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Is the National Front about to reinvent itself?
  • Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:33

Members of France’s far-right Front National party are meeting today in the first official reckoning of the party after this spring’s presidential...

Paris: How did a 'whale' end up beached on the banks of the River Seine
  • Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:37

Parisians woke on Friday morning to the shocking sight of a huge "whale" grounded on the banks of the River Seine. But all was not as it seemed. The ...

National Front prepares fight back after election failures
  • Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:36

Top officials from France's far-right National Front gather on Friday to find a way back from successive election failures, and senior members said ev...

France to send wolves to the slaughter in bid to save sheep flocks
  • Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:41

The French government on Thursday gave the green light for the cull of dozens of wolves in mountainous areas where sheep are under sustained attack. ...

French magazine to remain on sale despite 'obscene' Nice attack photos
  • Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:34

A French court Thursday banned a magazine from republishing images from last year's Bastille Day attack that killed 86 people in Nice, but ignored cal...

Tossed cigarettes could cause Portugal-style deadly wildfires in France, minister
  • Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:51

France could face a tragedy like Portugal's huge forest fires, which cost 64 lives, Interior Minister Christophe Collomb has warned while revealing th...

Farmers, retailers, ecologists set to clash at French food superconference
  • Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:39

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe opened a five-month consultation on the nation's food on Thursday, pointing to the hardship faced by many farme...

France commemorates Bastille Day attack in Nice
  • Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:46

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Nice after Bastille Day celebrations Friday to commemmorate the first anniversary of the truck attack that...

Could Britons living in France lose right to move freely to another EU country?
  • Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:36

As three days of tense Brexit negotiations between the UK and the EU come to an end there are reports of a major disagreement which could lead to Brit...

French MPs officially given permission to ditch ties and jackets
  • Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:52

French MPs can officially wear what they want to parliament (well, within reason) after authorities put an end to an ongoing row by confirming there w...

Formal inquiry opened into Macron ally fake job accusations
  • Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:35

A judicial inquiry has been opened into fake jobs accusations involving former justice minister François Bayrou's MoDem party, which led to three min...

For France’s Macron, anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism ‘reinvented’
  • Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:44

In associating anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism at a memorial ceremony for Jews arrested and deported during World War II, the French president will hav...

Macron accepts resignation of French military chief
  • Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:43

France's head of the armed forces resigned Wednesday, according to a statement from his office. The shock announcement came days after Gen. Pierre de ...

"City/Cité: A Transatlantic Exchange" - Film festival, lecture, panel
  • Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:40

After Chicago and Paris, the third edition of the successful program on urban democracy will take place in Detroit on July 22-25, 2017. FRANCE IN THE...

Macron’s France beats Trump’s US in global soft power survey
  • Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:33

France has for the first time beaten the US and the UK to become the new world leader of "soft power", according to a report published Tuesday. Franc...

Left-winger Mélenchon to sue FN member over fake jobs accusation
  • Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:40

French hard-left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon is to sue a far-right Euro-MP for malicious accusation after his name was added to the list of former MEPs...

Nolan's Dunkirk film accused of 'rudely' ignoring France's crucial role in saving British
  • Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:41

The blockbuster film Dunkirk hits cinema screens on Wednesday but in France some are miffed that the movie passes over the crucial role the French tro...

CNES Invited as Guest of Honor to NASA Langley Research Center's Centennial Symposium
  • Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:36

CNES attended the two-day symposium marking the centennial of NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, where CNES President Jean-Yves Le G...

The dos and don'ts of taking your clothes off on French beaches
  • Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:36

France is world famous for its nudist beaches and its topless sunbathers but there are some rules or customs you need to abide by when it comes to tak...

Left proposes to take on finance in French clean-government debate
  • Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:36

Left-wingers vowed to tackle the power of finance and ruling party chiefs complained that their MPs were sleeping on the job after the first meeting o...

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