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Britain, France mark 100 years since Battle of the Somme

2016-07-01 18:54

Britain and France have recalled the horrors of the Battle of the Somme, 100 years after their troops fought and died together in one of the defining offensives of WWI.

Nobel winners slam Greenpeace on GMO crops

2016-06-30 20:17

About a third of living Nobel laureates - 108 at last count - have signed an open letter which attacks Greenpeace for campaigning against genetically modified crops, especially one called Golden Rice.

French police probing new Charlie Hebdo threats

2016-06-29 18:28

French police are probing new threats against satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the target of a jihadist attack in January 2015 that left 12 dead.

Workers protest in Paris as labour reforms passed

2016-06-28 21:03

Thousands of protesters have marched in Paris as France's Senate approved a hotly debated government bill reforming labour laws.

Mitsubishi joins EDF in bid to save reactor builder Areva

2016-06-28 19:30

France may have found a long-awaited Asian partner to help rescue its nuclear industry as its energy giant EDF has signed a partnership deal with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

EgyptAir black box flight recorder 'has been repaired'

2016-06-28 12:21

One of the two black box flight recorders from the EgyptAir plane that plunged into the Mediterranean last month has been repaired, Egypt's investigation commission says, prompting hopes it could provide clues on why the aircraft went down.

French politicians want English scrapped as EU language

2016-06-27 21:12

French purists have never taken kindly to having English thrust upon them, and some have seized upon Brexit as a chance to rid themselves of Shakespeare's language - at least at EU headquarters.

Paris thieves steal $3.3m in luxury watches

2016-06-27 15:55

Two safes containing luxury watches worth $3.3m have been stolen from a Paris warehouse, police sources say.

France and Germany should take lead after Brexit - Hollande

2016-06-26 19:32

France and Germany should "take the initiative" after British voters decided their country should quit the EU, French President Francois Hollande has urged.

EU chief: Brexit divorce 'not amicable' but must be quick

2016-06-25 12:12

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker says Britain's planned departure from the European Union was "not an amicable divorce" but called for it to be quick.

 

France charges accomplice of Paris attacker Abdeslam

2016-06-30 21:04

French authorities have handed preliminary terrorism charges to a Belgian accused of helping Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam.

EgyptAir black box confirms smoke on board - probe

2016-06-29 22:20

Data from one of the black boxes of a crashed EgyptAir plane showed smoke alarms had sounded on board, while soot was found on the wreckage, an Egyptian-led investigative committee says.

FIA boss Todt: 'Halo' on all single seaters

2016-06-29 09:01

FIA president Jean Todt says he wants cockpit protection that is set to be introduced in Formula 1 to also be applied to the junior categories.

France returns fixed EgyptAir black box to Cairo

2016-06-28 20:12

France's BEA air safety agency has fixed and sent back to Cairo the data file from one of the black boxes from the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month.

Man tries to set fire to Air France plane in S Leone

2016-06-28 15:27

A man tried to set fire to an Air France plane at Sierra Leone's biggest airport after gaining access to the aircraft without a passport or boarding card, a court has heard.

France: No evidence EgyptAir crash terror-related

2016-06-27 21:12

French authorities have opened a manslaughter inquiry into the May crash of an EgyptAir plane that killed 66 people, saying there is no evidence so far to link it to terrorism.

EgyptAir crash: Black boxes arrive in Paris

2016-06-27 17:27

Egyptian investigators say the black boxes from a passenger plane that crashed last month have arrived in Paris, where technicians will attempt to repair them.

Abiteboul: F1 needs to change, or pull the plug

2016-06-27 09:31

Renault team manager blasts F1's decision-making group, labeling it as 'a joke'.

EU founding states want Brexit start 'as soon as possible' - Berlin

2016-06-25 14:26

The EU's founding states want Britain to begin leaving the union "as soon as possible" to keep the bloc from being stranded in "limbo", Germany's foreign minister says.

Britain, EU plunged into uncertainty by exit vote

2016-06-25 09:42

Britain's unprecedented decision to leave the European Union has sent shockwaves through the country and around the world, rocking financial markets, toppling Prime Minister David Cameron and even threatening the ties that bind the United Kingdom

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