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French car 'attack' hurts students near Toulouse

French car 'attack' hurts students near Toulouse

French car ‘attack’ hurts students near Toulouse 10 November 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption The three victims have been taken to hospital A driver has ploughed into a group of students near the south-western French city...
French woman faked kidnap to be with lover

French woman faked kidnap to be with lover

French woman faked kidnap to be with lover 9 November 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A police helicopter was used in the unnecessary search in July A woman who pretended to have been kidnapped so she could see her lover has...
Family of five killed in shooting at French farm

Family of five killed in shooting at French farm

A family of five have died after being shot in a suspected domestic incident at a farmhouse in northern France. The family was found dead by three farm workers at about 8.15am on Tuesday morning. The victims are a farming couple, both aged 47, and their three children...
Macron sniffs marijuana on French Guiana trip

Macron sniffs marijuana on French Guiana trip

French President Emmanuel Macron reminded youngsters smoking marijuana “will not help with your schoolwork” as he sniffed a pungent whiff while visiting the overseas territory of French Guiana. Crowds flocked to see the politician, who joked: “I still have a...
#ExposeYourPig: French women name harassers online

#ExposeYourPig: French women name harassers online

French women have been shaming sexual predators online, replacing the #MeToo campaign with the hashtag #BalanceTonPorc – or “expose your pig”. Twitter users have been sharing their stories of sexual harassment following the initiative launched by a French journalist...
French military plane crashes off Africa coast

French military plane crashes off Africa coast

A plane chartered by the French military to transport goods for an anti-jihadist operation has crashed into the sea off Ivory Coast. Four people, all from Moldova, died, and a further six, some of whom are French nationals, were injured. The Antonov propeller cargo...

Barrier collapses at French football game

Amiens and Lille were playing a domestic match in Ligue 1 The French top-flight match between Amiens and Lille was abandoned after a barrier collapsed at the front of a stand containing away supporters. AFP news agency reports 18 fans were hurt – three seriously...
French minister: Paris to overtake the City

French minister: Paris to overtake the City

A French government minister has claimed Paris could be the “first financial place” in continental Europe within five to 10 years. Junior economy minister Benjamin Griveaux – a key ally of President Macron – made his remarks while on a visit to...
French protests target Macron labour reforms

French protests target Macron labour reforms

French protests target Macron labour reforms 12 September 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption One of the biggest protests was in Marseille, led by members of the hard-left CGT union In the first big test of Emmanuel Macron’s...
Man held after girl disappears at French wedding

Man held after girl disappears at French wedding

Man held after girl disappears at French wedding 31 August 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright AFP Image caption The alarm was raised almost immediately but a police search has failed to find Maëlys A man has been detained by French police investigating the...
Macron government reveals French labour reforms

Macron government reveals French labour reforms

Macron government reveals French labour reforms 31 August 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright EPA Image caption President Macron’s popularity has plummeted in the past few weeks When centrist Emmanuel Macron was swept to power in presidential elections...
French wine production to fall 18% this year

French wine production to fall 18% this year

France’s wine production is set to plummet by 18% this year after a spring frost damaged vines across the country, the French government said. The forecast from the agriculture ministry echoes warnings from winemakers after bitterly cold weather struck twice in...
French fighter jet shadows British passenger plane

French fighter jet shadows British passenger plane

Airline Jet2 has asked French aviation officials to explain why one of its planes was shadowed by a French fighter jet. Passengers on board Friday’s flight LS1204 from Malaga to Birmingham say the aircraft was tracked by a military plane for up to 15 minutes....
26 French tourists among Barcelona victims

26 French tourists among Barcelona victims

The French foreign ministry has said 26 of its citizens were injured in the Barcelona attacks – 11 of them seriously. Jean-Yves Le Drian, the foreign minister, has said he will travel to the Catalonian city today. An Irish family of four were also caught up in...

French soldiers hit by vehicle in Paris

A group of French soldiers have been struck by a vehicle in western Paris, according to local media reports. Six of them were injured – two of them seriously – in the attack near the Place de Verdun in the Levallois-Perret suburb of the French capital...
Double death baffles French police

Double death baffles French police

Double death baffles French police 5 August 2017 From the section Europe French authorities are investigating the mysterious death of two friends whose bodies were found in a back garden bearing no sign of violence. Lucien Pérot, 69, and Olivier Boudin, 38, appear to...
Jeanne Moreau: French screen icon dies at 89

Jeanne Moreau: French screen icon dies at 89

Jeanne Moreau: French screen icon dies at 89 31 July 2017 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright Reuters Image caption Moreau once said “physical beauty is a disgrace” Actress Jeanne Moreau, one of French cinema’s biggest stars of...
French actress Jeanne Moreau dies aged 89

French actress Jeanne Moreau dies aged 89

Jeanne Moreau, the actress who became a symbol of France’s New Wave cinema, has died aged 89. The award-winning star, whose films include Francois Truffaut’s 1962 classic Jules And Jim, was found dead at her home in Paris on Monday. Moreau rose to...
French fires force evacuation of 10,000 people

French fires force evacuation of 10,000 people

At least 10,000 people have been forced to flee campsites and homes after a new fire broke out along the French Riviera. Wildfires have already consumed swathes of forest in the region as well as on the island of Corsica in recent days. The new blaze is raging near...
Wildfires rage in French tourist hotspots

Wildfires rage in French tourist hotspots

A series of massive wildfires are raging across parts of southern France and Corsica, in areas popular with tourists. Up to 900 hectares of forest has been engulfed in flames, threatening homes on the island of Corsica, off the southern French coast. A further 860...

French singer dies on stage at festival

An up-and-coming French singer has collapsed and died on stage in the middle of a live performance during a festival. Barbara Weldens, 35, was singing in a church in the village of Gourdon, in the Lot region of southwest France, when she collapsed on Wednesday night....
French military head de Villiers quits over cuts

French military head de Villiers quits over cuts

French military head de Villiers quits over cuts 19 July 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Macron and Gen de Villiers attended the Bastille Day parade last Friday The head of the French armed forces has quit after a clash with President...

French military head quits after Macron clash

The head of France’s armed forces has resigned after clashing with President Emmanuel Macron over proposed budget cuts. In a statement, Pierre de Villiers said he no longer felt able to command an army “that I think is necessary to guarantee the protection...
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