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Heatwave warnings extended as France keeps sizzling
Photo: AFP

UPDATED: Summer is back, and Paris is among the areas hit the hardest.

200 street signs in France mysteriously 'blacked out'
Photo: thecrazyfilmgirl/Flickr

Town officials have come to a dead end.

Woman fined for wearing headscarf on Cannes beach
File photo: Loic Venance/AFP

Headscarves should not be included under the recent burqini ban, but one woman says she was fined and insulted for wearing the hijab.

Sudanese migrant killed in Calais clashes
Photo: AFP

A Sudanese man has died in Calais after a fight with other refugees.

Three held in France for plotting terror attacks
Police officers during an anti-terrorism operation last month. Photo: AFP

Authorities have arrested seven people this month with links to terrorist networks, three of whom were planning attacks.

Majority in France against immigration
Migrants at an aid centre outside the Calais 'Jungle' camp. Photo: AFP

A new survey shows the French have some of the most negative views towards immigration worldwide.

Here's how to enjoy Paris (while avoiding the heat)
Chilling out by the Eiffel Tower? Why not. Photo: AFP

Paris is on heatwave alert, but you don't have to sit at home in front of the electric fan.

French tribunal confirms burqini ban as 'necessary'
Models wear the burqini. Photo: Saled Khan/AFP

A tribunal has upheld a burqini ban in a Riviera resort, describing it as "necessary, appropriate and proportionate".

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Ten mistakes to avoid when dating a Frenchman
Photo: Zoltán Vörös/Flickr

Dating a French guy? Read this.

Twelve 'French' things that aren't actually French at all
Is this French bulldog actually French? Photo: Raul Garcia/Flickr

French kissing, French fries, French bulldogs... but are they actually French?

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RECIPE: How to make the tastiest ratatouille
Photo: Laura Tobin

Ratatouille: Here's how to make the delish dish from southern France.

'Burqini bans will only divide France more'
Photo: Benjamin Cremel/AFP

As yet another town in France moves to ban the burqini, experts argue that such decisions will actually worsen France's relationship with Islam.

Weird facts you didn't know about the French language
Photo: WikiCommons

Impress your French friends with this obscure knowledge about their language.

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'Who wants to buy a tank?' asks French museum
File photo of an American World War II tank. Photo: Randen Pederson/Flickr

If you've always dreamed of having a World War II tank of your own, here's your chance.

Meet the man paying off burqini fines in France
Businessman Rachid Nekkaz walks with a veiled woman. Photo: AFP

Fined for wearing a burqini in France? Don't worry, this man will pay your tab.

Nicolas Sarkozy announces new presidential bid
Nicolas Sarkozy. Photo: AFP

Former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy has said he is seeking his party's nomination to stand in next year's presidential election.

French MP calls for schools to have compulsory martial arts
The French judo Olympic team in a training session. Photo: AFP

A French politician hopes learning martial arts could help young people combat the culture of fear.

Severe fire risk in southern France as sun returns
Firefighters in southern France earlier this month. Photo: AFP

The sun is coming to France this week, but brings severe fire risks in the south.

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Austrian scratches 1,000 cars around Styria
Photo: Tobias Toft/Creative Common

Austrian police say they are unable to do anything to stop a woman from continuing to scratch cars in Syria.

Asylum centre plans shelved after Swiss village protests
Seelisberg sits on the shore of Lake Lucerne near the historic Rütli meadow. Photo: Vasile Cotovanu

The canton makes a u-turn after feelings run high in the village of Seelisberg.

Dead Olympic coach saves 4 lives with organ donations
Stefan Henze. Photo: DPA.

As an organ donor, the young German Olympic coach who died on Monday in a taxi accident has been able to help four people in need of transplants, German media report.

Female jogger left 'near death' in Copenhagen attack
The woman was found near a football field in Østerbro some nine hours after the attack. Photo: Ida Guldbæk/Scanpix

UPDATED: A 29-year-old man will face charges of attempted murder and rape in an attack on a female jogger.

Travel
Off the beaten track: 14 best kept travel secrets in Spain
Spain has some amazing spots like Las Medulas gold mine. Photo: Jonathan Pincas/Flickr

Spain has so much to see off the beaten track so why not take the road less travelled and discover a few hidden gems?

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