New restaurant law in France causes outcry among chefs

2014-07-28 16:39

Restaurants to specify whether or not their food is cooked from scratch.

French slow to embrace anti-smoking policies

2014-03-06 10:13

Paradoxically, the French, among the most health-conscious people on the planet, have long appeared indifferent to the implications of smoking.

France OKs sale of medical cannabis

2014-01-09 15:25

The French drug safety agency has approved commercial sales of a medicine derived from cannabis for the first time in France.

Would you buy flavoured wine?

2013-07-12 11:37

Gone are the days when wine tasted like wine.

Renault to build Nissan's next hatch

2013-01-25 08:58

Nissan is planning to build its next hatchback at one of alliance partner Renault's French factories.

Dakar preparations on the go

2012-11-27 18:06

That the Dakar is a race of contrasts can be seen on the dockside at Le Havre where the competitors congregate to load the vehicles on the freighter that will take them to Lima.

The French say no to child beauty pageants

2012-03-08 16:00

France is taking a stand against the degrading of little girls but are they overreacting?

Top 10 Sport24 articles of 2011

2011-12-06 14:45

From moments of ecstasy to those of tragedy, 2011 will go down in the sporting annuls as one of the more memorable in recent times.

Rand steady as risk appetite improves

2011-11-11 12:42

An improvement in global risk appetite left the rand almost unchanged against the dollar.

Mains slams RWC refs

2011-10-21 17:48

Former All Black coach Laurie Mains has admitted to being alarmed by the inferior standard of refereeing at the Rugby World Cup.

Zzzz...France flop into final

2011-10-15 15:39

Defiantly uninspiring, France have somehow burgled their way into the Rugby World Cup final at the expense of 14-man Wales.

Welsh RWC dream dies

2011-10-15 13:30

More than 60 000 Welsh rugby fan gathered in the Millenium Stadium were left in agony as their team missed out on a RWC final.

World Cup fever grips Wales

2011-10-14 20:19

Excitement has been building in rugby-mad Wales ahead of their World Cup semi-final against France in New Zealand.

France, Belgium in urgent Dexia talks

2011-10-09 10:55

France and Belgium intensified talks Saturday to reach a deal within 48 hours on dismantling troubled cross-border bank Dexia, with disagreements on splitting the costs.

All Blacks haunted by history

2011-09-23 18:30

France are the bugbear of the All Blacks when it comes to the Rugby World Cup and that has the All Blacks on edge.

European countries to ban short-selling

2011-08-12 08:03

The speculative practice of short-selling will be restricted in some European countries to combat "false rumours" that have destabilised the markets.

France salvage pride

2011-03-20 15:10

France have beaten Wales convincingly to finish second in the Six Nations, redeeming themselves after a shock defeat to Italy.

Yachvili's boot foils Fiji

2010-11-13 22:03

Dimitri Yachvili landed 19 points with the boot as Six Nations Grand Slam champions France beat Fiji in torrid weather conditions.

Top 10 Seductive Stays

2010-10-21 12:00

Want to surprise your partner with a trip oversees? Then look no further! We bring you 10 of the most romantic retreats the continent has to offer.

Top 10 Seductive Stays

2010-09-06 14:54

Want to surprise your partner with a trip oversees? Then look no further! We bring you 10 of the most romantic retreats the continent has to offer.

Top 10 Seductive Stays

2010-08-23 12:00

Want to surprise your partner with a trip oversees? Then look no further! We bring you 10 of the most romantic retreats the continent has to offer.

Anelka sues for slander

2010-07-29 18:25

Nicolas Anelka is suing sports daily L'Equipe for slander over a report he insulted France manager Raymond Domenech at the SWC.

French to probe players' strike

2010-07-16 14:10

French football federation president Jean-Pierre Escalettes has launched an investigation into the national team players' strike.

Blanc into French hot seat

2010-07-06 15:45

Laurent Blanc has promised to usher in a new era for Les Bleus after they were plunged into the darkest days of their history.

Blanc has mountain to climb

2010-07-02 14:07

France has begun its road to recovery after a disastrous World Cup by confirming talisman Laurent Blanc as the new coach.


Padlocks, a public expression of love in Paris under threat

2014-06-18 10:31

The UNESCO World Heritage site Pont Des Arts Bridge is under threat, and so is its famous act of love.

The Restaurant at Grande Provence

2013-08-05 10:23

Treat yourself to a fabulous night out in Franschhoek and indulge in Grande Provence's French inspired cuisine

France aims to allow euthanasia

2013-07-02 08:36

Despite a big ethics row, President Francois Hollande has reaffirmed his aim to legalise voluntary euthanasia.

Tutu rejects Nobel Peace Prize for EU

2012-11-30 09:36

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and two other Nobel Peace laureates have written to the foundation in protest at the decision to award the 2012 prize to the EU.


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Saint-Andre unveils assistants

2011-12-09 19:00

France's new coach Philippe Saint-Andre has unveiled Yannick Bru and Patrice Lagisquet as his assistant coaches.

Moody’s warns on French rating outlook

2011-11-21 12:08

Rating agency Moody's says a rise in interest rates on French government debt and weaker growth prospects could hurt the country's credit ratings outlook.

You said it!

2011-10-18 13:59

Sport24 readers discuss France’s mediocre Rugby World Cup, Australia’s exit and Craig Joubert’s appointment to referee the final.

Welsh cry foul over red card

2011-10-15 14:01

Wales coach Warren Gatland has accused Irish referee Alain Rolland of costing Wales a place in the World Cup final.

Wales's Warburton sent-off

2011-10-15 10:50

Wales captain Sam Warburton has been dramatically sent-off for a tip-tackle against France in their World Cup semifinal.

Deal reached to dismantle Dexia

2011-10-09 15:00

The governments of France, Belgium and Luxembourg announced that they had reached a deal to dismantle troubled bank Dexia, the first victim of the eurozone debt crisis.

Tonga shock France

2011-10-01 09:08

The scintillating Tongans have defeated France in one of the biggest upsets in RWC history, but failed to advance to the quarterfinals.

France build RWC momentum

2011-08-20 21:01

France impressed at Lansdowne Road with their second straight win over Ireland in 2 weekends ahead of Rugby World Cup.

French keep close watch on banks

2011-08-11 09:46

After Societe Generale crashed by more than 20%, French authorities are scrutinising trading in bank shares.

France hopes to woo Zuma

2011-03-01 21:57

The French government wants to win the support of President Jacob Zuma over a number of issues during his state visit.

Fiji delay naming team

2010-11-10 16:14

Fiji coach Sam Domoni has decided to delay naming his team to take on France in a Test match, team officials said.

Mass strike hits France

2010-09-06 21:28

Strikes have started in France as unions gear up for a nationwide general stoppage to protest against plans to raise the minimum retirement age to 62.

10 sexiest holidays

2010-08-23 14:54

Want to surprise your partner with a trip overseas? Then look no further! We bring you 10 of the most romantic retreats the continent has to offer.

French players face hearing

2010-08-06 17:17

The French football federation has opened a disciplinary case against five of the players who went on strike at the World Cup.

French hostage rescue mission fails

2010-07-25 17:04

A military raid has failed to find any trace of a French hostage at a camp in Mali where it was believed he was being held, as French source says.

France 'timebomb' at SWC

2010-07-15 11:41

Nicolas Anelka has described the tensions between the France SWC squad and their coach as a timebomb waiting to go off.

Number 10 flops at World Cup

2010-07-04 13:29

It has long been seen as a magic number, but the number 10 shirt has failed to live up to its star billing at the SWC.

French football chief quits

2010-06-28 18:48

Jean-Pierre Escalettes has resigned as French Football Federation president following France's chaotic SWC finals campaign.

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