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The Périphérique ring road around Paris, France.
17/12/2014 - France

French road accidents up after decade of decline

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced Tuesday the government would take a number of measures to improve road safety in the new year after official figures showed the number of road ...
The port at Le Havre
16/12/2014 - France

Police shoot knife-wielding man dead in French Channel port

French police shot dead a man in the Channel port of Le Havre on Monday night. He had attacked and stabbed him 22 times, they say.

A demonstration in Port-au-Prince calls for President Michel Martelly to resign and eletions to be held
14/12/2014 - Haiti

Haiti’s prime minister resigns amid anti-government protests

Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has resigned after repeated anti-government protests and calls for him to quit. A man was shot dead as youths clashed with police on Saturday.

French President Francois Hollande (L) stands with French deputies Alain Clayes (C) and Jean Leonetti (R) with the report for the reform of end-of-life treatment at the Elysée Palace
12/12/2014 - France

France to debate new right-to-die law in new year

France’s government is to put a statement on the right to die to parliament in January, President François Hollande announced on Friday after receiving recommendations on changing the ...

French press review 12 December 2014

A report on the right-to-die debate is published today. Sarkozy sets about leading a divided right. And Bretons take an in-depth look at their pigs.

An military jet crashed into home for disabled, 10 December 2014.
11/12/2014 - France

French military plane crashes into disabled home, killing one

A French military plane crashed on Wednesday into a home for disabled in the Loire Valley,  killing one of the occupants and injuring others.

The ruins of Oradour-sur-Glane, preserved in memory of those who were killed.
09/12/2014 - France - Germany

German court drops case against soldier over Nazi massacre in France

A German court on Tuesday threw out a case against an 89-year-old former soldier over the 1944 massacre in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane.

Demanding extradition of Robic and Khayat, French embassy, Israel, 21 Sept. 2011.
04/12/2014 - France - Israel

French men jailed for hit and run death of Israeli Lee Zeitouni

A Frenchman who killed a young Israeli woman in a hit-and-run accident in Tel Aviv and immediately fled the country, has been sentenced to five years in jail.

Government still grappling with controversial Sivens dam project
01/12/2014 - On-the-spot France

Government still grappling with controversial Sivens dam project

A controversial dam project in France, opposed by green activists, became a national drama when a protester was killed during violent clashes with police.
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.