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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden wants asylum in France 2019-09-14 11:51:57Whistleblower Edward Snowden, living in Russia since leaking a trove of classified documents showing the scope of post-9/11 US government surveillance

French far-right founder Le Pen charged for 'embezzling' 2019-09-14 02:06:16Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of the far-right National Front, was charged on Friday for "embezzlement of public funds" over allegations he illegally c

Metro strike shows Paris could become a cycling 2019-09-13 13:18:10The one positive outcome of Friday's strike-induced travel misery in Paris is that a record number of commuters took to their bikes instead. That spe

Knife attacker badly damages artwork at Paris' Pompidiou 2019-09-13 09:59:08An attacker wielding a utility knife has badly damaged a work by the celebrated French conceptual artist Daniel Buren at the Pompidou Centre in centra

Charity calls for 1,000 village cafés to revive 2019-09-13 09:31:33A project has begun to create 1,000 villages cafés to revive areas of rural France.

French political power couple handed jail terms for 2019-09-13 08:53:10A French court on Friday jailed for four years a right-wing power broker who for decades along with his wife dominated politics in a wealthy suburb of

Paris commuters face travel misery to get home 2019-09-13 08:37:51Transport unions on Friday staged a coordinated walk-out that was expected to cause the worst disruption to the Paris public transport network in over

French Word of the Day: Gréviculture 2019-09-13 07:03:01If you've ever joined in some collective grumbling about strike action in France you might have heard this - but be careful using it.

Study of French postmen's testicles wins international science 2019-09-13 05:57:21A study of French postmen's testicle temperature has won the IgNobel international science prize.

Call for 'unlimited' transport strikes in Paris until 2019-09-13 04:52:59Union leaders staging a walk-out on Friday in protest over plans for reform of the French pension system called for 'unlimited' strikes until Decemb

Why we're on strike: Paris transport workers justify 2019-09-13 04:33:47While commuters faced travel misery in Paris on Friday, unions representing the thousands of workers insisted they were right to go on strike. Here's

IN PICTURES: How a Paris transport workers strike 2019-09-13 02:44:29It is predicted to bring the worst disruption to Paris in over a decade, and rush hour commuters have been documenting their attempts to get to work.


Edward Snowden wants asylum in France 2019-09-14 09:18:34Whistleblower Edward Snowden wants to claim asylum in France, according to an interview published on Saturday. The former US intelligence contractor h

Nantes police chief demoted after enquiry into death 2019-09-14 09:06:06An enquiry into the tragic events that lead to the death of young techno fan Steve Maia Caniço in June has found a "lack of judgement" on the

Being a young communist in contemporary France 2019-09-14 06:32:29The fall of the Berlin Wall three decades ago marked the beginning of the end of communism in Europe. But the French Communist party continues to attr

Balkany affair: French right-wing power couple jailed for 2019-09-13 12:43:32A French court has convicted veteran right-wing political kingmaker Patrick Balkany and his wife for hiding millions of euros worth of assets fro

Single and lesbian, she turns to Spain for 2019-09-13 11:10:39What do you do when you want to get pregnant in France and you don’t have a male partner? France currently prohibits single women and lesbian co

French firm found liable after employee dies during 2019-09-13 08:08:02A French court has ruled that the death of a man, who had a heart attack while having sex during a business trip, was work-related. The decision means

Google pays nearly 1 billion euros to France 2019-09-13 07:48:26A Paris court has approved a 945 million euro payment by Google to France to end a tax dispute, which has pitted the American tech giant and the Frenc

Transport blocked in Paris Friday as metro workers 2019-09-13 02:58:29Nearly every metro line is closed in Paris on Friday morning, as expected following a call to strike by workers with the RATP, the company that manage

Saudi princess found guilty of complicity in beating 2019-09-13 02:39:53The sister of Mohammed ben Salman, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, has been found guilty by a French court for being complicit in beating up and de

Podcast: French Communism is not dead, making a 2019-09-12 13:49:16Despite its association with Stalin and gulags, Communism is alive and kicking in France. The youth movement of the French Communist Party has 10,000

Paris prepares for 'Black Friday' with massive transport 2019-09-12 06:12:23The RATP has warned people against travelling on public transport on Friday as unions prepare to stage a mass walk-out in a row over pensions.

France blows Basketball World Cup wide open after 2019-09-12 04:16:43France blew the Basketball World Cup wide open Wednesday by handing the United States their first loss in the competition in 13 years in their quarter

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Deauville, Day 8: Kristen Stewart and red carpet 2019-09-15 04:46:44Kristen Stewart was at the Deauville American Film Festival on Friday, where she was honoured with a Deauville Talent Award. Meanwhile, as the festiva

Deauville, Day 9: And the winner is… 2019-09-15 04:43:37“Bull”, a debut feature film from director Annie Silverstein, claimed the top award on the final day of the Deauville American Film Festiv

West African leaders pledge $1 billion to tackle 2019-09-15 03:55:54West African leaders on Saturday announced a billion-dollar plan to fight the rising problem of jihadist violence in the region, at a summit in Burkin

Hong Kong protesters sing 'God Save the Queen', 2019-09-15 02:24:46Hundreds of demonstrators rallied Sunday outside the British Consulate in Hong Kong, stepping up calls for international support in their months-long

Drone attacks on Saudi oil sites disrupt supplies 2019-09-15 01:36:59U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday accused Iran of leading attacks on Saudi oil plants that have cut the kingdom's output roughly in hal

Tunisians cast votes in keenly fought presidential poll 2019-09-15 01:01:51Rarely has the outcome of an election been so uncertain in Tunisia, the cradle and partial success story of the Arab Spring, as some seven million vot

Yellow vest protesters clash with police in Nantes 2019-09-14 16:50:04Around 1,800 demonstrators faced police in a tense stand-off in the French city of Nantes on Saturday as revived "yellow vest" protests against the

Neymar jeered and insulted but scores stunning late 2019-09-14 14:59:35Amid loud jeers and insulting banners from his own fans, Neymar scored a stunning bicycle kick during injury time for French league leader Paris Saint

Tunisia elections: ‘Young people have a role to 2019-09-14 13:52:48Tired of waiting for parties to come to them, young Tunisians have taken up on it themselves to get involved with politics through civil society proje

Trump confirms death of Osama bin Laden’s son 2019-09-14 12:01:10US President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, the son and designated heir of Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, was killed in a

Why is France's finance minister at war with 2019-09-14 11:10:44French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire only has harsh words for Libra, Facebook’s planned cryptocurrency. He wants to block its development in E

Italy's new govt allows rescued Ocean Viking migrants 2019-09-14 08:15:37A migrant rescue ship received permission Saturday to sail to a southern Italian island, but Italy's foreign minister cautioned against interpreting

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