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Firefighters carry a body on a stretcher from the rubble of the collapsed building in Rosny-Sous-Bois
01/09/2014 - France

Seventh body found after Paris apartment block blast

A seventh body has been found in the ruins of the apartment building that collapsed following an explosion on the Paris outskirts on Sunday.

Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud
01/09/2014 - France - Saudi Arabia

Saudi defence minister in Paris to discuss Syria, Iraq, Lebanon

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud began a three-day official visit to France on Monday.

31/08/2014 - France - Middle East

Alleged jihad recruiter arrested in Nice

A man suspected of recruiting French citizens for jihad in Syria has been arrested at the airport of Nice in the South of France.

31/08/2014 - France - Middle East

Syria slams France for lack of cooperation on Islamic State

Syria on Sunday criticised France's President Francois Hollande for his refusal to cooperate with Damascus against jihadists from the extremist Islamic State group.

31/08/2014 - France

Desperate migrants attempt to reach UK from Calais

Sixteen migrants were discovered inside a tanker truck at a service station on the outskirts of Calais (Pas-de-Calais) on Saturday.

31/08/2014 - France

Apartment collapses in Paris suburb, killing at least two people

An elderly woman and an 8 year-old child died on Sunday when a building collapsed in Rosny-sous-Bois, a suburb of Paris, following an explosion that was likely caused by a gas leak.

Cinema Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation opens in Paris
31/08/2014 - Culture in France

Cinema Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé Foundation opens in Paris

Paris is about to become home to a new research centre on cinema history, and a place where silent films top the bill.

30/08/2014 - France

French students want more scholarships

With the start of the new school year next week, the National Union of Students in France (UNEF) says the government is not providing enough financial aid to prospective students.

30/08/2014 - France - Europe

EU to increase Russian sanctions over Ukraine

EU leaders are looking to increase sanctions against Russia on Saturday during a summit in Brussels.

30/08/2014 - France

New measures announced to help real estate sector in France

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveiled a series of measures on Friday to boost the real estate sector in France, in an aim to kick-start the struggling economy.

30/08/2014

French press review 30 August 2014

The national dailies are all about the ruling Socialist party’s summer workshop which opens in La Rochelle today.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls with boss of bosses Pierre Gattaz at the Medef summer shcool this week
29/08/2014 - France

French companies’ dividend payouts soar as jobless wait for investment rise

Despite the economic crisis, the amount French companies pay out in dividends has soared to a European record, a study showed this week, raising questions about the Socialist government’s ...

American Airlines planes at Dallas airport
29/08/2014 - France - US

Frenchman thrown off Miami-Paris flight and charged in reclined seat row

A French man has been thrown off a plane and charged with interfering with a flight crew after a violent outburst over a reclined seat on a flight from Miami to Paris.

This year's Tour de France had to battle rain in July
29/08/2014 - France

Cold shower for French tourism as August Paris’s rainiest month this year

August has been the rainiest month of this year in Paris and the rest of France has also suffered from unseasonal downpours, costing the country’s tourist industry as much as 800 million ...

29/08/2014

French press review 29 August 2014

French Socialists go to La Rochelle for what promises to be a stormy get-together. Hollande hopes for help from Europe. Lagarde is in trouble in her home country.

The Islamic State member who beheaded US journalist James Foley
29/08/2014 - France - Syria

French 14-year-old detained on suspicion of planning to join Syria jihad

A 14-year-old French girl has been arrested on suspicion of planning to go and join Syria’s jihadi militias. She has been taken to Paris for questioning

France's new Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron
28/08/2014 - France

France’s Socialists in disarray as new economy minister questions 35-hour week

France’s Socialists were in disarray on Thursday after the publication of an interview in which the new economy minister called for businesses to dodge the 35-hour work week law.

Paris-Orly Sud airport, south of Paris
28/08/2014 - France

Air France pilots to strike in September

Airline pilots at Air France are to strike from 15-22 September.

French President François Hollande
28/08/2014 - France - Syria

Hollande rules out French cooperation with Assad against Islamic State

French President François Hollande on Thursday gave an emphatic no to Syria’s offer to work with the West in the fight against the Islamic State, previously known as Isis.

28/08/2014

French press review 28 August 2014

The French papers are still buzzing with reactions to President François Holande's new cabinet.

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