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Clumsy French spy sends text message to the radical Islamist he was keeping tabs on
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:45

A member of the French intelligence services has landed himself in hot water after sending a text message containing information on a radical Islamist...

Refugees bring cricket glory to northern French town
  • Sat, 14 Oct 2017 06:42

On a rugby field overlooked by a towering cathedral, a group of young refugees has introduced a small northern French town to the beautiful game of cr...

French press review 13 October 2017
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 22:39

Donald Trump dumps UNESCO in latest act of American "patriotic greed". Paris Mayor wages early war on fuel and diesel cars; and the story of Harvey We...

Pablo Picasso's beloved French villa sold to New Zealand financier Rayo Withanage
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:24

A New Zealand financier who bought Pablo Picasso's former mansion on the French Riviera earlier this year at auction has two months to come up with $ ...

Podcast: the French on the streets, the Germans between the sheets
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:24

In this week's The Local Europe Edition podcast James Savage and Emma Löfgren talk with Ben McPartland of The Local France about why the French are o...

Friday the 13th: The most baffling French superstitions
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:43

The French have some positively unusual superstitions. Here's a selection. The Local

Fourth French actress alleges harassment by Hollywood's Weinstein
  • Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:35

French actress Florence Darel has joined the growing list of women accusing Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. france-RFI

Anne Wiazemsky, French writer, actress and Godard muse, dies at 70
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:35

The French writer and actress Anne Wiazemsky, who famously wrote a best-selling account of her short marriage to New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard, di...

French police arrest two over deadly Marseille train station attack
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:43

French police investigating the fatal stabbing of two young women in the southern city of Marseille, an attack claimed by Islamic State, have arrested...

French Public Sector Adds to Anti-Macron Protests
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:41

French leader Emmanuel Macron’s truce with his country’s unions is showing signs of unraveling less than six months into his presidency, as public...

French, Qatari candidates neck-and-neck in race for UNESCO chief
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:40

France and Qatar were running neck-and-neck in the race to lead the UN's troubled cultural body after a third round of voting Wednesday whittled the f...

Picasso's French Riviera mansion set to sell for 20 million euros
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:32

Picasso's mansion on the French Riviera – where his last wife tragically shot herself – is expected to be sold for more than 20 million euros ($ ...

French police attackers get jail for torching squad car
  • Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:35

A Paris judge on Wednesday handed down jail terms of up to seven years to protesters who attacked and set fire to a police car with two officers insid...

French press review 11 October 2017
  • Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:35

The debate continues on Catalan independence. The Spanish region is doing a Theresa May, determined to leave, but not just yet. And not until advantag...

French public sector workers strike against Macron's reforms
  • Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:36

More than 200,000 French public sector workers angered by President Emmanuel Macron's plans to freeze their pay and slash jobs went on strike Tuesday,...

Matuidi's early strike keeps French World Cup dreams alive
  • Wed, 11 Oct 2017 04:44

France kept their noses in front in the European Group A race to qualify for the 2018 World Cup as Blaise Matuidi's early strike earned a 1-0 win in B...

French press review 10 October 2017
  • Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:32

Catalonia, anti-terrorist legislation and another day of industrial inaction here in France are the day's top stories. france-RFI

French public-sector workers strike against wage freeze, job cuts
  • Tue, 10 Oct 2017 22:34

Thousands of public-sector workers joined demonstrations across France on Tuesday, as part of a day of strikes and protest backed by all unions agains...

Actor Jean Rochefort, a French national treasure dies aged 87
  • Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:41

Jean Rochefort, the French actor who played a key role in one of the most cursed movie sagas in Hollywood history, has died aged 87, his daughter told...

French farmers protest in Lyon against rising wolf attacks
  • Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:31

Animal lovers may be delighted that wolves are roaming the French mountains once again -- but the predators' increasing attacks on sheep have farmers ...

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