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Thousands of migrants in the French city of Calais have relocated to a shantytown known as the "New Jungle", where they wait in hopes of reaching the United Kingdom.
07/07/2015 - FRANCE – UK

Migrant dies in Channel Tunnel between France and Britain

French authorities were investigating the death of a migrant found in the tunnel under the English Channel after attempting to cross from France to the United Kingdom on Tuesday.

Denis Sassou-Nguesso, president of the Congo Brazzaville, with Sudanese President Omar el-Béchir and the head of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, at the 25th African Union Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, 14 June 2015.
07/07/2015 - France - Congo

President of Congo Brazzaville kicks off Paris visit to discuss reforms

French President Francois Hollande is meeting Tuesday with Denis Sassou-Nguesso, president of the Congo Brazzaville, at the Elysee Palace to kick off a four-day visit that is expected to touch on ...
The people of the town of Bouar, in the extreme west of the Central African Republic, welcome the French military, December 2013.
07/07/2015 - France - Central African Republic

French officials in Central Africa question children allegedly abused by military

French investigators were on their way Tuesday to the Central African Republic to question children who say they were sexually abused by peacekeepers, a judicial source has told French news agency ...
Belgium's King Philippe (L) shakes hands with the race leader and yellow jersey holder, Chris Froome of Britain, 7 July 2015
07/07/2015 - Cycling

Cobbles set to test Tour de France riders on Stage Four

Stage Four of the Tour de France takes riders on a bumpy 223km route from Seraing in Belgium’s Walloon region to the northern French town of Cambrai on Tuesday.
The National Bank of Greece says the banks will remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
07/07/2015 - GREECE - France

France 'can’t take the risk' of Greek exit from euro, says PM Valls

France “can’t take the risk” of Greece leaving the eurozone, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said as eurozone leaders were to hold an emergency summit on Greeks' defiant 'No' ...
Greeks celebrate in Syntagma Square in Athens after the 'No' referendum vote, 5 July 2015.
06/07/2015 - Greece - Europe

Anti-EU parties see Greece's 'No' vote as a win

Anti-European Union parties across Europe have seen the 'No' vote in the Greek referendum on international creditors' demands as a win in the face of Brussels. 

The Australian Rohan Dennis in Utrecht during the first stage of the Tour de France in 2015.
06/07/2015 - France

Soldiers to guard train crossings on Tour de France route

French soldiers will guard train crossings on the Tour de France route after several riders in the Paris-Roubaix cycling classic in April crossed a barrier seconds before a high-speed train ...
In France, 60 per cent of executives responded to a recent survey that they believe unemployment will rise in the coming months
06/07/2015 - FRANCE

French executives brace for impact of Greek crisis on European, French economies

Six out of ten executives in France believe that unemployment will rise in the coming months, according to a survey released Monday which also shows a concern for the consequences of the Greek ...
Riquet by Laurent Brethome
06/07/2015 - Report: Avignon Festival 2015

At 69, the Festival is keen to stay young

The Avignon Festival is setting out to conquer younger audiences. One way of encouraging this is by lowering the ticket price for the under 26s. Another is by increasing and improving the offer.
Supporters of the 'No' vote celebrate their victory in the city centre of Athens, 5 July 2015
06/07/2015 - FRANCE - GREECE

ECB financing for Greece 'cannot be lowered', French finance minister says

Financing provided by the European Central Bank to Greece "cannot be lowered," French finance minister Michel Sapin warned Monday ahead of a meeting by the bank after Greek voters rejected ...