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Tourists at Paris's Louvre museum
12/11/2014 - France

Paris tourist muggings fall eight per cent in 2014

Muggings at Paris’s principal tourist sites have fallen eight per cent this year, according to Paris police, who have enforced a special anti-crime crackdown at top attractions like the Champs ...
Israeli police outside the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem
12/11/2014 - France - Middle East

French MPs to vote on recognising Palestinian state this month

The French parliament is to vote on a proposal to urge the government to recognise Palestine as a state on 28 November.
François Fillon when he was prime minister with Jean-Pierre Jouyet
12/11/2014 - France

Hollande aide clings on to job as lawyer blames ‘political police’ for Fillon row

Top presidential aide Jean-Pierre Jouyet will not be fired, French government ministers said on Wednesday as former prime minister François Fillon tried to force reporters to prove their claim ...
Charging phones is among problems faced by migrants in Calais aiming for Britain
11/11/2014 - France - Britain

"Mummy" Brigitte recharges Calais migrants' phones

A Calais resident is helping migrants who sleep rough in Calais, by charging their mobile phones in her house so that they can maintain contact with family members.

'Je t'aime moi non plus' record sleeve
11/11/2014 - France - Britain - USA

Brigitte Bardot, Grace Kelly, Catherine of Aragon documents in Paris auction

A letter from Brigitte Bardot asking a record company not to publish her breathless duet with Serge Gainsbourg, Je t’aime moi non plus, is among more than 1,500 letters and writings to be ...
The "Ring of Memory" located in Notre Dame de Lorette, northern France
11/11/2014 - France - International

Hollande to open France's Ring of Memory in homage to World War One dead

A new memorial is to be inaugurated by President Hollande today, in memory of all the soldiers who died in northern France during the First World War - whatever their country or religion.

10/11/2014 - FRANCE- Algeria

French car manufacturer Renault inaugurates first plant in Algeria

French car manufacturer Renault on Monday inaugurated its first plant in Algeria.

French yachtsman Loïck Peyron wins transatlantic Route du Rhum, Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe, 10 November 2014.
10/11/2014 - FRANCE

French yachtsman Peyron wins Route du Rhum race

French yachtsman Loïck Peyron won the transatlantic Route du Rhum on Monday and set a new record time for the 6560-kilometre journey.

Nabilla Benattia with Thomas Vergara on television last year
09/11/2014 - France

French reality TV star held on suspicion of stabbing boyfriend

A French reality TV star has being investigated for the attempted murder of her boyfriend after he was found with several knife-wounds in his chest in a hotel near Paris.
Basque lettering on a funerary stela
09/11/2014 - France

Thousands rally against closure of Basque school in south-west France

Over 5,000 people demonstrated against the closure of an infant school teaching the Basque language in the town of Ciboure in the French Basque country.
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