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Authorities want to evacuate around 1000 migrants from the Jungle camp in Calais.
12/02/2016 - France

French authorities want to evacuate hundreds from migrant camp

Local French government authorities said on Friday they want to move up to 1,000 migrants living in the notorious Jungle camp in the northern French town of Calais.

Carlos Ghosn presents the annual results in Boulogne-Billancourt near Paris on Friday..
12/02/2016 - France

Auto giant Renault to hire 1,000 employees in France

French carmaker Renault said Friday net profit for 2015 was up nearly 50 per cent to 2.96 billion euros despite its Russian subsidiary Avtovaz getting hit by the economic slowdown in Russia.

Jean-Marc Ayrault has been named as France's new foreign minister
11/02/2016 - FRANCE - POLITICS

Former French PM Jean-Marc Ayrault named new foreign minister

French President Francois Hollande has chosen former prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault to take over as foreign minister.
IMF boss Christine Lagarde, seen in this file picture, is the only candidate in a contest for the next five years in the role
11/02/2016 - economy

France's Lagarde only candidate to head IMF

The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday that its managing director, Christine Lagarde, is the sole candidate for the new term that begins in July.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon arrives at the presidential Elysée Palace for a dinner with Cuban president Raul Castro on 1 February, 2016
11/02/2016 - FRANCE - POLITICS

Left-winger Jean-Luc Mélenchon announces French presidency bid

Far-left politician Jean-Luc Mélenchon said he will run for the French presidency again next year, a move which some analysts say could reduce Socialist President Francois Hollande's chances ...
The Bataclan concert hall, in Paris's 11th district, undated
11/02/2016 - FRANCE

Paris's Bataclan music hall to reopen this year

The owners of the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, where 90 people were murdered by jihadists on 13 November, 2015, say they plan to host music shows again before the end of the year.
The scene in Rochefort, France after a school minibus crash on 11 February, 2016
11/02/2016 - FRANCE

France sees second fatal school bus accident in two days

At least six children were killed when a school minibus crashed into a truck in western France on Thursday, a day after another road accident involving a school bus left two youngsters dead.

The Senate to consider Constitional amendments voted by the National Assembly, 10 February 2016
11/02/2016 - FRANCE

French MPs back constitutional reforms aimed at tackling terror

Members of France’s National Assembly on Wednesday approved controversial measures to change the country’s constitution following the deadly attacks that struck Paris in November, with ...
NetExplo conference Paris, 2016
11/02/2016 - FRANCE - EUROPE

Paris digital tech expo awards prosthetic Lego arm for children

A prosthetic arm made of Lego that children with disabilities can customise to their own needs won the grand prize at the Netexplo forum for digital technology in Paris on Wednesday.

The scene at the Jo Goldenberg restaurant on Paris's rue des Rosiers after the attack
10/02/2016 - FRANCE - JORDAN

Jordan rejects 1982 Paris attack suspects extradition

Jordan has rejected an extradition request from France for two suspects accused of carrying out a 1982 deadly attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris, according to a judicial source.