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Protest at site of dam in Sivens, Sunday, 26 October
27/10/2014 - France

Man dies in French anti-dam protest

A former Ecology Minister has called for work on a controversial dam in Sivens in southwestern France to be halted, after a man died in a protest on Saturday night.

The TGV Atlantique at Montparnasse station in Paris.
27/10/2014 - France

French TGV fares may rise in rail cash squeeze

The French national train company, SNCF, is reportedly considering fare increases on its high speed TGV trains in a bid to make them more cost-effective.

Cabint meeting of French government, 18 June.
26/10/2014 - France

You can change your name, but it won’t change your politics, say 4 out of 10 French

According to a new opinion poll published in the Sunday newspaper Journal du Dimanche, four out of ten people in France do not care whether mainstream parties such as the Conservative UMP, Socialist ...
Melvin and Jean McNair
25/10/2014 - France-US

Ex-Black Panther and hijacker refuged in France, dies at 68

Jean Mc Nair, a former member of the black rights radical group the Black Panthers, died on Friday in the north west town of Caen in Normandy, from a heart attack.
French President Francois Hollande, chief curator Anne Baldassari and director Laurent Le Bon look at creations by Pablo Picasso , in Paris October 25, 2014
25/10/2014 - France

French President boasts cultural talent of France at Picasso museum reopening

The Picasso Museum in Paris reopened on Saturday after a five-year closure for a costly renovation with François Hollande urging crisis-hit France to draw inspiration from the Spanish painter.
Job seekers look at boards with job informations at a National Agency for Employment (Pole Emploi) in Nice October 9, 2014.
25/10/2014 - France

Illusion over, France has lost unemployment battle, says Labour Minister

France's unemployment rate has increased by 19,200 people in September according to new data published by the Employment ministry.
Marine Le Pen, France's National Front political party leader, speaks to journalists as she walks near the town hall in Calais October 24, 2014
25/10/2014 - France

Marine Le Pen visit to Calais sparks uproar

Anti-immigration leader Marine Le Pen visited Calais on Friday, following weeks of migrant unrest in the northern port town.
Lille's mayor Martine Aubry and French Prime Minister Manuel Valls attend an intercommunal convention at Lille-Grand Palais
20/10/2014 - France

Lille mayor Martine Aubry wants to shake-up France's economy, but not government, she says

Martine Aubry broke her silence this weekend after she slammed the government's economic policy for bringing the country to a "standstill." The former Labour minister, who crafted France's ...
An Ebola warning sign at Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris
20/10/2014 - France-Europe-Liberia-Sierra-Leone-Guinea

EU to appoint Ebola czar to battle deadly disease

European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to appoint an Ebola coordinator to bring together resources and funding to tackle the deadly disease before it becomes a global disaster.
Photo of the exterior of the Louis Vuitton Foundation
20/10/2014 - France

Classy & glassy, luxury Louis Vuitton unveils cultural centre entirely in glass

French president François Hollande officially opened a new cultural centre by French luxury brand Louis Vuitton on Monday. 

Paul McCarthy's Tree in front of the column celebrating Napoleon's victories on the Place Vendôme
19/10/2014 - France - United States

Paris’s ‘butt plug’ art work not to be reflated after sabotage attack

The American artist who placed an inflatable sculpture resembling a giant anal plug in a posh Paris square is not going to try again after saboteurs attacked it on Thusday night.
Beachfront houses at Saqint-Jean-de-Luz
19/10/2014 - France

Austrian tourist drowns as warm weather fills France’s beaches

Unseasonably warm temperatures combined with French schools’ autumn break encouraged bathers and surfers to take to the beaches this weekend.
Health Minister Marisol Touraine and Dr Philippe Bargain, who heads the medical centre at Paris's Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, explain the new Ebola-screening measures
19/10/2014 - France - Guinea

France starts Ebola screening for Guinea flights

France has begun screening passengers for signs of Ebola as they arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris on the daily Air France flight from Guinea's capital Conakry.

18/10/2014 - France - United States

Paris’s ‘butt plug’ artwork sabotaged as obscenity row rages

An inflatable artwork resembling a giant anal plug was deflated overnight amid a right-wing twitterstorm about its being placed in one of Paris’s poshest squares.
An Air France Airbus at Nicve airport in the south of France
17/10/2014 - France

Air France reaches agreement with pilots of Transavia low-cost arm

Air France has reached an agreement with pilots’ unions to develop its low-cost arm, Transavia, the cause of the 14-day strike in September.
Infrared scanner to scan the temperatures of passengers at Cairo airport, Egypt, 13 october 2014.
16/10/2014 - France

France to start Ebola checks at airports Saturday

France is to start Ebola checks at airports on travellers arriving from Guinea, one of the three west African countries worst hit by the virus.

14/10/2014 - France

French cinemas cancel American horror film after violence at screenings

Some French cinemas have cancelled screenings of the American horror film "Annabelle" after violence broke out at some seances.

Bullfight in Arles, southern France
14/10/2014 - France

Anti-bullfighting activists fined by French court

Six activists were fined on Monday for staging illegal demonstrations at bullfights in south western France in 2013.

Hurricane Gonzalo over the Caribbean Ocean in a NOAA satellite image, 13 october 2014.
14/10/2014 - France - Caribbean

Three missing after major hurricane hits French Caribbean

Three people are missing after a major hurricane hit  the French Caribbean islands of Saint-Barthélémy and Saint-Martin on Monday.

French architect Jean Nouvel and his model of  the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
13/10/2014 - France - Emirates

300 French masterpieces to travel to Louvre Abu Dhabi

300 French masterpieces are set to travel to the Louvre Abu Dhabi in the UAE.  The loan includes masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet, Andy Warhol...

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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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