Niger’s Military Rulers Ban French Aircraft From Its Airspace

Air France told AFP simply that it was “not flying over Niger airspace”. (Representational) Niamey: Niger’s military rulers have banned “French aircraft” from flying over the country’s airspace, according to the Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) website.  Niger’s airspace is “open to all national and international commercial flights […]

French Envoy On India-France Partnership

Thierry Mathou said India has so much to offer to the world including contributing to peace, security New Delhi: The India-France partnership is “universal” as it goes from the “sea to the space”, France’s Ambassador-designate to New Delhi Thierry Mathou said on Monday, vowing to work towards further strengthening it. Thierry Mathou’s comments came shortly […]

French Ambassador Diplomatic Members In Niger Held Hostage By Junta: President Emmanuel Macron

President Emmanuel Macron said the ambassador and diplomatic members are eating military rations (File) Paris: France’s ambassador in Niger is being held hostage at the French embassy by the military junta which has seized power in the West African nation, President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday. “As we speak, we have an ambassador and diplomatic […]

French Minister’s Topless Memark Sparks Outrage

Eric Dupond-Moretti is France’s combative justice minister. Paris, France: French journalist groups have condemned “sexist” remarks directed at women reporters by Eric Dupond-Moretti, the country’s combative justice minister. Dupond-Moretti made the offending comments Monday after inspecting a courthouse in the central town of Aurillac that had been damaged during a protest against the prosecution of […]