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French soliders search the scene of the crash
01/04/2015 - France - Germany - Spain

French police call for video of Germanwings crash to be handed over

French police have appealed to anyone who has video of the Germanwings A320 crash to hand it over after French magazine Paris-Match and Germany's Bild claimed to have viewed one showing the passengers crying "My God" as the plane plummeted to the ground

Nicolas Sarkozy as results of last weekend's departmental elections were announced
01/04/2015 - FRANCE

Sarkozy questioned in presidential campaign fund scandal

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was named as an "assisted witness" over an election finance scandal on Wednesday morning.
A placard calling for an end to abolition legislation for sex work at a demonstraion in Paris ahead of the Senate vote.
31/03/2015 - FRANCE

French sex workers fear Senate vote will push prostitution underground

After France’s right-wing-dominated Senate voted against a Socialist government proposal to punish clients of prostitutes, analysts and sex workers told RFI they fear prostitution will continue ...
Prostitutes demonstrate in Paris with the slogan "We want rights",  28 March 2015
31/03/2015 - France

French Senate tears up controversial prostitution law

The French Senate has scrapped key sections of a government-backed law on prostitution, restoring the offence of soliciting and rejecting the criminalisation of clients.

Dark chocolate - vital for pastry modelling, claims baker Yannick Tavolaro
27/03/2015 - FRANCE

'Racist' cakes banned from French shop window

A court in southern France has banned the display of cupcakes sporting naked figures of a man and a woman in dark chocolate on the grounds that they are racist.
Models during the Paris Fashion Week, 11 March 2015.
17/03/2015 - France

French lawmakers debate ban on ultra-thin models

French lawmakers are to debate on Tuesday a ban on ultra-thin catwalk models.
17/03/2015

French press review 17 March 2015

Le Monde gives the top of the front page to the catastrophe on Vanuatu, the group of Pacific islands virtually destroyed by a tropical cyclone last weekend.
The suviving athletes and crew leave Villa Union for Buenos Aires
13/03/2015 - France - Argentina

French sport stars return home after Argentine helicopter tragedy

French sports stars and crew from the reality TV show 'Dropped' returned home from Argentina on Saturday as experts investigate the helicopter crash that killed 10 people, including three French ...
Police in front of the Hyper Cacher supermarket in Paris, where Amedy Coulibaly killed four people
13/03/2015 - France

Two kosher supermarket killings suspects face French magistrate

Two associates of kosher supermarket killer Amedy Coulibaly appeared before a magistrate on Friday after four days in custody, while a third suspect was freed.
Construction site of the EPR third-generation nuclear reactor in Flamanville, Normandy.
11/03/2015 - France

Trial opens on undeclared foreign workers at French nuclear site

A court in Cherbourg opened a trial on Wednesday to determine whether 460 undeclared foreign workers were employed on the construction site of the EPR third-generation nuclear reactor at the ...
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