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People cool off during the first heatwave of the summer near Barcelona, Spain, 28 June 2015.
29/06/2015 - FRANCE

Heatwave to sweep France this week

A powerfull heatwave is forecast to sweep France this week and temperatures could reach 40 degrees Celsius or more by the middle of the week.

Alpha Jet aircraft from the Patrouille de France (PAF) participate in a flying display at the 51st Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport near Paris, June 19, 2015
20/06/2015 - France

Jets and helicopters galore at Paris Air-show

Aerospace companies from across the globe have been showing off their latest jets and cutting-edge technology at the Le Bourget, international Air show, north of Paris.
French Environment and Energy Minister Segolene Royal (R) and French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius attend a conference on an agreement to limit global warming in air transport during the 51st Paris Air Show in le Bourget near Paris June 18, 2015.
19/06/2015 - France-Italy

French Ecology minister' Mea culpa for Nutella boycott

France's Environment minister, Ségolène Royal, has been forced to apologise for telling people not to eat Nutella because it contributed to deforestation and climate change.

Segolène Royal urges people to stop eating Ferrero's Nutella
17/06/2015 - FRANCE

French Ecology Minister Segolène Royal lashes out against Nutella

France's Ecology Minister, Segolène Royal, has lashed out against big brands.
A protest against Monsanto in front of Paris's Eiffel Tower
15/06/2015 - FRANCE - United States

France bans garden centre sales of Monsanto pesticide Roundup

France's Environment Minister Ségolène Royal has taken on US agribusiness Monsanto with a ban on over-the-counter sales of its pesticide Roundup because of evidence it could be ...
French President Francois Hollande (L) and General-Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Guy Ryder arrive at the UN for their World of Work Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, June 11, 2015.
11/06/2015 - France-Switzerland

Climate change tops agenda at Geneva Work summit

High-level officials, including France's Presidet François Hollande, travelled to Geneva on Thursday for the World of Work summit, where negotiations centred on the implications of climate ...
The sun sets behind high-tension electrical power pylons in Poitiers, central France, 5 June 2015
06/06/2015 - FRANCE

Summer storm warning for France as temperatures drop

Storms were expected in much of France on Saturday after emergency services tackled floods, mudslides and power cuts in the northern Somme region on Friday.
French Minister for Ecology, Segolene Royal (R) and General Secretary of the Elysee Palace Jean-Pierre Jouyet leave the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 20, 2015.
01/06/2015 - France-Germany

UN climate talks "inadequate," says French ecology minister Royal

Ségolène Royal has slammed UN climate talks as painfully "inadequate," in the face of the urgency of climate change. Talks to hammer out a historic deal on limiting greenhouse gas emissions, resumed on Monday, ahead of crunch talks in Paris later this year.

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in the House of Lords, during the State Opening of Parliament 27 May
28/05/2015 - FRANCE - United Kingdom

France invites Britain's Prince Charles to Paris climate conference

French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal on Thursday invited Britain's Prince Charles to the Paris climate change conference in December on a personal visit to his London home, handing ...
French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius poses in front of the Paris 2015 climate change conference logo in his office in Paris, France, May 22, 2015, after an interview with Reuters.
27/05/2015 - France

French Greens prepare for Paris climate change conference

France's Green Party (EELV) has kicked off a nationwide campaign to galvanise public opinion in the fight against global warming.
Burundian refugees rest with their belongings on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Kagunga village, in western Tanzania's Kigoma region
23/05/2015 - Burundi-Uganda-Tanzania

Burundi turmoil ensnares first Tanzania, now Uganda in refugee crisis

Aid agencies in Uganda are expecting an influx of up to 15,000 refugees from Burundi in the coming weeks, as the political situation in Bujumbura deteriorates.

Nepalese police to rescue earthquake victims, Sankhu, Nepal, 12 May 2015.
12/05/2015 - Nepal

Second quake in Nepal, Paris deploys crisis unit

A 7.3-magnitude aftershock struck Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 16 people and injuring 335, just two weeks after the devastating quake that killed more than 8,150 people and injured more than ...
A golden lion tamarin.
12/05/2015 - France

17 endangered monkeys stolen from French zoo

Thieves broke into the zoo in Beauval, central France on Saturday night, avoiding cameras and patrols, and took seven golden lion tamarins and 10 silver marmosets.

Migrants help another migrant walk to a bus bound for an immigration centre in the coastal city of Misrata, Libya, May 9, 2015.
10/05/2015 - GUADELOUPE-FRANCE

Hollande's rant against migrant trafficking not enough to mark end of slavery, say activists

France’s President François Hollande hit out on Sunday against Europe's migrant crisis, comparing people smugglers in the Mediterranean to "slave drivers".
French President François Hollande addresses the Caribbean climate change conference in Martinique, 9 May 2015
10/05/2015 - FRANCE

Hollande calls for rich nations to help poor at Caribbean climate conference

French President François Hollande called on wealthy countries to help poor ones suffering the effects of global warming at a Carribean climate summit on the French West Indian island of ...
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