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The Promenade des Anglais in Nice this week
28/11/2014 - France

Three dead, five missing as storms hit southern France

Three people died and four more were missing on Friday after heavy storms hit southern France. Two people were trapped in the ruins after their home collapsed morning.

The Village Francophone in Dakar
28/11/2014 - Report: Francophonie Summit in Dakar

Ebola casts shadow over French-speaking countries' summit in Dakar

The Ebola epidemic is casting a shadow over the 15th summit of French-speaking nations in the Dakar this weekend.
French President Francois Hollande delivers his speech during the Environmental Conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, 27 November  2014.
28/11/2014 - France

Hollande seeks 'historic' climate agreement at Paris conference

French President François Hollande has urged the world's nations to make history in Paris next year by signing a globally binding climate pact that he hopes will be his government's ...

African press review 28 November 2014

Kenya's middle managers confess to corruption. US troops join the fight against Ebola. A Nigerian journalists' union takes up the cudgels for young workers treated as "slaves".

French press review 28 November 2014

The French newspapers are talking about this weekend's Franchophonie Summit of French-speaking countries in Senegal's capital, Dakar.

Pro-Palestinian protest in Paris on 23 July 2014
28/11/2014 - France - Palestine

French parliament debates recognising Palestinian state

The French parliament on Friday begins debating a proposal to formally recognise Palestine, following the British and Spanish parliaments and the Irish Senate.
Evaeverson Lemos da Silva Brandao leaves a hearing at the French Football Federation over his assault on Thiago Motta
27/11/2014 - France

Bastia’s Brandao sentenced to month in jail for headbutting PSG’s Motta

Bastia striker Brandao has been jailed for a month and fined 20,000 euros for headbutting Paris Saint Germain footballer Thiago Motta after a match in August.
The Crau plains in the Camargue region, south west France
27/11/2014 - France

Farmers end subsidy protest at Marseille port

French farmers from the region around Marseille agreed to lift their barriers blocking access to part of the port in Marseille after obtaining a meeting with a Prime Ministerial advisor to discuss ...
Sheep farmers protest in front of Eiffel Tower
27/11/2014 - France

Farmers release sheep at Eiffel Tower in anti-wolf protest

Sheep farmers protesting against wolves in France released around 300 sheep at the foot of the Eiffel Tower on Thursday.

A tableau from Exhibit B
27/11/2014 - France - United Kingdom - South Africa

Protests against ‘racist/anti-racist’ Exhibit B spread to France

France’s culture minister and the mayor of Paris have spoken out in defence of Exhibit B, the performance that was closed in London after protests accusing it of being racist.
St.Germain des Prés in Paris
27/11/2014 - France

Paris property prices fall

Paris property prices are set to fall below 8,000 euros per square metre for the first time since 2011, professionals predicted on Thursday. They have fallen nearly 2.0 per cent in a year.

Protestors call for trial of suspects in Lee Zeitouni case, French Embassy, Tel Aviv
27/11/2014 - France - Israel

Trial over death of Israeli Lee Zeitouni begins in Paris

The trial begins in Paris today of two French men accused of causing the death of a pedestrian through dangerous driving and then fleeing the scene, in Tel Aviv in Israel in 2011.