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France to present new security bill

2017-06-22 19:08

French President Emmanuel Macron's new government is presenting a security bill beefing up police powers amid sustained threats to Europe.

French press: Two more government ministers quit

2017-06-21 10:48

The French press reports that two more French ministers, including the minister of justice, have resigned, following on the heels of the defence minister

Paris attacker, on terror watchlist, had gun licence

2017-06-21 06:48

Questions are being asked over how a known Islamist, who rammed a car laden with weapons into a police van in Paris, has been able to hold a firearms licence.

24 Hours of Le Mans in 14 cool pics

2017-06-20 16:31

Wheels24's Janine Vana der Post has attended the 2017 24Hours of Le Mans in France. Check out the amazing endurance race in 14 cool pics.

French police hold 4 family members of Champs-Elysees assailant - source

2017-06-20 09:31

French police have taken into custody four members of the family of a radicalised Islamist who was killed when he rammed a car loaded with guns and a gas bottle into a police van on the Champs-Elysees, a judicial source says.

Car explodes after hitting police van on Champs-Elysees

2017-06-19 17:43

A car has exploded and burst into flames after it crashed into a police van on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris.

Macron party wins massive majority in French parliament

2017-06-18 21:05

French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party has won a massive majority in parliamentary elections, early projections show, dominating the country's traditional forces in a dramatic re-drawing of the political map.

Macron eyes next stage in revolution in parliament polls

2017-06-18 12:46

French voters head to the polls for parliamentary elections set to hand a landslide victory to the party of President Emmanuel Macron which would complete his stunning reset of national politics.

Relatives charged in 1984 French child murder

2017-06-17 11:58

The great aunt and uncle of a little boy murdered in France 32 years ago have now been charged with his kidnapping.

Noiseless river 'bubble' taxi sails through Paris test

2017-06-17 07:07

An odd-looking electric boat taxi whose inventor believes it could be an eco-friendly transport solution for cities worldwide has been put to the test in Paris.

 

Le Mans 24Hours: 'An incredible experience' - reader

2017-06-22 14:17

Wheels24 reader Eben Price shares his thoughts on the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours race held at the Sarthe circuit, in France.

Macron loses two more French ministers

2017-06-21 09:30

Emmanuel Macron’s justice and European affairs ministers have quit, bringing to four the number of members of his cabinet who have left amid various ethics investigations.

France, US agree UN draft on anti-jihadist Sahel force

2017-06-20 22:07

France and the United States have reached an agreement on a draft UN resolution that would pave the way for the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists in the Sahel region, diplomats have said.

Macron's ministers meet French executives as stocks soar

2017-06-20 11:43

Emmanuel Macron’s ministers are meeting with companies in which the French state holds major stakes as the president considers possible divestments.

Even 2°C warming means more killer heatwaves: study

2017-06-19 21:11

Climate change will sharply boost the frequency of lethal heatwaves even if humanity caps global warming at 2°C, a report says.

Macron under pressure to deliver as French turnout plummets

2017-06-19 09:24

There has been no public celebration from President Emmanuel Macron’s government as his party claimed a historic majority in the French legislature.

Spain mourns slain matador Fandino

2017-06-18 16:25

Spain's royal family has joined politicians and the bullfighting world in mourning matador Ivan Fandino, who was gored to death in a fight in France.

France pledges $30m for foreign climate experts

2017-06-17 21:27

France has made good on its promise to invite foreign climate change experts to the country, pledging €30m to fund the work of up to 50 researchers.

Turnout worries for Macron ahead of election

2017-06-17 09:17

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has called for a high turnout in the parliamentary election that will help President Emmanuel Macron's party.

WATCH: 5 of the most memorable Le Mans moments

2017-06-16 19:00

Ahead of the iconic 24 hours of Le Mans, Wheels24 columnist Braam Peens shares his top moments in the sport.

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