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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...

Froome wins fourth Tour de France title

Chris Froome has crossed the finish line in Paris to become Britain’s first four-time winner of the Tour de France. The Team Sky rider, who previously triumphed in 2013, 2015 and 2016, had a largely processional end to the tour after he all but secured victory...
Froome set to win fourth Tour de France

Froome set to win fourth Tour de France

Chris Froome is set to win his fourth Tour de France title as he retained the yellow jersey on the penultimate day of the race. The British cyclist, who previously triumphed in 2013, 2015 and 2016, all but secured victory again by finishing third in Saturday’s...
Cyclist's photo reveals toll of Tour de France

Cyclist's photo reveals toll of Tour de France

Most people can imagine how tough competing in a 2,200 mile cycle race must be. But the physical toll on one athlete’s body has been laid bare in a shocking photo. Polish cyclist Pawel Poljanski posted a picture of his sun-frazzled, vein-popping legs after day...
Wildfires rage in Europe – from France to Croatia

Wildfires rage in Europe – from France to Croatia

Wildfires are raging in parts of central and southern Europe, with thousands of firefighters tackling blazes in five countries. About 12 wildfires broke out in Croatia‘s second largest city of Split, a popular tourist destination. Several cars were burned and a...
Tour de France kicks off in Dusseldorf

Tour de France kicks off in Dusseldorf

Cycling’s most prestigious competition, the Tour de France, gets under way later with a time trial in Dusseldorf. The 14km race against the clock along the Rhine will kick off the 104th edition of the Tour, which over the next three weeks will span five stages...
France plans new cladding law after Grenfell

France plans new cladding law after Grenfell

France’s top building fire safety adviser has told Sky News the country is planning a new law on cladding for tower blocks following the Grenfell disaster. Jean-Charles du Bellay, who is the Head of Fire Safety at the French Federation of Building, met with the...
France: Paris police cordon off Champs Elysees

France: Paris police cordon off Champs Elysees

France: Paris police cordon off Champs Elysees 19 June 2017 From the section Europe A police operation is under way in Paris around the Champs Elysees area, amid reports of a car on fire. Local media say a man has been detained. It is not yet clear what led to the...
Matador Ivan Fandino killed in France bullfight

Matador Ivan Fandino killed in France bullfight

Matador Ivan Fandino killed in France bullfight 18 June 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption Fandino, pictured here in Seville in 2015, had been injured by a bull before A Spanish bullfighter has died after being gored during a festival...
Macron party set for big win in France

Macron party set for big win in France

Macron party set for big win in France 11 June 2017 From the section Europe The centrist party of French President Emmanuel Macron looks on course to win a landslide victory following the first round of parliamentary elections. As polls closed, projections showed La...
Macron party set for landslide in France election

Macron party set for landslide in France election

Polls have opened in France for the first round of parliamentary elections, with President Emmanuel Macron expected to claim a landslide. Mr Macron overwhelmingly defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen to become French President last month, but requires a majority...
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