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Angry French women shame gynos on Twitter
French women shame gynecologists on Twitter. Gynaecology photo: Shutterstock

Angry French women shame gynos on Twitter

French women fed up with inappropriate comments or behaviour from gynaecologists have taken to Twitter in their thousands to vent their spleen. READ  

Napoleon's locks to be put in Swiss watches
Detail of portrait of Napoleon by painter Jacques-Louis David (1812).

Napoleon's locks to be put in Swiss watches

Napoleon's admirers will be able to carry his DNA on their wrists after a Swiss company announced Tuesday its plans to sell watches containing a fragment of the emperor's hair. READ  

French pair on trial for Israel hit-and-run death
Pilates instructor Lee Zeitouni (pictured) was hit by a speeding car on a city street in September 2011 and left to die. Photo: Jack Glez/AFP

French pair on trial for Israel hit-and-run death

Two Frenchmen allegedly involved in the hit-and-run death of an Israeli woman in Tel Aviv three years ago will finally stand trial in Paris on Thursday. READ  

'EU could survive without UK, not France'

'EU could survive without UK, not France'

The European Union would “survive” if the UK pulled out but it would be “dead” if it lost France. That’s the view of outgoing European Council President Herman Von Rompuy. READ  

Ebola: Hollande to be first leader to visit region
Guinean Red Cross workers wearing protective suits carry the corpse of a victim of Ebola in Macenta. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Ebola: Hollande to be first leader to visit region

French President Francois Hollande will on Friday begin a visit to Guinea, making him the first Western leader to travel to a country hit hard by the deadly Ebola virus. READ  

Foreign students worth €1.6 billion to France
International students are worth a lot of money to France. Photo:Tulane Public Relations/Flickr

Foreign students worth €1.6 billion to France

The tens of thousands of international students who come to France each year are giving the country’s economy a healthy boost, a new study has revealed. It's partly in thanks to all the money they shell out just to be able to afford to live here. READ  

French crooks boosted as wiretap firms strike
French phone tapping firms go on strike. Photo: Spying photo

French crooks boosted as wiretap firms strike

French criminals likely breathed a sigh of relief this week when the four firms that carry out most court-ordered phone wiretaps in France refused to take on any new jobs after a bitter dispute with the justice ministry. READ  

The Local List
Ten inventions you could curse the French for
Not every invention that has come out of France has been positive. Photo: Invention: Shutterstock

Ten inventions you could curse the French for

Some great inventions have come out of France over the years, not least the scented-flatulence pills, but there are also a fair few we think the world perhaps could have done without. Here's 10 creations you could curse the French for inventing. READ  

Pop-artist Koons opens Paris retrospective
US pop artist Jeff Koons gestures in front of his BMW Art Car decorated with exploding, multi-colored rays on June 2, 2010 during a press conference at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Photo: Fred Dufour

Pop-artist Koons opens Paris retrospective

The Pompidou Centre in Paris opened on Wednesday a major retrospective of the works of Jeff Koons, the controversial American master of kitsch and the world’s highest paid living artist. READ  

Europe takes France to task over disputed dam
Police clash with protesters at the disputed Sivens dam in south western France. Photo: Florine Galeorn/AFP

Europe takes France to task over disputed dam

The European Commission launched legal action against France on Wednesday over a controversial dam project that saw a young protester killed by a police grenade last month. READ  

Features
City of Love? Seven Paris myths debunked
Is Paris really a city full of lovers? Photo of lovers in front of the Eiffel Tower: Shutterstock

City of Love? Seven Paris myths debunked

Ah, Paris: a city of lovers, American-haters, Vogue models and well-groomed men. Or is it? Here, recent arrival Lindsey Johnstone debunks (and confirms) a few much-peddled myths about the city. READ  

IN PICTURES
Property Face-off: France profonde vs the south
Photo: Leggett

Property Face-off: France profonde vs the south

How would you like to spend your days in a cozy cottage in the central French region of Centre-Val de Loire? Or perhaps a charming stone house down south in Languedoc-Roussillon is more up your street? Check out these two very different properties that are on the market. READ  

The top ten heartiest French winter dishes
Check out these hearty French dishes designed for maximum insulation. Shutterstock/www.taste.com

The top ten heartiest French winter dishes

Winter is coming, as everyone keeps saying, so The Local has put together a list of top French dishes, from meaty stews to cheesy gratins, and other French classics that will help you through the coming months. Warning: Waistlines may expand. READ  

French Face of the Week
Nabilla - Who is 'France's Kim Kardashian'?
France's reality TV star Nabilla was arrested for the alleged attempted murder of her boyfriend. Photo: AFP

Nabilla - Who is 'France's Kim Kardashian'?

Reality TV star Nabilla Benattia - the self-dubbed French Kim Kardashian - was arrested near Paris on Friday on suspicion of attempting to murder her boyfriend. Here's a closer look at the how the infamous Made in France star rose to prominence. READ  

And the 'cheapest' ski resort in France is...?
Where in France is the cheapest ski resort? Photo: Copadelle Dolomiti/Flickr

And the 'cheapest' ski resort in France is...?

With the ski season not far off, snow bunnies can now consult a new set of rankings which lists France's cheapest and priciest ski resorts. READ  

More News
High heels bring out best in men: French study
Women wearing high heels have a positive effect on men, says a French scientist. Photo: Shutterstock

High heels bring out best in men: French study

Men are more likely to be inspired to help women who are wearing high heel shoes, a French scientist has concluded after carrying-out a first-of-its-kind study. READ  

Wikipedia seeks help to explain French cheese
Know a thing or two about French cheese? Then read on. Photo: Shutterstock

Wikipedia seeks help to explain French cheese

Internet site Wikipedia has asked cheese-lovers to help it explain France’s dizzying array of fromages by sending in photos to help cheese-lovers distinguish their Cantals from their Roqueforts. READ  

French parents 'forced child to eat faeces'
The court heard how the couple had treated the children 'like animals'. Photo: Vasileios Karafillidis/ Shutterstock

French parents 'forced child to eat faeces'

A French court has sentenced a couple to two years in prison for abusing their two young sons, repeatedly punishing them with brutal methods and at one point, forcing one of them to eat his own excrement. READ  

France set for warmest year since 1900
France is set for its warmest year since 1900. But it may not be time to celebrate. Photo: Shutterstock

France set for warmest year since 1900

France looks set to record its hottest year since 1900 with average temperatures in the first ten months of the year the highest for over a century. Only a very cold December would stop records being broken. READ  

Letter from Camus to Sartre found in France
French writer Albert Camus, whose letter to Jean-Paul Sartre has been discovered. Photo: AFP

Letter from Camus to Sartre found in France

A previously unknown letter between two of France's most famous writers, Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre, has been discovered after having been kept in a frame above an autograph collector's fireplace since the 1970s. READ  

Expat couple found shot dead in southern France
The village of Fabas where the couple lived. Photo: Google Streetview

Expat couple found shot dead in southern France

Police in south-western France are investigating after an expat couple from Britain were found shot dead at their home by the cleaner. READ  

Paris: Botched jewellery heist at Cartier store
One of the alleged men who tried to rob a Cartier store sits handcuffed surrounded by police. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard

Paris: Botched jewellery heist at Cartier store

Two men with an AK-47 robbed a Cartier jewellery store near Paris's Champs-Elysées on Tuesday, leading to a police chase and a brief hostage-taking when they sought refuge in a hair salon. READ  

French welfare spending 'not sustainable'
Photo: AFP

French welfare spending 'not sustainable'

As France topped the latest global rankings for welfare spending, the analyst behind the report tells The Local, France’s much admired welfare system is simply unsustainable. READ  

French minister slams US police killings
French minister Christiane Taubira quotes Bob Marley to express her anger over US police killings. Photo: AFP

French minister slams US police killings

France's black Justice Minister Christiane Taubira on Tuesday waded into the conflict over racially charged killings in the United States, quoting Rastafarian reggae icon Bob Marley on Twitter to express her anger. READ  

Frenchman develops scented flatulence pills
Christian Poincheval, the man behind the scented-flatulence pills. Photo: Pilulepet.com

Frenchman develops scented flatulence pills

A Frenchman may have come up with the perfect solution to one of life's major problems after he claimed to have invented a pill that makes bodily gases smell like roses and chocolate. READ  

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Call to counter 'radical Islam' in kindergartens
Heinz-Christian Strache (R). Photo: APA/Harald Schneider, Herbert P. Oczeret

Call to counter 'radical Islam' in kindergartens

The right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) has said it wants to be able to “counter Islamist tendencies” in Vienna’s kindergartens. READ  

Swiss Christmas market season set to kick off
Santa Claus, also known as Father Christmas, outside his Rochers de Naye 'home' overlooking Lake Geneva. Photo: Montreux tourism office

Swiss Christmas market season set to kick off

The season to be jolly in Switzerland is getting under way in earnest on Friday when some of the country’s most famous Christmas markets open for business. READ  

Police arrest man over Russia-proof bunker
Weapons found by police in the bunker. Photo: DPA

Police arrest man over Russia-proof bunker

Police in Kelheim said on Friday they had arrested a man who hoarded guns, ammunition and bomb-making material in a nuclear-proof family bunker he built fearing an attack by Russia. READ  

Denmark selects its first national dish
Want to eat like a Dane? Dig in to a plate of stegt flæsk med persillesovs og kartofler. Photo: Søren Bidstrup/Scanpix

Denmark selects its first national dish

The Danes have spoken and their favourite meal is fried pork served with potatoes and parsley sauce. Sound good? Try the enclosed recipe. READ  

Royal affairs
The Duchess of Alba: eight amazing facts
Did you know Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, the Duchess of Alba, here pictured in 2010, was a football fan? Photo: Cristina Quicler/AFP

The Duchess of Alba: eight amazing facts

She met movies stars like Marilyn Monroe, was married three times and widowed twice, and even took part in a bullfight. Read on to find out all about the amazing life of Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Spain's Duchess of Alba who died on Thursday aged 88. READ  

Russian tourist 'carved letter K on Colosseum'
Reckless tourists defacing Italy’s priceless monuments have become something of an occupational hazard for authorities. Photo: Aaron Logan

Russian tourist 'carved letter K on Colosseum'

A Russian tourist has been arrested for allegedly carving the letter K on a wall of the Colosseum. READ  

Norway to grow food crops in space
NASA's International Space Station. Photo: Shutterstock

Norway to grow food crops in space

A team of scientists in Norway are set to research the possibility of growing plants and food crops in outer space, it was revealed on Friday. READ  

Swedes' blonde only school photo goes viral
Student Patricia Spång Lundahl holds the sign 'Jimmie sent the rest home' in the protest school photo. Photo. Private

Swedes' blonde only school photo goes viral

A protest school photo by Swedish students to highlight the anti-immigration polices of the Sweden Democrats has generated a storm on social media. READ  

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