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School students demonstrate against the death of Rémi Fraisse in Paris, 13 November 2014
19/11/2014 - France - European Union

EU to probe French dam project after death of protester

The European Commission announced Wednesday it has opened an inquiry into a contested dam project near the French town of Sivens, where a young protester was killed last month.
A model of the Tour Triangle, a proposed skyscraper designed by Swiss agency Herzog & de Meuron.
18/11/2014 - FRANCE

Paris rejects plans for pyramidal skyscraper: Tour Triangle

Paris city councillors voted against plans on Monday for French capital's first modern skyscraper in more than 40 years, the Tour Triangle.

Philae lands safely on the comet 67P Churyumov Gerasimenko, 12 November 2014.
13/11/2014 - France - Outer Space

French space agency 'live with Philae' on Comet Chury

France's national space agency is now monitoring the robot Philae, which has made the first-ever landing on a comet after a 10-year journey and communicating with Earth from 510 million kilometres ...
The site of the planned Sivens dam
13/11/2014 - France

French government fights protester’s death cover-up accusations

The French government was on the defensive on Thursday after the publication of police recordings showing that gendarmes were aware that an anti-dam protester had died

The site of the proposed dam at Sivens with a banner reading "Not Forgotten, Not Forgiven, Nor Negotiation. No Justice. No Peace for Remi"
09/11/2014 - France

Police and demonstrators clash at protests over French anti-dam activist’s death

Protests at the death of Green activist Rémi Fraisse took place in several French cities on Saturday.
Golfech nuclear plant on the edge of the Garonne river between Agen and Toulouse
07/11/2014 - France

French nuclear power plant drone flights continue, model plane fans freed

The mysterious drone flights over French nuclear power stations continued on Thursday night but the authorities were no closer finding who is responsible after the release of two model plane ...
A protest in Marseille just after Rémi Fraisse was killed
07/11/2014 - France

Paris school students protest against police violence after Green activist's death

School students in Paris promised to continue protests on Friday over the death of a young environmental activist during a protest against the construction of a dam this month.
Protesting against the Sivens Dam in southwestern France
04/11/2014 - Analysis: France

Dam death dogs government as French farmers ready tractors

The government might drop a plan to build a dam in southwestern France after the death of an environmental activist in a protest last month – if it does it could face the wrath of local ...
03/11/2014 - France - Canada

Hollande in Canada to boost French trade

President François Hollande is in Canada, the first visit by a French leader in 25 years, on a visit where the focus is on research and trade co operation as well as climate change ...
Demonstrations in Toulouse on 1 November in memory of Rémi Fraisse turned violent.
02/11/2014 - FRANCE

Protests against police brutality get ugly after killing of eco-activist last week

In two French cities, protests over the death of an environmental activist turned violent yesterday. A sit-in is planned today in Paris in memory of the young man