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Flooded streets of Montpellier,  29 September 2014.
10/10/2014 - France

More storms, floods forecast for southern France

More heavy rain is expected in southern France over the weekend, with warnings that floods could again hit the Hérault, where the city of Montpellier was badly hit last month, as wells as the ...
French President François Hollande
10/10/2014 - France

Budget cuts will not affect French autism programmes, Hollande

French president François Hollande has promised that cuts in government spending will not affect the budget allotted to autism.
Neanderthal cave at  Gorham, Gibraltar.
09/10/2014 - France

200,000-year-old Neanderthal human remains found in Normandy

French archaeologists have discovered some 200,000-year-old Neanderthal human remains in Normandy in an extremely rare discovery in northwestern Europe.

An Islamic State fighter sits at a checkpoint near Kobani, 7 October 2014.
09/10/2014 - France - Syria

Eleven members of French family may have left for Syria Jihad

A French family of 11 is believed to have left for Syria as the entire family has disappeared from the southern city of Nice where they lived. 

Patrick Modiano
09/10/2014 - France

French writer Patrick Modiano wins Nobel Literature Prize

French historical novelist Patrick Modiano has won the Nobel Prize for Literature, the fifteenth time a French writer has won the distinction.


French President François Hollande
09/10/2014 - France - EU

France tells EU to be flexible on budgetary rigour to protect growth

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday urged the European Union to relax its rules on budget discipline to protect faltering growth in the eurozone.

Kurds watch air strikes against IS outside Kobane
08/10/2014 - France Turkey - Syria

France backs creation of buffer zone between Syria and Turkey

French President François Hollande backed the creation of a buffer zone between Turkey and northern Syria, as refugees flee the town of Kobane defended by Kurdish fighters against the Islamic ...
Al-Najah University in Nablus
08/10/2014 - France - Israel - Palestinian Territories

Israel frees Franco-Palestinian professor accused of Hamas links

The Israeli army has released a Franco-Palestinian university lecturer accused of spreading propaganda for the Islamic movement Hamas at his university of the occupied West Bank, sources have told ...
Air France didn't take off in September
08/10/2014 - France

Air France September traffic falls 16 per cent after pilots’ strike

Air France’s traffic fell 15.9 per cent in September, when pilots’ staged a two-week strike, reducing income by an estimated 320-350 million euros, the Franco-Dutch airline announced on ...
A minister leaves last week's cabinet meeting with a press release about France's 2015 budget
08/10/2014 - France - European Union

Valls stands by 2015 French budget despite threat of showdown with Europe

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told MPs that his government was sticking to its proposed 2015 budget, despite threats that the European Commission may order France to revise it.