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.
French economic growth picked up in the third quarter, albeit not as much as expected despite a rebound in consumer spending and a stronger business investment, according to data from the INSEE official statistics agency.
A team of French rescue experts began hunting through a huge expanse of debris on the outskirts of the Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday, looking for hands, feet or any body parts of earthquake victims sticking out of the mud.
Iran dismissed France's "concern" about its recent retaliatory missile strikes against terrorists based in Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdistan Region, pledging to keep neutralizing terror groups that pose a threat to its sovereignty.