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France measures its attractiveness

2019-10-21 18:10

Business France and the French Treasury Directorate recently released the 2019 France Attractiveness Scoreboard.

French assembly approves IVF for single women, lesbians

2019-10-15 21:43

France's lower house of parliament approved Tuesday a sweeping bioethics bill to give single women and lesbians access to fertility treatments, a move which critics vowed to fight as the legislation moves to the Senate.

Two migrants found dead on northern French beach

2019-10-15 05:40

The bodies of two young Iraqis have been found washed up on a beach in northern France a first in a region where migrants are taking to boats in growing numbers to try reach Britain.

A majority of European women suffer sexism at work - survey

2019-10-13 15:21

A majority of women in Europe have suffered gender-based or sexual violence at work, according to a study across five countries.

'We have 30 minutes': The night Notre-Dame was saved

2019-10-11 12:26

Monday, April 15, 2019. When an alarm goes off in the early evening at Notre-Dame cathedral in central Paris, there is no immediate sense of panic.

Tens of thousands protest French IVF law for single women, lesbians

2019-10-06 22:21

Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Paris to protest the government's plan to let single women and lesbians become pregnant with fertility treatments, the country's first major social reform since France legalised gay marriage in 2013.

World leaders pay final tribute to France's Chirac

2019-10-01 09:50

Dozens of world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Monday paid their final respects to ex-president Jacques Chirac as France held a national day of mourning for the popular former head of state.

Macron hails Chirac as 'great Frenchman' who 'embodied' France

2019-09-26 20:20

Former French president Jacques Chirac died on Thursday at the age of 86 after a long battle with ill-health, his family said, prompting tributes from across the political spectrum for a charismatic statesman who famously said "non" to the 2003 Iraq war.

France's oldest mosque, in the Indian Ocean, gets a facelift

2019-09-26 07:11

At France's oldest mosque, a five-century-old edifice on the Indian Ocean island of Mayotte, the sound of jackhammers is broken intermittently by recitals by the faithful hunched over in prayer.

5 women on trial in 'plot' to bomb Notre-Dame

2019-09-23 14:39

Five women went on trial in an alleged plot to detonate a car bomb in front of Paris' Notre-Dame cathedral when France was battling a wave of Islamist attacks that have killed over 250 people since 2015.

 

Court hands 5-year term to mother who kept baby in car boot

2019-10-16 21:51

A French appeals court on Wednesday sentenced a woman to five years in prison for having kept her baby daughter hidden for nearly two years, mainly in the maggot-infested boot of her car.

French female jihadist gang sentenced to up to 30 years for failed Notre-Dame bombing

2019-10-15 14:18

A French court has sentenced five members of an all-female jihadist cell to between five and 30 years in prison over a failed bid to detonate a car bomb outside Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris.

Democrat promises whistleblower safety | Ecuador withdraws fuel subsidy: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-10-14 06:09

Democrat Adam Schiff says he's committed to protecting whistleblower in impeachment probes | Ecuador govt withdraws order on fuel subsidies after violent protests; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

Renault ousts CEO Bollore, hoping to close out Ghosn era

2019-10-11 14:35

French carmaker Renault sacked its chief executive Thierry Bollore, the latest turbulence to rock the company since the arrest of his ex-boss Carlos Ghosn on financial misconduct charges in 2018.

Time is money: Paris thief swipes $840k watch from Japanese man's wrist

2019-10-09 10:24

A Japanese man who stepped out of his Paris hotel for a cigarette was robbed of his $840 000 Swiss watch by a thief who snatched it off his wrist, police sources say.

WATCH | 4 police killed in Paris stabbing, attacker shot dead

2019-10-03 15:48

A man wielding a knife stabbed and killed four officers at the police headquarters in the heart of central Paris, before being shot dead.

French bid farewell at coffin of ex-president Chirac

2019-09-29 20:27

Thousands of people have queued in Paris to bid a final farewell to France's former president Jacques Chirac, fondly remembered as a charismatic giant of domestic and international politics despite a mixed legacy.

WATCH | Chemicals factory goes up in flames, spewing fire and smoke

2019-09-26 11:34

Thick black smoke billowed over the northern French town of Rouen after a spectacular fire broke out at a chemical factory, leading authorities to close schools and warn about possible pollution of the nearby Seine river.

Macron moves to extend IVF to lesbians, single women

2019-09-23 20:04

Six years after a same-sex marriage law that triggered months of mass protests, French President Emmanuel Macron risks roiling French conservatives again with plans to allow single women and lesbian couples to access fertility treatment.

More than 100 arrested in Paris 'yellow vest' protests

2019-09-22 09:43

More than 100 demonstrators have been arrested at yellow vest protests in Paris as about 7 500 police officers were deployed to deal with the movement.

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