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Remembering World War II’s doomed Dieppe Raid, 75 years on
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:35

On August 19, 1942, more than 6,000 men landed in Normandy as Allied forces launched a raid on the French port of Dieppe. But the poorly prepared oper...

French police looking for driver of white van in Barcelona attacks
  • Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:32

French police are looking for the driver of a white Renault Kangoo van that may been used by people involved in the attacks in and around Barcelona, a...

French press review 19 August 2017
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 20:34

Barcelona attack unveils dimension of terrorism threat facing Europe, marks turning point in psychological war between ISIS and the free world. fran...

French government publishes first list of products linked to contaminated eggs
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:33

The French Agricultural Ministry has released its first list of products linked to the tainted egg scandal. The Local

British recipe for 'sausage croissant' sparks social media uproar in France
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:32

If there's one thing foreigners should know about the French, it's that you don't mess with their food and get away with it. The Local

Syrian activist who fled to France dies aged 44
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:31

Syrian actress-turned-activist Fadwa Suleiman, who fled to France after taking part in the 2011 uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, died in Pa...

New York to remove Nazi collaborator Petain plaque
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:35

New York's Democratic mayor has promised to remove a plaque dedicated to Nazi collaborator Philippe Petain, who led Vichy France during World War II, ...

IN PICTURES: 40-metre-long yacht catches fire off the coast of Nice
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:35

Beach-goers in Nice witnessed a surprising sight on Thursday afternoon as a 40-metre-long yacht caught fire just off the Mediterranean coast. The L...

UPDATE: 28 French injured in Barcelona attack
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:38

Twenty-eight French people were injured when a van drove into pedestrians on Barcelona's Las Ramblas, according to an official statement from France's...

CNES and NASA celebrate 25th anniversary of launch of TOPEX/Poseidon satellite altimetry mission by Ariane
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:33

Thursday 10 August, CNES was with NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena to mark the 25th anniversary of the launch by Ariane of the ...

Spain – Attack in Barcelona
  • Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:35

Statement and communiqué from the French authorities - August 18, 2017 FRANCE IN THE UNITED STATES / Embassy of France in Washington, D.C.

French press review 18 August 2017
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:34

Shock and revulsion as terrorists turn their vehicles into weapons of mass destruction in Spain, killing 30 and wounding 100. france-RFI

Paris police evacuate 2,000 migrants
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:32

French police moved out around 2,000 migrants from a makeshift camp in an area north of Paris on Friday, the 35th evacuation operation in two years in...

Franco-American Lectureship Prize : A joint endeavour between ACS and the French Chemical Society (SCF)
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:31

Sommaire ACS/SCF Franco-American Lectureship Prize ACS/SCF Franco-American Lectureship Prize About the Award : In 2016, American Chemical Society (AC...

Macron seeks release of French journalist Loup Bureau, detained in Turkey
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:36

French President Emmanuel Macron sought to secure the release of a French reporter detained in Turkey at the end of July, during a conversation Tuesda...

Brigitte Macron: A 'first lady' in all but title
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:33

In an interview with the French magazine Elle — to be published on Friday — French President Emmanuel Macron's wife Brigitte declared that her off...

Macron shares support for US anti-racism activists
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:41

French President Emmanuel Macron backed anti-racism activists in the United States on Thursday in a message that avoided criticizing US President Dona...

Eleven truly bizarre French animal-related idioms explained
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:31

How do you react when your French friends advise you to return to your sheep? And what about when they arrange to meet you between the dog and the wol...

Police and protesters clash at planned nuclear waste site
  • Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:35

Police in north-east France used water cannon, tear gas and stun grenades on Tuesday against demonstrators protesting plans to store nuclear waste at ...

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