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A French ministry for women, kids, cooking and cleaning?
Photo:AFP

A French ministry for women, kids, cooking and cleaning?
3 hours ago

You might as well have a ministry for "women, kids, cooking and cleaning", angry French feminists tell the government after the latest reshuffle.

Facebook vs France
Facebook vagina row will be settled in France, court says
THe Gustave Courbet painting "The Origin of the World" Is it art or pornography? Photo: AFP

Facebook vagina row will be settled in France, court says
4 hours ago

A huge row over the posting on Facebook of a famous painting of a vagina will be thrashed out in a French court after a landmark ruling on Friday.

IN IMAGES: Bordeaux floods after heavy rain in south west
Photo: Laure Urbano/twitter

IN IMAGES: Bordeaux floods after heavy rain in south west
6 hours ago

See what happens when the mighty Garonne river bursts its banks in Bordeaux on Friday.

France fires warning to Britain over eurozone veto
David Cameron and Francois Hollande. Photo: AFP

France fires warning to Britain over eurozone veto
8 hours ago

France warned Britain on Friday it could not expect to win veto powers over closer integration of the eurozone single currency area in talks on its own future in the EU.

Revealed: The real romantic spots in Paris
Photo: Flickr/Damien Roué

Revealed: The real romantic spots in Paris
8 hours ago

If you had to pick the most romantic spot in Paris, which would it be? See what a group of Paris-based writers went for when we asked them.

France says it's time to move migrants from Calais camp
Photo: AFP

France says it's time to move migrants from Calais camp
8 hours ago

France says "the time has come" to evacuate around half of the jungle migrant camp in Calais

Valentine's Day no-go zones
Paris: The no-go zones for singles on Valentine's Day
"Love is dead". How should singles approach Paris? Photo: Shutterstock

Paris: The no-go zones for singles on Valentine's Day
8 hours ago

Paris is going to be overrun with smooching couples this weekend, so if you're single you need to know where to avoid.

Paris attacks
DNA tests suggest unknown Paris attacker still at large

DNA tests suggest unknown Paris attacker still at large
10 hours ago

Up until now everyone presumed the suicide bomb vest dumped in a bin to the south of Paris was that of France's public enemy number one Salah Abdeslam. But DNA tests suggest an unidentified terrorist is at large.

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See what became of this idyllic Normandy tourist resort
Photo: Andia & Alpaca Productions

See what became of this idyllic Normandy tourist resort
11 hours ago

It was meant to be a series of beachside villas and a resort - so how did it become a ghost village where street-artists have taken over?

Hollande: It's time to make labour market more flexible
Photo: AFP

Hollande: It's time to make labour market more flexible
11 hours ago

The French president says France is going to follow the Nordic labour market model of "flexisecurity", as he runs out of time to fix the country’s jobs crisis.

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?
February 05, 2016

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
February 05, 2016

Yes, you read that right.

French onions to lose the 'i' as spelling changes spark uproar
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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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French public to decide on much-hated airport plan
Men work on a banner which translate as "No to Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport". Photo: AFP

French public to decide on much-hated airport plan
12 hours ago

After years of protests the French president says the fate of the much-criticised Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport project in western France will now be in the hands of the public.

France launches enquiry into failings around terror attacks
Photo: AFP

France launches enquiry into failings around terror attacks
13 hours ago

Could France have prevented the two terror attacks of 2015? French MPs have set up an enquiry to find out.

Did Paris pinch its 2024 Olympic Games logo?
The Paris Olympic logo, left, and 4 Global, right.

Did Paris pinch its 2024 Olympic Games logo?
1 day ago

The logo sure looks familiar...

Hollande brings former PM back in from the cold
Jean-Marc Ayrault. Photo: AFP

Hollande brings former PM back in from the cold
1 day ago

Former prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has been named as France's new foreign minister.

Seven held in northern France for attacking migrants
Photo: AFP

Seven held in northern France for attacking migrants
1 day ago

Seven men from northern France were held for attacking Iraqi-Kurds with iron bars who were trying to get onto UK-bound lorries.

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Asylum seekers given priority for hospital visits
Refugees arriving at Vienna's Westbahnhof station. File photo: Caritas

Asylum seekers given priority for hospital visits
AUSTRIA

An admission by Austrian health officials that asylum seekers are given priority for hospital visits has been greeted by angry reaction.

Prison guard and Syrian escapee 'likely off to Syria'
Prison guard Angelica Magdici posing with the suspected getaway car. Photo: Zurich cantonal police

Prison guard and Syrian escapee 'likely off to Syria'
SWITZERLAND

A female Zurich prison guard and the Syrian inmate she helped escape from his cell have probably fled to Syria, according to the guard’s husband.

As it happened: Bavaria train crash
An aerial shot shows the extent of the devastation at the crash site, where two trains ran into one another head-on on a single-track rail line just outside Bad Aibling. Photo: DPA

As it happened: Bavaria train crash
GERMANY

Two trains collided early on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, derailing carriages and killing nine passengers and injuring around 80 others.

700-year-old Danish 'Civil War' coins uncovered
The instability of the era is said to be reflected in the poor quality minting and low silver content of the coins. Photo: Viborg Museum

700-year-old Danish 'Civil War' coins uncovered
DENMARK

A hoard of 700 year-old coins has been found by a group of metal detector enthusiasts in Jutland.

Hapless man has FOUR steel rings cut off penis by firemen
Stock photo: Evaingesl / Flickr

Hapless man has FOUR steel rings cut off penis by firemen
SPAIN

Firefighters on the Costa Blanca were called to an unusual rescue last week after a kinky sex game went disastrously wrong.

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Scandals and deals: Fabius bows out (but he won't be short of cash)
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Public warned as gale force winds and giant waves lash the French coastline
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Don't panic, France isn't bidding a final adieu to the circumflex
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VIDEO: UK group performs Shakespeare for Calais refugees
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France cuts more red tape: E.G. No license needed to collect horse's sperm
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How France could really simplify the French language (for us learners)
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