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New York Red Bulls forward Thierry Henry kicks the ball away from New England Revolution midfielder, 23 November 2014.
16/12/2014 - France

French football legend Thierry Henry retires

French football legend Thierry Henry announced on Tuesday he retires from playing football to become a consultant for the Sky Sports TV channel.

Evaeverson Lemos da Silva Brandao leaves a hearing at the French Football Federation over his assault on Thiago Motta
27/11/2014 - France

Bastia’s Brandao sentenced to month in jail for headbutting PSG’s Motta

Bastia striker Brandao has been jailed for a month and fined 20,000 euros for headbutting Paris Saint Germain footballer Thiago Motta after a match in August.

French press review 22 November 2014

The contrasting political fortunes of President François Hollande and Bordeaux Mayor Alain Juppé, falling petrol prices, the Bhopal gas tragedy in India are some of the stories which ...

French press review 21 November 2014

Several national dailies are looking for answers to the terror threat posed by hundreds of French citizens joining the Islamic State (IS) armed group and other Islamist movements in Syria and ...
French yachtsman Loïck Peyron wins transatlantic Route du Rhum, Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe, 10 November 2014.
10/11/2014 - FRANCE

French yachtsman Peyron wins Route du Rhum race

French yachtsman Loïck Peyron won the transatlantic Route du Rhum on Monday and set a new record time for the 6560-kilometre journey.

The interir of a French prison
08/11/2014 - France

French prisoners run marathon … inside jail

Five prisoners ran a marathon inside a French jail on Friday. Together they ran 42,195 kilometres or 66 times the 638-metre track.

French President François Hollande with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo at a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the granting of voting rights to French women
08/11/2014 - France

Hollande falls out with Paris mayor over 2024 Olympics bid

The mayor of Paris appeared less keen than François Hollande on Paris holding the 2024 Olympics the day after the French president told nearly eight million TV viewers he was firmly in favour ...
French yachtsman Thomas Coville. File.
03/11/2014 - FRANCE

Favourite Coville out of Route du Rhum yacht race

The Route du Rhum yacht race lost one of the favourites on Monday. Thomas Coville was hit by a cargo ship just hours after setting off and was forced to retire.


French press review 25 October 2014

Today’s big story is the release of France’s latest unemployment figures which have hit a new record in September.