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The contract for Dieudonné's show in Avignon has been cancelled by the venue's manager.
25/03/2015 - Culture/FRANCE

French court backs ban on Avignon show by controversial comedian Dieudonné

A show by controversial French comic Dieudonné will not open in the southern city of Avignon Saturday as scheduled after a court ruled that the venue's operator could cancel the lease.

A rescue helicopter from the French gendarmerie flies over the snow covered French Alps near the crash site of Airbus A320 on 25 March 2015
25/03/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande, Merkel, Rajoy visit Germanwings A320 crash site

Nationals of at least 15 countries were on board the Germanwings A320 flight that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday.
Debris of the Germanwings A320 scattered on the mountainside
25/03/2015 - FRANCE

Germanwings A320 crash probe 'not focusing on terrorism'

French investigators into the Germanwings A320 air crash in the French Alps are not focussing on terrorism as an explanation, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Wednesday.

A GermanWings Airbus A320
24/03/2015 - France - Spain

Spain's Felipe cuts short French visit after fatal plane crash

King Felipe VI of Spain announced on Monday that he is cutting short his state visit to France because of the plane crash in which many Spaniards are thought to have died.

The site of the crash is not easily accessible by road.
24/03/2015 - France - Spain - Germany

Survivors from GermanWings crash in French Alps 'unlikely'.

None of the 148 passengers and crew aboard the GermanWings Airbus A320 which crashed in the French Alps on Monday morning is likely to have survived.

Graffiti supporting ETA
24/03/2015 - France - Spain

ETA Basque separatist arrested in France

One of the most wanted members of the armed Basque separatist group ETA was arrested on Monday in southwestern France, according to officials.

Electronic road sign reads, "Road traffic forbidden for even-numbered licence plates", Paris ring road, 23 March 2015.
23/03/2015 - France

Paris restricts traffic to reduce pollution

The French capital on Monday adopted an emergency traffic-limiting measure to reduce pollution in the Paris sky, using a system which stops one in every two cars entering the capital.

A conservative alliance led by Nicolas Sarkozy won the most votes.
23/03/2015 - France

Right, far-right win first round French local elections

A conservative alliance of former president Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP and the centre-right UDI party, scored the highest number of votes in local elections on Sunday, with the Front National in ...
Ten people, including three French sports stars, were killed during the filming of a reality show in Argentina
22/03/2015 - France

Bodies of French sports stars killed in helicopter crash arrive in Paris

The coffins of yachtswoman Florence Arthaud, Olympic champion swimmer Camille Muffat and boxer Alexis Vastine, along with those of five crew members, arrived on Sunday morning at the Charles De ...
The campaign for the departmental elections has been dominated by the Marine Le Pen-led National Front
22/03/2015 - France

Socialists likely to suffer big losses in French local elections

The far-right National Front is eyeing significant gains while the ruling Socialist Party is predicted to suffer big losses in Sunday’s departmental elections.