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Saad Hariri: France offers visit, 'not exile'

Saad Hariri: France offers visit, 'not exile'

Saad Hariri: France offers visit, ‘not exile’ 16 November 2017 From the section Middle East Image copyright Reuters Image caption Posters depicting Saad Hariri are displayed in streets in the Lebanese capital, Beirut French President Emmanuel Macron has...

British woman dies after boat crash in France

A British woman has died after a boat she was travelling in violently struck a beacon on the Rhone River in the south of France. The force of the impact threw her from the boat, and her body was later found by divers at a depth of 6m (20ft). The 27-year-old victim had...
Spain Catalonia: France snubs independence bid

Spain Catalonia: France snubs independence bid

Spain Catalonia: France snubs independence bid 9 October 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption Supporters of independence have been urging the EU to intervene The French government has said it will not recognise Catalonia if it declares...
Air France engine debris found in Greenland

Air France engine debris found in Greenland

Air France engine debris found in Greenland 5 October 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright David Rehmar Image caption Passengers could see the damaged engine from windows mid-flight Debris from an Air France jet engine that failed on a transatlantic flight...
France approves tough new anti-terror laws

France approves tough new anti-terror laws

4 October 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption The state of emergency has been in place since November 2015 France’s lower house of parliament has approved a new anti-terrorism law intended to bring an end to a nearly two-year-long...
Emergency terror measures become law in France

Emergency terror measures become law in France

French MPs have overwhelmingly voted in favour of a new counter-terrorism bill, despite criticism that it undermines civil liberties. Several of the measures put in place under the state of emergency declared after the 2015 Paris attacks will now be made permanent....
Air France plane engine fails over Atlantic

Air France plane engine fails over Atlantic

Air France plane engine fails over Atlantic 30 September 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright David Rehmar Image caption Passengers could see the damaged engine from windows mid-flight An Air France flight from Paris to Los Angeles was forced to make a sudden...
'Mona Lisa nude sketch' found in France

'Mona Lisa nude sketch' found in France

28 September 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright AFP/Alamy Image caption Have art experts just undressed (right) the Mona Lisa (left)? A charcoal drawing housed in another art collection for more than 150 years may have been a sketch for the Mona Lisa, a...
France: Women injured in hammer attack

France: Women injured in hammer attack

France: Women injured in hammer attack 15 September 2017 From the section Europe A man is on the run after injuring two women with a hammer in Chalon-sur-Saône, in eastern France. They women were allegedly assaulted, about 15 minutes apart, by a man just before midday...
France probes ex-boss of anti-drugs agency Octris

France probes ex-boss of anti-drugs agency Octris

France probes ex-boss of anti-drugs agency Octris 25 August 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright AFP Image caption François Thierry says he kept judges informed about Octris’s secret work The former head of France’s anti-drugs agency, François...
Contaminated egg scandal widens to UK and France

Contaminated egg scandal widens to UK and France

Contaminated egg scandal widens to UK and France 7 August 2017 From the section Health Image copyright Getty Images A very small number of eggs contaminated with a toxic insecticide reached the UK earlier this year. Some of the eggs, which originated from the...
France wildfires: Teenagers suspected of arson

France wildfires: Teenagers suspected of arson

Two teenagers are in custody on suspicion of arson following wildfires in southeast France. The boys, both aged 16, are accused of starting a single blaze in the village of Carro on the French Riviera. Officials say this particular fire devastated 150 hectares (370...
Holidaymakers evacuated after fires in France

Holidaymakers evacuated after fires in France

For a second night thousands of people in the Var region of south eastern France had to bed down in in makeshift accommodation, after major fires forced them from their properties, hotels and campsites. The Williams family from Britain was among them. Dad Ollie, his...
France wildfires force mass evacuation

France wildfires force mass evacuation

France wildfires force mass evacuation 26 July 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Some 4,000 hectares (15.4 sq miles) of land have burned along the Mediterranean coast Wildfires in southern France have forced the evacuation of...
France migrants: Protesters build wall around shelter

France migrants: Protesters build wall around shelter

France migrants: Protesters build wall around shelter 25 July 2017 From the section Europe Related Topics Europe migrant crisis Image copyright AFP PHOTO/COLLECTIF SEMEAC Image caption Protesters say the town will simply be unable to cope with the newcomers Protesters...
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