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01/09/2015 - FRANCE

Two dead as violent storms sweep south-west France

Two people were killed late Monday night as violent storms hit the region of Tarn and Garonne in south-west France. Seven others were seriously wounded.

The seafront at Nice, one of the resorts where the theives operated
29/08/2015 - FRANCE

Thieves posed as Gulf tourists to steal French hotel safes

Two men believed to have posed as rich Gulf tourists to steal safes from posh French hotels have been arrrested in central France.
Firefights at the Cité des Sciences et Industries Museum at La Villette in Paris on Thursday
20/08/2015 - France

Huge fire at Paris science museum

A huge fire broke out overnight at one of Europe's biggest science museums, the Cité des sciences in Paris, engulfing a building site of some 10,000 metres in smoke and flames.
Pont Saint-Bénézet, Avignon
20/08/2015 - FRANCE - south korea

19-year-old Korean drowns beneath Avignon bridge

A 19-year-old South Korean has drowned at the foot of the world-famous mediaeval bridge in the southern French city of Avignon.
A demonstration in Toulouse to denounce violence against women on International Women's Day, November 25 2008
11/08/2015 - France

Feminists welcome more women speaking out against rape

The number of reported rapes in France has shot up 18% in five years, according to figures published Tuesday in French daily Le Figaro.The news has been welcomed by feminist groups.

Maxime Hauchard, 1 out of 9 French nationals fighting jihad in Syria, is seen in this still shot taken from  a propaganda video.
11/08/2015 - France

Tracking jihadists one problem, confirming they're dead another

France's scramble to confirm the reported killing in Syria of a key Islamic State recruiter shows the headache authorities face in pinning down evidence of jihadists' deaths, which may be fabricated ...
French farmers block trucks that transport food goods coming from foreign countries at the French German border in Strasbourg, July 27, 2015.
11/08/2015 - France

Suppliers shun 'overpriced' French meat, in latest tussle with farmers

France's agricultural crisis deepened on Tuesday, after two important pig processors boycotted French pork, deemed too expensive and lacking in competitiveness with its European rivals.
Family fued between Jean-Marie Le Pen and daughter Marine, creates tensions within the Front National party
10/08/2015 - France

Jean-Marie Le Pen slams daughter Marine as 'unfit' for President

The family feud between the far-right Front National leader, Marine Le Pen, and her father, Jean-Marie, deepend this weekend, with the latter saying his daughter is 'neither ethically nor ...
France's Labour minister, François Rebsamen at the National Assembly, March 18 2015
10/08/2015 - France

France's Labour minister goes, Hollande's economic woes remain

France's Labour minister announced on Monday he will resign from the government next week to become mayor of Dijon.
People relax as "Paris Plages" (Paris Beach) opens along the banks of River Seine in Paris, France, July 20, 2015.
09/08/2015 - France

Controversy swells at Paris' "Tel Aviv beach" on Seine

An event by Paris municipality to honour Tel Aviv by transforming the capital's river bank into the vibrant beaches of Israel's second largest city, has sparked outrage.
Omar Omsen, also known as Omar Diaby, was one of the main recruiters of French nationals to the jihadist fight in Syria
09/08/2015 - France-Syria

Notorious ISIS recruiter, Omar Omsen, dies in Syria

Franco-Senegalese jihadist, Omar Diaby, better known as Omar Omsen, has been killed in Syria, French media reported on Sunday.
A man gets his shoes shined near posters of candidates running for legislative elections in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, August 7, 2015.
09/08/2015 - Haiti

Haitians head to the polls in long-overdue elections

Legislative elections kicked off in Haiti on Sunday after a four-year delay, in a test of stability for the Caribbean nation.
Burgundy wine takes top three places in world rankings of most expensive wine
08/08/2015 - France

Raising a glass of Burgundy can set you back $15,000 a bottle

A rare Burgundy has emerged as the world's most expensive wine at more than $15,000- a little over 14,250 euros- a bottle, according to the British website WineSearcher.
View from atop a dune in White Sands National Monument, in New Mexico, April 2004
08/08/2015 - France-USA

Holiday dream turns to nightmare after French couple die, son survives

A challenging hiking trail in the New Mexico desert where temperatures soared past 100 degrees has claimed the lives of two French tourists, officials have said.
Police officer in Toulouse.
07/08/2015 - France

French student found dead in suitcase in "Breaking Bad" inspired killing

A 23-year old student has been found dead inside a suitcase in the southern city of Toulouse, in a suspected revenge killing. The victim is said to have been killed after failing to pay back a 6,000 euro debt to her drug traffickers.

A French military transport plane taxis on the runway at the airport in Saint-Denis at the start of a search mission along the coast near Saint-Andre on the French Indian Ocean Reunion island August 7, 2015.
07/08/2015 - France-Reunion-Malaysia

France combs land, sea, and air of Reunion for more MH370 debris

France launched a triple hunt on Friday for more wreckage from the ill-fated MH370 plane off Reunion island, in a fresh bid to shed light on one of aviation's biggest mysteries.
 

Demonstrators in Yemen call for the release of French hostage Isabelle Prime, 24 February 2015.
07/08/2015 - FRANCE-YEMEN

French hostage flies home after being freed in Yemen

Isabelle Prime, France's last hostage abroad, is scheduled to fly home on Friday, after being held captive for more than 5 months in Yemen.
The families of Chinese passengers on flight MH370 gathered outside the offices of the Malaysia Airlines on Thursday, 6 August, after learning that aircraft debris was confirmed to come from the missing plane.
06/08/2015 - France - Malaysia

More debris said to be found as families express 'serious doubts' that wreckage is from MH370

Aircraft seat cushions, window panes and other debris have been found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, Malaysia’s transport minister said Thursday, after the Malaysian prime minister ...
Debris suspected to come from the missing Malaysian Airlines flight was discovered on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, 29 July 2015
05/08/2015 - France - Malaysia

Investigators begin to inspect plane wreckage for clues to MH370 mystery

Australia on Wednesday said there could be confirmation this week that the washed-up plane part being examined in Toulouse has come from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Nantes Canal in Rohan, Brittany
02/08/2015 - France

Four teenagers killed in road accident, Royal supports stricter speed limits

Four teenagers were killed in a road accident on Saturday night, whilst returning home from a private party, in Morbihan, northwest France. 10 others were in a critical condition on Sunday.
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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