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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 ...
High-speed Eurostar train exits the Channel tunnel near Calais, 5 May 2014.
14/07/2015 - France, Britain

Three Calais migrants suffer electric shock burns in Channel tunnel

Three migrants experienced burns from electric shocks while attempting to enter the Channel Tunnel entrance near Calais on Monday.
Laurent Bourgnon celebrates his victory in the Atlantic solo race Route du Rhum in 1998
13/07/2015 - French Polynesia

French Polynesia pays tribute to Franco-Swiss yachtsman Bourgnon

Residents of French Polynesia paid tribute to Franco-Swiss yachtsman Laurent Bourgnon, who disappeared at sea last month, in a homage ceremony in Tahiti on Sunday.
Christian Audigier in Los Angeles, January 2013
11/07/2015 - FRANCE - United States

French fashion designer Christian Audigier dies aged 57 in Los Angeles

French fashion designer Christian Audigier has died in Los Angeles at the age of 57.
Charles Pasqua, seen here October 1986 when he first became France's interior minister
30/06/2015 - France

Former French interior minister Pasqua dies at 88

Former French interior minister Charles Pasqua died in a hospital in the Paris suburbs Monday at age 88.

People cool off during the first heatwave of the summer near Barcelona, Spain, 28 June 2015.
29/06/2015 - FRANCE

Heatwave to sweep France this week

A powerfull heatwave is forecast to sweep France this week and temperatures could reach 40 degrees Celsius or more by the middle of the week.

Viviane Lambert, the mother of Vincent Lambert, at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, 7 January 2015.
26/06/2015 - FRANCE

French vegetative man’s parents appeal decision allowing him to die

The parents of a severely brain-damaged Frenchman, Vincent Lambert, will challenge the European Court of Human Rights decision to allow him to die.

Marly town hall
14/06/2015 - FRANCE

French wedding guest shot dead

A young woman died after being shot in the head while attending a wedding in Marly, northern France, on Saturday.

The Lufthansa cargo aircraft carrying victims of the Germanwings flight 4U 9525 lands in Duesseldorf
10/06/2015 - FRANCE - germany - spain

First Germanwings victims' remains repatriated to Germany

The first bodies of victims of the Gemanwings plane that was deliberately crashed in the French Alps were returned to Germany on Tuesday night.