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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.
Jerry Collins in action for the All Blacks with South Africa's Pedrie Wannenberg in 2006
07/06/2015 - FRANCE - New Zealand

Narbonne stages silent march for Jerry Collins

Some 1,500 people staged a silent march in tribute to the late All Black Jerry Collins in the southern French town of Toulon, whose rugby team he played for, on Sunday.
The town hall of Tourcoing
06/06/2015 - FRANCE

Two jailed after riots in northern France

Two people were jailed and another handed a suspended sentence by a court in north-west France after four nights of riots in the town of Tourcoing, which saw 23 arrests.
Vincent Lambert's wife Rachel outside the European Court of Human Rights following the ruling
05/06/2015 - France - Europe

European rights court ruling angers French anti-euthanasia campaigners

Anti-euthanasia groups say the European rights court's authorisation of the removal of life support for a man in a vegetative state is a first step towards legalising euthanasia.
Vincent Lambert's nephew François (L) and his wife Rachel in court
05/06/2015 - FRANCE

European rights court authorises death of French tetraplegic

The European Court of Human Rights has authorised medical staff to stop giving treatment to tetraplegic Vincent Lambert, who has been in a vegetative state for seven years, against the wishes of his ...
Jerry Collins during the 2007 Rugby World Cup match against Portugal
05/06/2015 - FranCE - New ZEaLAND

Former All Black Jerry Collins dies in car crash in south of France

Former New Zealand rugby international Jerry Collins has died in a car accident in in southern France along with his wife. Collins, 34, was capped 48 times by the All Blacks.