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French Health Minister Marisol Touraine
16/07/2014 - France - West Indies

French health minister visits West Indies over chikungunya epidemic

French health Minister Marisol Touraine visited the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique on Wednesday for a visit to assess a major epidemic of chikungunya, a virus transmitted by ...

Doctor Nicolas Bonnemaison and his wife, Julie, at the court in Pau earlier this month
25/06/2014 - France

French mercy-killing doctor acquitted

A French court has acquitted a doctor who ended the lives of seven terminally ill patients.

Vincent Lambert's nephew François Lambert talks to the press
25/06/2014 - France - European Union

European court orders France to keep paraplegic on life support

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered France to keep a man who has been in a vegetative state for six years on life support, overruling France’s highest court.

France's national rail company SNCF workers clear off tracks from branches fallen from trees, files July 2013
22/05/2014 - France

Three die in French storms

Stormy weather, violent winds and strong rains in southern parts of France, on Wednesday and overnight, have left three people dead and at least 28.000 homes without power.

Turkey mine disaster : recriminations remain
22/05/2014 - International report

Turkey mine disaster : recriminations remain

The owners of the disaster-hit mine in Turkey have been robustly defending themselves amidst growing criticism. The government too is also under fire for its handling of the disaster.

Jean-Luc Dehaene
16/05/2014 - France - Belgium

Belgium's former prime minister Jean-Luc Dehaene dies in France

French President François Hollande paid homage to former Belgian prime minister Jean-Luc Dehaene Thursday. The pro-European politician died in France after a bike accident.

Gilberto Rodriguez Leal when he was a prisoner of Mujao
23/04/2014 - France - Mali

France vows to punish Mali's Mujao for hostage's death

The death of French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal will not go unpunished, French President François Hollande declared after Mali-based jihadi group Mujao on Tuesday announced that it had ...

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius.
20/04/2014 - France - Syria

Strong indications of chemical weapons use by Syrian regime, says Fabius

France’s Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius says there are strong indications that the Syrian regime recently used chemical weapons in the northwest of the country.

17/04/2014 - France

European court orders France to compensate killed traveller's family

France has been ordered to pay compensation to the family of a gipsy killed by a police officer while trying to escape in 2008, in a judgement by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on ...

The Fontaine Saint Michel in Paris after the French NGO Action contre la Faim poured dye into it.
22/03/2014 - France

Paris fountains dyed to highlight World Water Day

A French NGO has poured red dye to "contaminate" fountains in Paris and other cities to commemorate World Water Day.