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French President Francois Hollande attends a ceremony to honour the decorated challengers of the 43rd WorldSkills at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 13, 2015
13/10/2015 - France

Hollande pleads for dialogue, as Air France conflict deepens

French President François Hollande has called for dialogue with unions, hours after five Air France employees were handed over to prosecutors on charges of "gang-related ...
French member of the European parliament and Left Front (Front de Gauche, FG) President Jean-Luc Melenchon gestures as he delivers a speech during the Left Party (Parti de Gauche, PG) summer university in Toulouse on August 30, 2015
13/10/2015 - France

Left leaders shocked by Air France arrests, why saga is mirror of French Revolution

Five Air France workers, arrested following last week's violent clashes, remained in police custody on Tuesday, despite numerous calls for their release.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls (L) shakes hands with Egyptian Defence minister General Sedki Sobhi (R) as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) looks on. October 10, 2015
12/10/2015 - France-Egypt-Jordan-Saudi Arabia

French PM seals ties with embarrassing Middle East allies

After Egypt and Jordan, French Prime minister Manuel Valls is due to visit Saudi Arabia on Monday for the final leg of his four-day tour of the Middle East.

Cars swept away by floodwaters in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, near Cannes, 4 October 2015.
12/10/2015 - France

More storms to hit southern France, 3 regions on alert

Some more storms are predicted on Monday in three French southern regions. Only a week after torrential rain killed 20 people in the French Riviera.

Xavier Broseta (C), Human Resources Manager at Air France, and Pierre Plissonnier (R), Air France deputy of long-haul flights, surrounded by angry employees, October 5, 2015
12/10/2015 - France

Air France tries to bridge rift with unions: arrests 6

Six Air France workers, suspected of attacking their bosses last week, were arrested on Monday, on the heels of fresh talks between management and unions.

A board with an image of Air France-KLM Chief Executive Officer Alexandre de Juniac reading "keep our planes, sack the bosses" is seen on the Air France headquarters building at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Roissy, near Paris, France, Oct

'Get your act together' Dutch unions tell Air France as woes reach KLM

Scenes of violent mobs outside Air France headquarters have rattled members of its Dutch arm. KLM is increasingly worried about the impact industrial action could have on its own activity.

A shirtless Xavier Broseta (R), Executive Vice President for Human Resources at Air France, is evacuated by security after a staff meeting turns violent. Roissy, near Paris, France, October 5, 2015
05/10/2015 - France

Air France bosses attacked by angry workers after announcing huge job losses

Hundreds of Air France workers stormed office headquarters at Charles de Gaulle Roissy airport, on Monday, breaking up a last-ditch staff meeting.

French fireman work near an abandoned car stuck in muddy waters near an underpass after flooding caused by torrential rain in Cannes, France, October 4, 2015.
05/10/2015 - France

France declares state of natural disaster after severe flooding

At least nineteen people are feared dead and four people are missing, in one of the worst flooding to hit the French Riviera in years.

A car submerged by floodwater at Mandelieu-la-Napoule, near Cannes
04/10/2015 - FRANCE

French flood death toll hits 16 as Hollande visits stricken Côte d'Azur

The death toll in floods on France's Riviera rose to at least 16 with another four reported missing on Sunday as French President François Hollande visited the stricken region.

An electric Autolib' car drives by the Eiffel Tower
27/09/2015 - FRANCE

Paris has car-free Sunday ahead of Cop21 climate change conference

For the first time ever the centre of Paris was car-free all day long on Sunday, in a bid to promote cleaner forms of transport in a festive atmosphere.
A plane of French regional airline unit Hop! takes off behind the retired Concorde number 5 at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport near Paris
24/09/2015 - FRANCE

Air France rules out massive layoffs even if talks with unions fail

Air France management has ruled out massive layoffs even if negotiations with trade unions fail to reach agreement on its plan to reform the troubled company.

Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806), Le verrou (the lock).
24/09/2015 - France

Art exhibitions in Paris, September 2015-January 2016

There’s sex next door to the Senate, over 100 Warhols at the Paris modern art museum, Picassomania at the Grand Palais, Wilfredo Lam at the Pompidou, the Louvre looks into its crystal ball and ...
A helicopter on a mission in the French Alps
15/09/2015 - France

Avalanche kills seven climbers in French Alps

Seven people have died in an avalanche in the French Alps.
Lodève flooded by muddy water, 12 September 2015
14/09/2015 - FRANCE

Heavy rains soak south of France

Heavy rains hit the south of France over the weekend.
Anish Kapoor's Dirty Corner in the gardens of the Château de Versailles
06/09/2015 - FRANCE

Graffiti daubed on Kapoor's 'Queen's Vagina' sculpture at Versailles

British artist Anish Kapoor's giant scultpure, nicknamed the "Queen's Vagina", at Versailles château has been vandalised for the second time.
One of Omar Havana's photos after the Nepal earhtquake
06/09/2015 - France - Nepal

Nepal smiles in face of earthquake in Omar Havana’s photos

The Spanish-born photographer was already living in Nepal when the earthquake struck, killing 9,000 people and injuring over 20,000, in April this year.
Police cars in front of Louvre museum.
04/09/2015 - France

Pickpocket gang faces trial over robberies at Paris tourist sites

Seventeen people went on trial Friday, accused of robbing foreign tourists at Paris's main attractions, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay and the Château de ...
Soldiers sheltering behind sandbags while waiting for their commander. Bambari, Central African Republic, French outpost, August 16, 2014. Edouard Elias, winner of the Ville de Perpignan Rémi Ochlik Award 2015.
04/09/2015 - France

Photojournalism prize-winner Elias portraits foreign legion in Central African Republic

For 26 years Visa Pour L’Image (A Visa for Images) - in Perpignan, south-west France has been giving a platform to photo-reporters from all over the world and to their work.
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.
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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