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French star: Men should be free to hit on women

French star: Men should be free to hit on women

French cinema icon Catherine Deneuve has attacked the “puritanism” triggered by the recent surge of sexual harassment allegations, arguing men should be “free to hit on” women. The Oscar-nominated 74-year-old actress, best known internationally...

Lift fault strands up to 200 in French Alps

Some 200 people have been stranded up to 25m from the ground after a ski lift broke down on Christmas Eve. The gondola, in the French Chamrousse resort, was reported stuck in the late afternoon and rescue operations were put into action almost immediately. No injuries...
Skiers in French Alps lift ordeal at Chamrousse

Skiers in French Alps lift ordeal at Chamrousse

Skiers in French Alps lift ordeal at Chamrousse 24 December 2017 Image copyright Reuters Image caption The cause of the breakdown has not been established At least 150 people have been rescued after being trapped for several hours in ski lift gondolas in the resort of...
French school bus in fatal train crash

French school bus in fatal train crash

14 December 2017 A train and a school bus have collided near Perpignan in south France, leaving at least three dead, reports say. Another nine people were reported to be injured on the bus, seven of them seriously in the incident between Millas and...
French rock star Johnny Hallyday dies aged 74

French rock star Johnny Hallyday dies aged 74

France’s most famous rock star – Johnny Hallyday – has died aged 74 after a battle with lung cancer. Known as “France’s Elvis”, the singer – who found his musical inspiration in Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly – sold more...
Johnny Hallyday: French rock star dies at 74

Johnny Hallyday: French rock star dies at 74

Johnny Hallyday: French rock star dies at 74 6 December 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hallyday broke from France’s classic “chanson” tradition in the 1950s, starting singing rock and roll in French France’s...
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...
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