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Parisians grapple with worst winter pollution in a decade

2016-12-08 21:10

The Paris police chief has reduced speed limits, banned outdoor and indoor fires and even required home-owners to restrict their heating.

Tackling pollution: Paris bans half of its cars

2016-12-07 07:05

Paris has temporarily barred half of all cars from traveling on city streets and made public transportation free for the day as it battles a peak in pollution.

Morocco arrests suspect tied to thwarted French attack plot

2016-12-04 07:03

Moroccan police have arrested a "dangerous element" who allegedly served as a liaison between the Islamic State group's external operations and members of a French cell that was dismantled last month while allegedly planning an attack.

Seven hostages held in Paris travel agency

2016-12-02 21:43

A robber armed with a handgun is holding seven people in a Paris travel agency police sources say.

French GP to 'return to F1 world championship in 2018'

2016-12-02 08:35

The French Grand Prix will return to the Formula 1 world championship in 2018 after a 10-year absence with the race to be staged at the Castellet circuit, sources said.

France's unpopular Hollande rules out 2017 run

2016-12-02 05:33

French President Francois Hollande has announced that he will not seek a second term in next year's presidential election, saying he hoped to give his Socialist party a chance to win "against conservatism and extremism" by stepping aside.

French tourist stabbed to death in remote Australia

2016-12-01 09:53

A French tourist has died after being stabbed in the neck during an unprovoked attack when he and his wife pulled over on a highway in remote Australia, police said.

Paris restaurant named 'best in world'

2016-11-30 20:34

A Paris restaurant run by chef Guy Savoy has been named the best in the world, but Japanese restaurants came out on top overall.

Fillon wins France's conservative presidential primary

2016-11-28 09:27

Francois Fillon won France's first-ever conservative presidential primary after promising drastic free-market reforms and a crackdown on immigration and Islamic extremism.

Manhunt in France after killing at religious residence

2016-11-25 07:15

French police searched for a masked gunman suspected of stabbing an elderly woman to death in a retirement home for Catholic missionaries in southern France, authorities said.

 

Former French budget minister sentenced to 3 years

2016-12-08 18:55

Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac has been sentenced to three years in prison in one of the biggest political scandals of President Francois Hollande's government.

Oxford student, 22, suffers cardiac arrest at French ski resort

2016-12-05 13:23

A British man who has died in the French Alps was a student on a ski trip jointly organised by Cambridge and Oxford universities, according to UK media reports.

Hostages safe in Paris

2016-12-02 22:36

Several people taken hostage on Friday evening in a Paris travel agency were released safe and sound, police said, but the armed robber who seized them was on the run.

Far-right French candidate sticks to patriotic strategy

2016-12-02 19:38

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says the spring election will pit nationalists and patriots like herself against those in favor of globalization, the European Union and immigration

Giant of African art Ousmane Sow dies at 81

2016-12-02 07:28

Senegalese sculptor Ousmane Sow, one of the giants of African art, has died in Dakar at the age of 81, his family says.

Megacities key to reaching global climate goals

2016-12-01 15:55

The world's big cities must collectively cut their carbon footprint nearly in half within a decade if global climate goals are to be met, according to an analysis.

Mugabe keeps at least 4 envoys unaccredited since August – report

2016-12-01 09:05

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly kept at least four envoys from European countries unaccredited, months after they arrived in the country, citing a busy schedule.

Tunisia wins billion-dollar pledges for ailing economy

2016-11-29 17:07

Qatar and France have promised more than a billion dollars in financial support for Tunisia at an investment conference aimed at reviving the country's struggling economy.

Suspect in fatal stabbing in France not linked to terrorism

2016-11-25 19:07

A French prosecutor says a suspect with no apparent link to Islamic terrorism has been identified following the stabbing death of an elderly woman in a retirement home.

Custody extended in French attack plot

2016-11-24 16:57

In an exceptional move, French anti-terrorism authorities are keeping five men in custody without charge in an investigation into a new plot to attack France

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