Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, has turned down the resignation of French Roman Catholic cardinal Philippe Barbarin, who has been convicted of child sex abuse cover-up, sparking criticism from the European country’s senior Catholic clerics and abuse victims.
India says it will induct French-made Rafale fighter jets into its air force later this year, amid heightened military tensions with Pakistan, which saw the two nuclear-armed neighbors target each other’s warplanes last week.
A major French study has found for the first time a link between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and a higher risk of death, but researchers warned more work was needed to determine which mechanisms were at play.
The French economy finished 2018 on a firmer footing than expected even after violent ‘yellow vest’ protests that hit retailers especially, but growth still fell short of the government’s target for the full year.
"Yellow vest" protesters returned in force to the streets of France this weekend, clashing with police in several cities and smashing their way into a government ministry in Paris with the help of a forklift truck.