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Necker Hospital in Paris, site of the operation.
19/11/2014 - France

Success in France's first 'spina bifida' fetal operation

French surgeons announced on Wednesday that a mother gave birth to a healthy baby following the first in utero intervention to repair the potentially dangerous congenital disorder.

Watch out François! French presidents can now be impeached ... but only for faults "manifestly incompatible" with the post
19/11/2014 - France

French presidents may now be impeached

French MPs can now impeach their president. France’s top constitutional body on Wednesday okayed a law that makes a US-style impeachment procedure possible.

Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida in Ouagadougou on 14 November
19/11/2014 - Burkina Faso

Army holds on to Burkina power with Zida named prime minister

Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida has been named Burkina Faso’s prime minister.
France's Front National leader Marine Le Pen and Britain's Ukip leader Nigel Farage celebrate European election wins, 25 May 2014.
19/11/2014 - France - UK - European Union

France's Front National and Britain's Ukip target Juncker in EU parliament

European parliamentarians in France's far-right Front National (FN) on Tuesday backed other eurosceptics, with whom they previously refused to work, to force a confidence vote for European Commission ...
French President François Hollande and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Brisbane, 15 November 2014.
19/11/2014 - France - Australia

France and Australia pledge to bring home Aboriginal remains

French President François Hollande and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott agreed Wednesday that their countries would work together to identify and repatriate remains of Aboriginal people ...
Maxime Hauchard in an IS video
19/11/2014 - France - Syria - Iraq

Second French national identified in IS execution video

A second Frenchman has been identified as one of the executioners featured in a video of the killing of 18 Syrian soldiers and US aid worker Peter Kassig by the Islamic State (IS) armed group.

A file photo of Olympique Marseille president Vincent Labrune who, along with former club presidents Pape Diouf and Jean-Claude Dassier, has been held for questioning.
18/11/2014 - France

Marseille football president taken into custody

According to sources, the president of Marseille football club and two former directors were taken in for questioning on Tuesday to investigate transfers including that of top striker Andre-Pierre ...
A model of the Tour Triangle, a proposed skyscraper designed by Swiss agency Herzog & de Meuron.
18/11/2014 - FRANCE

Paris rejects plans for pyramidal skyscraper: Tour Triangle

Paris city councillors voted against plans on Monday for French capital's first modern skyscraper in more than 40 years, the Tour Triangle.

Serge Dassault is accused of buying votes in local council elections.
18/11/2014 - France

Vote-buying scandal: Accountant says he 'delivered 53 million euros to French billionaire industrialist'

According to local media reports, Gerard Limat told judges investigating a vote-buying scandal that he delivered the money to industrialist Serge Dassault over several years.

French President Hollande signs a guestbook in front of the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday.
18/11/2014 - FRANCE- AUSTRALIA

Hollande begins historic Australia visit

This is the first time that a French President is on an official visit Down Under.