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French President François Hollande meets with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at Moscow airport, December 6 2014
26/11/2015 - France-Russia

Hollande's grand anti-IS coalition with Russia compromised by downed jet

French President François Hollande was set to hold talks on Thursday with Russian leader Vladimir Putin to rally his support behind global efforts to forge a grand coalition against Islamic ...
French police conduct a search of a car during an identity and vehicle check at the Place de la Republique in Paris, France, November 17, 2015.
17/11/2015 - France

France recruits extra security to counter terror threat, blows budget

France will recruit 8,500 additional police and security personnel as part of new measures to counter the increased security threat to the country following last Friday's attacks.
French President Francois Hollande (L) welcomes U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, November 17, 2015.
17/11/2015 - France-United States

US promises France more support against IS as airstrikes continue

For the second time in 24 hours, French warplanes have struck Islamic State positions in the Syrian city Raqqa, the Defence ministry said on Tuesday.
The new Arthur Rimbaud Museum in Charleville-Mézières.
10/11/2015 - FRANCE

Rimbaud museum opens in poet's hometown

The town of Charleville-Mézières has renovated the Old Mill on the river Meuse to house a new collection telling the story of its most famous son, the 19th-century poet Arthur Rimbaud.
France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius is seen while school children participate at the inauguration of the World People's Conference on Climate Change, in Bolivia, October 10, 2015
06/11/2015 - France

UN unblocks climate finance to poor countries as France unveils 'dress rehearsal'

The UN's Green Climate Fund approved its first projects to help developing nations on Friday, three weeks before a crucial word summit to reach a climate rescue pact.
The bronze sculpture 'The Thinker' (Le Penseur) by French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840 - 1917) in front of the Hotel Biron housing the Musee Rodin in Paris.
06/11/2015 - France

Paris’ Rodin museum reopens after three years

The Paris’ historic Rodin museum reopens its doors to the public next week after three years of renovation works and whopping 16 million euro budget.

A file photo shows a man looking closely at the door with the message "Omar m'a tuer" (Omar killed me) in the courtroom in Nice, January 31, 1994.
06/11/2015 - France

New DNA could unlock one of France's most famous murder mysteries

The case of Omar Raddad, an illiterate Moroccan gardner convicted of killing his wealthy employer in 1991, could be reopened after new DNA strands were discovered at the scene of the crime in Mougins near Nice.

Diesel engines.
06/11/2015 - France

French tests confirm Volkswagen cheated again on pollution

According to first tests conducted in France on cars from a number of automakers, it has been revealed that Volkswagen cheated on their emissions.

Real Madrid's French striker Karim Benzema (C) leaves the court house in Versailles, near Paris, on November 5, 2015
06/11/2015 - France-Spain

Blackmail scandal: Benzema returns to Madrid, protests his innocence

Real Madrid's French striker Karim Benzema returned to Madrid on Thursday after he was charged for complicity in blackmailing his fellow team mate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve
06/11/2015 - France

France to set up border checks for Paris UN climate talks

France is to introduce border checks for its Paris UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) to be held 30 November to 11 December.

A piece of the Airbus 321 cabin that crashed in Egypt's Sinai province, November 1 2015
05/11/2015 - Egypt-France-Russia

French government ruling nothing out in Russian plane crash

The French government says it's ruling nothing out in the crash of a Russian airliner last Saturday, as bomb fears grow.
France's forward Karim Benzema prior to the friendly football match between France and Armenia, (Archives)
05/11/2015 - France

Beleagured Real striker Benzema charged for complicity in sex-tape scandal

The legal troubles of French international footballer Karim Benzema took a turn for the worse on Thursday, after the striker was charged with attempting to extort money from his fellow team player to ...
French workers walk in the streets of Paris during their lunch break.
30/10/2015 - France

French workers to work an extra year to qualify for full pension

After eight months of tough negotiations, employers and trade unions struck a deal on Friday to raise the contribution period necessary for workers to get their full rate pension.

An Air France Airbus A320 aircraft takes off at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy, near Paris, in this October 27, 2015 file photo.
30/10/2015 - France-China

Airbus signs mega deal with China as profits soar

European manufacturer Airbus has signed a letter of intent to sell 100 helicopters to China and build an assembly plant there, in a deal worth 750 million euros, sources reported on Friday.

French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem speaks with a schoolchild as she visits an elementary school in Blois.
29/10/2015 - France

France unveils bullying hotline for students to clamp down on harassment

France's Education minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem has unveiled new plans to tackle bullying in France, which affects up to 700,000 students every year.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Nicolas Sarkozy, French former president and head of the conservative Les Republicains political party, outside Moscow, Russia, October 29, 2015
29/10/2015 - France-Russia

Friends or pawns? Sarkozy is falling into Putin's trap, says analyst

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy met with his 'old' friend Vladimir Putin on Thursday, in a visit that has set tongues wagging about Sarkozy's real motives.
A photo of the courthouse in Melun, located in the south-west of Paris, where the victim, Henrique Vannier worked.
29/10/2015 - France

Drama in French court house: lawyer shoots bar chairman, kills himself

France's youngest chairman of the bar was shot and seriousy wounded by a lawyer facing supension, in a dramatic shoot-out at a court house near Paris, police sources said on Thursday.

French gendarme investigators supervise the removal of the truck at the scene of the accident with a coach on a road near Puisseguin.
26/10/2015 - France

France ends operation to clear coach crash wreckage

French police on Monday cleared wreckage of a fatal coach crash that killed forty three people last week, in a hunt for clues to what caused the country's worst road accident in three decades.
French National Front political party leader Marine Le Pen arrives in court to face charges of making anti-Muslim remarks for her comparison of street prayers to a wartime Nazi occupation, in Lyon, France, October 20, 2015.
20/10/2015 - France

Marine Le Pen soon off the hook for anti-Muslim remarks? Not free speech

French prosecutors have asked for the far-right leader to be acquitted on charges of inciting racial hatred.
French NGO's gather outside France's National Assembly on 20 October, 2015.
20/10/2015 - France

Activists pressure Hollande on development aid cuts, as climate talks loom

Activists gathered outside the French Parliament on Tuesday to put pressure on the government to keep its promise on development aid. NGOs are furious after France's Budget commission proposed to slash 177 million euros from the 2016 Budget.

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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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