Macron signs controversial labour reform into French law

After three months of discussion with unions and employers, Macron signed his government’s priority legislation live on TV. Although the main points were announced during Macron’s election campaign and debated in about 80 meetings, the “social partners” had just two hours to read the final 159-page version of 36 changes to French labour law. Macron,

World’s richest woman, Liliane Bettencourt, dies, aged 94

21 October 1922: born Liliane Schueller in Paris to L’Oréal founder Eugène Schueller and Louise Madeleine Berthe Doncieux, a pianist; 1927: Death of Louise Madeleine Berthe Doncieux; 8 June 1950: Marries André Bettencourt; 1937: Internship at L’Oréal; 1953: Daughter Françoise Bettencourt Meyers born; 1957: Inherits father’s fortune on his death; 1987: Sets up charitable foundation

World’s richest woman, Liliane Bettencourt, dies, aged 94

21 October 1922: born Liliane Schueller in Paris to L’Oréal founder Eugène Schueller and Louise Madeleine Berthe Doncieux, a pianist; 1927: Death of Louise Madeleine Berthe Doncieux; 8 June 1950: Marries André Bettencourt; 1937: Internship at L’Oréal; 1953: Daughter Françoise Bettencourt Meyers born; 1957: Inherits father’s fortune on his death; 1987: Sets up charitable foundation

World’s richest woman, Liliane Bettencourt, dies, aged 94

21 October 1922: born Liliane Schueller in Paris to L’Oréal founder Eugène Schueller and Louise Madeleine Berthe Doncieux, a pianist; 1927: Death of Louise Madeleine Berthe Doncieux; 8 June 1950: Marries André Bettencourt; 1937: Internship at L’Oréal; 1953: Daughter Françoise Bettencourt Meyers born; 1957: Inherits father’s fortune on his death; 1987: Sets up charitable foundation

World’s richest woman, Liliane Bettencourt, dies, aged 94

21 October 1922: born Liliane Schueller in Paris to L’Oréal founder Eugène Schueller and Louise Madeleine Berthe Doncieux, a pianist; 1927: Death of Louise Madeleine Berthe Doncieux; 8 June 1950: Marries André Bettencourt; 1937: Internship at L’Oréal; 1953: Daughter Françoise Bettencourt Meyers born; 1957: Inherits father’s fortune on his death; 1987: Sets up charitable foundation

French aid arrives in hurricane-hit Dominica

A detachment of 68 firefighters from the island of Martinique and Guyana on the South American continent arrived in Dominica on Thursday. At least 15 people died and about 20 were still missing when the aid arrived. Maria caused extensive damage to homes, road and forests on the small, English-speaking island, which has a population

Immigration an issue in Germany’s refugee haven

Sixty percent of the inhabitants of Offenbach, a town close to Frankfurt, are of foreign origin. The city has been praised as a model for integration, it has a longstanding tradition of receiving political and religious refugees and currently brings together a mosaic of 159 nationalities within its 130,000-strong population. But on the eve of

African press review 22 September 2017

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has harshly criticised the country’s Supreme Court. According to the top story in this morning’s Nairobi-based Daily Nation, Kenyatta yesterday accused the country’s top court of subverting the will of Kenyans by failing to consider all the evidence presented by the electoral commission. He said it was incomprehensible that four judges