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Chinese museum of Empress Eugenie, Fontainebleau chateau.
02/03/2015 - France - China

Priceless Chinese artefacts stolen from Fontainebleau chateau

Fifteen chinese artefacts were lifted from Fontainebleau chateau - south of Paris - early on Monday morning.

Fessenheim nuclear power plant
02/03/2015 - France

French nuclear plant shut down due to pipe fault

Energy production has been shut down at France's oldest nuclear power plant after a pipe defect was discovered, the station's operators said on Sunday.

An employment exchange in Paris - unemployment among under-25s of African origin is over 40 per cent
01/03/2015 - France

Racism boosts second-generation African immigrant unemployment in France, report

Discrimination is keeping the children of immigrants at the bottom of France’s economic pile, a report advised Prime Minister Manuel Valls this weekend.
Stop au déni's website
01/03/2015 - France

France failing child sex abuse victims, survey finds

France’s social services are failing to protect children from sex abuse, an NGO charged this weekend after a survey showed that only four per cent of victims had received help from the ...
The French Alps
01/03/2015 - France

French hamlet cut off by mudslide as access to ski stations reopens

As the road to two French Alpine ski stations reopened, a village in the Pyrenees mountains was cut off by a mudslide on Saturday. Two residents were flown out by helicopter for health reasons.

Bouygues CEO Martin Bouygues, who is still alive
01/03/2015 - France

Rumours of French industrialist’s death greatly exaggerated

France’s AFP news agency was forced to apologise on Saturday to billionaire industrialist Martin Bouygues after wrongly announcing that he was dead.
Laurent-Désiré Kabila in 1997 in Kisangani
28/02/2015 - France - DRC - Belgium

Belgian businessman convicted in 14-year-old DRC murder mystery

A Belgian businessman has been sentenced to 20 years in jail in his absence for the murder in France of two Congolese in an apparent attempt to wipe out plotters of a coup against former president ...
A manual security check on luggage at Paris's Charles-De-Gaulle airport
28/02/2015 - France

Thousands of bags stranded at Paris airport due to computer glitch

Thousands of air passengers took off from Paris’s main airport without their luggage on Friday because computer-error had caused security scanners to break down.
French Socialist MP Gérard Bapt
28/02/2015 - France - Syria

French MPs say presidency, ministry informed ahead of Syria visit

The French MPs who visited Syria last week claim they informed the authorities of their plans, although President François Hollande condemned the trip and the meeting that three of them held ...
The Serre-Ponçon lake in the Hautes-Alpes.
28/02/2015 - France

French ski stations cut off by giant rockfall

Access to two French Alpine ski stations was cut off on Saturday morning after two giant rocks fell on the road on Friday afternoon.
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