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French Finance Minister Michel Sapin (L)  with Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis during the 10 March European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels
10/03/2015 - France - European Union

EU grants France two-year extension on budget deficit

European finance ministers on Tuesday gave France an extra two years to reach budget deficit targets, endorsing a proposal by European Commission last month.
Front National leader Marine Le Pen
10/03/2015 - France - European Union

France’s Front National on defensive over suspicions of European parliament fraud

France’s far-right Front National (FN) has reacted angrily to threats of a corruption inquiry into its European parliamentary assistants, suspected of falsely claiming to work for its Euro-MPs.
Fabien Guyomard, Bamako, December 2014.
10/03/2015 - France - Mali

Body of French Mali attack victim repatriated

The body of Frenchman Fabien Guyomard, who was killed in Friday night's attack on a restaurant in Mali, was brought back to France on Tuesday morning.

The Hare Krishna mantra in Davanagari script
10/03/2015 - France

Australian fake Hare Krishna guru jailed for repeated rape of three teenage French girls

An Australian man who passed himself off as a Hare Krishna guru was on Monday sentenced to 19 years in jail in France for repeatedly raping three teenage girls he turned into sex slaves.

13-year-old Abu Bakr al Faransi; who was killed fighting in Syria in January
10/03/2015 - France - Syria - Iraq

13-year-old French boy killed fighting for IS in Syria

France's youngest-ever jihadist, fighting alongside the Islamic State (IS) armed group in Syria, is reported to have died in combat at the age of 13.
The scene of the crash at Villa Castelli, north Argentina, on 9 March 2015
10/03/2015 - France - Argentina

‘France in mourning’ after top athletes killed in Argentina helicopter crash

“All France is in mourning,” Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared on Tuesday after the death of three French Olympic athletes and five other French nationals in a helicopter crash during ...
Bichat hospital in Paris.
09/03/2015 - France

Confidential document shows plans for 3-billion-euro cut in French hospital budget

According to Monday's edition of Libération newspaper, a confidential document reveals plans to shave 3 billion euros from France's public hospital budget by 2017.

Special forces end Kosher supermarket hostage siege, Paris, 9 Jan.
09/03/2015 - France

French policewoman detained over Paris terrorist killings

Four more people, including a policewoman, have been remanded in custody in connection with the Paris terrorist attacks in January, French media said on Monday.

Greenpeace protest near the National Assembly, Paris, 9 March 2015.
09/03/2015 - France

Greenpeace protest outside French Parliament over Hollande's nuclear promise

Greenpeace protested in front of France's lower house of parliament on Monday morning over a delayed energy bill.

Valls on French channel i-télé, 8 March
09/03/2015 - France

French Prime Minister Valls slammed for "fear" of Front National

Politicians of left and right have condemned French Prime Manuel Valls after he said yesterday that he was “afraid” for France, over the rise of the Front National.