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Former Sarkozy adviser charged with embezzling state funds

2015-07-30 12:42

A one-time adviser to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with abusing his position to profit from state funds, as part of an inquiry into alleged fraud in awarding contracts to opinion polling companies.

UK, France tighten Calais security

2015-07-29 22:03

The British and French governments have vowed to tighten security around Calais following the death of another migrant as hundreds stormed the Channel Tunnel .

Horiffic coach crash causes 34 injuries

2015-07-29 13:57

A driver now charged with reckless endangerment took a coach into a low-ceiling tunnel, sheared the roof and injured many passengers.

French teen finds 560 000 year-old tooth

2015-07-28 14:36

A 16-year-old French volunteer archaeologist has found an adult tooth dating back around 560 000 years in southwestern France, in what researchers hailed as a "major discovery".

France evacuates 10 000 campers as Provence burns

2015-07-27 20:26

French officials have evacuated 10 000 people from three different camp sites as hot winds fanned fires in drought-hit Provence in the middle of the summer holiday season.

Police fire on car at Tour de France finish

2015-07-27 10:19

Police opened fire on a car that crashed through a barrier near the finish line of the 2015 Tour de France on Sunday.

Body of teenage migrant found on train in UK

2015-07-24 09:39

The body of a teenage migrant has been found on a train that arrived in the UK from France, police and a spokesperson for the cross-Channel rail operator Eurotunnel says.

Brigitte Bardot slams cat killing plan

2015-07-22 19:02

French actress Brigitte Bardot has condemned an Australian plan to cull two million feral cats to stop them harming native animals.

French farmers vow to step up protests

2015-07-22 13:48

French farmers have threatened to step up blockades of cities, roads and tourist sites as the government prepared to unveil emergency aid to help them.

French FM: Time to compromise for climate

2015-07-21 13:31

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has urged top diplomats from 45 nations to "start looking now for compromise" in forging a global climate rescue.

 

Investigators scramble to analyse wreckage for MH370 link

2015-07-30 09:27

Aviation investigators are heading to the French Indian Ocean island of Le Reunion to determine whether a piece of plane wreckage that washed up on its shores is part of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Mysterious wreckage sparks MH370 speculation

2015-07-29 19:53

A mysterious piece of plane debris has washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, prompting some speculation it could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

1 500 migrants attempt to enter Eurotunnel

2015-07-29 10:09

Sudanese man reported to have been hit by lorry as migrants aiming to enter UK make latest bid to storm Calais terminal.

France's Hollande gambles on jobs growth

2015-07-28 13:30

French President Francois Hollande, who has long pledged only run for a second term in office if unemployment was falling, has upped the stakes.

French police seize 6 tons of hashish in drug bust

2015-07-27 15:26

French police have discovered nearly six tons of cannabis resin, known as hashish, in a villa in the southern city of Marseille and arrested three men, the interior ministry says.

Unidentified Germanwings remains buried quietly

2015-07-24 20:40

Unidentified remains from the 150 victims of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps in March were buried quietly overnight ahead of a ceremony for families on Friday.

Farmers block France's second city

2015-07-23 13:18

Hundreds of furious farmers have blocked access roads to France's second city Lyon with their tractors, unimpressed with a €600m government package.

F1 drivers to carry #'CiaoJules message

2015-07-22 14:34

Mourning F1 drivers will carry on their cars the 'CiaoJules' hashtag tribute to their fallen rival Jules Bianchi this weekend in Hungary.

Feathers fly as cockfighting lands in French court

2015-07-21 18:56

France's top court will this month rule on cockfighting, an ancient blood sport that continues in some French regions despite being banned in most parts of the world.

#CiaoJules - F1 pays respects to Bianchi

2015-07-21 12:51

'He was happy because he turned his dream into reality,' said a pastor to F1 drivers and fans who turned out in force to pay their respects to Jules Bianchi in Nice, France.

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