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An Accident & Emergency doctor wears a bandage reading "on strike"
21/12/2014 - France

Don't get sick at Christmas, there'll be no one to treat you

Accident & Emergeny staff in France are set to walk out on Monday over pay, whilst frantic negotiations continue between health officials and organizers to ward off crippling strike action.

Barbed wire in front of the Amazon logistics centre in Graben, Germany
21/12/2014 - France-Germany-US

First Germany, now France defies Amazon over pay

French trade unions have called on Amazon workers to go on strike on Monday, less than four days to go before Christmas. Strike action could seriously impact deliveries of last minute presents.
Forensic experts on the scene of a knife attack on police officers in Joué-les-Tours, central France
21/12/2014 - France

French police suspect terror in knife attack by man shouting "Allahu Akbar"

French police have launched a terror probe into an attack on three of its officers by a knife-wielding man shouting "Allahu Akbar".
Russian sailors leave Saint-Nazaire in western France, 18 December 2014.
20/12/2014 - France - Russia

Russia tells France to hand over warship or return cash

Russia's government pressured France on Saturday to either hand over the first of two Mistral-class warships it has suspended due to the crisis in Ukraine or pay back the money before the new ...
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, ex-supermodel and French first lady, current folk singer, wife of Nicolas Sarkozy (r.) and mother of 3-year-old Giulia.
20/12/2014 - France

Burned by a TV dinner because of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy?

A French court has ordered a Paris clinic to compensate a woman who suffered burns when a ready-made hot meal was set on her lap after she gave birth in 2011.
Eric Zemmour.
20/12/2014 - France

French TV station pulls plug on polemicist after Muslim comments

French politicians and commentators on Saturday both hailed and condemned the decision of TV channel iTélé to end its contract with right-wing pundit Eric Zemmour following an uproar ...
Robert Ménard, mayor of Béziers, France.
20/12/2014 - France

French court allows nativity scene to remain in secular town hall

A court in southern France refused on Friday to order the removal of a nativity scene at the town hall of Béziers, installed by a mayor close to the far-right Front National.

Flight attendants with EasyJet in France have announced a strike for 25 and 26 December.
20/12/2014 - France

EasyJet France flight attendants call Christmas strike

Angry over salaries and work schedules, flight attendants of the French branch of low-cost airline EasyJet announced Friday they would take strike action on 25 and 26 December.

Turkish sociologist and activist Pinar Selek in Strasbourg, January 2014.
20/12/2014 - France - Turkey

Turkish court clears France-based professor in deadly 1998 explosion

An Istanbul criminal court on Friday acquitted Turkish dissident sociologist Pinar Selek, who lives in exile in France, over a 1998 explosion that killed seven people.

French soldiers in Chad's capital Ndjamena to take part in the Barkhane operation against Islamist militias in the Sahel
19/12/2014 - France

French military to be allowed to form professional associations, not unions

French soldiers’ rights campaigners have welcomed President François Hollande’s announcement Friday that they will be allowed to form professional associations, following a ruling ...