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Police arrest a demonstator in Albi after Fraisse's death
29/10/2014 - France

French dam project may be suspended as police prime suspects in protester’s death

Work on a dam that is the centre of the protests in south-west France may be suspended as the police became the principal suspects in the death of a young demonstrator at the weekend.
A protest after Rémi Fraisse's death in the southern city of Albi on Monday
28/10/2014 - France

French government tries to quell new crisis after anti-dam protester’s death

French President François Hollande appealed for calm on Tuesday as Green campaigners slammed his Socialist government over the death of a demonstrator during protests against the construction ...
Protest at site of dam in Sivens, Sunday, 26 October
27/10/2014 - France

Man dies in French anti-dam protest

A former Ecology Minister has called for work on a controversial dam in Sivens in southwestern France to be halted, after a man died in a protest on Saturday night.

Despite the energy transiton bill, EDF boss Henri Proglio predicts a bright future for nuclear power in France
15/10/2014 - France

French parliament votes to reduce nuclear power but export market looks healthy

The lower house of France’s parliament has passed a bill that aims to reduce French dependency on nuclear energy from 75 per cent to 50 per cent by 2025, although nuclear power is on the ...
Hurricane Gonzalo over the Caribbean Ocean in a NOAA satellite image, 13 october 2014.
14/10/2014 - France - Caribbean

Three missing after major hurricane hits French Caribbean

Three people are missing after a major hurricane hit  the French Caribbean islands of Saint-Barthélémy and Saint-Martin on Monday.

"Visionator" Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-L) with French President François Hollande, his ecology adviser Nicolas Hulot and France's Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius on Friday in Paris.
12/10/2014 - France - Climate change

Schwarzenegger’s Paris climate meeting calls for action on global warming

A global warming conference in Paris, launched by former Hollywood star and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, ended with international officials and business leaders present pledging to seek ...
The Gallo-Roman theatre in Nîmes in the Gard
11/10/2014 - France

More rain and floods to hit southern France as Gard recovers from 36-hour storms

Weather forecasters warned of more storms and flooding in the south of France on Saturday night and Sunday after 36 hours of heavy rain in the Gard department around Nîmes and two deaths in ...
French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal
10/10/2014 - France

Green campaigners, unions slam scrapping of France’s ecotax

Green campaigners and trade unionists have slammed the French government’s scrapping of its proposed ecotax. Environment Minister Ségolène Royal announced on Thursday that plans to tax road freight have been abandoned

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 ...
Montpellier under water on Monday
01/10/2014 - France

Hundreds of vineyards and farms damaged by storms in southern France

Storms in southern France have devastated vineyards and farms in the southern French department of l’Hérault.
Passengers and local residents take shelter at Montpellier's Saint Roch railway station on Monday night
30/09/2014 - France

More storms forecast for south of France as Montpellier counts cost of floods

Weather forecasters issued a storm warning for part of the south of France on Tuesday after torrential rain and floods caused millions of euros of damage in the area around the city of ...
Locquirec in Brittany
25/09/2014 - France

Frenchman damages two-billion-year-old rocks to have better view of sea

A resident of a seaside town in Brittany, western France, is being taken to court soon after taking a jackhammer to some two-billion-year-old rocks because they blocked his view of the English ...
Demonstrators in New York on Sunday call for action on climate change
23/09/2014 - France - US - Climate change

France to give one billion dollars to UN’s green fund

France will contribute one billion dollars to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund, President François Hollande announced at the opening of a heads-of-state summit in New York on ...
French Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll
20/09/2014 - France

Brittany farmers set fire to government buildings in new French rural protest

The French government has sworn that farmers who set fire to government buildings on Friday night will be taken to court and punished, as farmers’ unions say the protest was a symptom of crisis ...
Reconstitution of a Gallic village at  Pleumeur-Bodou, Brittany.
19/09/2014 - France - United Kingdom

French archaeologists find 2,000-year-old boomerang used by Gauls

The Gauls used boomerangs 2,000 years ago, according to archaeologists who have found a wooden curved stick at a beach near Cherbourg in northern France.

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