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The seafront at Nice, one of the resorts where the theives operated
29/08/2015 - FRANCE

Thieves posed as Gulf tourists to steal French hotel safes

Two men believed to have posed as rich Gulf tourists to steal safes from posh French hotels have been arrrested in central France.
The Paris ring road
29/08/2015 - FRANCE

Gridlock on French motorways as holidays end, travellers blockade

There were over 300 kilometres of traffic jams on French roads on Saturday as holidaymakers headed home to Paris and to the Channel ports.
Catherine Graciet with her book, The Predator King
29/08/2015 - FRANCE - MoROCco

French court charges journalists accused of blackmailing Moroccan king

Two French journalists have been charged with blackmail and extortion after allegedly promising not to publish a book about Morocco's King Mohammed VI in exchange for large sums of money.

Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands after winning the women's 200m final
29/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Willpower makes Schippers third-fastest woman of all time

She narrowly lost to a Jamaican in the 100 metres final on Monday and she edged past another on Friday night to claim the 200 metres crown.
Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands (R) crosses the finish line first to win the women's 200m final
29/08/2015 - Athletics World Championships

Flexibility, determination, perseverance at the Athletics World Championships … but Oh, those hurtful hurdles!

Schippers shows the virtues of flexibility, Merritt battles a kidney disorder, Kiprop praises perseverance, Eaton leads the decatheletes and Shubenkov takes the pain on the hurdles on day seven of ...
France's environment minister Ségolène Royal speaking to the press in October 2014.
29/08/2015 - GABON - FRANCE

Ségolène Royal announces EU-Africa migration summit on Gabon visit

The European Union is to organise an EU-African summit on migration in November, French Environment Minister Ségolène Royal announced on a visit to Gabon this weekend. 

Syrian migrants walk in the sunset after they crossed the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke, Hungary August 25, 2015. Hungary's government has started to construct a 175-km-long (110-mile-long) fence on its border with Serbia in order to halt a massive
28/08/2015 - Austria

Austrian NGOs blame Europe's asylum policy for migrant deaths

NGOs in Austria on Friday blamed the European Union's asylum policy after the bodies of 71 migrants were found dead in the back of a lorry.