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Senator Jean-Vincent Placé (2nd L) with François de Rugy (2nd R) and Barbara Pompili (C)
28/08/2015 - FRANCE

French Green defections continue as divided Socialists stage summer meet

A second leading member of France's Green party, EELV, quit the movement on Friday ...
France looks to horses to treat soldiers with PTSD
24/08/2015 - Spotlight on France

France looks to horses to treat soldiers with PTSD

As taboos break down around Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the French military, doctors are looking to alternative treatments to address a problem that affects an increasing number of ...
View from atop a dune in White Sands National Monument, in New Mexico, April 2004
08/08/2015 - France-USA

Holiday dream turns to nightmare after French couple die, son survives

A challenging hiking trail in the New Mexico desert where temperatures soared past 100 degrees has claimed the lives of two French tourists, officials have said.
Nantes Canal in Rohan, Brittany
02/08/2015 - France

Four teenagers killed in road accident, Royal supports stricter speed limits

Four teenagers were killed in a road accident on Saturday night, whilst returning home from a private party, in Morbihan, northwest France. 10 others were in a critical condition on Sunday.
Busy bees in Paris
27/07/2015 - Spotlight on France

Busy bees in Paris

Once the symbol of Napoleon, the bee has always had a place in the hearts of French people - and now, protecting the humble bumble bee is becoming a growing phenomenon, especially in the cities.
The Paris region is particularly affected by pollution, 17 March 2015.
15/07/2015 - France

French Senate says air pollution costing more than 100 billion euros annually

Air pollution in France is costing the country 101.3 billion euros each year, according to a French Senate committee report released Wednesday.

Africa's slow path to green energy
30/06/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

Africa's slow path to green energy

As the world scrambles to get ready for crunch climate talks at the end of the year, African leaders are gearing up to ensure Africa gets a fair deal.

Alpha Jet aircraft from the Patrouille de France (PAF) participate in a flying display at the 51st Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport near Paris, June 19, 2015
20/06/2015 - France

Jets and helicopters galore at Paris Air-show

Aerospace companies from across the globe have been showing off their latest jets and cutting-edge technology at the Le Bourget, international Air show, north of Paris.
French Environment and Energy Minister Segolene Royal (R) and French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius attend a conference on an agreement to limit global warming in air transport during the 51st Paris Air Show in le Bourget near Paris June 18, 2015.
19/06/2015 - France-Italy

French Ecology minister' Mea culpa for Nutella boycott

France's Environment minister, Ségolène Royal, has been forced to apologise for telling people not to eat Nutella because it contributed to deforestation and climate change.

Segolène Royal urges people to stop eating Ferrero's Nutella
17/06/2015 - FRANCE

French Ecology Minister Segolène Royal lashes out against Nutella

France's Ecology Minister, Segolène Royal, has lashed out against big brands.