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The Modern Express earlier in the week
01/02/2016 - FRANCE - SPAiN

Stricken boat successfully towed away from French coast

The last-chance operation to prevent a stricken cargo ship crashing into France's south-west coast was judged a success so far on Monday afternoon, as a Spanish tugboat towed it away from the coast.
The earlier attempt to tow the Modern Express
01/02/2016 - FRANCE - Gabon - Spain

Salvage workers battle to stop stricken ship hitting French coast

A rescue team was struggling Monday morning to prevent the Modern Express cargo ship crashing into the south-west French coast.
The gouffre de Font Estremar
24/01/2016 - FRANCE

Diver dies in one of world's deepest rock pools in French Pyrenees

A 50-year-old man died from a heart attack while diving in one of the world's deepest rock pools on the French side of the Pyrenees mountains on Saturday.
Renault cars parked outside an automobile plant in Aubergenville, France, 17 January 2016
19/01/2016 - FRANCE

Renault to recall 15,000 cars to check engines

The French carmaker Renault is to recall 15,000 new vehicles to check the engine, the government said on Tuesday.
Renault boss Carlos Ghosn
14/01/2016 - FRANCE

Renault confirms French fraud squad raids in emissions inquiry

French carmaker Renault has admitted that anti-fraud detectives raided three of its sites last week to check on possible engine-rigging to dodge pollution controls.
Rescue teams search the mountain after an avalanche in the Alps 13 janvier 2016
14/01/2016 - FRANCE

Two French teenagers, Ukrainian man die in French Alps avalanche

Two French teenagers on a school trip and a Ukrainian man have died in an avalanche while skiing in the French Alps.
Waves roll in past a lighthouse, Brittany's Atlantic coast at  Audierne, France
11/01/2016 - FRANCE

Strong winds to hit France, 12 regions on alert

Heavy rains and winds are predicted for Monday. An orange alert has been put in place for a dozen French regions.

Opponents of the project for the creation of the international airport Notre-Dame-des-Landes near Nantes demonstrate on the peripheral road of Nantes, western France, on January 9, 2015.
09/01/2016 - France

Opponents of controversial Nantes airport protest against expulsion

Opponents of the government's plans to build a new airport in the northwestern city of Nantes, demonstrated in their hundreds on Saturday, against legal proceedings to evict inhabitants from the ...
The Calypso docked in the Britain harbour of Concarneau
08/01/2016 - France

Cousteau’s iconic ship Calypso to sail again

Captain Cousteau’s famous vessel the Calypso will be getting a new life in 2016, after being abandoned nearly for 10 years in a Brittany harbour.

31/12/2015 - Nigeria - Renewable energy

Football pitch in Nigeria powered by kinetic energy: vanity project for oil multinational or future for renewables?

An innovative new football pitch in Lagos opened in December using power generated by the players running on special tiles that capture kinetic energy.
A nuclear power station at Nogent-Sur-Seine, France
26/12/2015 - FRANCE

France to distribute iodine tablets near nuclear power stations

France's nuclear safety watchdog is to distribute iodine tablets to people living near the country's 19 nuclear power stations, warning that an accident is possible but not probable.
Environmentalists hold hands as they form a human chain during a demonstration near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, as the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) continues near the French capital in Le Bourget, December 12, 2015.
12/12/2015 - France

Hollande's "historic" climate deal is hogwash, NGOs

Environmentalists are split on whether a new UN draft agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions will save the planet from climate change.
French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal (L), French President Francois Hollande (2ndL), French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (C) and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (2ndR) applaud at the COP21 Climate Conference in Le Bourget
12/12/2015 - France

Hollande vaunts 'historic' climate-saving blueprint but countries still need to agree

A proposed universal accord to curb global warming received rapturous applause on Saturday after being submitted to ministers at the Cop21 Climate Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, President-designate of COP21 (R), and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon attend a meeting during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 7, 2015
11/12/2015 - France-China

Paris Climate talks miss Friday deadline, China and oil countries want more leeway

The signing of a historic accord meant to stave off catastrophic climate change, was pushed back from Friday to Saturday because of outstanding squabbles around finance and degree levels.
Laurent Fabius at Cop21, espère trouver un compromis d'ici demain.
09/12/2015 - Cop21

France presents draft agreement to Cop21 climate conference

France presented a draft for a worldwide pact on global warming at the Cop21 climate change conference on Wednesday.
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