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French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira
31/07/2015 - France

Justice Minister bill on no license driving sparks outrage in France

Driving without a license may no longer be considered a crime in France, as Justice Minister Madame Taubira announced a new bill this Friday that will limit the penalty to a 500 euro fine.

Details are seen for a liquid soap container label, marked Jakarta - Indonesia, that was part of newly-discovered debris washed onto the beach at Saint-Andre on the French island of Reunion, July 31, 2015
31/07/2015 - France-Reunion-Malaysia

New clues, New hope of unlocking mystery of ill-fated MH370

New debris washed ashore on the island of Reunion have revived hopes of unlocking one of aviation's biggest mysteries.

Areva, the former juggernaut of French industry, is now on the brink of collapse
30/07/2015 - France

Energy rivals bury fued as EDF buys out Areva

Atomic energy giant Areva on Thursday agreed to sell a majority stake of its nuclear reactor unit to electricity group EDF to overcome its economic woes.


Disneyland Paris in the suburb of Marne-la-Vallee
29/07/2015 - France

Disney magic more expensive for foreigners, EU Commission steps in

The European Commission announced Tuesday that it is investigating Disneyland Paris after complaints from British and German visitors, that they were being overcharged.
A sweat shirt is stretched over the barbs to protect asylum seekers who climb over the fence near the railroad tracks close to the Channel Tunnel site in Calais, northern France, July 29, 2015.
29/07/2015 - France-UK

France to send extra police to Calais after migrant dies

France is to send 120 extra police officers to Calais in a bid to secure the Eurotunnel, the French interior minister announced on Wednesday.
29/07/2015 - France-Iran

Fabius delivers presidential invitation to Rouhani as relations post-deal thaw

France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrived in Teheran on Wednesday seeking to revive relations with Iran, after this month's historic nuclear deal.
French farmers block the entrance of a dairy in Ancenis on 23 July 2015.
28/07/2015 - France

French farmers stand their ground with barricades and factory controls

Livestock farmers set up barricades and inspections of factory suppliers and slaughterhouses in several regions to demand a rise in prices.
Tautavel Man's skull
28/07/2015 - France

560,000-year-old tooth found in southern France

Two students found a human tooth estimated to be 560,000 years old in the southern French village of Tautavel last week.
27/07/2015 - France

Gironde fire official on Day 4 of forest blaze: 'It's a long battle'

The southwestern Gironde region of France is in its fourth day of efforts to quell flames that have ravaged more than 570 hectares of land. About 500 firefighters are on the ground each day to fight what is one of the biggest fires France has seen in the last five years.

The message "Valls we're waiting for you", spelt out in tyres on the A6 motorway near Lyon
23/07/2015 - FRANCE

French farmers protests spread despite government aid package

Protesting French farmers blocked access to France's second city, Lyon, on Thursday, as farmers' union leaders threatened more disruption despite the govenrment's announcement of millions of euros of aid to livestock producers.

Ferry workers block the tunnel in early July
21/07/2015 - France

French ferry workers block access to Channel Tunnel

Striking ferry workers from the struggling maritime company MyFerryLink blocked access to the Channel Tunnel from the French side on Tuesday.
Protesters pushing for legislation that supports migrants of irregular status, les sans-papiers in Paris, 5 October 2013.
20/07/2015 - France

French left and right spar over new immigrants' rights bill

France's ruling Socialists are proposing a bill to simplify the procedure for foreigners to obtain and renew residency papers.
A billboard ad in the middle of farm gardens located in the Paris region
14/07/2015 - FRANCE

Billboard advertising banned from small French towns

Billboards advertising services such as hotels, restaurants and service stations will no longer be allowed at the entrance of French towns and villages of under 10,000 residents, as a law voted in ...
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 face of a young woman was one of the ancient images found at Arles in the south of France
10/07/2015 - France

Rare ancient Roman frescos found in south of France

Extremely rare ancient Roman frescos, comparable to those found in the Villa of Mysteries in Pompeii, have been uncovered in the historic southern French city of Arles.
Mu Naine Vihastas, a play about image(s) by Teatr N°99 at the Avignon Festival
09/07/2015 - AVIGNON FESTIVAL 2015

Estonian Teatre 99's N°51 Mu Naine Vihastas exposes deceptive appearance of image

A play from a troupe based in Tallin, Estonia, in the Baltic States, Teatr NO99 takes a sharp look at what is real and what is merely appearance, or perhaps what we today call "reality" (as ...
Plato's The Republic, in the Ceccano Garden at the Avignon Festival, July  2015
09/07/2015 - AVIGNON FESTIVAL 2015

Greeks contribute rich history to political debate

Philosophy and theatre go hand-in-hand at the Avignon Festival. A tripartie reading/performance combines actors and amateurs in a revisited 21st century version of Plato.

Lars Eidinger in the title role of Thomas Ostermeier's Richard III by William Shakespeare
07/07/2015 - Report: AVIGNON FESTIVAL 2015

Thomas Ostermeier makes Richard III popular in Avignon

The second of three Shakespeare plays has opened at the 69th Avignon Festival.
Corks popped and glasses clinked in Champagne and Burgundy this weekend
05/07/2015 - FRANCE

Unesco puts Champagne, Burgundy wine regions on world heritage list

French ministers and winemakers were popping the champagne corks this weekend after the UN's cultural arm, Unesco, declared the sparkling wine region part of the world's heritage, along with ...
Sunbathers in Place des Vosges, central Paris on 3 July 2015
04/07/2015 - FRANCE

Heatwave knocks TV station off air as traffic jams clog French roads

The heatwave scorching much of Europe had an unusual victim on Saturday - Franco-German TV channel Arte was forced off the air for five hours.
Interactive map of France
Slideshow - Montmartre celebrates wine harvest
Wine (not from the Montmartre vines!) during the parade
Slideshow: Animals in Paris's Jardin des plantes
The zoo at Jardins des Plantes houses around 900 animals from over 200 different species, including birds...
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