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La Faute-sur-mer, western France after Xynthia storm, 2010
15/09/2014 - France

Mayor on trial for 2010 French flood death toll

Local officials in a small town on the West coast of France go on trial on Monday, charged with negligence which led to the loss of 29 lives in severe floods in 2010.

Netflix, the American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media
15/09/2014 - France

Online streaming Netflix hits French screens

US online streaming Netflix launched its move into the French market on Monday and put local operators under pressure. 

Inside a massive dairy farm, rotating giant milking platter where cows are held.
15/09/2014 - France

Protests against giant dairy farm intensify in northern France

Protests over 1,000-cow factory are intensifying in northern France where opponents from diverse background are now rallying. 

President Hollande greets Iraqi president Fouad Massoum before today's conference
15/09/2014 - France - Iraq - world

Hollande calls for urgent action on Islamic State at Paris conference

French President Francois Hollande on Monday urged swift action against the Islamic State group, warning there was "no time to lose" as he opened an international conference in Paris for ...
An Air France Airbus A330 aircraft takes off at Charles-de-Gaulle airport, 14 September 2014.
15/09/2014 - France

Air France strike grounds half its flights

Air France grounded half its flights on Monday as pilots begin a strike against the company's plan to develop its low-cost operation Transavia.

The Brussels Jewish Museum
14/09/2014 - Belgium - France

Brussels Jewish museum reopens four months after anti-Semitic attack

The Brussels Jewish Museum reopened on Sunday with a ceremony at which Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo vowed to continue fighting “terrorism”.
US Secretary of State John Kerry boards his plane in Cairo to head for Paris
14/09/2014 - France - Iraq - Syria

930 French residents have joined jihadi groups in Iraq and Syria, minister

Some 930 people have gone from France to Syria or Iraq to fight with jihadi groups there, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told the Journal du Dimanche newspaper published on Sunday, adding ...
A Transavia Airbus A320 passenger at Paris's Orly airport
14/09/2014 - France

60 per cent of Air France flights cancelled Monday due to pilots' strike

Six out of 10 Air France flights will be cancelled on Monday due to a pilots’ strike, the company announced on Saturday. Unions predicted more cancellations on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A still from the video purporting to show  the Islamic State's murder of British aid worker David Haines
14/09/2014 - France - Iraq

France condemns ‘abhorrent’ Haines murder ahead of Paris Iraq conference

France on Sunday condemned the “abhorrent murder” of British aid worker David Haines by the Islamic State (IS) fundamentalist armed group.
Protesters at the Mille Vaches farm
14/09/2014 - France

1,000-cow megafarm opens in northern France despite protests

A French farmers' union says it will block access to a controversial dairy superfarm thath has opened in the north of the country.