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Mercedes Benz's Lewis Hamilton took the pole position for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel
18/04/2015 - Sports-Formula One

Lewis Hamilton on pole for Bahrain Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes Benz continued his incredible run this season by grabbing his fourth pole position, thus maintaining a 100 percent record.

The Hermione's sails are unfurled during the week before setting off for the US
18/04/2015 - France - US

Replica of La Fayette's Hermione sets sail from France to US

French President François Hollande on Saturday saw off a replica of the ship that took the Marquis de La Fayette and his comrades to the aid of the American revolution 235 years ago.
Front National leader Marine Le Pen in Calais during an earlier controversy about migration
18/04/2015 - FRANCE - Poland

French right slams EU, penal reform as Pole confesses to child's murder

A Polish drifter's confession to the rape and murder of a nine-year-old French girl has sparked a political row in France with right-wing politicians blaming Europe's open borders and the ...
Tomas Berdych overcame the challenge of Gael Monfils in the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Saturday
18/04/2015 - Sport -Tennis

Monfils loses to Berdych in Monte Carlo tennis semis

Gael Monfils’s golden run at the Monte Carlo Masters came to an end after he lost his semi-final match against Tomas Berdych on Saturday.
One of the carriages on the impressionist train
18/04/2015 - FRANCE

Impressionist train to carry tourists to Monet's Normandy garden

Art lovers visiting France can now take "impressionist trains" to Claude Monet's former home in Normandy thanks to a service launched by the SNCF rail network this weekend.
Marion Maréchal-Le Pen last month
18/04/2015 - FRANCE

Front National replaces Le Pen with granddaughter in Nazi remarks row

France's far-right Front National (FN) has named Jean-Marie Le Pen's granddaughter to stand in a seat that had been earmarked for him in regional elections this year.
Smoke from the fire which started at a textile warehouse in La Courneuve, near Paris
18/04/2015 - FRANCE

Massive fire closes Paris motorway

The A86 motorway out of Paris was closed until 11.00am Saturday morning as thick smoke continued to billow out of a massive fire in a textile warehouse just outside the French capital.

African press review 18 April 2015

Xenophobia continues to make front-page news in South Africa, Kenya's president shakes up the army and the cabinet, the UN Security Council is worried about Burundi and another United Nations agency ...

French press review 18 April 2015

The future of democracy in Europe is threatened by the Greek debt crisis, all is not well in the world of big business and things are not getting any better for President François Hollande, ...