one of the leaders of the Yellow Vests movement was released on custody Thursday without charge, hours after being arrested for organising an unofficial protest in Paris. His arrest sparked criticism from MPs across the political spectrum. “Everything…

Paris’ Louvre attracts record visitor numbers with the help of Beyoncé

The world’s most popular museum, the Paris Louvre, received over 10 million visitors in 2018, a record which it partly attributed Thursday to a Beyonce video shot against the backdrop of the Mona Lisa and other famous works. Some 10.2…

A letter from the president

Yesterday, we learned that President Emmanuel Macron is planning to write a letter to the French people. Today’s papers have the full story. More or less. According to right-wing daily Le Figaro , the presidential letter is timed for mid-January…

French families rescued by helicopter in the Pyrenees mountains

Two families who went hiking in the Pyrénées mountains in southwest France were rescued by helicopter on Tuesday, according to local media. Four adults and two children, wearing only jeans and sneakers, found themselves in difficulty at the end of…

New Year Ship Tragedy Becomes Other People’s Fortune

Flat-screen televisions and children toys washed up on the shore The MSC Zoe, one of the largest container ships in the world, lost 270 containers during the night from Tuesday to Wednesday. Some of the goods have been washed up…

Yellow Vest leader detained in Paris

One of the leaders of the Yellow Vest protest movement in France, Eric Drouet was on Wednesday night detained by police, accused of organising an unofficial protest in Paris. Another man, associated with the movment is in custody for having…

Sharp rise in air crash deaths in 2018

Last year saw a sharp rise in fatalities from air crashes compared with 2017 but 2018 was still the ninth safest year on record, figures show. Airliner accidents killed 556 people last year compared with 44 in 2017, the Aviation…

Trump has caused worldwide dismay – Romney

The former Republican US presidential candidate and incoming senator for Utah Mitt Romney has launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump, saying he has caused dismay around the world. Writing in the Washington Post, he said Mr Trump had not “risen…

The Tony Elumelu Foundation opens applications for 5th cycle of $100m entrepreneurship programme

The Tony Elumelu Foundation, the leading African-funded and founded philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs, is now accepting applications for the 2019 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. The Programme is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor and…

Texas drive-by gunman kills girl, seven

A manhunt is underway in Houston, Texas, for a gunman who attacked a young family in a drive-by shooting, killing a seven-year-old girl. Jazmine Barnes, her three sisters and mother, LaPorsha Washington, were driving when an unknown man pulled up…