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Recovery efforts in Cannes and other affected cities continue
06/10/2015 - FRANCE

Two more confirmed missing as French Riviera recovery efforts continue

Two more people have been confirmed missing after the violent weekend floods on the French Riviera, bringing the total to 20 dead and four missing, police said Tuesday.

A car submerged by floodwater at Mandelieu-la-Napoule, near Cannes
04/10/2015 - FRANCE

French flood death toll hits 16 as Hollande visits stricken Côte d'Azur

The death toll in floods on France's Riviera rose to at least 16 with another four reported missing on Sunday as French President François Hollande visited the stricken region.

Saturday's Nice-Nantes footballmatch was called off because of the storms
04/10/2015 - FRANCE

At least 13 die in French Riviera floods

At least 13 people have died in the south of France due to flooding as violent storms swept through the region on Saturday night. Six were reported missing on Sunday morning.

The Foreign Legion on parade on Bastille Day
17/09/2015 - DJIBOUTI - FRANCE - Slovakia

Foreign Legion officers on trial accused of causing Slovak recruit's death

Four former soldiers in France's Foreign Legion faced trial on Thursday, accused of causing the death of a 25-year-old Slovak recruit on an exercise in the desert of Djibouti.
Lyon and the surrounding area were hit by storms on Wednesday
17/09/2015 - FRANCE

Three die as storms hit France

Three people died when storms and hugh winds hit France on Wednesday. Heavy rain was forecast in parts of the country on Thursday.

A helicopter on a mission in the French Alps
15/09/2015 - France

Avalanche kills seven climbers in French Alps

Seven people have died in an avalanche in the French Alps.
Robert Boulin at the Elysee palace in Paris on 26 September 1979, just weeks before his death
11/09/2015 - France

Court reopens investigation of minister's death, 36 years later

French prosecutors have reopened a case in the 1979 death of French cabinet minister Robert Boulin.

A firefighter on the scene of the fire in Paris, 2 September 2015
02/09/2015 - France

Police suspect arson in deadly Paris fire

Police have arrested a man in his 30s "who might have been at the scene" of the deadly fire in northern Paris which killed at least eight people, including two children, a source at the Paris prosecutor's office told news agency AFP.

Pont Saint-Bénézet, Avignon
20/08/2015 - FRANCE - south korea

19-year-old Korean drowns beneath Avignon bridge

A 19-year-old South Korean has drowned at the foot of the world-famous mediaeval bridge in the southern French city of Avignon.
Maxime Hauchard, 1 out of 9 French nationals fighting jihad in Syria, is seen in this still shot taken from  a propaganda video.
11/08/2015 - France

Tracking jihadists one problem, confirming they're dead another

France's scramble to confirm the reported killing in Syria of a key Islamic State recruiter shows the headache authorities face in pinning down evidence of jihadists' deaths, which may be fabricated ...