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France evacuating nationals from Libya

2014-07-29 18:01

France is evacuating its nationals from Libya amid increasing lawlessness and unrest after similar moves by other European nations.

France offers asylum to Christians of north Iraq

2014-07-29 07:10

France is ready to open its door to Christians from northern Iraq who were hounded out of their homes by extremist Islamic militants.

1000s march in Marseille in support of Israel

2014-07-27 21:49
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Thousands took to the streets of Marseille in the south of France to show their support for Israel, the first such demonstration in the country since the start of the recent fighting in Gaza.

Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

2014-07-27 17:10

A French embassy spokesperson says black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali will be taken to France for analysis.

Air France ends diversion from Mali crash site

2014-07-25 20:03

Air France-KLM has ended a temporary precautionary measure which diverted its traffic away from the site in northern Mali of the crashed Air Algerie airline.

Air France to avoid Mali crash site as "precaution"

2014-07-25 14:20

Air France-KLM is to avoid flying over the site in northern Mali of the crashed Air Algerie airlines as a "precautionary measure", a spokesperson for the French group says.

'Bad weather likely cause of Air Algerie crash'

2014-07-25 10:16

Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight over the West African state of Mali with 116 people on board, French officials say.

France sends troops to secure Air Algerie crash site

2014-07-25 05:52

France says it had sent a military unit to secure the site of the wreckage of an Air Algerie flight carrying 110 passengers and six crew members which was found in Mali close to the border with Burkina Faso.

France to use military in Mali to find missing jet

2014-07-24 20:04

President Francois Hollande has vowed to deploy all of France's military means in Mali, where it has hundreds of troops, to track down a missing Algerian plane.

French nationals on board missing Algerian plane

2014-07-24 16:13

Many French nationals are thought to be on board an Air Algerie jet that went missing after taking off from Burkina Faso for Algiers.

Paris hotels allow guests to 'pay what you want'

2014-07-23 16:19

This trial being done in France sounds too good to be true - but you have until the 10th of August to try it out.

French highway horror: Five kids killed

2014-07-23 09:25

Five children aged 10 to 12 and the driver of a minibus were killed in a head-on collision on Tuesday when the vehicle crashed into a truck in central France.

Bats use a compass to find their way at night

2014-07-22 17:42

A European bat type can use the scatter patterns of sunlight to programme its internal compass for hunting after dark.

France raid nets three suspected jihadists

2014-07-22 12:05

Two men and a woman have been arrested in a dawn raid in southern France on suspicion of recruiting fighters for Syria and planning attacks at home, police say.

French minister slams 'anti-Semitic' protests

2014-07-21 09:55
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France's interior minister has slammed "intolerable" acts of anti-Semitism after a rally against Israel's Gaza offensive descended into violence pitting pro-Palestinian crowds against Jewish businesses.

Looting in Paris as Europeans protest against Israel

2014-07-21 07:46

A French rally against the deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza once again descended into chaos as protesters looted shops and riot police lobbed tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowds.

France announces new operation in Africa

2014-07-19 22:00

France has announced the redeployment of 3 000 troops in five of its former colonies across northwest Africa as part of an operation to help fight terrorism in the region.

French president Hollande visits Niger

2014-07-18 14:20

France's president is paying a visit to the former colony of Niger, a landlocked desert nation in West Africa that has played a key role in French military efforts in the region.

Jihadists claim French soldier blast

2014-07-17 18:15

A jihadist movement led by al-Qaeda-linked Mokhtar Belmokhtar has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack that killed a French soldier in Mali.

Paris bans pro-Palestinian protest amid tensions

2014-07-16 20:52

Paris police are forbidding pro-Palestinian protesters from holding a march, after violence marred a recent protest amid tensions in France around the fighting in Gaza.

When an energy bar ruins your life

2014-07-16 08:38

Alberto Contador has revealed that he came to a heavy fall at the Tour de France thanks to a nutritional bar.

How nations are tackling nuclear waste storage

2014-07-15 11:19

Tens of thousands of tons of spent fuel stored at nuclear power plants will remain dangerously radioactive for thousands of years- a vexing problem that nuclear-powered nations around the world face.

How nations are tackling nuclear waste storage

2014-07-15 10:25

Tens of thousands of tons of spent fuel stored at nuclear power plants will remain dangerously radioactive for thousands of years- a vexing problem that nuclear-powered nations around the world face.

 

France wages 'peach war' on Spain

2014-07-29 12:19

French fruit-growers' anger is boiling over amid fears that their industry is on the verge of disappearing entirely because of diving prices.

Air Algerie pilots asked to turn back

2014-07-28 19:00

France says the pilots of the Air Algerie passenger plane that crashed in Mali, killing all 118 people on board, had asked to turn back.

French flags fly half-mast after Air Algerie tragedy

2014-07-28 14:12

Flags are flying at half-mast in France in mourning for the 118 victims of the Air Algerie plane tragedy, as investigators wait for the black boxes from the crash site to arrive.

Investigators scour through debris at Mali crash

2014-07-27 20:19

French investigators have scoured through the debris of a shattered Air Algerie jetliner in Mali's remote desert north to get to the cause of the third global air disaster in eight days.

Elderly given an internet key to family links

2014-07-27 16:00

Two grandmothers mystified by computer tablets have inspired a start-up to develop an application to help the elderly stay in touch.

First images emerge of Air Algerie crash site

2014-07-25 16:08

The first images of the Air Algerie crash site in Mali have emerged showing a stark terrain littered with bits of a plane that appears to have been pulverised on impact.

Black box found at site of Air Algerie crash

2014-07-25 12:07

French President Francois Hollande has announced that one of the aircraft’s two black boxes has been found in the wreckage of an Air Algerie plane that crashed over the West African state of Mali.

Officials doubt Air Algerie plane was attacked

2014-07-25 09:03

Investigators have concluded that the Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board broke apart when it hit the ground, French officials say, suggesting it was unlikely to have been attacked.

Missing Algerian plane in good condition

2014-07-24 20:06

An Air Algerie jet leased from a Spanish firm that has gone missing was checked recently and was in good condition.

France defends UBS guarantee demand

2014-07-24 17:51

A billion euro guarantee payment demanded by French judges of Swiss bank UBS reflects the size of the fine it could pay if found guilty.

AS IT HAPPENED: Flight AH5017 crashes

2014-07-24 13:34
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Get the latest details as Air Algerie says it has lost contact with one of its aircrafts bound for Algiers from Burkina Faso, nearly an hour after takeoff.

Alstom reports strong rail activities

2014-07-23 12:30

French engineering group Alstom has reported sales and order figures which fit its strategy of selling energy assets to focus on rail equipment.

Fishing in Paris ‘trending' for young hipsters

2014-07-23 08:20

The once polluted Seine River in France has now become a hub for fishermen from all over the world. The waterway has been cleaned up and turned into a popular haunt for young bohemians.

France responsible for toxic algae death

2014-07-22 14:22

A court in western France has held the French state responsible for the 2009 death of a horse on a Brittany beach when it was choked with toxic algae.

Paris hotels allow guests to pay what they want

2014-07-21 19:24

Five Paris hotels have launched a scheme allowing guests to "pay what you want" in an experiment that may be extended if successful.

SA's Van der Linde wins FIA Driver of Year

2014-07-21 08:10

South African teen Kelvin van der Linde won the Driver of the Year award for the 2014 FIA Young Driver Excellence Academy.

French youth go on rampage at anti-Israel protest

2014-07-20 20:41
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French youth defying a ban on a protest against Israel's Gaza offensive have set fire to cars and garbage cans in a Paris suburb after a calm demonstration.

Baby dies in sweltering car in France

2014-07-18 22:46

An infant left by his mother in a car on a blazing summer day has died after temperatures soared in southern France.

Probe headed for duck-shaped comet

2014-07-18 10:35

New images reveal that the deep-space comet, on which mankind plans to land a probe, has an 'extraordinarily irregular', duck-like shape, the European Space Agency says.

Terrorism: France to redeploy its troops in Africa

2014-07-17 12:29

The redeployment of 3 000 French troops in five of its former colonies across northwest Africa is expected to become official in the coming days.

Mali peace talks start after prisoner swap

2014-07-16 17:01

Mali's government and rebels are holding peace talks in Algiers intended to end decades of uprisings by northern Tuareg tribes after an exchange of prisoners helped to get the negotiations started.

Legionnaire killed in Mali suicide bombing

2014-07-15 20:14

A French soldier has been killed in the first suicide bombing targeting France's forces in northern Mali.

How nations are tackling nuclear waste storage

2014-07-15 11:18

Tens of thousands of tons of spent fuel stored at nuclear power plants will remain dangerously radioactive for thousands of years- a vexing problem that nuclear-powered nations around the world face.

Hollande hints at tax cut for middle class

2014-07-15 09:30

French President Francois Hollande has suggested that his government will ease taxes for the middle classes.

Thousands in Paris march against Israel offensive

2014-07-13 21:06

Clashes have erupted in Paris as thousands of people protested against Israel and in support of residents in the Gaza Strip, where a six-day conflict has left 166 Palestinians dead.

 
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