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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.

Farmers block a road in Normandy on 21 July 2015
22/07/2015 - FRANCE

French government pledges 600 million euros to aid protesting farmers

French farmers' protests spread on Wednesday as the government pledged 600 milion euros to helping livestock producers driven close to bankruptcy by falling pork and beef prices.
The Paris region is particularly affected by pollution, 17 March 2015.
15/07/2015 - France

French Senate says air pollution costing more than 100 billion euros annually

Air pollution in France is costing the country 101.3 billion euros each year, according to a French Senate committee report released Wednesday.

Nice when you get there - a woman sunbathes on the Bassin d'Arcachon, near Bordeaux
11/07/2015 - FRANCE

Traffic jams start at dawn on France's heatwave-hit holiday weekend

Seasonal traffic jams started at dawn on France's motorways on Saturday as holidaymakers headed south on one of the busiest weekends of the year.
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 ...
Frnech police with a migrant who had climbed into a lorry entering the Channel Tunnel in Calais
04/07/2015 - FRANCE - UNIted kingdom

Channel Tunnel traffic recovers from migrants' overnight disruption

Passenger services through the Channel Tunnel had returned to normal but there were still delays for freight on Saturday morning after about 150 migrants caused serious disruption overnight by trying ...
In Paris40°C temperatures on Wednesday 1 July, the hottest recorded temperature since 1947.
03/07/2015 - France

Paris parks stay open to cool off as France swelters in summer heatwave

The heatwave continues in France with more power outages and train delays. Paris officials are hoping citizens can stay cool by hanging out in five major parks that will be kept open all night.
Swimmers make the most of the heat at the Bassin d'Arcachon, near Bordeaux, western France
02/07/2015 - France

French trains delayed by heatwave, pollution levels rise

Trains were delayed all over the Paris region this Wednesday because of the heatwave that has hit France this week. Pollution levels will also rise with a red alert expected on Friday.

Flights cancelled during a previous air traffic controllers' strike
01/07/2015 - FRANCE

French air traffic controllers strike Thursday, Friday

French air traffic controllers were due to strike on Thursday and Friday as the summer holiday season opened. But the main union in the profession called the movement off on Wednesdy afternoon.
Migrants walk near trucks on a road which leads to the Channel Tunnel terminal in Coquelles near Calais on Tuesday
01/07/2015 - FRANCE - UNIted kingdom

Calais blockaded by Ferry strikers Wednesday morning

The port of Calais was closed for a third day on Wednesday morning as striking ferry workers were due to meet to decide whether to continue their dispute, which has seen them block the Channel tunnel ...