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From rude to mince: 19 English words that New! 2019-09-20 05:01:19False friends alert! Spare yourself some embarrassment by checking that you know the true meaning of these English-looking words that mean something e

France brings a halt to illegal medical trial New! 2019-09-20 03:36:00French authorities have halted an illegal trial of hormone-steeped skin patches that enrolled at least 350 people with Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and

'Building a new France is my obsession': Macron New! 2019-09-20 03:03:55President Emmanuel Macron has said he believes the yellow vest protests that rocked France since last year have been good for him as they made him lis

Five things you need to know about trade New! 2019-09-20 02:45:13France's trade unions are notorious for bringing the country to a standstill, but the country has one of the lowest rate of unionised employees in Eu

French Word of the Day: hein 2019-09-19 10:08:06Huh? What? Not sure what hein means? Or even how to pronounce it? Read on, please.

Is now the time for Bordeaux to build 2019-09-19 09:52:38Bordeaux’s transport chiefs say they’ll have their backs against the wall if they postpone the building of an underground train network an

Thieves plunder France’s historic Vaux-le-Vicomte chateau for €2 2019-09-19 08:04:49UPDATED: A group of criminals tied up the owners of France’s famous Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte near Paris on Wednesday night before robbing them of

Pilot gets stuck on high-voltage power line in 2019-09-19 07:34:37An F-16 jet of the Belgian air force crashed on Thursday in the Morbihan region of western France, with both pilots successfully ejecting but one st

How to avoid getting scammed when flat hunting 2019-09-19 07:32:37Apartment-hunting in Paris can be a nightmare for new arrivals, not least because they have a good chance of falling victim to a scam or identity thef

Explained: What are the rules in France around 2019-09-19 06:27:10After being completely banned in India and two states in the United States, France will be putting in place new security measures for electronic cigar

Gilets Jaunes vs Heritage Days: Fears Paris culture 2019-09-19 04:41:56Paris authorities fear a "yellow vest" protest and demonstrations against pension reform and climate change could spell trouble for this year's Jou

Photo of the Day: The mystery of the 2019-09-19 04:05:44How on earth did a black panther end up on the rooftop of a house in northern France?


Rennes court hands over mafia member to Italian New! 2019-09-20 12:33:47A court in western France on Friday approved the extradition of an Italian mafia member who arrested in September in Brittany where he was operating a

Eye on France: Rebel without a pause New! 2019-09-20 12:20:52Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of the hard-left France Unbowed party, was in court yesterday and this morning, charged with rebellion, provocation

Police promise security blanket around Paris as city New! 2019-09-20 11:32:29A security presence "identical to that of May 1," with the deployment of 7,500 members of the police, will be in place in Paris on Saturday where a

Macron's popularity rating rises as he pursues mission New! 2019-09-20 09:23:33French president Emmanuel Macron's popularity rating has reached 37 per cent, up three per cent from one month ago. A French pollster's latest findi

Recognising (and paying) caregivers, the 'invisible spine' of New! 2019-09-20 08:41:18Over 11 million French people could be considered caregivers: they spend significant time caring for elderly parents, disabled children or spouses wit

Why Amnesty France has honored ‘Fridays for Future’ New! 2019-09-20 08:08:12On Friday in Paris, thousands turned out for the Fridays for Future student climate march, just one of many similar events around the world. Amnesty I

Seven face trial over fake politician multi-million euro New! 2019-09-20 07:56:29French judges have ordered a trial for seven people accused of organising a scam to trick rich targets out of millions of euros by impersonating Jean-

Black panther cornered and captured on rooftop in New! 2019-09-20 05:29:08A black panther found roaming the rooftops near the northern French city of Lille like a stray cat on Wednesday evening was captured after being corne

Podcast: Scorched grapes, paying family caregivers, and France's 2019-09-19 12:39:02The Languedoc Roussillon region produces good quality, reasonably-priced wine, but for how long? In June winegrowers were hard hit when temperatu

French plane constructor Airbus in spying probe 2019-09-19 12:13:30The authorities in Germany have launched a probe into Airbus after the French aircraft manufacturer notified the authorities about a leak of confident

Climate, Yellow Vests, pensions, France braces for 'black' 2019-09-19 11:15:23Youth activists are expected to take part in global climate marches on Friday, with strikes planned in Paris. Environmentalists will then te

Vaux-le-Vicomte, envy of Louis XIV, loses €2m worth 2019-09-19 09:02:26The owners of a 17th-century French palace said to be the model for Versailles were tied up as their opulent home was ransacked Thursday by robbers wh

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Trump announces toughest sanctions 'ever' on Iran New! 2019-09-20 13:45:05President Donald Trump on Friday announced new sanctions on Iran's central bank, calling the measures the toughest ever imposed on another country by

Merkel govt agrees on climate plan – but New! 2019-09-20 13:37:03Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition agreed a package of budget-neutral measures on Friday to protect the climate and restore its green creden

IS group claims deadly attack on Burkina Faso New! 2019-09-20 12:39:05The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on Burkinabé soldiers, one month on. FRANCE 24’s Wassim Nasr says

Thousands of Algeria protesters defy army chief's clampdown New! 2019-09-20 12:15:00Thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets of the capital on Friday, chanting defiantly in the face of a crackdown on the demonstration

Video: Palestinian woman shot and killed by Israeli New! 2019-09-20 11:26:08

Hosts Japan swat aside Russia 30-10 in Rugby New! 2019-09-20 10:33:33Kotaro Matsushima scored a hat trick of tries as hosts Japan overcame a strong bout of nerves to overwhelm unfancied Russia 30-10 in the Rugby World C

Dangerous dams: Laos and the curse of hydroelectric New! 2019-09-20 09:52:08Laos rarely makes headlines. But on July 23, 2018, the small Southeast Asian country made front pages around the world when a hydroelectric dam on the

Poland deeply divided over LGBT rights New! 2019-09-20 09:46:24In Poland, LGBT+ activists have been holding marches all summer, campaigning for rights such as civil partnerships or marriage. While the liberal oppo

Week in Review: Kristen Stewart on playing Jean New! 2019-09-20 09:00:29This week saw the death of Tunisia's long-running president Ben Ali; the French approach to hygiene is explored; and Kristen Stewart speaks to FRANCE

NY Mayor De Blasio ends 2020 presidential bid New! 2019-09-20 08:26:58New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has ended his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Lebanese PM says France working to ease tensions New! 2019-09-20 06:24:13France is working to "reduce the escalation" following an attack on Saudi oil installations, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Friday a

Springbok captain Kolisi carries hopes of rainbow nation New! 2019-09-20 06:08:53“Stronger together”, the motto for the South African Rugby Union, applies just as much to Siya Kolisi, the first black captain to lead the

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