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French 'zombie' worker sues boss over 'bore-out'

2016-05-03 21:00

A Frenchman is suing his former boss over the crushing boredom he suffered in a job he claims turned him into a "professional zombie".

Scientists discover 'potentially habitable' planets

2016-05-03 05:16

An international team of scientists say they have discovered a trio of Earth-like planets that are the best bet so far for finding life outside our solar system.

Phase two of ExoMars mission delayed

2016-05-02 18:44

The second part of a joint European-Russian mission to probe Mars for traces of life has been delayed.

Ram-raiders strike Paris Chanel boutique

2016-04-28 23:11

Thieves launched a dawn raid on a Paris branch of luxury brand Chanel, crashing a 4x4 into the store and stealing several handbags.

Nothing fishy about trout skin sandals

2016-04-26 23:25

A French shoe manufacturer is urging fashionistas to take the plunge with what he claims is the world's first range of trout skin espadrille shoes.

Emigration expert JP Breytenbach: Economics strongest motivator for SAs moving to UK

2016-04-26 16:14

Emigration expert JP Breytenbach talks to Alec Hogg about migratory trends, with the latest wave of emigrants leaving for very different reasons to their predecessors.

Homeless man in France abused, beheaded dozens of cats

2016-04-25 21:00

A homeless man in France will be charged with animal cruelty after police found over 80 abused cats in his squat, several of which had been beheaded.

More automakers caught in VW emissions scandal

2016-04-25 08:37

Major names in the auto industry found themselves caught in headlights of a global engine-rigging scandal as Volkswagen totted up the costs it faces so far.

Former al-Qaeda hostage recounts bitter return to France

2016-04-22 21:26

Serge Lazarevic, who was abducted in Mali and held hostage by al-Qaeda extremists for more than three years, is recounting his bitter homecoming to France.

Peugeot, Citroen raided by anti-fraud squad

2016-04-22 09:54

French automaker PSA Group, the maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, said its offices were raided by France's anti-fraud squad as part of a probe into emissions.

 

French parliament debates labour law after violent protests

2016-05-03 12:13

After a month of often violent protests, French legislators are starting to debate a hotly contested labour bill that would make it easier to fire workers and weaken some union powers.

German intel chief: Terrorism threat 'complex'

2016-05-02 22:42

The head of Germany's intelligence agency says attacks in Paris and Brussels show the "highly complex" nature of the terrorism threat.

Tear gas in Paris, Istanbul as tensions erupt on May Day

2016-05-01 20:22

French and Turkish police fired tear gas at protesters as tensions erupted in both countries during May Day rallies, while thousands marched across the globe for the annual celebration of workers' rights.

Nigeria, France strengthen military co-operation

2016-04-28 18:17

Nigeria and France have signed an agreement on closer military co-operation, including intelligence sharing.

Who nose best? French cops asked to 'test' cocaine quality

2016-04-26 18:10

A woman has been arrested in France after she waltzed into a police station, put three bags of cocaine on the counter and asked officers on duty to test its quality.

France fires up push for renewable energies

2016-04-25 21:02

France has announced it was raising its renewable energy goals and would become the first country to issue 'green bonds' to fund projects which benefit the environment.

French court to rule in 'dentist of horror' case

2016-04-25 18:54

A French court is set to rule in the trial against a Dutchman dubbed "the dentist of horror", who is accused of causing severe injuries to dozens of patients.

France to lead €4bn cash injection for EDF

2016-04-24 11:28

France will lead a €4bn capital increase for power company EDF, months after agreeing a similar cash injection for the other pillar of its nuclear industry, Areva.

Brussels bomber IDed as guard of foreign ISIS hostages

2016-04-22 16:00

Najim Laachraoui, one of the Brussels airport bombers, has been identified by several Frenchmen held hostage by Islamic State in Syria as one of their prison guards.

Brussels airport bomber worked there for 5 years

2016-04-21 07:08

One of the jihadists who blew themselves up at Brussels airport last month had, in fact, worked at the site for five years until 2012, Belgium's VTM television reports.

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