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The Promenade des Anglais in Nice this week
28/11/2014 - France

Three dead, five missing as storms hit southern France

Three people died and four more were missing on Friday after heavy storms hit southern France. Two people were trapped in the ruins after their home collapsed morning.

French President Francois Hollande delivers his speech during the Environmental Conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, 27 November  2014.
28/11/2014 - France

Hollande seeks 'historic' climate agreement at Paris conference

French President François Hollande has urged the world's nations to make history in Paris next year by signing a globally binding climate pact that he hopes will be his government's ...
Sheep farmers protest in front of Eiffel Tower
27/11/2014 - France

Farmers release sheep at Eiffel Tower in anti-wolf protest

Sheep farmers protesting against wolves in France released around 300 sheep at the foot of the Eiffel Tower on Thursday.

French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal announces a consultation procedure over the Siven dam last month
26/11/2014 - France - European Union

European Commission pursues France over controversial dam project

The European Commission has started legal action against France over the controversial Sirven dam project, which has sparked protests during which a demonstrator was killed by a police stun ...
Pollution in Paris, March 2014. File.
25/11/2014 - FRANCE

Paris pollution like being in room with eight smokers, report

Paris will restrict access to cars with high CO2 emissions as from next year, the mayor's office said on Monday, following the release of an alarming report that compared a bad day in the French ...
The Alpine city of Grenoble.
24/11/2014 - FRANCE

Grenoble: a French city with no more commercial street advertising

No more ads. The Alpine city of Grenoble is the first European city to ban all commercial street advertising. Instead, the French city will plant trees.

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.

The Gorges du Tarn in the Cévennes
15/11/2014 - France

Five die in floods as heavy rain hits south of France

Five people have died in floods in the south of France as heavy rain hit much of the country on Friday night and Saturday morning.
The beast was spotted in Montévrain on Thursday and is still on the loose
14/11/2014 - France

French big cat on the loose not a tiger, officials

The mysterious animal on the loose near Paris is probably not a tiger, French officials announced on Friday.
Frenchb police demonstrate in Paris on Thursday
14/11/2014 - France

France bans stun grenades after anti-dam activist’s death, police protest in Paris

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has banned the police from using stun grenades of the kind that killed a young anti-dam protester last month.
13/11/2014 - France

'Tiger' on the loose near Paris, spotted in supermarket carpark

Police and firefighters, backed up by a helicopter, are hunting for an animal that appears to be a tiger on the loose near Paris.
Philae lands safely on the comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko, 12 November 2014.
13/11/2014 - France - Outer Space

French space agency 'live with Philae' on Comet Chury

France's national space agency is now monitoring the robot Philae, which has made the first-ever landing on a comet after a 10-year journey and communicating with Earth from 510 million kilometres ...
The site of the planned Sivens dam
13/11/2014 - France

French government fights protester’s death cover-up accusations

The French government was on the defensive on Thursday after the publication of police recordings showing that gendarmes were aware that an anti-dam protester had died

The site of the proposed dam at Sivens with a banner reading "Not Forgotten, Not Forgiven, Nor Negotiation. No Justice. No Peace for Remi"
09/11/2014 - France

Police and demonstrators clash at protests over French anti-dam activist’s death

Protests at the death of Green activist Rémi Fraisse took place in several French cities on Saturday.
Give up ... and if you don't give up don't buy online, is the French government's latest message
08/11/2014 - France

France to ban buying cigarettes online

In its continuing crackdown on smoking, the French government is planning to make it illegal to buy cheap cigarettes on foreign websites.
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