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Melting ice shows through at a cliff face at Landsend, on the coast of Cape Denison in Antarctica.
25/03/2015 - FRANCE

Sea levels along French coasts rising at rapid pace: report

Sea levels along France's coasts have been rising at nearly double the rate over the past two decades compared with the 20th century, according to a new report.

The Mont Saint-Michel 11th century abbey to be entirely surrounded by the English Channel following exceptionally high spring tides.
20/03/2015 - France

French coasts on alert as "tide of the century" looms

France expects the "tide of the century" as exceptionally high spring tides will hit coasts over the weekend. 

Homes destroyed by the cyclone Pam in Port Villa, Vanuatu, Pacific Island, 16 March 2015.
16/03/2015 - France - Vanuatu

France sends aid missions to Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam hits

France on Monday sent aid missions to Vanuatu after the cyclone Pam hit the Pacific island during the weekend. More than 100,000 people are reported to have lost their home.

The boat was taken in 2007 to the Piriou Shipyard
12/03/2015 - France

French shipyard threatens to sell Calypso in Cousteau heritage row

The fate of the Calypso, the boat in which the celebrated French marine explorer Jacques Cousteau sailed the world, is uncertain

Areva boss Philippe Knoche announces the company's losses on 4 March
11/03/2015 - France - Germany

French nuclear giant Areva to slash 1,500 jobs in Germany

French nuclear group Areva is planing to cut about 1,500 jobs in Germany by the end of 2017, company officials said on Wednesday.
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.

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius
07/03/2015 - Op-ed: International Women's Day - Climate change

Taking climate action for and with women

The battle against climate change is part of the battle for women’s rights, argues French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius in an op-ed piece for RFI, published ahead of International ...
French gendarmes take position near environmental activists at the Sivens "zone to defend" (ZAD)
06/03/2015 - France

Police move to clear French dam protest site after council changes plan

French police moved to clear a protest camp at the site of a controversial dam project on Friday afternoon following a decision by the regional council

Iranian Vice-President Massoumeh Ebtekar
05/03/2015 - Interview: France - Iran

Obama must stand up to ‘extremists' over nuclear talks, Iran vice-president

US President Barack Obama must stand up to “extremists” who oppose a deal over Iran’s nuclear capacity, Iranian vice-president Massoumeh Ebtekar told RFI this week.
Areva's headquarters in Paris's La Défense business district
04/03/2015 - France

Job cuts in pipeline as French nuclear giant Areva posts record losses

French nuclear giant Areva suffered record losses of 4.8 billion euros in 2014, it confirmed on Wednesday.
A protester pays tribute to the memory of Rémi Fraisse at Sivens in October 2014.
03/03/2015 - FRANCE

French farmers square off with protesters at contested dam project

Tensions were high at a controversial dam project near Sivens in southern France on Tuesday as farmers in favour of the project blocked activists from entering the site ahead of a crucial meeting on ...
Fessenheim nuclear power plant
02/03/2015 - France

French nuclear plant shut down due to pipe fault

Energy production has been shut down at France's oldest nuclear power plant after a pipe defect was discovered, the station's operators said on Sunday.

The French Alps
01/03/2015 - France

French hamlet cut off by mudslide as access to ski stations reopens

As the road to two French Alpine ski stations reopened, a village in the Pyrenees mountains was cut off by a mudslide on Saturday. Two residents were flown out by helicopter for health reasons.

Calm before the storm - Cap Ferrat in south-west France on Thursday evening
20/02/2015 - France

France battens down hatches as high tides, wind lash coast

High tides, waves and stormy winds hit the French coast on Friday morning and are expected to continue until the end of March.
A health worker injects a woman with an Ebola vaccine during a trial in Monrovia, 2 February 2015.
05/02/2015 - France - Guinea - Japan

Ebola drug trial shows promise

An Ebola drug trial has yielded encouraging results, the French government announced on Thursday after 80 patients in Guinea were reported to be recovering faster than with other treatements.

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