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Would France force UK to move border back home?
British border police in Calais. Photo: AFP

Would France force UK to move border back home?
7 hours ago

British PM David Cameron fears Calais-like migrant camps being set up in the UK if France decides to shift border checks back across the Channel in the light of a Brexit. But is Paris likely to do it?

Woman in coma as storm blows over billboard in Paris
Two people were left injured after this sign blew over in Paris. Photo: Photo Brigade des sapeurs pompiers de Paris

Woman in coma as storm blows over billboard in Paris
5 hours ago

UPDATED: A woman was left in a coma and another injured when they were hit by an advertising hoarding as gale force winds high waves battered parts of France on Monday.

Oui oui: Why Paris needs paint to stop the street pee-ers
Photo: IG St Pauli/YouTube Screenshot

Oui oui: Why Paris needs paint to stop the street pee-ers
7 hours ago

Paris has long struggled to solve the so-called problem "wild peeing", otherwise known as street p**sing, but could a special paint provide the solution?

French food
The great Gallic grub that's surprisingly healthy
Photo: Hafiz Issadeen/Flickr

The great Gallic grub that's surprisingly healthy
9 hours ago

This list will make all lovers of French cuisine feel immediately less guilty and more healthy.

France could make Airbnb tell tax man about hosts' earnings
Photo: AFP

France could make Airbnb tell tax man about hosts' earnings
10 hours ago

France could force companies like Airbnb and BlaBlaCar to inform the tax man of how much their users are earning through the sites.

Isis makes far-right National Front demos its 'prime target'
Supporters of France's far-right National Front (FN) wave French flags during a May Day rally in Paris on May 1st, 2014. Photo: AFP

Isis makes far-right National Front demos its 'prime target'
12 hours ago

For the first time Isis has threatened to target public demos by France's anti-immigration National.

Ex-French army commander faces jail over anti-Islam rally
General Christian Piquemal, with the megaphone, right. Photo: AFP

Ex-French army commander faces jail over anti-Islam rally
14 hours ago

The former head of the French Foreign Legion is facing a possible sentence of a year behind bars after leading a banned anti-Islam rally in Calais.

French ex-budget minister goes on trial for tax fraud
Jérôme Cahuzac. Photo: AFP

French ex-budget minister goes on trial for tax fraud
15 hours ago

Remember Jerôme Cahuzac? The former French minister tasked with cracking down on tax cheats goes on trial on Monday for allegedly hiding hundreds of thousands of euros from the French tax man.

France's Cahors region is new frontier for wine investors
The castle of Lagrezette in Caillac, southwestern France. Photo: Remy Gabalda/AFP

France's Cahors region is new frontier for wine investors
1 day ago

France's southwestern Cahors region is a new frontier for foreign investors, from Argentine winegrowers doing the "Malbec tango" to potential investor "ambassadors" from China.

Features
Americans in France
Where do Americans choose to live (or avoid) in France?
Photo: AFP

Where do Americans choose to live (or avoid) in France?
3 days ago

Can you guess which region in France only 55 Americans call home?

How Paris plans to become a 'model' of cleanliness - really
The Canal Saint Martin area of Paris that has been plagued by litter problems. Photo: AFP

How Paris plans to become a 'model' of cleanliness - really
3 days ago

Yes, you read that right.

French onions to lose the 'i' as spelling changes spark uproar
Photo: AFP

French onions to lose the 'i' as spelling changes spark uproar
February 04, 2016

The French are kicking up a storm about 2,400 spelling changes, including no more "i" in "oignon" and a cull of the circumflex (little hat) accent.

What's on in France: Ten things to do in February
Photo: Flickr/Nebunel1

What's on in France: Ten things to do in February
February 02, 2016

The holidays are over and spring may seem far away, but there’s always something of interest going on in France, even in February. Here are ten ideas.

Are these 'the only streets in Paris' you need to go to?
Photo: The Local

Are these 'the only streets in Paris' you need to go to?
January 29, 2016

If you had to pick one street in Paris, just one, what would it be? See what a group of Paris-based bloggers, authors and travel guides went for when we asked them.

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UK-bound migrants rescued from small boat in Channel
A boat that was used by four migrants in their failed attempt to cross the English Channel between France and the UK. Photo: Bernard Barron/AFP

UK-bound migrants rescued from small boat in Channel
1 day ago

Four Iranian migrants making a rare attempt to reach Britain by boat from France on Saturday were rescued in the nick of time after their vessel took on water and was close to capsizing, officials said.

France survive Italy scare in Six Nations opener
France's fly-half Jules Plisson (C) kicks the ball during the Six Nations international rugby union match between France and Italy at the Stade de France. Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP

France survive Italy scare in Six Nations opener
2 days ago

Jules Plisson kicked a penalty four minutes from time to defeat Italy 23-21 and deny them a famous first Six Nations victory in France on Saturday.

Anti-Islam protestors clash with police in Calais
French riot police at the Calais ferry terminal. Photo: Philippe Huguen/AFP

Anti-Islam protestors clash with police in Calais
2 days ago

Anti-migrant protesters in the French port city of Calais on Saturday clashed with police as they defied a ban and rallied in support of a Europe-wide initiative by the Islamophobic Pegida movement.

'Video row has ruined trade': Paris attacks restaurant owner
Flowers in tribute to the November 13th attack victims are displayed in front of the "Casa Nostra" restaurant. Photo: Patrick Kovarik

'Video row has ruined trade': Paris attacks restaurant owner
2 days ago

A Paris restaurant hit in last November’s terror attacks officially reopened Friday - with the owner complaining business had been ruined by claims he sold footage of the onslaught to a British newspaper.

First French 'neutral gender' defends 'being genderless'
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First French 'neutral gender' defends 'being genderless'
3 days ago

The first French person to be given the designation "neutral gender" appeared in court on Friday to testify in an appeal of the decision.

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Asylum seeker found guilty of rape will not be deported
The Traiskirchen refugee camp. Photo: Voice of America/Wikimedia

Asylum seeker found guilty of rape will not be deported
AUSTRIA

A 17-year-old asylum seeker who raped a 72-year-old pensioner has been jailed for 20 months.

Storm winds expected again in parts of Switzerland
Two people were injured after this sign blew over in Paris. Photo: Brigade de sapeurs-pompiers de Paris

Storm winds expected again in parts of Switzerland
SWITZERLAND

Weather forecasters expect storm winds in Western Switzerland for a second day on Tuesday after storm Ruzica swept across northern Europe.

The Local List
6 Things I learned at my first Cologne Karneval
Photo: DPA.

6 Things I learned at my first Cologne Karneval
GERMANY

The Local's Emma Anderson shares what she learned after her first time hanging with all the 'Jecken' at Cologne's renowned Karneval.

Danish teen fought off her attacker - now she'll face fine
Police said the girl will be fined, even though the pepper spray stopped her attacker. Photo: Colourbox

Danish teen fought off her attacker - now she'll face fine
DENMARK

A 17-year-old girl who was physically and sexually attacked in Sønderborg will herself face charges for using pepper spray to fend off her assailant.

Danger: Early toxic caterpillar plague sweeps across Spain
Photo: Rabiem22 / Flickr

Danger: Early toxic caterpillar plague sweeps across Spain
SPAIN

Spain is braced for a plague of hairy caterpillars which can be harmful to small children and fatal to dogs.

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