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Guy Novès won his first game as head coach of France's rugby union team.
06/02/2016 - rugby

France edge past Italy in Six Nations opener

France launched their 2016 European Six Nations challenge with a narrow victory over Italy at the Stade de France.
Claudio Ranieri has led Leicester City to the top of the Premier League in his first season in charge.
06/02/2016 - football

Leicester City underline title credentials with win at Manchester City

Veteran defender Robert Huth bagged a brace as pacesetters Leicester City won 3-1 at second placed Manchester City.
Guy Noves (bottom R) is taking charge of France for his first game
06/02/2016 - France - Sport

First Paris Six Nations rugby clash readies under tight security

France starts its Six Nations rugby campaign today in Paris in a clash with Italy.
A migrant child holds a balloon in Victoria Square in central Athens, Greece, 27 January, 2016
05/02/2016 - Greece - France - Germany

France, Germany call for fewer migrants from Turkey

The huge flow of migrants and refugees to Europe via Turkey must be slowed, the interior ministers of France and Germany said on Friday after inspecting registration facilities in Greece.
The trip to Bayer Leverkusen will be Bayern Munich's first game since it was announced that coach Pep Guardiola would leave the Bavarians at the end of the season for Manchester City.
05/02/2016 - Football

Bayern begin journey to life after Pep

Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich head to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday looking for three points to steady the ship again after a turbulent week.
Luis Suarez scored four times in Barcelona's 7-0 destruction of Valencia.
04/02/2016 - football

Suarez scores four as Neville's woes mount at Valencia

Valencia boss Gary Neville vowed on Wednesday night to continue in his post despite his side's humiliating 7-0 defeat against Barcelona in the semi-final of the Copa del Rey.
French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem with a pupil of a school in Blois.
04/02/2016 - FRANCE - Switzerland - BELGIum - Canada

French education minister calms nation after spelling reform outcry

France's Education Minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, was obliged to calm the nation's nerves today as reports of a reform of French spelling sent panic across social media and aroused protests from ...
Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist
03/02/2016 - FRANCE - DANEMARK

France blocks Lars von Trier's Antichrist for sex, violence

Lars von Trier's film Antichrist has been banned from screens in France, seven years after its release, because it contains "extreme violence" and "unsimulated sex".
A Roma campin Saint-Denis, near Paris, last year
03/02/2016 - FRANCE

Big Roma camp evacuated from disused Paris rail line

Paris police cleared a Roma camp from disused railway lines in the north of the city on Wednesday morning, promising to place the 80 people who had remained there in temporary accomodation.
A self-defence group on Kiev's Maidan Square in June 2014
02/02/2016 - FRANCE - RUSSIa -UKRAINE

Ukraine asks French TV channel not to show documentary on far-right militias

A French documentary on the influence of far-right militias in the Ukraine conflict has caused a storm with the Ukrainian embassy in France asking TV channel Canal+ not to broadcast it.
Front National vice-president Florian Philippot
02/02/2016 - FRANCE - QATAR - SYRIa

European parliament protects French Front National MEP from Qatar libel suit

The European parliament on Tuesday refused to suspend the parliamentary privilege of French Front National MEP Florian Philippot, thus blocking an attempt by the Gulf state of Qatar to sue him for ...
Prime Minister Manuel Valls at the National Assembly, 27 January 2015
02/02/2016 - FRANCE - BELGIum

France, Belgium to step up anti-terror cooperation

The Belgian and French prime ministers on Monday agreed on the need to boost counter-terror cooperation.
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