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France investigating Apple over iPhone slowing

France investigating Apple over iPhone slowing

French prosecutors have opened an investigation into Apple over claims it slowed older phones to encourage consumers to purchase newer models. The investigation is being fronted by the finance ministry’s fraud control department and follows a legal complaint...

'Cowardly lynching' of police officers in France

Two French police officers have been brutally beaten by a gang of youths after trying to clear a crowd from a New Year’s Eve party. The attack took place in Champigny-sur-Marne, a district in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, just after midnight. Officers had...
Four dead as train hits school bus in France

Four dead as train hits school bus in France

At least four children have died after a train collided with a school bus in southern France, the country’s interior minister has confirmed. The collision happened at a level crossing near a wooded area at Millas – near the town of Perpignan – at...
France wants stricter child phone ban in schools

France wants stricter child phone ban in schools

France wants stricter child phone ban in schools 12 December 2017 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There is concern that many young children are avid users of mobile phones France will enforce a ban on children’s mobile phone use at school from 3...
France to ban mobile phones from schools

France to ban mobile phones from schools

Mobile phones will be banned from schools in France from next September, the country’s education minister has announced. Jean-Michel Blanquer said the move – which was mooted in President Emmanuel Macron’s election manifesto – would encourage...
Radioactive mushrooms were heading to France

Radioactive mushrooms were heading to France

Mushrooms containing traces of radiation, believed to be from Chernobyl, have been stopped from being imported into France. The shipment of more than three tonnes of mushrooms from Belarus contained traces of cesium 137, a waste product of nuclear reactors, French...
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...
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