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June 25, 2017 9:21 AM Guy Noves to stay on as France coach despite South Africa thrashing

Guy Noves will stay on as France coach despite the team's 3-0 whitewash by South Africa, the French Rugby Federation said. Saturday's 35-12 loss at Ellis Park was the 11th defeat in 18 games for Noves in charge of the French side, who play world champions New Zealand on November 11 in Paris. 'Guy Noves has my support but I cannot accept that we are now ranked 4

June 25, 2017 12:46 AM Colombian authorities arrest 8 for alleged ties to mall bomb

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Eight people were arrested Saturday on suspicion of being involved in the explosion of a homemade bomb at a shopping mall that killed three people last weekend, Colombian authorities said. The Defense Ministry said the arrests of four women and four men took place simultaneously in Bogota and the central city of El Espinal 4

June 24, 2017 9:26 AM Czech FM: country remains opposed to EU migrant-sharing plan

PRAGUE (AP) - The Czech foreign minister says his country is not ready to change its resistance to taking in refugees, a thorny issue in the European Union. The European Commission has launched legal proceedings against the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland for failing to take in refugees under the EU's legally binding sharing plan. French President 3

June 24, 2017 7:02 AM Murray to warm up for Wimbledon at Hurlingham event

June 24 (Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray will play two exhibition matches at next week's Aspall Tennis Classic event in Hurlingham as he steps up preparations for his title defence at Wimbledon in July. The 30-year-old has struggled to impose himself this year and did not win any of his five clay competitions, losing out in the semi-finals at the Barcelona 3

June 23, 2017 6:58 PM Bella Thorne and Scott Disick rekindle romance

Bella Thorne and Scott Disick have been spotted holding hands after reportedly rekindling their romance. The 19-year-old actress previously insisted she was done with the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star - who has three children with his ex-partner Kourtney Kardashian - because of his excessive partying during a recent trip to Cannes, France but the pair got up close 5

June 23, 2017 5:30 PM Nationwide whipped cream warning after fitness model Rebecca Burger dies

A BIZARRE whipped cream warning was issued across France today after a fitness model died when a dispenser exploded. The French finance ministry's DGCCRF anti-fraud body issued the urgent safety warning and urged people to stop using potentially faulty siphons after popular lifestyle blogger Rebecca Burger died after a whipped cream dispenser exploded 6

June 23, 2017 2:20 PM HOLIDAY HORROR: Tourists in Paris 'seriously' injured as open-top bus crashes into bridge

A BUS has crashed in Paris after driving into a bridge injuring a number of tourists. At least four people have been injured, including one seriously, after an open-toppled tourist bus hit a low bridge in Paris. The double-decker bus hit the top of the tunnel under the bridge Alexandre III in the heart of the French capital at around 12.30pm, local time. According 7

June 23, 2017 7:17 AM France to stop granting oil exploration licences

PARIS, June 23 (Reuters) - French energy minister Nicolas Hulot said on Friday the government planned to present a draft law this autumn that would stop granting licences for oil and gas exploitation in France and overseas territories. "There will be no new licence granted for exploration of hydrocarbons, we will pass the law this autumn," Hulot said on his Twitter 5

June 22, 2017 12:10 PM Simona Halep awarded wildcard entry to Aegon International in Eastbourne

French Open runner-up Simona Halep was awarded a wildcard entry to feature at the Aegon International in Eastbourne next week, organisers said on Thursday. Eastbourne will be Halep's first grass court tournament ahead of Wimbledon after she pulled out of the Aegon Classic in Birmingham due to an ankle injury last week. Wimbledon starts on July 3. 'I am very much looking 7

June 22, 2017 8:46 AM Syria: France's Macron no sees no clear successor for Assad

PARIS (AP) - President Emmanuel Macron says France is no longer pushing for the departure of Syrian President Bashar Assad, a shift in French policy throughout the Syrian war. Macron said in an interview with eight European newspapers published on Thursday that he wants to work more closely with Russia for a solution in Syria and says foreign powers 3