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Xylella has not yet infected French olive groves, but there are concerns it could affect vineyards.
17/04/2015 - France - Italy

Olive-killing Xylella bacteria found in France but experts say don't panic

A strain of bacteria that has decimated Italian olive trees has been found in France, although researchers say it does not mean it will spread.

French press review 20 March 2015

French press in wave of reactions to the deadly terrorist attack in Tunisia.

More than 200 skeletons have been discovered beneath a supermarket on Boulevard Sebastopol in Paris.
03/03/2015 - FRANCE

Hundreds of skeletons found in cellar of Paris supermarket

French archeologists are trying to unravel the secret of 200 human skeletons found in mass graves beneath a Monoprix supermarket in the centre of Paris.
14/02/2015 - European Union

Final shipment of astronaut trash set to leave international space station

An unmanned space ship will undock from the International Space Station – the last in a series of European cargo ships that has delivered supplies to astronauts since 2008.

Kerala starts drive to get rural India online
11/02/2015 - International report

Kerala starts drive to get rural India online

A new ambitious multi-billion dollar high-speed broadband connection in India is planning to link the country’s villages.

French press review 27 January 2015

There's a Greek clean sweep across this morning's front pages.

VY Canis Majoris: a mighty big dog
20/12/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

VY Canis Majoris: a mighty big dog

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about VY Canis Majoris. There’s also a special Christmas story for you - and of course, the new quiz question.
Arianespace Soyuz VS10 ready for launch at Sinnamary in French Guiana, 18 December 2014.
18/12/2014 - French Guyana

Soyuz to provide internet to three billion people

Four satellites were to be launched from French Guiana on Thursday with the goal of providing more affordable internet to countries with minimal service.

Necker Hospital in Paris, site of the operation.
19/11/2014 - France

Success in France's first 'spina bifida' fetal operation

French surgeons announced on Wednesday that a mother gave birth to a healthy baby following the first in utero intervention to repair the potentially dangerous congenital disorder.

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 ...