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Dani Sordo drives a damaged car during the Rally of Finland.
02/08/2015 - World Rally Championship

Latvala emerges victorious in Rally of Finland

Local hero Jari-Matti Latvala won the Rally of Finland after staving off a strong challenge from his Volkswagen Polo teammate and defending world champion Sebastien Ogier.

Jari-Matti Latvala in action at the Rally of Finland.
01/08/2015 - World Rally Championship

Latvala leads Ogier in Rally of Finland

Jari-Matti Latvala extended his lead in the Rally of Finland over championship leader Sebastien Ogier at the end of four special stages on Saturday.

French Health Minister Marisol Touraine leaves the Elysee Palace following the weekly cabinet meeting in Paris, France, July 31, 2015.
01/08/2015 - France

Do vaccines do more harm than good? France launches national debate

France's Health Minister has announced a national debate this Autumn to discuss the future of the country's immunisation policy, amidst mounting criticism over vaccines.


French press review 01 August 2015

Tensions in the Middle East after a Palestinian baby was burnt to death, have left tremors in the French press, meanwhile France's regions prepare to go under the knife, as new towns are ...
01/08/2015 - France

Great Summer Getaway clogged by nightmare traffic

French holiday makers' plans for a great summer getaway looked set to be scuppered on Saturday, after thousands got stuck in traffic jams extending more than 800 km.

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01/08/2015 - Paris climate conference 2015

Explainer: About COP21 - the basics

A crucial international event is due to take place at the end of the year in Paris.
French gendarmes work on a oversized crate, believed to contain plane wreckage, in the cargo area of the airport in Saint-Denis on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. July 31, 2015.
01/08/2015 - France-Reunion-Malaysia

Plane debris linked to MH370 arrives in France for tests

A piece of Boeing 777 wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island arrived for analysis in France early Saturday, after Malaysian authorities said the part recovered almost certainly came from ...
Google rejected a French demand to globally apply the so-called right to be forgotten, which requires the company to remove links to certain information about users if asked.
31/07/2015 - FRANCE

Google challenges France over 'right to be forgotten'

Google, the internet search giant, took a strong stance against the censorship of its search results, telling French regulators in a blog post that it will not implement so-called “right to be ...
French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira
31/07/2015 - France

Justice Minister bill on no license driving sparks outrage in France

Driving without a license may no longer be considered a crime in France, as Justice Minister Madame Taubira announced a new bill this Friday that will limit the penalty to a 500 euro fine.

The two helicopter carriers «Sebastopol» and «Vladivostok» - built for the Russian Navy, are rooted at the shipyard of Saint-Nazaire in western France. Taken December 20 2014.
31/07/2015 - France-Russia

France refunds Russia €1.2bn for undelivered warships

After months of arduous negotiations, Paris agreed on Friday to compensate Moscow €1.2 billion for cancelling the sale of two warships, a Russian offical has said.