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An Accident & Emergency doctor wears a bandage reading "on strike"
21/12/2014 - France

Don't get sick at Christmas, there'll be no one to treat you

Accident & Emergeny staff in France are set to walk out on Monday over pay, whilst frantic negotiations continue between health officials and organizers to ward off crippling strike action.

Barbed wire in front of the Amazon logistics centre in Graben, Germany
21/12/2014 - France-Germany-US

First Germany, now France defies Amazon over pay

French trade unions have called on Amazon workers to go on strike on Monday, less than four days to go before Christmas. Strike action could seriously impact deliveries of last minute presents.
Flight attendants with EasyJet in France have announced a strike for 25 and 26 December.
20/12/2014 - France

EasyJet France flight attendants call Christmas strike

Angry over salaries and work schedules, flight attendants of the French branch of low-cost airline EasyJet announced Friday they would take strike action on 25 and 26 December.

Opponents camp in trees at the Notre Dame des Landes site. File.
18/12/2014 - France

Controversial Nantes airport construction to start next year, Valls

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has declared that the controversial construction of an airport near the western city of Nantes will go ahead in 2015, despite legal orders to suspend the project ...
A volunteer for the Médecins du Monde NGO meets Albanian asylum-seekers in Lyon last October
17/12/2014 - France

French MPs vote to speed up asylum process

France is to speed up its handling of asylum-seekers, two years after being criticised by the European Commission for the time it takes to consider cases.
The Uber app
14/12/2014 - France

Paris taxis to stage drive-slow protest against Uber Monday

Taxi drivers plan to clog up roads into Paris on Monday morning in ongoing protests against Uber and the threat of other car-rental company companies.
Xynthia cyclone, La Fausse sur Mer, 27 February 2010.
12/12/2014 - France

French mayor jailed for four years over 2010 storm deaths

The former mayor of a coastal town in south-west France has been jailed for four years for indirectly causing the deaths of 29 people during 2010's Storm Xynthia by concealing the danger of flooding ...
The ruins of Oradour-sur-Glane, preserved in memory of those who were killed.
09/12/2014 - France - Germany

German court drops case against soldier over Nazi massacre in France

A German court on Tuesday threw out a case against an 89-year-old former soldier over the 1944 massacre in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane.

Hope for the hearth
09/12/2014 - France

Ségolène Royal condemns 'ridiculous' Paris log fire ban

French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal declared on Tuesday that a proposed new ban on using open fireplaces in the Paris region was "excessive".

Galeries Lafayette department store, central Paris
08/12/2014 - France

French government wants more Sunday shopping

The French government is to propose this week that shops in France open more often on Sundays, in a bid to boost the sluggish economy.

Only ultra-low polluting vehciles will be allowed on the Champs Elysées if Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo gets her way
07/12/2014 - France

Central Paris to become car-free zone in mayor’s anti-pollution fight

Non-residents’ private cars will soon be banned from central Paris and only clean vehicles allowed on the Champs Elysées, mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Sunday.
An Airbus at Toulouse airport on 4 December 2014
05/12/2014 - France

France to sell half-share in Toulouse airport to China

The French government announced on Thursday that it has decided to sell a 49.99 per cent stake in Toulouse airport to a Chinese consortium, made up of Chinese state-owned group Shandong Hi-Speed ...
A Transavia Airbus A320 passenger at Paris's Orly airport
03/12/2014 - France

Air France pilots accept low-cost development plans

Air France’s troubled relations with its workforce seemed to improve on Wednesday as pilots voted in favour of plans to develop its low-cost operator Transavia.

Saint-Exupéry's 1943 illustration of the Turkish astronomer who discovered the asteroid B612.
02/12/2014 - France

Original Little Prince drawing to be auctioned in Paris

An original drawing from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic The Little Prince is to be auctioned in Paris next week.

01/12/2014 - France - Italy - Switzerland

Collector leaves one million euro artwork on Paris-Geneva TGV

A French-Italian art collector has left a work of art worth one million euros on a TGV train and offered a reward to whoever returns it.

The Promenade des Anglais in Nice this week
28/11/2014 - France

Three dead, five missing as storms hit southern France

Three people died and four more were missing on Friday after heavy storms hit southern France. Two people were trapped in the ruins after their home collapsed morning.

Sheep farmers protest in front of Eiffel Tower
27/11/2014 - France

Farmers release sheep at Eiffel Tower in anti-wolf protest

Sheep farmers protesting against wolves in France released around 300 sheep at the foot of the Eiffel Tower on Thursday.

St.Germain des Prés in Paris
27/11/2014 - France

Paris property prices fall

Paris property prices are set to fall below 8,000 euros per square metre for the first time since 2011, professionals predicted on Thursday. They have fallen nearly 2.0 per cent in a year.

The victims were studying oenology in Bordeaux
26/11/2014 - France - China

French men jailed for attack on Chinese wine students

In France three men aged 21-23 have been jailed and fined for attacking a group of Chinese exchange students last year.
More cheese please
25/11/2014 - France

Say fromage - wikipedia appeals for French cheese-lovers' photos

Wikimedia France, a free online library of photos, has appealed for more photographs of French cheeses.

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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