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British comedian Simon Brodkin threw paper money at FIFA President Sepp Blatter in Zurich on Monday.
20/07/2015 - Football

Blatter’s Fifa successor to be chosen next February

Fifa today announced that the special election to choose Sepp Blatter’s successor will be held on 26 February 2016.
Cigarettes on sale
20/07/2015 - FRANCE - Australia

France hosts 10-country anti-tobacco conference amid plain package debate

Representatives of 10 countries met in Paris on Monday to support the use of plain cigarette packets as an effort to fight smoking among young people.
A Rafale at the Le Bourget Air Show 2015
20/07/2015 - EGYPT - FRANCE

France delivers three Rafale fighter-planes to Egypt

France's Dassault Aviation on Monday handed over three Rafale fighter jets to Egypt, the first sold abroad in the 14 years it has been building the versatile but hard-to-sell plane.

Protesters pushing for legislation that supports migrants of irregular status, les sans-papiers in Paris, 5 October 2013.
20/07/2015 - France

French left and right spar over new immigrants' rights bill

France's ruling Socialists are proposing a bill to simplify the procedure for foreigners to obtain and renew residency papers.
England's Ben Stokes is run out in the second Ashes Test against Australia.
20/07/2015 - Cricket

Ruthless Australia demolish England in Ashes Test

Australia annihilated England by a whopping 405 runs in the second Test at Lord’s to level the Ashes series 1-1.
Farmers protest at Saint-Brieuc in Brittany on 2 July 2015
20/07/2015 - FRANCE

French farmers blockade Caen over meat prices

French farmers blocked access to the Normandy town of Caen on Monday in ongoing protests at prices of pork and beef, which they say are so low that they are losing money.
Andre Greipel (right) sprints ahead of John Degenkolb of Germany (left) to win the 15th stage of this year's Tour de France on Sunday.
19/07/2015 - Tour de France

Andre Greipel scores a hat trick of stage wins

Andre Greipel produced a gutsy performance to win the 183km 15th stage from Mende to Valence in this year’s Tour de France on Sunday.

Australia's Mitchell Johnson bowls at England's Ian Bell on the fourth day of the second Test match on Sunday.
19/07/2015 - Cricket

Australia on the cusp of victory against England

Australia are on the verge of winning the second Test match and levelling the five-match Ashes series against England.
Eta slogan on a farmhouse wall near a Basque village
19/07/2015 - FRANCE - Spain

Demonstrations held in Basque over arrests of Eta members

Demonstrations were held this weekend in support of two suspected members of the Basque separatist group Eta who were arrested by French police this month with the support of the Spanish Civil ...
French President Francois Hollande with Jacques Delors, the former head of the European Commission and one of the architects of the euro
19/07/2015 - France

French President Hollande calls for 'stronger organisation' behind euro

It is time to overhaul the euro’s governance, French President Francois Hollande said in comments published Sunday, saying France favours a “stronger organisation” behind the ...