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From rude to mince: 19 English words that 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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’ 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 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 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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DR Congo to deploy second Ebola vaccine 2019-09-21 12:31:08Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Saturday that they plan to introduce a second Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson &

Tunisia ex-president Ben Ali buried in Muslim holy 2019-09-21 12:20:18Tunisia's former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was buried in the Muslim holy city of Medina on Saturday, an AFP photographer said, after he died

In Burkina Faso, neighbours join forces to clean 2019-09-21 10:52:25

Hong Kong protesters burn Chinese flag in renewed 2019-09-21 09:37:26Protesters in Hong Kong burned a Chinese flag and police fired pepper spray Saturday in renewed clashes over anti-government grievances.

Sparks of brilliance see New Zealand vanquish South 2019-09-21 08:45:13Defending champions New Zealand burnished their credentials as favourites for the Rugby World Cup with a hard-fought 23-13 win against top contenders

Trump denies whistleblower's claim he pressed Ukraine to 2019-09-21 06:33:32US President Donald Trump on Friday vigorously rejected a whistleblower’s claim of wrongdoing, amid reports he used a call with Ukraine’s

France beats Argentina in nail-biting first-round match of 2019-09-21 05:43:26France produced some champagne rugby before almost losing the plot and having to survive a last-gasp penalty to pip Argentina 23-21 in their World Cup

Egyptian police disperse protesters demanding removal of president 2019-09-21 02:01:48Rare small protests broke out on Friday in Cairo and other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi but police quickl

Paris police use tear gas amid an array 2019-09-21 01:45:44Paris police used tear gas Saturday to disperse anti-government demonstrators amid an array of protests in the French capital – including rallie

Houthi rebels in Yemen say they will stop 2019-09-21 01:20:35Yemen’s Houthi rebels announced late Friday night that they were stopping drone and missile attacks against Saudi Arabia, one week after they cl

US to deploy troops to Saudi Arabia after 2019-09-21 00:58:19U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia’s air and missile defenses after the largest-eve

Saudis show media scorched, shrapnel-blasted oil facility 2019-09-20 17:12:53The heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry remained wrapped in scaffolding Friday as workers sought to repair the charred innards and shrapnel-blasted

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