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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...

Jack O'Connell and Corey McKinley in Yann Demange's '71
12/10/2014 - Report: France - UK

British social realism scores at French film festival

The Northern Ireland Troubles, rural frustration and “honour killings” were some of the bleak subject matter at this year’s Festival of British Film in the French town of Dinard.
The Gallo-Roman theatre in Nîmes in the Gard
11/10/2014 - France

More rain and floods to hit southern France as Gard recovers from 36-hour storms

Weather forecasters warned of more storms and flooding in the south of France on Saturday night and Sunday after 36 hours of heavy rain in the Gard department around Nîmes and two deaths in ...
An engraved Gillardeau oyster
10/10/2014 - France

Gillardeau oyster farm to laser-engrave shells to fight counterfeiters

A French oyster farm is to engrave its logo on its oysters’ shells in an attempt to smash a market in counterfeits.
Flooded streets of Montpellier,  29 September 2014.
10/10/2014 - France

More storms, floods forecast for southern France

More heavy rain is expected in southern France over the weekend, with warnings that floods could again hit the Hérault, where the city of Montpellier was badly hit last month, as wells as the ...
Neanderthal cave at  Gorham, Gibraltar.
09/10/2014 - France

200,000-year-old Neanderthal human remains found in Normandy

French archaeologists have discovered some 200,000-year-old Neanderthal human remains in Normandy in an extremely rare discovery in northwestern Europe.

Air France didn't take off in September
08/10/2014 - France

Air France September traffic falls 16 per cent after pilots’ strike

Air France’s traffic fell 15.9 per cent in September, when pilots’ staged a two-week strike, reducing income by an estimated 320-350 million euros, the Franco-Dutch airline announced on ...
The Eiffel Tower's new glass floor
07/10/2014 - France

Paris Mayor opens Eiffel Tower's new glass floor

The Mayor of Paris on Monday officially opened a new glass floor on the first level of the Eiffel Tower, increasing the attraction of one of the world’s most visited monuments.

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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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