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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...
Macron: France to begin electing a new parliament

Macron: France to begin electing a new parliament

Macron: France to begin electing a new parliament 11 June 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright AFP Image caption France will choose its new MPs in the first round elections on Sunday France returns to the polls on Sunday to pick its new MPs, a month after...
Paris pollution victim sues France for bad air

Paris pollution victim sues France for bad air

Paris pollution victim sues France for bad air 7 June 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parisians have faced a series of high pollution episodes in recent years A Parisian woman is taking the French state to court for failing to...
Two towns represent divided France over Macron

Two towns represent divided France over Macron

France’s new president has promised to unite a divided nation, as many admit they didn’t vote for him, but against the alternative of Marine Le Pen. Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron cast his vote in the upmarket seaside resort of Le Touquet, where he has...
Macron admits France faces an 'immense task'

Macron admits France faces an 'immense task'

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron has said the country faces an “immense task” to help unite Europe, fix the economy and fight terrorism. The country’s youngest ever leader was speaking after he comfortably defeated the far-right candidate...
France Is Electing A New President Today

France Is Electing A New President Today

Pool / Reuters France is electing a new president on Sunday, with independent centrist Emmanuel Macron the firm favourite in the run-off against the far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen. If the polls are right, as they were in the first round two weeks...
France: Voting for the 'lesser of two evils'

France: Voting for the 'lesser of two evils'

France is a nation divided as it heads to the polls, with many people saying they feel they are voting for the “lesser of two evils”. In recent years, the country has suffered with high levels of unemployment, a weak economy and security issues. People are...
France bans extremely thin models

France bans extremely thin models

France bans extremely thin models 6 May 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The modelling industry has long been under pressure for unrealistic images A law in France banning the use of unhealthily thin fashion models has come into...
Thousands march in rival rallies in France

Thousands march in rival rallies in France

Thousands of people have marched in Paris in rival political rallies six days before the second round of the French presidential vote. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron held overlapping rallies in the French capital at the same time as...
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