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French word of the day: bah 2019-04-24 04:20:08It is impossible to go through a day in France without using this very useful and versatile little word. It is the verbal equivalent of a dismissive s

What are the ten towns with the worst 2019-04-24 04:03:26Residents of Brittany and Normandy were warned this week that sand particles from the Sahara desert were adding to already high pollution levels in th

French court denies appeal for Isis followers to 2019-04-24 02:54:08A supreme legal tribunal in France has rejected appeals by families for their relatives who had gone to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) radical m

France and New Zealand launch bid to end 2019-04-24 02:37:24New Zealand and France will bring together global leaders at a Paris summit next month aimed at stopping social media being used to organise and promo

Marches and muguet: Why May Day is so 2019-04-23 11:36:17May Day is celebrated around the world, but it has particular significance in France, and this year the “yellow vest” protestors are likel

Woman to referee top French Ligue 1 football 2019-04-23 11:28:05A men's top flight game in France will be refereed by a woman for the first time this weekend when Stéphanie Frappart takes charge of the Ligu

Race on to cover Notre-Dame as rainclouds gather 2019-04-23 11:07:07Climbers were brought in on Tuesday to unfurl protective tarpaulins over Notre-Dame to protect it from the rain after the Parisian cathedral was left

Ten key French phrases that will make you 2019-04-23 10:39:07These 10 expressions will help you add the native touch to your spoken French skills.

Pollution health risk in Brittany heightened due to 2019-04-23 06:04:21Residents of Brittany and Normandy have been warned that sand particles from the Sahara desert are adding to already high pollution levels in their re

France to launch free school breakfasts in fight 2019-04-23 05:55:40The French government is set to introduce free school breakfasts for 100,000 children in disadvantaged areas across France, with an investment of six

François Fillon and British wife Penelope to face 2019-04-23 05:30:39Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, whose 2017 bid for the presidency was torpedoed by a fake job scandal involving his wife, will face tria

My French Business: Feature your business on The 2019-04-23 05:05:51If you have set up an interesting business in France and want to tell one million readers about it then you can feature it in our My French Business s


Pamela Anderson stroms out of fund-raiser as children's 2019-04-24 13:48:41Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson stormed out of a football fundraiser in Marseille last night after 100,000 euros intended for poor children in th

French police suicide rate jumps after months of 2019-04-24 11:08:50The rate of suicide among police in France has hit a record high of 28 deaths within the first 3 months of 2019. This comes as police unions and the i

France officially commemorates Armenian genocide for the first 2019-04-24 08:51:11On Wednesday France holds its first ever "national day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide", a move that has angered Turkey. French President

Eye on France: Did Notre-Dame burn because of 2019-04-24 08:40:39Were there serious security failures in Notre-Dame cathedral before last week’s devastating fire? The weekly satirical paper Le Canard Encha&ici

France to provide free breakfasts to poor students 2019-04-24 06:54:13As of September, students in France will be able to get breakfast at school through a programme aimed at boosting academic performance of poor childre

France indignant at US weakening UN resolution on 2019-04-24 05:58:48France voiced its indignation over the watered-down United Nations Security Council resolution on sexual violence in conflict, which was passed on Tue

Paris to host conference on combatting online extremism 2019-04-24 05:18:35New Zealand and France will bring together global leaders at a Paris summit next month aimed at stopping social media being used to organise and promo

French Council of State rejects appeals to allow 2019-04-24 02:59:18The French Council of State has rejected appeals by families of people who had gone to Syria to join the Islamic State armed group, to allow their rel

Paris, Tokyo back Renault-Nissan alliance despite Ghosn case 2019-04-23 13:04:41French President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday confirmed their backing for the alliance of carmakers Renault and N

Former French PM Fillon and British-born wife to 2019-04-23 10:38:13Former French prime minister François Fillon, whose 2017 bid for the presidency imploded in the wake of a fake job scandal involving his wife,

Eye on France: Free breakfasts, Fillon's fate and 2019-04-23 09:10:13The latest on the legal situation of former French prime minister, François Fillon. A call to leave Paris's burned Notre-Dame cathedral just a

Macron's top EU candidate stood for far right 2019-04-23 09:01:02France's former minister for European affairs, who is leading President Macron's LREM party in the European polls says she made a "stupid mistake"

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Macron to announce measures to allay Yellow Vest 2019-04-24 13:26:03Shaken by five months of often-violent "yellow vest" protests, Emmanuel Macron will announce a package of measures that could include lower taxes a

UN study warns war has already reversed development 2019-04-24 12:26:40A UN Development Program (UNDP) study released Tuesday estimates the war in Yemen and subsequent humanitarian disaster means the country has already l

DRC Congo park ranger's selfie with gorillas goes 2019-04-24 11:42:07

Notre-Dame fire investigation focuses on safety violations, lack 2019-04-24 11:29:53As investigators search for clues as to the cause of the devastating blaze at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, details about staff response to the disas

UK, Irish leaders join mourners at slain N. 2019-04-24 08:58:29The leaders of Britain and Ireland joined hundreds of mourners on Wednesday at the funeral of journalist Lyra McKee whose killing by an Irish national

Sudan protest leaders vow 'million march' for civilian 2019-04-24 08:36:17Sudanese protest leaders mounted pressure on the country's military council on Wednesday by calling for a million-strong march for civilian rule, a d

France marks first national commemoration of Armenian genocide 2019-04-24 04:18:56France is marking its first "national day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide" on Wednesday, fulfilling a pledge by President Emmanuel Macron

Timeline: 10 African strongmen deposed since 2011 2019-04-24 02:06:17Africa has a long history of strongmen who have spent decades in power. But since the 2011 Arab Spring, no less than 10 of them have been toppled, wit

North Korea's Kim arrives in Vladivostok for Putin 2019-04-24 01:48:58North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived by train in the city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for his first trip to Russia aimed at galvanising support fro

More arrests as death toll from Sri Lanka 2019-04-24 01:17:19The toll in a series of suicide bomb blasts on Easter Sunday targeting hotels and churches in Sri Lanka has risen to 359, police said Wednesday, addin

Hong Kong pro-democracy protest leaders jailed 2019-04-24 00:23:14A court in Hong Kong handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months Wednesday to eight leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests after they were

France, New Zealand launch bid to end online 2019-04-23 22:19:12New Zealand and France will bring together global leaders at a Paris summit next month aimed at stopping social media being used to organise and promo

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