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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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Death toll in Sri Lanka attacks revised down New! 2019-04-25 19:12:34Authorities in Sri Lanka on Thursday lowered the death toll in a spate of Easter bombings by more than 100 to 253, admitting some of the badly mutilat

French mayors urge government to do more to New! 2019-04-25 16:40:23The mayors of 13 major French cities, frustrated over a lack of shelter for asylum seekers, have penned an open letter to the government demanding it

Misleading photos circulate online after Sri Lanka bombings New! 2019-04-25 16:01:44

Macron promises 'significant' tax cuts, reforms after months New! 2019-04-25 13:58:35President Emmanuel Macron Thursday promised significant tax cuts but also a return to public order in France as he revealed his long-awaited response

Residential areas of Libya's capital becoming 'battlefields', says New! 2019-04-25 13:33:21Intensified fighting for control of the Libyan capital is turning residential areas of Tripoli into "battlefields", the Red Cross said Thursday, ami

Women set to play crucial role in Indian New! 2019-04-25 11:45:09On the show this week, we focus on Indian women and the role they are expected to play in shaping the outcome of the country's election. Women who ch

Huge protest outside Sudan army headquarters after calls New! 2019-04-25 11:21:34Vast crowds of demonstrators converged outside Sudan's defence minustry Thursday after protest leaders called for a "million-strong" march demandin

Uma Thurman on women in Hollywood and her 2019-04-25 09:24:19Actress Uma Thurman talks to Eve Jackson about her new Netflix series "Chambers", playing a grieving mother and how Hollywood is changing for women.

Joe Biden announces 2020 run for US president 2019-04-25 06:21:22Former US vice-president Joe Biden announced Thursday he was entering the 2020 White House race, joining an already crowded list of candidates running

Iran proposes prisoner swap for jailed UK national 2019-04-25 05:28:12Iran's foreign minister on Wednesday proposed a prisoner swap for a British-Iranian mother detained in Tehran, saying the United States should drop c

Frappart to become first female referee in France’s 2019-04-25 05:26:11A men's top-flight match in France will be refereed by a woman for the first time this weekend when Stéphanie Frappart takes charge of the Lig

US measles cases reach highest level since eradication 2019-04-25 02:42:32The United States has confirmed 695 measles cases so far this year, the highest level since the country declared it had eliminated the virus in 2000,

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